Posts tagged ‘bags’

December 2, 2013

What’s in your Ketchup?

Ketchup is back! This time with their very new collection which is perfect for the winter. We have basically hijacked this collection and Ketchup might have to personally come and take them back from us!

Each time we shoot these bags, it starts off as a challenge- WHAT should we do so it’s different? So so hard.Then it comes to us in a flash and we know exactly what we need to do. (Okay, there might have been one shoot before this where we tried to do something else but failed miserably!)

So, do you have a ketchup bag? What’s in it? Send us a picture!!






Photos and Styling by The Unreal Bride

P.S. Have you seen Kismet’s new photography website? Take a look and tell us what you think -

August 15, 2013

Happy Independence Day (and who won the Giveaway?)

For whatever India is, it is magnificent  . Don’t you think? The colours, the people, the culture. Never know what to expect!!!

Independence dayPhotos by Kismet Jewell Nakai

A friends facebook update reminded me of this poem and how apt it is for a day like today-

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
  Where knowledge is free 
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments 
By narrow domestic walls 
Where words come out from the depth of truth
  Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection 
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way 
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit 
Where the mind is led forward by thee  Into ever-widening thought and action 
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake 
~ Rabindranath Tagore~
Now, onto some exciting things! THE GIVEAWAY! I have to admit I was kind of worried about the response initially- would no one want to participate in our giveaway? Have people stopped reading the blog? Will I have to make up entries? Yes, I thought these things and its probably because we have been the worst bloggers in the world and have more giveaways than posts. Then when SO many of you entered, it made me happy beyond words ! Thank you for being awesome.  Picking the winners was no easy task but we had to choose someone and after much thought , our two winners are MEGHA SHARMA BHAGAT and MEENAKSHI KAPUR!  Congratulations to you both! You just won yourself a Ketchup bag each. Send us your addresses so we can you the bags ASAP.
Thank you Ketchup for being so terrific and here is hoping we have many more collaborations to come!


August 7, 2013

Guestpost Bon Anniversaire Ketchup!

I just saw a notification from WordPress telling me we registered this blog three years ago. THREE YEARS! Could the Unreal Bride possibly be so many years old?  WOW! This calls for a celebration and a plan. Ironically, I came to write a post about a birthday celebration but not our own! This can only mean one thing- a combined birthday party!!!! Who is going to be our birthday buddy , you ask? Well none other than our favourite bag people (I say that in the nicest way possiple)- Ketchup! You know them well from our blog- we have done some of our favourite shoots with their products, had insane giveaways and have become great friends since then! If you know the Unreal Bride, you know Ketchup!!

Ketchup celebrated their 2nd birthday last month and to celebrate -they took a trip to gorgeous Paris. Anyone who visits Paris is sure to come back oozing with inspiration. So as a way to celebrate their birthday they wrote a guest post for us on Paris annnnd if you read to the bottom of the post, you might find a pleasant surprise waiting for you!


Via etsy

Here’s what the Ketchup girls had to say!

idea  Paris is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn


5 things about Paris (pronounced Fr. paˈri), that we L-O-V-E !


Très chic:

Paris is the fashion capital of the world. The french, both men and women, don’t just love fashion, they understand the true essence of fashion and they sure as hell know how to rock some seriously hot haute couture – respect!



C’est si bon:

One simply can not get enough of the breads, the cheeses, the steaks, the wines, the mussels, the brews, the desserts – yes the desserts : when we say french desserts, we mean lots of delicious calories such as macaroons, mille-feuilles, profiteroles, eclairs,tarte tatins and crème brûlées!


Talking of which… we could kill for a fresh french vanilla custard creme brûlée in a super cute cafe in Paris RIGHT NOW!

Bon appetit!

Très magnifique:

French architecture took our breath away .. The gardens, the ever-so-beautiful river Siene, the 18th century buildings, le tour d’eiffel, the champs-elysees, the museums. What’s not to love? Infact we even loved the windows, the open spaces, the boulevards and the sidewalks.


Je ne veux pas travailler:

The weather in Paris all through our birthday month was spectacular, the cool breeze and the slight drizzle along with the smell of freshly heated chestnuts made our walks in the pristine gardens along the river Siene simply surreal.


Le temps de l’amour :

The city of Paris is like a classic timeless black and white romantic movie!


Paris makes one want to fall in love, Paris makes one want to kiss…. and then keep kissing … and at Ketchup we love kissing .


Paris je t’aime!

(All photos have been taken by the Ketchup girls unless otherwise indicated!)

WAIT WAIT WAIT!! We aren’t done here yet!!

How can there be a party without a present? Or rather, TWO presents!! If we don’t love Ketchup already, get ready to love them even more because they just said they wanted to GIVEAWAY TWO bags to celebrate their 2nd birthday! Wait, does that mean on their 5th birthday, we will get ….five bags?! Ok! Let’s not jump the gun shall we. So, where was I? Yes. TWO bags to win.


Yup! They are neon and fantastic. Which one are you going to win?

The steps to enter the giveaway are :

1. We have featured Ketchup on our blog quite a bit now, so what you have to do is go look for these posts (on the blog )and tell us which one of the previous bags showcased was your favourite and why! You can add the link to the blog post or photo in the comment  section down below. Not hard but you got to go and look.

To summarise- go find the other blog posts where Ketchup has been featured, and tell us in the comment section which bag is your favourite and why! (in the comment section down below).  Here, let me give you a head start-CLICK HERE

2. Go to the Ketchup page on facebook here and Like it – also leave a message on their wall saying The Unreal Bride sent you there – in case you already like their page on facebook.

3. Tweet – J’aime the birthday giveaway @ketchupbags is having on The Unreal Bride (@kisjayenn).

4. Tell all your friends to come and participate.

5. Extra points if you tell us why you love Paris if you have visited, or what you think you would love about Paris when you visit it one day!

The competition is open till midnight on Wednesday the 14th of August and one lucky winner will be selected on the basis of their answer and will win a Ketchup bag (remember there are TWO of them). Multiple tweets are welcome but will not imcrease your chances of winning!!

Good luck mes amies! 

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
August 2, 2011

An Unreal Birthday Celebration!

The question is what do you get when you combine your (blog’s) first birthday with some Ketchup??

{ Image of party via Brancoprata and Ketchup via Pinterest }

Perplexed aren’t you??? I would be too- a first birthday and some ketchup might mean a french fry party or make-your-own-ketchup party  but that is WAY too random. What it means is that The Unreal Bride just turned ONE and is collaborating with a fabulous company called ….any guesses?! Yes, called KETCHUP! and we are having a giveaway to celebrate!!!!

You want to know more? Come back tomorrow for all the details! Wheee! We can’t wait!

See you all tomorrow xx

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