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As a bride-to-be, planning a wedding is nothing short of a challenge. But as a South Asian bride-to-be, I can firmly say, planning a South Asian wedding is more than a challenge—it’s a massive undertaking.
The selection and purchase of a bridal lehenga or saree is no easy venture for the South Asian bride. Unless you’ve inherited a beautiful family piece or have a competent personal shopper, acquiring the perfect outfit can be an exhausting and spirit-testing process.
This year, my love for maxi dresses is on a completely different level. I adore the intricate fabrics rolling down my legs mixed with pleasant summery prints.
Before I share this perfect red lace dress with you all, I want to take a moment to share an anecdote about my mom.
On this #TrendsetterThursday, I want to share some sparkle and ethnic fusion for my South Asian beauties. In the pictures below, I am wearing a dress with traditional gotta work and although the embellishments cause skin irritation, we love our desi outfits and always try to find reasons to wear them.
Today's outfit, brought to you by fashion blogger Zunera Mazhar, is perfect if you are heading out with friends for a formal dinner or a romantic date. "For this look, I opted for a fitted sheer lace dress with loose curls and soft makeup. If you need a daily dose of inspiration, be sure to visit my personal blog as well."
It's the holiday season and we wanted to give back to our Brown Girl community for all the wonderful support, inspiration and good vibes they send our way all year long. We have worked hard to put together these two baskets full of goodies for our most dedicated readers!
International makeup artist and entrepreneur Tamanna Rashan a.k.a. DressYourFace partnered with Anastasia Beverly Hills to create the Tamanna palette. Rashan handpicked every shade of warm and cool tones to combine a palette that would suit every skin tone. The rich neutrals and shimmering jewel tones are perfect when creating Rashan's signature smokey eye or dramatic cut crease looks. Inspired by Rashan's South Asian heritage, the colors are gorgeous and a must have beauty product.
I felt there was a void that needed to be filled in celebrating our hyphenated identities as Indian-Americans. I wanted to give people the ability to extend condolences, appreciation, or well wishes in a way that’s a wee closer to home.
The abrupt transformation from boyhood to my teenage years did not go quite the way I expected. My voice broke, and I sounded unpleasant and croaked. I felt uncomfortable in my skin as my own body imposed adulthood on me. The newfound independence that came with growing up, however, was undeniably enjoyable. I realized that the first time my parents let me stay home without them one evening.
Shopping for holiday gifts can get expensive. And if you have a limited budget, it can get challenging because you don’t want to get your best friend a tacky looking gift that doesn’t fit her personality. What woman doesn’t want a gift that’s cute and practical at the same time?
1. I make it a point not to be on my phone (call, text, email, etc.) when in the presence of another human being and find it insulting when people do it to me. 2. On my days off you couldn't find my iPhone within 500 feet of me. That being said, I love it so for simplifying my busy life!
Yes, you're single. Half your girlfriends have ditched you this weekend and also on Monday night to spend time with their SI's. You might just want to curl up under a rock and not do anything this weekend in protest to the commercial holiday, but we got something better.
She’s an award-winning actress, fierce humanitarian and slays the red carpet. The beautiful Freida Pinto is one of our all-time favorite idols
Everyone’s favorite funny girl is also quite the fashion icon. Mindy Kaling is a role model in so many ways; she’s smart, sassy, sexy and proves that curves are chic and should be worn with pride! This brown girl doesn’t mess around when it comes to style and we love the bold risks she takes on and off the red carpet.