May 8 2011
From Zaza Land
Every wednesday, we let the sarees do the talking.
May 8 2011
Is this a way to model a saree? Yes, yes, it is!
This is not your mother’s saree, so grow up and recognize the sex appeal of a saree.
I really like the elegant blouse design and matching border in a sympathetic colors – hand painted flowers on the saree that reflect the contrast of the blouse and the border really livens up the outfit.
May 8 2011
Back in 1951, Life Magazine photographer James Burke made interesting studies of several “Movie Queens” of India. They were shown in sarees and casual clothes, swimsuits and skirts, in their homes or at the beach. Burke shot them mostly in black and white, but a few images were done in color. The most beautiful actress – and the most famous – was Madhubala, seen in a velvet choli and modern saree of that era. The print fabric has no borders, and from a distance the interlocking leaves create a striking graphic design. Given the time period, the lightweight material could be one of the new synthetics like nylon rather than silk. Even today the red, black and white colour combination is a classic that designers use again and again.
The lovely Madhubala was only 18 when photographed for Life Magazine; fair of face and form (as they used to say) and happily not wearing heavy makeup. She came from a conservative Muslim family and was quite a contrast from another actress Burke visited, one who played the trashy vamp and shall remain nameless in my post! Sadly, Madhubala died only weeks after her 36th birthday, from a severe heart condition she had battled while making numerous movies such as Mr. & Mrs. ’55 and Mughal-e-Azam.
May 8 2011
Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) members seized huge quantity of various kinds of Indian saree worth about Tk. 40 million from Batiaghata Upazila ferry ghat area Wednesday.
BGB -7 (Nildumur) Commander Major Hasibul Haq said that on a secret information the members of BGB -7 were waiting at Mondakalir Char of Sundarbans area from May 1 to May 3. But the smugglers changed their route after sensing the presence of BGB members. Later BGB members seized the smuggling goods while they were loading them in a truck from Batiaghata ferry ghat, but the smugglers managed to escape.
Later the recovered sarees were handed over to the customs authority after making a seizer list in presence of Executive Magistrate of Khulna Alimun Razib at BGB headquarters Khulna.
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.Contact us at sareedreams at gmail dot com