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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Abercrombie and Fitch disaster.

As a blogger I think it's my duty to share my thoughts and feelings with my readers. That's exactly what I have been doing all these months and will continue doing it. 

Today's topic is very intense as I hold it against "Abercrombie and Fitch" the American clothing company. I am sure you must have heard about the recent catastrophe that proliferated because of the insensitive CEO of the company Michael Jeffries. If you haven't then click here

Do not get me wrong, I am not going to talk about the same thing and bore you but I would like to bring in the chain of misfortune that the company had to face just because of the management, not only the company but the models working there as well. 

Okay so I get it. It's all about marketing, advertising strategies, making your business run..... the company mostly runs because of the attractive model staffs that it hires but if you take all those half naked bodies out of the stores then the company will be left with nothing but very average looking clothes. 

CEO's statement " We go after the attractive, all American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends" has pushed the company in a tornado of controversies. The company is also being questioned for ill treating the models that it hires. 

A&F had made rules on proper underwear for the models working on A&F jet. I do not get it... who is going to see boxers on a jet anyway? Not only that, the employees are suppose to wear flip flops while greeting the passengers regardless of how cold their feet are.These are just two of the examples that a 40-plus pages instruction book holds.All this came out in the news mostly after the corporate jet pilot Michael Stephen was fired and replaced by a younger man. (That is just mean).

Now beat this- Turns out not only the CEO  but the other management at the company also ill treat the models.Around a year back model Benjamine Bowers sued A&F because the model agent Brian Hilburn forced him to masturbate on the set of photo shoot in order to look more relaxed. 
According to the reports Benjamine was just a sales person at a local A&F store when a casting director realized that he might have more talent. He referred Bowers to modeling agent Brian Hilburn and he was immediately sent to Mississippi for a photo shoot. 

During the photo shoot Hilburn forced Benjamine to touch himself butt naked in order to look more relaxed. This did not end there... later the conversation went on to size comparison. It was only after a year that Benjamine concluded that it was all done for Hilburn own sick satisfaction.

I guess the company has forgotten that the models are not their slaves but the ambassador of the style that the company believes in and that keeping them happy is one the first things that should be kept in mind.

There was another step taken by the giant company which brought it into news flash- "Over the top sexy ad campaigns" using only male models. Watch it here.

Last year during my stay in Madrid I was looking for a part time job and I went to A&F store just to try my luck and let me tell you, No matter how smart you are, how many degrees you have completed or medals you have won but if your not TALL, SKINNY and PRETTY then there is NOWAY in the world that A&F will let you in.  

Picture taken by my friend Mathilda 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Answering my very first set of questions.

Hello there my lovely readers. For a very long time (till the time I started writing this blog) I had a feeling that what I say and write does not make a lot of sense..... but what do you know there are people who actually think that I can be of some help to them. It's a feel good factor .....it kinda makes me feel cool (blush blush). 

I was taken by surprise (huge one) when I opened my email yesterday and found 6 mails from different people asking me questions.

I wanted to mention all the questions here but I could not so I narrowed it down to 4..... the other two were not so appropriate for my blog..... I mean just because I wrote about "no sex with your ex" does not make me a sexiologist. Google for your doubts guys...............seriously!

I think by now you might have guessed the content of those two questions. (wink)

Okay so let me for once act like I am genius at answering questions. This is what I wrote back in the email. 

1)Hi Adam, I have been to India once, I have traveled across from North to South. I loved the country, the culture.I made lot of friends It was very interesting for me to see Indian people dress the way they do but you are quit different.To me you come across as someone who is very daring at his approach, specially in terms of dressing. How did you get like that and don't you face problems in your day to day life? I have been with Indian people and they are not like you. - Alex from Lyon, France. 

Hi Alex, first of all, Adam is my blog name. My real name is Prashant Priyadarshi, which I absolutely hate. (Deeeeaaarrr God....I don't know what my grand father was thinking while selecting a name for me). BARF!!!!
I think my love for clothes comes from my mother. When I was a little boy she always dressed me in the most distinctive ways.She did not want me to look like other peoples children at all (and also because I was ugly as f*** and making me look pretty involved lot of hard work...lol). Anyway coming back to your question- my mothers love for clothes brushed on to me and started growing and it has been there ever since. I just do not like to look common.I like being different. Problems? Yes... dressing the way I do is like inviting trouble in India but so far I have not faced anything major and I hope I don't. Well I have been called names and laughed at but then.... who gives a ****. I do not have to spend the rest of my life with them!!

2)You wrote the break up rules. I cannot exactly agree with you because my ex and I are still friends and we spend time together without having sex. I think you should really consider writing another blog about "how to stay friends with your ex". -Heather from North Carolina,USA. 

Yes I did write it but I never said that my rules are the edge of glory. My humble apology if that put you off but if you read my blog again then you will see that I said that being "best friends" with your ex is not possible. You can of course be just friends. I mean that blog is just a reflection of my personal ideas. You are totally allowed to disagree with me. 

3)I am really skinny and I love tank tops but I do not think it will look nice on me. Does that mean I can never wear tanks?? -Sergio from Madrid,Spain. 

Sergio, you should really take a look at the Vanity teen boys. How skinny they are and how they pull off tank tops. Go for lose fitted tank tops. It will make you feel good and not make you conscious about being skinny. Do not hesitate to show off your skin. You live in Madrid and I know boys there do not like wearing clothes in summers...lol.

4)I believe fashion in India is taking a new direction. When are you planning to show us something ethnic? -Carla from Madrid, Spain. 

I personally feel that Indian menswear market is far behind women's wear market but it has been growing. India very surprisingly is the fourth destination in the world which holds men's fashion week. In the past 4 to 6 years Men in India have become fashion conscious and want to look more presentable. I will be writing a blog about Indian Fashion very soon not sure when but I will.     

Picture taken by my friend David Ashwal. 


Friday, 17 May 2013

Men do not wear tank tops!!!

I do not know if this post will interest my readers but I think I have to share this because it's kinda funny how ignorant people can be. 

So here is the thing..... Wednesday afternoon I went out to buy a tank top for a pool party that I have to attend on the weekend. I went to a store in a shopping mall,asked for a tank top and the sales girl looked at my face funny. I stood there wondering if there is something wrong with my face. After  10 seconds of awkwardness I had to ask her again and she told me- "Sir, men do not wear tank tops".

That was the exact moment when I wanted to lift my hands up and go SNAP SNAP SNAP on her face.

Seriously!! I would have probably believed her if it was the 80's but now a days tank tops are a very legitimate clothing option for any regular guy, specially when you are a guy who likes to work out and keep fit.It's the "IN" thing for summers. Yeah it's true that you only wear it if you can pull it off but hey sales gurl- you need to tune up your knowledge. I mean who gave you the job when you do not even know the basics?

I like wearing tank tops it's very comfortable and makes you look very trendy. Well so far I have not done any photo shoot wearing them but I think now I need to get it done.

After that incident I have given up the idea of going to a store to buy the top. Sighhhh.. I guess I will have to wear an old one or a T for the pool party but hey I have just the perfect website to order them from. Try American Apparel or H&M. It's cheap and best.

Here is a pic of me in a tank top that a friend of mine took like 6 months back.

What do you think about men in tank tops? Should they or should they not?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

How to kick breakup in the ass!

For the past few weeks I have been putting up with two of friends nagging about their break up and how they are unable to deal with the whole situation.Well yes "two of my friends" because they were dating each other and I am the common one they have. (Sighhhh...life is difficult... I tell ya). 

Now to deal with both of them I have to think in two different ways and help them both out without spilling the beans elsewhere. (Darn m gonna have a big stomach digesting secrets).

I think one day I can really become a love guru because I have been there done that (like a several times) and also because my tips somehow very mysteriously turns out to be of great help to my friends. (I may sound like m bragging) haha.

So here are the break up RULES: 

1)Throw away memories- The first thing you gotta do is throw away all the gifts, card, letters if you have because it will force you to remember the times when you were together and make you cry even more.

2)BEST FRIENDS...my ass- Spare me the mumbo jumbo of "oh we're best friends now" who are you trying to fool? just yourself. You can't be best friends with ex's. Friends? Maybe,good Acquaintance? Possible, but Best friends?? I don't think so. You are only trying to prove that your the one who does not give a crap when you obviously do and that's why you wanna be with him or her to keep a close look at how happy or unhappy he or she is without you.

3)No sex with your ex:Control your hormones amigos/Amiga because sex with your ex ain't the best way of taking your revenge. It might be very interesting but trust me one of you will end up getting hurt again because as soon as the moment of pleasure ends, guilt will take over and you will end up feeling miserable. Sometimes you might get back together but then you know it's not gonna last long because things are going to turn sour again. There is no guarantee.

4) Work out and makeover: Okay I get it. Sometimes you wanna win your first love back. Emotions, affection, agitation, anger, drive, pride, rage starts kicking in. You wanna make the person feel that he or she has made a mistake by dumping you. Fair enough, but how do you do that? hmmm.... your sex appeal will help. Work out like crazy and get that ass and abs and flaunt it,make sure your ex is somewhere around or just put the damn picture on Facebook (who are you kidding? we all know that ex's stalk each other on Facebook so give them a little more reason to stalk and drool).

5)Find a rebound: A sexy rebound is a must in order to get over your ex. Well if your sexy yourself then you are bound to find a sexy rebound (wink). Make sure that the rebound does not know that your playing with "his" birth cannon, bobby danglers,doinkers or "her" hoo haas, fur pie, meat wallet,just for your own selfish reasons. Who knows your rebound might turn out to be "THE ONE". L.O.L (doesn't happen so easily coz the only quality a rebound retains is the physical attractiveness) and last but not the least....

6)Do not keep in touch- Try and keep out of touch for as long as you can, until you are very sure that you will feel nothing if you have him or her in front of your face. If possible just delete the number or changing your own sim card can be the best remedy because you know when your heart is anxious your hands get fidgety.  

Try and put in use these 6 tips and you will definitely kick breakup as well as your ex in the ass. No matter if your gay,straight or overweight. Rules are equal for everyone.

All the pictures have been taken by my friend Shilpa.