A bindi (meaning a drop, small particle, dot) is a forehead decoration worn in South Asia, usually a dot of red colour applied in the center of the forehead close to the eyebrows, but it can also consist of a sign or piece of jewelry worn at this location. Traditionally the area between the eyebrows is said to be the sixth chakra, the seat of "concealed wisdom". According to followers of Hinduism, this chakra is the exit point for kundalini energy. The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. It is also said to protect against demons or bad luck.
Many Celebrities have donned the Bindi, and personally i love when people embrace other cultures & their fashion, you don't have to have the same beliefs but as long as there's that acknowledgment and respect of the meaning, its a beautiful thing. So, i intend to make a trip to Soho road and make use of the many Asian fashion boutiques that are practically on my door step.
But for now? some photographic inspiration of course!
|The oh-so 90s Gwen Stefani|
|No Doubt - Just A Girl music video|
|The more recent Katy Perry, inspired by her trip to India.|