A Funny Vintage Postcard circa 1910

A Funny Vintage Postcard circa 1910    vintage sarees traditional sarees saree history miscelleneous

This amusing view was posed to tell a story about crazy women drivers!  Or in this case, crazy female bicycle riders who knock down innocent, umbrella-carrying chaps and frighten lady pedestrians!

Both of the sarees are attractive; a classic white with gold borders and a typical Southern cotton that was probably woven in a neat mix of colours.  I have two checked sarees in my collection very similar to the bicyclist’s, one in a sporty shade dark blue.  Of course, what I want now is a fabulous “wheel” as they were called back then.  Check out the spiffy tyres and trim back fender.

 

A Haunting Parsi Portrait this Sunday

A Haunting Parsi Portrait this Sunday    vintage sarees saree history miscelleneous

This wonderful portrait gives only a hint of what was certainly an amazing saree!  The borders of the pallu are like nothing I have seen before – in high contrast, and of a most unusual design.  Are those midnight blue medallions with stars?  The flowers ought to be bright golden yellow like hibiscus, or something similar.

The image is for sale in Mumbai, an auction on ebay that I think ends today.  Listed as a cabinet card of a Parsi lady, the sitter is just haunting.  One quick look at her and no other picture would do for this Vintage Sunday Saree entry!  Judging by what little of the blouse shows, my guess is that the woman had her portrait made in the 1910 to 1920 era.  Note the unusual and chic jewellery too – her flat chain and bow pin worn to the side are obviously the latest, coolest trend at the time.

 

Los Angeles : Sabyasachi Trunk Show March 28, 2015 by Pia Ka Ghar

Los Angeles : Sabyasachi Trunk Show March 28, 2015 by Pia Ka Ghar    designer saree

Save Some Dates — March 28th, Sabyasachi Trunk show in Beverly Hills; RSVP required: please write to pia@piakaghar.com.

Go say hi to Pia for me..

Los Angeles : Sabyasachi Trunk Show March 28, 2015 by Pia Ka Ghar    designer saree

Gaurav Gupta week 5/7 : Sari Gowns Light Fall Collection

Gaurav Gupta week 5/7 : Sari Gowns Light Fall Collection    saree gowns neo sarees designers designer saree

Gaurav Gupta’s Midas touch – how exquisite and lustrous!

This is cutting edge design, and signature drapes.

Gowns that you want to reach out and hug Gaurav Gupta week 5/7 : Sari Gowns Light Fall Collection    saree gowns neo sarees designers designer saree

A paradoxical mix of fluidity and construction, the new silhouette combines the six-yard staple’s classic structure with the practicality of the zipped-up gown. The result? Light-weight saris that you can wear and dance in all night long..

gaurav Gupta Week 4/7 : Gaurav Gupta featuring Kalki Koechlin – Couture 2014

If you are wondering as to why I am showcasing Gaurav Gupta’s saree-esque designs for the whole week. just feast your eyes on this image…

This is jaw droppingly beautiful in all its glory. It has grandeur, it has form, it has function, it has artistry, it has class and it has soul. It is just larger than life and I just LOVE that part.

gaurav Gupta Week 4/7 : Gaurav Gupta featuring Kalki Koechlin   Couture 2014    saree gowns designers designer saree

Here is a short video of Kalki hugging Gaurav’s designs. Looking like an angel that just dropped in to show us what can be done.

Get a glimpse of her – before she flies away…

Gaurav Gupta Week 3/7 : GG Tribe at Head Tilt :

Gaurav Gupta Week 3/7 : GG Tribe at Head Tilt :    wearing saree designers designer saree

This is a head turner for sure. And it is being showcased by Head Tilt Folks

Fashion Blogger & Stylist extraordinaire, Surbhi Sethi of HeadTilt styles her Gaurav Gupta Tribe Saree in 3 incredible ways!

You can buy this saree for about $250 at Jabong An excellent buy!

Check out Surbhi’s page at Head Tilt

Black is beautiful and so is this black coloured saree from Gaurav Gupta. The designer border and embroidered patch on the pallu enhance the overall appeal of this simple yet elegant saree. Made from polyester, this saree is easy to drape and features subtle sheen.

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