Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Colors of the Sun

Hooray! The weather has become friendly again and bright colors are coming out in full force!

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I love this time of year we're embarking on - all the rich hues and bright colors. Balmy night-time picnics under the stars, sheer curtains, jewel-studded sandals.

I am loving these little purses I found at Maya by Asha. So bold and dreamy - like Moroccan nights or Indian saris. Aren't they gorgeous?

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Asha's work is inspired by color - the colors of the sun, of Indian silks - colors that make you want to go on vacation and dream vivid dreams. She is especially attracted to purples and teal - they stand alone quite boldly, but also make a great pairing. She also loves the friendliness of green in all it's shades from mint through to lime. She sells lovely purses and ipad cases, slips and covers and pockets. Something for everyone.

Maya by Asha is based in New York City, where the old and new meet, and where different cultures intermingle to form a giant tapestry. Asha finds herself constantly amazed by everything NYC has to offer, including Max Brenner's Chocolate Pizza with toasted marshmallows and hazelnuts.

Asha is generously giving away one of her medium purses to a lucky reader. To enter, just let me know which color out of the three pictured above you like most, and also what colors you normally shy away from, but would like to explore this Spring. I will announce the winner next week.

106 comments:

Debbie @ OtRD said...

They are so lovely!! I love the purple and gold one! I usually don't do bright colors but want to try little hints of them here and there.

Melissa said...

I love the vibrant blue color. I normally stay away from green, but I think I should try it since it might bring out my eyes.

Luisa said...

How beautiful! I love the gold and purple bag!
I tend to shy away from orange and green bags. Unless of course it is the orange hermes birkin. lol.

Lemanie said...

Ooo I love the rust colored one! It's beautiful!! =)

Happy Spring!!

avant garde design said...

these are seriously gorgeous. after visiting her site, i fell for the lime & teal medium purse. as for colors i shy away from, would typically be red, though i'm loving that too lately. thanks for sharing this find!

Natalie Nicole said...

The purple and gold purse is lovely~ I love the opening scene in A Little Princess when she's in India. It's so hot, bright, and vivid--something out of a fairy tale.
I usually shy away from orange and red, finding them too strong when I like to be soft.

Phoenix said...

The exotic blue is electrifying - and blue is my favorite color :) I usually stay away from orange and yellow, even though I love them as accents and decorations, because I'm very pale and they look horrid against my skin tone. Hah!

Kae said...

I'm loving the blue so much! I'd typically stay away from red (not sure why, I own almost nothing red)

Elena V said...

I love this style and the fabric. Exotic Blue is my favorite, because it makes me think of the sky in springtime.

Elena V
wildorchad@rambler.ru

Wehaf said...

I would choose the exotic blue!

I normally don't wear warm colors, but I'm going to give them a try.

urchiken at gmail dot com

AmyDalrymple said...

I love the purple one! Neon colors are "in" this spring and I really want to wear them but I'm afraid I'll stick out too much!

Vicki S said...

I like the colors of the sun purple and gold one! I usually shy away from neons and would like to incorporate a neon pop of color this spring, in a bag a shoe or some other accessory

sswpss at yahoo dot com

The Zoo said...

Hope this is open to Canadians.

I like the red "colors of the sun". I shy away from any colour because I don't know what matches but I LOVE COLOUR!

swak50 at hotmail dot com

bcbeaveratheart said...

I love the blue one, and I tend to shy away from yellow. Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!
bcbeaveratheart at gmail dot com

Melody said...

I like the blue one. I don't shy away from any colors.

martha_susan said...

EXOTIC BLUE, LOVE GOLDS but typicall avoid oranges, purples....this spring gravitating towards integrating more pinks and blues into wardrobe.

Francoise Q said...

I love the rust colored one with the Orange and Green on side.
&
In the Spring I normally shy away from Yellows and Baby Pinks But would love to try to add more of them into my wardrobe. xoxox

chanelchic90@gmail.com

whirlofwings said...

I love the Exotic Blue.

Lulu said...

I love the purple and gold purse)
I shy away from neon colors but this spring I'd try neon yellow and pink)
redalepou@yahoo.com

Erin Pitts said...

I love the purple and gold purse.
I usually stay away from reds and oranges but I kind of want to try out some soft orange shades.

erinpitts@rocketmail.com

Beathag said...

I love purple! And I could try any color!

Crystal said...

I like the red colored one but they are all pretty! I usually shy away from yellow but its nice in some things :)

crluckystar at yahoo dot com

Dovile said...

I like the purple/gold one the most.
I never wear orange or yellow, as they don't suit me, and very bright shades.

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sarah said...

I love the purpule and blue purse

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Natasha Fatah said...

I love the exotic blue purse. And I'm really not shy about any colour, I' pretty adventurous I think. I guess I shy away from stripes, I'll try those this summer.

xoxo
www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

natashafatah at gmail dot com

Jus and Kat said...

I absolutely LOVE the Purple/Gold one that's pictures (GEAUX TIGERS)! I think I'll try a little orange this Spring.

jhitomi said...

I love the purple and gold one. I usually shy away from yellow and orange, but this spring I am anxious to try to wear these hot colors.

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win on of those gorgeous purses. I especially love the orange/rust with green one. A color I usually shy away from is pink. I would definitely try a pink accessory this spring.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

The Wandering Shutter Fly said...

What an exciting offer! Thank you! Again I have to say that this is an awesome and fun blog that you have created..I tend to shy away from dark greens and purples..I would try green and or purple in accessories, especially jewelry:) I especially like vividly deep corals, pinks and rust colors...
All of these purses are beautiful but the teal one is my favorite! :)

jakiesmom said...

i like exotic blue. normally don't wear coral but heard it's a big color this spring
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Fugu said...

Oh, these are so lovely!

I love both bright blue and green and use this one the most. I usually don't wear orange but this spring I will :)

Anonymous said...

I like both the purple & blue ones.
I shy away from greens but would try.

rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really like the purple colors of the sun purse. i don't really shy away from any color. i'd like to wear more purples and brighter colors for the spring though.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Sass and Precision said...

The purple and gold one is my favorite!!!!

I normally don't wear orange or coral, but am stocking my summer wardrobe with it. Time to be brave!!

SassAndPrecision.com

Anonymous said...

like the exotic blue. usually i shy away from yellow
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

coriwestphal said...

I love the Exotic Blue! And I'm kind of a tom boy, so I stay away from pinks. This spring and summer, I plan to add a few pink things to my wardrobe!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Sarah said...

I like the blue one best. i usually shy away from yellow, but it seems like a good choice for spring.

sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

Loredana said...

I usually shy away from neons but would like to incorporate a neon pop of color in a bag, in a shoe or some other accessory this spring.
They are so lovely... wow!
I really like the purple and gold purse! :)
email: loredanamacri@yahoo.it
gfc: Loredana

megan said...

I love them all but the color of the sun purple and gold one is my fav.
I tend to shy away from bright colors like yellow and orange

punkettina85 said...

beautiful! I love the gold and purple bag!
I usually shy away from orange and gold
punkettina85@hotmail.it

Lebi said...

I like so much gold and purple :)
GFC: lebi
ruth_jagers@libero.it

NGS said...

I love the orange and gold one. I usually shy away from pastels, but I think I'm going to jump on the colored jeans trend and get a pair of pastel blue or pink jeans!
cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

Sekhmet said...

I usually stay away from yellow and orange!

I love the esotic blue one :))

email: Bas7e7@gmail.com

DESPINA said...

I'd love the blue one!!
It's one of the colours I'd love to dive into!!

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

Oh, the blue one is dreamy!!
This season, I wanna try coral pink!!

Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

kschmidt said...

Love the blue one, so classy! I want to give mustard yellow a try this year!

MoonRae said...

I love orange & green so I choose that one. I'm not afraid of color at all but don't own any of those fuschia jeans yet heehee
Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

lunrei at yahoo dot com

AmbreRose said...

I love the exotic blue, what a great color, and I will be able to find it in the bottom of my purse. ambrerose at-aol-dot-com

Maegan Morin said...

I LOVE the Exotic Blue! The only colors that I tend to shy away from are shades of brown. It was always just such a boring color for me.

megnate at telus dot net

Sophia said...

I love the purple and gold one. I love rich jewel tone colours and shy away from pastels especially pinks and greens.

csuccess (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

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Exotic blue!

Giada Celeste said...

beautiful! I love the one in blue is very exotic and well in every bag.
The blue color gives me peace of mind.
GFC: Giada Celeste
Email: giadacassar7887@gmail.com

Disincentive said...

I like red/rust? one the most! :)
I shy away from pstel colours, I usueally wear dark oones, but this spring... Who knows?

fetachan@gmail.com

ladyturtle said...

i love purple & gold purse!
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Erika M.U.F. said...

I would love the purple/gold one, and i shy away from blue, cos i have lot of things black and i don't think i can combine blue with black!
Email: sidney_3@hotmail.it
GFC: MakeUp Fun

antonella said...

I like the blue one. gfc and fb togato antonella giglio-82@hotmail.it

imasupergirl said...

I love the blue one. Blue is my favorite color, so it was an easy choice. I am not so fond of pink, but maybe I haven't been yet introduced to amazing pink accessories.

Marija said...

I love the purple and gold purse! I normally shy away from red and yellow but would like to explore them in muted tones this spring.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

melsdaisypatch said...

I love the blue one. I tend to not wear yellow because I'm not fond of the way it makes my face look.

micia said...

I like esotic blue
A color I usually shy away from is pink
gfc micia
blogmicia(at)yahoo(dot)it
thanks

Robin said...

Love the turquoise. I usually stay away from the oranges, so this year's Tangerine Tango is not doing it for me :).

Florinda said...

I love the blue one, it's so elegant and lovely! :)
GFC: floryfrancy
Florinda Fraccalvieri
e-mail: floryfrancy@inwind.it

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I usually shy away from blue but I love this one! I wear so much black and white that I love to brighten up with colorful bags and accessories.
I’m giving away a leather and sterling silver jewelry piece this week. Don't miss it, darling!

Alessia said...

I love the purple/gold one, so simply elegant!

alelale at live dot com

Birgit said...

I love the rust/orange/green one! As to the color I usually shy away from, well, that would be black and I don't see myself in that color this spring or ever *shrugs*.

GFC (Birgit)
danaan at gmx dot at

Monique said...

I love the purple and gold. Actually, I love them all. I have always been afraid to wear blue because of my cool undertones, but there are so many cool things in blue out I can't resist. Have a blessed day

moniquehasana @ hotmail . com

LAURAVALZY said...

HI! I'M NEW ITALIAN FOLLOWER, I'M LAURA VALZY! ENTER ME, PLEASE! MAIL valzy87@yahoo.it
THANKS!!! ^_^
i love the purple *____*

Sey said...

the exotic blue is really lovely

Kathy said...

Love the exotic blue. This spring I want to try some reds!

Michelle M said...

I love the exotic blue and the purple one! I usually shy from pastels, but who knows? Maybe this spring I won't.

Thanks! :)

luckyblue13 @ gmail . com

alexandrea said...

I really like the exotic blue, I'm really drawn to blues of that shade. I shy away from both orange and purple even though I kind of like wearing them, I just am used to black and blues in my wardrobe for so long that I get nervous to wear brighter colors!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oh my, it's a tough choice between the purple/gold purse and the blue one!

I tend to shy away from greens and turquoise, but I've started getting into wearing more turquoise and I love it!

debyeo at hotmail dot com

M said...

The purses look gorgeous, and the one in purple and gold is especially beautiful. I shy away from reds, purple and turquoise, but I guess at least the latter is worth trying! b_lanephoto {ATt] yahoo {DOtt] de

Efunny said...

hi I like the purple&gold purse so much! <3 I usually don't use orange but they say it's the colour of this spring/summer....

my mail: violet77grey@gmail.com

Betsabè said...

I like I love the purple and gold purse.This spring .... the color orange.

ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

emcSquared said...

I love the purple and gold purse! Beautiful! I usually shy away from Kelly Green, but I've been trying to use it more this spring. It looks great with navy blue. Thanks!
em949 at gmail dot com

Angelina Nogueira said...

I love the red and gold one! It's so gorgeous! :D
I usually shy away from purple and strong pink, they're not my kind of color!

Thanks for the opportunity! :D

Leila Fox said...

i love the purple and gold one! i usually shy away from brown but who knows...

ninajoleisa said...

The purple and gold one would be my pick! I usually shy away from neon colors but this spring I'm going to try it moderately. :)

Selma said...

I love the purple and gold one! :) But any of these could be nice, just if i win :)
selmicak3@hotmail.com

TopHat said...

I love purple and gold. Gold is so classy. I avoid silver, actually.

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BohemianSin said...

this is one amazing contest!the prize looks so attractive!

It is so hard to pick. Cause i am mad after ethnic patterns from Morocco, to thailand, Hungary and Romanian Art. I think the purple one will fit me the best.
I 'm not affraid to use any colors from neon to tangerine-spring latest trend. I have just a few black clothes in my closset and none on brown. For a change I have purple, blue, orange, green, red...a madness.

bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

My favorite is the blue. And I usually shy away from brown.

Hope your having a lovely spring,Dionne.

Fondly,
Glenda

Prerana said...
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Prerana said...

they r so awsm hope to win these lovely piece
i like purple nd gold one...
nd i m shy of orange
preranakedia(at)gmail(dot)com

Bee W Bedard said...

I like the exotic blue and I want to try getting into more brighter clothes this spring
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

elaine said...

I am drawn more to the Exotic Blue purse and would like to try more earthy colors.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Jacqueline said...

love the exotic blue and im trying to get into yellows, oranges, and corals jmmccarr@gmail.com

Tamara Nicole said...

That bright blue is so pretty! Hmmm I tend to shy away from oranges, but may explore the pantone color of the year this spring/summer:)

Kath said...

I love the purple and gold. I normally shy away from pink but my two daughters are always encouraging me to choose pink ;) so I'd love to see that this spring. Thanks so much!
Kath (kath dot grahn at gmail dot com)

Robin said...

I love the purple and gold; I normally shy away from oranges and orangy yellows
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

maria garrido said...

i love the purple from colors of the sun, I shy away from browns

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Barbara said...

Those purses are divine. I love the blue one, Dionne.

Mareelana said...

My favorite one is the purple one!!!

I love all colors, but I normally shy away from white...

BlackAsphodel said...

My favorite is the purple purse.

I normally shy away from yellow, but since those two are complementary colors, I like them together (not all the time though, especially not on clothes).

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley Morrissey said...

Suprisingly, I love the Exotic Blue purse! It's gorgeous. I usually stay away from blue but I think it's just adorable.

Thanks!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

faithspage said...

Love the Exotic Blue. I usually shy away from yellow
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emily said...

Exotic Blue! Makes me Happy

Shani said...

I love the purple and gold one surely!

kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lacey said...

Exotic blue! So pretty!

Krista said...

I love the colors of the sun! So bright and happy for spring and summer. The fabric is beautiful!

kbussis_08 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Romi said...

I'd go for the blue one- it's amazing!
I normally don't like... browns, but this season I'm really into them!

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katja9_10 said...

I love the purple and gold one! I usually don't wear orange or lime green, but I may try shades of orange this spring.

katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

hanala e said...

i love the red, orange & green purse! i usually shy away from bright colors, but am thinking that i should start incorporating more of them into my wardrobe because own too many dark colored pieces.

Get to Gather said...

I love this style and fabric.exotic blue! so pretty!

Roohi Mandrekar - Wagle said...

I love the red, orange and green as each of those colors signify prosperity in Indian culture.
I usually shy away from purple but would love to try that out in Spring!