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Mastering local weaves and styles

For Chinar Farooqui – a textile and clothing designer working from her studio in Jaipur, Rajasthan – India, style is primarily a matter of instinct. Hearing that statement I quickly reflected on my wardrobe, and realized how comfortable I was getting in my skin, with time!

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Death by shoes

For anyone with a shoe fetish Amorio should be your must-buy brand, in Jaipur. Do not miss it for anything in the world specially if you are looking to own a second skin!!

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Buttoned up sophistication

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Kesya  is a word derived from kesariya by Divya Shekhawat and Shivangani Singh meaning Saffron is one of the costliest spices in the world, used for seasoning and colouring. But there is a deeper connotation to it which means your darling or the only person you care about the most in this world by calling him “saffron beloved” in Northwestern Indian villages of Punjab, Himachal, UP, Kashmir and Rajasthan; makes it all the more desirable.
So with marriages and more parties just around the corner, their simple yet elegant tuxedo/achkan buttons and cufflinks made of sterling silver – hand painted and enameled, fits my bill for an androgynous ensemble. And super excited me decided to share our tete-a-tete being a fan of vintage inspired dressing.

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My leather fetish

I discovered vidhiandarpan a creative duo at the Dastkaar mela this January, in Delhi. Their leather accessories had a rustic yet a finished appeal, that now occupies the space between the global luxury brands and the normal high-street ones.Personally, their products represent somebody who is aesthetically inclined but with a pragmatic bent. When I saw the bags and wallets I loved the neon piping or the minimalist design approach to our everyday bags. Feels like I hit a jackpot as it represented my style helping me project my personality better………no nonsense, traditional and design oriented.

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