Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chor Bazaar, Part 2: Personal Fashion

Images by Mariam Mamaji
Dress: Anuj Sharma; Ring: Popley; Shoes: Ninewest borrowed from Jasleen of Fashion-Bombay; Ankle Bracelet: Colaba Causeway; Green Sleeve: Left over sleeve from another outfit.
So as I promised, this is the follow up on my Chor bazaar Part 1 post. You can see the fab dress by this incredible young Indian designer Anuj Sharma. You guys really have to check out his stuff. My dress is made out of 2 rectangular pieces of fabric and rubber bands tied around buttons. That’s it. It’s from his Button Masala collection.
As you can see from the pictures, Chor Bazaar had so many incredible tiny locations that we couldn’t pass up on. Every 3 steps Mariam and I walked we found a place we wanted to shoot in front of. But the whole experience was crazy. Please notice the number of people staring at us [it was a mob!!! Not kidding] in one of the shots. They followed us everywhere we went. Mobile phone picture taking and video recording included.
We got shooed out of a shop as the owner was rather conservative and probably thought I was a hooker dressed like I was in Chor bazaar …lol… At another location we had the shopkeeper chase a goat for us so that I could hold the goat in my picture [I really wanted to. I mean when do you ever get to hold a freaking GOAT!!]
At some point while we were shooting we heard one vendor ask another, “ Who is she?” and the other replied in Hindi, “ Arre yeh to woah Reshma hai Reshma” [Translation: Ohhh, she’s that girl Reshma, you know, Reshma] ..hehe… I have no freaking idea who this Reshma chic is but I guess they thought I was some TV/ movie actress or model whose name is Reshma. As far as I know there is no decent looking Indian celebrity with that name.  And so I do not want to think about which Reshma these vendors where talking about. Might not be good for my self-esteem you know. Hehe.
This whole shoot was by far the most bizarre shoot I have done on this blog, mostly due to the location, environment and cultural values of the people around. It was a fantastic experience  non the less all thanks to Mariam. And she couldn’t have captured the essence of this experience any better. I love you honey.















63 comments:

  1. Hi Sweetie, I LOVE this white dress and the ring is TDF. Btw, thanks so much for your kind words :), for the boots, I saw Pixie Market sells the same ones but in burgundy (which is absolutely beautiful me thinks :)) http://www.pixiemarket.com/store/burgundywedges-p-2489.html, and as for the dress, unfortunately the shop where I got it from only had that one piece :)

    On other notes, I am drooling over your wardrobe, you've got so many amazing pieces, if only we were neighbours then we could raid each other's closet ha ha ha :)

    Hugs babe
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  2. Sounds like a crazy and fun adventure. Only YOU could venture out on the streets o Chor Bazaar and do a photo shoot without being conscious or worried about the mob. Still loving the dress and sleeve! You ROCK! :)

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  3. dress is very pretty n interesting in white.. is making it more interesting... button detailing is v nice..
    location looks cool...Chor bazar.. !!!
    and i must say u were celebrity there.... !

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  4. Looks, so Pretty...... as always Prutha.... Love you,,,, ^^



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    Beny Ricardo Sadewo
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  5. Love your ring et your dress !!
    You're beautiful

    Fanny

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  6. u look so prettty darling! the white dress makes u look like a saint and u look fantastic with just kajol on. very natural and amazing pictures u have. i really wanna go to india.. one day ill ;)
    xoxo

    jasonitos.com

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  7. That dress is super-hot!! Seriously......it's no wonder that you were mobbed.....you all must have given a culture shock to the people out there!!! Lolz! Great going Reshma........err..Prutha! :P

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  8. whoa!
    mind numbing...no
    mind-blowing stuff!
    goat, that too a white one! u gotta be kidding
    keep it coming

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  9. love your white dress!!
    love the concept of your photoshoot!!
    you look really fabulous!!

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  10. Fabulous photos. Love it !




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  11. hehe your dress is fabulous

    chor bazar it is very crowded area

    good news is no one theft your camera in chor bazar looks all thieves wont theft in chor bazar

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  12. Yay we finally get to see the entire outfit. Love love
    Love everything about this shoot the clothes the location and of course the shoes ;p

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  13. i love that ring its amazing and i love all the pics x

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  14. you have an adorable blog! the dress and the ring are amazing!

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  15. I LOVE THAT LITTLE CAMERA YOU WERE HOLDING! :) classic! like all these pictures :) ps. thanks for dropping by. im now your follower! follow me back please? :D XXXX ♥

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  16. Wow you are really bold! You look like an Hindu goddess...awesome pictures :)

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  17. I absolutely love you dress and your ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    kisses!!!

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  18. wow this is so cool! love that ring, this is such a fun shoot :)

    xoxo

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  19. this photographer is brilliant!
    she did capture the essence of this location to a T.
    i love your outfit alot and great accessories too.

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  20. You look gorgeous!!! what a fun adventure(:

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  21. nice pictures, love the one with the televisions!
    Thanks for your comment, i like your blog
    you have a new follower :)
    follow me as well!

    xxx

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  22. good photo diary but kinda sad because ... why is that man sleeping on the street?????????????!!!!!!!!! world is so cruel.

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  23. WOW!
    I'm in LOVE with your dress, ring & wedges!
    Looks so great!

    xx

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  24. Gorgeous photos - and such amazing clothes! I love this - especially the bold green.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  25. Like the white with the green.

    And you seriously do not want to know who Reshma is .... apparently some south-indian "masala" actress. Google karo.

    Lucky you weren't in Delhi!!!

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  26. Love your dress!! And you look stunning :) BTW, thenk you for your comment! besos!

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  27. ROFL the reshma bit! I had to go back over the pictures to take in the background---what a crowd you stirred up!!---I liked how happy you look throughout the photoshoot--no feeling like home is there? :) (mumbai, not chor bazaar!)

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  28. I love your shots.. very intense but you kept pure at the same time.
    Love them Prutha..
    LOx

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  29. love the way the sleeve is used! And can't think of who this Reshma is really :) Also- I always love the way you use jewelery!

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  30. such pretty pictures of you, prutha. fierce and classy:)

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  31. nice pictures of you:). guess what? i also would stare at someone did the same thing as you in the street:)

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  32. You look like a Greek goddess in that dress!

    Leia

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    xx

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  34. AWESOME pictures. SO glad that you shared. You put my thoughts and feelings into much more eloquent words than I could have, and managed to inspire me to keep moving ahead as well! Thanx. :)

    XX

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  35. Amazing! I loooved this adventure of your Pru.. :)

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  36. oh my god!! look a great and fun adventure!!!

    I like your dress!!


    Thanks so much for your comment!!!
    xx Marina

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  37. wow...You're wooooonderfull :D amazing dress and i totally love these pics :D

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  38. You look amazing in that white dress, it's beautiful!

    d e g a i n e

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  39. wonderful photos, btw ur ring is amazing!

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  40. continue to LOVE this shoot right from concept to execution. especially love the first full length pic, the one with you and the man sleeping on the thela and the ones with you and the goat, its like they found a pristine white one for you to coordinate with the outfit!!!! mariam, prutha this is genius!! :)

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  41. Haha crazy story
    The dress is really fantastic, it's so original andcIcloove the buttons. Also great pictures, you must have a wonderful camera!

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  42. i simply love tthis....ur dress is fantastic.....love u

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  43. Thanks for dropping by lady!
    I love the white dress and the ring!!
    You look absolutely beautiful my dear!
    I'm following you :) Come check back soon!
    x
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  44. Wow amazing and crazy pics! They look very vibrant and real!
    Thanks for the comment, the research is going towards fashion and textile design and placement print ideas for garments
    Rianna xxxx

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  45. Wow that sounds amazing and your dress is magical:) I love love love it
    Hugs and kisses, darling

    Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

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  46. Okay Prutha, I cannot even begin to agree more on this! I mean, I cannot even even begin to empathize. What I really mean is, I cannot end! There is no end because I feel the highest, possible amount, so mainly, infinite amount of deja vu!

    Me and my friend were not even clicking any shots for the blog but it's that habitual posing that we're so used to and that's all and people were FLOCKING!! It really felt new in my own country but I loved it nevertheless. I agree with every word you have written here! (And yeah, that includes the dress, which is fantastic!)

    I like the way your hair and everything looks so subtle in this post!

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  47. Wow some incredible images, the one with the man sleeping on the cart(?) behind you is especially stunning. And really, how did you keep such a natural look about you with such a crowd looking on?

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  48. The 1st and 8th photo are my favorites. First because of the antique camera, and eight because of the contrast of yourself and the man behind you. Looking very elegant there in India.

    -Unyime

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  49. Hahahaha! I'm still reeling under the Reshma comment :D
    You look stunning! Love the addition of the green sleeve!
    XX

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  50. gorgeous dress! Love these pictures from India

    xx

    sftrend

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  51. Oh my goodness! I just came across your blog! And I have to say, Its incrediable! Wow! Amazing dress, you're so the Carrie Bradshaw of India! And your hair!!! AMAZING cut!

    P.S. Your blog is so inspiringly unique with such a diffrent edge! Definately following! I would love it if you would follow mine as well!

    Love from,
    Raeshelle

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  52. Love your quirk and your confidence! Fabulous blog!

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  53. hey your comment led me to your blog and i'm so glad it did! I really love the way you stand out in the 9th picture down, from your description it sounds like a fun day :) haha i think I want one of those green arm accessaries you're wearing!

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  54. I love this post and love how everyone's looking at you and admiring you!! absolutely beautiful.

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  55. The ring is pretty amazing, luv it!

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  56. I love how real this shoot is. You look absolutely gorgeous in all white with that pop of emerald green on your arm. Very Chic. I love your blog. I am going to follow now!

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  57. hey all,
    i am from th market u r talking about .........my place .........thanks for visiting it ......

    akbarshaikh99@yahoo.com

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  58. hey u all.
    thanks for coming to my place ..........

    we hope to serve u better
    king of chor bazaar.......

    Akbar

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