So, as mentioned in the previous article, I just returned from an amazing, memorable trip to India.
It was such an inspiring, incredible trip, that I just have to share a few of the fun details.
We took our unbelievably talented photographer Joan Fisher with us to capture some of the behind the scenes of how we are inspired and what the Joya design & development process entails. We were able to capture the hand-crafted nature of our product with some great shots of our artisans actually crafting our exclusive pieces.
To be there with Joan and see it through her incredibly talented eyes was just a tremendously inspiring experience!
She got some beautiful photos that really tell the story of why I (and many others) love India so much, and why it holds such a special place in my heart. She was able to get a number of detailed shots that show how truly delicate the hand-crafted nature of our Joya jewelry is. We were also able to get some other behind the scene, sneak peeks at our design process that we can’t wait to show you.
It wasn’t all work for us. We were able to carve out some time to do some really fun things that were great to experience with Joan. We did some sight-seeing in Jaipur, which is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. Our trip to the Amber Fort mixed in a little work with it as we got some amazing shots of some of our new spring collection that we had just reviewed and approved on site.
We also visited a number of the local street markets and bazaars, where I apparently developed a major shoe obsession. I may have gone overboard with the number of shoes I bought at the bazaar – but when you see so many things you love in a place you may never have a chance to be again, what’s a girl supposed to do?
We also got henna, which is a really gorgeous, plant based temporary body art that is traditional to India. It was really fun for Joan and I to do this together, and we were also able to get some wonderful photos that showcase henna’s beauty. Funny story that happened on my return to the US, a gentleman was staring at my hand in the elevator at LAX and asked if that hurt. I got a chuckle explaining that it was only temporary, and there was no pain involved 😊.
Overall, it was just an amazing trip, and I cannot wait to share more. Stay tuned because our next blog post is going to give you a little more insight into our spring ’19 collection. We just put the finishing touches on the line, and I cannot tell you how excited I am for this one…..