Thursday, 16 February 2012

a brief trip to kolkata.

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As promised, here's a random selection of photographs from my recent trip to Kolkata in India! The reason why I visited was to attend a conference on Urban Changes and Culture, alongside other young people from Germany, Africa, India and England. I was selected along with another member of CreateVoice, the young people's forum at the V&A, so it was pretty darn special to be representing both the UK and the museum itself. My time there was spent in discussions focusing on the role of cultural institutions in our local cities and how they can be shaped in the future, discussing issues with experts from around the world, along with going on walking tours and visiting museums, with of course a little free time inbetween! I was unfortunately rather ill throughout the whole trip and visiting Kolkata was quite the culture shock for me, but it was a great experience and I'm so happy I was chosen to attend. It was amazing to meet so many people from different cultures and so fun to spend time with such a lovely group of people.
If you'd like to see some more photographs you can take a peek here, plus if you have any questions regarding the trip or conference please do ask away! Love, Jazzabelle.

74 comments:

  1. Looks so amazing, glad you had a wonderful time. Such a shame you was a little ill!

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  2. these photos look absolutely beautiful jazz soo colorful :) looks like you had a wonderful time xxx

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  3. Amazing photos! Looks like you had a great time, bar being ill which mustve sucked! xx

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  4. Oh wow India is on my list of places to travel, trying to persuade the bf to go travelling with me! Even if it's only for 3 weeks. Looks amazing!
    Sophie
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  5. It looks so wonderful! All your photos are beautiful.

    Catherine, XO.

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  6. Sounds like you had an amazing time, just looked through your facebook photos, can't believe how well you and two of the other girls are dressed throughout! If I ever go away, I look like a mess 98% of the time ;-). Shame you were ill! xx

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  7. Sounds really interesting! And your photos are beautiful xx

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  8. Sounds like a beautiful experience, sorry to hear you weren't feeling well the whole time though. That photo of you in the stripey dress is an absolute beaut btw - hope you're having a lovely week jazza! x

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  9. amazing photography! some beautiful scenes.
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  10. Lovely photos.

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  11. Sounds and looks like it was an amazing trip! Shame you weren't well though! Hope you're feeling better now :)

    xx

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  12. That DRESS! The food! Oh, I am infinitely envious... :)

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  13. Beautiful photography from a beautfiul lady Jazmine... What more could we expect!? Gorgeous!

    Sarah xxx
    www.thegirlabouttown.co.uk

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  14. It looks amazing. What a terribly wonderful experience!

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  15. I go to india every year but I have yet to visit Kolkata! Beautiful pictures and what an amazing oppurtunity!

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  16. I looks like you had a great time! Love all the photos :)
    x

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  17. Goodness me, you're always ill, aren't you? And I'm sorry to say you look worryingly thin on that picture..

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    1. no, i'm not always ill, actually. neither do i look 'worryingly thin'. i'm a naturally slim person, who is clearly healthy, so i find it very insulting that you would say such a thing. the cut of the dress along with the pattern may appear to make me look slimmer, along with the angle of my body, but i'm the same size here as i am in my previous posts.

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    2. This really pisses me off. I have always been skinny and have spent my life having people think it's appropriate to ask if I'm eating properly (which I do) or if I've lost more weight (which I haven't) or that I'm 'worryingly thin' (f**k off!!). Why do people think that's ok? If you and I, Jazmine, were size 16 then strangers wouldn't dare say 'hmm, you're looking a bit tubby' or 'are you eating properly?'. No, instead we'd be called 'real women'. The double standard in respect of skinny people has got to stop! I think you look amazing, I met you and you're a naturally skinny girl who looks even more beautiful in person. And as for getting ill - EVERYONE gets sick when visiting India! xxx

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  18. oh what an amazing experience. it looks lovely. i'm glad you enjoyed yourself despite the cold.
    xo

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  19. Beautiful photos! And I think you look great in these photos!

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  20. Wow you're incredibly lucky! Gorgeous photos

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  21. Congratulations on being chosen, that's such an honour :)

    These photos are incredible. I think I'll be adding Kolkata to my list of places to go.

    x

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  22. WOW, what a great thing to a part of. XOXO

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  23. That's such a neat experience that you got selected to be a representative. The location is quite a paradise in its own way. And you look beautiful as always. x

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  24. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love your stripey dress :) xx

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  25. You always sound like you're writing for a brochure or a class presentation or something. I want to know more about you and what you actually think! It doesn't seem like it's actually you talking how you would in real life.

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    1. my writing style is more formal in this post as the conference i went to was rather formal so i wanted to portray that fact. i know that in my posts i write in a very honest way and anyone who has met me knows that i write how i would talk in real life. writing has never been my strong point, so whilst i somewhat appreciate your constructive criticism, i can only do my best.

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  26. i love every picture. must have been amazing there. congrats on the V&A pick!

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  27. Ohh, it looks like an incredible trip, and how exciting to be selected! <3 And I am completely besotted with your striped dress; what a beauty!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  28. These pictures are stunning. What a great opportunity xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  29. Aargh, 3rd time lucky I try to write this! Haha

    Beeeautiful photos jazz!! What's astounding was how you managed to capture the serenity! I was expecting super busy and mad but the calmness is just lovely and the colour pops are great! Love the coke ad! So proud if Tolki! Please tell me all about it, you're an expert now! ;) Xx

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  30. What stunning photos, and such a lovely reason to go, the discussions sound very interesting. That last photo is beautiful, with the blur of the birds' wings. xx

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  31. This is one place I would never even think of going to, but your photographs are stunning and that dress, the food, perfect. S.x x www.theraspberrybranch.blogspot.com / @stephanieloulou

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  32. what an interesting opportunity for you and to be apart of

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  33. these photographs are GORGEOUS! Beautiful blog x

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  34. Beautiful Pictures! Amazing,just amazing.

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  35. your blog is a wonderful collection of pictures and outfits!
    Adorable - I am following! x

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    fashion is for idiots [like us]

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  36. Wow!!! Such amazing pictures and a great trip!
    Never been to India but always wanted to!
    One quick question: How do you get your pictures to look so professional? Mine always end up looking like... well not very good!

    Thanks
    Ally
    xxx

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    1. hello ally. thank-you! i'm quite a creative person so i enjoy spending time focusing on the composition and angles of my shots, plus i've been practising photography for many years. i also edit my photographs slightly, too. the only thing i can suggest is practice, along with trial and error! x

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    2. Thanks!
      And don't worry I'll be out again soon with my camera at the ready!!!

      Ally
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  37. stunning photo's! looks like an amazing trip!
    Harriet x

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  38. wow what beautiful photos! you are clearly talented...

    i went to kolkata last summer when i travelled all over india for two month. it was stunning over there but there are better places to see in india though.

    looks like you've enjoyed yourself! hope you feel better now

    xo katrina
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  39. wow, what an experience, sound and looks like a brilliant adventure, good on you! :)

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  40. Lovely trip, the food looks so NOM ^^
    X

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  41. Looks amazing. How did you get involved with the V&A group?

    xx

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    1. hello! i got involved with createvoice after reading about it on the v&a website just over a year and a half ago. i found out that i knew someone who was already a member so she told me to pop along to the next meeting, and i've been there ever since!

      members of the group now meet up monthly to attend workshops, curate events and discuss how we can improve the museum for young people. you can find out more about createvoice here - http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/createvoice/

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  42. amazing images, haven't been to India yet, but its on my bucket list.

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  43. haaaaa these colours !!!! wonderful pictures <3

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  44. Your photos are so beautiful, I am just in love with all hte colours!

    Maria xxx

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  45. Such gorgeous pictures! The scenery looks beautiful - and the food looks delicious. That's such an amazing opportunity as well :)

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  46. Stunning photographs...it looks like an incredible place!
    dimples

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  47. Such an amazing opportunity, and as always you've captured the most beautiful photographs. I am always intrigued and inspired by your adventures and this shows that all of your hardwork and involvement in the V&A certainly has been more than worthwhile xxx

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  48. your mum is a fantastic photographer. Does she have her own blog? G

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    1. oh, thank-you! i shall let her know. yes, she does indeed. here's the link - http://barrijaynemakes.blogspot.com/

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    2. Hey lovely!

      Just wanted to say was so so nice meeting you the other day at somerset house, and I'm sad I lost you/didn't bump into you again! Your pics here a truly beautiful! lots of love cx

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  49. These pictures are really beautiful. I spent a month in India 2 years ago but never made it as far as Kolkata. It sounds like it was an amazing experience!

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  50. What an amazing opportunity! The pictures are beautiful :)

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  51. Beautiful photos, love your blog! Sounds like an amazing experience!
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  52. Wow, looks incredible! Great photos.

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  53. These pictures are THAT awesome! I love them :)
    You have such a nice blog - +1 follower ;)

    xoxo
    juliemrvll

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  54. I love your pictures Jazmine :) They always have such a beautiful feel and atmosphere, I really like your style :) much love xxx

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  55. Amazing photography! Very beautiful! =)


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    I invite you to give a look at mine, I hope you like!
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  57. Hi!
    Just came across your blog and voted for you for the asos comp! :)
    I have just been reading through your posts and was just wondering how you partner with retailers e.g. bertie/urban outfitters etc. I've always been interested to know. Do they just find your blog out of the blue and contact you? x

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    1. hello! thank-you very much, that's so very kind! yes, brands tend to come to me asking if i'd like to visit their store, attend a press event or feature their clothes on my blog..etc. the reason being is because perhaps they like my photography, writing or my style and think that my blog fits in with the style of their brand. it's lovely to work with such great companies! i hope that helps. x

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  59. Great photos Jazzabelle. Weather looks lovely as well.

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  60. It all looks so beautiful! Glad you got to enjoy it along with the almost inevitable sickness!! Also I'm in love with your stripey dress too! Is it vintage? Anyway I think it looks perfect on you :)

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