making new fabulous friends

Monday, July 2

   Here's the highlight of my weekend folks: meeting Zarna!
   And here is the accompanying story: a few months ago I went to the opening of a bridal shop with my friend Brynn. Ritzy shop openings are a great place to meet ritzy people. That was when I saw Zarna and it was love at first sight of her Jeffery Campbell booties. I said, "Brynn! Look at that girl! Look how cool she is! I think she's Indian!" Brynn said "Oh yeah I recognize her, I think she blogs for Vogue India." Flash forward to Friday, where I was perusing Nashville fashion blogs (found some cool ones!) and came across Zarna's Runway. Instantly I knew it was "the cool girl from the bridal shop" and was mesmerized by her cool style. I realize "cool" is a very trite word to use, but that's the best way to describe it. Cool, and hip, and fabulous. I read through pretty much the whole site (awesome! check it out!!) and read a post mentioning that she was working on a pop album. I thought to myself, wow, I'd love to listen to that.
   I found another post that said "I'm playing my ep at Mercy Lounge on June 29th." Mercy Lounge is in Nashville. June 29th was...FRIDAY when I was reading the post! It had to be fate! I had to go! I had to meet Zarna! Well I pulled it off...her performance was fantastic, so fun, and she oozed confidence.
   I mean, look at her! I was so glad I got to see the performance. And the music is sooo catchy and fun (listen to it here). I'm telling you this, dear readers, because I have a feeling she's gonna get really huge...and by then it will be old news to you! 
   Zarna is awesome because she is like a combination of all of my Indian role-models in one: the sass and talent of M.I.A., the style of Rachel Zoe, the wit of Mindy Kaling, she just rocks. Meeting her was awesome, she was so kind and down-to-earth! When I nervously walked up to her she said "Are you Priya?" (because I had left this long obnoxious comment on her blog like "ahhhh I love you!") And already I was freaking out, so when she asked me to email her so we could have coffee...I almost fell over and died. So everyone, meet my fabulous new friend!

2 comments :

Elana said...

That's so amazing! You had me at "wit of Mindy Kaling." I assume, of course, that there will be many fabulous pictures to come of this future coffee date for us all to see... :)

Priya said...

i LOVE Mindy Kaling. I keep saying I'm going to write a blog post just about that! And of course, I'll see if I can't snap a few pictures in cognito during our coffee date, mostly to prove it actually happened!