Have you seen some of the outfits and gowns the Indian actresses wore at the Cannes Film Festival? As usual, Vidya Balan has chosen traditional looks from Sabyasachi. This blouse is not my favorite, as it reminds me of the bodystockings from my youth. I think 3/4 length sleeves would have given it more elegance. But I love the colours, purse and jewellery, and the saree fabric is just luscious. With different sarees Vidya sported a glitzy nose ring, a blue bindi and matching necklace, and really retro accessories in bright white. She wins my votes at the event!
May is flying by, and where I live it already feels like summer. Yesterday it was 101 degrees, and I wished to be somewhere cool and beautiful, with water and lovely scenery. This painting is what my fantasy place could have been. Note the women in a variety of sarees, with minimal cholis. The artist is American Edwin Lord Weeks, the setting the Ghats of Mathura (in UP, India), 1883.
As many of you know, I have had my eyes on steam punk design saree for a long time.
Well the time has come. On 25th May, I will release my first two steampunk sarees. Mark your calendar!!
So it just seemed right to celebrate all the other efforts that have been made in creating a steampunk look in sarees.
This Black and Gold metalic patterned skirt is made from a full saree, with adjustable elastic waist, top is 2 yds wide. Bottom border alternates between the two patterns shown.
By Etsy :Crissy Kin Bihu:
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An image from Bollywood of yesteryear – actress Saira Bano in a short, sexy saree or what is made to look like one! It’s the red borders crossing her demurely wrapped white saree that create the look, along with the hair and ornaments. Oh, don’t forget the water pot, a fashion statement more vital than today’s designer clutch. See below for another trendy pottery accessory, worn with a delicate white outfit and floral touches by an unknown model of the same era.
I happened to see Dabangg 2 again last weekend, and was reminded of how odd some of Sonakshi’s costumes looked. Several were just garish like this ombre magenta/fuchsia and pink worn with a not-so-matching choli. Others had a clingy, retro sensibility to their neon colour schemes, like the sheer synthetic fabrics popular in the 1960s.
Sonakshi’s fluorescent yellow saree could easily have graced a pinup girl poster from nearly 50 years ago, especially paired with the cute polka-dot blouse, which I really liked! The combination of looks and moods was to enhance her film character; the demure little wife who is also a hot babe in backless paisley cholis. I think she even wore a matching green bindi, below.
And here is the back view..
Forced to be backless, if you ask me…
It doesn’t have to be this way.
This particular one looks more “naked” than “sexy”..