May 29 2011
Very strong, bold and slender and hip look. I like the way the border has been wrapped around to create a layered look which is different than the layer look a saree provides.
May 29 2011
Not sure who this exotic interesting women is. It may be that she is related to Mr Lomb (as in Bauch and Lomb) because she is wearing one of their contact lenses.
Too much jewelry is taking the focus away from the saree but may that is by design.
May 29 2011
Above is another beautiful vintage image from the Life Magazine archives.
I love golden zari on sheer white sarees! The period image at the top of the post is a perfect example of how the classic combination of gold and white can be photographed in black and white, and still exude a luminous, even spititual, quality. This image was taken in Mysore in the 1940s for a story on the castes and cultures of India.
Below the puja picture is a modern publicity shot, (which I’d normally not include), from a new South Indian film. While it doesn’t have the etherial glow of the older photo, I love to see elephants on sarees, and had to include it on my historic post. The actress is quite pretty, and shows off a different look in her gold zari work on white, just for comparison.
And as you may have guessed if you read my Sunday posts, I have added an elephant-design saree from Kerala to my growwing collection of traditional cotton sarees. I’ll wear it this summer when the weather gets up to triple digits and I want to look cool and classically beautiful.
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.
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