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Shivani an interior designer  is simple yet stylish . She oozes charm making heads turn and well is not actually like any other girl next door. “I always mix street stuff with some store bought stuff. I love the thrill of ‘discovering’ a value deal. Most of the clothes I am wearing here are from Santushti complex (Kapas and Anokhi), Sarojini Nagar, Nizamuddin, Janpath, The Shop, street shopping in Lucknow and Mumbai. ”   The light pink,…

I received an email from Vinayak when he heard about my Jaipur trip from a common friend. Vinayak along with his partner Rameshwari founded Cotton Rack over a year ago . They both had worked with brands like Fab India, ColorPlus etc before they decided that they wanted to reinvent Khadi garments in a more modern way. Vinayak is a lovely host and can talk for hours :) He enlightened me a bit about the state of Khadi in the…

Launching  ” Walk into my wardrobe ” If you have not heard it a zillion times from me already , I am going to say it again :) I wish people would think Indian garments and brands are equally cool . I wish they would  buy silk and khadi dresses and not polyester clothes which believe me you just can’t wear in an season in India. I wish people would feel PRIDE in flaunting Tussar or…

Serendipty – the movie is one of my all time favorites. Well who doesn’t love an english Rom-com set in NYC . And the word itself has such a beautiful meaning. Serendipity – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way  ( photo by sumiran kabir sharma) Colour Me Autumn is a two-day festival of art, design and music where guests can pick up beautiful homewares, fashion apparel, jewellery…

Claire came to India in January 2012 , when she was working for a consulting firm and fell in love with the vibrancy and color of India. Two years later she left with a dream , a fantastic business idea and two adopted dogs :) She started conceiving the idea of starting the business while she was living in India and then worked on making it a reality after she moved back to Toronto.…

Anita Dongre Grassroot is a tribute to India’s handcrafted traditions. It celebrates India’s crafts and weaves by providing a contemporary and sustainable platform for the artisans and helps create livelihoods by partnering with network of trusted NGOs. Brand Profile : “Anita Dongre Grassroot is  a contemporary platform created for the artisans of India. The objective is to nurture our treasure chest of handcrafted traditions by reviving, sustaining and empowering the arts and artisans by…

Hello Dearies , Its getting busier and busier at Peacocks in the Rain . Its unbelievable on how much we want to talk about on this site and there is soooooo little time. This morning I was looking for places where I could visit block print artisans in Rajastan , Sanganer, Jaipur …. and I went to my favorite Anokhi Museum. And this is how I discovered Rekh&Datta. Rebecca spent several years in India as…