Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Spotlight on the Jewelry brand "Mrinmayee" (Featured Brand)

Today, we bring to you the jewelry label Mrinmayee! Based in Dublin, Ireland, the pieces created at Mrinmayee are the lovely collaboration of human ingenuity, elegance of Sterling and Thai Karen Hill Tribe Silver and the iridescent sheen of semi-precious stones. The ethnic-contemporary pieces are centered on the design philosophy of simplicity and effortless style. Hand cut, hammered, polished, and strung together with love, the artist and creator at Mrinmayee is Subhadra Lakshmanan. A Mechanical and Materials Engineer by education, the lady grew up admiring her paternal grandmother's style aesthetics and has since been inspired to curate jewelry "for strong, individualistic, beautiful at heart people like her" shares Subhadra. When she is not in her home studio creating delightful pieces of jewelry, you can find her drumming her fingers to the beat of instrumental music, enjoying a performance of classical dance, catching up on the latest movies or reading her favorite authors, Jhumpa Lahiri and Jeffrey Archer. Subhadra also enjoys dabbling in oil painting. I had a chance to sit down with this lovely lady and talk to her about her foray into the world of jewelry design and her creative journey so far. 
Blue Flash Moonstones, Blue Glass Beads and Thai Karen Hill Tribe Silver come together to create this stunning statement piece from Mrinmayee's latest collection "Boodein"!
TECD: Hello and welcome to TECD Subhadra . Let’s start by asking you what does Mrinmayee mean?
Subhadra : “First of all a huge thanks to Sruthi for making me a part of this super talented group of featured artists on her wonderful blog. It is indeed an honor to be introduced to her lovely readers and have my work showcased on this amazing platform. I’m super delighted and very humbled to say the least. 
Mrinmayee means “made of earth”; it’s another name of Goddess Durga who is formed from the mud of the earth. It is synonymous with the elements of my jewelry – silver and semi-precious stones that are mined from the earth’s core and hence the name Mrinmayee.”
Add a touch of boho-chic to your attire with these elegantly designed beauties! 
TECD: Tell us about your foray into the world of jewelry design? 
Subhadra : “At the expense of sounding very clichéd, I must say it was totally unplanned and by chance. I was once discussing custom jewelry designs with my friend (who used to curate jewelry for her brand at the time) and decided to sketch some for her. When she saw what I had churned out she suggested that I start my own line. At the time I totally brushed aside her idea. But I must say I couldn’t resist the temptation and started my self-learning journey of jewelry making, taking the seed she had planted in my head. Soon after I needed some thank you gifts for my little one’s Montessori teachers. I decided to give it a personal touch and made simple jewelry gifts for them. This progressed on to making jewelry as gifts for my husband’s colleagues and friends. That’s when I realized how much I loved doing it and that’s where my real passion lied. With the persuasion, encouragement and motivation from immediate family and friends I decided to create my very own brand!”
A sneak peek of the Ambika Collection, to be released soon!
TECD: What according to you is the USP of Mrinmayee?
Subhadra: “In principle I do not sell curated jewelry. I think it is an easy way out for a truly creative person. Every piece I have in my store has been put together by me according to my design aesthetics using high quality, genuine handcrafted elements. I also believe that Mrinmayee pieces are very versatile – a necklace I create can be worn as both an everyday item as well as a statement accessory to a dinner date, a concert or any other outing.”
TECD: Please take us through your creative process?
Subhadra: “Earlier I would source elements as and when I saw them and then sit down to derive designs using those elements. That was quite challenging and fun. Since the last collection, I have started enjoying sketching out my designs in detail and then sourcing materials as required. I sketch everything from stones and silver that’ll be used, colors and shapes to the lengths. In either case I always follow the principle of not having more than 10 pieces per collection and I never make more than one piece of a single design except rarely. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Once that is in place it’s a bit of a waiting period while the materials arrive during which time I plan my photo-shoots. I always like to finish making all the pieces before proceeding to take pictures. I find this part of the whole creative process the most stressful and most time-consuming because this is what the whole world is going to see; so it needs to be every bit perfect. The photo-shoots are followed by lots of sorting and editing and many hours at the computer getting my collection social media and buyer ready. Once I’ve given this a satisfactory green signal, I launch the collection to my lovely audience." 
TECD: I've noticed that each and every collection at Mrinmayee has a symbolic meaning. Share with us about your latest collection Boodein?
Subhadra : “I had a chance to live and work in Seattle for 2 years. I absolutely love that city; always wanted to live there longer and miss it a lot. When we moved to Ireland, I realized how similar it was in its vibe, its warmth, its natural beauty, and above all its rainy season. I loved the rains in Seattle and I love them here in Ireland. The gentle raindrops remind me of tiny jewels waiting to caress the ground and beautify it with their sparkle.

Inspired by the raindrops of nature translated into little teardrop gemstones- BOONDEIN took shape.  These pieces are slightly more festive than my usual style of creation but for those who dig ethnic-contemporary, boho-chic, non-traditional jewelry these pieces are a must-have!”
Some of my favorites from the Boodein collection!
TECD: How would you describe your ideal Mrinmayee woman? 
Subhadra : “She’s the one who believes in personal style and does not conform to societal stereotypes; one who doesn’t shy away from adorning herself for work, a movie outing, a wedding or a simple get-together with friends, with equal enthusiasm. She’s one who considers adornment and accessorizing as part of her being.”
Should you wish to add a slice of tribal touch to your style, these pieces are perfect!
TECD: What has been your most memorable experience in your creative journey?
Subhadra : “I must say it was when I made my first ever sale. It felt like the biggest achievement! A triumph that someone other than me likes, believes in and appreciates my work." 

TECD: What would you say is the success mantra for a small business owner? 
Subhadra : “Ha,Ha! that’s one thing I’m still figuring out and trying to get a grasp on. I’m still very new to the field and each day is an on-going learning journey for me. But I think few things that’ll definitely help anyone excel are individuality, sincerity, genuine appreciation for another’s work/talent and commitment to excellent customer service without sacrificing your self-respect.”
Elegant earrings in an array of colors!
TECD: Future plans for Mrinmayee?
Subhadra : “I have quite a few lined up but those that I definitely want to achieve in the near future are :
~ Would love to incorporate a bracelet and anklet range into my collections. 
~ Become a certified silversmith; nothing is more satisfying than being able to create every element of your creation on your own, 
~ Do exclusive collections celebrating my most favorite tribal artists of the world – The Rabari, The Berber, The Thai Karen and The Bedouin, 
~Transition to my own personal website.”
These versatile pieces style well with traditional Indian and western outfits. Mrinmayee patrons range in the age group of 15 to all the way upto 65, so there is something for everyone. Mrinmayee's "Boondein collection, is exclusively available at Avishya (FYI :Avishya is a Chennai based online platform that ships worldwide and accepts all major forms of payments). Mrinmayee also retails via their shop at Etsy. (For the convenience of the customer, they also have the option to shop via bank transfer.) Incase of Custom orders and product inquiries email Subhadra directly at yoursmrinmayee@gmail.com. (Mrinmayee ships worldwide.) For latest product updates and launch of their Ambika collection stay connected via their FB page and Insta account.

Thank you so much Subhadra for taking the time to chat with us and share your creative journey. We wish you all the very best! 

(Image Credit: Mrinmayee)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Personal Montage (Home Tour)

How does one transform a house to a home (and this ask from a design perspective)? I personally think there are three significant triumvirates in making a space one’s home: 
~ First, the home has to unapologetically reflect you. If you ask me, this is the one and only antidote to all design dilemmas. 
~ Secondly, one has to balance function and comfort, never sacrificing one for the other. The home has to be able to assist you as a work horse to meet your lifestyle needs but at the same time be able to serenade you when you come home after a long tiring day at work.
~ Third, the décor of a home should encourage inspired living. And by this I mean, influencing you in positive ways to be happy, imaginative, creative....cutting it short - motivating you to be your best.
Our home tour today, encompasses all this and more! Welcome to the home of Shalini Vemuri and Surya Chavali in Nashville, Tennessee. Shalini is an artist by profession and a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. Surya on the other hand, is a software engineer working for a Fortune 500 company. The couple have put together this personalized retreat in a short span of 2 years. The home is not only a window that lets us see the true essence of its residents but also serves as a prototype that successfully embodies the triumvirates that I spoke of earlier. Let's get the ball rolling shall we?
Adorning an antique coffee table (that the couple bought all the way from Chicago) is a magnificent statue of Lord Nataraja. This stunning panch loha (five metal) figurine is of immense sentimental value to Shalini as it was custom made by her husband from Chennai and gifted to Shalini before her Arangetram. A gleaming Copper kettle with a bunch of butter colored Snapdragons tucked into it parlays beautifully alongside the statue of the cosmic dancer.
As most living rooms, the Chavali's space is the epicenter of all family activity. The combination of a couch, divan and accent chair offers plenty of seating options. The divan, a random purchase from a store, down in Nashville complements the desi tone of the living room. It is spruced up with handmade cushion covers from Rajasthan and the red embroidered wall hanging with intricate mirror work is another piece of great sentimental value as it was handmade by Shalini’s mom 22yrs ago! 
The corners of the living room have been used to their maximum potential by employing Rajasthani style bookcases or cabinetry that not only assists in showing off the exciting partnership of a bold color combination but is also the perfect backdrop for the couple's collection of unique artifacts sourced from all over India. 
The Venkateshwara artifact hails from the village of Kondapalli (Andra Pradesh, India). These beauties are made of wood and are a huge favorite during the Navrathtri doll festival display. 
As for the intricately carved TV unit, it was a lucky yard sale find! Lucky indeed! Sarees have been repurposed as curtains to echo the bold accent hues of cerulean blue and flaming red. Absolutely adore how, Shalini has used this color combo by creating subtle pockets of color through out the room.
A closer look at another traditional, Rajasthani style cabinetry that serves as the couple's pooja (prayer) corner . The top is adorned with antique brass velakkus (lamps) flanking a Meenakari swing for a miniature idol of baby Krishna.
Shalini is a self thought Madhubani artist and finds solace in experimenting with colors on a blank canvas."I was always interested in arts. But what attracted me to this particular art form was the element of life form depicted in every piece of art. I am personally drawn to bright colors - that is just me, and I made sure that the pieces that I created included every possible hue." 
Shalini shares her story on creating a desi vibe in her home and how it all came together to reflect the couple's Indian roots, "Being so far away from my home, India, it made me bring my culture and my artistry here to my home in the United States. I've juxtaposed bright decor accents with my vibrant Madhubani style paintings. I have made sure that even my garage gets a touch of the Indian culture. An entire wall is covered with my inspiration from Kalamkari. An artist and a huge art enthusiast, my home is a perfect example for the interplay of the vibrant hues and my roots."
Shalini's design aesthetics is something that she inherited from her mom, "My mother, an artist herself has been a very strong influence in my life, and has inspired me to appreciate art in every form." Being exposed to the rich cultural environment of both North and South India, it is no surprise that her home is a classic blend of all that is so wonderfully Indian, "I was born in Southern India. My summer vacation memories take me back to the temple architectures and the rich art forms that are in abundance in the peninsular states. My later years were spent in South Delhi, an environment that is a medley of influences. We had Mughal architecture from the North, royalty from the East and the colors and craftsmanship of Rajasthan from the West. I wanted my home to reflect it all. "
 Shalini swears by these Decor Mantras:
"~ It is important to have some live plants inside the house . They not only add beauty to the space but also purify the air. 
~ Display Idols that can bring in positive and calming energy into your home. 
~Ensure that the color palette that you choose matches your personality and opens up the layout. 
~ Lights: Make sure there is abundance of natural light. If you have fewer windows, go with sheers and light colored drapes.
~ Ventilation: Though here in the US we hardly open our windows, it is very crucial to do once in a while.
~Lastly, Be Bold or Be Italic, Never a Regular."
The dining area too echoes the vivid blue but this time it is mixed in with a streak of flushed pink. Table cloth from Dilli Haat and fresh Lillies (a favorite with Shalini) rev-up the neutral backdrop.
I absolutely love armoires! More so the ones with glass doors like these that reveal the contents and add to the visual display. Crockery in happy shades of blue peek through the glass doors. Drapes in shades of white and stems of money plant dangling down the side of the armoire create an informal dine-in setting.
A sneak peek of the Chavali's media room. Comfortable lounge seating with a well stocked bar at close quarters is perfect for those movie nights or to unwind with buddies on a weekend night.
Block print sheers let in plenty of diffused natural light into the bedroom creating a dreamy backdrop. Colors, patterns and fond objects guide the look in this relaxed space.
Shalini's dressing nook. I just love how she has used an armoire as a substitute for a traditional closet. With the glass doors, one is forced to maintain order and stay organized. I also like how she has her accessories displayed on the dresser. This was you are able to see all your options and getting dressed in the morning is a breeze.
The Chavali's outdoors too gets that personal touch. Even the most neglected of the spaces like the garage, has received a makeover at the hands of Shalini's creativity.
Shalini, on what a home means to her, "Home is a reflection of one's personality. My home reflects warmth, colors and positivity. It is never about the money you splash on a home, instead it is about the on-going process of decorating. So enjoy it to the fullest, as it is the memories that you make along the way that you will cherish forever..." Thank you Shalini and Surya for so graciously inviting us to tour your beautiful home. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you'll and I must add that I especially found Shalini's enthusiasm through the entire process so very refreshing. I wish you nothing but the very best! 

Signing off for today with Joyce Maynard's quote, "A good home must be made, not bought." Have a great weekend!

(Image Copyright/Credit: Shalini Vemuri, The images may NOT be copied /used for commercial or non-commercial purposes without the prior written permission from Shalini Vemuri and TECD)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Latest finds from the Decor Store "Bubblewrap"

Introducing an online décor store for the urban home - “Bubblewrap”! Intrigued by the name are we? If that is a yes, then founder Bhuvnesh Joshi hit the bull’s eye with his decision to coin the brandname, Bubblewrap. The brand name not only embodies a product range that is uniquely curated but also conveys the feel of the collection which is contemporary in style. TECD had a quick tete-a-tete with Bhuvnesh Joshi about his entrepreneurial venture, Bubblewrap. 
Quoting Bhuvnesh Joshi on his transition from the advertising industry into the world of lifestyle and décor, “I am a decor, lifestyle and travel enthusiast and my years in advertising brought me closer to contemporary art and design. Looking at the beautifully designed decor products available around the world, I wanted to attempt curating aesthetically contemporary and modern decor and take it to a larger audience. I gathered while decorating my home, how generic and scattered the market is. Local stores are few and far between and charge a hefty premium for these kind of pieces. I also wanted to experience what it was like to be on the other side and take it up as a challenge to build a brand from scratch.” 
The product choices at Bubblewrap ranges from limited edition Studio Pottery, one-of-a-kind décor accessories to numerous mood lighting options at extremely competitive pricing. Built on the foundation of “Great products at great value!, the Bubblewrap team ” is continually working to further widen their reach into categories such as Designer Stationery and Furniture. 
Though the crux of Bubblewrap's ethos is minimalistic and modern, they also cater to ethnic and generic Indian Home Decor lovers. My personal favorite is the “Bubblewrap Bazaar” category and I’ve even created a mood board in a classic white and teal palette with rich brown thrown in to ground the setting. (FYI: The brass container with the stand is in limited stock and I personally think, they would be a lovely addition for the festive season with flowers tucked in them. So grab yours now!)

To browse through their entire collection, click here. You may also connect with them via their FB page and Instagram gallery.   

(Image Courtesy: Bubblewrap, Layout and text: Sruthi Singh)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Easy Living (Home Tour)

Adopting a freewheeling style of decorating, Suchismita and Indranil's cheerful, rental pad in London is truly an inviting refuge. Embracing color, comfort and playful combinations, the couple has created a home away from home. In Suchi's words, "Our home is our shelter, a space where we can just be ourselves, be comfortable & work, play and relax". An ex-International Development worker, Suchi currently is a full time food blogger at Kitchen Karma and has branched out with a small foodie start-up called London Chaiparty. Indranil on the other hand works in the digital advertising sector and plays the food critic to all gastronomical experiments that Suchi takes on. 
Let's start with the entryway. It exemplifies what the rest of the house has instore. Books, a host of potted plants and Indian artifacts, especially those from Bengal (India), fills the narrative for the home owners roots and interests. I especially like the set of colorful, hand crafted owls (traditional tribal art from the Burdwan district located in the eastern state of West Bengal, India)  and the traditional Bengali Sindoor Daanis’ that add the desi punch to this vignette.
The couple's way of giving visual direction to an otherwise sober rental apartment is by adding color via vibrant Indian textiles, framed art, stacks of books and plenty of greenery. The neutral couch in the living room is given a makeover every now and then depending on the season and mood by draping it with colorful throws and pattern rich Indian textiles. 
I like the fact that the TV doesn't stand out. It's cleverly camouflaged amongst Suchi's collection of plants and artifacts. 
Let's take a closer look at the vignettes around the entertainment center. An antique wooden container, Dokra artifacts, handcrafted leather lampshade and a bunch of sun dried baby's breathe come together effortlessly to create what is a melange of textures.
 A colorful coaster from Budapest holds a collection of bottles. The twine covered wine bottle was the outcome of a DIY project. Other knick-knacks include: a Madhubani painting that Suchi picked up from India and hubby Indranil framed it for her; a Kashmiri box that was gifted to Suchi by her aunt and upcycled bottles that house more cut stems.
Oh my heart! I absolutely love how the bookcase is bursting  with books, charming oddities and vines of my favorite Golden Pothos. Adore the urban jungle effect and the wonderful boho vibe in this corner.
Taking in more of the details that dress up that book case......A unique Dokra statue of Ma Lakkhi (translated would be Goddess Lakshmi) perched on a stack of books gifted by friends who know of the couples hobby of exploring London. Peeking from behind the stack is a circular hand-painted pattachitra design of Ganesha and an IKEA mirror that Suchi jazzed up with a little paint.
Decor mantras that Suchi swear's by :

  • " Lots of indoor greens
  • Mixing and matching handicraft pieces from all over the world
  • Bringing in different colours and making them work
  • Lots of natural light filtering in
  • Throws, rugs, cushions a great way to dress up a stark space"

At the far end you can get a glimpse of Suchi's kitchen.  Also in the view is a little dining nook that gets a lot of use when the couple entertain every now and then.
No window sill gets spared in Suchi's home!

Top from left : A tray that Suchi scored from a charity store in London shows off her collection of perfume bottles. A Chinese porcelain lamp, some Dutch and Turkish artifacts complete this corner. A definite shift from the Scottish sceneries, Suchi is happy with her little classic blue and white fix. The mosaic glass mirror was a DIY project that Suchi completed with some very fine results. A miniature Eiffel Tower tuned into a ring stand paired with a Turkish soap box (that also serves as additional storage for her rings.)  
Finally, the Balcony - the couple's favorite feature of the house. She recently spruced up this outdoor space. The woven reed fencing not only adds texture but also imparts privacy that can be enjoyed while dining or sipping on chai.
With that we come to the end of our home tour. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we had fun putting it together for you. Thank you Suchi and Indranil for letting us tour your beautiful home. We wish you all the very best! 

(Image Copyright/Credit: Suchismita, The images may NOT be copied /used for commercial or non-commercial purposes without the prior written permission from Suchi and TECD)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jewelry from the house of Varnam (Featured artist/brand)

Today, I bring to you exquisite, handcrafted jewelry from the house of "Varnam". The collection is boldly Indian in style and takes its form from the temple jewelry of India. To give you a jest of temple jewelry, it is traditionally worn by Bharatanatyam dancers and south Indian brides. Originally these enviable pieces are studded with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Varnam has managed to effortlessly capture the essence of it all in their affordable designs that are created out of polymer clay and similarly studded with semi-precious stones! Based out of Atlanta, GA, Rukmini (a software engineer by profession and a busy mother of two adorable boys) is also the artist at Varnam. She has elevated her jewelry making hobby to what I would term as an art form. Inspired by her South Indian roots and having lived amidst a very festive culture, Rukimi is naturally drawn to traditional designs. She claims to be more of an observer than a talker and you can see this aspect in the meticulous craftsmanship that she brings to her exquisite designs. When the days seem to fall too much into a routine, she likes to challenge herself with the quote, “When was the last time you did something for the first time” and then rolls with that thought in mind. When she is not making jewelry, you can be rest assured that she is improvising on desserts to satiate her family's sweet tooth. 
TECD: Hello and welcome to TECD Rukmini. Let’s start by asking you, how did you coin the name “Varnam” for your brand? 

Rukmini : Thank you Sruthi for showcasing Varnam on TECD! Varnam means “colors” in Sanskrit. Colors to me is synonymous with my childhood days that I spent in Kanchi, drawing free hand colorful rangolis (festive designs) on the front porch of our home. The possibilities of playing with colors continues to excite me and hence the name Varnam.”
TECD: A software engineer by profession, how did you transition into being a jewelry designer? 

Rukmini : “Jhumkis have always been my favorite kinda jewelry. When I was looking to buy some here in the US, I was disappointed to see that there was not a lot that I liked that was available out there. That’s when I stumbled upon Polymer clay. I fell in love with the versatility of the material and challenged myself to make my first rustic temple jewelry. To my delight, it turned out great! What stirred me further was when my family and friends wore my jewelry on various occasions and came back with positive feedback and encouraging words of appreciation. Infact one of my most memorable experiences was when I gave my sister one of my creations made of polymer clay and she refused to believe that they were faux coral made by me! That’s when I decided to take this passion seriously and Varnam was born.”
TECD: What according to you, makes Varnam different from the many other jewelry brands out there? 

Rukmini: “Unlike most polymer clay jewelry that stress on intricate techniques and color blending, Varnam aims at emulating traditional precious metal jewelry. For example, I use custom gold color to get the real gold finish. I strive for a modern twist to a classic style by carefully selecting the colors and using semi-precious stones, crystals and pearls into my jewelry. I keep a balance on the detailing for the jewelry enough that it stands out. More focus is on how it suits the overall outfit so wearing it should not look like an effort. Mostly I trust my sense of fashion on jewelry and go by the flow. Rarely do I create blueprints and much rarely do I follow them. When I create jewelry, I ask myself if I were to spot this jewelry does my heart race to buy this?"
TECD: What is it about polymer clay that you enjoy and what is it that you find challenging? 

Rukmini: “I love the workability of Polymer Clay and the unlimited potential for the medium. It allows one to play with endless techniques and styles. Unlike terracotta which needs to be painted upon, polymer clay comes in various natural color and supports custom blending. I particularly love to work with metallic shades like Silver, Gold, bronze to keep my jewelry look more natural. Polymer clay jewelry are lightweight and do not break easily. One of the challenges working with Polymer clay is that unbaked clay tends to catch dirt easily. It is important to keep the whole process clean while working for the best result.”
TECD: That sounds fascinating! Do share more about the creative process that goes into bringing a Varnam creation to life? 

Rukmini : “Designs remain fluid in my mind until the final product takes shape and i feel satisfied. Picking colors or mixing them to get the right one is an iterative process. Once you land the color, the clay is softened using the pasta machine and the desired shape is achieved using molds or by hand. To get the intricate designs, a variety of tools are used many of these are just household utilities like toothpick, straw, pen cap etc. For some designs, I use mixed media like gemstones, Swarovski pearls and metal findings. Since its all handmade, care has to be taken to avoid any fingerprints while working with clay. Final step is to bake the clay and polish it for a matte or glaze finish.”
TECD: How would you describe the ideal Varnam woman for whom you design?

Rukmini : “Varnam is for the woman who believes in traditions being timeless and gains confidence from it. While she is rooted to it, she is not bound by it and is willing to experiment. She has an appreciation for the uniqueness of handmade jewelry and its inherent style. In short she desires to look traditional yet elegant, confident yet stylish.” 

TECD: Do give us the inside scoop on your up-coming collection?

Rukmini: “My next collection throws spotlight on antique/temple jewelry style neck pieces using  faux Turquoise and Coral made of polymer clay. As an addition, I’m also working on complementing Jhumkis and Bangles for this collection.”
TECD: What would you say is the success mantra for a small business owner? 

Rukmini: “I started this as a hobby and did not get to pay enough attention on marketing and publicity. While you focus on new designs and techniques, make sure your work is getting the right visibility on social and other media. Another important aspect is the overall packaging and presentation of your jewelry.” 
TECD: What are your future plans for Varnam?

Rukimini : “In the near term, Varnam collections will be available in India. Am excited to add kids collections into the Varnam house of jewelry including bangles, armlets, Mang tika etc. For better access to Varnam collections, am looking to launch it on various e-tailers and online channels.”
With the festivities just around the corner, get your hands on Varnam’s incredible collection via their Facebook page or write to Rukmini at uniquevarnam@gmail.com. These beauties style well with Indian outfits but you could also take the fusion route and make them work with western wear too. 

Thank you Rukmini for sharing your wonderful work with us. We wish you nothing but the best !

(Image Copyright/Credit : Varnam)