It is that time of the year again when markets of Kolkata look like a sea of people, any glimpse of Durga makes a Bong emotional, employees have already started counting days to their annual vacation ( lesser mortals like me get just 4 days off, while the ever privileged Government employees get around 10-15 days off *I envy them*), foodies have started listing down places to eat, last minute OOTD s are being planned by the ever excited girls - Yes, Its Durga Puja in Kolkata.
If you happen to be from outside Kolkata but manage to spend some time here during September and October, you will definitely feel the excitement in the air ! Right from companies planning their marketing strategies to people making lists of pandals to visit, the buzz is hard to miss. Yes, add to that the crowded streets and the traffic because almost the whole of Kolkata is out on the streets for some last minute preparations.
One thing that people of all age groups enjoy during this time is SHOPPING! Four days of new clothes is the best part of Durga Puja. For shopaholics like me, this is just another reason to shop :P Not just clothes, they must be complemented with the best accessories ;)
But do you have the courage to hit the streets when they are overflowing with people? A lot of us will not dare to do that. And why would anyone do that when they can get amazing designs at affordable rates in online shops like MYesha with just a click !
MYesha appeals to me a lot. I have been following the brand for over a year now and they just seem to get better and better with every passing day. From silver jewellery to german silver stuff, from stone and kundan studded earrings and necklaces to Afghan neckpieces, they have a huge variety on offer.
The lovely lady behind the brand, Munmun has been kind enough to send some superb pieces from her collection - a German silver jhumka, a handpainted Om earring and coin necklace :)
Check them out:
1. The Jhumka : This is a part of MYesha's #JhumkaThumka series and like the name suggests, it is a lovely traditional jhumka that will add a beautiful twist to your festive wear. Why just festive wear, you can also pair it up with your work wear kurtis. Therefore, it doesn't need to go into the jewellery box that you open twice a year. You can grab your piece for just Rs.400.
2. The Handpainted Earrings: Inspired by the rich Indian heritage, you will find traditional motifs like Om, peacocks, and other miniature paintings handpainted on the danglers at Rs.500. You might get them on your jhumkas as well very soon. Keep a look out on their facebook page.
3. The Coin Neckpiece: This beautiful neckpiece, handcrafted in german silver has coins on the sides and a Ganesha Pendant in a tassel. The creation is inspired by the traditional temple jewellery. This is the perfect neckpiece for the Durga Puja festivities. Pair it up with a lovely linen saree on Ashtami morning and you are sure to grab eyeballs. Why just mornings, you can pair it up with a black raw silk kurta with a beautiful embroidered dupatta while out pandal hopping or for the customary "adda" sessions with your friends.It is priced at Rs.700.
MYesha also has a special Puja gift coming up for you - their new website wherein you can check out their collection and easily order for your favourite ones - www.myeshaworld.com. Till then, contact the talented lady on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/myeshamystore/.
I have their eyes set on their Afghan Collection as well. Who knows you might just see a post on that very soon ;)
Guys, check them out for some fashionable pieces at extremely affordable prices ! Thumbs up.