FROM THE TAGORE'S PAGES
The Kolkata Monica knows and have found myself falling in love with is the one seen through Tagore’s eyes. Through his poems, songs and stories that were a staple in our home. On her first visit to Kolkata, she knew she had to experience his home and his writings in a whole new light. The beauty of the place, much like the relevance of Tagore’s works have never dimmed.
Rabindranath Tagore has always been ahead of his time, telling stories of women whose spirits resonate with our own today. Tagore’s women were iconic in their own right, and taught...
JOURNEY OF JADE
Monica & Karishma have always considered themselves to be travellers, wanderers, explorers. As creators their quest for inspiration has taken them to many corners and quarters of the country. But the most special journey to this day remains their journey to Ladakh. It is a journey that encompasses a sense of discovery, creativity and above all, a reverence of Indian heritage.
JADE’s 2014 collection ‘The Gompas of Ladakh’ was inspired by the Himalayan highlands and its meditative sanctums. After all, what better place is there to connect with one’s creative core, explore the spirituality...
THREADS OF LOVE
We have held a deep love and passion for the arts since our early days, and have always sought ways to bring that love into our craft as well. In fact, Monica has trained in the art forms of Warli and Madhubani too!
The first manifestation of this commitment to crafts happened in the form of The Chanakya School of Craft. And now, we bring you ‘Threads of Love’ – JADE x The Gondwana Art Project in collaboration with Crafts and Community Development Foundation (CCDF) India. This is an edit comprising of our most treasured limited-edition heirloom Ek Taar pieces, integrated with some truly soul-searing Gond paintings, which will be set on display at the larger than life display windows of JADE’s flagship store at Peddar Road.
NEW AGE COLOUR PALETTES
Every bride deserves a lehenga that effortlessly reflects who she is – her quirks, her whims, her unique personality and her story. The colour palette of your bridal lehenga plays a key role in this. Fortunately, the modern bride has ample choices to pick from. Gone are the days when you could only go for the traditional red and gold combination. At JADE by Monica & Karishma, we’ve been letting offbeat, subdued tones do the talking since the beginning. And our palettes have been loved by brides all over the world.
If you’re looking for an unconventional yet unforgettable colour palette for your bridal lehenga, here are some of our suggestions.
Lunar Silver (LA Muse Mystique)
Traditionally speaking, silver has been a mainstay in Indian heritage and heirlooms since forever. But never really from the perspective of clothing. In this lehenga, the bright yet elegant palette and tone on tone embroidery add a sense of luxury without going too over the top.