#BAJA‘s Own “#Anne“…The strong willed girl who wanted to live her life to the fullest…who never let her focus shift…
YES , Slip in to this beautiful creation of #BAJA and take a walk down your memory lane…remember your dreams as a little girl…is’nt it time to get back to those and fulfill them for YOU…
“#ANNE” – A beauty…you will love her…WE DO…
Wore this wonderful dress to park with kids and i just loved it 🙂
Happy weekend and love that little girl in you 🙂
Today a good friend of mine who is into photography ( see her work here) asked me “when a woman does a job that requires masculine/ athletic skills, or keeps her outdoors most of the time, how does she retain her femininity in our outlook and demeanor and still be taken seriously?
more so if she interacts with a lot of male colleagues/ customers/ vendors etc.” got me into thinking and this is what my thoughts are –
Balance both the elements (the masculinity and the femininity) so if you are planning to wear a girly blouse then wear it with a fitted neutral color trousers with juttis or loafers. Or if you are wearing a dress then maybe throw in a chunky watch or a briefcase Or like what I did here – wore a dress that had bold pinstripe and added a jewelry made of nuts 🙂 Textile patterns like houndstooth and pinstripes that are traditionally masculine shapes can be softened up with feminine colors and cuts
Bright colors, bold accessories and busy patterns in the outfit creates a visual interest , create the drama by not overdoing it but by knowing how much and where to place it on your body . Maybe just a bright shoe with the formals or maybe a polka dot belt on a grey or black dress
- Outfit with a personality
When I do image makeover session I go through clients personality so when I am suggesting them outfits it suits their personality and thus looks authentic . So wearing one little thing that’s authentic to your style will keep you from feeling like a fraud.
”If you have to wear a suit, you can always add a stunning necklace or a vintage scarf you picked up at a flea market—just some little thing that lets the world know who you are.” – Elizabeth Nedeff
4. You wear it ! You own !
After all it boils down to confidence, so be confident and own what you wear. There is room for all of us, in our own ways, to do the same in our wardrobe.
This dress from BAJA in pure chiffon, instantly lengthening your figure with its vertical stripes, and draping flatteringly, is perfect for a romantic night out. Designed to be versatile and perfect, the yoke at the back causes the dress to fall and drape beautifully.
It is lined with a stretchy, light weight fabric and its divided sleeves allow for much freedom of movement, and at the same time giving you exactly enough skin coverage to feel comfortable. The dress, called after its stunning hues, is named Orange Sherbet and effortlessly infuses functional glamor into your wardrobe. Sweet on its own, and stunning when accessorized, this dress will satisfy every one of your stylish whims and fancies.
My BAJA dress has something vaguely sailor-ish about that makes the air around me taste saltier than it should. Odd as it seems, it’s true. With tiny boats dancing across the dark blue background and a silver cummerbund around my waist, I’d like to emphasize the fact that traditional touches can be added to any dress, western as it is. Let those traditional pieces hit the roads once in a while, just with a little right tweaks to the outfit.
My necklace is no more a necklace that a bracelet would be as it is, not one piece, but a pair of my favorite silver anklets, linked together with the rings at the corners. My eye makeup is what I’d like to call old Indian, the sixties movie style- the winged eye. The fact is, opposed to popular belief as it is, that “traditionalistic” pieces or makeup can be paired with western, and they look fantastic. So take this as an invitation to raid your grandmother’s jewelry box, or take those pretty pieces out of the locked boxes they’ve been hiding in, and flaunt them!
Go ahead set your own rules 🙂
The most sought out dress from our 2013 collection was our dress that we named as ‘Off to Goa”.
A dress that you could just slip into, a aqua-blue, vintage-inspired, island-print frock from BAJA . Sleeveless Frock with flattering pin tucks, side zipped for that extra comfort , a natural waist, and an A-line skirt fully lined.. Wear it to a fun filled vacation at a resort or to a lunch date with your best friend .Couple it with vintage shoes and a white cardi….
Today my daughter while watching the video screamed out Amma, ‘Off to Goa’ ( yes my kids know names of all the dress from BAJA ) is in FIFA . That didn’t make any sense to me until i saw this ….
So there it was a similar dress on JLo in the FIFA 2014 SONG .
Amma, were they inspired by BAJA dress ? and I was happy to hear that 🙂
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A torn sari would not escape my preying hands so easily. Its like escaping a heavily guarded prison, of sorts. I can not normally let good fabric to go waste, especially with color and work like this proud specimen of bright mustard flower woven cloth. But the sad fact remained that as a sari it would function no more… and thus the dress. Paired here with a chunky cream necklace, and a contrasting brown watch, I’m glad that no part of this dress found its way to the trash that day.
Me and Amrutha ( Co – founder WSol /BAJA ) spend so much of time thinking about what to name our dresses , as there will be a heart felt story behind every name .
Here is Flutter N fly from BAJA ‘S SS 2014 collection in most popular trend for this season – The butterfly print
The bright colored butterflies resembles a Wild English garden making it effortlessly chic and very desirable.
We call it ‘ Flutter n Fly’, since that is exactly what we want you to feel when you wear this dress. A soul who had been keeping her flutter inside , a lovely beautiful soul who can fly now …Flutter Flutter…
You can buy the dress here –
During all wardrobe restyling sessions ‘caring for clothes ‘ is what I always talk about, i hate when the outfits are damaged when you have to put in so much of effort to build a workable wardrobe .
- Batch similar colors to cut down on loads. T-shirts and shirts can be washed together.
- A front-loader washing machine is far gentler on your clothes than a top-loader. Hand washing is best, but hey, who has time. (Bonus: front-loaders are usually more efficient in water/power usage and better for the environment)
- Use less detergent than recommended – past a point more detergent doesn’t mean cleaner, it just builds up in your clothes.
- Just because it doesn’t smell, doesn’t mean it isn’t dirty
- Never dry clothes in the sun (except for whites) – it will bleach the colors very quickly.
- Dry cleaning is very harsh on your clothes, try to keep it to the minimum
- Dress/Shirts should be washed after every wear. If you wear undershirts/camisoles they can be worn 2 to 4 times before washing, depending on what sort of treatment they get while being worn, what sort of environment you wear them in.
- NEVER re-iron the dress /shirt after wearing them once – you’re cooking the sweat, dirt, dust etc. into the fabric and significantly increasing the likelihood it will smell after a short time. Ironing a dress /shirt is not the same as washing it – it doesn’t clean it.
- If you press the pants yourself, don’t iron directly on the fabric, it will go shiny – use a damp ironing cloth
- Care with love ..
- Babita Jaishankar
I love to accessorize – colorful and dramatic neck pieces , shoes/boots , and belts/bags . So if you are a person like me have at least one dress in your wardrobe that can be your canvas to create all those different looks . Here is a warm white dress in 100% linen from BAJA http://www.bajathenewu.com
….. And go wild with imagination 🙂
My favorite time of year? When autumn hits that perfect peak of sunny skies and crisp air, leaves crunch beneath your feet, and all you need is a colorful BAJA dress , jackets and yes BOOTS
Tall boots are perfect for fall and winter days. They allow you to get wear out of your lighter dresses and skirts
Fitted boots – Pick a pair that’s fitted around your leg but not so tight that your skin bulges out from the top. There shouldn’t be more than a half inch of space between your leg and your boot. The boots can be pull down a little to give a scrunched up look .
Or, wear a flat style with a mini or skin tight denims . If with mini, think about wearing tights, either way: You’ll look more conservative and pulled together. A straight cut makes them easy to slip in and out of, and they’re perfect if you want to put your jeans inside. They’re a little more casual but still refined. They are not skin fit to accommodate jeans or tights .
The ankle length boots or a ‘shootie” slip easily under jeans or dress pants and don’t feel restrictive around your legs.
Light weight elf boots pair well with frocks and dresses, giving the outfits a down-to-earth feel.
Hiking boots generally offer the wearer more support and protection. If you have wobbly ankles, the higher profile of hiking boots supports your foot more.
Would love to hear on more suggestions, so please leave comments 🙂
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