Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fashion Show & Fund Raising~


Calcutta International School(CIS), where my kids study, throws an annual fund raising bash at the end of every year. It is an evening where all the parents, patrons and teachers come together for a fun filled evening in an informal do. Everybodyhas a  good time and helps a good cause at the same time.
Last year, the plan was to move one step forward with a fashion show of a special kind: Foreign national parents, Indian parents as well as teachers were to walk the ramp. The show was to be done aesthetically and professionally.  
Date: 22/10/2011
Location: Banquettes, Park Hotel
Some pictures from the show:

Your truly, all dressed up and excited~

Dance performance by professional artists.

 International Round by CIS parent.


 Sari Round by CIS mothers.

                          CIS teachers in Black and Gold theme. The white one in the middle is Dr Anuradha Das, Director, CIS.
        


Waiting for our turn: My husband and Me.


The beginning of Couple's Round.


Finally, the spot light was on us.


Later, live band and DJ rocked the night.


Dinner was a lavish affair. Here is to sweet endings.

Thank you and Take Care...
Event Management: Amit Ghosh Dastidar.
Couple's wear: Bridal line by designer Soumitra Mondal
Mothers Saris: Byloom
Teacher's round/Gold jewelry: A Sirkar Jewelers. 

74 comments:

  1. Nice pictures of the event and you look very pretty Ghazala. :)

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    1. Thank you Akshay G,

      For a generous first comment :)

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  2. Wow! Must have been a fun evening! You look lovely! Is that hair for real?!!

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    1. Magiceye,

      It was, something one does not easily forget.Thanks.
      Heck, no my hair is Zeenat/Praveen length *if you know what I mean* :))

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  3. wow..Ghazala..you luk so so beautiful..love your dress to,where in calcutta did you get that from,I was in kol for like 5-6 years.

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    1. Dear Ankita,

      Thanks, do not be fooled. I have professional make up on :))
      Our outfits were sponsored by designer Soumitra Mondal.
      You can easily find him on Facebook.
      You are a Bong, I know that from your name :))

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  4. ye chand sa roshan chehra

    subhanallah

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    1. Dear Rajs,


      Thank you, I have great affiliation for you,
      you know that. Hugs~

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  5. Nice Pics and am sure you are waiting for this year's event already.

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    1. Thanks Sridhar,

      Every year is different theme. The year before it was Usha Uthap live.
      Thanks and you are right..!!

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  6. Oh you look gorgeous! Nice pics. And these kind of events shall be there in all schools.

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    1. Dear Ranjana,

      You are right, these occasions are great morale booster.
      Everyone has fun. Thanks~

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  7. U look very pretty in that white costume :)

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    1. Dear Jaish,


      The dress was exquisitely hand crafted. I just loved it :)
      Thanks and nice to have you here~

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  8. Both of u look stunning!! n nice clicks..

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    1. Dear Ranita,

      Thank you so much for your sweet words :)

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  9. You look gorgeous!! Am sure the event was supah awesome...great pics :)

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    1. Swarnali sweet,


      Yes, it was a resounding success...! Thanks :)

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  10. Wow you look grrrrreat !!!! and lovely snaps ! looks like you had a great time ...

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    1. Dear TTT,

      More than the event, the rehearsals were fun,
      We had never laughed so much in life and mind you
      walking the ramp can be daunting :))
      Thanks~

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  11. Both of you look very graceful. Congratulations.

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    1. UmaShankar,

      Thank you, it was all thinks to professional make up :)

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  12. You are looking gorgeous ~ And what an event it must have been, I can see it... truly memorable :)

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    1. Dear Arti,


      Yes, it was an evening to remember forever. thanks :)

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  13. Ghazala, thank you for following RomanticFridayWriters. I just came by to say hello. What a wonderful way to end the school year. Your husband and yourself look fabulous. What fun!

    Denise

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    1. Dear Denise,

      Thanks for coming over. Hello to you too. I am intrigue by your blog name and would
      like to contribute :))

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  14. Dayyum! Drop dead gorgeous! *jaw drops to the floor*

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    1. Hello Vishal,

      BAG! Blushing and grinning :D

      T*H*A*N*K*S

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  15. I want those desserts :(
    awesome clicks !

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    1. Deepak,

      So you have a sweet tooth :)
      Thanks man~

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  16. pretty!!! u look great and so is ure outfit

    www.styledestino.blogspot.com

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    1. Dear SJ,


      Thanks, Coming from you I take that as a compliment :)

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  17. Hello beautiful....uff yumma!:)

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    1. Dear Panchalidi,

      I never get tired of hearing that from you, Thanks and hugs~

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  18. Lovely! You look beautiful :) I am moving to Kolkata :) I look forward to being here :)

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the compli.
      So you are moving to kolkata..!
      Good news, keep in touch :)

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  19. Wonderful to see you both under the lime light... your kids must be proud :-)

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    1. Thank you AvinX,

      Happy to connect with you,
      It was a party for the parents and teachers
      But yes, kids were very proud of us:)

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  20. I am sure aapko kisi na kisi nazar to lagi hogi on that evening Ghazala ji :)
    your looks are stunning. Gorgeous i must confess :)

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    1. LOL, kyun mazak karte hain? Nazar toh bachchon ko lagti hai :)
      Thanks maksood for always making me smile ~

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    2. Haqeeqat bayan kar raha hoon :)
      "Yeh hamaare aankhon ka dosh nahi...ye to tere husn ka hai...
      Dont't blame me if i fail to recognize you. Fault is yours that you are growing younger day by day :)"
      Though the words are not mine, suits you perfectly Ghazala ji :)

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    3. LOL, Thank you so much.
      I must add Amen too~
      Take care~

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  21. Just wondering, is that you in the top image?

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    1. Dear Shalu,

      Yes it is :)
      Thanks for being here~

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  22. You look stunning! And your outfit, so very pretty. :)

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    1. Dear D,

      My outfit was specially selected by the concern designer for me.
      I loved it, thanks~

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  23. Wow!! u looking gorgeous Ghazala.......really nice

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    1. Dear Akanksha,

      Thank you, felt like a real model that day :)

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  24. Wow!!!
    This post is a stunner!
    A great idea indeed~
    :)

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  25. The pictures conveyed what words cannot! A lovely post, Ghazala:)

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    1. Hello Rahul,

      Thanks and welcome to my space :0

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  26. lovely pics Ghazala, u look gorgeous... such events should be encouraged

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    1. Dear Neha,

      You are right..! It is a novel idea and should be repeated. Thanks :)

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  28. First things first..I'm crazy about long well wound hair. So to me, you'd look stunning with or without make up. You & your husband make a really nice couple. God Bless You and your family.

    I'm glad to know that you are from Odisha. I used to live at Nageswar Tangi, Lewis Road (its quite near to BJB Nagar). But I am born and brought up in Cuttack. I moved to BBSR for work and I also met my wife here. My job requires me to move around the state of Odisha. So in a few days I'll be outta here too.

    By the way I'd been to Kolkata last week (Friday) to watch "Dark Knight Rises" at Forum Mall, Elgin Road. I returned back the same night.

    Glad to have known you via Indiblogger. I'm aware of the fact that you are one of those few kind readers who read me regularly and thereby inspire and encourage me to write better.

    Thanks Ghazala

    Regards,

    Anupam

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    1. Thank you Anupam,

      I hope you do realise, I am wearing false hair. but thanks anyways for your wishes :)
      I remember as kids we use drive to cuttack to catch english movies and now you came to Kolkata to see Batman. I have seen the film, it is awesome~

      I am new to indie, have not been posting for a long time here. But quite old to blogging. Nice to connect with people like you. Thanks and nice knowing you here:)

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    2. Well well..I guess without actually taking a good look at your real hair, it wouldn't be fair to judge, which is better. So I'll leave it at that. But your kind & encouraging words will always be your true symbol.

      So here's something for you Mrs Hossain

      What's in a lovely pair of eyes, what's in the beauty
      What's in long braided hair and an angelic deity
      All that matters my lady & all you must care
      Is how true is your heart & how much it's fair



      God Bless You and your family

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    3. Hey Anupam,

      There you got me floored, Buddy. *smiles*
      I agree, we are what we are. I always
      enjoy wit and you have it along with flair. Bonus..!

      Thanks :)

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    4. Listen..when I wrote these lines for you, I struck upon an idea of expanding it into something else. So I ended up composing a poem. The theme is that an honest admirer of a very beautiful lady is singing to her the significance of life beyond just beauty.

      Now the reason why I thought of informing you of this is because these lines (which I wrote for you) are there in the poem. But in an entirely different context. I'm more than sure that you are one lady who believes that personality & character are far superior to just outer beauty.

      So please don't take it amiss.

      Read it here http://anupampatracontemplates.blogspot.in/2012/07/listen-beautiful.html

      Hope you like it.

      Cheers !!!

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    5. Thanks Ghazala for appreciating "Listen Beautiful... "

      I'm not a lawyer. But in the legal field. Terrific observer you are.

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    6. I loved it and now I know you write poetry as well as prose.
      To put it in Oriya,

      Apana ta bahul bhala lekhanti :)))

      Thanks~

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    7. "Kana Na Kahile Ma Apana..Bahut Bahut Dhanyabad"

      A meeting of our families is a must now, the next time you're coming to BBSR.

      There are a few stories I've written too. Just click "Stories" at the Top of my blog. Read at you convenience.

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    8. Or when you guys come to Kolkata next..! Which ever is first :)
      Thanks and will read you for sure. Bye ~

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  29. Ok having looked at the conversation between you and Anupam, I suppose I also echo the same as him. You stunning in the pic :) jaw-dropping. I was thinking had you let down ur hair that would've been awesome

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    1. Hello Hari,


      A woman never gets tired of compliments, so thanks.
      As for Anupam, you must know by now we are from the same city.
      So a little bias is allowed I guess...LOL

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  30. Nice.. Pictures and your husband looks very handsome.. and you too Beautiful...

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    1. Thank you Riyaz,


      I am so happy to read this, God bless :)

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  31. Great, no wonder Blogwati G wrote a guest post specially for you. Beyond that, I think this is a very novel initiative. My mother is an educationist, I will talk to her about the idea. Now, I wonder if I can entice someone into writing a guest post for me, if I wear the right Sari.

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    1. Hello Sandy man..! :p

      Thank you for your generous feedback. I am happy, Vinita's guest blog
      got you curious enough to come here :)

      Your Mom is an educationist?? and you are ekdum-naughty :p
      Tell her, I said, Amma dekh, aa dekh, tera munda bigda jaye.*in splits*

      PS: Wish there was a way we could tag others while commenting e.g.FACEBOOK :(
      Vinita's presence here is sourly missed ~

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