It's the time of festive season across the world – from Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to Diwali here in India. Also, autumn has arrived, bringing along cool, breezy winds - I totally love it!
So that’s why during this Diwali weekend, I’m gonna enjoy my time by spending it with my husband and daughter, shopping, gorging on sweets and delectable dishes!
That’s why no work for me, I’m gonna sit back, relax and enjoy and NOT blog this time.
But wait, this time, I’ll let Christine do all the talking.View full article →
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both. — Bono
Are you a rock star of your own life?
Tom Hanks summed it up pretty awesomely when he said ‘life is like a box of chocolates’. You never know what will happen next as life is full of surprises.
But a rock star is one who no matter what happens, moves on, fight some battles, enjoy few pleasures and live life to the fullest.
That’s how I live…with style and substance.
And I get my style by doing lots of things – by being a confident individual, dressing up in style, looking good, gaining pearls of wisdom from everyday life stories and using leather bags from my Soulful Collection label.
Designed with such finesse and style, I've been using these leather products for the longest time, receiving many compliments on the way.View full article →
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough – Oprah Winfrey
Thank you so much for sending in your comments and feedbacks for my last blog on Raju (Here’s the link to that blog). I am overwhelmed by your response to the blog. Like me, so many other people were inspired by his vision to rise above all challenges.
Few days ago, I met two American travelers, Sheryl and Damien Prescott, who visited our Soulful Collection store in New Delhi. They seemed like a happy-go-lucky couple, enjoying myriad experiences they encountered since they landed here (Trust me; every Westerner will vouch for that!)View full article →
Kaam karenge tabhi toh aage badhenge. Zindagi humein roz yahi sikhati hai. (Only when we work shall we succeed. This is what life teaches us every day)
This is what Raju, 24, said to me when I met him in Ajmer, Rajasthan. He is one of our many skilled artisans who create leather satchels, messengers, duffels, backpacks and many more for us. My visit was part of meeting our suppliers to work on new designs and product innovations.
Since the time I’ve been going there, I wanted to explore more about the lives of these artisans. They are the hidden gems everyone should know of – how ordinary people with little or no formal educational background produce world-class leather satchels and messengers!
Today’s blog is dedicated to Raju and many other skillful workers. Despite all odds, they rose to the occasion and brought hope into their lives.View full article →
The month of spook has begun. I’m talking about the Halloween, guys!
America’s upcoming favorite holiday, Halloween, is really a fascinating story of ghosts and spirits mixed with humor and fun!
Since my childhood, I have been pretty curious about the concept of supernaturalism, ghosts and the likes of it. And Halloween comprises every bit of these elements. But make no mistake, I love horror films! Anything to do with horror, I love to explore it. In fact, so many of my favorite films are horror-based – The Conjuring, Insidious, The Grudge etc.
There are many layers attached to this festival – ushering in of winter season from fall, concept of life and death, celebration and superstition etc. So much so that from an ancient holiday, Halloween has become more about gatherings, costumes and sweet treats than actual ghosts and ghouls.
Between decorative lights, lawn ornaments and becoming total zombies (with makeup!), the week-long celebrations also involve the community gatherings, family holidays, exchange of gifts and whatnot.View full article →
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
And how true it was meant to be…
This quote from the great Brazilian author (and one of my favorites) single-handedly inspired me to make my dream of creating Soulful Collection a reality. From moments of panic and desperation to utter chaos, the one thing that kept me going while I was creating this venture was many quotes of his.
And that’s the power of words that authors create in shaping our lives!
The other day I read somewhere that November 1 is National Authors’ Day - an event celebrated to show appreciation for the extraordinary hard work put in by the American authors behind your favorite writings.
While Coelho was not American, I believe we should commemorate Authors’ day for all the great writers worldwide who have influenced millions of us through their words and memorable quotes.View full article →
Hello people! Greetings to everyone!!
My name is Shalu (pronounced Sha-loo, just in case you don’t mess it up, lol). As the owner of Soulful Collection and an avid blogger myself, I welcome you all into the exciting world of all that is leather.
Through these blogs, I hope to showcase witty, quirky and always fascinating information about leather bags, satchels, messengers, laptop bags and other handcrafted, eco-friendly products.
But enough of that, lemme tell you a joke now. Here it goes:
Wife: Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he goes to work, why don't you do that? Husband: How can I? I don't even know her.
Men, Men, Men...I tell yaView full article →
Are you looking for leather cell phone cases for your premium smartphone device such as Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone4 or Samsung Galaxy S series (S4 or S5)? Worry no more, as Soulful Collection presents iphone leather cases – an elegant cover for your precious device.
The contemporary design of these leather cell phone cases includes features such as flip covers, multiple card holders, internal pockets for keeping important documents and lot’s more!View full article →
Welcome to the magical journey of Soulful Collection.
Soulful Collection is not a company. We are a team of spirited souls who are passionate about making handcrafted leather products and accessories. We believe that our leather products enhance the joys of today's ultra modern lifestyle by complementing it.
Through our blogs, we hope to bring new thoughts and ideas on the horizon. It’s a platform for our readers and us to exchange views and bring interesting stories to light. Above all, we hope to showcase exquisite leather bags and accessories to you.
We are not just creating leather, we are creating life, formed after undergoing many changes to become an amazing product – a soulful collectible.View full article →