spotlight: india


Amongst all of the places I’ve been there is none like India.  My wife and I were fortunate enough to make it to this awe-inspiring country and spend time in the north back in November.  We visited Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur, Shahpura, Agra, Bangalore and observed villages in between while driving from city to city.  When I think of soul style my heart goes here – in fact this blog was started immediately after our return.  This project had been a long time coming but I attribute India as the inspiration behind pulling the trigger.  The women evoke beauty that is hard to find here in the states – culture and tradition run deep.  The majority wear sarees but between color, pattern, print, styling and difference in how they drape, hold or move with them – each is unique in its representation.  Despite being a third world country and one-third of the population living below the poverty line – these women are proud of who they are and shame is non-existent.  The assumption may be a sense of defeat due to ongoing violence, but they prevail with resilience that can only be achieved in a country like India. They maintain a sacredness and commitment to their heritage and are empowered by it.  The absence of consumerism and capitalism lend to this authentic and rich life – the focus remains on family, spirituality, tradition, culture and love which rise above all else.  Women are unattached to superficiality and live pure – a true demonstration of soul style.  If you haven’t been to India, it’s a trip that will change your life – I recommend you go.  My soul style hasn’t been the same since.  All the photos in this post are taken from our journey.  I hope you enjoy.  xx #yoursoulstyle