Back in May, I attended a ShowIt workshop here in San Francisco. That's where I first learned of Jasmine Star, and where I first met Nicole Chubb Ralston! We volunteered together to help set up the workshop for the ShowIt crew. Ever since then, Nicole and I've become friends! Through Nicole, I've met some other fun and fabulous people. Check out Nicole's website! http://chubbphotos.showitsite.com
Last Thursday, Nicole and I went to 111 Minna Gallery to shoot the Raas for a Cause event for her friend Rakhi. Rakhi put together the event for the second year in a row. Check out the Raas for a Cause website: http://www.raasforacause.com/. The purpose of the event was to raise money to benefit charities dedicated to helping underprivileged children around the world. Taken from the Raas for a Cause website, "Raas is a festive dance originating in Gujarat, India. Raas is an energetic dance performed with sticks, called "dandiyas." Raas is not only easy to learn, it is intoxicating. And if you have been to a traditional Raas festival before, get ready for a creative twist on your favorite festival style dance."
Here are some photos from Thursday's event. Everyone had a great time! And I got to wear the Sari that my Indian Grandparents sent me via my Mom and step-dad Jim. They had gone back to London to visit them in June. Who would have thought that I'd ever have an event to wear my beautiful sari??? I felt so beautiful in it and it was an adventure just getting wrapped up in it!
|Raas for a Cause 2010|
|Raffle tickets and Dandiyas|
|Rakhi and Chandani|
|Nicole, Rakhi and me. :)|
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