Pants to Shoes: DIY Denim Shoe

Ola Hola everyone! Today I am in Spanish Mood :D It is because we greet our colleagues in different languages and today it was Spanish. I am loving this word ‘ Ola’ ‘Hola’ and I love it even more when I get to pronounce it aloud -Ola Hola (again.. LOL :D)

Well let me ask you something. Have you ever tried re-crafting, re-designing or re-creating your denim? Few days back I saw an advert in Talent House where there was a competition for  re-designing with your old denim. I could not turn a blind eye to this contest because there are plenty of old denims lying in my wardrobe and I was sure I won’t be wearing those denims again. So why not give my right brain a little exercise and prove that I can be creative at times.

Requirements:

  1. Jeans
  2. A pair of scissors.
  3. Shoe base (you can use readymade sole for shoe base and for the sole.
  4. Buttons/ accessories for decorating the shoe.
  5.  Netted Lace cloth. (Optional. I used this for wrapping the jeans buckle to make it more classy and fancy).
  6. Glue for sticking the shoe base with the sole.
  7. Needle and thread.

Step 1:
Cut the jeans in the shape you want your the upper part to look like.
Step 2:
For the shoe base, fold the cloth and cut it in the shape of the sole.
Keep the shoe base in between folded cut piece and stitch the edge of the cloth.
Step 3:
Stitch the edge of cut jeans piece at the back side of shoe base you made in step 2.
Step 4:
Make a buckle and stitch on each side of the shoe. Design the shoe by placing buttons or any accessories you want.
Step 5:
Stick the shoe base to the sole using high quality glue and keep it for some time.
Tada! Your shoe is ready!

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Is it so easy? Since I didn’t use the sewing machine, it took me 3 hours to complete the pair. But isn’t it worth spending that much amount when you know you can utilize you torn denim into something useful.

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A day with the Calcutta Wine Club & Four Seasons

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last week. The taste of Four Seasons wines had hardly faded away when I got another invitation for a wine-tasting session on the 11th of July from The Calcutta Wine Club, this time to savour Four Seasons wines at Saffron, The Park.

We reached the hotel almost on time. And as always, Mr Mitter was right at the reception and escorted us graciously to our tables. There were around 50 to 60 people in the room, and all the faces were unfamiliar. I and Mr A took the a four sitter table where a beautiful women was already sitting. The strange and umm.. what do call.. may be the ‘out of the place’ feeling gradually faded when the beautiful women sitting opposite to us started interacting with us.

In the mean time Mr. Abhay Kewadkar, the Director of Four Seasons Wine arrived and just after a few minutes briefed all the guests with an introduction regarding what goes behind the making of each bottle of Four Seasons Wines. In parallel we were being served by an efficient team of waiters, and our glasses were never being left devoid of wine, nor our plates with some delicious starters.

We started off with white wine and the first wine they served was the Sauvignon Blanc with mushroom and cheese tart and Fish in Garlic Butter Sauce. I am not a fan of white wine, I would say wine was sort of ok. The second white wine they served was the Viognier which was paired with Paneer Shatoosh kebab and Meat Balls in Peppercorn Sauce. The wine served in such lovely combination with the starters made it even more great. Finally it was the time for my favorite red wine, the ‘Barrique Reserve Shiraz’ with Grilled marinated Assorted vegetabes in olive oil and Murgh Kothmiri Seekh Kebab. This tasted pretty awesome. The last wine they served was Barrique Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Alloo and Corn Tikki and Ghost Multani Seekh. This was again another lovely combination.

While the wine tasting was going on we also got incredible privilege to talk to the Four Seasons Director, Mr Abhay Kewadkar with whom we had a nice tete-a-tete on wine, and Four Season’s forthcoming ventures.

I took this shot. Am I not a great photographer? :P

I took this shot. Am I not a great photographer? :P

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A day with the Calcutta Wine Club & Four Seasons6

With Mr Abhay -Director, Four Season

With Mr Abhay -Director, Four Season

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A day with the Calcutta Wine Club & Four Seasons3

A day with the Calcutta Wine Club & Four Seasons2

This is what I wore for the Dinner. :)

This is what I wore for the Dinner. :)

Keep visiting with my blog and please do leave your comments.
You may also read about one more Four Seasons Wine Trial event I attended quite a long time back at the Tollygunge Club.

What I wore?

Trendy Smart Casual shirt – Self Designed. (It was for my store actually)
Blank Jeans Zara
Wedge heels BK Market Also worn here.
Brown Leather Bag- Gifted (From South Africa)

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A Trip down the Wine Trial II

Its been ages since I last posted. Too much work in the office, and along with that I had to spend a couple of days in the hospital looking after my brother… what better reason can I have for being irregular with my blog?

In the midst of all these I was invited for the wine trial event on 6th of July, by Four Seasons at The Conclave, Kolkata. The session started at 3 in the evening and lasted for 3 and half hours. And this 3 and half hours converted me, a dumb very-occassional-wine-drinker into a wine guru (:P) and the credit for this transformation goes to Mr PPK Mitter, the Region Manager – Trade Marketing of UB Group.

The slides and presentation helped me enlighten myself with a huge amount knowledge about wine, the different types of it – White and Red, about wineries and the vineyards, about how wine is made, how it is stored and finally how it is drunk.

Who can rule these wild girls when they are together and have a glass of wine on their tables?
We were served with five varieties of Four Seasons Wine namely the Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Blush, Merlot, and the Cabernet Sauvignon of the Reserve Barriques range. I had the Sauvignon Blanc for the first time. It was a dry white wine and quite not my type. Viognier is also a white wine which tasted a lot better than Sauvignon Blanc. In the midst of white and red wine comes the Blush which is a Rosé Wine. And the last two wines Merlot, and the Cabernet Sauvignon are both red wines and are quite better than the all of the above. So from the list Cabernet Sauvignon is my favorite. The wines were served with delicious veg and non-veg starters. You can also check more about the Four seasons on their Facebook Page.
Above all, all the City bloggers were certified as seasoned wine trial traveler and I am one of them. Yay! :D

Proof that I am a certified Wine Trial Traveller. Pic C/O Debi

Proof that I am a certified Wine Trial Traveller

With my Besties. Pic C/O Debi

With my Besties

Love Birds from the Gang.. LOL

Love Birds from the Gang.. LOL

Ready to pose anywhere any time :)

Ready to pose anywhere any time :)

Trying to fit inside the frame and Yes! I made it.

Trying to fit inside the frame and Yes! I made it.

Look at Debi's expression. OMG! She looks so cute.

Look at Debi’s expression. OMG! I can’t stop laughing.. LOL

Umm... The Wine tastes good!

The Wine tastes good!

And all my fellow readers, next time you organize a wine party make sure that I am in (:P). Have a lovely day and don’t forget to leave your comments below.

Read about my Last Wine Trial Experience. Also you can check more about the Four Seasons Wine Trial on the following blogs with some great photos.
Animeshray.com
http://flysongbird.blogspot.in/

What I wore is all a pick from BK Market Kolkata?
Stripe loose top
Vibrant blue coloured extremely elastic and comfortable bottom wear
White Wedge Heels.
Bag gifted by my sis from Melbourne, Australia, see here for more detail. Also carried earlier here and at Indus Pride event.

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From Store to Wardrobe

I have a very long story to share with you regarding this post. Remember the store that I was planing to start? I worked quite hard to make it go live but it seems doing it part time and also doing everything  from scratch was one good reason for not making it go live. The designs were ready, materials were ready, got the sewing team too but time management was the biggest problem I faced. I could not maintain the consistency with the design, with the sewing process and most importantly gathering raw material.

However the result of my first trial was not too bad. For this bi-colour floral print dress I chose four different materials. Two for the inner linings and two for the outer parts. High quality Saturn cloth is being used for upper outer body. I chose the light and floral print considering summer in mind. To pair with that I chose red Lycra for the skirt to give a feminine, girly look. The waist line features an elastic band that joins the red Lycra skirt with the off-sleeve top.

From store to wardrobe Red dress EastGrad Fashion (3)

From store to wardrobe Red dress EastGrad Fashion (6)

From store to wardrobe Red dress EastGrad Fashion (4)

From store to wardrobe Red dress EastGrad Fashion (1)

From store to wardrobe Red dress EastGrad Fashion (2)

This dress is also is now a part of my wardrobe family. To balance the look I paired the dress with white pumps for my feet and white pearls for the neck. Did you like the combination? Please let me know about the dress which was once in my imaginary store :P I have some more collection to show to you. I will post them one by one.

Hope you guys are having a great weekend.

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J’adore: A perfume from the House of Dior

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as hard as I might all that is coming into my mind now is grabbing a blanket and going off to sleep. But I don’t want to do that now because I have an interesting thing to show you guys!

Remember my sister’s visit to Kolkata? Did I tell you about all the beautiful gifts that she got for me? So allow me to show you one of the prettiest gifts she got for me.

It’s a J’adore, a perfume from the house of Dior. It smells truly awesome/fabulous/amazing. I actually don’t know what words to use to describe this beautiful thing. All I know is that it is really great!

As Dior puts it, J’adore is a rich and generous bouquet of flowers including the exotic Ylang-Ylang, Damask Rose and the Sambac Jasmine .The top note of this perfume is Ylang-Ylang which is mainly grown in Comores archipelago. Ylang-Ylang blends well with a variety of floral notes, bringing elegance, volume and originality. The heart note of J’adore is the Damask Rose. The base note is Sambac Jasmine, the symbol of soft femininity.

If you want to know what top note, heart note and base note are then have a look at the following lines.

The top note is the first olfactory impression and the most intense. The heart note is the fragrance’s core and lasts for several hours. The base note lasts the longest and can be perceived in clothing for several months.

J'adore: A perfume from the House of Dior

J'adore: A perfume from the House of Dior

J'adore: A perfume from the House of Dior: Opening up

J'adore: A perfume from the House of Dior: Looking like Royalty!

Isn’t it beautiful? Its been more than a month that I received this gift but I still haven’t used it once :P. Seems I still haven’t got the right occasion to wear it. I will definitely tell you when I inaugurate this perfume and of course the occasion too. Hopefully I guess it will be a special one.. :P

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