( 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.