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Karishma Donde๐Ÿ’กDesign Thinker  American Born Confused Desi ๐Ÿ‘—: Clothing Line Fall 2018 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ: Inspire, Empower & Create ๐Ÿ“: Blogger ๐Ÿ’ญ: Design Facilitator & Ideator ๐Ÿ“: Los Angeles

Not only does @radhikaofficial look amazzzinggg but can we talk about the this gorgeous design by @manishmalhotra05... the drapery, fall, the cape and the train all in one!!! Not to mention the details of this is just ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ. Def KARISH. Inspo for sure! ๐Ÿ’•
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Feeling super inspired this Friday! Whatโ€™s inspiring you today? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Have you guys ever done a rigourous activity for years and then all of a sudden quit? About 6 years ago I used to be a Birkam enthusiast, I would go everyday no fail.. and then one time I went to vegas with some of my friends and we were jumping up and down in the VIP booth (#whatitsliketobe20).. and she jumped into and kicked my knee. Ever since, itโ€™s never been the same (it ocassionally pops in and out of itโ€™s socket) I literally could not do like 50% of the exercises anymore so I quit & there were maddddd reprecussions later, like I could literally feel my body un-streteching and getting pains in different areas and now itโ€™s hard to even motivate myself to get back into an activity as dedicated as I wasโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ. even though I know I have to go back to DEDICATED yoga eventually.. I just keep putting it off. ๐Ÿ˜ซ
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One of those reprecussion was also my neck! It already cracked regularly but with the muscle it had built through bikram, it was getting better. But now I get neck spasms and its hard to even stand with good posture or realize that Iโ€™m not standing with good posture. I have to actually put effort into standing up straight like I am really supposed to. Itโ€™s nuts. My neck is also really sensitive like I canโ€™t sleep with 2 pillows anymore, I canโ€™t sit for a long time. Also, my most recent three visits to the chiropractor she told me that one the muscles wont adjust because itโ€™s stuck to the vertabrae! WTF RIGHT?๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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Side note: Even though this was 8am in Hermosa it was super hard to get this pic without getting run over! Props to @shotbyonye ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
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Whatโ€™s something that you should be doing but have been putting off?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @shotbyonye

Have you noticed that in your groups of friends or in your business there is always that one person who is the โ€œglueโ€ of the crew? The one who holds everything together, rallyโ€™s everyone up & builds the team to reach their highest potential? Iโ€™ll tell you that from my experience of being a real life glue there are positives that come from it.. like there is nothing better than getting everyone together to collaborate and seeing that collaboration brings nothing but joy. Itโ€™s actually really cool to see peopleโ€™s wall breakdown and the support that can actually come through! ๐Ÿ’•
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At the same time, Itโ€™s a lot of work to continuously rally everyone together and the constant feeling of putting everyone first gets a little tiresome and sometimes can fall into this hole of unappreciation.๐Ÿ˜’
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Who is your glue? Show appreciation and Tag them below!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Sock bun, my go to hair style when my hair is feeling BLAH. Itโ€™s so perfect for the beach, formal events, happy hours and work! Iโ€™m not the best at hair so when my friend told me to try this hack like 5 years ago it totally stuck with me. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ–
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My only qualm is that your hair has to be so slick that itโ€™s one of those doโ€™s that give you a headache (ladies, do you feel me?) so itโ€™s really hard for me to do an 8 hour dayโ€ฆ but no doubt for an event (especially when I am travelling itโ€™s my go to!) ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
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What is your go to hairstyle?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @shotbyonye

Most businesses and leaders start off with good intention, to care about their people and help them grow into leaders. And care about their customers. But then a funny thing happens when too much power gets to their head. Did you know that there are studies that shows that power is as addictive as drug addiction. It actually activates the very same reward circuitry in the brain. When power hits, we are inclined to do things backwards-- think about the money first and forget about why we started the business in the first place. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
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It's why I believe that enlightened leadership is such a necessity to keep ourselves grounded, aware & empathetic to others. Not just to the customers we serve but also to our employees who should enjoy coming to work, thinking of new ideas, constantly innovating and feeling like they are valued. As a 'leader' your responsibility is to grow other people. As a business it is your responsibility to continually provide products and services that give your customers a great experience. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
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Side Note: Watching Wild Wild Country this weekend, really reminded me about enlightened leadership because that's what we crave the most: truth, beauty, love, honesty. How remarkable is it that they BUILT their own community from scratch? I think I am still in shock. But the destruction of what they built, came from a place of power. They weren't satisfied with what they had and just needed MORE. Have you guys seen it yet? ๐Ÿ˜”
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How do you think we get over the power struggle? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Sometimes you don't know the right time to make a jump, start something you've been saying you want to do but ultimately the universe will let it be known. The energies are always listening and if you aren't adequately responding to the "magic" and inner voices in and around you, your ass will get kicked! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿšจ
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Sunday morning reminder to always be prepared when this happens because you'll have a short amount of time to accomplish something great, but have faith because it's probably something you were meant to be doing in the first place. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
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This happened to me yesterday when I was told I would be leading a transformation effort for a company in Australia without any support for the first week of a three week effort. Nervous, but also excited because I know this is what I am meant to be doing! Now for the prep..(that I shouldn't have been slacking on!)..๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜
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Side note: how gorgeous is Hermosa in the mornings??? ๐Ÿ–
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When is the last time the universe pushed you to do something? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @shotbyonye

Saturday morning vibes consist of oversized, dress sweatshirts (hard to find item for females unless you have a boyfriend), faux fur slides & hot coffee. This has also become my new favorite beachwear item especially in the mornings when it's "freezing" out, or for some quick errands. The most amazing part is that you can even wear them as dresses (which I have done before) ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
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Saturdays are super errand day because most businesses are still open (thank god for that) & then it's straight to the beach! ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–
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I have only been able to find these oversized, super comfy, dress sweatshirts @fashionnova โœ…
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What are you guys upto this Saturday? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

The beach really calms me however along with the grounding experience it gives me itโ€™s also where I get my best ideas! My latest idea was thinking about how hard it is to find a halfway point to meet friends in the city. I think itโ€™s true in all cities but especially in LA where there is always congestion and traffic the one thing that could make us more efficient when we try to meetup with our friends/family etc is if we could both input where we are coming from, the map auto-calculates where the half way point is, and lastly shows us places to that we can meet around there (that are open). I donโ€™t think it would be hard to make this happen since apps like waze and gmaps knows our home locations and basically tracks where we go. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš™๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš“๐ŸŽ
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That rolled into another thought (to my LA-ians) imagine if even 95% of the traffic lights were coordinated?! Literally that makes the traffic SO MUCH BETTER! Sending beachy, peaceful vibes your way this weekend guys!๐Ÿ–
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What a recent idea that youโ€™ve had?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @shotbyonye

โ€œNobody notices it when your zipper is up, but everyone notices when itโ€™s downโ€.. I was trying to change that! There are such fabulous zippers out there (that everyone would definitely notice while zipped up!) that we were super inspired by! This chunky gold one just had us looking at each other like, โ€œcould we really do it and put it on a garment?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜
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Iโ€™m all about doing everything out of the box & crazy.. looking at this had me thinking, when is the last time I saw someone wearing a crayyy zipper? Itโ€™s all about the details when putting a garment together of what makes it stand out & POP!โœจ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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What are your thoughts on bold zippers?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

When youโ€™re at @candytopia but find the perfect place to take pictures for the blog... but it happens to be right after the confetti room ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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Newest obsession with long sweaters.. want them in every color because it literally goes with every work to play outfit...ever.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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Whatโ€™s your fave clothing item at the moment? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @malia08

This last week has been exhausting: working 16 hour days, appointments, shoots and literally no time to eat. I have no idea how I would stay plant based and practically soy free without @thistleco. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
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They provide me with nutritious meals (because who has time to cook) that are low maintenance and delicious that are practically carb and soy free! ๐Ÿ˜‹
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6-9 years ago when I was first plant based living in San Francisco it wasnโ€™t as accepted as it is today and I STRUGGLED to find food. I always ate out and the fake meat.. and I ended up really sick. Plus when youโ€™re vegan itโ€™s really easy to turn to pasta and pizza without cheese, you have to be really conscious of what youโ€™re really eating. I gained 60 lbs and started getting stones in my gallbladder from all the soy I was eating! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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My naturalist told me, โ€œKarishma you have so much estrogen in your body you wonโ€™t be able to carry a baby to termโ€ (I live for babies so this was really devastating to me) ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™
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I was scared to go back to being plant based after that. But then I was doing meditation twice daily and yoga all the time and my inner voice was telling me I had to go back! So I did...but now Iโ€™m completely soy free, and low carb and feeling pretty good and energized. Now if I could just get my working out in check! โœ…โœ…
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Since thistle I have convinced two co workers to try it out. I literally could not be plant based without them. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ
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This is not an ad just an appreciation for services that help me out on this life journey. If youโ€™re in LA and want to try them out you can use my code, youโ€™ll get 2 free meals: KARISH974 -
Whatโ€™s something that helps you on your life journey? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

They have dated back a human obsession with circles to over 40,000 years ago and I am no exception because when I saw this circular bag, I was immediately obsessed. Of course, I didnโ€™t want to wear it as a purse (per the design) over the shoulder I wanted to hold it like it was a clutch no strapsโ€”super practical right? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
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The circle is probably the most important shape around us, we are naturally attracted to it, use it as a metaphor to describe many things, we even use it to describe data schemas in technology, and (my favorite fact) is that the next evolution in design thinking is called โ€œcircular designโ€.โญ•๏ธ
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What is your favorite circle related metaphor, activity, fact, accessory?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @shotbyonye

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