Little Stories

Hi everyone,

During my time here at the New School, we have had to engage with numerous innovative and experimental concepts while doing our assignments and projects. Today, I wanted to share with you one such series of photographs that I did for my Media Design class. When it comes to street photography, photographing close ups of faces of people on the streets with snippets of their stories has become a huge trend now (Especially with the huge success of Humans of New York). I decided to take a twist on that concept and as a series photographed the mundanity of everyday life through hands. Even though all these photographs were taken within a few hours in one day at one location, I thought it was interesting to weave out a story of intersecting narratives and themes just by focusing on one body part: the hand.

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Travel with me feat BrownBoy

Hey everyone!

Today, I have something extremely exciting for you! If you have been following me on Facebook, you would have seen me talk about a contest that I would be posting on my blog: It’s finally here! {All the details would be at the end of the post }

I am constantly on the look out for comfortable yet chic outfits and recently, tshirts have been a big YES for me. I love wearing printed T-shirts which are perfect for summer since I can dress them up if I want to or simply lounge in them all day.

A while back I came across the website BrownBoy while online shopping (proven guilty). I instantly fell in love with every single item but what stood out the most for me was their New York Tshirt. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to have it in my closet.

brownboyfeatureThough I haven’t spent too much time in New York, there’s something about that city that makes me so happy each time I visit. This year (till now) has been extremely dull for me on the travel front but nonetheless, the wanderlust bug wouldn’t let go and all I can think about is planning my next trip. Whether it may be while I’m traveling or otherwise, the key element of all my outfits has to be comfort. For me personally, I don’t think I can enjoy my self doing whatever it is if I don’t feel comfortable in my skin.

The outfit that I have worn here defines my perfect ‘Travel in a city’ outfit. This is exactly what I would wear while exploring town all day. The t-shirt is really casual but I absolutely love the font and of course the text itself. On the other hand, the skirt adds the glam element on the outfit. Initially I wasn’t too confident about the length of this skirt, however, it falls beautifully and even though it’s sheer, the slip attached is of the perfect length. I usually never wear heels but these flatforms are perfect to add some height in spite of being as comfortable as wearing fat sandals.

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Outfit details: New York T-shirt – BrownBoy , Flatforms – Clarks, Sheer Skirt – Sher Singh (Myntra.com), Belt- From mom’s closet, attached midi rings – Forever21, Watch- Michael Kors Rose Gold Runway Edition, Specs- Thrifted from new york! (By Madhavi Singh!)

I really hope you liked this post! All the credit goes to Madhavi Singh from conceptualizing to photography! She’s brilliant, isn’t she? 🙂

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THE GIVEAWAY

Now coming to the fun bit! BrownBoy and Melange of Musings has come together to bring to you a super fun contest!

Since this New York Tshirt reminds me of my favorite city (New York!) and brings a smile to my face each time I put it on, we want YOU to take a photograph one something/someone that reminds you of your favorite city! Whether it may be a picture of bhel puri reminding you of Bombay or Fish and Chips reminding you of London!

Upload the picture on INSTAGRAM and simply do the following:

1. FOLLOW @melangeofmusings and @brownonyou

2. TAG @melangeofmusings @brownonyou in the photograph you upload

3. TAG ATLEAST 2 friends on the same photo you upload

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH TO UPLOAD, DONT WORRY! YOU CAN USE A PHOTOGRAPH THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN UPLOADED ON INSTAGRAM! If you think that’s appropriate and reminds you of your favorite city, simply go ahead and tag 2 friends, tag us and follow us! 🙂

This contest is open till Next Monday (28th of July, 5 pm)

The prize: The NEW YORK TSHIRT! {that I’m wearing in this post}

{Open all across India}

What are you waiting for? Let the fun begin!

A winter weekend in Dilli

Hello world!

My blog www.sarasuri.wordpress.com has shifted to www.melangeofmusings.com . As the name of the blog suggests, Mélange of Musings is my personal space for me to talk about pretty much anything and everything! I do have varied interests which range from photography to fashion to sociology. I wanted this space to be a medium for me to express my self whether it may be my gastronomic adventures, travel tales or random thoughts. I hope you enjoy the blog hereafter!

IMG_0098Right before my second semester of my Masters programme started, I decided to explore my favorite Delhi markets! Even though Hauz Khas village, Khan Market and Meherchand Market have been visted and revisited repeatedly there’s something so charming about them that makes me happy, especially in winter. Delhi’s been extremely cold since the past few days and there was definitely nothing more inviting than bacon and sausages at Khan Market or fried oreos in Hauz Khas! It was at that thought that this fabulous weekend began!

Day 1 : I started off by visiting the ‘village’ as it’s popularly known. I couldn’t stop my self from entering this little vintage shop – House of Blondie. I absolutely adore the stuff here as much I love the decor of the store itself which makes me feel like i’ve  entered a fashion time machine. My favorite items at the store are definitely the accessories, especially the necklaces, hands down! Some of their jewelry is also available at www.koovs.com.

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IMG_9996The perfect round sunglasses. EVERYONE, and I repeat, everyone needs to have a pair of these. Theyre extremely versatile and be paired but in numerous ways to pep up any outfit! These ones are available at the House of Blondie itself.

IMG_0007A little insight as to what I wore : I tried to keep the outfit chic while being extremely comfortable and warm at the same time. I ended up sticking to the staple all-black outfit while breaking the monochrome with the cream cozy snood and oxblood nail paint. Outfit details : Black sweater : H&M , Black Jacket : Forever21 , Black leather skirt : Forever 21 ,Black tights : Marks & Spencers

After the visit to House of Blondie, it was time for some coffee! I chose to go L’opera even though I haven’t ever tried their coffee as I’m usually too pre-occupied feeding my self macarons or croissants. I ordered the Americano and it was actually pretty decent! I would still like to stick to their french desserts but the coffee was a decent accompaniment.

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As soon as we got done with the coffee, my friend , Madhavi and I decided to head to New York Slice ,which is AMAZING! It’s  conceptualized around New York as the name suggests. The pizzas are named around areas in New York such Grand Central, Madison Square, Fifth Avenue and so on! This little diner lets you build your own pizza, buy a slice (which is what we did and it was really filling) or buy the whole pizza itself. We ordered a slice of the Grand Central – a classic pepperoni pizza and it was really yummy. It was no where close to being an authentic italian thin crust pizza but then truthfully it never claimed to be! It specializes typically in the American pan fried pizzas, which was (truthfully) what I craved for to beat the Delhi Winter. Along with pizza slice we ordered a portion of the Oreo Delight (Fried Oreos) which was simply out of the world! I havn’t ever seen fried oreos been ofered on any menu anywhere in Delhi and this was a pleasant surprise! They were served really hot , coated with sugar and when bitten into oozed of hot oreo chocolate and cream.

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Day 2 : The next day I went for brunch with to Khan Market at  The Blue Door Cafe. Here, my friend Shirin and I ordered two dishes and decided to split them between us. I ordered ‘The Works’ which was a breakfast special and oh boy, it really did work! They served scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, grilled tomatoes, hash browns , and bread! On the other hand, Shirin ordered the The Blue Door Cafe Hamburger which was a gastronomic delight! It comprised of a pork patty, bacon, bbq sauce, grilled pineapple and melter cheddar.I’d highly recommend going to this cafe and ordering something from their breakfast menu, the italian parma ham and cheese sandwich, the blue door house style crepe and the Blue door cafe hamburger. The cafe opens up as early as 7:30 am which is surely a plus point!IMG_0102

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From Khan Market , we drove down to Mehar Chand Market which is just a few minutes away. We chose to have a cup of traditional turkish coffee at Kunafa which was perfect after our lovely meaty brunch. Kunafa, a confectionary run by Nasser Barakat offers innumerable Arabic delights such as 15-16 kinds of Baklava, 30 differents kinds of Kunefa, dates, figs and honey. Even though its towards the pricier side, its a must visit for anyone who wants to try out some traditional and rich pastry from the Middle East.IMG_0100

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The final pitstop was Chez Nini , a french restaurant where we stopped for the last course : Dessert! We ordered Red Velvet Cupcakes which were rich and creamy yet extremely light.They were the icing to the cake ; an end to the perfect weekend 🙂IMG_0084Details : The red chairs and fairy lights at Chez Nini

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Outfit Details – Dress, Oversized Cardigan , Snood : Forever 21 . On my lips : Colourbar – Take me as I am , Orchid Pink 012 

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Thanks a MILLION Madhavi and Shirin for coming along with me and clicking the outfit pictures on day 1 and day 2 respectively. Couldn’t have done with without you both!

Till we meet again, love you all

Sara