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Illi Pamunkey : Tribal exposed

Hello Peaches!!
 Remember my last post –> sneek-peek-to-illi-pocahontas
here is it finally!! As much as i enjoyed creating this i hope you love it too and get inspired ^_^
“Illi” means a young girl in sumi tribe of Nagaland and Pamukey was the original name of Pocahontas. Inspired by the Naga and the native Virginia Indian tribe the overall collection has been created to promote tribal wear. And since Naga women don’t have our traditional Jackets or coats as such as the men does, here i’ve helped to bring a traditional yet contemporized traditional wear.
Every ensemble has been woven on a traditional loin loom to promote the traditional weaving and every motif made does not copy any existing motifs. Surface embellishment and embroidery all hand embroidered.
Every garment expresses strong emotions with sophisticated totem touches like the feathers and the fringes that quiver in the breeze. This Ready-to-wear collection tells the story of a new luxury warrior character.

Thank you :
Anagha : for being so kind and being patient throughout the shoot!! You were so perfect..i couldn’t have had a better model then you ^_^.
Shuu  : my photographer…. i love you for these lovely shots!

NHHDC : for giving me the opportunity to learn my culture, for providing me the accessories and to be able to create this collection.
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DIY : Beaded Elphie!!!

Hullo peaches,
                    Wanna bring life to your plain cardigan?? Simple work…embellish it!

                             

                                   Meet Elphie (elphi) my lil Big be-jewelled elephant ^_^

I made elephant shape cutouts from the leftover cutouts of my denims that i had used for making shorts. after cutting out the shape i needed, i bleached it to give a faded look after which i stitched it on the cardigan and then beaded it up.

I took the inspiration from the decorated Indian elephants. They’re always so prettily decorated, so bright, vibrant , playful and makes you so happy just by looking at it itself.

                         
                Fluorescent and gold beads gets a bold stand on a grey background for a stunning shoulder.

Hope you all love it and you could try making like this one, all you need is just a little patience and love to work.
Get inspired and stay Blessed.
Love,
Toli x x x

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DIY : pink collar shirt

Hey ho!
      today i want to show you something i made. I bought a plain pink collar shirt last week and to prep it up i worked on some surface embellishment around the edges of the collar that has an Indian kiss to it. i used my broken earring as a huge leaf motif and along with it i’ve used small pearls, golden flower sequins and pink, silver and gold beads.
     You could prep yourself up, this shirt along with a pastel shade high waist-ed skirt or trousers or even shorts. This would be perfect for a summer lawn party or even for a lunch out with your friends. Try it yourself, its easy and very pretty when done.

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Hope you get inspired 🙂
Stay put in the Lord,
Love, toli x x