MAGNIFY YOUR CONFIDENCE AND COMFORT
Personal Style is not about Cost, Quantity and Couture Brands. It is about being able to get dressed without confusion or irritation. Imagine instinctive choices of outfits that magnify your confidence and comfort, colors that enhance your radiance, and creative layers, colors, styles and combinations for temperature, weather, countries and events.
LIGHTNESS OF BEING
Travel with lightness of being in fabrics that glow and soften into beauty with gentle care, becoming part of you and your life expression of value investment. Celebrate choices that lessen carbon footprint shopping, machine washing, drying and ironing of expensive excessive garments that harm our planet's resources and nature ecology.
CLOTHES THAT FEEL RIGHT ANYWHERE ANYTIME
Experience breathable comfort in warm weather or adjust to colder days by layering and adding natural silk, wool or cotton inner wear, and replacing sandals with shoes or boots and a lined heavier fabric coat. Shift from professional day to evening wear with ease.
NEW OR COPIED, SOFT OR STRUCTURED STYLES.
Soft styles inspire wearers to shape simple designs with gathering, pleats and darts. Copy favorite soft or structured garments into sustainable investments that unify the collection with creative combinations. Adjust smooth or textured finishes as you wash and dry with folding, spiraling or hanging. One time add carefully chosen complementary outfits and accessory discoveries.
NATURAL FABRICS MERGE WITH PERSONAL ENERGY
Handwoven and dyed raw silk is variable in color, weaving, weight, width and textures. When washed and textured, the weaving softens as colors transform and glow in subtle shot silk iridescent variations, two tone metallic or monochrome variations. Clothing is made from pure handwoven yardage, throws, blankets, and large and small shawls.
SIMPLICITY REIGNS. QUALITY RULES.
Invest time and money saved from excess shopping in study, creative projects, adventures, exercise, healing retreats, seminars, artistic exploration, loving friendships, family culture, gardening, hobbies and more. Unique collections created with beauty integrity inspire admirers to consider sustainable eco easy care clothing.
CREATE CLOSET STYLE WITH CONSCIOUS CHOICES
Imagine a closet and drawers where everything works together, is a joy to wear, and enhances comfort, confidence and creative expression in your life and lifework. Cleanse your closet. Begin anew with creative expression. Experience the difference. Continue with conscious choices.
PRESERVE CULTURES WITH YOUR CHOICES
Create a unique wardrobe to celebrate your personal sustainable style as you support remote families and preserve traditional cultures. Once the initial consultations, designs, pattern selections and first collection is complete, continuing with new creations, colors and fabrics becomes part of your sustainable, creative and respectful approach to clothing.
Lotus shawl hand stitched into a dress from hand pulled, rolled, spun, woven lotus fibers.
Lotus Pods and Stems glow greens, golds, browns as they age inspiring silk colors.
Golden brown handwoven silk soft texture tunic with gold neck, front, sleeve trims.
Hand embroidered shawl sewn into blouse and skirt perfect for a walk at Kashi Yoga.
Rose green colors in Khadi lIndia silk trousers, blouse and shirt match Palm Springs grasses.
India cotton men's temple lungi wraps tailored in Kerala into tunic dress and sarong skirt.
Earth red tunic, pants, shawl silks from Indian sari for Elements of Life rainbow teaching.
Earth-red, water-orange, fire-yellow, air-green, ether-turquoise DVD Cover.
Ether turquoise tunic, pants, shawl enliven illuminate giving / receiving sound teaching.
Burgundy suit jacket, trousers, blouse, purse for city, boat, island Hong Kong adventure.
Burgundy shot silk pants, gold green jacket for Doi Suthep Chiang Mai temple visit.
Blue silk jacket with gold thread hand sewn from rare Chiang Mai shawl in 2001.
Personal clothing adventure creation tours in India, Thailand and Cambodia for women seeking a unique clothing style with quality natural textiles.
A 50's dance, book reading, jazz loving, chess playing teen who wore black dance stockings and sewed a leather jacket out of black leather remnants before I knew about beatniks shifted into a 60’s Sunset Strip fashion boutique owner in Los Angeles, California, after creating an innovative jewelry lines with new iridescent plastics and bronze sculpture, I continued creating my own clothing for decades from textile discoveries during world teaching travels from 1980's to present day.
Textile Sources: British woolen and cotton fine Liberty fabrics and Scottish cashmere and mohair at 18 years in London and Paris and the 70's; white and gold border cotton temple saris and lungi fabrics from Kerala, and Kanta embroidered shawls from Calcutta mountain villages in India from 1977 to the present day; felted wool and silk from Iceland in the late 90's into 2007; shawls and silks from 2001 to the present day in Thailand; Cambodia and Laos handwoven scarves, shawls and sarongs from 2016.
Many requested over four decades to purchase my personal clothing from unique natural textiles sourced from different countries.
Creating handmade clothing is an adventure and a social cultural experience. Explore markets and share journeys to seek, find and choose handwoven silks, woolens, cottons and meet with weavers, sellers, pattern makers and tailors for casual, professional or events – wedding gowns a speciality. Support for spinners, weavers, dyers and tailors assists remote families and preserves cultural skills.
CULTURAL, PERSONAL CLOTHING CREATION ADVENTURES
Are you ready for a personal creative adventure combined with a cultural holiday? Return home with a new wardrobe and contacts for further fabric and tailoring mail order.
Consultation, education, introductions and guidance includes: Preparation and on site style sessions, fabric and color palette discovery purchase field trips, accessories shopping, pattern decisions, supervision with tailors, guidance for cafes, and cultural dance and music experiences, with introductions to guides for Angkor Wat temple tours. Travel and accommodation advice. Preparation in person or online and two to three week tours with Farida Sharan. Fabrics, pattern making, tailors, meals, accommodation, travel costs are the full responsibility of the client. Consultation and tour quote Inquiries.
Initial 3 hour personal or online consultation 500 pounds. Explore your personal style creation journey. Contact Farida