Where has the time gone? It’s November already, and we’re heading into the depths of winter in a mere thirty days or so. Now, what better way to brighten up hump day – Wednesday, the dreary mid-week grim day – than by wearing bright yellow paired with a complementary scarf in black, white and red to tie in the black tights, bag and shoes.
Blackfive yellow jumper / Arati devasher clockwork red and black scarf / Marks and Spencer jeggings / Allhq heels / Jimmy Choo shoulder bag / Brandts Jewellery twig rings /
Did you know that my hand painted silk accessories business started and in fact still is run alongside my graphic design work? I’m so excited to have answered a few questions and had my ‘side hustle’ highlighted on the Starling Bank blog. Many thanks to James Pratley for the feature. There are so many more amazing designer-makers featured on the blog, so do take the time to read through the interviews.
Read the full post: Arati Devasher’s Side Hustle
Having worn my current knee-high boots for five autumn and winter seasons, it’s time to look for a new pair. That got me thinking about what to pair with a great pair of boots, and the ultimate for autumn (or fall if you’re in the Americas) is a shift dress with bright lipstick and a universally versatile silk scarf.
Alexander Wang dress / Jimmy Choo boots / StyleMoi ring / BH Cosmetics lipstick / Arati Devasher geometric scarf / Essie nailpolish
You remember that custom wedding scarf that got featured on Boho Weddings?! Well, now you can see exactly how I made that scarf – step by step instructions can be found in my new tutorial newly published on the Jacquard Products website. If you make your own, do send me photographs, I’d love to see what you came up with!
Link: Read the tutorial on the Jacquard Products website.
Want your very own custom designed and made by yours truly? Tell me what you would like here.
See the scarf in detail: Botanical Industrial wedding scarf
Red and burgundy are classic autumn colours. Mimicking the colours of fallen leaves, they bring to mind cosy, festive events and a feeling of warmth in the gloom of approaching winter. Pair cool blues and greens to bring out the deepest tones, and add light grey or white accessories so you don’t look bogged down.
Manon Baptiste striped roll neck top / Farrah velvet jeans / Tori Burch Gemini loafers / Michael Kors white bag / Arati Devasher fish scarf
It can be really depressing when you have an office job and need to decide what to wear to work on a Monday, especially in a job that requires you to wear ‘formal’ clothes. That doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, or that you must wear one of those (in my opinion) hideous ‘women’s suits’. Dress simply in a black dress, tights and oxfords. Add simple jewellery that doesn’t make too much of a statement. Add a great looking leather bag. The final touch for a bit of colour and classic style is a scarf that goes well with your bag, and well manicured nails. Dressing well is going to make you feel great about having to start the work week after a fabulous weekend.
dress, tights and shoes by Cos t by Weekday / ceramic earrings by Oei Ceramics on Etsy / garnet ring by Naomi Tracz Jewellery / nailpolish by Essie / bagby Rebecca Minkoff / scarf by Arati Devasher
House of Coco very kindly asked me a few questions about my little one-woman business. Designer Spotlight casts a glow on up and coming brands, and it’s so lovely of the editorial team at House of Coco magazine to have asked me to be a part of it.
Read the full post: Designer Spotlihgt: Arati Devasher
I am so excited that I can finally reveal the secret project I worked on a few months ago. My customised wedding scarf has been featured on the Boho Weddings website, and you can read the blog post, linked at the bottom of this post.
Like every scarf I make, this one is hand painted and the text is done by hand too, in gold paint. Click through the images and you’ll see the process behind the wearable art. The brief I was given by London Local Weddings for the photo shoot was ‘Botanical Industrial Wedding’ and the scarf features leaves in a deep green with metallic text, in keeping with their theme. For more details of this particular scarf, click here.
The finished scarf – made to order
Mixing the dyes
Painting the silk
Checking my design
Painting the design
Setting the dye
Wear as a scarf
Use as a wedding detail
If you would like a custom scarf for your wedding, birthday, christening or any other special occasion, just email me or fill in this form and I’ll come up with a unique design just for you. Click the link below to view the full blog post including other makers from the London Local Weddings collective.
Link: Read the Boho Weddings Blog Post
Botanical Meets Industrial Handmade Warehouse Wedding Inspiration from London Local Weddings
Wimbledon is the event of the summer for tennis aficionados. Whites are de rigeur for the players here, and it’s pretty fashion forward to wear white as an onlooker too. Here’s an outfit that keeps you looking casual and chic with a jacket just in case it rains (it is England, after all).
Balenciaga crepe biker jacket / Max Mara cotton tee shirt / Stella McCartney boyfriend jeans / Ralph Lauren belt / Arati Devasher blue scarf / DKNY bag / Hermés flats / Kate Spade bangle / Zoe Chicco earrings
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be presenting my wholesale (trade) collections at at makers table A29, Pulse London, Kensington Olympia from 14th to 16th May 2017.
I look forward to finding new stockists and having my accessories stocked in a shop near you. If you are unable to make it to London, you can view my trade catalogue online.