November 10, 2014

Diwali Sunset



{Photos by Eric; Wearing Havaianas sandals, River Island pants, Zara vest, H&M shirt, Marigolds from local market}

These photos were taken the day of Diwali in Jaipur. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and it signifies the victory of light over darkness, as well as knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. The streets of India was lit up like Christmas in North America and there were firecrackers going off all night.

The day after Diwali everything was closed and we were bored to death. Kind of like if a foreigner decides to visit North America on Dec 25th they would find there is very little to do other than walk on an empty street looking at lights because all the shops and restaurants are closed. "'Come to India during Diwali!'  they say, 'It will be fun!' they say," I remembered complaining to myself, as I lay in my hotel bed watching tennis because that was the only English channel we got.

I have a chain of Marigolds on my head. They are everywhere in India and definitely one of my favorite things to buy at the market. And people use them to decorate their shops all the time here. It definitely brightens the smog and the traffic.



Giveaway
H&M is opening in Ottawa's Place d'Orleans mall. To celebrate, H&M x Place d'Orleans is hosting a giveaway for a shopping spree to celebrate the opening of H&M in Place d'Orleans! H&M will offer the first 300 customers in line on November 13 an “Access to Fashion Pass”, which will reveal a gift card of $10-$300 in value, for use in-store that day.

As well, to collaborate with Pop Champagne, H&M is generously giving away a $50 H&M gift card and invitation to the H&M breakfast on November 13th for a lucky reader! If you are interested in this prize pack tweet me at @PopCBlog with "enter me for the H&M swag!"

22 comments:

  1. Love the pictures! And the vest you are wearing is so awesome!
    Great giveaway ;)
    xx

    Eli

    www.acurlystyle.blogspot.com

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  2. Those are lovely pictures! And that sounds like a wonderful festival.
    But I need to come back tomorrow to read this again. Today I can't help thinking it's too early to declare victory because the battles rage on!!! I'm sorry...I'm in a mood.

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  3. How stunning! The marigolds in the golden light are absolutely perfection. Diwali sounds like the most colourful festival, I'd love to experience it sometime. x E

    Elizabeth Victoria Clark

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  4. Oh wow! You were in my country! That's awesome to know! Sweet look! Are you still in India?
    Keep in touch
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  5. It is great to get away and see another countries culture... although beautiful in many ways... it has it's own flaws too. I am glad you were able to go and experience it all, that is a wonderful memory to have xox

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  6. You look so beautiful in thos outfit! What a great a mix

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  7. If only I was in Ottawa for said swag, alas.

    At least you looked lovely in marigolds while watching tennis in the hotel?

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  8. Beautiful Marigolds! The vest is so dazzling! always love your look...xxpickpromdresses.com

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  9. This is such a gorgeous outfit and set of photos. That flower crown is just beautiful, especially in the golden hour :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  10. You look absolutely pretty, babe! And indeed those marigolds look stunning! I heard the same..."visit india during diwali..it will be fun". Bleh...the whole country is literally closed for a week during diwali!!! SIGH!!!! :p

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  11. Awww, that shot is just stunning! Yes, fresh flowers, especially jasmines and marigolds are so abundant in India! I would love to have fresh jasmines everyday! You look so stunning with that back drop! Well, at least you had one english channel!

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  12. oustanding photograph....love your colourful outfit...and those flowers on your head!

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  13. Wow the sequins are just beautiful!

    ♡Tallia
    Trending In Fashion

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  14. I love the pictures! Your vest is so much fun! It sounds like the night of Diwali was a great experience. :)

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  15. Love the orange Marigold.
    So I heard they have yummy snacks during Diwali.....was that a hoax?

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  16. You look so lovely. I am just adoring that headpiece - and your pants are brilliant!

    xx

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  17. cute outfit!
    xo,
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the marigolds! Oh to be bored and sitting on a beach somewhere...

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