It’s almost April, which means it’s time for the first rain showers in India. Having lived all my life in Bangalore, I’ve been used to breezy, chilly evenings that are accompanied by showers around this time. Evenings that are similar to this spring in California, when the sun warms the days, and the gentle, cool breeze brings in the fragrance of flowers blooming everywhere. To celebrate this season (and a fashion start-up), I am bringing out one of my favorite pieces from my recent trip home.
HOB X The Piedpiperess: I teamed up with House of Blouse (HOB) to create a perfect cropped jacket/blouse. House of Blouse is a fashion startup aimed at tailoring blouses a hassle free task. Given today’s hectic life and frustrating commute, making at least 3 trips to a local tailor is a pain. Having moved away from home, I am always asking for recommendations for a good tailor and that’s when I found HOB. With House of Blouse, it took me 30 minutes to have this pattern made. You can start by picking from a variety of fabrics in a range of colors and patterns. Then, you design your blouse with a style creator app, which lets you create your own pattern or chose from the many designs they have. The final step is to give your measurements; you can do this by sending them an existing blouse or by following the guide to enter your measurements. My black ikat jacket-blouse arrived in less than 15 days and was tailored to perfection. I was thrilled to have a well-fitted blouse without having to repeat my idea, send WhatsApp images, and follow up with a tailor. Bonus: they even ship internationally! So, what are you waiting for? Your dream blouse is only a click away!