Wordless Wednesday Vintage Postcard

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Pretty… Oops, no words!

Subtle Colours on an Early Post Card

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I’d love to think the date and place listed below the title were instructions for a secret rendezvous of some kind!  Or maybe just a notation of where and when the sender mailed the card to a friend?  But no, this post card was never addressed and sent anywhere!  As a great fan of period mystery fiction, I can’t help but imagine other scenarios for having noted “Ahmedabad, India” and the date.  In case you were wondering, the 2nd was a Tuesday that year.

The tinting is very subtle (if not so carefully done), on this quite early postal photograph – a variation of the usual studio pose of an attractive girl gesturing in an evocative way, and in this case pretending to feed a bit of seed or cracker to the canary. Her saree is simple and probably was just white with golden borders.  The striped choli has girlishly short puffed sleeves, and clues to the construction and shaping of the front may be seen in the converging lines at the side of the bust. The model’s only jewellery seems to be a stacked bracelet and one ring. The side view reveals the elegant drape of the pallu, her slim form a nod to classical Greek works from antiquity.

Check Mate

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picture from The Times of India

Checks certainly seem to be ‘in’ this season. I particularly love this bold, chess board style, checked saree as modeled by, actress, Nusrat Jahan. I really like the glasses too, by the way.

Anamika for Bulgari

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Loving this Anamika Khanna’s saree designed to show off Bulgari Jewelry.

Would you rather see the jewelry by itself or with a saree?

I am strangely attracted to this idea of lifting the saree just a tad, I don’t know, may be it is kind of sexy..

Power Dressing

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picture from Bangalore Mirror

"[Saree is] a power suit. You walk into a room wearing a saree and you know what the men are talking about – it’s a ‘socio-psyche’ thing.", Lakshmi Rebecca, entrepreneur & filmmaker.

Yep, I know what she means.

(You can read the full interview by clicking on the picture.)

Wordless Wednesday – Just smell the lilacs for now

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I really really want to say something about this sari, but alas, its wordless wednesday, let it be.. lets look at the lilacs in the background and enjoy.

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