When Fashion meets Art and it’s all for a Good Cause

What: How many times have you shopped and felt a wave of guilt? But when it comes to indulging yourself with jewellery from House Of Tuhina, it’s all for a good cause. The pan-Indian jewellery brand that is known for its arty designs, contemporary jewellery, rich quality and heritage value, has been on our lust list for a while now. Here is all you need to know about them.

Who: Run by Tuhina Goyal, an NID graduate in apparel design, her love for jewellery is what made her foray into the world of accessories. According to her, “Inspiration can come from anywhere, from the ordinary sights on Indian roads and in day-to-day life. It can be perceived in the trim of the roadside ‘thela’ or in the vibrant attire of gypsy women selling iron tools. Antique artwork designs on the doors also inspire me,” she says.

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Was fate sealed in sea shells?

It was one of those days I was taking the 7:10 pm train from work.
There was a bustle, an ocean of people as there always is at CST station.

Across from me was this girl. She was reading, perhaps.
It was her bag I noticed as she stood up to mount it on the carrier.
“I like your bag,” I said. She smiled. I went on to enquire where she had bought it.

The train hadn’t started to move. A friend was dashing towards the station.
I had to wait by the door to show her where I was.

I returned and this time, I noticed the girl’s shoes.
I enquired again. She asked me, ‘Are you a student of design?’

That’s how I met the sea shell girl or as previously referred to: the girl from the train.

We didn’t exchange numbers just then. We tried but it was my stop and I couldn’t find my business card.
“If we’re meant to meet again, fate will make it happen.”
She said that to me! And just like that, I knew we would.

I did meet her again. We located each other on facebook. Added ourselves on the Blackberry messenger list.

Some months later, she sells sea shells off attics and more. 🙂

She ‘collected’ stones over time from different places, hence, each piece is inimitable. Her design ideology is simplistic, to bring out natural textures and designs. So, she uses natural minerals and doesn’t exactly produce in bulk.

She sells at the Attic: Bir Sagar 396/20, flat #1, end of 17th road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai, India

Or you could buy from her at: salonee.shesells@gmail.com
Visit her facebook page here: She sells on facebook

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