The Empowering Animal Prints!!!

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

The Enchanting Animal Prints :

Happy New Year Everyone!!

2019 is a year of major transformations!!! 

For me the New Year is all about breaking the norms and feeling empowered. And empowerment has a lot to do with how you feel within about yourself. And how you feel about yourself has a lot to do with the awareness you have of the soul within. That leads to boundless confidence and a self reliant attitude. That is why when you see the most charismatic personalities wearing Animal Prints, their demeanor instinctively overpowers you.

For me clothes are an extension of one’s personality. So when I am in a mood to feel stronger and powerful, I adorn myself in these exotic layers.

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

Animal Prints have been popular from the 18th Century and yes this was very much a part of exhibiting Power and Wealth, including Furs in the later years. Remember, I shared in a blog post about ” furs “and how they were the symbol of wealth. Similarly these eye grabbing exotic animal prints represent confidence, strength and power. These prints are impactful no matter how you wear them.

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

From Tiger Stripes to Cheetah Spots to Leopard Rossettes to Zebra prints all grab abundant attention. In 1925 Marian Nixon crashed cars as she walked down in Hollywood Boulevard in a Leopard Skin coat with her Pet Leopard on a Leash. The print became a symbol of high fashion glamour. All the leading ladies were seen enjoying in it’s embrace – Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Fontaine, Debbie Harry, Rita Hayworth and many more displayed their styles with accessories, hats and clothing. Animal Prints were also seen on dresses, and shoes.¬†

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

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The Iconic Animal Prints became a lot popular in the United States in the late 1960’s during the Bohemian Movement. This print has seen incarnation from its inception in the 18th century. In the 1920’s – 1930’s animal skin was kind of a trophy hanging on the walls of great courageous men. 1940’s and 50’s witnessed the Pin – up girls in skimpy skin outfits and lingerie taking eroticism to madness with “Vanity Fair” selling Leopard Print Underwear. ¬†Fur Coats took the lead in the 50’s signifying power and grandeur.¬†

1960’s saw the print in more sophistication and became more popular with Bob Dylan’s song Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat. 1970’s and 80’s became all about glam rock look and one witnessed these prints being cat-walked by the most stunning women on the runways which continued to scorch the ramps and the fashion scene in the 1990’s.

My favourite Models- Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Tyra Banks, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow drove the world crazy with their looks and these iconic prints. 

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

And yes, how can we forget the famous Shania Twain, who sizzled in the leopard rossette velvet bustier and pants with the Magical Leopard Cloak and boots with the round vintage Leopard Luggage Bag-  walking around turning every man down, oozing confidence and sexiness. That song has been my anthem song forever.

So you see, the everlasting impact it has on anyone’s mind ?? Hell yeah! She became my favourite artist since then.

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika Chopra

Empowering Animal Prints - Rupika ChopraNo matter how you wear the animal prints you are bound to grab attention. But hold on, wear this print with some metal in your being because that leaves a lasting impact.

I am wearing two different outfits РOne is a long well cut dress in the Zebra Print and the other is the Co- ord set with the Tiger print. Both look exceptionally desirable in different fabrics. 

The dress is a cotton and lycra one and the Co – ord set is made of silk and they look equally enamouring. Animal prints tell a story far louder than you can imagine. ¬†So when I dress up in animal prints I never fail to feel the charisma it adds to my persona. And anything less than that – Well “That don’t impress me much”!!

Dress : Tom-tom , Belt : Gucci , Co-ord set : JASPAL , TOP : ZARA

We Love SHADES OF GREY!!!

Winter in Shades of Grey - Rupika Chopra

Winter loves Grey: )

Can you imagine your winter wardrobe without the colour Grey?¬†I simply can’t!! It feels like a “Fashion Faux Pas” to miss this tint in my winter collection for sure!

Gone are the days when “Grey” was considered boring!!¬†Grey is the new “White” or “Black” I would say. This hue makes me feel calmer, balanced and in control even when I am dressed up in the most casual attire.¬†I love my entire collection of Greys – from tracks, hoods, shorts, jumpers, sweaters, cardigans, trousers, caps etc. This neutral colour is the coolest colour this season. This shade worn anytime looks elegant and classic. The Soft Grey Relaxed wear is rather stylish and my favourite this season.

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Grey makes me feel dominant and powerful. Yes there is some seriousness attached to the look and that’s why Grey has been a popular colour for school uniforms and work wear. But now, clothes and fabrics with different shades of Grey have given a new dimension to the vibe of an outfit.¬†Greys go well with all colours- blue, white , black, pink, orange, yellow, red etc . When combined with pastels and brighter colours it heightens the other shades and yet stands out independently – That’s the beauty of ” Grey ”¬†!!

Winter In Shades of Grey - Rupika Chopra

Do you know Grey was a highly fashionable colour in the 18th Century for both women’s dresses and men’ s waistcoats and coats. Grey also became “the colour of the military uniform” as men in dark grey could not become easy targets for their enemies.¬†They were worn in¬†“the American Civil War” and the German Army wore it¬†both in the First and the Second World War.

In the 19th Century, different tones of grey were being used to make the most charismatic paintings by famous artists. Men in Grey Flannel suits looked intriguing at all times. From Fashion to Art, to business, industrialisation, architecture, interiors etc. Grey has been a ruling colour. 

Winter in Shades of Grey - Rupika Chopra

This is a perfect weather to snug up in my woollen over the knee sock and my soft, comfy, high neck jumper. These thigh hugging socks have become a rage of the season. They come in different colours and knit designs. They not only look sexy but keep you warm. This combination is perfect not only to laze in your abode, but also is a head turner when worn with tan brown boots and a brown or a colourful sling bag.

Winter in Shades of Grey - Rupika Chopra

Winter in Shades of Grey - Rupika Chopra

It is undeniable that there is something so alluring about the colour Grey. It is a  unanimously loved shade and looks amazing on everyone. 

I love my jumper and sock. They are available at brands like Zara, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Next, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, etc.

Each shade of grey brings out a new you. A darker shade can make you look mysterious and a lighter one Рsporty and fresh. The grey relaxed looks are here to stay as they bring out the softness in your personality. It has a hint of simplicity, far away from complexity. It adds a clean vibe to your persona. 

The speciality of all shades of grey is that it can be worn with any colour and it will hold it’s ground like a ruler!! From Elephant Greys to Charcoal, from Dull to¬†Metallic, From Ice Grey to Soft Silver – ¬†we love to play with shades of grey ūüôā !!!

Jumper : H&M , Socks : H&M

Photographer: Ayushi Pathak

The Mesmerising Lace!!

The Mesmerising Lace - Rupika Chopra

The Enchanting Web of Lace: 

Lace is the one of the most beautiful ethereal fabric in the world.

Lace is a gorgeous, delicate and an intricate creation that can add elegance and grace to anything. It can make the most dull fabrics look gorgeous with it’s feminine touch.

Oh yes! I would fancy my mother’s Chantilly Lace dresses, sarees and shawls ever since I saw them. The lacy fabric is so dreamy and creative that it makes you feel wondrous. It has a vintage vibe and I feel there is always a story attached to Lace…..like I related it always with Princess in the fairy tales. ūüôā And how can I not mention about my grandmother’s lace sarees, gorgeous lacy cushions and stunning lace table linen. I am getting completely nostalgic as I write this piece. ūüôā This is what the legacy of fashion does, it always takes you back to where it came from……. I love that!!

Remember the famous song “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper sung in the 1958’s – ¬†This song was a clear sign of how popular Chantilly lace had become. Every one wanted it!!

When I see women in graceful lace outfits, it poignantly reflects their flair with their prepossessing feminine energy. It is powerful and captivating at the same time. Can we ever forget Kate Middleton walking down the Isle in her gorgeous Lace gown? No we cannot and nor can we forget the stunning Amal Clooney walking to be in the arms of her charismatic man!!

The Mesmerising Lace - Rupika Chopra

Lace has been around from the 16th Century and was created with two tools Р Bobbin and the Needle. Creating lace was a craft and required great skill that made it exquisite, rare and expensive. It was available only to the elite of that time. Lace enjoyed accelerating popularity during the 17th and the 18th Century and it became an essential element of wealthy clothing and home decor.

Genoa and Venice were the first lace capitals. Belgium, France and Holland provided Italian Lacemakers with finest linen.

Italy was the main producer of expensive and high quality laces during the 17th Century. From there it spread to all of Europe. In the 17th century in France, lace was worn in abundance by the French Aristocracy on hats, collars and sleeves. The social status was measured by the detailed work and quality of laces worn. 

The French Government was spending a lot of money on the import of lace from Italy and that was the beginning of manufacturing of Lace in France.

Lace thread was first made from Linen, which later was replaced by the gold and silver threads followed by cotton in the 19th Century.

The Mesmerising Lace - Rupika Chopra

The famous silk laces were introduced in the 18th Century called the Chantilly Lace. Chantilly lace got its name from a place called Chantilly in France. Its abundant detail and skillfull work with threads of gold and silver made it extremely desirable. It was mostly made in silk. Chantilly lace is my favourite among others and has been forever popular. Even now women love to possess something exotic made with this lace.

The growing demand continually lead to the invention of new techniques and finally in the 19th Century, machines were introduced to produce large amounts of the gorgeous fabric.

But with the Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century, production of lace in large quantities made it loose its exclusivity. It became inexpensive and was being produced like any other fabric. From then on there has been no derth of lace added to styles and brands which gave access to women across the world.

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From dresses, lace suits, lingerie, home linen no matter how you use it, it gives you a sense of belonging to an era of creativity.

I love the green and beige lace suit I am wearing. The colour combination is festive and rich. Green is a progressive colour and it brings a flow of positive energy with its vibrance. Beige is a neutral colour that adds softness to the outfit and my personality. I am wearing a satin soft creme shirt which accentuates the suit beautifully.

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Some of my favourite lace outfits are from Sandro, DVF, Twin-Set, Kooples, Calaudie Pierlot, Maje, D&G, Bardot, Valentino, Stella Mc Cartney, etc

With the festive season right here, lets wrap ourselves in abundance of happiness, goodness, love, light and grace and shine on in that stunning Lace!!

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Outfit – Twin- Set , Heels – L.K Bennett , Earings – Symetree , Shirt – COS, Bag – MOS

All Chic & Classic!!

Chic and Classic - Rupika Chopra

All Love for Chic & Classic!

Hello Fashion Lovers!!

Want to know about one of my weaknesses?? Well! It’s the obsession I have for chic dressing. At most occasions I choose to dress sophisticated. It without a doubt stimulates my fashion sensibilities. There’s something classy, neat, easy and impactful about dressing chic. ¬†The word “Chic” is derived from a French word “Chique” – which means skilfully smart, stylish and fashionable.¬†

The best thing about chic dressing is one does not need to keep buying the latest trendy clothes and you don’t look like you are a fashion victim ever. No matter how old your outfit is, it will only represent who you are in the truest sense. The Classic style is flattering on just anyone and that’s the magic of timeless dressing.

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Chic dressing is dignified and refined. One can choose to pick an outfit according to one’s body type and look suave. ¬†Whether you look flattering in a dress, suit or a combination sets, that’s for you to decide.

I am an ardent fan of Chanel like many of you. I love the brand not only for the luxury it exuberates, but also for the magic of simplicity Gabriella Chanel gifted the world. It was a proof that no matter where you may come from, if you have the vision to create magic it can be the beginning of a new era. 

The ever classic beauties Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Katherine Hepburn were head turners in their elegant ensemble. In the present scenario, I am a huge fan of Queen Rania’s style. Elegance leaves an impact like nothing else does. Its reflects one’s personality eloquently. It is charming, poetic, beautiful, dainty yet STRONG!!

Chic and Classic - Rupika Chopra

Chic and Classic - Rupika Chopra

Chic dressing comprises of well cut shirts, dresses, skirts, pencil skirts, well cut suits, off shoulder dresses and much more. ¬†I have some of my favourite outfits and dresses that can be repeated endlessly on several occasions. An off shoulder dress in black and white is just discerning and tasteful…..It sits as one of my delish pieces in my wardrobe. ūüôā

But nothing replaces a combination of black and white on an outfit. It is a bold yet understated combination.  Black being a powerful colour and white being a colour of purity and peace, the combination brings out a striking vibe. Not much is needed when you wear this combination. You could wear a well cut white shirt with black pants, skirt or a dress or a suit, it will always be an enticing combination. 

Chic and Classic - Rupika Chopra

This outfit is a fabulous combination of both of my favourite colours. The skirt has the perfect Dior check on it. I love the Bow РTie shirt which has white detailing on the wrist, neck and shoulder with the bow.  Stockings add more grace to the formal look.

My well cut Italian shoes are perfectly designed to wear at work and formal events. You can see I have also teamed the outfit with long boots as well that can be worn as the temperature drops. One should always grab a pair of well made shoes as they are high on comfort and style. You can also choose to wear pointed stilettos for a more formal evening.

Chic and Classic - Rupika Chopra

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This look is perfect for work, formal lunch or dinner. My jacket is a tweed one which I completely love. Tweed makes one look fabulous as it has a vintage vibe to it. Overall the combination is “Chique “. One can always add a pair of pearl stud earnings with such an outfit. I avoid wearing any accessory in the neck with a ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† bow – tie styled shirt. If I was wearing a top or a plain shirt I would have loved to add a pair of pearl strings with stilettos. You can keep your make up minimalistic but a wing eyeliner will make you dazzle with this look, for when we dress chic and classy,¬†WE LET EYES DO THE TALKING !!:)

Skirt: Dior, Shirt : Jaspal , Jacket : Ted Baker, Shoes : are from a local store in Italy ,                 Bag РScervino Street  

 

“FUR” The heat is on!

Love for Faux Fur - Rupika Chopra

THE GLORIOUS FAUX FUR :

Hello Autumn Lovers ūüôā¬†

As we have moved to the fall season how can we not begin with the love we have for Fur. Exotic Fur is my Coronet!! 

The primitive stories of Fur began when men would go hunting and wear fur on their bodies to protect themselves from the weather conditions. Boasting of a lion skin on their body was a sign of power, vitality, strength and courage. Fur¬†was known for the “contagious magic” it had on the one wearing it, passing the strength, courage, power, skills, fertility to a human being. And the same feeling progressed to the sensibilities of men and women after centuries. The fashion world caught the same vibe of feeling exceptional adorning Fur and yes it continues to feel the same even today.

Fur boasts of the glam and luxurious styles of the rich and famous. It is warm, cozy and sexy. Fur was worn as a symbol of wealth and social status in the 11th Century.¬† To be honest Kadarshian’s have impacted the fashion scenario from the last three years ¬†by flaunting fur coats gloriously, showing off their voluptuous bodies that popped many eyeballs.

Needless to say that the luscious fur coats are a must have for every winter wardrobe. As a child, I have memories of mom wearing them and since then I knew that a beautiful fur coat had a special place in a woman’s heart and closet.

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The European Royalty loved Fur coats, capes, accessories made of mink and sable. To my surprise there was a law introduced in the 1300’s, that regulated which social classes were allowed to wear which types of furs…Quite a discriminating law I must say but it was changed later.

Love for Faux Fur - Rupika Chopra

Fur was completely loved in the Victorian Era and by the 1800’s they were also worn by men and women. Women wore fur coats with fur on the collar, wrists and at the Hem. By 1950’s the glitterati started wearing them in the movies, parties, social events etc. intensifying its rage among all. The designers now started creating new styles by introducing shorter fur coats. With much demand for them, a happy news floated for the animal lovers – Faux Fur was introduced in the 1960’s making it affordable for most people.

I am glad to see that Faux Fur came into being that early in the fashion industry. I am an animal lover and so much so, I turned into a vegetarian a decade ago. I don’t feel any less than a goddess wearing Faux Fur.

Love For Faux Fur - Rupika Chopra

Faux Fur is magical as they are made by machines and they overtime have become denser and better quality with better acrylic polymers. Technology has been also used to  produce environment friendly BIO FUR, which is less damaging to the environment.

Fur makes you look exotic. It defines your personality and adds to your sex appeal, that doesn’t go unnoticed. Fur coats and accessories make one look an absolute diva. I feel a halo around me when I am cozy in my Fur.

Love for Faux Fur - Rupika Chopra

I love my cool grey suede fur coat as it is light in weight, which makes it easy to travel with. I have teamed it up with black shorts, stockings and a turtle neck top and have accessorised it with a chunky belt and edgy boots. This is my favourite look for the fall season as its stylish and simple to put together. Its comfortable and chic.

I love the length of this coat as it protects you from the cold and is not too heavy to party in style. Sometimes the weight of a coat can be such a turn off……I am not a fan of heavy clothing, as I feel it absorbs my aura. So I love this coat for its colour, fabric, cut, detailing, weight, length and comfort. And not only that it is pocket friendly aswell.

Love for Faux Fur - Rupika Chopra

It gives me immense happiness to share the number of brands offering vegan fur coats  РStella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, Elisabetta Franci, BB DAKOTA, HUGO BOSS, Unreal Fur, Zara, H&M, TOPSHOP, Bershka, Yves Saint Laurent, Nilli Lotan, ACNE, Just Cavalli, Max Mara, Dries Van Noten, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Saylers Fabulous Furs are to die for.

A few more brands like Adolfo Dominguez, Furless, Morphe, River Island, Charley Calder,  Shein etc. have very stylish Fur clothing and accessories you would not want to miss out on.

Thats not all, theres more good news for you all that, brands like Versace, Gucci, Furla, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Armani have declared that they will no longer be using real furs in the year 2019. 

On that note get yourself an exotic fur coat / accessories and envelope yourself in its spell.

Much love to you all

Happy Winter

xxx

Faux Fur Coat РRiver Island, Top РH&M, Shorts РJaspal, Shoes РSacha Amsterdam, Stockings РMarks & Spencers 

The Velvet Touch!!

Pink Velvet Co -ords - Rupika Chopra

Velvety Tales ūüôā¬†

Hello Fashion Lovers!!

What does Velvet remind you of ? It takes me back to Royalty РThe royal thrones, magnificently designed velvet robes, stunning off Рshoulder gowns with elbow kissing gloves, exotic furnishings and much more. There is something exclusive about this fabric. 

Velvet represents an air of the powerful monarchs. Not only that, velvet has been used for ages to create the most mesmerising evening wear imaginable. Infact this is one fabric, that has progressed successfully in every century because of its deep rich appearance, adding much to your sex appeal.

Velvet originated early in 2000 BC in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptians introduced velvet to their nobility and began the history of this Royal textile.  Velvet was also traced during the Han Dynasty around 221-206 BC in China.

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Typically woven from the silk threads it is still a lavish textile. Centuries later the luxurious fabric was introduced in Iraq in 786 AD and later Middle East started producing it. By 809 AD, Europe had discovered the luscious fabric and started producing it as well.  Love for velvet grew among the Egyptians and so did the demand for it. They started exporting the fabric in huge quantities to Venice, Italy.  Soon Italy, Florence, Genoa started supplying this sought after fabric to the rest of Europe.

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It was during the golden age of Renaissance, that Velvet became much known to the world. By now, this royal fabric was being used not only for clothing but for upholstery, wall coverings, draperies etc. Later with Industrial Revolution, the production of this fabric became easier, making it affordable which lead to its popularity among the middle class. The connotation of Royalty was still stuck with Velvet, even though it became easily available. But that is the case even today!

Velvet had promisingly established it’s space in the fashion world and when it reached America, it was used as the Glitsy Garment in the 1920’s, 30’s – 40’s. The velvety outfits were mostly worn to more formal occasions like it is even today. In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s it initiated a Boho vibe with the evolution of styles and cuts. How madly I have been in love with the¬†velvet flared pants over the years – the style famously worn by the hippies and the rock stars in the 80’s. The whole world had access to this Royal Fabric by the 90’s.

Velvets have been in every wardrobe in different forms Рjackets, suits, gowns, gothic wear, indian wear, stylish pants, dresses, etc. Its unusual luxurious texture sets it apart from other textiles. Even today on the fashion runways velvet has been used by the most famous designers to showcase the legacy attached to it, unveiling stunning craftsmanship not only on clothes but also on accessories like shoes, heels, boots, belts, bags, hair accessories etc. 

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My temptation soars when I look at a well cut dress or a velvet jacket with an interesting vintage detailing. A well cut velvet jacket makes me feel rather Aristocratic. Velvet jackets with emblems on the front pocket became a must have for most men recently. It undoubtedly adds a regal air to one’s personality.

Velvet smoothly created its niche among the fashion brands  РVelvet high waisted pants, suits, heels, tops, shirts, sun glasses, skirts, joggers suit, sports wear, etc. have had a fling with everyones taste. Velvet has a character of its own to make heads turn, even with one piece of well designed garment or accessory.

Brands like Juicy Couture, Yves Saint Laurent, J- Brand, Elisabetta Franchi, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Zara, Alessandra Rich, TOPSHOP, MIU MIU, Alexander Mc Queen, Emporio Armani, Gucci, D&G etc. have created impeccable styles for us in the luscious fabric. The list of brands is endless because the fact is that velvets are sexy and versatile. 

I fell in love with this light pink velvet co-ord set. Its comfortable and soft. I like the detailing on the top with the gold zip on one side of the neck line. Highlighting of the brand is done on the sleeves and also on the shorts which gives it a casual streak.

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To perk my outfit up I have accessorised it with a gold necklace and bold gold earnings that I often love wearing. I am wearing my metallic copper wedge heels to add some oomph to the look. You can wear this outfit to a fun lunch or a sundowner.

So what are you waiting for?? Up your game with the sultry velvet this winter and don’t forget to smell divine.¬†

Outfit : Emporio Armani , Necklace : Nikki Lissoni, Earings : Zara , Shoes : Sergio Rossi 

Blushing in Pink!!

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Love Lush in Pink ūüôā

A Big Hello to everyone!!

Hope you all have been doing well and taking good care of your emotional and physical self. So have you heard, that Venus is in Retrograde?? This phase started from October 5th, 2018 and will last till Nov 16th, 2018. Let me explain what this means – Venus is a planet of Goddess of Love and it is the only planet that shines the brightest. This planet rules how we behave in our relationships. During this period Venus moves backwards and it effects us emotionally and leads to self reflection. So make sure you stay positive throughout and don’t take any drastic decisions in life in this phase. Stay calm and let it flow. ūüôā

So I decided to adorn myself in Pink and blush in this colour of optimism, love, joy, compassion and generosity. Pink is also a colour of Hope. The word “Pink” has its roots in a species of flowers called “Pinks ” It was described as a colour in the 17th Century.¬†

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Pink also reflects one’s sweet side and child like innocence. Think about this, do we imagine a ghost in the colour Pink ?? No right !! We imagine it in Black mostly. But Pink is the magical colour that reminds you of beauty. It makes you vibe higher and attracts positivity.¬†Not to forget the magical powers of a Rose Quartz – The love stone. It is considered to be a lucky stone of love and bliss.

And of course, Pink has long back, broken the barrier of being limited to a girl’s closet. In the 18th Century, it was seen as a colour elegant for both sexes. It has progressed through the years and it took the world on a mad wave in the 20th century, when Brooks Brothers introduced the Pink shirt. The colour became highly popular in the 1940’s 50’s, 70’s and the 80’s . Then came a phase of this colour being subduedly used. But in the 2000’s it created a stronger niche for itself again. Men have fondly worn it fashionably to both work and play. This colour is indeed here to stay and we are incomplete without this hue in our wardrobe.

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I love the simplicity of this outfit. It’s comfortable and easy to wear. I like my non clingy ¬†V – Neck top. The V – neck gives a sharper look to my soft pink top. These high waisted flared loose pants are quite cool and retro. Its got detailing on the pleats with the white thread, so one can also wear this outfit in a sporty fashion. If you wear this outfit with a pair of funky white sneakers, it will look super cool casual.

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

I decided to go blingy with this retro look and have accessorised it with a chunky love pendant and a pair of gold earrings. My pink champagne sunnies add an oomph to my demeanour. I decided to go metallic on my feet with the bronze – gold wedge heels. Just for you to know metallic clothes and shoes are killing it at the runways. And to add the cherry on top – I accessorised my hair with the Hot Pink Rose, oh yes darling…….l love to POSE!! ūüôā

So what are you waiting for? Go add some pink for the love of VENUS!!

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Top: Jaspal , Pants : Jaspal , Shoes : Sergio Rossi , Sunnies : Alexander Mc Queen ,

Necklace : Nikki Lissoni , Rose : Accessorize 

High Waisted Wide Leg Vintage Pants!!!

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika ChopraGo Vintage with the High Waisted Pants :

The wide legged pants go way back in the 1920’s, ¬†when they were initially worn as ¬†lounge pants. Remember the silky loose pants worn by the glamorous women looking all sultry in their abode!? The silky pants worn with velvet or silk jackets was the¬†lounge¬†look¬†of the famous stars and it caught the fashion wave and women started wearing them to holidays too. In the 1930’s this lounge attire moved to the beach and was modified as the beach pyjamas printed in floral patterns.

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In the mid 1930’s, the style was reformed to the widest pleated pants ever worn. Top and Pant sets with matching belts came in vogue followed by jumpsuits in the late 1930’s. The trend continued through every decade ¬†…….peaking in the 1970’s with the rise of boho hippie culture – which brought a revival of the wide legged bell bottoms back from the 1930’s.

An Evolution of lounge pants could be seen prominently taking it a notch above with the flashy buttons in the front adding much statement to the look.

These pants have made a comeback with amazing weaves. They are present in different fabrics -from linen, cotton, wool etc.¬†Wide legged pants are perfect for leisure wear. The¬†one’s I am wearing particularly are very casual ones with pockets. To add some vibrance to the boring grey, I teamed a colourful striped top. You can also wear these grey pants with a classic white shirt, or a white shirt with the balloon sleeves or colourful tops to get a perky disposition.

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika Chopra

These pleated wide legged pants are comfortable and breathable. I like the detailing of the belt on the waist, which gives more character to my pants.  Similar pants in Wool and checks look super fashionable in the Fall Season with a well cut  jacket. The cut and fabric change the dynamics of a garment phenomenally.

The wide legged pants are a statement in itself, so grab them now and team them with t-shirts, shirts, fun accessories like bracelets and sunnies. The wide legged pants look great with the wedge pumps or flats ….depending on your look and comfort. I have mine ready for fall as well……what about you?

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika Chopra

Pants : Shein , Top : Zara , Shoes : Sergio Rossi 

Photographer : Natasha Adnani

We will, We will ‚ÄúROCK YOU”!!!

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

Rock Glam Bae ūüôā

Hello Rock Lovers!!

I hope you all have been shining in your own light and if not ….it’s never too late to dig beneath your own feet and find Gold!!!

Singing along Dua Lipa now………before I begin to write more, let me share my frenzy for music with you all. Proud to share that I had a girl band in college. Shooting for this blog post turned out to be much fun as we created “happy moments” with my dear rockstar friend, ¬†Jasleen Aulakh, an amazing and a soulful singer! ¬†I dedicate this blog post to our friendship over the years!! And more so, we could not miss some Guitar & Glam for this feature!!

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

A Rocker for me is anyone who defines life with his/her own beliefs and sets the stage of life on fire with that emotion. The Rebel, The Artist, The Hero – ¬†A Rockstar is a “Rule Bender” for the same reason! They love being real and¬†the beauty is they do it with madness for the art which magnifies their being as vast as the Universe, making the world go CRRRAAAZZZYYY with their charisma. There is a revolutionary residing within them.

Edgy and glamorous, the rock chic style flashed the fashion scene in the 1970’s and mind you it is never going out of vogue ever!! The bell bottoms, loud shirts, slogan T- shirts, Torn Denims with¬†badges and pins ¬†are¬†always going to set this look apart.¬†When I dress up edgy, I instantly feel a renewed sense of confidence to enjoy my evening, rolling with some cool music from all Genres. Its a “HIGH” ……the “high” of your soul, your attire and the “high” of music ……and when you share that with the people who vibe with you…….the Euphoria is inexplicable!!

It is just so easy to dress up like a Rock chic – you can wear a pair of torn slim or flared denims/ leather pants/ ripped shorts / leather skirt with a ripped t-shirt, or a cool shirt, wear some cool accessories like a funky bracelets, a hat, ¬†boots or Edgy Heels. Wear a sexy leather jacket to add some weight of your frenzy if you like. There’s so much that you can do with this look….like add a bandana, wear a black nail paint, make your eyes all smoky or add a lot of kohl to look dramatic.¬†

I chose the glam look and knotted my favourite shirt with stars hanging from one end. This shirt is a very unique one.¬†This black denim is my favourite pair from¬†“True Religion”. It is a statement in itself as their fit and detailing is Fab¬†and¬†uplifting.¬†The white detailing on it makes one look sharper. A pair of Black Aviators or Metallic glasses will go perfectly with this attire. I am wearing my snake leather white pumps which are comfy and edgy at the same time. You have often seen me wear the same bracelets…..they are a part of me and I love them for they have healing energies.

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

With many brands available at our disposal – there are no derth of options in stores and online. Grab your hands on anything that suits your budget…….brands like Philip Plien, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Hood By Air, Supreme NewYork, Marcelo Burlon, Jeremy Scott, Stussy, Off White Etc. have a very edgy collection. You can find much collection at Zara, H&M, Adidas, Black Scale, Urban Outfitters, Rockers NYC, Hollister etc.

There is a whole ocean out there so – Grab what you relate to best and let the world detest…….. coz you’ve got the moves like Jagger ūüėČ ūüėČ

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

Shirt : Jaspal , Denims : True Religion , Heels – Zara

Photographer : Jasleen Aulakh

“High and Waisted”

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

The Super High Waisted Tapered Pants ūüôā¬†

Who wears the pants in the House ……..Yeah…we do!!!

Summer is not yet over guys …….and till we can flash those abs without feeling the chill ….yeah… we will flaunt it, because we have it !!Oh my!! I still remember looking at Claudia Schiffer’s pictures in the high waisted pants …..Simply breath taking!!! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†I remember I got mine tailored in school just the same way and I did not feel any less wearing them to my school carnival. ūüôā

From a time, when it was a big deal for women to wear pants in 1940’s …..(when women were striving for equal rights with men) – To now in the Millennial age – women have adorned pants from High, Mid to Low waist, boasting different cuts…..and styles. Pants actually paved their way through the bloomers. In 1851 a bloomer craze took over among women and they wore it under their dresses pushing boundaries with men. During the World War 1, when men went to ¬†war, the women took their roles and wore their pants to work comfortably in the factories.¬†

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

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High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

It was in the¬†1920 ‘s when Coco Chanel stole her lovers riding trousers and wittily designed women’s pants for the purpose of riding. The famous Hollywood beauties Katherine Hepburn¬†and Marlene Dietrich wore trousers¬†and also photographed in a man’s Tuxedo…..which gave freedom to women to wear pants without being looked down upon in society.¬†

High waisted pants became a “must have” in 1970’s and the 80’s.¬†By then the High Waisted Denims became super popular. Owning a pair was a must for every girl!! ¬†Ask any lady about their closet favourite at that time…and they will surely mention about this versatile piece from their closet.

In 1990’s ofcourse the low rise waist took over and almost replaced the “high waisted fever¬†” for a while. But it happily found its way back in the fashion scene, taking over catwalks for all seasons. From Spring to Winter ……there are amazing styles displayed across the globe. I love the fact that fashion storyline has become so eclectic and similar across the world, thanks to globalisation undoubtedly.

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

These Super High Waisted Tapered Pants are comfortable and cool to hang in anywhere. You can even wear them to work with a tucked in shirt or a sweet white top. They surely look elegant and accentuate your waist beautifully.

My white knotted shirt and flats ooze a relaxed vibe. I chose my Hat as the best accessory with this look and added some colour with my sun glasses.  The detailing on the trousers with crochet flowers is the most attractive part of my Kecks. 

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

This outfit is perfect for a causal day out anywhere. You will stand out and look chic without a doubt but, remember not to hold back and get ¬†“High and Waisted ” ūüôā !!!

Pants: Zara , Top : H&M , Peep toes : Zara , Sunglasses : Zara , Hat: From a local store in Thailand!

Photographer – Mehak Khorana