|All pics courtesy of Bohemian Diesel|
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Video from Free People Blog
This video shot in India makes me so proud to be of Indian Heritage. The video highlights the Festival of Holi (color) in India and it makes me feel so nostalgic. India has 22 States each with a different language, so many different communities and rich in culture and heritage. My recent trip to Mumbai proved to be utterly charming and made me realize just how much I missed my hometown.
Free People always get it right and they have used the lovely and ever beautiful Freida Pinto (also an Indian) in this gorgeous video showcasing INDIA. Enjoy !
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I had to visit my birthplace last month, the lovely city of Bombay (or Mumbai as the recent name change) in India after 6 years and found it so utterly charming. I visited my school, college and local haunts while digging into the local food any chance I got. I swear food in India tastes better than anywhere else.
India makes the most beautiful fabrics and I ended up buying quite a bit which I am going to translate into Kimono-esque Jackets and sweet summery dresses for the shop. I get a bit giddy when I see fabric as my mind is racing to create designs while also taking in the prints all at the same time - I feel like Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man with these holographic images in front of me, matching the swatches and creating my designs right there in the fabric shop ! crazy eh !
So here are just some of the pretty fabrics I picked up in cottons and voiles. Keep an eye out for the new designs as they will be in the shop shortly.
I picked fabrics with a border which will end up as lapels or cuffs and went for pretty bright colors that would just be so right for the coming Summer. My favorite was the parrot green & hot pink one. Which fabric do you like?
Friday, April 4, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|Something in luxurious velvet|
|A long Kimono-esque Jacket|
|something in white crochet and fringe|
|All pics via Bohemian Blissful Tumblr|
- Velvet is a fabric that is luxurious and rich, and if you can find something in jewel tones that would make it even better. Here is a gorgeous cropped jacket layered over a simple white Tee. Blogger Amanda Malm has totally conquered the Velvet Jacket look in this blog post I did earlier. Velvet says the Seventies like no other!
- Kimonos are all over the radar right now and if you can get your hands on a longish jacket with contrasting prints and colors, even better. Here are a couple more Kimonos featured on the blog earlier. I love what Rihanna is wearing here - the key is to keep what you are wearing under it very simple e.g. a Tshirt dress, tank and denim cutoffs...you get the idea.
- White Crochet and Fringe - both in one garment! you couldn't get luckier. Anything with fringe with make you stand out. Its got so much movement that it instantly draws the viewers eye in.
- Caftans have come back in a big way. And this one here in white lace is absolutely ethereal. Another way to wear a Caftan is to chop it and wear it like a mini dress - totally modernizes the look.
Sparrow Lyn stocks many velvet jackets, Kimonos and Caftans to add to your Bohemian Wardrobe. You can view the whole collection HERE.