Rahul Bose Gets a Buzz Cut (and Nee and Oink's Funky Kiddy Wear!)

Ridhima Sinha , 01 May 2012
Rahul Bose
Rahul Bose

The Nee and Oink photoshoot
The Nee and Oink photoshoot

If you’re a mum in Mumbai, you probably know how hard it is to find the perfect dress for your little boy or girl. Well, this is what led to Neelakshi and Oiendrila Ray‘s decision to launch their own designer line.

Oiendrila Ray & Neelakshi Ray
Oiendrila Ray & Neelakshi Ray

The dream was to create something for miniature adults (they’ve got adorable children too who were the inspiration) whose parents want to dress them up in fashionable clothes and it helps that they use eco-friendly dyes.

At the Nee and Oink launch
At the Nee and Oink launch
At the Nee and Oink Trunk Show
At the Nee and Oink Trunk Show

Being really passionate about art and design, the sisters knew they could pull this off. The brand has the cutest name, Nee and Oink (which is actually their pet names just put together) and it has totally unique collections that caught my eye.

Retail therapy for the mums
Retail therapy for the mums
Glimpses of the Nee and Oink photoshoot
Glimpses of the Nee and Oink photoshoot

I love how the launch trunk show at Tote on the Turf felt a little like a fairytale fantasy with birdcages laced with pink carnations and owls (which are a part of the brand’s signature logo) playing peek-a-boo from giant white trees.

Pretty pink carnations and the cutest collections
Pretty pink carnations and the cutest collections

The boys collection
The boys collection
The launch at Tote on the Turf
The launch at Tote on the Turf

The little ones enjoyed getting messy with crayons and sticking squishy noses on owls as the mums and dads indulged in some retail therapy.

The kids had a total blast
The kids had a total blast
The kids had a total blast!
The kids had a total blast!
Rohan Gavaskar
Rohan Gavaskar

Although I love Nee and Oink’s summery white linen dresses for girls, my favorite was their carnival line which is like an explosion of colors on organic fabric with enchanting birds and flowers.

Pallavi Kulkarni, The kids having a blast
Pallavi Kulkarni, The kids having a blast

They also have a bling line of party wear in orange with gold sequins for little divas who want to dress up like their mommies (even Neelakshi and Oiendrila were wearing big version of these dresses).

The gorgeous setting
The gorgeous setting

And, if there’s just one thing I could pick up, it would be the grey one-shoulder dress with hand-embroidered smocking with pops of pink.

All the collections are adorable
All the collections are adorable

I love that the collection for boys especially the Jodhpur pants with playful custom-prints is not your usual grey and blue which the little fellas have to settle for.

Rahul Bose with Neelakshi and Saurabh
Rahul Bose with Neelakshi and Saurabh

Rahul Bose was at there to support his friends and he even ordered the cutest purple and orange kids tee to be specially made in his size. Hee Hee. We had a great little chat about his upcoming movie, Vishwaroopam with Kamal Haasan and his summer style.

A splash of color
A splash of color

I had the best time ever shopping for my two-year-old girl, Allisah. And, I gotta say when the stuff is this good, you know you’re coming back for more.

Neelakshi & Oiendrila with a friend
Neelakshi & Oiendrila with a friend

Also spotted: Rohan Gavaskar, Pallavi Kulkarni and Le Mill’s Aurelie de Limelette.

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