“I had absolutely no interest in jewellery or anything pretty for that matter,” says 41-year-old Divya Thomas almost nonchalantly. The seemingly innocuous statement would not have mattered had it been uttered by someone else. But coming from the founder of KarmaSuthra, one of the most loved jewellery brands in India, it is quite surprising indeed. If you are a...
Do you panic every time you are hosting an event at your home? Do you have a lot of friends coming over for a party? Have you invited people over for a soiree and your home looks drab and boring? Well, today I am here to divulge some interesting, simple and inexpensive ways to style your house for special...
Of late, interior design has seen a major surge in the number of patterns, textures and materials being used. Gone are the times of plain, dull and boring walls. Creative imagery, eye catching motifs, wall art, decals etc. are in vogue. While some of us (read designers) have an eye for what will look good on which wall, the...
When the doodles in the mind receive a blank canvas to express itself, the joy is unbound and the creative mind is satisfied. As a design student it is important that along the curriculum there should be an opportunity to let go off your imaginative ideas and give them life. Cindrebay School of Design – Trivandrum hosts an art...
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left - Victor Hugo In this age of celebrations that appear and leave as quick as the Instagram posts, we at Cindrebay Trivandrum brought together "Paithrikum"; the nostalgia of celebrating the 10 day carnival - Onam (Kerala's harvest festival). Onam marks the arrival of the harvest season in Kerala, auspicious for the...
Clothes and couture have always been synonymous with India as we’ve had a long history of unique fashion contribution to the World. Fashion design is a highly reputable and lucrative career in India where the market for the same is huge and ever growing. Professional fashion designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabhyasachi, Ritu Kumar etc. have carved a global niche...
International style and tribal motifs are as different as chalk and cheese, but not for Nixon Bui. This Copenhagen-based, Arunachal Pradesh born, up and coming fashion designer believes in seamlessly bringing the two perceived to be different elements together to create beautiful designs that are not only appealing but also eco-friendly. In an interview with Cindrebay, the Business Management...
You are out shopping for antiques for a magnificent living room, and you spot a piece of furniture that looks like it once graced an 18th century palace. You approach it with high expectations, and immediately the sales person exclaims, “This is original antique piece, madam! For you, very low price!” However, a closer inspection of the piece reveals...
Winter is coming. As per usual, Mothers around India are fetching the old suitcases stuffed with sweaters, shawls and jackets from their attics. The same button ups, the same mufflers bought once in Shimla and the polo necks that uncle from Switzerland gifted you that one time! Why and till when? Lets say no to the drab old winter...
Deep down the heart of every plain Jane is a desire to crack the mundane shell of ordinary clothing and portray an irrational trend to the world of fashion. But how often do they make the slightest effort to crack open? Sadly a very few break the stereotypes and stride forward. But Fashion is like a no-rule book that...