(Me with Meghna Pant, holding our respective books.)
My all time comfort dressing is denim and black. I can wear it anytime, anyplace, anywhere and on days when I don’t really want to think about what I am wearing, this is my go to look. At the SheThePeople Women Writers’ Fest Mumbai yesterday at Title Waves Bandra, I wore a full sleeved black top with a slight shimmer to it, my old jeans with a brown raw leather belt and my usual tan T-Strap Bata Sandals. A bright red lipstick always saves the day, this one was a Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless 09 that stayed put through an entire long day and a couple of sandwiches and coffee.
I normally shy away from bright colours, but this neon green shirt with gold buttons is something that the offspring shoe horned me into yesterday. “Why do you only wear black and dull colours?” he grumbled, and I was forced to concede he had a point. Why do I only wear black and dull colours, what is the mind block that makes me think I draw too much attention to myself if I wear a bright colour? This is something I need to examine and conquer, and wear bright colours with panache.
The rest of me was rather drab, I concede, dressed up in a rush, with my standard denims, tan T Strap Bata faithfuls and a yellow Woodland square shoulder bag.
The blouse though, added all the colour I could ever need. Tell me, do you shy away from bright colours too?
Pardon the blurry photography skills in this one, it is the offspring clicking, and I must concede he always makes me look just that bit more softly and indulgently into the camera.
I was off to moderate a conversation at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival last evening, for the SheThePeople Women Writers Fest pop up with veteran journalists Rashmi Saksena and Teresa Rehman. I was in a jeans and Tshirt mood, so did exactly that and threw on a long line Pierre Cardin jacket I’ve had for ages, probably college days. The tshirt is a hand me down gold foil print Superdry from the offspring (he has outgrown it without using it twice and I’m damned if I’m going to let a perfectly good usable tshirt go waste). Low waist ankle cropped mid wash jeans from Only, raw leather belt from I forget whom, Bulchee I think, and my good old Tstrap Bata wedges because I knew, it being Kala Ghoda fest, there would be a fair amount of walking involved. Like?