Gingham – a redolent of France is now all global. From Judy Garland wearing a gingham pinafore as “Dorothy Dale” in “The Wizards of Oz” in 1939, to Brigitte Bardot saying her wedding wows in a pink gingham dress in 1959, and the Japanese idol girl group AKB48’s single- Gingham Check in 2012, this checkered pattern has been in vogue since forever with some revivals and amendments. Gingham literally refers to a plain-woven fabric in dyed cotton yarn. But this year’s runway was flooded with this gauge design refurbished. From Vivienne Westwood, Richard Nicoll, Bottega Veneta, to Joseph Altuzarra and Tsumori Chisato, the designers showcased various looks crafted in gingham patterns not only in cotton but also in chiffons, taffetas and satins.
My warm greetings to everyone. “Today was a pretty day – no disappointments.” Oh-yes!! I have been listening to this amazing song on a repeat mode since yesterday because I really had a good day – hectic but good. Last weekend, I cancelled all my appointments to go visit my favourite girl in New Delhi. We have been the best of friends since forever. It was a fun weekend as we ate a lot, did loads of chit-chat, caught-up with a some more girl friends over dinner and cosmopolitans, followed by an entire day of playing e-games and riding a simulated-roller-coaster over and over again.
In this blog, I chose to style a gingham jumpsuit in Italian-cotton from my own label Shruti S. I wanted to keep the look chic but semi-formal. Pairing it up with high-ankle, leather, pointed shoes from Zara and a quilted formal leather bag from Aldo, completed the ensemble. Hair, make-up and nails, were kept natural. Because I had to postpone my last week’s meetings to this weekend, a jumpsuit having styled like this, was a perfect pick.