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Featured!

Hello everyone….

As I had said, two very popular New Delhi bloggers had come to our exhibition and they had loved the collection. Well we have been featured in their blog.

Shaily Khera is an amazing fashion and lifestyle blogger based in New Delhi. She blogs about everyday fashion, events, lifestyle, her love for Indian vintage etc. in her blog Confessionz of a Closet.

Bhawna Yadav is also another awesome fashion blogger who writes about her undying love for everything fashionable in her blog Muse

Check out Confessionz of a Closet – Twisted tales of Hauz Khas for the review!

Shaily Khera, wearing Anra tunic!

Photo courtesy - Confessionz of a Closet & Bhawna Yadav

We are so happy to be featured on Confessionz of a Closet!

Till next time!

Have a Happy Week Ahead!

What Now?

With the pressure of the exhibition and the launch of my label gone now, I got some time to relax and think about the bigger question …… What next?

Although I haven’t figured that out yet, I thought it would be a nice idea to share the collection here.

Anra dress

This cute little dress in yellow and maroon combination is perfect for this festive season. It has two shades of yellow and maroon straps, with detailing in two shades of green.

Anra dress

This little yellow dress, has a cute collar and keyhole at the back. Made in pure cotton with beautiful hand woven motifs all over, this makes for a festive wardrobe staple.

Take a look at all the other pieces from the collection on our Facebook page – Anra

You can now order Anra online at Indiebazaar!

If you like our blog or want to share your comments do reach us on our Facebook page!

Bye! 

Anra at Textures 2012

So as I was saying…We launched our first collection at Textures, a fashion exhibition, in Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi last week.

The response was very good! People loved the collection. We were fortunate to have Shaily Khera of Confessionz of a Closet and Bhavna Yadav of Muse~Me and u styled for eternity cover the event, which will be up on their blogs soon.

Here are some pictures of the event…

 Abhishek Basu of Calcutta Arts Club                                Anais Basu of Tia Pakhi

I had loads of fun and I am happy our first collection was well received.

Till next time…:-)

P.S. – You can see more exhibition pictures on my facebook page – here

Have you heard of Globus?

Globus is an amazing clothing brand with almost 30 stores across India, which sells a wide range of clothing products like women’s & men’s casual wear, ethnic wear, basic staples to accessories etc. The clothes are really fabulous with an international appeal, Indian sensibility and overall a lot of style!

 I guess that’s a lot for introduction. Now let’s get to the point…

A few weeks back I was invited to review the Autumn Winter 2012 collection of Globus….So I went to the store in Kolkata last week to check out the amazing clothes!

Unlike other major multi-brand outlets in the country, Globus sells its in-house brands Globus and F-21 majorly, apart from a few other eminent brands, for women as well as men! Its uniqueness is that they provide high-end fashion at affordable prices.

This year’s Autumn Winter Collection for women has modern designs in trendy prints as well as western looks in ethnic detailing. The collections are derived from a lot of different stories like Borders of Bharatnatyam, Bandhej, Moroccan, White Story, Urban Nomad etc which are all reasonably priced. The collection ranges from smart casual western wear to ethnic kurtis to the very chic colored denims, harem pants and printed leggings; along with pretty dresses with girly details to sequined dresses for all your evening wear needs.

Florals, checks or the retro polka dots, Globus keeps international trends in mind!

Got a date? Slip into an LBD. Choose from sequinned dresses to lace tops!

Who said ‘desi’ was boring?

The men’s collection included checked and striped shirts in unique color combinations and one-liner and graphic t-shirts, together with colored denims, smart tailored trousers to festive suits for those special occasions.

As if this was not enough, they also have all your accessory staples; ranging from statement necklaces to earrings, bags and satchels in myriad colors.

Wait! They have more! Take a look at what else is in store for you in the coming months at Globus!

Great news for the fashionistas, you can also shop the new collection online on the newly revamped website here.

Globus seems to be a perfect place to shop with friends, family or loved ones without having to feel that you are dragging your partners with you unnecessarily as they can also have a great time shopping for themselves!

So what are you waiting for? Get to the nearest Globus store in your city or shop online!

Happy shopping at GLOBUS!

From my mother’s closet…

I had mentioned in my last post that I was working on a concept. Well, for a long time I have been fascinated by a lot of Indian crafts. And the other day while ransacking my mother’s wardrobe, amongst all her lovely sarees, I found one that was very unique to my eye. It was a usual cotton woven saree which we call as ‘taant’ in Bengali. A pale pink base with the design woven in a deep ink blue. And as I have always loved wearable fashion, an idea popped into my head.

I love the way the threads are woven so intricately to create such amazing designs.

Well here’s the full shot!

Its a straight cut sheath dress with a little metal at the back.

Well I hope you liked what you saw. Do let me know if I can improvise on anything!

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week!

Blog turns a year old….

It’s been a year I wrote my first post and I can say I have moved a long way since there.

I love that I have made new friends through this blog and have received new opportunities. I agree that I have been a little slow but that’s just a part of the process. I hope to grow more along with my blog, make more friends from across the world and I make a promise to take up blogging a little more seriously from now and work on it more.

Now taking a look at what has been happening…..

I bought a dress form UK size 12. I have been planning to get started with my own clothing line for a looong time now. So this is my first step towards that.

I had made this cropped jacket in my final year of college. I never had the chance to do a photo shoot. And since I had recently bought the dress form, thought it would be a good idea to showcase it.

My friend Anupriya DG of Chappals vs Stilletos who has a fabulous brand “Howrah Bridge” had come up with a line of cotton scarfs in some amazing retro prints. I had told her to keep one for me. And I finally got it.

And outfit post is in the cards.

I have started working on a concept. I have a lot of glass beads, sequins and glass cut-pipes and Vogue. Any guesses on what I’m making?

New ballerinas with cute bows on it.

Braided knit necklace

A lot of outfit posts are in working right now.

Be sure to check back in a couple of days.

Thanks to everyone who has supported/helped me in this one year.

Where was I…?

I got into doing a little work the past few weeks.

A friend back from college asked me to make his portfolio so I was busy doing that.

Layouts, grids, web design; it’s not something I do always but it’s something I like to try my hands on sometimes.

This is the cover page.  I added a few sample work images on this page to create some interest, so that you actually go ahead and flip through it and see the rest.

The Resume page

I put his work categorically under these heads.

This was the basic layout for all the work pages, with the main heads on the left side of the page and the next images on the right side; for easy navigation.

All work done in Adobe Indesign and exported to a flash file.

Also, I got some freelance work to do. A friend of my friend had some images that needed editing for a fashion catalogue.

Before

After

Well that’s enough for now….

I’m trying to post some styling photo shoots….let’s see what comes up!

Hello world!

Hello everyone….I’m just another girl obsessed with a new thing every new day!

But anyways….I’m here to share my obsessions!

So here’s what I’m obsessing about right now!

The color Peapod, named by Pantone and this is one of the colors of the Pantone spring summer 2011 color forecast. It’s a very invigorating color and of course it’s the accent color of my blog! I’ve been obsessed with this hue for a long time now, only the shades keep on changing.

And that’s me wearing the same shade!

Plus size fashion blogs. As I’m also a plus sized girl and I love fashion and clothes, it’s a perfect match!

http://www.gabifresh.com/

http://saksinthecity.blogspot.com/

http://www.leblogdebigbeauty.com/

http://kylanita.canalblog.com/

These are just a few of the plus sized fashion blogs that I love! There are more…

Getting awesome pictures of me taken! This has been a recent development since some time back I was not so confident about myself but after looking at the aforementioned bloggers, I was motivated!

As everyone knows, Photoshop is amazing software for editing or morphing digital pictures and as a lot of other much talented people, I like to try my hand at image morphing from time to time.

Am I good at it….? Well that’s for you to judge!

I tried to create a glam v/s grunge feel. I got inspired by this image of Madonna, in Louis Vuitton’s Fall Winter 2009-2010 ad campaign. It was absolutely glamorous and I just grunge-d   it up a bit!

These are my college friends; not all are here though; and this picture is from our last house party back in college. I was really missing the good times and my friends so I made this!

Ok, you’ll see more on this as the blog upgrades.

And also

‘Right there’ by Nicole Scherizinger featuring 50 Cent