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August 3, 2011

Monsoon Bride & a Giveaway

So this is what they mean when they say that time flies when you are having fun ?! That one second you have an idea, the next second you decide to act on the idea, the second after that you start writing a blog based around the same idea and many seconds after that, it’s already been a year? It has reached a point where I am less concerned about how old I turn and more concerned about how old our blog is and what we should do to celebrate!

Though I cannot wait to tell you all about our birthday celebrations, I think first we must reflect on the year that has passed! From our first post –Dressing the Doctor to newspaper articles, photo booths, contributing to people’s life memories, being momentary TV stars, doing assignments like ad campaigns and food-styling , to traveling a fair amount- our year has been PACKED with amazing experiences! Not to forget all the amazing people we have ‘met’ and learnt from! It truly has been an amazing year and can’t wait for more madness!

Technically our birthday was a few days ago (a few of you dedicated readers know the exact date, don’t you?) but we got very busy which we can’t complain of and had to put the birthday celebrations on the back burner. And, the weather was far from cooperative to any kind of shoot, it IS the monsoon here and SO SO hot! We managed though, so very aptly our bride(not a real bride- we love our friends for being so cooperative and model-iscious! ) –our bride has been named the Monsoon Bride. You will see why – everything is so green and fresh that it is hard to believe it is so stuffy outside that you cannot breathe!

Collaborating with us is the lovely Nikhaar, owner and creator of Ketchup – a business all about bags. We briefly mentioned her on one Thursday Purseday but have been saving her for something bigger and better like today’s beyond amazing GIVEAWAY! She is so awesome , because she is giving away one of her Ketchup bags to the person who wins the giveaway. We are super excited because clearly this girl is going places- she is currently busy getting her stall ready for the Lakme Fashion Week (WOW!).

NOW I can finally show you the pictures with our gorgeous Monsoon Bride !! Ways on how to enter the giveaway will be at the end of the post .

Amazing is what Gauri looked in Aprils great grandmother’s lehenga (uhm, how is it in such good condition -its ancient!). I LOVE the colour of the lehenga and I need to find an outfit in the same colour or hijack this lehenga! We raided my Mom’s cupboard and found all this old silver jewelery that she has collected over the years. Some of it is from a small village somewhere up in the hills and some of it is from when they visited Pakistan. Got to say my Mom has fabulous taste (credit to my Dad too because he often surprises her with silver stuff he gets from his ‘contacts’)!

Nikhaar was kind enough to send some of her bags to incorporate into our shoot so you can get a taste of what you might WIN! Personally, this reversible clutch is one of my favourites- how awesome is it? I told you-this girl is talented!

Everything about these bags spell PERFECT.The right size to carry to a wedding , colours that can go with anything and excellent quality.

All these fab jewels belong to the model, mostly from Amrapali. *drool*

With the next few photos you will get that monsoon-y feeling I have been going on about- so much green everywhere! And so many bags too!

Did I mention that our model is an artist? She makes the most phenomenal paintings- urban landscapes, trees that are alive and chairs being her (or my ) favourites. That’s why I love the next photo, it is so apt !

What did you think??? Did you like our Monsoon bride with all the bright colours, bags and gorgeous jewelry?? Are you ready for the Giveaway now?! I know you are so here is what you have to do to participate-

  • Head over to the Ketchup facebook page, give it a like (you know you want to) browse through the albums to check out their cool bags!
  • Then, go to our facebook page, drop us a line to say hello!
  • If you are on twitter- follow us there (@ketchupbags and @unrealbride) and tweet ” @ketchupbags is having an awesome birthday giveaway on the @unrealbride blog. A bag is to be won- I hope it’s me!!!!
  • Finally, leave us a comment on the blog, telling us which bag it is that you loved from the Ketchup page (this is a must otherwise your name doesn’t get counted!!!)!
  • Extra points to everyone who links us to their Facebook status !!
  • You have till the 8th of August,Monday to enter the give-away.
  • Winners will be chosen by random and will be announced on the 9th of August!
Now that isn’t too hard is it? So , come on – get going!! This giveaway is open to everyone so don’t restrict yourself if you live far far away!
So many bags, so little time! Good luck to all of you!One of these beauties could be yours!
Our lovely model/bride: Gauri Sharma
Bags: Ketchup by Nikhaar
Styling and photography: April Sher Bhaika and Kismet Jewell Nakai
Clothes: April’s ancestors and her Mum for keeping them in such perfect condition!
Jewelery: My mum
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