As day breaks, fog rolls in along the coast of Montauk, New York, and we find ourselves dancing with the waves on this magical summer evening. Miles of beachfront have emptied from the day’s beachgoers and this soothing atmosphere has called us to its shores. Compelled to answer back, we engage our senses and movements in this serendipitous dance with the sea.
Our twilight musings lead us to imagine a land many miles from our own, where the magical childhood brand, Chotto Golpo was conceived. These fabrics and the stories they tell are born from the passions of Jayati Bose, celebrity Bollywood stylist, and mother. With each garment, she captures memories of her childhood spent in Bengal while empowering local farmers and artisans who give life to handwoven cotton fabrics and finishes.
In keeping with our global approach to dressing on this summer evening, we’ve accessorized with magnificent handmade floral headbands from Lithuanian brand, MaJuLa Handmade. Lilac petals in silk with leather accents complete our look and add a touch of whimsy to our beach soiree.
I wonder if we’ve been moved not by the waves but by the traditions and hands that fashioned these treasured pieces that adorn us. I feel a sense of connection to a distant land and the fantasies it evokes. Faced with the vastness of a horizonless sea, the world becomes small again and we are reminded of the beauty we each bring collectively to this planet.