This outfit came together almost spontaneously. I had the LBD with me for a long time and I didn’t quite know what to do with it until I came across the dress jacket. Now that I had both these pieces that complemented each other all I had to do was to shoot it. So, for this post we decided to collaborate with the uber-talented James of Elienai Photography and experiment with light and make-up. It did turn out to be quite the fun shoot. There are so many things to be taken into account when shooting in a studio. Light, background tones, the mood your outfit is trying to communicate and a whole load of technical things that I grappled with.
The outfit is all about power dressing. Formal yet casual and elegant. Bangalore’s weather at this moment is so unpredictable that I’m always lost when it comes to picking an outfit for a party in this weather. This jacket helps counter the moody weather perfectly. This way you get to wear your favourite outfits during the cold, cold winters. The hat adds a pop of colour to the entire outfit though it does a poor job of keeping your head warm.
Styled by Nikita Mahendra
Content by Anjali Devaiah
Photography by James Kiren Joel
Hat – Forever 21 | LBD – H&M | Khakhi dress/jacket – Forever 21 | Bracelet – Toniq | Footwear – Inc.5