What is an antique lamp? I personally like the generalized definition wich states that it is a lamp wich is from a bygone area. This places the term outside the legal arena and into a subjective personal usage wich is where we commonly incur the term “vintage”.

Mira Nair‘s films are widely acknowledged as some of the most emotionally powerful and visually stunning movies ever recorded. And for me, Monsoon Wedding was her most vivid and moving work. Set in Delhi, the film looks at the joyful and complicated ways in which one extended family relates to each other while preparing for a wedding. There aren’t enough descriptive words to accurately capture the range of saturated colors that fill every frame of the film. From vibrant marigold strands and pink and red gerbera daisies to rich green saris and beautiful brass tea trays, Monsoon Wedding is a visual feast from beginning to end. As inspiring as all of these visual details are (I’ve tried to re-create them as closely as I can below), what moved me most about this story were the love and deep connections within such a large and extended family. I come from a small family, and it always warms my heart to see a huge group of people celebrating each other so genuinely and passionately. Stay tuned for more Mira Nair love tomorrow — she’s inspired us so much that we decided to devote a Style Icon post to her, as well. xo, grace

*It looks like Monsoon Wedding is heading to Broadway, too!