“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,
Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
― Khaled Hosseini,
The morning sun glows on her skin.
She wakes up the beautiful companion she has.
Her eyes are the windows to her soul and her home a museum for memories she holds.
The lover of silver, the lover of shells, the lover of patterns and the colors earthy reds, oranges and deep plums.
Her days are consumed by watching people as they pass by.
Though she dwells in a house,
Her spirit is free.
She watches the sun melt into a humid Indian summer night, her thoughts are travelling fast and wide as the sky turns a thousand shades of pink and red giving birth to the darkest night.
As the evening light scatters through the room,
She sits at ease, lost in her dreams.
Dress : Poochki | Silver jhumka’s : gifted | Vintage Kada : Indian Handicrafts Fair
Some clothes deserve a story and such is this dress. I used this dress to epitomize the Indian Woman in her home. The grace, the body movements, the gestures and the simplicity of the Indian women. Ishanee’s beautiful home gave the perfect setting for the story.
I am a lover of Indian fabrics and amalgamation of Indian and western styles, this love led me to a brand called “Poochki”. The brand is named after this cute little cat Poochki. Poochki was so excited to be the part of the shoot. So here I am wearing Poochki with Poochki ( pun intended ). It celebrates the Indian textiles and traditional arts like block printing. You can read more about Poochki in my last post here. When I saw this dress, it was love at first sight, it had all my favourite elements. The Ikat fabric ( Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric), earthy Indian hues like red, maroon, plum and white and the cowrie shells. My love for cowrie shells goes long back to the time when my mother stitched a lehanga for me with cowrie shells on it. I tied up my hair in a messy bun and accessorized with silver jhumka’s , a vintage silver kada and beautiful silver anklets.
I hope you liked this post. Also this is the first post where I am wearing no shoes. Do not forget to comment and let me know your feedback on Instagram.
Until next time.