Toronto, ON (June, 2013) Satya Paul, the Indian designer label known for its signature prints and bridal wear, will launch a limited-edition line of 10 saris designed in collaboration with Canadian actress and social activist Lisa Ray.
Ray is an internationally acclaimed and award winning actress, model, host and cancer advocate who was raised in Toronto by an Indian father and Polish mother. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and after two years of treatment she married her long-time partner Jason Dehni in California’s Napa Valley. On her wedding day, Ray wore a custom-made Satya Paul georgette sari highlighted with traditional gota-patti work.
With the aim of sharing her experience of being a Satya Paul bride, Ray has partnered with the brand to create an exclusive range of saris for this wedding season. The collection will be available at Satya Paul signature stores in Toronto, New Delhi, Mumbai and online at www.satyapaul.com.
As a cross-cultural phenomenon, Ray believes that her story is considered every woman’s story—a life full of triumphs and tribulations. Although she is Toronto-born, her faith is universal and her experiences are relatable to women across the globe.
“Love needs faith, starting a new business needs faith, overcoming a health problem needs faith. Living with Multiple Myeloma, I have learned that the progress of the human spirit doesn’t stop with obstacles and challenging circumstances. There are certain experiences that help us become better versions of ourselves. Like others, my life has now become a working relationship with the past, the present and the future. I want to share my message of victory and love with others, so I am partnering with Satya Paul to present a line of saris that capture the intimate and celebratory emotions of my wedding. The collection is also themed around universal qualities that helped me rise above, like Phoenix Rising, Hope and Faith,” said Ray.
A portion of the sales from this collection in Canada will benefit the Molly and David Bloom Chair in Multiple Myeloma Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The Bloom Chair supports Multiple Myeloma research and the development of life-extending treatments for this treatable, yet incurable cancer.
“Lisa personifies the ideal Satya Paul woman – confident and courageous yet feminine and beautiful - both inside and out,” said Tami Esmail, President of Satya Paul Canada. “Lisa’s personal sense of style and fashion speaks volumes to the vibrant Satya Paul signature style.”
The LisaRay4SatyaPaul' line is available! Each sari sold supports #MultipleMyeloma research.
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