How often does it happen to you that you walk into a space like a mademoiselle and feel like an urban diva on your way out, doused in colours of spring and mirth, the engulfing Mediterranean and the vibrant flamingos. Exactly what happened with me, just sans the royal yet chic foot rest from the brand that is on my ‘soon to possess’ shopping list, while I was on a little sojourn through the beguiling world of Casa Pop by Raseel Gujral Ansal. Though I’ve known of her exquisite taste since my nascent journalistic days, Casa Pop, is yet another extension of her elegant taste intertwined with the pizzaz of contemporary. So, the times when you feel your social calendar is a little too demanding and playing elfin with you, don’t fret just head to this stunning wonderland where your heart will not stop bribing your mind to pick up, say…hmmmm…everything… ;). As I walked through the store that had me enticing from all sides, my first long pause was at the Foot Rest from the nostalgic and dramatic – The Sarkar Raj Collection – the vivid colours juxtaposed the majesty of the beautiful horse in an intriguing tale of surreal magnificence. The foot rest will compliment that one huge arm chair parked in the cozy corner of your bedroom (like mine) and transport you to the era of the Royal. It was delicate and yet à la mode. The next marvel at the store were the thematically planned cushions – a story surrounded each that amalgamated dramatic geniuses. The Madame Butterfly Collection connotes the hint of fantasy and allure of the mystic. The designs are poetry in motion – little butterflies flutter around the subtle hues of cherry blossom as the dawn spreads its first rays on the gazebo in salutation to the fresh new day. This is the theatrical effect of the collections at the Casa Pop. There are many other collection which will awe you and bring out the ardent lover of poetry in you. The store also boasts of fragrant candles, fused with aromatic magnetism of sorts. There is a whole range of organisers, again proclaiming the collections, most creatively designed. The Sri Sri Collection has beautiful coasters, organisers, cushions depicting the Shrinathji in intricate ornamentation with lambent hues announcing cohesive harmony. If you love to merge the divinity with aesthetics at your home – this collection will captivate you. The Brocade Corsets are another of my favourites from the Brand. The concept of the boudoir is the inspiration behind it. Celebrating the mélange of exquisite finish, functionality and fervour, these tables are reminiscent of the timeless romance between a woman and her indulgences. It will add to your dressing room desire and buy you your vintage dream. I just took you through a few of my favourite elements but there is a lot more to devour. The spirit of the audacious diva of date comes across in this house of energy, effervescence and eagerness. The one who stands tall and fearless at the crossroads of culture, with tradition beating in heart and modernity reigning the mind, is the one who should walk out with Casa Pop in hand.
Casa : Ambience mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi