Tonight I’m attending an Alice In Wonderland theme party that Miss Malini is throwing with Smassh Salon to celebrate the latter’s six month anniversary. I should have been over the moon, considering I love Alice. But mood swings have got in the way. Anyway, I’ve decided to channel the Queen Of Hearts and here’s an ensemble I’ve come up with putting together similar pieces from my closet. You approve? Please leave suggestions in the comments.
Aastha (of Indian Summer) & I had a meeting scheduled at the Sula Vineyards office. Since it was very close to the Palladium, we couldn’t resist checking out the various sales.
We had a nice, quick lunch at the Indigo Deli. They should be offering me a loyalty card because I pay them a visit every month and sometimes, thrice in the same month. Anyway, you must try their potato, corn and jalapeno burger. It’s really filling and delicious. I had a lemon and mint slush as an accompaniment.
Photograph: Aastha Atray
Sunglasses – Mango at G7 mall, Versova, Mumbai | Dress – Platinum Mall, Bangkok, Thailand | Tights – Platinum Mall, Bangkok | Bag – Platinum Mall
We both ended up carrying pleather bags. While I had bought mine in Bangkok, she bought hers at Lokhandwala in Mumbai. Pleather bags are great to carry to meetings and have enough pockets to organize your stuff.
Photographs: Aniruddha Guha
The meeting went off well. Aniruddha Guha dropped in and clicked our pictures. We’re really excited to collaborate again and bring “From the rabbit hole: A vine’yard’ sale” to Sulafest ’11. One more reason for you people to join in.
Mark your attendance at the facebook event: From the rabbit hole
It’s unfortunate that I have to rethink titles for this blog post in attempt to make it sound not dirty. And yet, I fail.
So, you know there are those days in every girl’s life when you crave bizarre things? I will never get over craving ‘kamrak’ when I was fasting? I mean, tangy green star-shaped fruit, really?
As you guys already know, I have a major sweet tooth. I open the fridge every now and then hoping to find some exotic chocolate. It usually doesn’t work. I must eat a sweet dish to end my meal, as much as possible! I’m being truthful.
As I mentioned earlier, over a month and a week ago was my birthday. My best friend had declared the theme to be ‘Alice in Wonderland’. We found some fun plates, glasses and stirrers. Even then, I was stressing too much, hoping to find cakes and drinks around the house, shrinking and blowing me up as and when I please. I had to snap out of Wonderland, because that wasn’t happening.
What did happen though was a giant cupcake. I gifted myself one on my birthday. There’s no better cure to mood-swings than generous doses of self-love. Try it!
Isn’t it sweet? I enjoyed it a little too much. You can get yourself one by placing an order a day in advance at Butterfly in Khar. For details, click here.
I think it’s really sweet to have messages written in icing on your cake.
Although, not everyone will take it in the right spirit. Remember, Miranda in Sex & the City freaking out when she reads ‘I Love You’ written on a giant chocolate chip cookie. She eats all of it by herself!
I love birthdays and presents and cakes! And right now, I’m craving a giant cupcake. Since I know I’m not getting one more, a triple scoop hot fudge ice-cream sundae would be nice.
What are your big cravings? Did you ever get yourself a giant dessert?
I’ve always wanted to buy my own car. And I’ve imagined it to be a Volkswagen Beetle. On one of my sister’s birthdays, I bought the toy version for her Barbie. Although we’ve grown out of it now, we can’t stop our nephew from playing with it every time he’s over.
Photographs: Dhruvi Shah
Earlier this year, Aisha released. The lead actor Sonam Kapoor was portrayed as quite the trendy girl. She drove a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.
Then came Anjaana Anjaani. While the publicized car of course is Blush, in her pre-Blush phase, Kiara (Priyanka Chopra) drove a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. It was almost as if her transition from the Beetle to the Ford was the character’s personal journey.
The to-be-released Break Ke Baad starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone shows Aaliya Khan (Deepika Padukone) driving a yellow Volkswagen Beetle as well.
Some snapshots from the theatrical trailer:
What do you think of the theatrical trailer?
All three films: Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani and Break Ke Baad have romantic overtones and seem to focus on modern urban couples. All three lead heroines are shown to drive a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are more often than not considered in the same bracket: the young heroines of this generation.
It is interesting how the cultural baggage attached to the car has given it a girly appeal. Of course, the brand’s collaboration with Barbie adds to the effect.
I’m extremely tempted to hop down to the Volkswagen Mumbai West showroom and take a Beetle out for a test drive.
Which car have you always wanted to buy?
What do you think of the Volkswagen Beetle?
Do you like that the three heroines are shown to drive one?
Answer those questions or leave any other thoughts in the comments section.
I create this post on the 5th day of my fast. I’m half-way through.
Why am I fasting? I was born to a family that follows Jainism by way of religion.
These 8 days are considered extremely sacred for Jains.
The basic guiding principle of Jainism as I have understood it to be is not to harm any form of life.
Our priests (if you may call them that) advocate staying away from greens, underground roots, non-vegetarian food (of course) in our diet.
This 8 day festival is called Paryushan (in Gujarati). Most people I come across confuse it with pradushan (meaning pollution in Hindi).
That is an interesting confusion.
For the eight days of paryushan, Jains do not eat greens.
To reduce pradushan, going green is the best alternative.
We live in an age where eco-friendly options are easily available.
So much literature is available on the subject.
And it is even considered “fashionable” to be environmentally friendly.
The particular outfit I have embedded below is my pictorial representation of when I felt very green.
Dress – Gap @ Evolve, Lokhandwala, Mumbai, India | Necklace – Factory, Pattaya, Thailand | Bracelet – Platinum Mall, Bangkok, Thailand | Bag – Street stall, Pattaya, Thailand | Sandals – Old Navy @ Evolve, Lokhandwala, Mumbai
Photographs: Aniruddha Guha
I have come to understand the bag is probably eco-friendly too. I love to carry it around. In other news, I’m still looking for the perfect green footwear.
Photographs: Dhruvi Shah
I adore these Old Navy thong sandals. They’re so comfortable. I have to thank Aniruddha for introducing me to the little shop in a mall I would have never otherwise stepped foot in: Evolve.
Do you love the colour green? What do you do to go green? Keep me posted!