It’s been a while since I have posted anything here and I have been feeling so so so guilty. Been caught up in packing my house, working at work (yes. FINALLY), and watching Game of Thrones. Woohoo!
How have you all been? Anyone else planning to shift house? Any packing tips you’d like to give me? Cause I am going positively insane trying to wrap things up, stealing and begging for cardboard boxes from anyone who’d listen, and washing my face a zillion times. Thanks to the year-long layers of collected dust on my bags. *sigh*
Last to last weekend, I attended (or rather volunteered) at an exhibition. Both Saturday and Sunday. My friend Pallavi Dhyani is the founder of THREE, a darling label of anti-fits, innovative cuts, cottons, linens, whites and stripes, and she needed someone to mind the stall with her. Now this exhibition was quite an interesting one. Firstly, the venue was unlike the usual hall or ground. It was held in the backyard of a colonial style bungalow; an area in Bandra, Mumbai called The Vintage Garden.
You can follow The Vintage Garden here.
Doesn’t this bungalow look cool?
So on the 23rd and 24th of April, I walked into the Vintage Garden for the first time. A sweltering hot day, with just some half-hearted floor fans for respite, I began helping Pallavi sell her gorgeous clothes.
Here’s a glimpse.
A muted palette of light greys, whites, off-whites and stripes met soft cottons, linens and cotton-linens, in a collection that instantly brought your temperature down by a couple of degrees. One look, and you’d feel easy-breezy, summery and happy, even as the sun scorched its angry rays, trying to get you to furrow your brow.
That’s Pallavi, the mastermind behind THREE. She’s wearing a light grey semi-sheer shirt layered over a navy and white stripes slip dress – an outfit from her creation. In fact, everyone who passed by our stall, wanted to wear what Pallavi was wearing.
I mean, what better brand ambassador than the designer, herself, right?
Her clothes are a delightful mix of wrap jackets, thin-enough-to-be-sheer cotton shirts, long dresses with slits, button-down skirts with attached pants and more.
Pallavi wears a comfy overall on the second day of the exhibition. Once again, everybody wanted to wear what she was wearing.
Neighbouring stall owner and artist Ratna Gupta wore a THREE playsuit. It wasn’t long before the jailer stripes-meets-daddy’s shirt vibe had engulfed everybody present.
The fabrics are so comfortable to wear and so loose and flowing, that the sweltering Mumbai weather doesn’t just ask for THREE, it DEMANDS it.
I mean, look how actor, TV host and anchor, Kubra Sait pulls of her THREE creation. This slip dress can be wore with shorts underneath (like Kubra) or even layered under THREE‘s semi-sheer button-downs.
The vibe of the place was so happy. There was music, jokes and a lot of mutual admiration with people buying each other’s creations.
Well, well, it was indeed a lot of fun. So many well-dressed people in one enclosed space! Wow. 😉
Here’s a glimpse of artist Ratna Gupta‘s brand – Restories.
She creates these extraordinary products by upcycling the ordinary and the everyday, into gorgeous, innovative designs.
Well, with this, I come to the end of this blog post. Hope you enjoyed going through it. 🙂
P.S: I managed to shift my luggage today. Yes. I started this a while back.
Have fun. Tomorrow is Friday. So yayiiiee. 😀 😀