Happy Diwali!!!





( H&M dress & Blazer, Ralph Lauren Boots, F21 Tights, Club Monaco Necklace )

As many of you may know, today is the first night of Diwali - the festival of lights - a five day celebration of the Hindu new year. Naturally, my roommate and I went out to get indian food in celebration of the holiday. I couldn't help but take pics of the yummy samosas.



Then we lit candles - ofcourse!




I think going to an international high school really opened my eyes the many different cultures and traditions around the world. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have that experience. Throughout the years, I've become somewhat of an expert when it comes to India and I must say one of the most amazing things about the culture is their dress.

Every year the Indian Student Association puts on a dance show ( I was actually in it one year in high school, it was honestly the coolest thing ever - yes I know, I'm not Indian...), and I would ogle at the beautiful sarees and lehengas floating around - longing to wear one myself. I absolutely love the brightly colored fabrics, the detailed embroidery and the beautiful draping of the fabric. With stars like Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai, I expected indian fashions to be more integrated into main-stream clothing - but perhaps people just haven't discovered its wonders yet. Well here's a peek of what we're missing out on:














Hope that gave you some food for thought! Happy Diwali everyone!

... And yes - you are listening to Bollywood music.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful dresses (: happy Diwali

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  2. I LOVE THE OUTFIT!
    i love the top and the shoes the most!

    love annie <3

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  3. My school is full of international students, so it's been awesome seeing all the different diwali celebrations. Love all the embroidering and colours of the sarees xxo!

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  4. Nice outfit, simple but chic!
    And this image of Gisele is great!
    XX.

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  5. Happy Diwali!
    I love hindi fashion <3

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  6. the western world is missing so much when we don't recognize the beauty in other cultures. i absolutely love the intricacies of sari material. looks like you had a great time celebrating diwali :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  7. happy diwali!
    love love love the photos. the sky is breathtaking!
    click here to visit me at mode junkie!

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  8. oy vey, i love indian food, such a beautiful culture!

    bespok.

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  9. Happy Diwali to you my friend. ;D Hope you have a great week. And those photos are awesome. ;D

    Solo
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  10. I wouldn't mind celebrating by EATING some delicious Indian food...yum

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  11. great post! happy diwali
    xo

    http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

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  12. you look super fab as does your indian food....it makes me really hungry....happy diwali!

    xoxo,
    z

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  13. you looks So pretty =)
    and thanks for the blog visit dear, how are classes?



    x

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  14. You look adorable! Happy diwali!

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  15. I've been looking everywhere for a dress like yours, where did you find it?

    Also...Bright colors, draping, sparkles, and piles of jewelry. What's not to love about Indian fashion? (That's a great shot of Victoria Beckham too!)

    Olive

    www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

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  16. love everything of your outfit, girl. very amazing.

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  17. wow...great to know that you are know so much about the indian culture......i am an indian and love out traditions and out clothes.
    u have put up some great pics.
    Belated Happy diwali to you.

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