Padharo Mhare Desh! A One-On-One With Blue Turban!
Even before I start writing this story, I have goose bumps all over. This perhaps is the most special post written by me on my blog so far and is very close to my heart. There are many reasons as to why I would say this, one of them being that my ancestors hailed from Rajasthan, which makes me a proud Rajasthani. This article and the photo shoot take me back to my roots in Rajasthan. Whilst shooting for this story, I discovered some facts about myself, facts that brought out the reality of a concept I had in mind. This concept helped me showcase the artistic yet intricate jewelry by Blue Turban in a simple Rajasthani lifestyle.
Jaipur based Jeweller, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers has recently launched a range of silver jewelry under the brand Blue Turban Blue Turban
Their jewelry, creativity and aesthetic sensibilities have always appealed to me. On a candid One-On-One with Pragya Agarwal, the creative head of Blue Turban she had the following to say…
StylePrer (SP): What is Blue Turban ?
Pragya Agarwal (PA): Under the umbrella of Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers, the silver jewellery brand Blue Turban brings forth some debonair designs for the modern man, woman and child. Silver jewelry by Blue Turban is sophisticated yet striking, bold yet feminine, where each design is opulent and eye catching.
SP: What are the Jewelry Categories ?
PA: Blue Turban embraces all kinds of contemporary jewellery namely necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, rings, head ornaments, toe rings for women, while for the men and children we have designed an exclusive collection of buttons, brooches, cufflinks, kalangi, kantha and charm bracelets.
SP: What are the inspirations for your designs ?
PA: Our design board has a lot of fun stuff. We play with combinations of different motifs like floral, animal inspirations such as peacock and elephant and much more. Intricate well crafted jewelry and textures play an important role in our finished product. Blue Turban aims at designing jewellery that redefines fashion, carrying an enduring tale of the rich Indian legacy.
Wondering Why This Modern Jewelry In A Traditional Look ?
When I saw the jewelry from Blue Turban, I could have easily opted to shoot it like an urban chick that carries high-fashion jewelry stylishly. Why I choose this particular look that you see in these images are for various reasons,
- Most important of them being is that I could visualise an innocent woman who once lived in rural Rajasthan and has transformed and evolved into a strong independent urban lady. However she still carries the same morals and values that she carried back then. The transformation in the shoot takes you from her “Past” into her “Present.”
- To emphasize on how simple jewelry can be very artistically combined with different looks.
- Promoting the meticulous handcrafted jewelry by the artisans of India.
To experience this woman’s journey from her “Past” into her “Present”, I have broken the story into 3 different parts. So stay tuned as there is lots coming up from the fun we had in Rajasthan. Do give me your thoughts about the different looks that I have created in the comments below and I would like to know which one of these is your personal favourite.
Image Courtesy : Speaking Frames Speaking Frames
Apparel, Concept, Model, Story: Prernaa Makhariaa