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Behind the Label | Lady Kismet

Lady Kismet is our go-to collection for every day baubles?designer Shana Gulati dreams up contemporary jewels with just the right amount of sparkle and casual sophistication. We love to wear Lady Kismet?s rose gold bangles and petite diamond pendent necklaces with everyday boyfriend jeans and a tee. This is a modern east-meets-west esthetic, entirely hand crafted by artisans in Jaipur, India. Luckily, Shana also has us covered when we feel like channeling our inner maharani -- nothing is chicer than wearing Lady Kismet?s bold diamond cuffs for a night out on the town. Read more about Shana?s inspiration and shop this must-have collection of jewelry.

Lady Kismet is our go-to line for every day baubles?designer Shana Gulati dreams up contemporary jewels with just the right amount of sparkle. Entirely handcrafted in India, we just love to mix and match rose colored bangles and small pendent necklaces with jeans and a tee. This is a modern east-meets-west esthetic crafted by artisans in Jaipur, India. Luckily, Shana also has us covered when we are feel like channeling our inner maharani -- nothing is chicer than wearing Lady Kismet?s bold diamond cuffs for a night on the town. Read more about Shana?s inspiration and shop this must-have collection of jewelry. 

 

How does travel inspire your collection? Travel is the reason I am able to create and materialize my collections. I?ve always been a big travel junkie -- I know my wanderlust has influenced me subconsciously, consciously and aesthetically. Also, because I was lucky enough to travel to India quite a bit throughout my life, the idea of production in India was a very natural one for me. A life spent traveling has given me a sense of confidence and a fearless attitude.  

What about India inspired you to create your collection? India is my first home, my birthplace. Even being so far away, it's inherently a part of me in many ways. It's bold, loud, colorful, spontaneous, beautiful in all its madness. It's similar to my other home, New York, which parallels many of the same attributes. Both are inspiring in very different ways, and in a really wonderful and collaborative way. 

 

 
 
 
  
 
Describe the Lady Kismet brand in 3 words.
Unique, Deliberate, Feminine.
 
Unique: the materials and the artistry that is infused into making each piece by hand.
 
Deliberate: it's done with intention and no one piece is the same. It's done not to be perfect, it's done to stand out.
 
Feminine: it is jewelry that will make you feel what you need to feel at that moment, whether it's sexy, confident, sassy, or bold. My pieces incorporate everything that has to do with femininity.
 
 
Your collection of products keeps growing. What creative endeavors are on the horizon?
I would love to continue growing the brand. I also think it's important to grow artistically by branching out and using different materials and incorporating more textures. I am also thinking about starting a men's line and something for the young ladies is in the making!
 
 
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Tell us about your favorite piece (or one of them) and where you were inspired to create it.

One of my favorite pieces is the Neha Necklace. It's one of those pieces when you put on, you just feel really special and beautiful. It is "bling" without being overwhelming. 

 

 

Globetrotter Stats

Souk or Department Store?

Souk

DIY or Concierge Service?

Little bit of both!

Buy Everything or Buy Nothing?

Somewhere in the middle. 

Camping or 5-Star Hotel?

5-Star baby! Here's to dreaming! 

Drive or be Driven?

Drive 

Room service or Street Food?

Street Food 

Lots of Luggage or Carry-on Bag?

Carry on

 

 

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