Connecting the Polka Dots

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Aayushi Bangur, fashion blogger, wearing a polka dot top from Zara.

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Polka dot dresses hanging in a shop in Asansol, West Bengal.

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Girl in polka top, with siblings, en route to Lotus Temple.

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..and the Lotus Temple.

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A ragpicker in Delhi…in a polka dot skirt.

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Niamat Bakshi in Stella McCartney.

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— Scarf at Ogaan in Hauz Khas Village.

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Divyak channeling Dr. Strangelove at LFW..wearing tailored polka dot shirt and bow tie from Selfridges.

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Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove in polka dot sunglasses.

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Tania at LFW in tailored polka dot pants.

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Ruchika’s polka dot pouch.

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Paloma Monnappa channelling Hepburn in a Zara dress, her mom’s vintage glasses, and a thirty rupee scarf from Asansol.

The polka dot story ends here…and another begins..

Below is a daily wage worker in Asansol, wearing the same scarf(gamccha) as Paloma...

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The story I did for HT Brunch Quarterly is out now. It’s a 6 page spread of about 3000 words and 8 such analogies+ I’m also talking about undesirably stumbling upon trends in the unlikeliest of places, about runways & Bollywood, and my experiences in general with people and the streets…


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12 Responses to “Connecting the Polka Dots”

  1. Miss D Says:

    Brilliant! That Stella McCartney dress is GORJ!

  2. komal Says:

    You know Manou i was so surprised when i first started reading *seeing the blog, i thought i was the only one who got excited to see rickshaw guys in their Utilitarian fashion ensemble :).I know it is ironic but so are our Indian lives and ways :).

    a very hyper person interested in your blog

  3. Sosha Says:

    Oh my god! Who is Niamat Bakshi? She looks gorgeous!

  4. Martina Says:

    This is such an intelligent post..WOW.I’m amazed…you’re so good..

  5. Suranjeeta Says:

    They are oblivious to the existence of even the word fashion but still they manage to sport the best of it…hobo’s are the best..!

  6. Kate Says:

    Superb post! Shades of Miranda’s speech to Andy about the the trickle down of haute couture in The Devil Wears Prada. Well done.

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  8. Anonymous Says:

    necessity invented clothes .
    decided the trend.
    designers are a cliche.

    ( do not have a blog )

    Sneha Kulkarni

  9. Ambica Srimal Says:

    loving it so much i featured you on my blog. you are doing a fab job Manou!

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  12. Deepak Acharya Says:

    What an interesting series !!!!

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