Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Hello :)

This post, I wish you all to pay a little more attention to the written words. 
Whatever I have written here today is a result of experience, awareness and realization over the past few years. It is something I myself deeply believe in, and wish to share with you all as well. I do not know how many of you all will understand what I'm trying to say..how many of you all will decipher the essence of it. But I am trying to share it with you, and all I wish is for you to make an attempt to absorb it :) ..

When you blindly follow trends, you are following somebody else’s idea of fashion, of self expression. Not your own. They are imposing their ideas on you in a way, and you follow it. Follow it without thinking or any kind of realization. Don’t do this. Try breaking out of that mould.. that way of thinking. If you’re a person who deeply believes in the art of fashion (yes, as commercialized as it is, fashion is an art), stop donning things just because they’re in vogue, because they’re popular culture. Wear it because you want to wear it, and not because you have to. Wear it because it defines YOU, your state of mind, and is an extension of your inner self. Only then will you be truly happy and content with what you’re wearing, with the way you're dressed, with the way you look.

Don’t chase fashion. Fashion is a set of ideas, a bunch of people tend to impose on you. Rather, follow style, because style is something you yourself create. You create your own style with your mind, body and heart. You put your soul into it. It’s an expression of the core you.

Needless to say, pictures by Syddharth Mate.

:) Malavika.

Monday, 20 February 2012


Colaba Causeway is one of the trippiest places in Mumbai.
 The place has got such tremendous character, such a strong essence, you end up discovering a new facet of it every single time you go there.
 The shops, the jewelry, the eateries, the hippies, the lights, the smells, the colours, the antiques, the clothes, the trinkets, the art..all these elements integrate and form a melting pot of a sort which is just too exhilarating to experience.
Next time you visit the place, give the shopping a miss and just indulge in exploring. Even better, head there with a camera if possible. With the place having such strong aesthetics, I promise it won't be a disappointment. :)

These pictures were taken a few months back while Sydhharth and me where on one of our random trips to the place. I was in no mood to pose/get clicked, but Syddharth, being the photography loyalist he is, HAD to get a few shots or his day would be incomplete. :P
Causeway is best experienced when you're in a hippie mood, and I get into quite a hippie zone whilst in Causeway. Hence the Rudraksha, feathers in the hair and the tasseled footwear. 

Syddharth also managed to get a few shots there, which formed its way into a tiny video.
Check out this one for a better quality of the same: Vimeo.

the causeway. from Syddharth Mate on Vimeo.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Letters From The Sun.

This is more of a photography post, and not much of a style post.

These pictures were taken during a shoot with 'The Green Hearts' a couple of days back. Though I have an entirely different set of pictures for my 'style' post in the same outfit, I couldn't help but share these too with you'll, for the brilliant photographs they've come out to be.

Hope you like the pictures, and visit soon for the next post :)

Malavika :)

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