Hope Against Hope

“Does the acorn dream of the oak? And if it doesn’t, from where is the whisper of spring?” Sophie Ward (From The Love River) By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a quiet morning, with the exception of the gurgling of the radiator and my screaming neighbors (they are positively unwell or just typical New Yorkers). We goContinue reading “Hope Against Hope”

Studio Update 29

By: Gabriela Yareliz Guys, somehow, I survived the day without caffeine. Between the fighting upstairs, washing and blow drying my hair and finishing up Aisha (an entire Bollywood movie)— I went to bed at 2am. Yup. That movie started when I got in the shower and ended when my hair was fully dry. That justContinue reading “Studio Update 29”

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 bigContinue reading “Pad Man”

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]

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 toContinue reading “Sonam Kapoor: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This”

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 justContinue reading “6 Years of Aisha”

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. ProtagonistContinue reading “Bollywood Icons”

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:Continue reading “This Month’s Picks: October 2014”

Summer 2014 GIFs

Welcome to feelings and thoughts that fill our hearts during a working summer in New York City. It was my last summer as an intern. After this, it’s the real world. 1]  When you enter your new work environment and meet new colleagues. Beginnings are always difficult. The middle is always great, and the end is alwaysContinue reading “Summer 2014 GIFs”