Quirky Boss ft. House of Masaba
This is not a paid advertorial, as it may seem like one. I have only expressed my honest views, along with some of my other usual chatter. So, enjoy! :)
I was invited to the launch of the new House of Masaba in Phoenix Market City, Pune by a fellow blogger (Meenu Goel from shesasixteen.com), and you can imagine my delight when I came to know I would get a chance to meet with Masaba Gupta herself. It was highly inspiring hearing Masaba Gupta and Rasika Wakalkar talk about the brand, and Masaba's work in general. Her prints have been my favourite since years now, and to finally own one of her pieces (which my mom so lovingly bought for me) is blissful.
Coming to the brand itself. It was started in 2009, and has taken off ever since with the natural ups and downs every new brand goes through. It caters to women of all ages and body types, because of the comfortable silhouettes and cuts. Moreover, while some prints go over the top, and are super quirky, there are some which are subtle, yet unique. Each detail on every saree, dress, top or any other piece alike is crisp, and is worth every penny that a buyer spends.
Their new collections -- Burning Garden and Tiger Lily for Spring-Summer 2018, are quite different from each other, but still keep the Masaba vibe going on. Burning Garden aims to break away from casual wear, and focuses on festive wear. It is a much more traditional line, and is perfect for any Indian occasion, or rather any event where you would want to wear Indian pieces. Tiger Lily, on the other hand, is inspired by the 21st Century modern day woman. These are easy to wear, and breezy clothes, which are perfect to be worn in the summers. The bright colours give an edge to the whole collection, and are just right for this year's spring-summer season, where quirk is everything, along with flowy silhouettes.
The dress my mom bought for me is from an older collection, but I couldn't care any less about that, since I fell in love with it. You can click here to buy the same dress, or simply browse their website for anything else you like. Now, of course, I wanted to style the dress in the most unusual way possible, but still not take away the focus off of the dress. So, I wore it with a denim choker with silver embellishments and my high high platforms that I also wore for the Adulteen blog. The makeup is dramatic, to match the look.
There are a few cons which came along with the large number of pros, that where the cause for the delay in this blog. I was promised my dress would arrive in a week's time, but it took two; as I had given it in for the inside slip to be customized to my size. The staff was quite non-receptive when it came to my grievances about wanting the dress in a day or two's time. Nevertheless, I guess it wasn't their fault, and they worked hard enough to get it for me last Saturday night.
The location that I shot at, is a cafe named Street Side Cafe located in Lane 5, Koregaon Park, Pune. It is a vegetarian only cafe, but the non-vegetarian in me, did not miss the meat. They have revamped their menu, and the ambiance as you can see is cute, cozy, and quirky at the same time. It is a perfect place for a family get together, or to just meet up with friends, and hang out.
I hope you enjoyed this blog, as much as I had a great time styling it and shooting for it. Also, keep a look out on my instagram page for more pictures!
Until next time.....STAY SASSY!