I generally don’t like these busy, intricately patterned sarees. One never knows where the pattern would fall and how would it change its impact.
But this one works. Also it seems that the item being promoted is jewelry, which nicely accentuates the saree.
Yes, sometimes you have no choice but to pin the saree so it stays in place. Sometime you use pins, other times you might use safety pins; you make sure that the straps are where they are supposed to be and don’t move much; you make sure that the six yards of temperamental fabric stays in place.
One of the oldest antique piece that I bought was “a toga clip” from the Roman era. They used it to make sure that the toga stays in place.
It has been 2500 years, and still, we have no better way to deal with this than to pin it!
I’m not desi, but since I absolutely adore South Asian culture I often find myself looking at pictures of fusion weddings. (It makes me feel included, and that’s comforting.)
Jon Armendariz of NewYorkFilmworks shot this beautiful fusion wedding, all the images are snapshots from the wedding video, which you can watch here.
I mainly just wanted to show you this mehndi, but I’ll justify the post with some saree pictures after the break.
I think I have a clue as to what is going on here, but this is an image for wordless Wednesday and for this section we let the saree do all the talking.
Ok, below the naval, kind of very low, but doesn’t look lewd to me. Its a lot of photoshop and and a bit revealing and sexy.
The blouse design is plain and simple with some matching embroidery. I don’t mind that. I know, you are thinking that when the saree is draped so low, who looks at the blouse?
About $200 at Kalki sarees.
Model walk the ramp for Shruti Sancheti of PINNACLE at the Kolkata Couture Lifestyle Fashion Week.
Guess what was the collection called? “Her Higness..”
Her Collection had touch of the splendor and extravagance.
The collection reflects the royal costumes of the Raj which were fruits of affluence and leisure. Also, elements of history have been translated in the collection – “HER HIGHNESS”, revamping the classic with a distinctly feminine and contemporary look. The focus being on unapologetic luxury and regal privileges.
The fabrics and the colour palette have been used keeping the conflicting trends prevalent before indepence. The color palate used for the collection is very subdued and pastel. The influence of western elements on Indian traditional craftsmanship can be very well seen in the collection. Colors which were in abundance during this period like baby pinks, canary yellow,salmon pink, pea green, powder blue,mint green,soft peach form the basic colour palette of the collection.
I found this one a very cartoonish interpretation of what Raj was.
By the way, chunky, over the top, jewelry is not oppulance and no, it doesn’t remind me the elegance of Raj era.