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Bohemian Christmas

Tucked away in the bylane of Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, is a quaint store on the first floor, Olivia Dar. An eponymous contemporary bohemian luxury label was born in 2011. This labour of love originated from the lady’s travels and her desire to share the traditional artisanal crafts of India and Central Asia. Earlier one knew of her women’s accessories but today its her chic bomber jackets and upcycled gypsy vintage dresses which are creating ripples in the West.

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Traditional weaves are the talk of the day

At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, an exhibition of Indian history is being shown through its textiles – The Fabric of India. In India too, at the Amazon Fashion Week, being held in New Delhi, Sanjay Garg and Anavila (both featured by Marigold Diary) were chosen to open it as they are seen as influential designers who have doggedly steered the attention of Indian fashion industry towards handloom and traditional textiles, in recent times.


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An oasis of creative luxuries

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I was forwarded an invite of this store launch by a friend who actually wanted me to go for a promotional activity of another brand at this venue; since he knew of my never-ending quest for unique things and techniques which should be brought to light with much reverence I pushed myself to trek across town. Also my younger sister who shares my passion had recommended me to visit it much earlier when it was located some place else. Even though the ride into the village is something that one needs to get used to, but the Holi brunch at Serendipity calmed my nerves allowing me to soak in the different yet similar sensibilities with the displayed merchandise, on a sunday afternoon. 

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