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What are you most grateful for this 2015?

What are you most grateful for this 2015?

As I am writing the post, I’ll go first. This year, I am grateful for having taken this journey in Fashion with my co-founder Smita. It has been a string of intense first-times, intense beauty and intense experiences overall. I am grateful to know that I have defied my norms- I have done everything I […]

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Can Black Friday make us happy?

Can Black Friday make us happy?

Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving, a holiday about gratitude and sharing. It’s considered to be the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US and the shopping truly starts in earnest. On Black Friday items are heavily discounted, news outlets portray hysteria, stock shortages, stampedes, and other mayhem. A few years ago retailers […]

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In conversation with Baillie Aaron

In conversation with Baillie Aaron

I met Baillie Aaron at her office in Tavistock Square. As I waited for her, I noticed on the wall was a chart for the Hero’s Journey, something I had been fascinated by for years.  It seemed a good portent for the first real conversation I’d had with Baillie since we first met at a photoshoot for […]

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Cashmere is luxury for a reason: it should stay expensive

Cashmere is luxury for a reason: it should stay expensive

In the 15th century Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, the great Sufi poet and saint, brought hundreds of craftspeople to Kashmir. They settled in the valley and their trade flourished. Ali Hamadani’s contribution to shaping the strong and colourful culture of the Kashmir region cannot be understated. All kinds of arts and crafts grew up around […]

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Season Two – A Special Education

Season Two – A Special Education

I like to call this part of my life Season 2. Like on all those TV Shows. Only the first season ran a really long 32 years. 5 months ago I’d say it had all the boring trappings of a classic soap opera. Ask again today and I think those were some really awesome war […]

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The Pirelli calendar gets a makeover: 13 world-changing women

The Pirelli calendar gets a makeover: 13 world-changing women

The 2016 Pirelli calendar, with the recruitment of Annie Leibovitz, is going to be very different from all of its previous incarnations. Leibovitz is ditching the half-naked women, and bringing some special people on board. Normally released in November, the Pirelli calendar has long been an anticipated and coveted item in the cultural calendar. Photographed by […]

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