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

A new beginning….

Apologies for such a long absence and for not updating before!

I had mentioned somewhere before that I am working on a project. Well it started off the day I started getting bored of my mundane job and decided that it was time to start up things on my own. But there were some financial problems. So I started setting up my studio slowly and steadily. And then suddenly one day a friend of mine called me up and asked me if I would be interested in setting up an exhibition!

Then started the most busiest month in my life as of yet! In only 45 days, I bought a sewing machine, hired a tailor, bought loads of beautiful fabrics, and designed and produced about 30-35 pieces which became part of my first collection!

Also, in the mean time I also did the branding of my brand, with a little help from a friend!

So let me introduce you to – Anra 

“Anra is a clothing line that offers graceful dresses and tunics made with exquisite Jamdani figured cotton fabrics straight from the villages of West Bengal. Jamdani, a process of weaving fine cotton in beautiful motifs, consuming numerous hours of hard work is an almost dying craft. Our USP lies in customization since well fit clothes are always in fashion! We promise to offer exclusive pieces that you will cherish for the rest of your life.”

So two of my very good friends and great designers and me put up an exhibition launching our individual collections in New Delhi.

Well this much for now….I will post more about the exhibition later!

Bye

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!

Birthday Week….

Recently I was invited to review the Autumn Winter Collection of Globus. The review will be up in one or two days.

I just wanted to share the outfit that I wore. I just mixed some old items from my wardrobe to create an interesting look…

Sheer Top – Thrifted, Floral Printed Tunic – Tailored, Leggings – Pantaloons, Belt – Stolen from sister, Flats – Thrifted(Florence), Bag – Thrifted(Venice), Necklace – Stolen from Sister, Hair Clips – Accessorize, Rings – Thrifted(New Market, Kolkata)

Also, this week is my birthday week……!!!!

For some great coupons on ym Birthday Click here

Have a Happy Week ahead!

Beetles on my neck….

My mom and dad’s birthday fall one day after the other so since my sister was leaving the next day, we decided to take them out to dinner on day after mom’s birthday! We went to ‘Aaheli’, a beautiful restaurant serving authentic bengali cuisine in the most homely atmosphere.

The food was delicious like home-made food and the hospitality was superb.

So I was wore my black skinny jeans with my Vero Moda black blouse.

The detailing on the blouse is not visible so I took this picture from a website.

Image from www.tiastar.com

Can you make out what am I wearing around my neck? Here’s a closer look…

My brand new Zara necklace that my sister gifted me….! I love the beetles and the colors on them! You can find it here!

Hope you all are having a fabulous week!

Delhi Couture Week … Day 3

Day 3 of Delhi Couture Week had a great start with Anju Modi’s collection. Inspired by the Bengali literature and characters like ‘Charulata’, ‘Devi’, ‘Parineeta’, & ‘ Devadas’, the collection was a mix of muslin, silks and cotton fabric with the colors ranging from reds to white to black.

After a long absence from fashion weeks in India, Manish Arora was a show with sky high expectations. Although most of the show pieces were favorites from his Paris show.

Psychedelic colors, avant garde styles, eclectic cuts were all a part of his show. An interesting addition was the use of fur.

Another splendid day! Two more fantastic collections. Which one was your favorite?

Do drop in you suggestions!

Delhi Couture Week 2012…Day 2

Day 2 of DCW started with Ashima-Leena’s bridal collection ‘Rang Ratan’. A lot of pastel shades were seen along with gold sarees with delicate embroidery.

Next show was of the Evoluzione by designers Anamika Khanna and Gaurav Gupta.

Anamika Khanna’s collection was based on black & white with hints of gold, bright red & blue. Jewelled scarves were a notable feature in the collection. Another interesting thing was heavily embroidered floor length jackets.

Moving on to Gaurav Gupta’s couture collection which was based on pinks, oranges,  gold & white. The beaten gold embroidery, the bright pinks and oranges against the beige and nude colors created a flirty yet mature collection.

I feel Day 2 was spectacular and I think brides all over the country are lusting over these amazing creations!

What did you like? The pastel lehengas, the heavy jackets or the draped gowns…..

 

 

 

Delhi Couture Week 2012 – Day 1

The onset of the most exuberant times of the Indian calendar has begun with the first show of Delhi Couture Week 2012 by designer Varun Bahl. Net bodices, lehengas & shararas, exquisite embroidery all this and much more adorned the ramps with the models dressed in his outfits. Blacks, olives, navy blues and shades of red were the predominant colors in the collection. With this collection the designer definitely wanted to change the idea of Indian couture to be vastly bridal wear oriented.

Here are a few of the best outfits.

The second show was by JJ Vallaya whose collection stressed on the fact that Indian couture is definitely bridal. Inspired by the ottoman empire, the silhouettes and the embroidery made a very unique statement.

Images from www.hindustantimes.com

I personally loved the concepts of net bodices with lehengas and jackets with lehengas.

What did you think of the non-bridal concept of Varun Bahl’s show?

Do share your thoughts!