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THE COLORS OF MUMBAI

Pictures by James Chardon

AN ADVENTURE IN INDIA If somebody would have told me one day that Kayture would bring me to one of the most fascinating and colourfull countries on earth, I would probably have never believed this person. Afterall, Paris, London and New York are quite common fashion destinations. They are for sure absolutely ah-may-zing places, but I mean when you think designers, runways and top labels you instatly think of these big shiny metropoles and we often neglect the importance of coutries like India while they have such a powerfull imagery and fashion scene as well with their own traditions, inspirations, creations and talents. Not to mention that a lot of contemporary designers from Europe and the US take inspirations from Bollywood culture as well as their traditional decorative arts. Being able to finally visit the country was such a huge chance and I can’t even describe how genuinly excited James and I were to hop on this new adventure thanks to Love Gold, especially since he has some Indian roots in his family (during world war a part of his family used to live there where they build up a family, turns out James has several siblings from India!). The reason of our venue was primary the amfAR Gala hosted by Sharon Stone that I talked to you guys about yesterday, luckily we also had the time to visit the city with the Love Gold team as we were exploring various talented local jewerly designers and seeking for special high carat gold jewerly. I wasn’t really sure how to dress up while heading in town, afterall I didn’t want to play it all dolled up (as a big high heel person, I must say that I was temped for a while to wear some open toe heels… luckily I didn’t… ballerinas saved my feet on this hot and humid day!)  but I still wanted to look cute and especially play with bold colours. I found this gorgeous olive dress at & Other Stories and thought it was THE perfect pick as it’s material is super light and the colour perfect with the ambiance of the city.

I got the chance to discover many incredible designers and definitely noticed that a lot of pieces were initial inspirations for current fashion jewerly trends.It was kind of stunning to see all these bold statement pieces made of real high carat gold and the incredible craftmanship put into effort to produce these kind of exclusive pieces. The first shop we visited was called Amrapali, which is as you may know, one of India’s finest and «best» jewerly labels with international celebrities wearing quite often their gorgeous pieces. After visiting the shop, James and I really wanted to discover a local market and buy some souvenirs for our families (I was dreaming to buy some typical indian spices but it turns out that we couldn’t really find the right place to get some). The ambiance in the streets was so lively, so colourfull and so… crowded!! I have to say, as a little swiss lady coming through I was walking in the streets of Mumbai with my eyes (and probably mouth too) wide open looking at everything like I was rediscovering the world once again with new eyes. Even though poverty and luxury were completely mixed up in this vivid bowl of culture, I must say that there was something quite magical and extraordinary floating in the air… And I can’t even descrive the kindness of the people… But of course, I will talk to you more about it all in tomorrow’s post. I am so excited to share with you today the first part of our Mumbai travel diary and can’t wait to know which golden jewerly pieces you liked the most!

OUTFIT OF THE DAY
DRESS : & Other Stories
SHOES : Even & Odd
NECKLACE : Cornwall Street
BAG : Tory Burch
JEWERLY : Amrapali

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Love the colour of your dress! :)) it suits to the place perfectly :)

Wow the photos look marvelous. Fabulous look. Love your dress and the cute bag <3

xx Mira

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wow beautiful photos!
thats so wonderful you went to india and that james has relatives there!
xx
http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

all the colours, it´s so nice and your dress is so perfekt for this trip! I really love the pictures!

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I love India, you look great and the jewels are beautiful!

Stunning pictures!

que bonitas son las joyas! tu bolso es precioso!

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Such amazing photos! They’re anything but sad… what colors!

Nice post!

Namasté,

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winderful trip! u look so beautiful!

omg i think these are the most stunning photos i’ve ever seen on your blog.
so much colours and full of life!
simply amazing.

xx Inga

http://www.chellace.blogspot.com

Beautiful pictures with amazing colors! India is really a beautiful country!
Your outfit here is pretty beautiful, perfect for a day of walk! I love your necklace!

Such a beautiful photos! You look astonishing!

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wow.. breathtaking *.*

The hotel and the jewellery are amazing ! James took gorgeous pictures !
Sara,
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WOOOOOW, Magical place!!!!! And what a nice jewelery

Sara

http://7-sevendays.blogspot.it/

Love LOVE this post can’t wait to read the rest soon. Travel post are my fave to do aswell. Such a beautiful read thankyou xx

Love the color of the ballerines: nude so delicate, mixed with the elegant dress: j’aime!

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Bisous bisous

enjoy this trip babe must be so awesom, just ike your outfit :)
x

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Que fotos más bonitas!!! TIenes que enseñarnos más imágenes de ese maravilloso hotel!!

http://www.youcanbe.es

The photos are amazing and your dress is so nice :)

Xoxo,
http://mmthanwords.blogspot.pt/

Beautiful pics, love your outfit !

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Love from Paris

these photos are totally beautiful. really makes me want to go to Mumbai!

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You’re perfect! You look gorgeous!!! :)
Love from Spain!

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sorry but terrible dress and shoes… thanks god you are gorgeous hahaha :)

OMG This is sooo amazing! Need to go there aswell

Waaw it looks like such a nic place ! Have so much fun and love the pictures of india :)

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Tu es très naturelle et paraît vraiment sympathique ! C’est ce qui fait ta réussite, continue comme ça, C’est top de voir des suisses réussir aussi ;) J’espère pouvoir vous croiser James et toi dans les rues de Lausanne une fois, bonne continuation.

breathtaking pics, you fit into this environment so well!

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You look absolutely gorgeous, really like the pictures :)

XO

omg! so wonderful and I love all those accessories!
When is your new blog gonna be online btw?
have a wonderful day love <3

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Amazing photo diary! You look gorgeous and the jewelry is so beautiful!

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Great necklaces in this post, love it:)

there are real sparkles in your eyes in these photographs, they are very close to life. beautiful, Kristina, thank you!

Wow, that looks there perfect and must be great to be there.

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Gorgeous!! I’m going to India at Christmas and this has made me soo excited!! Thank you!!

Love this mix of colors!!! It seems a wonderful place!!

xo

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You look gorgeous and the pictures are amazing :)

Lovely pictures!
India seems like such a fascinating country.

x Krizia

Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

Really amazing post!!

Elisa – My Fantabulous World

those jewels look amazing love them a lot!!! And you look amazing to ;-)

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India looks so colorful and beautiful! Yu are a lucky girl :) Those pieces of jewelry are breathtaking!

Sandrine x
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Oh my, so gorgeous pics! Can’t believe how the colors seem so real, you have a really talented photographer! :)

This country is so exotic. I love it! You look amazing with ths. dress, the jewelry is beautiful, I want everything
Kisses

http://www.misskeyblog.com/

Amazing pictures! The dress is gorgeous and I love the belt too. The flat shoes and the lovely bag are the perfect accessories. The earrings with emerald are my favorites.

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You dress is stunning and matched perfectly with the background, so colourful and rich.

such a wonderful pictures! I´m impessed with the beauty of Mumbai

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The colour of the dress really makes your hair and skin tone shine! It suits you so well!

But, one thing I’ve noticed a few times: It’s spelled jewelry or jewellery not jewerly. And colourful. Only one “l”. I am so sorry and really don’t mean to insult you or anything, I just think there’s no need to belittle your credibility within the fashion world by making tiny mistakes like these.

xox Sabrina

love the pictures !! So full of colours.. I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed mumbai.. wish I could be there

have a nice day

xoxo
http://livelifeamour.blogspot.com

amazing photos& gorgeous jewelry!
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Amazing pics, amazing colors, amazing dress. Love that post!

Kiss kiss

Wunderschön! *_*

Beautiful! I miss India so much!
The most colorful place on earth!

Dress To Cook

Amazing India!! India is still my favorite vacations I ever had!! It has a special colour!!

beijinhos

Cátia from http://walktoclick.wordpress.com/

These photos look amazing! My grandparents are from India and I always wanted to go there. I’ve been to Paris, London and New York, but I think inspiration comes from a lot of different places at once and why not India? I love the necklace that you’re wearing and that olive dress is absolutely stunning!

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the whole look suits perfectly to n environment you’re in, gorge!

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wow! Totally adore the pics! And the jewelry is breathtaking!
xx
http://www.thefashionplaybook.de/blog

Wonderful colorful pictures from India! And this jewelery is just amazing)

Best regards,
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Pretty dress! Love it *.*
And India… such a beautiful country! I’m so jealous that you are there!

Gorgeous dress, I love the color! Great photos. (:

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Beautiful photos! I’d love to visit India one day. You look amazing as always
xxxxx

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I have always loved you and your style. But now I love you even more. I like the fact that you had enough courage to go to another country to explore different levels of fashion. India is so unique. So different from France. From all the blogs that I follow, your the first one to go to India. You should really go to Goa and Delhi also, but Mumbai is a good start. Your my absolute favorite blogger!

the people the colors the jewels…. so fantastic is like an other world!!
you’re so lucky :)

BESOS DESDE MÉXICO!
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Beautiful !! The colours everything

wow! so beautiful post!!!

thedaydreamings.blogspot.com

The photos are gorgeous! And those jewelry.. like in the indian movies..I love them!!!

I’m so in love with your pictures ! Your outfit is perfect.
Enjoy yours days in India ! This is marvellous for you both !

Amazing pics!!! You look so beautiful with that dress and hairstyle. I’ve been amazed with the jewels… awesome pieces! Those earrings look great on you! Kisses ;)

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You’re gorgeous as always!)))
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Wish you all the best!)))

You look fantastic. Plus I really liked the rest of the pictures with the places. It’s great work! Thank you!

The colors are truly amazing, so different from gloomy Europe right now.

Oceanwind Blog

Your dress is such a flattering color on you!

xoxo
The Occasional Indulgence

These pictures are STUNNING! The colours are so VIBRANT it’s incredible! And I love what you were wearing! That colour suits you so well!!!

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You look AMAZING!!! and India seems like such and interesting place to visit, really beautiful with its colors and people, definitely a place I’ll go, congrats on your trip!

Nice pics. Mumbai is a beautiful place to visit.

I love this post and all the colours of India!

I absolutely loves these photos and your bag! Have you ever thought of using a base shaper for any of your bags? It could help to preserve and structure your bag! I bought mine from http://www.designerbaseshapers.com, but you can also get many from eBay and Etsy! Have a nice day!! Xxx

I am so happy for you guys, India is a really amazing place and many more people should experience it, all the jewelry is absolutely beautiful and the dress and bag is perfect together, looking forward to reading more!!!

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mmh… je suis sceptique sur la longueur de ta robe, et au vu de l’autre post “Bright in Mumbai” dans lequel tu portes une robe qui découvre carrément les jambes! en Inde, les femmes ne s’habillent pas comme ça (ou alors dans certains coins seulement) pourquoi ne pas essayer un look qui ressemblerait plus au look local, les jambes et les épaules couvertes, mais avec la touche mode qui fait ta propre spécificité? sans parler des saris, il y a des tas de façon pour une femme étrangère de se fondre dans la masse pour ne pas choquer, et en même temps de se démarquer si on aime la mode… En tout cas, bonne fin de voyage ! l’Inde est vraiment un pays à part…

Love your dress! Pictures are fantastic!

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great post.
xx
daniella
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Awesome pictures! Mumbai captured in its best colors! You might like to check out this list of places to visit in Mumbai: http://www.theweekendleader.com/Travel/1743/maximum-city.html

Beautiful dress :) How did you do your hair?

Love,
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