Behind the scenes of our dazzling shoot with Emily and Anjan Mitra of DOSA

By Kathryn Holland Besser

They’re warm, witty and committed to using every inch of their budding restaurant empire in support of a good cause. To top it all off, they’re absolutely stunning and brought their OWN clothes to our photo shoot! Emily and Anjan Mitra of San Francisco’s DOSA restaurant rolled out the red carpet for GEV Magazine, welcoming us with a veritable feast for the senses. Our fashion/beauty team included a few of our newest collaborators: photographers Rosaura Sandoval ( and Calvina Yang Nguyen ( along with make-up artist Brittni J. Coleman (

While our Editor-in-Chief, Kaye Cloutman, and Beauty Editor, Josette Vigil Jelveh, poured over the couple’s incredible array of designer clothing and began the difficult task of narrowing down the selections, I sat down with the Mitras and learned how they became such successful risk-takers, both in fashion and in building an award-winning business. We hope you enjoy our behind the scenes video and stills below.

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