Monday, 18 November 2013

Girls gotta have fun!

Whoever said that a girl is the worst enemy a girl can ever have had clearly not seen Anu , Sayantani and yours truly together. There is nothing like girl power. We get along like a house on fire and can talk about anything and everything under the sun without the slightest bit of awkwardness. More importantly,with Sayantani, I have survived something I never could with any of my previous boyfriends- a long distance relationship! Yes,it has been a while since she moved to Chennai,but a girls' evening out over Sangria,brownies and plain water(yes,the last one was my order) proved that nothing has changed in the past few months. We are still the same stupid,self-obsessed,insane,bitchy lot. And yeah,some relief it was,I tell you.
     Meanwhile,there is this slight nip in the air and I'm loving it! My favourite season is almost here! I have already started thinking layering,cosy woollens,evening walks down the brightly lit Park Street on Christmas,trips to New Market,romantic afternoon sun near the Maidan,picnics,partying,staying in bed till late and of course,my happy wala b'day! I'll be back with an embarrassing drinking story at our annual alumni meet and till then,take care,drool over Sheldon and Damon back to back every Sunday(Big Bang Theory and Vampire Diaries are aired back to back every Sunday starting from 1:30 p.m.,in case you didn't know)and most importantly,keep it stylish.
Palazzo,summer jacket,ring-B.K.Market,tank top-Elle,shoes-Simpark Mall,neckpiece-gifted,sling-vintage

Friday, 1 November 2013

Sarees galore!

So,here is the much-awaited post,people! The coming few months will be busy. And not being shortlisted for the first company coming down to campus has allowed me a breather of sorts. Besides,Reliane 3G rocks! As a result,here it is,the post I had promised almost a month back.
                                                                                         Disclaimers first.

  • I have not been able to style the sarees perfectly,fashion-wise,thanks to the rain,the walking involved(yes,no matter what one wears,pujo is synonymous to walking for miles and miles)and of course the rain that played a complete spoilsport this year.
  • The people I generally go out with,specially during pujo are not shutterbug happy amateurs. They detest taking pictures,specially while pandal-hopping,more so if the pictures happen to be of my clothes and accessories instead of the pandals and idols. So,I couldn't really draft outfit posts out of them.
  • My digital camera died almost two years ago and since then,I have been too broke to fix it or buy a new one. Instagram helps but it can make a picture beautiful only if it's originally half-decent.
  • I'm an awkward poser,specially after I have walked for at least forty minutes and my sweat is doing a very up close and personal tango with the dust on my face.
  • I'm too poor to buy sarees I visualise. Roaming around shady alleys in north Kolkata looking for places that sell wholesale fabric can only take one this far.
                                                                                               All said and done,this time of the year is one of the most emotional times for me and these pictures,good or bad,are a part of who I'm. They have personal value and therefore,will always be special to me.

'Nuff said. Enjoy the pictures.
Saree-gifted,blouse-borrowed from mom,sling-B.K.Market,jhumkas,ring and cuff-New Market,silver kolhapuri(not visible in the picture)-Shreeram Arcade

Saree-Handloom House,lace blouse-Howrah Bridge,jhumkas and ring-New Market,batua-vintage,silver kolhapuri(not visible in the picture)-Shreeram Arcade

Saree-New Market,brocade blouse-Howrah Bridge,neckpiece and ring-custom-made by local jewellery store,bindi-roadside shop near Lindsay Street,golden kolhapuri(not visible in the picture)-Shreeram Arcade 

Picture Credits-Anu,Moumita and baba
And there is finally a nip in the air! I'm loving it! Looks like my favourite Winter will be here in no time! Even though I will have a lot up my sleeves this Winter,I'm never too busy to layer  and pose every once in a while. Meanwhile,you people stay happy,eat healthy and most importantly,keep it stylish. Till the next post,