BollyInstyle has given me a chance to read incredible stories on how people start their little ventures. Some make it and some don’t, but usually there’s a universal theme where ideas comes together after discovering a void in the market.
Kit Bhatti’s story is simple yet inspiring. In just one year, she opened up Ruby Rani after noticing her daughter’s reluctancy of wearing Eastern style clothing because of its discomfort. My sentiments exactly. Indian-wear for children is just not made with comfort in mind. It’s usually itcy for the little ones and the ornate sequin style dresses never has lining underneath.
Well, thank goodness for Runy Rani’s breathable tees and indian outfits. I love that the outfits have snaps on the bottom for easy dressing and simple diaper changing.
Hurry readers! Ruby Rani is currently giving away 30% off on all products with free delivery.
source: Ruby Rani
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I know…it seems like it’s children’s fashion week on this blog. But I just found another new children’s clothing line to lust after – ilovegorgeous. Well, although a new find for me, ilovegorgeous has actually been around since 2006 following an inspirational trip to India.
Quite successful from the beginning, ilovegorgeous first debuted collection was negotiated with London retail powerhouse, Selfridges. Use of mish-mash prints are collaborated with different types of movable fabrics – moss crepe, viscose chiffon, silk chiffon, georgette and soft cotton voile. ilovegorgeous is all about making children feel gorgeous.
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Hi everyone! It’s Richa from Mala Handmade, happy to be back and blogging for BollyInstyle. It’s been a tough winter practically everywhere, but certainly here on the east coast and it’s no surprise that during the doldrums of February, I’ve got color on my mind. Vivid mixes of vibrant colors are a staple of Indian design – a concept that fashion and textile designer Karishma Shahani is certainly mastering. The London College of Fashion graduate’s 2011 “Yatra” collection is a visual feast: lush cottons tailored into imaginative silhouettes and – a personal favorite – styled in layers which is perfect for a transition to spring.
Karishma describes her inspiration for the collection as “elements from the multiple layers of India’s vibrant culture that continuously creates colourful, vivid and eclectic experiences for the onlooker.” She adds that the colors are picked from traditional painting of Indian Gods and recreated through natural methods of dyeing, which creates a collection whose essence is a reflection of the Indian lifestyle of re-interpretation of materials and their function at every step, always re-using and recycling, creating heirlooms that are passed down through generations. I keep flipping through the pictures of the collection, impressed with the bold colors and pop sensibility to the design. While I love overt Indian references in my clothing – traditional paisley motifs and hand embroidery – I’m craving innovative takes on South Asian design and Karishma’s work hits the high mark. Let us know here at BI whether it inspires you!
source: Karishma Shahani FB
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Do you bring back relics from your travels and afterwards have a hard time accessorizing them into your home? Sometimes I struggle with how to mix decorations from countries with totally different aesthetics (Asia, Mexico, Scotland, etc). Well, my friends I may have an answer! Meet Samuel, from Sparrow & Co, a global home goods shop filled with an exceptional product line. I’m talking about a gorgeous collection of exclusive, handmade products from around the globe – from India, Morocco, Central America, and Scotland. They have candles from Scotland, cushions from Wales, sheepskin rugs from the UK, hand-punched Moroccan lanterns, and finally candlesticks from India! I can’t wait to see the latter.
Love, love, everything…the prints, the images, the decor ideas, the story. Sparrow makes a footprint in different regions of the world yet manages to combine it all so beautifully.
source: Sparrow & Co.
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Printmaker, Kiran Ravilious handprints these lovely pillows in her studio. They make me want to grow life-like versions of the flowers in my backyard. Her studio Inkling Prints consists mostly of pillows and linen bags. However, in the past there’s been baby tees, towels, luggage tags, and pouches. Kiran uses a old cast bookbinding press and individually hand prints each item! Quite impressive. Keep checking her etsy shop as she adds simple fresh designs periodically.
source: Inkling Prints
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