This summer’s spring cleaning of Masala Tee stockroom uncovered a box filled with goodies from the oldies- the last few pieces of Masala Tee Jewel (women), T-urban (men), Sugarcubes(kids) from past collections to savour!
Hence this autumn, we re-present to you our last pieces of evergreen Masala Tees that you can enjoy all year round, any year, any place, any time to be teamed up with anything that tickles your fancy. And at reduced prices!
If you have had a taste of Masala Tee before, you can count on it being timeless, high quality, prime, adaptable tee that can be worn piping hot or uber cool.
9.30am: Shoot starts with a bouncing sweet baby, all of 9 months old. Photographer perspires profusely. Even in the heavily air-conditioned studio. Not used to shooting models any less than 1.75 meters tall, he is now confronted by a teenie weenie model for him to coo, aim & shoot at.
9.35am: Should we have the baby sit up, held up, lie down? Decisions, decisions. The tiger print on the onesie needs to show on this sweet little tiger. We stood her up. We leaned her against a table. We made her crawl. And she drooled. And elicited some cute baby noises. Oh dear, she’s slipping. Sidewards. Downwards. Backwards.
10am : Finally lying her (gently) is the best position. Her face and body & the tiger on tee are all there for the camera! Smile, please. Up the lullaby music. Throw colorful ball. ‘Goo goo gaa gaa’ coos from everyone. Look, a lady bug. You don’t like the ladybug? Oh no, no, don’t cry, sweetie. Mom and Dad to the rescue.
10.10am: Out comes her favorite toy. We get a smile on her face. Shoot. shoot, shoot-Purrfect, sweet tiger! What a star.
10.15am: Masala tea break. Smiles & sighs of relief, and cookies all around
10.30 am: Another sporting parent comes in with a 2 year old active toddler.
10.40 am: Out with all the puppets I’d brought. It works- a smile, a chuckle and a giggle even. Then even broader smiles, and peals of laughter, and lots of jumping, running…skipping…jogging. To the side, to the corner, to the back of the white backdrop….oh no no, it’s not a wall. Gasp-that makeshift wall might fall.
10.45am:Photographer perspires profusely again. Mom pulls baby boy back. The boy has a look which says ‘ This is too fun, mama. What is this place?” More loud baby music. Look, a big bird (puppet) is flying to you. The boy’s hands are up and he runs away and with that crocodle hoodie tee on … another perfect shot!
10.50am: In comes an eclectic masala mix of lovely children from 3-8 years of age with their parents, nannies, friends, brothers and sisters. Some shy. Some talkative. Others apprehensive, curious, nervous. The studio is beginning to feel very homey. Photographer is all warmed up & relaxed.
11am:Shoot begins. All are warmed up now (42 degrees outside the studio). Aiming for happy. natural, spontaneous shots. Out with the puppets and toys and loud boisterous music. We want circus, birthday party & amusement park atmosphere combined. The puppets do their magic and we see smiles which turn into infectious giggles and loud laughter. Photographer shoots away. With some, we cajoled. Smile please. No smiles today? It’s ok to look scared, love. There are, after all, in our midst crocodiles & tigers, deers. With others, it’s a fun ruckus. Hey you, stop monkeying around with that monkey puppet!
12noon: Kids now seem to be on some infectious sugar high. Pose. Smile. Show your claws. Gnarrrrl now, I want to hear you ROARRRR rrrr. Roaring FUN shooting that fun lot.
12.30- 1pm: Juice break with cakes and cookies for the kids, and masala teas for all cheerleader adults. Kids leave one by one with their cheperones. Studio seems strangely silent.
1.30pm:Vintage shoot. Female model walks in. Perfect with an Audrey Hepburn pout. Need pouf retro big hairdo. Improvise, improvise. You Tube video on how to make vintage pouf-y hair to the rescue.
1.40pm: Need to seat this 1.7something meter model to do her hair or I cannot reach her. And after this gravity challenging feat- all easy peasy. In just 5 mins voila, pouf! Big pouf-y retro hair done.
1.50pm: Next, catty eye make-up. Google search another You Tube video on how to create catty Audrey Hepburn-ish makeup. I love you, You Tube! Paint, stretch the eyes, load heaps of mascara and voila, Audrey Hepburn stares back at me. Feels like ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.
2.05pm: Miss Audrey then whispers to me that she has forgotten to bring her tights to match with our Vintage tees. What? Panic. Masala Chai break time. Thinking time. Improvising time. In walks male model.
2.15pm: Improvise, improvise. Female model now wears the black pants that I have on. And I end up with the male model’s pants. Gasp.
2.30pm: Business as usual. Shoot, shoot. Ok people, think retro. It’s ok to look cheesy to look retro. Remember how they posed in the retro ads. Now strike a pose (but NOT ala Madonna please, ala Audrey Hepburn, ala Hema Malini & ala Sanjeev Kumar). That’s it!
4pm: The male model leaves and takes his pants back from me. The shoot continues with Miss Audrey, and I end up wearing her shorts whilst she shoots in my black pants, and hiding behind a chair whilst co-art directing the shoot with the photographer. Talk about a day of improvisations. After that, all goes as normal as a normal photo-shoot can be.
And not forgetting taking a shot of yours truly rrrrRoarrring as a tiger as well. And then, time for a last well-deserved cuppa masala tea.
7pm: Shoot finishes. We are all tired. But happy and high on masala tea.
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Credits: To all parents who accompanied their children for the shoot, to the photographer for bearing with our ruckus, to the providers of puppets & toys as props – Rabani Garg from the Reading Caterpillar Club for the puppets & Charlotte Johnson from Pyjama Mahal for the hobby horses- Thank you so much.
This is our ode to Spring- a new beginning, a fruitfulness, a season of life and love and laughter where birds start to serenade their lovely tunes.And yes, you can hear them right here on our site. With that symphony playing in the background, we’re happy to announce the official launch of our new light&breezy line – INFUSION by Masala Tee @ our eboutique: www.masalateeboutique.com. Available online now.
The freshest tees in bloom this season
What’s new with Masala Tee?
New is the buzz word for Masala Tee this season. Watch out for more new birth of tee flavors with more Masala Tee kick this season- from new faces/prints to new colors to new lines, and we will also spring on you a surprising new Limited Edition collection!
All Masala Tee new flavors mentioned below will be unleashed progressively soon @ our Masala Tee e-boutique from this Spring!
Snuggle up with your favorite Masala Tee flavor that tickles your taste buds.
MASALA TEE SIGNATURE LINE : The core of Masala Tee, this quintessential Indo-centric quirky line features Warhol style prints. These urbane, stylish green tees comprise of faces of Bolly-esque vintage heroines (Masala Tee Jewel for women), moustached turbaned villains (Masala T-Urban for men), and adorned Indian animals (Masala Tee Sugarcubes for kids). More colors and designs will be out in early June ’12.
MASALA TEE VINTAGE LINE : Targeted at the street-wear tee connoisseur, Masala Tee now goes hip Vintage. With prints on vintage effect tee to give that cool urban look, it is timeless mix and match. Think hip, grungy, boho, easy to wear, shabby chic tees for women, men and kids. This new Masala Tee line will be out in early May ’12.
MASALA TEE INFUSION LINE : Infusion is a premium line from Masala Tee. A light and luxurious combo that is eminently comfortable, and always infused with a statement accessory. Ultra smooth cotton and premium modal tees in light & breezy shapes are teamed with eccentric fluid fabric neck accessory for added chic. This is now launched on our eboutique @ www.masalateeboutique.com
LIMITED EDITION MASALA TEE MANGA!: Masala Tee goes funky Shinjuku style. Watch out for this surprising Limited Edition collection. This Masala Tee collector’s item will be out in late June ’12.
As quoted from the Turbanizer blog: “A suspiciously long piece of cloth or a funny looking hat? Turbans have been constantly viewed as markers of exoticism and wonderment. There is so much history, tradition, beauty and secrets that have been locked away in its folds that have caused for skeptical yet curious eyes to be shot at the proud wearers of this beautiful crown. It’s no surprise than that one of the fashion icons to have transcended time is in fact the turban! Today’s turbans aren’t only flashy and trendy but uniquely mark each individual style!”
Worn by the Sikhs, by the Rajputs in Rajasthan and by Royalty, and worn at special occasions like weddings and stately functions, it is a symbol of power and nobility. Providing a sense of identity, a symbol of pride & strength, of status, and generally, a source of dignity.
Our inspiration: MEN in TURBAN
Feel like something out of the ordinary this Winter and the follow-up seasons? Treat yourself to Masala T-URBAN Collection if you want to look strong & sexily Tee-Urban!
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“The Masala Tee Sugarcube Collection & Story is dedicated to little Alya , a 14-month-old funny little Indian princess (the ‘lil one behind the Tee above) who was sugarcube-hugged into the family of one of the Tee Wallahs. She loves head-banging to ‘mahnamahna’!
The other half of The Tee Wallahs is cheering them all on!”
Masala Tee Sugarcube Collection
Lovingly prepared for your wee delightful spoonfuls of trouble.
Kids will simply adore the burst of flavor & soda pop colors, and the sweet taste of their Masala Tee Sugarcube.
With the star ingredient- a concoction of exotic animals– featuring a cool elephant, NuttyTrunky, a funny cow, CrazyDaisy & a tall camel, HumpyKhaly . All wearing the signature Masala Tee jewellery, embossed for added effect. And ultimate cuteness.
MASALA TEE SUGARCUBE
A Dose of Masala Tee Sugarcube for Your Sweetie’s Sugar Fix
Satisfy your child’s sweet tooth by adding spoonfuls of yummy, sweet & naturally green Masala Tee Sugarcube into their lives.
A dose of Fun. Calory free. Eco friendly. Energy booster. Releases Creativity. Laughter 100% guaranteed. We advise Unlimited intake.
A visually fun treat that allows you & your children to take their imagination away to faraway lands, and concoct fun and amazing stories that will keep them entertained for a long time.
A Masala Tee Sugarcube Story has been lovingly concocted & starring our three crazy & fun animal characters – NuttyTrunky, CrazyDaisy & HumpyKhaly– entitled, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” This special gift to our ‘lil customers is set in a mini-book form, & is inserted into our exclusive Masala Tee Sugarcube Pouch together with infant/toddler Tee.
It will be a pleasure for you to read, and your ‘lil adventurous, imaginative ones to hear.
To read the Masala Tee Sugarcube Story, click on the following underlined words:
Limited Edition: Masala Tee Sugarcube ‘T for Two’ Blend
Special ‘T for Two’ Promotion!
‘T for Two’ Blend : T For Tea-rrific Mommy & T for Tee-lightful Sweety
A Perfect Blend. A Sweet Deal. An Exquisite Gift.
Chai Tea, 100g: a Blend of rich Assam tea with spices for Mommy & Comfy Tee, 100% cute organic tee for Sweety.
Both Ts are packaged in exclusive Silver Masala Tee Pouches. For prices, write to us @ email@example.com
Calling all Infants & Toddlers- Get your Parents to Buy Masala Tee Sugarcube Online!
Masala Tee Sugarcube is prepared in 3 yummy flavors & in various children’s portions to suit different tastes & appetites:
Strawberry Masala (Fuchsia), Blackberry Masala (Grey)& Blueberry Masala (Blue). Infant Size: Onesie (18-24 months) & Toddler Sizes: 2T (2-3 years) & 4T (4-5 years).
Our Inspiration: The oh–so–colorfulbeautiful, fun animals of India!
The inspiration for the Masala Tee Sugarcube comes from the colorful animals that you see in India all decked up and paraded at festivals and fairs. All adorned in their finery, flowers, paints, jewellery and costumes, and what fun!
We send them flying kisses & say Hip Hip Hooray!
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