Iconic Indian Ads: Amul Girl and Polkas

The girl with short hair, doe eyes and red cheeks strutting in a red polka dotted skirt appears fortnightly in newspapers and hoardings, commenting sometimes to others’ dismay whilst getting away with – “She is only a child.”

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Jewels and Junk, from Paharganj

If I am ever reported missing, the first place the authorities and my parents should rush to is Paharganj. I will most probably be found in a dingy cafe with good Wi-Fi, sipping Cold Coffee and hogging on a good form of potatoes. I have even lived in this part of the city for more than two years With these credentials, I confidently call myself an expert of Paharganj. I have bought and experienced everything that the place has to offer- bags, jewelry, decor goods, shoes, and food.

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SS17 in Delhi: Polkas

Street Style Delhi

Polka dots were a fashion favorite from the 1920’s to the 60’s.Whereas in the West, polka dotted dresses and tops were the general, the Indians embraced polka dots in the form of sarees and puffed sleeved alwaar-kameez. Fun, youthful sometimes even high fashion is how we visualise polka dots. They can’t help but make you smile!

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SS17 in Delhi: Sister’s Dress

Street Style Delhi

She is wearing her sister’s dress. She has belted her dress to make it fit her better. Makes us wonder, isn’t the whole “waist-corset/clincher” trend a “thick” spin on belting one’s shirt/dress?

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