23 April, 2014

Wearing the same dress in different ways in Buenos Aires

When I travel overseas, I carry very limited, light weight, wrinkle free clothes that can be worn in the day time as well as in the evening. For footwear, I had carried one pair of heels that I wore in milongas (I bought so many there) and throughout I was wearing comfortable flat shoes- Naturalizers. We walked so much there. I generally, carry 3/4th of my suitcase empty so that I can fill it with my shopping. Below, I am wearing the same dress in multiple ways. I have even worn backside front. It is by Desigual.

Here I have teamed it up with a cotton shrug.

Worn back side front. See the difference above and below.

Worn without the jacket.

More ways to wear the same dress is with leggings or with a T shirt on top. So it looks like a skirt. During vacations, when you have packet limited clothes, be at your creative best to utilize same garment in multiple ways.

Milonga- Yunta de Oro

This was another fabulous milonga, named Yunta de Oro. It was in Alsina 1465, Buenos Aires. It is on Fridays from 11pm- 6 am.
They had amazing performance by Nito and Elba. Also a live band of Herederos Del Compás. There were legendary singers Osvaldo Ramos and his famous son Pablo Ramos. Osvaldo Ramos had recorded 40 years ago, with Juan D'Arienzo. I was fortunate to meet him.

The live band.

Perormance by Nito and Elba.

Osvaldo Ramos

Father and son- Osvaldo Ramos and Pablo Ramos. They create magic with their singing.

With Pablo Ramos

With Osvaldo Ramos.

With Nito and Elba.

With a friend, María. It was her Birthday.

María with her husband.

Fileteado Porteño

While in Buenos Aires, this time, I also wanted to take a workshop of Fileteado Porteño. Alfredo Genovese is very well known fileteador. I took my workshop from him and got certified. I enjoyed doing it as much as I enjoy dancing tango. 
Fileteado is a type of artistic drawing, with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants, typically used in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is used to adorn all kind of beloved objects: signs, taxis, lorries and even the old colectivos, Buenos Aires's buses.
Filetes (the lines in fileteado style) are usually full of colored ornaments and symmetries completed with poetic phrases, sayings and aphorisms, both humorous or roguish, emotional or philosophical. They have been part of the culture of the Porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) since the beginnings of the 20th century.
The filetes were born as simple ornaments, becoming an emblematic form of art for the city. The fileteado was recognized as an art after 1970, when it was exhibited for the first time.

22 April, 2014

Reema's Birthday Party-2

I had posted Reema's Birthday party pictures here earlier. Below are more pictures from the same party.