April 29, 2013

"Experimental"

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Yes...that was precisely what was written right after the words 'Dress Code' on the e-invite for the event sent to me by the PR manager. And that was also precisely what got me interested in attending this event in the first place! ;)

I'm talking about the Indus Pride Strangebrew Experience that was held at Tantra, The Park on the 25th to launch a new range of speciality beer brewed with unique Indian spices, accompanied by a performance by the folk rock band 'Lagori' from Bangalore.
All of us, city bloggers, got invited by the event management company to cover the event and although all couldn't make it, some of us did go and have a good time hanging out together with good food, drinks & some awesome music.

Indus Pride is India’s first specialty beer brewed with authentic Indian spices.  Initially available in four variants – Citrusy Coriander, Citrusy Cardamom, Spicy Fennel and Fiery Cinnamon- Indus Pride taps into the sensorial experiences of the consumers and is targeted to be the perfect pairing with Indian gourmet cuisine.
The Citrusy Coriander beer was the available flavor of the evening and bottles of the same could be seen amply doing the rounds - on the tables, on the bar, in people's hands, on their lips and even on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook!!! Yes, they even ran an impromptu contest and asked the crowd to click pictures of the beer bottles, edit them using filters & apps and share them on any of the social networking portals. The first (read fastest) three uploads were promised freebies and guess what? I was the first one to share a snap on Twitter! (everybody else was busy drinking their beer, I guess!) I won myself a set of pretty li'l notebooks!!! :D

All in all, the Strangebrew experience was not at all strange and was quite amazing, considering the awesome food, spicy beer & great music by Lagori! A fun evening well 
spent with my fellow blogger friends! 


Pretty décor by Indus Pride 

The stage is set

Spicy beer - howzzat?

A jiving crowd

'Lagori' rocking the show!


And here's what I wore to the event. I know I started off the post talking about the promising dress code, but when I had about 30 approx. minutes to get ready for the night, I told myself that it didn't quite matter what the dress code was! :P






Well........if you look at it that way, wearing my maxi dress as a skirt was an 'experimental' attempt for me! ^_^





I have been waiting for a chance to layer a top on my maxi since a long time now.......but somehow, nothing seemed to work. Then, I dragged out this almost-of-cropped-length black blouse from somewhere in the back of my closet and I knew I had found the right match!



I love this picture because of the fluoro lights overhead. Thanks for the spotting the location Animesh! :)



Yet another stab at 'experimental' - my Ed Hardy-ish skull earrings with neon chains!
And the eternal love for bows continues...
Also, behold my brand new pair of green suede loafers, gifted by the guy! Oh!! I'm in love! (more with the shoes than with the guy! :P) *sigh*


Outfit pictures clicked by: Deepa Sharma 


Striped maxi dress: BK Market, Kolkata
Black top: Thrifted, ???
Green bow belt: BK Market, Kolkata
Blue satchel: BK Market, Kolkata
Skull earrings: Shoppers Stop
Orange bow ring: Exhibition find
Green suede loafers: Enroute


The Indus Pride Strangebrew Experience will be touring six cities in India over the next couple of months with six different music artistes So, make sure you be a part of this awesome experience whenever it visits your city! 


Also, today I hosted the most ah-mazing fashion event ever! But more on that in the next post!

Stay tuned!!!


Till next time....lots of love,
Anupriya DG
April 14, 2013

Li'l Miss Stripe-y!!!

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Ok guys............first of all, thank you all SO MUCH for the overwhelming response to the pictures clicked by me that I had shared in my last post!!! I was touched, humbled and wonderfully encouraged to see my passion for photography thus applauded!!! :))

Secondly, tonight, I'm announcing the winner of the Chappals vs Stilletoes and Miss Chase giveaway that was held recently on the blog and on our Facebook page! *drumrolls*
Thank you all for the enthusiastic spirit and amazing participation on our first ever giveaway! We got some super-cool entries and I can assure you that it was a tough choice for the selectors!!! So, amidst much anticipation and breath-holding (I don't know about you, but am holding mine even as I announce this!), let me declare the winner - Soumi Paul! (You are getting mail, Soumi!)


As for the outfit, I wore this around a month back on a tea date with my blogger girlies - Soumi (Yes! The very one who won the giveaway!!) & Sayantani! Oh!! How I love spending time with these lovely ladies - they are my bit of sunshine, I tell you! :D


Two girls after my own heart - Soumi & Sayantani <3


As you can see, my love for stripes has culminated in yet another of my favorite summer buys this year - this pretty pair of leggings! The pastel hues, the mix-n-match stripes, the comfortable fabric & the great fit  - absolute #win! 




Paired it with a simple knitted tunic, some fun flip-flops, a small-but-roomy satchel (to carry my new DSLR, which the girls insisted I bring!!) and my summer staple - a bun!






And falling prey to my stripe-y love, I stacked on some striped bangles to give my leggings company! ;)



Note: My equally strong love for bows - spot them on my flip-flops as well as the necklace! ^_^


Navy tunic: Brand Factory, Kolkata
Striped leggings: Exhibition find
Beads & bow necklace: Westside
Bangles: All over the place
Green ring: BK Market, Kolkata
PVC flip-flops: BK Market, Kolkata
Blue satchel: BK Market, Kolkata


Photo credits: Soumi Paul



We have the Bengali New Year coming up on Monday - looking forward to new clothes, good food and a day of fun & festivity!!! Shubho Noboborsho (Happy New Year in my mother tongue) to all my Bengali friends around the world!


Enjoy your Sunday, peeps!!! And have an amazing week ahead!


Cheerio!
Anupriya DG
April 08, 2013

Pictionary

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Hola! All you pretty peeps out there!!! ^_^

Hope you all had a smashing weekend! I had a mixed bag of one with a bit of work, a bit of fun and a bit of relaxation all thrown in together!!

Anyway, I'm not going to talk fashion today.....in fact, I'm not gonna talk at all! I'll just let some of my favorite random clicks (taken here, there & everywhere) do the talking....


"Light-winged smoke..."


“No one can rate a burden's weight...Until it has been on his back”


Tethered twins

"Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down"


So what if I'm unadorned?
I still raise my head high...
And stand tall against the sky!


A path above...A path below...


Cameras used: Nikon D90 (lens - 18-105mm)
                  Nikon L110 (point & shoot)



Do let me know your thoughts on these! Would you like to see more posts like this in the future???

Will be back with an outfit post soon!!! 


Have a great week ahead, you fellas! :))



Ta-da!
Anupriya DG

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