Every time I visit India it intrigues me more and more....The different cultures the crowds the traffic the fashion the wealth and needless to say the poverty, all in one place. I have been to Chennai, Banglore, Mumbai and Pune and each city is unique to the other. What I enjoy a lot is the food and shopping for ethnic jewelry. I dont wear much jewelry but just looking at the ornate jewelry that is available just amazes me. The city houses one of the world's richest men to the most poorest you will ever see. I was amazed to learn the worlds most expensive house owned by Mukesh Ambanihas 600 staff working with 160 parking lots and 3 helipads!! I would go crazy if there were so many people around me. I rather would love a beautiful villa and not a building space.What happens to privacy!! Anyway I have some random pictures I took while I was there.
This is another guest post from Catherine Lavinia. She has written post for thoughts of paps before. Interesting thoughts about a little black dress.
Karl Lagerfeld famously stated that “one is never over-dressed or underdressed in a little black dress”,judge Tulisa once rapped about being left standing in only a black dress and ‘bang bang shoes’, and from the parades down this year’s award season red carpets, it would appear that the LBD still reigns supreme.
From the pinnacles of high fashion to the Brit-Hop underground, the little black dress should be a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Available – and wearable – for all seasons and occasions, you can hunt out your perfect dress on the high street and online. Black dresses from Very.co.uk cover all the latest trends and can definitely fill any unwelcome LBD shaped hole in your wardrobe.
However,just as the little black dress may be a staple, there’s no reason to shy away from adding a bit of colour to your evening wear. Little red dresses aren’t just for Red Riding Hood, and occasionally it’s fun to mix things up with a dress in a statement shade – here’s a quick guide to livening up your going out look.
According to the Joy of Clothes blog, the colour red conjures up ideas of “power, sexiness and energy” and transmits an “aura of success”, which are surely all great statements for a wardrobe essential. Red is an ideal colour for the winter season and a crimson dress can be teamed with gold jewellery and a black blazer for a sophisticated evening look.
A bright blue dress adds a spark to any outfit and can easily be dressed down for day wear, or lifted with accessories for nights out. Blue contrasts particularly well with lighter coloured hair tones and looks fantastic teamed with monochrome heels, or with thick tights and brown brogues.
As Adele – who’s generally a stickler for chic black – demonstrated at this year’s Grammy awards, it’s nice to add a splash of pattern sometimes. To insert patterns into your look you don’t have to go all-out; a long patterned front panel can spice up an LBD and flatter curvaceous body types.
Well I am back from India. Before I post my photos from India I have to update my blog with many events which I had not posted. I have neglected my blog because of travel and other activities. This year I went on the first day of the fashion week. Well some designers as usual were outstanding and some I thought could have done a much better job. Also I think the hype of the fashion week has kind of worn off. However, I heard it was a little better on the last day and the after party was great. This year they celebrated their 10 years of showcasing Sri Lankan designers in the Colombo Fashion week. The designers that showed off their talents on the first day were AgathaRuiz De La Prada, Charini Suriyage, Dharshi Keerthisena for Spa Ceylon, Aamanda Weerasinghe, "G" by Gihan, Middle Finger, Aqua Island, Radhika Perera-Hernandez and Sonali Dharmawardena. Everyone has their favorites but I think mine were Sonali Dharmawardena, Kasuni Rathnasuriya and Spa Ceylon colors. These pictures were taken by my phone so please excuse the quality.
I have not updated my blog for two weeks. That is because I have been
tired of running from here to there. So many things have happened but I
am going to start with the football (soccer) tour my son went on to
Thailand. It was organized by Thaabit Ahamed Football Academy (TAFA). He
has been attending this academy for a couple of years and for the first
time they organized a three day overseas tour. First I was hesitant to
send him but later when they said a parent can accompany them as they
are small I agreed to go with him. And I am glad I let him participate
as it was a great experience for the boys. We left on Friday early
morning and reached Bangkok and checked in the hotel around 1pm.
From that time onwards we were on the go as it was a hectic tour. The
heat was over 40c and our kids are not used to playing in those heat
conditions although it is hot in Sri Lanka (27c) too. They played three
games of which they won the first and lost the other two by one goal. It
was a nice experience for my son as he captained the winning game. The
team spirit you gain with this type of tour is unbelievable. It was a
first tour for my son of this type. He normally goes for swimming
competitions but it is more of an individual sport and he is better in
swimming than football but yet I think he enjoys football more because
of the team spirit it develops. Some photos from the matches. Did not
take much of Bangkok as we were more with the tour and all about the
kids having fun. We went to a water park and then from there straight to
the air port where we experienced a 7 hour flight delay!!! It took my son
more that three days to recover from his tour as it was very strenuous
and tiring but it is atrip I think he will remember for a very long time. I will be in Mumbai for 10 days next week. Will blog after I get back. Until then enjoy :0
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We made a few stops on the way to Yala and back. Our first stop was Tissa Rest which is at Tissa. It is renovated and looks so much nicer now. The view from the rest is really calm and peaceful. While in Yala we made a trip to Kataragama. Before going to Kataragama we went to Kirivehera where there is a magnificent Buddhist dagaba. Kataragama is a religious place with many Hindu gods like god Murgan, Ganesh, Shiva, Saraswati, and many more. It is just a walking distance from Kirivehera. These regligious temples attract thousands of devotees and during the Kataragama festival is so crowded that you cant approach these shrines. Some people make vows and come to full fill them here and they do this sacrifices to god and do a dance call the "kawadi" dance. It is normally with loud music and they dance in a trance. We happened to see one of these dances on this day. We are not allowed to take photos inside the kovils so could not take any of the ceremonies. On the way back from Yala we stopped at the blow hole in Tangalleto see the spray. The blow hole spray is nice when it is off season. Therefore, the tide that brought the waves did not create a big splash. We managed to see an average splash but I was not quick enough to take a photo. Well may be next time. On the way to the place there are people selling various things. One that caught my eye was the girl selling fried fish. I grabbed a photo of her but was not brave enough to try anything from her. Actually did not want to take any chances by eating at way side places! I was tickled by this pink bus that was in front of our car. It was so funny to see this as it was like it came out of a barbie movie:)