Oh, that beautiful woman there? The one decked out in gorgeous Indian attire? The one coolly ignoring all the racist slurs and utterances of horror crawling along the walls of some godforsaken Waffle House? The one who could not give less of a damn if someone gapes at her audacity to bask in the glory of her culture?

That’s my mother. Hell yes, I’m proud.


My prom pictures :) I went to Devon which is like Desi Town in Chicago. I was just browsing the clothes and when I told the lady working at the store that I was thinking about wearing Desi attire to prom she rushed to the back of the store and brought back this piece. Some of you may have seen this dress before. It’s a duplicate of one of the Manish Malhotra pieces Alia Bhatt once wore. It looks slightly different but I’m not gonna lie I like mine better >.

The week of prom I got severe chemical burns. I wasn’t sure if I was confident enough to go to prom because the burns looked so bad. My mom (bless her) went to the store the night before and got fabric to sow on sleeves so that I can go to prom and not draw attention to my arm. Isn’t she great? The answer is yes. Yes she is. I got a lot of support for wearing a lengha. No doubt I stood out. But I got good feedback from others. The only one that gave me funky looks was the whitewashed desi girl but tbh she’s irrelevant bye. If you want to do this, do it! You’ll stand out and look fab reppin your culture :)

one look of a series // from a bride-to-be to a bride

hair + makeup: Rav Brar, Kaashni Brar, Amareen Brar

photo: Dilani Bala (Art on Love Photography)

styling: OHM Wedding

model: Indu

- as seen in the current edition of OHM Magazine (Volume IV 2015)

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