It’s hard to tell if the boom of embroidered appliqués/patches is just passing trend or here to stay, but the concept has certainly allowed an entire generation of like-minded designers and fashionistas to make name for themselves. From the streets of Shoreditch to the runways of the four fashion capitals, embroidered appliqués are incontestably having the ”moment of honour” in the fashion world currently.
Around 95% of the world’s hand woven fabric comes from India. On 7th August, when India celebrated its second National Handloom Day, the Textiles ministry initiated the #IWearHandloom campaign, urging men and women to post photographs of them wearing handlooms and tag five others. Social media timelines and feeds were filled with photographs of people dolled up in the best of handlooms.
It’s still middle of the week, after barely passing Monday and Tuesday even your calendar says WTF! Busy week days mean little or no time left for preparing healthy dinner? Not really, because you can squash all your week day blues with this delicious and easy-peasy butternut squash soup for dinner. You love nuts or not, have nuts or not – a butternut squash soup will fill you up for the dinner time, a perfect, soupy and creamy conclusion to your busy hectic day.
Peaches are in season and so are beaches. Given the balmy air around, it’s all outdoor fun in everyone’s mind. But when you’re back home and looking for some inner quiet, invite over some dear ones for a cup of tea served with cakes made of in-season peaches. A bake to make a cake is perfect to shake up some evening conversation. So ding dong! Who’s ringing the bell?
Kolhapuris has been a favourite for as long as I can remember. Right from the haul in Janpath during college days in Delhi, to designer creations now, and to ALWAYS finding something you must have, there’s nothing not to love about this cool summer flats. It’s been a go-to for casual Indian outfits, denim-dos, for pretty much every off-duty occasions in summer, and has now gotten even closer to me with the collections We Desi by Aprajita Toor.
I’m going to scream this from the mountain top, there’s no such thing as ‘a curry.’ There’s a zillion different kinds of curry. When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask ‘Which one? Last night was Thai Red Chicken Curry night- a fresh change from our usual grilled fish and sautéed vegetable combo dinner.