City gets into Christmas mood


With Christmas here and New Year round the corner, several carnivals were organised in the city to give an opportunity to everyone to indulge in revelry, fun and shopping. For those who went to the Christmas Bazaar at the Oberoi Maidens it turned out to be a memorable visit.

The whole area was dressed in Christmas colours of red and white with stalls stocked with just about everything you could possibly want or give as a gift.

Items ranged from decorative items like coloured candle stands in different shapes of stars, butterflies, reindeers and angels to metal handbags in silver, embroidered clutch purses and handbags, stoles, shawls, scarves, jackets, salwar suits, jootis, silk cushion covers, wooden trays with panels and goodies with dry cakes, chocolates and
so much more.

A stall by Jain sisters titled ‘ArtyChoke’ had pictures of ballerinas, the Buddha, elephants and horses used on trays, table mats and cushions. “These are designed by our sister Pragya who wanted to be a ballerina but became a painter! We took her designs which she has drawn on canvas and decided to make it a part of every household in the form of these commonly used items,” says Anugya.
Shruti Vats of the Décor Arts came up with special Christmas trays and chocolate hampers. Her stall had almond rose chocolates, printed chocolates in different shapes and dry cakes. “We bake cakes and manufacture these chocolates at home. These are the commonly gifted items during festival, so we have tried to make them look more attractive.  Everyone can make Christmas fun by gifting this special hamper that has chocolates, cakes, candles and decorative flowers,” shared Shruti.

The bazaar also turned out to be designer product mart, where Namrata Kanoi’s clutch purse stall was a hit with women. “These box clutches designed  by me, have been done so in a manner where women don’t have to think before pairing them with
the dress.”

Deepika Manchanda’s stall had decorative items like metallic candle holders shaped like Santa Claus, reindeer, stars and fairies, while City-based designers Iba and Aanchal put up a stall of winter jackets. “We have cashmere blended jackets and jumpsuits. To make dressing more interesting we have added some unique belts,” said Iba Jain.

Adding colour to the mela was Pooja Grover’s bag store. “We have a choice from among Hawaiian, Mali and Potlis with digital prints. Two years back, I visited an exhibition in Mumbai and paintings put on display were so marvelous that it gave me an idea to incorporate those designs on bags. I collaborated with the artist and have used those designs here,” says Pooja.

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