Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coachelle Style

All pics courtesy of Bohemian Diesel
I've never been to the Coachella............ever..............but boy I wish I could make it there one day. The outfits are just hitting the various blogs I follow and these are some of the outfits I liked. Will keep posting as I discover !

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paris Gerrard for Free People

boho outfit with sparkler

hair in flowers

laying down

paris in hat
All pics via Free People

Paris Gerrard of Blog Charcoal Alley is one inspirational girl. Her styling, photos and thoughts are so beautiful, it makes you go back for more. Read her full interview for Free People here.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rock Chic

All pics via Charcoal Alley



Friday, April 25, 2014

"RANGEEN" Video from Free People

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

The Magic of India

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

Have you seen Free People's Wedding Lookbook?

These ethereal creations from FP are so beautiful, makes me want to get married again..........

Check out the whole collection HERE

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4 Must-Have items for a Bohemain Wardrobe

Something in luxurious velvet

A long Kimono-esque Jacket

something in white crochet and fringe

All pics via Bohemian Blissful Tumblr
A Bohemain Style includes a few staples that can be thrown over your classics to give it that eclectic quotient. Here I have listed 4 KEY pieces to turn your regular outfit into a Bohemain Creation:
  1. 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!
  2. 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 get the idea.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.