A visit to Ladli in Jaipur

Many of you, our friends and long time customers, have followed and asked about Ladli in India. While in Jaipur in November, we had a chance to visit them. We’ve got a few pics of the visit.

For those unfamiliar with Ladli – Ladli is an organization we have supported since 2005. If you’ve ever bought a ticket to a Maggie Walt Fashion Show or purchased jewelry from the Ladli case in our Jasper Ave boutique, then you’ve also supported Ladli. All proceeds from the former were donated to Ladli.

Ladli is a vocational training program that teaches street children how to make jewelry. An Irish jewelry designer friend of Maggie’s started the program. Ladli is one program within a much larger Non-Profit called I-India, started and run by Prabhakar and Abha Goswami, their son Charu, daughter-in-law Darshna and a small group of dedicated staff.

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Diwali in Jaipur

We were fortunate to be in Jaipur this year for Diwali – the festival of light.

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Her Royal Majesty drops by our Pop-Up Boutique.

Today, HRM Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch is British history. And so to put together an ensemble for the occasion, she dropped by our Pop-Up Boutique.

Really 🙂

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Siem Reap 2015

We don’t usually post pics of the travels our business takes us on but this year we decided to post of few of our faves of Cambodia. We spent about 5 days in the Siem Reap area which is where the famous temples of Angkor are located. Truly a wonder of the ancient world.

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Victoria Fashion Inferno video

A great video of the Victoria Fashion Inferno fashion show we were a part of.

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Victoria Fashion Inferno 2014

The rain dampened the inferno a bit but the fashion marched ahead anyway. Thankfully Capital Iron had a good stock of umbrellas of every size and enough guys to keep all the lovely models out of the rain!

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Hand-felted Shawls Made in Nepal

On our last trip to Nepal we were introduced to an Artisan named Perlu who makes hand-felted, natural dye, shawls and scarfs. Watch how they do it.

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Maggie’s Fave Shanghai Restaurant

Amongst the thousands of restaurants in Shanghai, Maggie finds her favourite.

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The Great Wal(mart) Of China comes crashing down.

On a recent trip to the textile markets of Shanghai, we ran across this scene I never imagined I’d see.

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Farewell Celebration & Fashion Show

July 21, 2013. Our last party in the Fashion Underground before we bid “good riddance” to the new Jasper Ave. building owners.

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