Set high upon the Arawali Hills right outside of Jaipur is the majestic Amber Fort. Built by Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century the fort is known for its exquisite blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Ascending the hill on painted elephant the procession into the historical palace is something I’ll never forget. Within the main gate is the stunning complex of red sandstone and white marble with intricate carvings and painted motifs. I am struck by the airy colonnades framing surroundings that seem trapped in a different time. The layout of the palace is marked by the process of discovery, each gate revealing more splendors. The most dazzling of which is the Sheesh Mahal or Mirror Palace. Covered with mirrored inlay, the hall was made to reflect the light of a single candle so that it would give the effect of a night filled with glittering stars. I glided through the space in this drapey and elegant dress by Rick Owens. My time in India with Lovegold is like a fairy tale that I never want to end.
Rick Owens dress, LoveGold feather pendant, Mui Mui sandals
Amber Fort, Jaipur, Raja Man Singh I
Photographs by Chris Roman