Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Fabindia Crafts Bazaar

What's one of the advantages of being a beauty and lifestyle blogger? Getting invited to fabulous events! Last Sunday was one such amazing event, the Craft Bazaar organized by Fabindia (a brand that we at C&D have an eternal love for!). I was not quite in the festive spirits yet, but when I reached the venue I couldn't help but just feel the festive vibe all around me. Thank you Fabindia for a great experience.
Take a look at all the fun activities they had lined up!


The first thing I noticed even before I was anywhere near the venue, was the classical music being performed live just below the stage. The musicians had a lovely rhythm playing all the while, which gave the entire venue such a beautiful rustic touch. 


Their new festive and wedding collection was on display and my oh my! it was gorgeous! The models were displaying the collection on the stage and the brand even got customers to try on the new collection and be a part of the fashion show if they wanted to. You could get your hair and makeup done to get the whole experience. I was caught up with checking out all the stalls, but I did see lot of women walk the ramp with such grace :)

In love with that red kurta! And don't even get me started on that blue stole! 



Then there was a saree draping workshop going on and let's just take a moment to admire those beautiful drapes below. I myself have not been able to carry off a sari well yet and when it comes to my draping skills I am a minus something. But these have inspired me a lot to not give up and try out different ways. I personally liked how the middle black sari is done. Which one do you like? 


Apart from this, there was a counter demonstrating Block Printing ( Psst..I love block printed anything!) and the traditional Kalmkari painting from Andhra Pradesh. I spotted some super excited kids at the paintings counter, giving it a try.   





Of course the festive collection counter was my favourite, but this Organic food counter came quite close too! You know how much I love food yeah? 
Fabindia, if you do not know this yet,  has a wide range of organic food too. Jams, Dips, Chutneys, Pita chips, Dried nuts/fruits...they have it all. And such yummy flavours! There was this cheese and jalapeno dip and a yoghurt one which was so so delicious. A fun activity of guessing the dip/jam platters was also there, and I gave it my best shot. I assume I didn't win though, coz I wasn't called out for any prizes...I am not very good at guessing things, that's my mothers department :D But it was quite fun nevertheless. 



The team had even got some traditional folk dancers to perform on stage which I absolutely enjoyed watching. I covered the whole event with glimpses of the ramp walk and the dance on Instagram stories...I hope you follow us there and checked it out. 
And lastly, there was a stall displaying an elegant table arrangement. How lovely is that turquoise color? I must definitely learn to fold napkins like that someday!


And that's me. (nothing gorgeous going on with my outift, it was a super hot day here and I just wanted to be comfortable).
It was a lovely experience overall, keeping the festive season and an ethnic experience in mind and I recommend you check out their festive collection if you can, such lovely pieces ah!  :)


That's all for today!

xoxo,
Swati

This post was written in collaboration with Fabindia.
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