Festive looks| Brand feature: Msquare accessories

The festive season is right around the corner, if you’re flummoxed about what to wear then Vagabond is here to help you explore versatile styles that would fit in well with the experimental millennial’s wardrobe.

I have put together three looks trying to keep in mind varied tastes and preferences. Whether you’d like to go for an extreme ethnic look or a fusion of western and eastern sensibilities, we have something in store for you.

Since we usually save most of our gorgeous, heavily embroidered, intricately cut Indian outfits for Diwali, I’ve tried to keep this collection a little more subtle and muted while simultaneously exuding sophistication.

Look 1

This multipurpose kurti dress works well for both a Raksha Bandhan celebration or even a casual Sunday brunch out with your girlfriends. You may also pair it up with a white chudidar if you like, but I would leave it just as it is.

I’m big on the accessories so the elegant silver bangles and spiral hoops or these Birds of paradise earrings by Msqaure, would complete this look without taking away from the cute little shrug!

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Kurta dress: Biba| Shrug: Biba| Birds of paradise earrings: Msquare accessories (Available at Vagabond)

Look 2

If you prefer monochrome tones, or just like to play it down, you could sport an all black look teamed with a fun duppatta. A classic all white look works perfectly well too. Add on a pair of statement earrings and you’re good to go.

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Kurta: Anahi| Chudidar: Melange| Earrings: Valliyan by Nitya Arora

You could also try:

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Gatsby bling earrings: Msquare accessories| Waves of wonder ring: Msquare accessories (Both available at Vagabond)

Look 3

Do you like to play with colour and stand out in a sea of the regular traditional attire? This means breaking away from the stereotype of pairing your kurta with the good ol’ chudidar/salwar and dupatta combination that’s usually paired with precious stones. Try this comfortable, loose, bohemian look accompanied by funky multicolored fabric jewellery.

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Kurta: Lokhandwala street market| Skirt: Lokhandwala street market| Bag: Sidra A Achwa| Neckpiece: Vagabond 

Or you could also adron the look with this festive collection from Msqaure accessoriesIMG_20150827_114705

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All these pieces and much more, now available at Vagabond!

To make it more convenient for you, Vagabond has listed a few places around Bombay where you could pick up similar clothing styles:

  1. Global desi
  2. Fusion beats
  3. Westside
  4. Khadijeh

Have fun shopping!

Get in touch with Vagabond if you’re in a fashion fix or if you want to get your hands on one of these Msquare pieces to enhance your festive look.

Photography|Hair&Make up- Tanya Mukherjee

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What to wear to college?

There is a fresh batch of kids going to college and the stress after their results and admissions still continues…their wardrobes!

Everyone wants to look fashionable in college and be the trend setter and statement maker. Let Vagabond show you how to rock your college life, in some super cool and comfy attire, through our favourite new college kids.

1) The Laid back chiller- If it’s a really hot or rainy day and you don’t want to get into those clingy skinny jeans,this look is just what you need. Its easy and keeps you cool, in the wide pyjamas and flouncy crop.

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2) Androgynous- Do you like to sport quirky prints and graphic tees, over ripped jeans and high tops or with sneakers and big sunny’s? If you are not the typical girly girl with your dressing but still like to keep in touch with your feminine side through your accessories or make up…Try this!

Look 1:

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On Nyma-  Pants: Zara,  Bag: Pieces, Purple cami: Forever 21, Shoes: Vans

Look 2:

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On MihikaWonder woman graphic tee: Forever 21, Shoes: Forever 21, Bag:Accessorize

3) The girly girl- Pretty prints and lots of colour is your thing. Florals,  neons, soft silhouettes and light fabrics, paired with skinny jeans or coloured pants. With subtle make up and minimal accessories.

Look 1:

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On Lasya: Floral tie up crop: Forever21, Jeans: Vero Moda, Shoes: Tresmode, Bag: Forever 21

Look 2:

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Vagabond really hopes V could relieve you off some stress, with these quick and achievable looks to get you ready for college.

Check out this fun DIY by Maleeha for college hair and make up looks>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKS_wl9my2A

Photography: Natasha Mistry

Models: Nyma, Mihika and Lasya

Hair & Make up: Sidra Achwa

Styling: Vagabond

Get in touch with us on +91 9819000743

or send us a message on Facebook,  if you need a personal shopper/stylist/wardrobe analyst  for college or any other occassion/event you may have.

Fashion at your doorstep…

Not all those who wander are lost- A Khadijeh collaboration

Sometimes it may take forever to find your calling, sometimes it may happen even before you know it and sometimes it happens when you least expect it and that’s when you realize, it’s never too late and you’re not lost!IMG_5726 (2)Outfit on Jaanvi : White dress by Khadijeh; Outfit on Khudaija: Black Anarkali dress by Khadijeh

It may take longer than usual for some of us but you eventually find your feet. For me, it was fashion through Vagabond but there is a greater inspiration and example to look up to- Afzaa Mir of Khadijeh.

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She launched Khadijeh (named after her daughter Khudaija), two years ago at the age of 43. Her motivation started at her Porcelain painting classes, through her teacher Sangeeta Chowhan, where she also received a lot of appreciation and admiration for her own clothes, from her fellow students and that’s how it all began and never stopped. Her clothes sold like hot cakes and are now popular among all age groups. IMG_5791Outfit on Jaanvi: Brown gold coin dress by Khadizeh; Outfit on Khudaija: Red gold coin dress by Khadijeh

Her style is gypsy , with a touch of royal elegance, seen through her shirt dresses, shararas, anarkalis and many more that finish up with an edge. Afzaa adds a lot of fun elements to her clothes like tassels, interesting embellishments and embroidery, that enhance the outfit even more.

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Khadijeh is that middle ground where the grunge girl meets sophistication and gives this combination a whole new meaning. It stands for the bold, strong yet simple and pretty lady.

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Khadijeh brings to you everyday wear with a twist and not for the girl from yesterday, or the girl from tomorrow but for the girl today!

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On Jaanvi: Yellow pocket dress by Khadijeh, Neckpiece: Fabric jewellery by Khadijeh, Hair accessory: Forever 21, Footwear: Payless shoes; On Khudaija: Green toga dress by Khadijeh

This post, is a special tribute to Khadijeh and all those people who feel lost in their lives, to remind you that there is hope and Afzaa Mir is an example, she says ” age is just a number” and it truly is!

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There is a time and place for everything and you belong somewhere too, so keep wandering till you find it…   

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Photography:  Aashna Ajmera

Retouching: Vagabaond

Make up:  Saher Ahmed

Collaboration: Khadijeh by Afzaa Mir

Styling:  Vagabond

Vagabond’s Mothers day tribute- An MSQUARE accessories collaboration

M for Mother and M for M SQUARE accessories.

Vagabond’s tribute to the most fashionable, creative, super moms, in collaboration with M SQUARE accessories.

Founded by two sisters Aditi and Ashna Sangani and co founded by Natasha Adnani. The brand name comes after their mother, Manisha Sangani, who had a Silver jewellery business by the same name.

Vagabond puts this feature together for the coolest and most stylish mothers and for the craziest yet sanest people in our lives…

1 Gauri Pradhan (Actress)

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Personal style: Clothes that are comfortable,  fit well and bring out one’s personality.

” Being a mother, has made me selfless and extremely patient.”

Her kids take a lot of interest in the way she dresses, “Nivaan insists I wear high heels every time I step out of the house and Katya wants me in makeup!”

But apparently it’s a one way street, “I don’t decide their clothes, they have a mind of their own”

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Favourite colour: White and Orange

Won’t be caught dead in: Ill fitted clothes!

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2 Shivana Acharya ( Senior stylist at CNBC TV)IMG_5420

Mother of- Rivaan and Rishaan

Personal style: Shivana loves her one piece dresses, mostly monochrome.Though lately she’s been experimenting with florals

“The best part about being a mother is, to hear these amusing and entertaining opinions and perspective on life from my kids.”

Her kids aren’t very involved with her dressing, “But if they are mad at me, they won’t miss a chance to tell me I’m looking fat ha!”

Being a stylist, she’s very involved in the way her kids dress and picking out their clothes. She likes them in collared T shirts and dresses them alike. Some of her favourite places to shop for them, are Gap and Polo kids. IMG_5399Top: Shivana’s own, Skirt: Shivanas’s own, Footwear: Shivana’s own, Blazer:: Zara( Vagabond’s own), Neckpiece: M SQUARE accessories, Cuff: M SQUARE accessories, Ring: M SQUARE accessories.

Favourite colour: Black (Because it is slimming)

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Mother of- Sanjana and Jaanvi Chowhan

Personal style: My mum is very Boho and likes clothes that are comfortable. She is also very picky and only wears natural fabrics.

“Being loved by my kids,” is her favourite thing about being a mother. “Oh yes!” we do have a lot of say in the way each other dress , I don’t like her in over flared pants and she “I’d love to dress you’ll the way I do, very Boho and comfy.”IMG_5257 copyDress: Khadizeh by Afza Mir (Sangeeta’s own), Footwear: Sangeeta’s own, Ring: M SQUARE accessories, Neckpiece: M SQUARE accessories.

Favourite colour: Green and White

Won’t be caught dead in: Synthetic tops from Bangkok and ugly shoes. While I was walking out of the house, she also decided to add, “or with my bra straps sticking out.”IMG_5286

Mothers I tell you but still love you loads.

Happy mothers day!

 

Photography and Re touching: Jjagtesh Kohli

Styling: Vagabond

Collaboration: M SQUARE accessories

Models: Gauri Pradhan, Shivana Acharya and Sangeeta Chowhan

 

The Vagabond story- A Sidra A Achwa & Dryad collaboration

Vagabond is bold, beautiful, Bombay and boho. It is bold because we believe in taking risks and being adventurous with your sense of style. This is a platform where style meets fashion and fashion, as you know, has no boundaries.edit 3 2Dress: Promod, Bag: Sidra A Achwa, Head Band:Dryad, Foot ring: Dryad, Hand Accessories: Vagabond’s own.

Beautiful, because we want to help you discover and explore your inner beauty. After all, you never know what you could pull off, unless you try it!edit 8 2           edit 10 2 Vagabond is Bombay based and derives a great deal of inspiration from the city. But as the name suggests, Vagabond believes in bringing fashion to your doorstep. No matter where you live!edit 1 2With the trending soul and style of a bohemian gypsy, easy, breezy and laid back, Vagabond brings you the Sidra A Achwa and Dryad collaboration.              edit 2 2This is a collaboration that truly denotes Vagabonds sense of fashion. The collaboration constitutes a combination of the masterpiece fringed bags by Sidra A Achwa and the Macrame  handmade jewellery by the extremely talented Parisa, the lady behind Dryad.

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All of this fell into place perfectly, being in sync with Vagabonds story.edit 13 2Dress: Sidra’s own, Bag: Sidra A Achwa, Foot ring: Dryad, Head chain: Vagabond’s own.

This also works as a great trend story for the ‘Romantic Bohemian’ and ‘Tassel’ trend of this season, like the handbags, along with the accessories that just enhance the Spring/Summer look.edit 5 2This collaboration was truly an expression of Vagabond’s style and features two trends for the Spring/Summer .edit 12 2 We would love to see you express yourself through your clothes too!IMG_a3660  IMG_d3663Dungarees: Zara, Cropped top: Forever 21, Bag: Sidra A Achwa, Hand accessory & Hair Accessory: Dryad, Magazine: The Juice

Photography & Retouching– Jjagtesh Kohli

Make up– Saher Ahmed

Hair– Sidra & Saher

Bags– Sidra A Achwa

AccessoriesDryad

Styling: Vagabond

The fashion factory

Turn your wardrobe into a fashion factory with these simple DIY’s, to recycle your old clothes and make them brand new again…

1) Embellishment

Adding an embellishment is like automatic insertion of glamour. It can turn anything from a frog to a prince.

  • ⦁ Just pull out one of your out dated cd’s and break them into small pieces.
  • Use a little glue and stick them on the collar of your shirt or breast pocket or any garment that you want to doll up.

So simple!
You could also use broken jewellery,coins, etc.

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2) Using the scarf/dupatta

Don’t discard your mother’s old dupattas and scarves. They could work wonders, for your Footwear right up to your Hair Bands.⦁

  • Take a pair of old flip flops from your shoe rack.
  • Use a rectangular scarf or scrap of cloth.
  • Start from the centre of the flip flop and just twist it around like a tie up shoe, to make it look like a gladiator sandal.

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3) Creating the fringe

Everyone owns a tattered faded T shirt, which you can just tatter more to create a Cute Fringed Top or Bag for yourself.

  •  If you want to make it sleevless, cut along the armhole stitch.
  • Start cutting the Tshirt upwards (however high you may like) to make the strips.
  • Try and keep the same distance between each tassel strip
  •  If you like the tassels just like that, leave it be or tie a knot at the bottom to give it a neater finish.

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4) Patchwork

If the tear in your jeans, shorts or skirt is in an awkward place, or the rip in your jeans is bigger than you wanted or expected, not to worry!
⦁ You can finally use those stockings that are lying idle in your wardrobe and wear them under you jeans
Imagine you dont even need to know how to sew!

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As the saying goes, “old is gold” so dig into your wardrobes like your digging for gold and save your pockets from a hole.

 

 

“Home is where the heart is!”- The DoodleInc collaboration

After living in Bangalore for about a year and now being back in my beautiful city Bombay, I realised the true essence of the expression: “Home is where the heart is.”

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The city that never sleeps and is full of life is definitely a city where I belong. Full of colour and full of energy, Bombay really does have a big heart and soul of its own, witnessed by its lovely locations and diverse culture. Bombay’s flamboyance, edginess and quirkyness, really make it stand out- definitely ‘an out of the box city!’

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When someone asks me about Bombay, I  get this proud feeling and don’t know how to describe it to them because there is so much to say and so much colour and character in every aspect of the city. Being a stylist I would best describe  it through the way I dress, which truly represents the – “Bombay girl.” She is bold, beautiful, out going and daring, willing to be adventurous and experimental with her sense of style and will surely stand out in a crowd.

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This collaboration with the DoodleInc clothing brand has helped me capture the taste of Bombay. Being Bangalore based, Doodleinc’s  clothes still stand for the ultimate Bombay girl and wont be missed by any eye on the road. Its loud, artsy, fun and free, which speaks for the spirit of the city and merges well with its theme.
Being in their clothes, really felt like being BACK HOME…

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Outfit: http://doodleinc.in/

Photography: Pratik Punjabi

Hair & Make up: Maleeha- Naima Rahimtullah

 Retouching: Neil Batavia

Styling: Vagabond.