Archive for March, 2011
March 30, 2011
Dear readers, I stepped outside of my apartment this past weekend and though it was the first week of spring, it felt like the cold depths of winter complete with frigid wind and even a few flurries. But I won’t let winter’s last gasps dampen my enthusiasm for spring – or my search for what to wear when the weather finally cooperates! I’ve said before I love tunics and dresses with sleeves as a transitional piece – with leggings or pants they can still take you through some cold days but often come in vibrant prints and with lovely embellishments that are perfect for a new season. That’s why Sheridan French caught my eye (found via twitter): lovely ikat print tunics and dresses in vibrant colors and sari style borders are the staple of her current collection. Her pieces remind me of a brighter Tory Burch, which considering French is a Texan based currently in Forth Worth makes sense! I’m a native Texan myself, born and raised, and bright colors are welcome down south in a way that I miss with all-black New York.
I’m really partial to the Neve dress in both Bali blue and the pink and purple Cosmos; the prints got a hint of the tribal look that’s instyle for spring and the cap sleeves are really cute. I like every color combination of the Georgina dress, though I would wear this as a tunic and not a dress (adding slim pants to a mini dress instantly makes it elegant)! I’m also really partial to French’s adorable “how I wore it” tab: it looks like the designer’s own diary about the inspiration behind a particular piece! And French won my heart with her blog, the Southern Eclectic. New York has heaps of style but I stand firm on the fact there’s a lot of style going on down south, out west. French styled a vibrant blue theory sheath I happen to own with yellow shoes that inspired me…a look to try once it’s truly spring!
Richa from Mala Handmade
source: Sheridan French found via Twitter
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Here is talent….Neil Shah is a pianist, vocalist, composer, and records music for television and film!
Neil’s soulful style of Jazz/pop is winning him new fans all the time. His recent recording live at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church with acclaimed Baritone sax player Charles Evans received a steller review in the March issue of DownBeat magazine. He has been fortunate to perform and record with some of the finest jazz musicians – Grover Washington Jr., Eddie Gomez, Bob Brookmeyer, and Chris Potter.
I enjoyed Neil’s jazz recordings but I am really loving several of his songs as singles. There is plenty of more solo tunes to come from Neil Shah. Stay tuned!
source: Neil Shah
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There’s apps for everything under the sun these days. How you heard of the ‘Sari App‘? Yes, my sentiments exactly..there’s apps for those, too!!! Sariapp.com provides step by step instructions on how to tie your own sari.
Few years back when I got married, I actually think I could have used this tutorial. If you’re ever breaking-out a sweat draping a sari, this iphone app may just help you adjust to the concept of Indian Standard Time. I do find it to be a cute idea and very creative. Do you have more fun apps to share that our readers may like?
source: Sariapp.com via CNNgo
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Morning All! Will you not agree there’s been an influx of postings relating to kids lately? I’m not complaining. I think it’s divine that there’s so many educational as well as fashion-forward choices for our kids these days. Especially when it’s inspired from India. It allows children to connect to their cultural roots without taking an 18 hr flight!
I become head over heels way too many times when it comes to everything we find here at BollyInstyle. Ode Kids is another tot clothing line that got me weak in my knees.
Sisters, Rupa and Amisha have a wonderful story to tell in creating Ode Kids. Named after a village in India where they frequently visited growing up, the sisters drew inspiration from the vibrant colors and lifetime memories from what they call their magical home of Ode.
Ode’s debut Spring 2011 collection features traditional textiles from India (of course!). Combining fabrics of block-printing and ikat, all Ode styles are 100% cotton, fully lined and available in sizes 2 to 6. Hope there is an Ode for boys in the near future!
source: Ode Kids
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Combining a blend of acoustic pop and traditional Irish music with tablas and mandolin instruments playing in the background, Sarah Packiam makes beautiful music. Her mother is Irish and her father is a musician from India. Her voice reminds me a little of Jewel!
Raised in a musical family, Sarah had an early start and began joining her father on the road, who is a traveling musician from India. By 12, she began writing her own songs. Now settled in Miami, Sarah is debuting her own album with Grammy-award winning producers Tim Mitchell, George Noreiga, and Jody Marr, all who helped launch careers for Shakira, Ricky Martin and Mika. She has also recorded and toured with Shakira and Jon Secada.
Sarah’s music can be found at iTunes and AmazonMP3. Signed, sealed, and delivered – Sarah has also personally made an EP/CD with four of her songs, which can be purchased here. I’m looking forward to watching her progress!
source: Sarah Packiam
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