Pad Man

Countless Bollywood actors are rising up in support of the film Pad Man, based on the true story of a man whose pad-making skills changed India and women’s health. It’s a fantastic film celebrating a feminine hygiene pioneer. It has been powerful to see some of India’s most famous faces holding a pad. No big…

One of Them

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am always inspired by the stunning Sonam Kapoor at Cannes. I loved a quote in one of her most recent posts: “I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.” Mary J. Blige [Photos from @sonamkapoor]

Baar Baar Dekho– Look Again and Again

“You were my yesterday, you will be my tomorrow, and you are always my now.” Baar Baar Dekho The Hindi language is always poetic, just like its films. When asked what she hopes people will take away from the film Baar Baar Dekho, Katrina Kaif said: “Not to take the people in your life for…

Sonam Kapoor: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sonam Kapoor has always been an inspiration to me. Before Chrissy Teigen was making provocative statements and making us laugh with her wit on Twitter, there was Sonam Kapoor on Koffee with Karan. She always says what is on her mind, and I love her for it. Yesterday, I was talking to…

6 Years of Aisha

By: Gabriela Yareliz On August 6, 2010, this funny, stylish, Bollywood adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, Emma, was released. Aisha is a hard-to-forget film. It was the first film where I really loved Sonam Kapoor’s performance. And while it has its cheesy moments, it has some fantastic dialogue, clothes, songs– and Sonam is just…

#PremIsBack

By: Gabriela Yareliz #PremIsBack, and I am excited. I just wanted to show Salman Khan some love. He seems to be getting better with age. Sonam Kapoor looks ethereal in this film, and Bollywood strikes again. No one does film like India. No one. Bringing in Diwali 2015 with a bang, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Bollywood Icons

By: Gabriela Yareliz I love celebrating women of all cultures. I have my favorite French women, my favorite Spanish women, favorite Latinas, and high-powered women I admire… Now, it’s time to celebrate the women who inspire me¬†in the Bollywood industry. Sonam Kapoor: Hilariously outspoken, incredibly stylish, and an advocate for health and true beauty. Protagonist…

This Month’s Picks: December 2014

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz Another year coming to a close. Stay inspired. Here are my picks from December; the little things that made me smile. ūüôā 1] Ellen White chosen as one of Smithsonian’s¬†100 Most Significant Americans. She has certainly had an ENORMOUS impact on my life, and it’s nice to see such an inspired…

This Month’s Picks: November 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz November, November, November. You have given¬†me unexpected gifts, and for that¬†I am¬†grateful. I was¬†pressing some¬† little purple flowers in a book, and I thought,¬†it’s funny how something so temporary, like a flower, can have its beauty¬†preserved, even after it’s lifeless. I once had a discussion with a friend who said there was…

This Month’s Picks: October 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz That’s it. October is out with a bang! And November is being swept in¬†by a cold gust of wind (and not the weird Pharrell ‘you-remind-me-of-the-air’-“Gust of wind” song). Here is my compilation of fun things I found throughout the month, as usual. There are a few of my favorite things sprinkled below:…