•Kolkata has an extensive network of government run buses. •The regular buses are coloured light-blue and yellow.
• The mini-buses are of brown and yellow colour, and contain lesser number of seats. •The mini-buses were started in the late seventies as a relief for the office commuters from the overloaded buses by being a sitting-only service, but this has given way to severely overloaded and crowded mini buses (and other buses too), largely due to the massive population of Kolkata.
*Bengal_Diaries* *gram_bangla* *post5*
And here we are with the third look in the series, the look for the wedding evening. However, these beautiful drapes aren't from Amrapali.🤗
The off-white and rani pink beauty on me, is a silk from South India, which had come as a part of my wedding trousseau from the in-laws. Finally after two years, I had the chance to drape it, making my mom-in-law gleaming with glee! 😁 My jewellery is a combo of antique gold and gold-plated temple jewellery which were all purchased during my wedding. The Lakshmi Pendant neckpiece is from @aadyaaoriginals and the antique chandbali is from @kalyanjewellers_official.
The sister @mishti.and.meat draped this beautiful silk in a deep shade of pink. It has the motif of a Tussar Benarasi, but it's not a Benarasi. It's an extremely light-weight silk picked up from a store in New Market, Kolkata.
Having gained confidence over my skill at the winged eye-liner, I did the same for my sister. And along with her, I had my hair tied up in a bun too, for a change! We got tiny cute white flowers as embellishment to the 'jooda'.
Well, that's about it. Do let us know in the comment section how you liked these looks!😊
P.S. Please do check out the bonus picture with my lovely family.
Happy to share our next look from the wedding.😊
It was the aiburobhaat (last meal as a spinster) ceremony, and we weren't quite eady to roll out the silks and tussars yet. The idea was to be fuss-free and hence the khadis and linens.😁
My sister @mishti.and.meat is decked up in a prussian blue pure khadi beauty, which our mom had picked up from a flea market in Kolkata, many moons ago. She's paired it with quite an eclectic blouse, again from the same flea.The quirky upcycled cloth jewellery is adding on to the fun vibe.
My saree is a pure linen jamdani in cerulean blue with tiny cute bird motifs on the palla, contrasted against deep vermillion red borders. If you remember, this bird edit collection was launched last year in several gorgeous colors and I couldn't help but pick one for myself.😋
The beautiful pure silver neckpiece is from @manjha.shop. This was a clear love at first sight and I remember having wanted this neckpiece for the longest time. But more often than not, it used to be out of stock. Finally the husband surprised me with this bauble on our Anniversary this year. 😌
Since it was a semi-heavy statement neckpiece, I chose to ditch the earrings and settled for a clip-on nose-pin. The big bold chakra ring, again from @manjha.shop rested on my fingers. I'd have stopped at that, but my mom was too finicky about my 'hands' being empty, in the presence of elderly nosy aunties who'd be like, "Ebaba! Haath mein kuch nahin pehna? Haath kyun khali hai?", which is why she handed me down her oversized bangles.🙈
Since my sister is not heavy on make-up, I'll just talk about mine. For the first time ever, I dared to try my hands at a winged eyeliner on a challenging hooded eye-lid as mine.Though it didn't come out perfect, I'm pretty much happy with the progress. Must say, those late night beauty tutorials on YouTube, did me some good. 😁
Lastly, taking a cue from the red borders of my saree, a blood red lip-stain along with the quintessence red bindi completed my look.
So that's it for now. Do let us know in the comment section if you'd like to know anything specific about the looks. 😊
The reception ceremony welcomed us to the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. And since it was the last leg of the wedding, we didn't shy away from going all out with our styling!😋
My pick for the evening was a rich royal blue Tussar with muted gold zari and ghicha palla from Amrapali, which again was a part of my wedding trousseau, gifted by the in-laws. I paired it up with my all time favorite sleeveless gold sequined blouse, to amp up the glam quotient.
Since the make-up was on the bolder side with my version of smokey eyes and even fake eyelashes (like I said, we went all out🙈), the accessories were kept minimal to balance it out. Just an oversized jhumka hoops with antique gold bangles did the trick. The rustic gold clutch that you see, is one of my greatest finds from Colaba Market, Mumbai. I've teamed it up with several sarees earlier and it never fails to stand out and add that extra zing. A blue bindi along with my most trusted trick of a gold stone bindi on my nose, instead of a nose pin completed my look.😁
My sister @mishti.and.meat was draped in a gorgeous bottle green colored Khadi Matka, from Amrapali. It's a simple saree with the beauty lying in it's texture and drape. To jazz up her look, she went all out with her jewellery! From the thick choker, the long garland neckpiece, the chunky kada, to the big jhumka and the nose-pin, she walked and talked silver! And I'm sure all of us would agree, she pulled off the look and how!😎
So that's it my lovely people. This was the last one from the series. We are absolutely overwhelmed with the abundance of love and appreciation, you showered us with, in the last two days, through comments and DM. Was so so happy and touched. Do let us know your thoughts/queries on this one too.😊
We shall be posting our exlcusive collection in the coming few days. Happy shopping. :)
Those of you who follow our personal accounts might know, we'd been away for a family wedding to Kanpur. Now weddings as we all would agree, are synonymous with fashion statements and since this was a 'family' wedding, we also didn't shy away from going a little extra at times with our accessories and make-up! In all honesty, we had the time of our lives putting together all our looks for each of the ceremonies.
Haldi calls for all things bright and yellow. My sister @mishti.and.meat chose a vibrant pure linen in mustard with silver zari, while I'm draped in a lime-hued linen moklin with hints of ghicha, both from our store.
Oxidized silver Afghans, wooden bangles and upcycled jewellery made of canvas cloth were our pick for accessories.
Since we already had a lot of haldi smeared on our faces, the make-up was kept light and simple.
Do comment below if you'd like us to share more of our looks from the wedding.😊
Please note: These sarees are not in stock currently.