Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pleats are in Fashion: But For How Long ?

I thought I should make use of all the endless drafts lying with me and write a last post before leaving for India. Also this is again an outfit post as I do not have any new or finished artwork to show nor are any philosophical thoughts crossing my mind, nor has anybody or anything bothered me much which can make me vent out on the blog, plus I am in the phase of getting things in order before final packing happens...I can't begin to tell you, how excited I am :) :)

Okay,  so back to this post........Umm.. I have read many many posts talking about what will be the most in things this spring like pleats, pastels, florals, dropped hems..hmn...let me think now... oh!!!  well there is this top that has been lying in my closet from past year which I have worn many a times, which is fun and flirty and somehow has all the ingredients of the "In Fashion" outfit....BUT... I bought it because I liked it and not because I wanted to follow the "trend". The point I want to make is to not be blinded by what the commercially driven fashion houses wants to slide down your throat. Buy what you like when and when you like it and not because a fashion magazine or a blogger says that you've got to have it NOW.  

Also if you can remember, we all had worn pleated skirts as kids/teenagers and then "they went out of fashion" and we started to hate them. But now they are all back and we sort of love them again, right??? Well, the thing about fashion is that it runs in cycles, i.e what goes around comes back around. Earlier these cycles used to be very long like 70's polka dots made a come back just about recently but now these polka dots will keep coming back in a short span of time, rather I would say that they will never really go anywhere, but would be reinterpreted in one way or the other. However, they will be promoted heavily as the next "in thing" all over the internet and fashion shows at regular intervals.

So pleats are in now, it will not be so in sometime later but will come back with a bang in only a couple of years. So spend wisely and hold on to the timeless pieces.

Thanks for reading.
And yes, there is an interesting swirly fun thing at the end of this post, do watch it :) :)










Interesting GIF right????? See my previous GIF here

42 comments:

  1. you have lost weight!!!!!!!!cooooollll:)

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  2. I like pleats in general, I am not following a trend! I love your dress it has great colors! I can't see the GIF with the ipad:-((

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  3. beautiful colours, you look great!!:)

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  4. You are right fashion always comes back after a few decades. Its a cycle! Loved the top and loved the whole look, nice photography too!! :):)

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  5. Totally agree..I did ask my mom to preserve all her oldie dresses so that I can pass em off as vintage :P. AAh!!!this hairstyle suits you....and once again happy journey :)

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  6. I can feel the spring coming. :)
    love your top
    and the GIF..i ve been wanting to learn GIF...I think i should now...:)

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  7. The last one is cute!! And yep pleats are in. :) Reminds me of the school days! :D

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  8. hehe, lovely GIF! Must be fun clicking pictures!
    You look adorable! :)

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  9. Love the gif! You look great it's such a pretty top, definitely timeless! :) I really like your advice!


    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

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  10. I love pleats on formal kinda skirts, but however your take on this pleated top looks good as well!

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  11. haha .. Loved the gif...nice top..great outfit! and I do agree with every word you said about fashion being in today and out one day and then in on another day...I also see a lot of 60s and 80s trends being repeated and heard that stripes n the color orange are in this spring...its so easy to be carried away by these fashion shows sometimes but I also think its better to stick to our grounds and wear what makes us feel comfortable. Nice post!

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  12. Lol last pic is very creative n loved the top purvi lovely n chic

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  13. hahaha .. Last pic was really creative .. great work with gif... nice pics .. :D hope u are all packed for ur vacation in India ..

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  14. stunning! love this outfit. fabulous post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my Shoemint photo shoot. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  15. pretty print.
    and the last pic is funny.
    and i agree with you, fashion is what you make it. :)

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  16. You are so right..Fashion does run in circles..I so miss some my clothes my mom gave away thinking I wont be able to wear them again..:(:(
    BTW I recently bought a similar pleated tunic..hopefully the 'TREND' stays till I wear it :)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. Hoping to see you on my blog soon!

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  17. i like the way you have created the silhouette in this look....the top(or dress??) is very summery!!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in

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  18. pretty dress!

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  19. Hi sweety, sorry I haven't visited for so long, I was away on vacation. So exciting to hear you're going to India! I agree with all you said about fashion and passing fads. Your dress is beautiful, the pleats, colors and print are all so pretty, you look gorgeous!

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  20. It's true that fashion does go around in circles, and I agree with how you say you should only buy things that you actually like instead of following the trend. I love your top, the floral pattern is so pretty! The last picture is s cute hehe!

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  21. By the way, thank you for your comment, I'm following you back!

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  22. hahaha the gif image is soo cute :-)

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  23. That top is simply gorgeous!! love it! I have a giveaway on my blog so feel free to join it:)

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  24. Neat video. Pleats make this top very pretty

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  25. The pleated top looks really nice on you, Purvi.
    And you are off to India...well, Have a Great Trip!

    Do chk out this post...
    http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/day-well-spent.html
    It's the day I spent at DIAC - a memorable one :)

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  26. Love your pleaty top!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  27. I just stumbled across your blog and I am in love! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! I am your newest, most avid follower!
    Love seeing work from fellow desi fashion bloggers!

    -- www.theeasternpearl.blogspot.com

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  28. I Love love love the gif!!!! :D And you look so so gorgeous Purvi!!!:) Go ahead,you are officially going to be the most stylish mom giving all the women a complex ;)

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  29. So pretty! Love, love, love this look!

    PS. We've a Giveaway to Number A on our blog! Check it out! :)

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  30. I'm so behind on reading blogs, ack! But I love the GIF, and I loved your ABC post. (I also make the bed every day, but I'm the only one in the house, so I have THREE beds to make.)

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  32. The dress is so lovely and love the gif....Nice !!

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  33. Hope all is fine at your end Purvi. Have not heard from you since long. Wish you and your family Happy Holi:)

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  34. I love your shirt. The pleating is amazing. :) Great pics.

    I would love if you could stop by and check out my latest outfit post. Xo
    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  35. The gif is great! You look stunning as usual!
    I love your blog, it's the epitome of perfection!

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

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  36. Hey Purvi..You look lovely in the florals! Pleats are feminine and look so pretty! BTW, thanks so much for graciously awarding me the blogger award!! I am truly humbled! I apologize for the delay in my response, but I am accepting the awards today on my blog! Check it out!! Thanks again!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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