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Lakshmi Menon for J.Crew Spring 2010 Catalog


It’s very refreshing to J Crew diversify their brand by using a South Asian model.

First New York & Company, now J Crew… GO LAKSHMI ! 🙂

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Headbands by Deepa Gurnani


This is a brand started by husband and wife (Jay Lakhani and Deepa Gurnani). They specialize in accessories such as belts, scarves, headbands and hand bags. With names like Bvlgari, Fendi, Emanuel Ungaro and Alexander Mcqueen under their “belts”, the couple is creating a stir in the accessory world.

These head bands fit right in with the Bohemian look which is very hot right now.

They experiment with intricate embroidery and beading (naturally inspired from the Indian culture) paired with the highest quality of craftsmanship.

Check them out below. I found these shopbop.com but they are also available on sites like intermixonline.com and netaporter.com.  These would make great gifts this holiday season for all your Fashionista friends! (hint hint)

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Why Don’t More Indian and South Asian Models Book Top Jobs?


Do South Asian models have what it takes to make it big on the international fashion scene? Are the scouting agencies not looking hard enough in South Asian countries?

Or does our culture, traditions and/or religious values hold us back from pursuing this as a serious career ? Please comment and let me know what you think…

AND find out what Indian super model Lakshmi Menon thinks on New York Magazine

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