Saturday, 4 October 2014

Durga Puja 2014 - Trends Spotted

I saw a good deal of Normcore fashion this year while pandal hopping. But, I am not really sure how many of them consciously dressed up that way. Normcore fashion is where people dress up in a normal way to look same rather than stand out. Read this *article* to get an idea of what is Normcore as documented by artist Hans Eijkelboom.

paan stall outside Badamtal Durga PandalBut I did not capture the denim on denim and other Normcore craziness during Durga Puja for you! Here are 3 of the biggest trends I spotted this year. All my fashionable friends wore gorgeous sarees every day. Well, of course I didn't. I did wear an ethnic kurta with a beautiful printed vest on Ashtami. And I gorged on a sumptuous Italian fare at Spaghetti Kitchen that day. Also watched Haider on the first day of release and loved every bit of it.I wrapped up that awesome day by promptly falling down wearing flat shoes and tearing my beautiful red leggings on the way back.

Printed leggings were everywhere, they were mostly paired with bum covering long tops and flats

the Anarkali salwar kameez was everywhere! It was a bit weird how many of these I spotted this time.

Kolkata Fashion Bloggers
No one wore the saree better or more fashionably than city bloggers Soumi and Anupriya DG. Soumi draped her saree over leggings! It doesn't get more trendsetting than that. Love Anu's necklace and clutch. Learn how to put a twist on your traditionals from these 2 ladies.

outside Badamtala Durga Puja
People really do forget all about calories during these 5 days

And with this I wish you a Subho Bijaya and Happy Dussehra!

In association with Lifestyle International I will be highlighting the food, fashion and atmosphere of Durga Puja here on the blog.


13 comments:

  1. Oh God! printed leggings & anarkalis!! This pujo had too much of them (don't wanna see these two anymore..)

    But the two ladies in the sarees are rocking the saree look. loved it! :)

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    1. I know right! I was more startled at the number of Anarkalis I saw this year. I can live without seeing them again for a year.

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  2. Lovely post! Loved Soumi and Anupriya's style! Really trend-setting. I must tell you that these styles, like anarkalis and printed leggings or jeggings have not only hit the urban circles but the suburbs too. Fashion is reaching every corner!

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  3. 1. I look naaaiceeee!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the pictures! #Narcissist
    2. You are equally obsessed with bums. Look at those pictures, man! I dare you say a word next time I start singing paeans to gorgeous bums.
    3. I just learnt what normcore means. Never heard of it before. So, thanks. :-)

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    1. I am not like you though! I don't go around pinching people's bums in public :P
      And happy to have taught you a new fashion term :D

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  4. The sarees are beautiful! So feminine!
    Oh goodness gracious, with food like that who cares about calories, yummmyy!!!
    Didn't realize I've been a fan of normcore fashion... :D You learn something everyday!

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    1. haha..come down here some time during Durga Puja.. I bet you will go crazy

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  5. Nice captures....loved them Shubho Bijoya!

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  6. Gorgeous outfit's Debi! Everyone looked so beautiful and omg'd the food!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. Lovely post dear. Even I learnt about "Normcore" from your post. So me & Soumi are on the same page. Regarding anarkalis yes there was a bit craze about them this pujas, what I believe is that if you can carry it off with elegance & style then go girl & show it off. Even the most dull outfit would look stunning if wore in a proper way & with Style.

    Hats off to Soumi & Anupriya DG for showing us that Sarees can even be worn in a traditional yet modern way. This has actually given ideas to someone like me for whom saree is like an occasional wear would make me shift from an occasional to a regular admirer.

    Infact I have the same one which Anupriya DG(if I am not wrong) is wearing the one with the golden border & now I know how to make it look different.

    Again great job done guys & thank you for making me your ardent fan.

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    1. you will look gorgeous I am sure. If you need a similar blouse just contact Anupriya. She's a designer and will make one for you :)

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