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Bebaak’s latest festive collection – Mehtaab is developed from handwoven cotton buta worked fabric from Bhanwarpur. Inspired by the subtle moonlight glow ,  Mehtaab collection brings soft, luminous and soulful feel along with its silhouettes.  The collection was incepted in the looms of Chhattisgarh. It is a collection of beautiful cotton apparel made from delicate handwoven fabric with buta work. Crafted with precision the collection celebrates vibrant and rich heritage through its handmade clothing range. The…

First Parull’s choice of music. Remember Silsila ! I love all the songs from the movie but this instrumental score sets a great backdrop for the story of the brand. Gayattri, means universal and Navyatta meaning fashion. Fashion that is universal, changing and in every sense global. Gayattri Navyatta holds no bounds to its creativity and exclusivity. This is a story of grit , love and passion. Of fighting against odds, keeping your head high and…

Seema is one of my favourite people on Instagram. She lives in my favourite city in the world -New York . She wears my favourite garment in the world – saree. And well she really really walks the talk. From wearing a saree which has a Benaras ghats to a blouse with the NYC skyline , she defines east meets west like a boss. Some of you who follow her on the social media would…

Juanita (wah-NEE-Tah)  is about living in the now. It is based on the philosophy that clothing can help you reinvent yourself. Your clothes are the tool that help you get through life’s transitions. Juanita was founded by Shubhda Priyam who has worked with FDCI and Amazon fashion week designers like Anju Modi and Samant Chauhan. “I really enjoy dressing people. When people approach me, I suggest them an outfit and they look fantastic—they’re really happy. I…

“Beauty of style, harmony, and grace solemnly depends on simplicity and an Indian woman draped in pleated saree symbolizes the essence of raw beauty and simplicity.”   India has been a home to some of the most exquisite fabrics since time immemorial, boundaries of which boasts their exclusivity. The traditional Indian saree is one which is neither machine made, nor the fabric of which is imported from other countries. The traditional handloom sarees thus form…

Original post available at the Angadi Galleria’s Blog here Why Textiles are a part of our National Heritage By: K.Radharaman, Founder, CEO & Design Head, House of Angadi The rich cultural heritage that has been bequeathed to us by our ancestors is a source of great strength and pride to each one of us. I have always held that our cultural values were the source of our greatness as a civilization and shall remain at…

First the music Ukti means expression in Sanskrit. The brand was founded by Seethal Sharma and Supriya Suriyanarayanan, with Seethal’s husband Srinivasa HR lending a huge helping hand. Ukti’s philosophy is to create simple, comfortable & affordable clothes for the women of today & tomorrow, that can help them express themselves outside of the moulds & boxes created for them. By creating a duet of Indian fabrics & contemporary styles, they are  hoping to create an…

First some music . Something I have been hooked on to recently. “Manjal” translates to both “Turmeric” and as well the color “Yellow” in Tamil . Yellow is the most gleaming of all the colors of the spectrum, therefore, capturing our attention more than any other color. Yellow is the color of happiness, brightness and of sunshine. Food, Health, Beauty, and more importantly, Happiness – it is an essential component for an every day life!…

First some music to go with the spirit of Rasa-lila . The  brand founded by the effervescent Darshana Bhanushali is a witness to a beautiful communion of the two beautiful and high spirited tribes – The Adivasi and The rabari The meaning of rasa-lila is ‘Dance of love and passion’. It is so vivacious and graceful, and that is the spirit of the brand. Journey of Rasalila “After we got married, within 10 days of…

 First the music which perfectly describes the Coloroso woman . Imagine  Audrey Hepburn, Rekha, Jayabhaduri, Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Konkona Sensharma, Mini Mathur, Tisca Chopra, Arundhuti Roy, Shobha Dey and yourself !   Joydeep describes himself as a salesman and a proud one. He passed out of a Calcutta University Management course on Sales and Marketing and  joined an FMCG multinational  and started selling dantmanjan in the rural areas of UP, Bihar and Bengal before getting posted…