You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that known startorialist Dr. Parshati Patel dressed fabulously for her graduation ceremony, but even my high expectations were blown away when I saw these photos!

The image on the scarf (an Indian dupatta) is an artist’s rendition of the Pillars of Creation, hand painted by Rekha Dwivedi, Parshati’s mother’s art teacher in India. Parshati chose the pillars (in M16, aka the Eagle Nebula) because her thesis research focused on young, massive stars. like those shaping and illuminating the nebula.

But the startorial details don’t end there! The star brooch was custom made by Bhagwati Jewellers in Ahmedabad, India based on Parshati’s design, and her nail polish is Starry Starry Night by Essie (love that bottle!).

The galaxy heels are from @modcloth but now only available (and on sale!) directly from T.U.K.

Parshati is now the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Planetary Science & Exploration full time.

Photo credits: Nandish Patel & Tanya Harrison–Emily

I just painted the nails of my life! Well, I did these 4 days ago, still wearing them and I never want to remove them. Good thing that I used a peel off base, so I can keep them for eternity ♥
My base is @essiepolish Leggy Legend and everything else is 100% freehand with acrylic paint. The pattern is inspired by a pic that I found on Tumblr (I will link it in my blog post - which will be up in about 10 minutes).
And 《drumrolls》 I made a video tutorial too, I’m posting it right away.
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