Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In defense of John Galliano

In the midst of all the mud slinging that is happening to John Galliano, one of the greatest couturiers of this day, have we, in the haste to bulldoze 25 years of rock solid contribution to fashion made by this great man, forgotten that we live in an era of "fictionalised realism", an era where we are programmed to see the world in a way that might be far removed from what it actually is. Has anyone paused to think whether the video of John uttering racist comments could have been doctored? Whether his apparently "odious" comments might have been taken out of context after all?

John is quoted as saying "People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers would all be fucking gassed." What is the prelude to this conversation? John is using "would" implying that he might be referring to some incident prior to making these comments.

Is it fair to crucify a man, who for 25 years maintained the impeccable image of a gentleman making significant contribution to the fashion industry tirelessly working to push the limits of creativity, without giving him a chance to hear his side of the story?

P.S The intent of this article is not to support anti-Semitism or racism but rather to kindle a thought in all concerned minds as to whether we are judging too soon?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paris This Fall!

She's back after a long hiatus!
(Where she went and what she did
Will remain a mystery forever!)
To grace her presence, among
The many, that have pruned and preened,
And await her presence
On the runways of Paris...

Is she a joyous riot of colors
Or a melancholy medley of black and white?
Has she ballooned into a mountain of creativity
Or wasted away into itsy bitsy rags of mediocrity?
Is she youth glorified or senility mourned?

As the Grand Lady of Fashion
Descends on the runways of Paris yet again...
Showing the tricks to escape the icy fingers of Fall
Will she be embraced as the matron of fashion
Or abandoned as a mere nebulous of confusion?

Photo Credit:www.catwalking.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

On Monday, am a good girl!

On some days you just wanna confirm, more so on a Monday when the gossamer of carefree slumber is rudely melted by the brazen sun, that pokes you awake, streaming in through the curtains that had thus far walled you from its nascent play! Days when nothing ever matters to please or displease, love or hate and when you ride on one such wave of nonchalance and absolute indifference then these looks convince you enough that they are indeed part of the Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection that was showcased recently in Paris and they are as intricate, sophisticated and avant-garde as any from the season would look. On other days when you take life with an ounce of zest, am not so sure...

Photo Credit:www.catwalking.com

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Engulfed by nothingness - hauling out of bed - colossal reluctance - break of day - reflecting into the mirror - stupified in a stance - thinking of life fleeting past - vague nebulous thoughts - prematurely aborted - a bit of slumber - a ton of melancholy - stabbed - bludgeoned - suffocated - drowned in nothingness...