Plum Cakes and Puddings

“I am a little part of all religions and a big part of no religion.” – Osho Being schooled in a Catholic institution all my life, and being the all glorious convent girl, my brain gets dopamine fueled every major Christian holiday. Like Christmas for example, although it is non-religious for me, it does bring back memories of the handmade… Continue reading Plum Cakes and Puddings

East India: The journey of weaving classic designs into contemporary collection of Hidesign bags

Located right outside the pretty town of Pondicherry, lies a factory like no other. When I was invited for a visit to the manufacturing facility of Hidesign, I certainly did not expect what was to come. The magic happens amidst acres of green untamed private land housing an earthy and humble factory set up. What… Continue reading East India: The journey of weaving classic designs into contemporary collection of Hidesign bags

Reminiscence of Puducherry, of Le Dupleix and beyond…

It is such a sight as one enters as the arch welcoming you to into this little part of French colonized India named Puducherry. You see the local policemen in red caps and white uniforms, the city kept neat and tidy by the union government, much different from the rest of the country. There is… Continue reading Reminiscence of Puducherry, of Le Dupleix and beyond…

My Body is a Wonderland

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“Everything you can Imagine is Real”

– Pablo Picasso

As life imitates art and art imitates life, much of my imagination is fueled by art and artists around the world. I want much of my life to be art as only art is the proper taste of life. Great artists like Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso among many others have inspired us to dream and create beyond ourselves. And hence, today being the World Art Day, I have decided to give back and make a minuscule contribution to the vast  yet fascinating world of art.

For this project, I collaborated with Hidesign, a company so vested in art and craftsmanship that they have an Exclusive collection of hand painted bags by Artist Amrita Nambiar. The theme was Alice in Wonderland and we set out to create wonderland on my body through just paint and makeup.

I am lucky to be surrounded by  talented and creative people in my life, people who can create emotions, arouse passion and transcend reality. I worked with the immensely talented fine art artist, Indumathi Swamy from Bangalore, trying her hand at body paint for the first time, and yet excelling in creating such a mind blowing work of art on my body. All credits goes out to the rest of the crew who made this come alive and assured me of the fact that you can create all that you imagine.

– Navya

Watch the making of the Art and the shoot here

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Bags by Hidesign

Body Art by Indumathi Swamy

Photography & Editing – Nithin Narayan

Film & Editing – Rishabh Chaturvedi

Hair & Makeup- Ronand Vaiphei & Andy Ngaihte from Jean Claude Biguine

Model, Styling & Creative Direction – Navya Ramesh

Location – Suvaranamukhi Holistic Centre