Earlier this year when we were planning posts for the spring, we knew we wanted to do something special to recognize Holi, the beautiful Hindu festival of colors celebrated each spring. I first heard about Holi during an episode of An Idiot Abroad in which Ricky Gervais sends his friend Karl Pilkington to India to experience a number of different festivals. Karl is routinely showered in powdered paint pigments, and you can see just how exuberant people are about the festival and being able to spread colors everywhere — and on everyone. I’ve always loved learning about different cultures’ traditions and wanted to celebrate the vivid colors used during Holi, so we have a few DIY ideas coming up tomorrow that incorporate those gorgeous powdered pigments. But first I wanted to share this fun photoshoot from the designers at Polli, who were inspired by traditional Holi colors for their new look book.
The Polli team created a plastic-covered photoshoot space where they got to “color bomb” themselves — and the space — to create dramatic photos for their new collection. The photos of cloud pigments mid-air were used for their new line of jewelry (below). Amy and I really wanted to do this exact same process but gave up when we realized it would be too messy for our space (we’re already up to our ears in glitter and paint residue). So looking at these photos was like living my dream vicariously. Thanks to the Polli team for sharing them. You can check out their new collection online here. xo, grace
More images and the new jewelry collection from Polli continue after the jump . . .