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"Oftentimes we observe the world around us, choosing a passive role in life. Cheers to those who take a step beyond empathy, love and concern to become active participants on our Planet Earth. Thank you Sheena. Peace to all"
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Day 256. Mon, January 11 2010

Salaam Bombay!

Handloom scarf donated by Miriam, dhoti made out of a silk sari from a Banjara stand in Goa, knitted hankie donated by Kate McMullin from her store at allinstitches.etsy.com and vintage pumps from eBay. Topped off with a recycled paper bead necklace handmade by women in Uganda from paper To Pearls. Learn more about this at papertopearls.org.

U.P meets Akanksha:
Spent the first day in the hustle and bustle of Maximum City, with a long visit to Akanksha prepping for a full week of activities. See pictures and read more >

Comments


Wendie

Beautiful! Love all the colors & the background!

e

love everything about this outfit! enjoying the pics and updates from gorgeous india. cheers!

canadiangirl tagged this so chic

Splendid - you look fabulous! the textures, the colours, your poise... shine on, Sheena! (I've been delighting in following your project from the beginning but have never commented; kudos to you and your team for all that you're doing, and for all the right reasons!)

Payal tagged this Amchi Mumbai!

You look gorgeous in that stunning silk, in that heartwarming back drop of a red bus in the maximum city, Mumbai! I haven't spent much time in Mumbai, but there is so much of India crammed into every inch of space, time and scent here. Loved your blog and photos of Akanksha. It's great to see that children are being taught lessons in life , rather than lessons from text books as we were!

abigail tagged this gorgeous

gorgeous textiles, textures ~ effortless sophisticated style ~ colors are my fav part ~ so rich & subtle....violets, deep rich blues, taupe, greys, with black background ~ absolutely gorgeous ~ and blog about akanksha kids is interesting, inspiring ~ sorry you've lost your voice ~ take care sheena ~~~

=)Bronwyn tagged this Brave

Hey Sheena! Interesting wardrobe choice!! Definetly not one of my favourites!!!

scary. tagged this dhoti ar an doteeeen.

stunnin shots loveen, will be robbin those dhoti.

abigail tagged this awesome

i left outcommenting about the background ~ the architecture is breathtakingly beautiful ~ what are those awesome buildings behind you in photo #2?

Pro-Portional Designs tagged this Breath-taking

This is truly amazing and really did take my breath away. And the dhoti! My god!

ammakke tagged this DESTINATION!

Wow!!What a smashing outfit with the bright background & those classic landmarks of the great Bollywood City!The gorgeous dhoti goes so well with the matching vintage pumps.Very inspiring & enlightening descriptions on Akansha..Why not try our traditional "herbal tea"or the "ginger coffee" for ur poor throat?

Eithne tagged this Just about perfect

This is designer kind of a stylish, from head to toe, very 'urban elegance'. i really like the fact that you're spicing things up with the local flavour, but it's never overkill - it never chokes the little black dress, it reinvents it. I know everyone's said this before, probably a hundred times since the project started, but you really do have a flare for fashion - you make everything work. And i really hope this project reaches beyond your most hopeful expectations!

jolly M tagged this smashing

Sheena, U look smashing in the colourful dhoti (from a sari!)& your LBD & the complementary accessories.Sorry, U are having a compulsary "voice rest".Very delighted to see the pics of Akanksha kids, their worksho & your informative blog.Love to know, what those beutiful buildings are. Seen Bombay,but can't make out!Also,close up pictures of your friends(Founder & director)would be welcome..All the best for the team for a fantastic week with the kids & staff and enjoy bit of tour as well...

holly tagged this Va va voom!

Oh you crazy girl! Are you the only person wearing purple suede pumps in Bombay today??? Beautiful headscarf and necklace.

jolly M tagged this smashing

Sheena, U look smashing in the colourful dhoti (from a sari!)& your LBD & the complementary accessories.Sorry, U are having a compulsary "voice rest".Very delighted to see the pics of Akanksha kids, their worksho & your informative blog.Love to know, what those beutiful buildings are. Seen Bombay,but can't make out!Also,close up pictures of your friends(Founder & director)would be welcome..All the best for the team for a fantastic week with the kids & staff and enjoy bit of tour as well...

RogueTess tagged this Cute

Wonderful! Silk Silk Silk.

sarah tagged this gorgeous

i'm loving these india pictures!

prutha tagged this Hot

i lurrvv.... and i love VT Station... its such a gorgeous piece of architecture!! i had done a project on it... loved it... my dad's office is like 5 mins from where ur standing!! i miss home!!!!!!! and i love ur outfit.!!! ...but i miss home!!

scary. tagged this tonic.

@ammakke, ginger coffee!? amazing. can you get that in ireland? sounds like just the dose cos i'm also voiceless.. and very bored of all this lemon honey craic already..

Carissa tagged this Cute minus 1

not so fond of the pants and heels. you shoul've kept the waist up with brown on the bottom

Britwatch tagged this class act

Like the way you resisted temptation to kowtow to silly renaming of the city. Looking stunning!

Anonymous tagged this Desi-derata

Not fond of the 'hareem' look in general on you, it kind of breaks your lightness?!... but love love love pic n 3, you face is luminous...

Anonymous tagged this Hot

Yes! this in my favorite style of yours so far sheena. Bombay serves you well, indeed.

Mariah tagged this Elegant

Love the shape of the outfit, as well as neutrals to balance the bright purple. Terrif!

Dee tagged this AWESOME

Gorgeous! I absolutely love the pants and shoes!

KT

Adorable! Love the punch of color!

Ana tagged this Cute

Love it, you look great! http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

Robin tagged this Jacqueline Kennedy-ish

Very fashion-forward. You look tall, elegant and yet very accessible. Absolutely love it!

Linda tagged this Cute

I love the iridescence of the dhoti which mirrors the colors of the pumps; then the neutrals of the scarf, hankie and beads lend a wonderful earthiness.

Sass tagged this inspiring

Wow, only you could pull this off! I love this project and the work you are doing! I'm inspired everyday!

pixelated tagged this great

awesome! absolutely fabulous!

Tina Sequeira tagged this Happiness

Love the second and third pic in particular...Gorgeous pics and a even more gorgeous and happy you in the v. recent pics in Goa and now Mumbai. Dil maange more...:)

Irene tagged this Cute

I love the necklace, and how the top matches, and the bottom matches, but somehow it all fits together.

elisabeth tagged this Hot

lovely - modest - like it lots

Ej LEE tagged this Cute

I like it!!!!!!!!!!!

rachel tagged this beautiful

that silk is so gorgeous.

Wer tagged this Sensical

@ anon who's this is Sheena's favourite..like em cheap and cheerful..eh?? :)

Holly tagged this Cute

YOU ARE FABULOUS! and i LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are donating all the funds to charity. i am so glad I found your blog :)

ammakke

@ scary:Yes scary there is this so called"ginger coffee"( black pepper, sugar & ginger powder are added to the water & boil) & it is Granny's old medicine for severe cold & bad throat..Fancy that recipe?? All the best!!

Melissa Rutherfoord tagged this Cute

I love that head wrap.

clara tagged this Hot

I absolutely adore your dhoti!!! you're gorgeous!!!

okaylau tagged this Cute

You look like a mermaid in the first picture.

lis mertens tagged this elegant

I like this one, Sheena. Very elegant and great colour coordination.

Anonymous tagged this Hot

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moon tagged this Hot

awww you look like jasmine with a covering top! matching with the backgound looks magical!

Elizabeth tagged this Cute

Love this

Valerie tagged this LOVE!

This outfit is wonderful!

gruvee tagged this love it

lovely!

Wengé tagged this Cute

Ow, I'm just so jealous! I.Wanna.Have.Those.Pants. You're really inspiring me, thanx! x.

Laura Daly tagged this Ode to Erte

Elegant in a bohemian way. Love everything about it!

Salma Elmahdy tagged this Cute

Love the shoes!!

Nicole tagged this lovely

beautiful and chic. love the purple!