I'm so sorry I have abandoned the blog for a bit. I've been doing some wedding planning. I'm getting married in July, so it's getting close, and lots of little things are coming together. The easiest part of this whole process, though, was the dress.
Here's a sneak peek:
The dress is cream colored cotton and gold silk with gold lotus blossoms printed down the front. And that added bit of teal at the bottom is one of my favorite parts.
I had seen this dress at Asha Veza, in Park Slope, last summer and loved it, but had no reason to buy it. Once I got engaged that fall I went back to see if they still had any left. Of course, they had two left, one in pink and this one in teal, but both in my size. It was a miracle. I called the two most important people to come over to the shop to verify that it was a good choice: my best friend and my boyfriend. Superstition be damned! (He had already seen the dress when I pointed it out in the summer.) They both loved it, so I bought it immediately.
The added bonus is that it's handmade and the money will go towards helping disadvantaged women in India and Bosnia...
"All the garments in the boutique are either sourced from emerging designers in Bosnia or India or handmade by disadvantaged women in India. The proceeds from the designer collection funds the training of women who are victims of trafficking or poverty; these women are then employed in the production of the house label. Founder and longtime human rights worker Shanti Crawford recruits a team of local seamstresses overseas to train the women in sewing techniques, to gorgeous effect." NY Magazine