Backstage-Bibi Russell-Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017

Shot at Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017

Designer- Bibi Russell

Show director-Prasad Bidapa

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

 

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Supermodels together. Lakshmi Rana & Sonalika Sahay
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Model Shweta Dolli
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Model Adarsh Nair
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros
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Model Dev Paimal
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Mr.India Prateek Jain
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Shoes with pom-pom details.
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Designer Bibi Russell giving final touches to the outfit on supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee.
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Supermodel Sonalika Sahay

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Model Nikhil

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Model Diwakar Dua.

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Mr India Arry Dabas
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Model Raksha Belliappa
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Model Medha Rana
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Model Ashanti Singh
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Backstage-Felix Bendish-IISW

IISW season 2 (India International Style Week) day 1 saw grand opening by accessory designer Felix Bendish. Felix showcased his autumn/winter 2017 Ready-To-Wear collection which was also presented earlier this year at London fashion week . The collection merged accessories & clothing together. Felix is also know for mixing humour with fashion. The statements pieces were quite eye popping & were all handcrafted. The show was choreographed by show director Abhimanyu Singh Tomar. So here are some exclusive behind the scenes images I shot at backstage. I will also be posting the backstage highlights from day 2 of IISW in my next post. Till than enjoy this post.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Preity Sinha.

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I can’t talk. Model Aishwarya Joshi in one of the key pieces by Felix Bendish.
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Model Garima Chauhan.
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Model Akanksha Maurya.

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Very glamorous Apala Rajvanshi, also known for her panther like killer catwalk on the runway.
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Red alert. Model Shipra Srivastava of Style Skool, Jaipur.
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Model Antima donning the showstopper outfit.
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Model Devika trying to take a perfect selfie.
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Model Priyanka Parashar quickly poses moments before the show.
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Golden girls.

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Designer Felix fixing the showstopper outfit before the show.

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From the runway.
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An excited viewer recording the show on his smart phone.

Backstage-Pankaj & Nidhi A/W 2017

Backstage diaries

Designer-Pankaj & Nidhi

Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Anna Bhasin smiling at the camera.

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Model Sangeeta Gharu
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Model Alice Rosario getting her dress fixed.

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Monochromatic checks.
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Model Surbhi.
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Final touch-ups before the runway. Model Aishwarya Sushmita.
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No paparazzi please. Supermodel Alesia Raut.(my favorite shot from this series)
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High glamour.

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Happy moments.

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Model Krishna Somani.
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Supermodel Rachel Bayros.

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Sapna Kumar.
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Details.
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Final line-up before the show.

Best of Street Style-Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

It was 10th anniversary of the most awaited event of the year i.e. Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. This was my 5th year at JLF & I was very much excited, I was literally preparing for it for a week to be precise. The Lit fest plays a silent role in staging street fashion of people from around the globe & a great platform to exchange ideas with people from all walks of life. This year as I was shooting photo stories for various publications, that allowed me to meet like minded folks & to know a bit about them.

So here are my top 10 picks of best of street style at Zee Jlf. Please comment below & let me know your thoughts about this photo story.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Ghazelle, dancer. 
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Ariel Dandelion, Artist from New Delhi, you can check her work here
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Gita Vishwanath, Writer.
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Suman Bajaj, Fashion designer at Suman Bajaj. This is a beautiful print melange of polka dots & alphabets, now you are ready to rock in a sari.
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Anushka Seth. Who said black & tan can’t go together?
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Inna Modja, Malian-French singer, find more about the singer here. The singer was seen rocking a red jumpsuit paired up with kitschy Jaipuri bag.
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Nimisha Verma, founder of Home for Artists. From hair color to fringes to gypsy jewels, this jogan was talk of the town.
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Pallavi Chaturvedi. Fashion Blogger at That Desi Girl
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Priyasha Khandelwal, Style Blogger at Pout Out Proud. Well, I can’t stop clicking this beauty, completely picture perfect beautiful.
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Protima Tiwary, Food & Fitness blogger at Dumbbells & Drama

Photoessay-Rajasthan Style Fest 16

Pink city’s fashion enthusiasts came together to celebrate last day of Rajasthan Style Fest. The fashion extravaganza saw endless talent display from Paris Fashion Week designer Felix Bendish to Lakme Fashion Week’s Chirag Nainani, from city’s top models  to celebrity showstoppers, the show had it all. What also caught my attention was the unique styling especially the braided hairdos on models looked very verve. The show director & stylist Abhimanyu Singh Tomar successfully bought fashion & style factor together in the Jaipur city to celebrate the last day of Rajasthan style fest. While designer Felix Bendish had everyone captivated with his exaggerated & eccentric accessories, city’s very own designer Gazal Mishra went all patriotic with her line on handloom fabrics, saw models dressed in tricolor (which is a rare sight to see in a fashion event).

I placed my myself backstage(like always) to have a closer look at designer’s creation & also I have a thing for backstage photography which not only allows me to get candid with the models but also to explore a whole new different area of photography. Somehow I also managed to capture some action from the runway too.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Model Sangeeta Gharu with Priyanka Singh in designer Chirag Nainani‘s creation.
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Model Dushyant Katewa (left) looks suave in handloom kurta styled with Nehru cap.
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Models in handloom kurtas by designer Gazal Mishra.(right image- model Vishwaraj Singh Lavera with Akshay Rathore)

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Model in Chirag Nainani’s menswear line.Isn’t this perfect for hot summers?
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Model Alia in Felix Bendish‘s creation.
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Models in eccentric metallic jewels. (right-model Priyanka Parashar)
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Model Elly Emily (left) & Alia Gh (right)

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Backstage with model Monika Singh.

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Shirtless dusky men donning statement jewels by Felix Bendish.
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Indian or western, braids goes well with any style this season.

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The braided heads.
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Happily posing-Model Naina Khan.
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Bollywood actress Ruhi Singh in designer Gazal Mishra‘s ensemble.
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Some fashion moments backstage with Mrs Asia International, Komal Kalra Pagarani.

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Dusky beauty Sangeeta Gharu opened the show for designer Felix Bendish in an eccentric headgear.

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Model Rushali Yadav.

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Model Sharon Alexander in dazzling red ensemble.

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Statement necklace for men.
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Miss diva universe Apoorva Sharma was showstopper for Felix Bendish.

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Portfolio 2016-Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Pearl Academy, Jaipur witnessed another trendy season of their annual event Portfolio 2016. The event showcased creations by the graduating batch of fashion design & jewellery design on the ramp & textile design along with the first batch of Interior design presented their work in the exhibition before the runway show.The show was choreographed by ace choreographer Rashmi Virmani of The Ramp. Top models like Donna Masih, Radhika Bopaiah, Rinku Pahel & Saud Khan to name a few graced the runway in students’ creations. Veteran designer Rina Dhaka was the chief guest of the event.

Here are few of the best designs by the graduating batch of Pearl Academy, Jaipur.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore.

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Classic shapes.
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Models in surrealist fashion.
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Robotic Mughal women? Love this statement creation by designer Kinnori Talukder.
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Model in avant garde design by student Dinesh Kumar.
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Model Donna Masih was seen in all happy mood in colorful creation by designer Sukriti.
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Corsets again.
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Texture play.
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New checks. Model Saud Khan looked dapper in this print on print creation by student Nikhil Dawani.
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Delicate details.
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Who need shoes when we have divine white dresses like that.
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Model Aanchal in creation by Harshika Kewalramani.
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At the end all the hard work paids off.
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Reminds me of Panchatantra illustrations.
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Model Radhika Bopaiah in monochromatic dress.

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Arabian nights
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Beautiful cape created out of jute.
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Print Mania-Model Runa Laha with Subhamita

Street Smart Looks

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Trend-Denim on denim

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Geek chic.
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Modern grunge.
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Stripes play.

Accessories Alert

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Models Namrata Shetty & Aanchal Oberoi in creations by jewellery design student of Pearl Academy,Jaipur.

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Futuristic sunglasses.

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Model Rinku Pahel donning warrior inspired jewellery.
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These boots are meant for walking.

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Street Style-Models Off Duty at AIFW A/W 16

We see them on runway channeling attitude & personality according to the designer’s theme & collection. But what is the real side of fashion models? what they like? how they dress up off the ramp? These were the certain questions I had in my mind,  so I stalked the top models of our country for 5 days during Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 16 & this photo essay is the answer. I didn’t want the models to pose for this photo story particularly looking into the camera (like we see in most of the fashion publications & websites) so I just followed them like a paparazzi.

Of course they look amazing on ramp but it’s their off duty style which tells a bit about their personality & the style they follow, isn’t that interesting? Have a look.

Photographs & text by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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Perfect Model Moment- Smita Lasrado, Archana Akhil Kumar, Preeti Dhata, Surelee Joseph & Arshia Ahuja (left to right)
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Coolest girl gang at fashion week.
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Caught in happy moment, model Arshia Ahuja.
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Models were later joined by Supermodel Lakshmi Rana.
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Model Ugochi in aztec printed shirt styled with pale pink denims.

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Model Kanishtha Dhankar was seen wearing strapless black top with black slim denims.
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Happy Smiles! Model Patricia(extreme left)
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Models from Gaurav Gupta show, seen donning grunge look off duty.
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Model Klaudia kovacova.
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Androgynous look. Model Sonalika Sahay.
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Model Swathi Bhandary opted for monochromes.
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Tall, Dark & Beautiful- Model Radhika Bopaiah

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Model Krishna Somani was seen in summery dress, love those shoes.
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Model Smita Lasrado teamed up denim shirt with wide-legged denim trousers & black boots.
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Pair elongated long kurta with rigged denims & brogues. Model Rachel Bayros.
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Model Klaudia & Donna Masih.

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Candid Candice Pinto.

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This is not exactly a street style shot, as model Sucheta Sharma was shooting for designer Shruti Sancheti. But I love the way Sucheta has made the entire ensemble so playful & full of quirk plus they were shooting around the show venue.
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Joyful moment.

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Model Kanika Dev was seen in summer jacket with long black dress.
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Model Ashwati Ramesh.
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Busy, busy & very busy!

And spotted few male models with interesting style.

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Model Jitesh Thakur kept it simple with hat & sunglasses.

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Beard with kohled eyes.
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Model Rinku Pahel was seen in denim on denim look paired with white plimsolls.

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Model Udit Gaur in printed zippered jumper & denims. Love the blue sneakers.
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Print on print Trend- Model Sanjeet Singh
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Round peepers looks cool on his face.
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Happy Happy!
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Looking Dapper- Model Saud Khan
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Love the floral brooch & Stripes.

Hippie Vibes- Pushkar Fair 2015

 

Want to live the 60s hippie culture now? Pushkar city of Rajasthan is the right place to re-live the 60s youth movement. From people in dreadlocks to tie-dye T-shirts you will find it all here. Special recommendation to visit the city during Pushkar Fair which generally happens in the month of November(this year the dates are 8th Nov to 15th Nov 2016).

This street Style photo story is about the tourists I captured in candid moments at Pushkar Fair 2015.

Photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

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That shade of hair color is so verve.

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I discovered a whole new culture out there which was young, free & full of madness.
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Printed headbands & nose rings.

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How beautifully this women has put together lace & florals & those dreadlocks are adding so much character to her look.

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Images of indian gods & goddesses are very common on T-shirts in the market of Pushkar.

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Metallic jewels with a floral head-piece.
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Those printed bohemian skirts looks so cool with oversized kitschy bags.

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At the end all I can say is I LOVE PUSHKAR & would love to spend more time in this city whenever I re-visit it.