Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's All In The Details

I never thought about the amount of time and attention to detail it takes to embellish Pakistani formal wear. I always assumed the task was accomplished by some monster machine and that the metallic threading and rhinestones were just magically "stamped" onto the fabric.

The only magic here is the talent and dedication of the artists that spend hours crouched over fabric stretched and secured in wooden frames. 

I can't help but wonder how underpaid these people probably are. It makes me appreciate the art even more. Seriously, mad respect to these folks.

Enjoy the photographs! I wish I could find the original source and share it, but I just found these floating around on tumblr.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Desi Knot Is Now On Twitter!

Good news! The Desi Knot blog now has a twitter page!

All future posts will be linked on the twitter page, so you don't miss a single word! Tweets about current bridal trends in fashion, colors, decor, photography, etc. will also be posted daily! Daily tweets?! Yes please!

Make sure to follow @thedesiknot where every day is a party!

Friday, November 8, 2013

While I Was Gone

Hey old friend! It's been ages since I've written on this blog. I was experiencing a combination of changing interests, lack of inspiration, and most importantly...LIFE. I didn't really get a break between junior and senior year as the past few months were filled with courses, interning, and lots of travel scattered in between which left me with no time to manage the blog. Anyways, I am making a commitment to myself and to all of you to get back into the swing of writing regularly.

Here are the highlights of my time spent away from the blogosphere:

I got pick pocketed in New York City.
Well, this wasn't fun, but it further reinforces my firm belief that some of the most valuable lessons I've learned in my life happened to take place during trips to NYC. Note to Self: Don't drop a loose $100 bill into the dark abyss of your handbag. You own a wallet, use it. Silly, I know.

5 Story Henri Bendel's on 5th Avenue is every girl's dream come true.

I decided I'm going to law school! What?!
During the final days of summer I had the dark realization that this  summer may very well be the last summer vacation Of. My. Life. I kind of freaked out a little. That's when my parents and I made the decision that I should definitely go to grad school and so began the intense LSAT study sessions. I'm scared and excited and slightly anxious, but the law school forums say that's normal;)

I often find myself wondering this.

You can't study for a standardized exam sans attractive stationary...duh.

Pinkberry is quite possibly the best froyo. On. The. Planet.
This stuff gives frozen yogurt boutiques a whole new meaning. Wait, what am I saying? This place is the mother of all the froyo joints I've been to for sure.  I had my first experience on the Upper East Side in New York City and I am a different person post-pinkberry. If you have a Pinkberry near you and have never been, stop reading my blog. This relationship is over.

I got a container of toppings galore. Oh and some yogurt;)

I met the Pixiwoo sisters.
Yep, I got to meet with Sam and Nicolette Chapman of The Pixiwoo empire! My little sisters and I got to hang out with them for two hours. We took pictures together and got autographs and a few of the real techniques brushes! And, did I mention they are the most fun people to be around?! Their visit ended way too soon!

Keepsakes y'all!

(Note: All the above photographs are taken by me. If you would like to use them, please contact me at: Thanks).