This is a close-up of a larger photograph of the teacher and students at a government normal school. Training ladies, some quite young, to become teachers was still a new concept in 1872 or 1873. The fashion details revealed are lovely and varied. White blouses with long sleeves are worn with sarees that have prominent borders by four students. Another two in such blouses are different: one saree is an amazing print on a dark ground, long blouse over the saree, while the other girl has a borderless dotted saree (and a cute shoe just visible), with a striped blouse, effectively combining patterns. Standing on the left is a girl whose white saree has a faint pattern, but over-exposed so the details are impossible to determine. It is probable that they are all Parsi girls.
Two more students wear traditional woven cotton sarees in neat checks or simple striped borders with the choli not visible, and the older woman has a decorated silk choli. These three, with heads uncovered, wear fancy nose rings in the usual Indian fashion. And last we come to their English teacher! She is in the latest Western style dress, tight corset visible, with a watch on a chain tucked into her wide belt. The rows of bias-cut ruffles are headed with dark braid or ribbon and she has a white collar/jabot pinned below the throat. Yes, even calmly sitting on the pretty bench with her students in the garden, the British lady would have been less comfortable than those wrapped in sarees.
I think the embellishment of the back of the blouse is under done and under appreciated, and this is so perfect.
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I think there is more room to make blouse really stand out from all angles and adding the right amount of jewels to the blouse is one way to go; especially if it matches with the pizzaz of the saree.
First poster of Vidya Balan’s Dirty Picture is out. Red blouse, red lipstick, seductive pose and a dirty expression completes Vidya Balan’s ‘Dirty Picture’ look.
In the poster Vidya is flanked by 3 men – Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi who are seen drooling over her. Naseer and Tusshar is seen clinging to Vidya’s neck and waistline however; Emraan aloofly stands behind Vidya.
Directed by Milan Luthria, the movie is a biopic of yesteryears sex icon Silk Smitha. Co-produced by Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor the movie is slated to be released on Dec 2, Silk Smitha’s birthday.
The bold, multi-starrer is set in the 80s’ South-Indian film industry. Vidya’s look and portrayal will surely give the tinsel town bombshells a run for their money.
This is probably not a saree picture, but the one below is.
I do admire that she has taken the time to prepare for the role, including putting on a lot of weight. Not an easy thing for a woman to do in this day and age.
Honestly, I liked their last year’s calendar a lot better. It was sexy, it was sensuous; this one just looks like three women in same saree in a caricature.
Before I label her in any way, let me just say that I loved one of the sarees that she showed in March. Was it Tuk-Tuk Collection? or may be Sabashe collection.
There is such freshness and newness to this sareesque combo.
If you can’t stand or are just tired of the chamkila Sabyasachi and want to move to something contemporary, this might not be a bad choice.
But this time around, I thought the saree was a tad subdued – a bit overdone and contrived I thought – at least the saree part.
She is an upcoming emerging designer and I am looking forward to seeing some great things from her.
I think she is a British Citizen and everytime a new set of eyes look at the old stuff, something interesting emerges.
Preeti S Kapoor’s saree. I think it is just me, but I can’t stand the green and orange/red sarees. Must be some trauma that I must have experienced when I was young.
But I do like this chinease blouse with this green number, even thoough the kamarband is not adding anything to the saree’s look.