#DesignerSpotlight – LS Art & Illustration

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// Illustration by LS Art &Illustrations //

One of my favorite aspects of blogging is meeting creative and inspiring people. At the start of the year, I started noticing illustrations by LS Art & Illustration on Instagram. Lakshmi, founder of LS Art & Illustration, and I both share a passion for the arts, fashion, and South Asian culture. We soon connected and started chatting about ideas for a collaboration. I loved seeing  Lakshmi’s sketching of South Asian designers and muses. We soon agree that sketching one of my bridal looks would be the perfect way for Lakshmi to showcase her talent and share her sketches with readers. I love how she captured the design and flow of my sangeet outfit so vividly.  I also can’t wait to do a live sketching session when I back on the East Coast. I chatted with Lakshmi to learn more about her creativity and passion for sketching!

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#WeddingSeries – South Asian Wedding Guest Style – Indus Threads

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// Outfit Sehrish Rehan from  Indus Threads //

Since our marriage almost three months ago (!), one of the most common questions I get from readers is where to shop for outfits for a South Asian wedding! I also receive lots of questions on what are the latest trends, where can you shop affordably, who are the best designers, and lots more related to South Asian wedding guest fashion. So many of you were delighted to learn that Indus Threads, based in Los Altos, CA,  provides South Asian designer wear for rent at affordable prices! Indus Threads provides access to high-end designer outfits to your door step through its rental service. With wedding season in full swing, buying outfits for each event gets expensive fast. And with the changing trends, styles, and designers, outfits are becoming dated one season to the next.

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#WeddingSeries – Newlywed Bridal Shoot with Indus Threads!

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// Sari Sabyasachi from Indus Threads //

“How’s married life?” is the first question I get from family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and almost everyone I’ve met since our wedding day.  While I usually answer with the typically “it’s great” response, I always wonder how to truly answer this question. Life as a newlywed is full of emotions. A new home, responsibilities, family, friends, location are just a few of the changes that you experience. It’s a time when you mature, grow, and find yourself like never before.  There are of course ups and downs, but through these moments you discover what marriage is truly about. This time as a newlywed is a celebration of discovery and love all at the same time. I wanted to capture this time as a newlywed and found just the right team to make it happen here in the Bay  area!

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#Wedding Series – Bridal Robes by Pajama Sutra

//Bridal Robes courtesy of Pajama Sutra //

Two months ago today, I was hugging my mom and sister trying to hold back a surge of tears. It was the morning of my wedding, very early morning at 5 am. I had woken up at 3 am, having arrived back from our Sangeet close to midnight. Although I was tired, I had prepared myself for the intense morning schedule. A few months ago, I entered a contest for robes for brides and wedding parties from Pajama Sutra. Although I did not win the main prize, the founder of Pajama Sutra elected to send bridal robes to my mom, sister, and me. With the mantra Lounge Like A Goddess – Pajama Sutra designs lounge wear with flattering, feminine, and luxurious details. Flattering cuts, cozy fabrics, and rose water infused in each design – the robes truly make you feel like a goddess.

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Wedding Series – #KandSKnotItUp Reception

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Our intention for our reception was simple: have a blast! Let’s be honest, wedding planning can be stressful. Our reception was the perfect way to enjoy all the months of planning and spend time with our family and friends. We kept the program (speeches, performances, etc.) to a minimum and let our dance floor be the focus! With a laid back vibe, our reception was full of fun and one big party! Here a few highlights!

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