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


  1. Good photography! Happy new year!

  2. Princess Darling
    You amaze me in every post, your talent is insurmountable. Those pics that you took are siiiccckkk girl!!!, I LOVE them so much

    I LOVE your keen eye for art and style, and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your details in everything, you are amazing girrllllll

    So honoured and blessed to have made your acquaintance :)

    LOVE, always

  3. love it babe ..the jacket, the badges, the nail art .. everything .. snaps of the princep ghat are superb..

    P.S. did you do the nail art yourself??

  4. @Frenchleaveblog: Thank you dear... :)
    @Jemina: Oh J!! You are way too kind with the compliments!!! Am sure glad to have befriended such a sweetheart! You just make my day!!!!!! :))
    @Simple girl: Thanx a lot babe!! And no, the nail art has been done by a professional... :)

  5. Those portraits are AMAZING! Keep it up, and in a way they are about fashion, at least style, which I find endlessly fascinating.

    Thank you for all you kind comments, by the way. Not only are you a good shooter you seem to find the right words and the kindest way to say it.

    Wishing you the best! xo. -Bella Q
    twitter: @citizenrosebudz

  6. i always wanna visit India..
    one of the country that have a great culture :)
    you look so beautiful!!


    in Love&Light
    Queen D

  7. Love the badges and the nail art darling! :) Happy New year! :)
    Enter my gossip girl giveaway!

  8. I agree with Jem, you are truly talented! I just found your blog today and I love it!


    Happy, Happy New Year!


  9. @The Citizen Rosebud: Hey Bella! You deserve each & every one of those are a beautiful & stylish person....glad I coulc make acquaintance with such an amazing blogger! :)
    @Queen D: Thanx a lot babe!! And you are right.....India does have a very unique & diverse culture....& I love capturing parts of it!!
    @A Lot Like Fashion: Thank you so much dear!!! :)
    @20 York Street: Thanx a bunch honey!!!!! You just made my day! Glad you liked my blog!!! :))

  10. love the photos :)
    follow me on:

  11. WOW really you have some amazing photos:)love it!!xx pls stop by sometime,i would appreciate it:)xx

  12. Great shots. Hope you have a good trip, glad our post could help :)

  13. Wow, these are honestly some of the coolest photos I've ever seen. It's so fabulous to be exposed to so many different aspects of the world, and even cooler to see us all come together for a common interest: blogging.
    There's just so much culture and inspiration going on here, it's crazy.
    Seeing such an amazingly talented photographer and fashionista after a heavy soccer practice truly enlightens me. Thanks :) I cannot wait for more posts to come!

    xoxo Tami at

  14. @GlamorousGirl: Thanx girl! :)
    @Thekla: Thanx a lot!! You've got a great blog too!
    @Fashion Bombay: Thanx a bunch, you lovely ladies!! Your posts never fail to inspire me!!! :))
    @Tami: Of course.......I'm really indebted to blogging for bringing me in touch with some of the most lovely people from around the world! Thank you so much for the encouragment!!! :)

  15. i have heard a lot about gangasagar mela.....well, just need to witness it one time!!!
    i love cathedral church, park street, botanical gardens and victoria memorial in kolkata...
    this time, while i was visiting kolkata, my aunt(who is actually 4 years younger to me!!) took on nice tour of park street, esplanade and cathedral church...and promised me to take me princep ghat next time i visit

  16. @Fashion Nicotine: Thanx dear! :)
    @Shooting Star: Gangasagar Mela is absolutely phenomenal! You've got to see it to believe it!! But of course, the places you've visited in Kolkata are also awesome........I love all of those places too! And be sure not to miss out Princep Ghat next time!!! :))

  17. i really like your blogs name,thats so interesting,i started a new blog,pls do make a visit

  18. the sadhu pictures r incredible hunny!!! u have much photography talent i have to sday...i loveeeeeeeeeeee them!!!

  19. @Samridhi: Thanx have got an interesting blog going there!
    @Prutha: Thanx abunch babe!! It means a lot coming from a photography pro like you!!! :))

  20. hey.u tyake really nice pictures :D


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