In the course of chasing of fashion viewpoints across the world,I often find myself returning to Tanvi of tanvii.com. She lives in Texas,sounds fashionably funny on the email and through her blog which currently wears a head gear called The Fabulous Life of the Not-So-Rich and Infamous. Woven into her writing are insightful little tidbits. For instance,the Mark Twain quote at the end of all her emails may be a much heard one,yet is a bombastic one: “Clothes maketh the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” It makes me laugh every time I read it!
Curious about how she dresses up,I invited Tanvi to write in to Unfashion about her personal style and send some of her photos. The most important nugget in her piece below is “experimenting with personal style is not being afraid of being a fashion disaster in public.” Here’s the rest in her own words.
Tanvi’s Style File
What is style? How can it be defined? It is so subjective that I doubt it can be ever describes using set parameters. Personally,I find myself at loss of words when asked,What is your personal style? for I dont think my style can be put into a box. What I wear is an amalgam of practicality and comfort. There is a good chance that I might be one of those closet-actresses because I see each day as an opportunity to reinvent myself and look different,act different and be someone new. I like to experiment with my looks,without looking like an alien,of course! Over the years I have learnt that a huge part of experimenting with personal style is not being afraid of being a fashion disaster in public. My logic is that worse-to-worse I will get it wrong? Big deal,it is much better than being boring and predictable. And now to forget,tomorrow is always a new day.
1. Neon: I recently wore my denim skirt over a lounge shirt for a local Bloggers get together. There is no better place to experiment than in the company of my own kind. This look is inspired by the runway and Diane Kruger
2. Ethnicity: I enjoy wearing Indian clothes. I feel the most feminine in a saree or an anarkali hands-down! I love the traditional work and hand embroidery but I stay a mile away from heavy embellishments and stones. I save them all for my jewelry ;)
3. Texas: Five years in Texas and I almost feel like a Native. The look is actually styled by my husband and loosely inspired by the biker-cowboy culture we live amidst. I felt like a bad-ass rockstar.
4. Skirt – Long,flowing,skirt with a beautiful drape is a must in every girls closet. This is my go-to-skirt when I am feeling all bohemian and girly. It makes me feel like a gypsy princess when I walk in it.
The best part about most of these looks is that they can be easily translated from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter with an addition of a mere jacket or scarf (shawl!). So I guess,what I wear is actually an amalgam of practicality,comfort and is also good for multi-wear.