Fashion....& my other passion

My first post of the year (the last one was written on 31st night) has a bit of both my passions - fashion & photography. I had an exhilarating 1st Sunday of the decade........went for a photo walk with a hobbyist photographer friend of mine.......had a gala time roaming around the city capturing whatever interested us!! The sadhus/sages in the former snaps are the ones who are originally from pilgrim spots in North India & who come down to Kolkata at this time of the year for Gangasagar (that's a fair-cum-pilgrim ritual that takes place on the river Ganga near my city). Each one of these people were so interesting & unique that we just couldn't stop clicking!! The latter snaps were taken from Princep Ghat (a harbour on the banks of the river Ganga that flows through the city) as the sun was setting. This is one of the favorite places & subjects of photographers around the country who come here to capture the twilight on the river under the bridge. The bridge is known as the Second Hooghly Bridge or the Vidyasagar Setu & it is one of the major architectural splendors of my city. All in all, I had an awesome afternoon of playing shutterbug before running off to catch "Gulliver's Trvaels" with a friend. (The movie was a good laugh!!) :))

Coming to the fashion front, I sported a casual denim & tee look for the day (since I had to roam about & walk a lot), with a jacket thrown in for good measure (keeping in mind my outdoor pursuit & also the chill of the movie theater).....

Since I knew I'll be spending a lot of time in the open, braving the cold wind, grassy fields & muddy river-banks, I went for a simple denim & tee outfit with a smart jacket for cover.

This outfit ensured comfort, warmth & less of penetrating stares from a group of people who followed us consistently as we went around taking pictures! Of course the floaters were ineveitable considering the amount of walking I was planning to do....& one of my colorful socks to keep my feet clean against all the mud & dirt.

Striped tee: Pantaloons, Kolkata
Denim: BK Market, Kolkata
Corduroy jacket: thrifted, Kolkata
Floaters: Puma, Kolkata

I love this corduroy jacket of mine......the pale pink color is subdued & goes with a lot of other colors.......also love the way the bright tee is peeping out from beneath!! :)

All of you who've read this blog for some time will know about my love for badges & buttons! I used these badges to pep up the subdued hue of the jacket.........these are some of my favs from my collection!!! :)

Che Guevara pop-art badge: Brigade Road, Bangalore
Don't Bug Me badge: Archies Gallery, Kolkata
Initial badge: Langkawi, Malaysia

I love the zipper detail on the sleeves of the jacket. Also, check out my nail art........ain't it cute??? :))

Hope you guys had a wonderful start to the new decade!!! Thank you all so much for supporting me & being there to boost my morale always!!!!!! Love you all!!

Have a great start to 2011!
Yours fashionably,
Polka Princess