This modern scene is so reminiscent of the pretty photographs from 100 years ago that I had to share it. I have been collecting other kinds of images on Pinterest lately, and found this in an amazing collection there, among thousands of others, mostly of the hand-loomed cottons and regional patterns that you know I love best! As summer approaches, and temperatures rise, think of these Chanderi sarees in sherbet and ice cream colours to feel cool and beautiful.
I just thought that the headline was kind of funny.
Congress is not doing too well in India and there is a faction that thinks that if Priyanka, grand daughter of Indira Gandhi entered politics, she could energize the youngens and bring new vigor to the party – especially if she started wearing cotton sarees as she is prone to do off and on.
There was a Kumbh Mela in Ujjain last month – I really wanted to go but didn’t have a chance. I have never been to a Kumbh Mela before and I hear that it is like a religious Burning man! For the uninitiated, as the story goes, when gods churned the ocean, a pot of elixir came out which granted immortality and there were five drops that spilled and those places host a huge festival each year. It is one of the largest festivals in the world.
I came across this stunning and interesting visual image taken by Rk Rao of Lady with Mudra https://www.flickr.com/photos/93762190@N00/27304925150
This image is more appropriate for Wordless Wednesday, but hey…
Have I posted this view of Gauhar Jaan before? It is a lovely one – very theatrical and nicely coloured – and worth another look! It was sent from Bombay by Alfred to Miss F. Cliffe in Surrey, for Christmas of 1914. The saree was draped in a particularly pretty style; pallu back to front showing off the stripes, and with an unusual blouse. Whenever I run across a photograph of this amazing performer, I feel as though I’ve found a keepsake from a long-departed friend.
Sunny is a designer in Los Angeles. He loves the fluidity and fluency of a saree and believes that when a woman wears a saree, she not only adorns her body but she also adorns her soul. His design ethos is that “simplicity never goes out of style.”
Indrani is a video journalist in Kuala Lumpur. She seamlessly blends east and west by doing the Bharat Natyam steps and Tango, without missing a beat. She has an infectious smile, a youthful sense of the fashion and a timeless sense of the style.
Rupa Gupta: A writer, editor and journalist, Rupa has been in the media for more than two decades. She has worked as Editor with major publications, both in India and abroad. a keen eye for fashion and current trends. Her sense of aesthetics transcends the hype and always finds the true beauty.
Liza Varma is a former Femina Miss India and well known model in Delhi. Today, she is a leading Fashion Choreographer with over 1000 shows to her credit in India and abroad. She is also a member of the Fashion Design Council of India and a Consultant with Shoot Talent Management. Her client list is the who’s who of Indian fashion industry.
Misty is a student in London and has her fingers on the pulse of London fashion industry.
Abhi is a student in San Francisco and showcases sensuous saree pictures.
Kamini is a model in Los Angeles and loves to accentuate the best a saree has to offer.