Coming Monday 1/5/09
Coming Monday 1/5/09
I love this picture.. she seems to blend in with the saree; the golden hair with almost exact shade of golden saree looks very appealing and endearing.
On Wednesdays, we let the sarees do all the talking. And here it seems there are a lots of sarees, each with its own story.
Picture credit XKD’s photostream
With HD imaging and gazillion megapixle cameras, you want to hide all the flaws, but putting on an extra coat of powder is not the way to go.
God invented Photoshop for that purpose – use it.
While you are at it, also take in a quarter inch in the blouse sleeves, so it stays with and flows with the body!
Wallpaper from Spicy Walls. Click for a better view and right click to save as a wall paper.
Sorry, wrong Hasina; below is the right one:
Election officials have said the Awami League, the party of Sheikh Hasina, has won more than three-quarters of seats in the 300-seat parliament.
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party of Ms Hasina’s arch-rival Khaleda Zia has won barely a tenth of that number.
Turnout was high in the first election for seven years, which came after two years of army-backed rule.
There is no universally accepted definition of what saree is. If you are a purist, you might argue that it has to be an “unstiched” fabric to qualify as a saree. Sometimes I long to join that purist group, but most of the time, I am Ok with extending that definition, or blurring that definition, to include everything from a ready-made saree, to a lehnga saree to even a sarini!
This is a good place to show the blurring of the definitions – is it a saree? Yah, sort of, may be, could be…
This is an experimental and innovative ensemble, but I think the most famous experiment of this type failed so extraordinarily, that one may hesitate in trying it again for at least one more generation. If don’t know what I am referring to, just see the picture below:
When everything is perfect, the blouse looks great; but unfortunately, in real life, things are never perfect and this blouse will soon look like a dead bird around the neck. Trust me, it really will.
Ok, it is not as bad as Bjork’s swan dress – but why take chances?
Top: Pink smoke Charmeuse silk single strap ruched draped top having heavy bead and gemstones work on one cup along strap. Fully lined. Concealed hook closure on back.
Bottom/Sari: Pink smoke Charmeuse silk draped Saree having amazing floral work made with beads, Swarovski crystals, and gemstones. Pearls rhinestones layers. Draped and pre-stitched. Comes with a petticoat.
Embellishment work includes coloured gemstones, Swarovski crystals, sequins, beads, diamantes, pearls, and kamdani. 100% handmade embellishments.
Also, if you don’t know what Charmeuse silk is – don’t worry! It is silk that has satin finish and it is not easy to work with. For a designer, it is even harder to work with because the fabric shows pin holes, so you can’t pin it to test or just pin it for sewing.
Ok, a lot more information that I wanted to give you here.
The point to be made here is that, if you understand stat, one or two sigma away from the accepted design is great, 3-4 sigma away is innovative and has great potential, but when you are 5-6 sigma away, there is a chance that the design will fail spectacularly and I wouldn’t want anybody to wear it on a special occasion!
And as the picture says; the saree is from Bargello.com and sells for about $600.