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India Bridal Fashion Week 2013: Part 2: Falguni & Shane Peacock, Raghavendra Rathore & Rohit Bahl.    been a long time fan of R.Rathore – persona and designs ,both elegant………  but rohit Bal is my fav from the  fashion week

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Rohit Bal, India Bridal Fashion Week, IBFW, bridal, wedding, reception, sari, lengha, saree, mughal, royal

Rohit Bal, India Bridal Fashion Week, IBFW, bridal, wedding, reception, sari, lengha, saree, mughal, royal, JJ Valaya, Shantanu & Nikhil, Falguni & Shane Peacock,  men, groom, sonam kapoor, anarkali, neha dupia, raghavendra, rathoreRohit Bal, India Bridal Fashion Week, IBFW, bridal, wedding, reception, sari, lengha, saree, mughal, royal, JJ Valaya, Shantanu & Nikhil, Falguni & Shane Peacock,  men, groom, sonam kapoor, anarkaliRohit Bal, India Bridal Fashion Week, IBFW, bridal, wedding, reception, sari, lengha, saree, mughal, royal, JJ Valaya, Shantanu & Nikhil, Falguni & Shane Peacock,  men, groom

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Iberian-esque Boleros and embroideries

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Sheer Paneling and Off the Shoulder detailing at JJ Valaya IBFW

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Shantanu & Nikhil Whites & Golds IBFW 2013

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Styles I didn’t like from Shantanu & Nikhil’s IBFW 2013 collection

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White on White at Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali

the asian fashion journal

30th July 2013

Get ready for two weeks of all things WEDDING on The Asian Fashion Journal! I will be covering India Bridal Fashion Week in three parts and will be introducing a new regular on the blog tomorrow- Wedding Wednesday!

Day 1: JJ VALAYA & SHANTANU & NIKHIL

JJ VALAYA

JJ Valaya kicked off the week. His signature rich and opulent Mughal Maharanis & Maharajas were this season given an Iberian twist. Beautiful rose embroideries reminiscent of traditional flamenco scarves, a palette of blacks, whites, reds and blues as well as bolero-esque and off the shoulder shapes all hinted at his Spanish inspiration.


I’m not sure about the long jacket over the Sari on the left, what do you think? but love the Trompe L’Oeil jewelry on the far right.

HOT TREND ALERT: Manish Malhotra’s last collection featured sheer paneling between borders on lenghas and anarkalis and JJ Valaya…

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How we grow

Mindfulbalance

flower in rocks

The promise of being broken

and the possibility of being opened

are written into the contract of human life.

Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open

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Mindfulbalance

Boring2

We are taught to make sense of things by imposing our judgement on everything in front of us. Naturally, as we grow up, we question some of the judgements and interpretations thrown our way, we agree with some and we disagree with others, and fit our personal understanding with our experience. But we rarely question the act of judging itself. Without much analysis we simply keep interpreting and reinterpreting reality as good or bad, right or wrong, useful or detrimental,  fun or boring, constantly tweaking our conceptions as new experiences  reinforce or undermine what we think we “know”

Karuna Cayton, The Misleading Mind

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IndiaGetGreen blog

eco tourism

 

Eco-tourism is defined as, responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. Eco-tourism is more than a catch phrase for nature loving travel and recreation. Eco-tourism is consecrated for preserving and sustaining the diversity of the world’s natural and cultural environments. It accommodates and entertains visitors in a way that is minimally intrusive or destructive to the environment and sustains & supports the native cultures in the locations it is operating in. Responsibility of both travelers and service providers is the genuine meaning for Eco-tourism.

Eco-tourism also endeavors to encourage and support the diversity of local economies for which the tourism-related income is important. With support from tourists, local services and producers can compete with larger, foreign companies and local families can support themselves. Besides all these, the revenue produced from tourism helps and encourages governments to fund conservation projects and training…

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The hunger to know everything is consuming us

New Earth Heartbeat

Information

Every time I open up my laptop I am confronted with the Universal Brain (the Internet). In order to not become a victim of this amazing new power of humanity I find it necessary to be very clear about my relationship to “information” and knowledge in general.

My experience with “knowledge” and “information” is maybe a central thread throughout my life, so I’ll try to keep it concise:

“If YOU don’t know it, you don’t KNOW it” (Bertolt Brecht) This one kind of sums it up for me after much trial and error throughout the decades (has it been that long? OMG!) It illustrates my present understanding that what I call “I know” must be something rooted in my own direct experience. This leads to the unity of the lessons that Life presents me with and what I know, because what I know and what I “need” to know has…

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Zen Flash

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.

The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman if she could give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Please give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”

‘The Wise Woman’s Stone’
Author Unknown

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Mindful silence

Zen Flash

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There’s nothing to believe. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

~ Rumi ~

Tao & Zen

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tobiehewitt

Sit quietly, eyes closed, and breathe naturally. Pay attention to any tension in your body and release this tension. Fill each cell of your body with calm energy. When you know you are centered and aware, ask the question from your heart that you most want an answer to. Think nothing and know nothing. Simply ask the question and wait in peaceful alertness. Be precise and be patient. When you know the question has been fully asked, release it and continue with your day. Stay alert, listen with your heart, and spirit will answer your questions through the energy of love. Namaste!

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Fashion meets art Vogue Korea August 2013 : Fashion into CraftsVogue Korea August 2013 : Fashion into Crafts

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Vogue Korea August 2013 17th Anniversary issue :

Editorial: Fashion into Crafts

Photographer : Kang Hyea-Won

Models : Lee Hyun-Yi, Lee Hye-Jung,Song Kyung-Ah, Park Sera

 

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