Monday, April 23, 2012

The Collective Style Project...

Recently I worked with two of my very good friends on a 'Personal Style Project'… It was a self conceptualized project that we came up with while we were discussing the effect of one's personal style on other people and self… The idea was to understand your own personal style and try to take it a step further and be a little daring while doing it… Puneesh (www.artrunk.wordpress.com)  who is a musician/ composer likes to have a minimal and clean look… He is comfortable with whites and blacks, does not like strong or contrasting colors so much… For him being subtle is more important than making a big bold statement… 

Anshul (www.theprojektor.wordpress.com) who is and engineer/  art enthusiast likes to experiment with his look but by the use of muted colors like brown, cream, beige, dark blue etc… His idea is to feel comfortable in whatever he wears…

So we sat down and discussed the possibilities of what we can do to take their personal style a notch up or maybe several… After a lot of 'Yes' and 'No'... digging into each others closet we finally decided what we'll do...




For Puneesh we decided a dressy/ dandy look… I think the whole look works very well… He not only projects an image of a fine dressed gentleman but a gentleman with a lot of flair… The whole persona looks so charming and fun…Puneesh added the red aviators at the very last moment and I think it works well with the striped tie and socks… He said (in a very charming way) that he feels like a million dollar man… to which we all laughed...



For Anshul we worked upon an arty/ boho look… I loved his blue long coat which had these construction lines as a part of the design detail… He thought that putting a peacock feather would make the look more interesting… which I completely agreed with… The pop of the color green works well with the blue coat and dark green trousers… The scarf and the brooch just completes the look...
 I think his look was very strong in terms of visual representation of the wearers lifestyle… According to Anshul he felt as if he was a vagabond who was settled now and likes to wear clothing and accessories from various culture he'd been to…  







It was interesting to see the effect this project had on all of us… We had a much more clear understanding of each others point of view about personal style since it was about doing something visually… 

All in all this project was so much fun…the best part was that I was working with my friends so there was a lot of constructive thoughts floating around and also it gave me an opportunity to put my own style sensibilities to work which I learned (actually still learning) through my street style blog...  

And by the way their blogs are amazing... Their blogs are all about aesthetics which already exist in our lives or are around us... Do check them out!

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