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.
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.
Souk or Department Store?
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?
Room service or Street Food?
Lots of Luggage or Carry-on Bag?