The Blogs of the Week!
I like to think of myself as a fashion and design connoisseur. Fashion, art, architecture appeal to me. Here are the blogs that I personally like/follow for all the good things in life.A blog, as you all know, is a space where a blogger jots down his/her opinions/thoughts/tips on fashion, lifestyle, food and all things sundry!I recently built a house and I’m one of those people who is convinced that the house should be furnished slowly. I believed that I needed to let the house grow and take shape with me and the kind of a person that I am. I’m bored easily. So it helps to take it slow, that way I don’t end up with a statement piece that I might hate in a few weeks time. So one fairly free weekend I made up my mind to look for furniture and I scoured the internet. But the thing about the internet is that it offers you a vast amount of options that you’re lost before you can even begin. During this endless search of the “right” stores I stumbled upon this gem of a site called littleblackbookdelhi.com – LBBD in short! And what a find it was. The site has all the cool things to do in Delhi and the “in” places to eat,drink,party and catch shows. And best of all LBBD tells you those awesome places to shop at be it clothes, accessories, furniture, pickles et all. Of late, LBBD has started curating bazaars at popular shopping haunts of Delhi. In the third week of August I happened to be in Delhi and of course I looked up LBBD to see what’s going on in the capital. There was an artisan’s bazaar that LBBD had helped curate at Ogaan in Haus Khaz Village. It was a beautiful event featuring emerging accessory designers from in and around Delhi. I particularly liked Fooljhadi, Square Loop and Malleka. Each of these accessory designers have a very distinct design aesthete. Fooljhadi has a young, fun, Indian kitschy vibe with its jewellery. Square Loop, a bag brand for the most part is minimal. Malleka, I fell in love with its statement, bold and edgy designs. It also showcased Raw Mango sarees and Khavita Bhartia’s tunics and her modern ethnic bags. The best thing about LBBD is that it always has a little bit of everything for everyone. As an outsider it allows you a glimpse of all the wonderful things that Delhi has to offer. Its the go-to site for everyone planning to visit Delhi. For fashion particularly, I find that I keep going back to giasaysthat.com, akanksharedhu.com and popxo.com. At giasaysthat I like her posts on the places where you can find deals and hunt for bargains and stay stylish with your bargain buys.Now who doesn’t love a bargain? Also, her take on Lakme Fashion Week 2014 is interesting and original. akanksharedhu.com focuses on make up, skin care and the current season’s style trends. I especially like her posts on make up trends of the season. Akanksha’s pictures on her blog are vivid and gives you an instant connect with the blogger. Almost always, the trends here are something that I would definitely try popxo.com is a girly, young fashionable blog where guest bloggers write about fashion and lifestyle. Its a blog that usually gives me a boost of energy. So usually its one of the first things that I like to see in the morning before I start work.
-ShriVyshnavi Annush for The Hindu, 2014