Muted Mondays: Rajasthani jewellery

Let these pieces in silver do the talking today…   Shilpa xx   Cover Image: via

Blissful Whites and perhaps some colour

‘Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman’  said Coco Chanel. With Holi just around the corner, followed by lovely, long summer months, the ‘need’…

Spring Style – The Indian way!

As you guys have probably guessed, I am quite excited about the shedding of layers and layers of winter clothes. It’s so liberating, so exhilarating! I love the process of…

Kashmir – land of magical embroideries on fabric

Most of us living in Delhi and parts of Northern India would recall the ‘kashmiri-shawl wallah‘ setting up a stall in the neighbourhood or visiting our homes selling exquisite hand…

‘Darzi’ ka brilliance with Khadi – Creating masterpieces

We in India, sometimes take our independence and  ‘darzi’ (also referred to as masterji, lovingly) for granted! Both need to be respected, cherished and valued!  I know, very dissimilar topics of discussion…

Unfolding the world of Ikat

Sometimes, the treasure trove you have at the back of your closet can pleasantly surprise you. It certainly did this morning, as the lopsided clothes in the front of my closet…

The Bangle Stack – Traditional Collection from Bengal

Way back, when I was in school, one of my favourite poems was ‘The Bangle Sellers’ by Sarojini Naidu. I loved it then, I love it now and before I…

Phulkari – something new, something old this Lohri

The winter this year has chilled us to the bones, yet there seems to be no respite. However, it is that time of the year again when we look forward…

Ittar – exploring the world of natural fragrance

Yesterday, I was longing for some ‘me’ time and so I made myself a large cup of ‘kadak adrak-ilaichi wali chai‘ and sat outside to read a book in my chilly yet…

Black, is it your style?

There is something about the colour black…it transforms an ordinary outfit into something that is a lot more glamorous, instantly! Whether it be a saree, a suit , a blouse or…