Janani Krishnan

Janani Krishnan

Janani is a global citizen, she says and adds that she knows that sounds a little pretentious but it’s true. Currently, she’s based out of Mumbai and totally in love with the city, people and manic energy! “What makes me tick – numbers, animals, sustainable fashion, natural beauty, compassion, public art, food, being outdoors, travel and believing in the goodness of people” she says. She is also a human litmus test for all brands claiming to be sustainable and organic, and she tells you the truth. Why? Because you deserve to know.

I hate jeans and I cannot lie

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I don’t own a single pair of jeans. Gasp, you lovers. I’ve escaped the indigo talons of the Canadian tuxedo for over three years now. (Seriously, can we move beyond that, please?) Last I likely wore jeans was in my early twenties (a decade or so ago)! If the subject of styling jeans comes up, I’m always asked why… why don’t I adore the perfectly …

#PyjamaLoves: Best of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

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New York Fashion Week, how do we even begin to count the ways we love your  Spring/ Summer 2017 edition? We can’t. But, we still tried. Here are our favourite runway looks of NYFW.   Alice + olivia  A blend of fashion and fun at its best   Eckhaus Latta This printed suit in my favourite colour is my idea of power dressing with a quirk.   Jil Sander Navy …

Shopping Diet Part Deux: Birthday Bonanza!

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I love birthdays and this year only served to further increase this love for birthday celebrations!! August started for me with a 2-day trip to Chennai where I spent time with a couple close friends and my entire family (over the last 15 years my siblings, parents and I have all been in different continents.) I was showered with love by these 4 munchkins (and the adults …

#PyjamaReviews: The Burlap People

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I discovered the Burlap People a few months ago on Instagram and the use of burlap for their designs caught my eye. I’d previously associated burlap with gunny sacks and love the idea of transforming this rugged and utilitarian fabric into aesthetically striking designs. Come time to invest in a daily use handbag; I knew I was going to give The Burlap People a whirl. …

Falling for Rosie Assoulin

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Rosie Assoulin‘s already been christened the new Queen of Evening Wear. But, I think everyone should wear all Rosie all day long. Seriously, I’ve been Insta-stalking her since… 2014, which is light-years in fashion time. Here’s a brief primer on the one-woman show who started out on her grandmom’s sewing machine, and even assisted the legendary Alber Elbaz at Lanvin.  Nominated last year for Forbes 40 …

#InHerWords: Unfair and effing Lovely!

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Have you ever been called black like coal/a crow/something burnt? I have. It is pretty standard for most kids who are dark-skinned and part of the Indian diaspora.   Teasing from peers, un-asked for comments on how attractive I am (not) and  unsolicited warnings to stay out of the sun: this was my ground reality growing up. In addition to making me feel undesirable, the …

I went on a shopping diet and here’s what happened

It’s been 3 months. Not a new dress or bag in my kitty. Ok, almost none. I’m on a diet, you see. A Shopping diet. I bet you’re like, Well, I’d like to say it’s because I want to be kinder to the environment; I have so many clothes already; I’m embracing the minimalistic movement; slow sustainable fashion is what I’m trying to emulate and …

#PyjamaReviews Nicobar clothing: colonial-era styled for Indian millennials

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Soft Fabrics, Stylish Details By Avantika Mehta and Janani Krishnan Launched by Good Earth, Nicobar is aimed at a younger clientele with a penchant for quality over quantity. With fashion veteran Aparna Chandra at the helm of design and former-editor of Motherland Vandana Verma looking after creative direction, we had high hopes for this brand and it did not disappoint. The brand’s first collection is …