24 october 2014

{upper east side, NYC} via chevrons & éclairs {upper east side, NYC} via chevrons & éclairs {upper east side, NYC} via chevrons & éclairs

“We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.”

♫♪ Yuna – I Want You Back

This week we’re celebrating two things. First, the life of Oscar de la Renta. I know most of the blogosphere has poured out their hearts as his mark on the fashion industry was quite significant. Though, what makes Oscar de la Renta, both the man and his brand, so unique is what his name has symbolized and will continue to symbolize.

As you may know, my previous specialization was in international development and social entrepreneurship. My collaboration with Craftsman and a general theme of c&é is to open your eyes to world outside. A world that may be limited in resources and facilities. A world that sees fashion as a luxury instead of, what I believe, a philosophy. Fashion enables one to not only showcase themselves, but also represent their past. Either depicting their culture, ancestry, or family.

Oscar de la Renta brought women to the forefront by highlighting their natural features of grace and elegance married with power and confidence. He politicized fashion to make a visual statement. And it is that narrative that drapes over this blog. So a long and warm farewell, but a hello to the birth of a lifetime’s legend.

Second reason for celebration, the Indian festival and new year, Diwali. It’s the time of the year that we come together to cherish all that we have been given throughout the years from obstacles to opportunities. It’s also that time of the year where we light candles towards a path for an enlightened new year. So my heartiest warm wishes to all of my family, friends and all of you too… xo. -S

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{photographs of the Upper East Side, NYC by chevrons & éclairs}