Photos: Emily Wolfe
Gold Booties: BCBG Max Azria | Earrings: Miraya (coming soon!)
There are days when I have a styling epiphany in the middle of a meeting, and there are days when I aimlessly browse through the Internet hoping that inspiration strikes. As I keep exhausting outfits from my wardrobe for each post, I have come to realize that innovating is NO easy feat, fam. And if you’re a Type A stickler like me who needs an outfit to come together like a perfect symphony, you’re going to have to get used to sleepless nights. But as I accrue more sleepless nights, I get better at this whole effortless styling thing, and that feels hella rewarding (on a very intrinsic and personal level, and that’s what counts the most.)
Bring out those Little White Dresses!
Photos: Colten Avers
Oversized jacket: Old Navy | Fuchsia Pumps: Old Navy | Mini Tote: Melsanv | Black Temple Choker: Miraya
Having spent a considerable amount of time discovering, developing, and defining my personal style, I don’t particularly find it appealing to flit about town in styles and silhouettes that I’m not familiar with. I am committed to sharp cuts, flattering silhouettes, tailored outfits, and classics, but all it takes is one piece for me to consider switching things up. Like many of you, I’m guilty of fashioning an entire outfit around a pair of shoes or a bag I just bought, and today’s outfit is an outcome of that.
Serendipity. Yin-Yang. The Law of Attraction. Apologies if that sounded like a string of pretentious gibberish, but I promise I'm going somewhere with this.
Photos: Emily Wolfe Photography
Dress: H&M | Jewelry: Miraya (coming soon!) | Location: Grand View Park/ Turtle Hill (when you go up Moraga Steps on 16th Ave)
There are countless moments in life that are so precious, you almost feel frustrated that they come without a pause button. But few are so momentous that you finally understand the value of a passing moment. Here are three such moments from my life that affirmed the belief that the universe rigs everything in your favor:
Golden Hour. Golden Outfit. Golden Photographer.
Embroidered Jacket: Soiree Couture | Denims: Old Navy | Jewelry: Red Velvet Choker, Miraya
I am really resonating with Miuccia Prada's epic remark on her Fall 2017 collection, "it's about the madness of glamour..." To me, glamour is the juxtaposition of the east and the west. It is the intricacy that lies in Indian design, in sheer cascading fabrics, in hand-embroidery. Glamour is boundary-less, and spans all cultures, countries, and silhouettes. What is all that if not complete, utter alchemy? Here's an anecdote about how I came to be amidst the madness of my glamour.
Ending the week on a festive, hardly basic note, courtesy of Funky Flair Boutique.
Photos: Jessie Cagliero
Maxi: Black & Cream Damask Maxi ($55), Funky Flair Boutique | Maang tikka (headpiece): Perks of being a Moonflower, Miraya ($25) | Shoes: Forever 21
Much of being a fashion influencer these days hinges on maintaining a signature aesthetic on social media while still being unique and engaging. It is one of the many aspects that makes the digital era both riveting and exciting for me. Exciting, because I get to treat my blog and social like playgrounds, and explore the nuances of Indian fashion as I please. Riveting, because I am constantly reading, staying abreast with industry trends, and trying to better my best.
I hereby rule in favor of authenticity and quality.
Photos: Mariah Berdiago
Lehenga: Soiree Couture | Shirt and shoes: Forever21 | Choker bib necklace: Miraya
I'm an old school girl. I eagerly await September Issues, and I still rely on fashion glossies to sample perfumes. Anna Wintour, Suzy Menkes, Cathy Horyn, and Sarah Mower (among MANY others) are the czarinas of my fashion world. I love editorials bitterly, I live to read, and I couldn't imagine existing in a world where words ceased to tell fashion stories. Off-late, I've been on an active lookout for fashion writers - you know, those that could envision themselves spending a lifetime learning fashion's nuances (not necessarily through formal education), those that have earned the right and privilege to be fashion arbiters; whose Op-Eds and Collection Reviews may have received failing grades at one point, but nothing could stop them from developing a voice and passion so fierce, it can spawn a whole new generation of fashion leaders.
Big shoutout to SOMA for putting a Spring in my step through these bejeweled juttis!
Photos: Colten Avers
Shoes: SOMA | Romper: Forever21 | Jewelry: Miraya
The magic a pastel color palette and oxidized accents can do
Photos: Colten Avers
Turtleneck sweater and shoes: Forever 21 | Dhoti Pants: Gift | Earrings: Narcissa Silver Statement Earrings, Shop Miraya
Exploring the emerging Fall/ Winter trend of stripes only way I know how to: power dressing!
Photos: Laydee Kaye Photography
Flared pants: Forever21 | Top: Mango (bought from ASOS) | Jewelry: Miraya
Photos: Shata Mitta
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.