The delicate gold thread work and the intricate gota patti work were fused with traditional and metallic patterns, which sets the right sparkles for festive season.
I know, saree as a complete ensemble has the deficiency of not having a good place to carry things. One could ties it to the pallu or put it in the blouse but thats not right.
A pretty clutch is what one ends up with and thats fine.
Here is Anita Dongre’s hip bag, coordinated with the saree. It is a tad distracting, but I like the effort.
Here is another one with a hip bag that is not as focus stealing as the one obove.
Designer Anita Dongre showcased an exquisite collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 on Thursday that featured embroidery by the women of NGO Mijwan run by actress Shabana Azmi .
Model-turned actress Lisa Haydon walked the ramp for the collection.
“This is a festive collection on Rajasthani design, which has been embroidered by the rural craftswoman of Mijwan society,” Dongre told reporters after the show.
The Mijwan Welfare Society was founded by Shabana’s father and renowned poet, the late Kaifi Azmi, in his home district of Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) in 1993.
I have written about the Majwan society before.
And from the front:
This was a charity gala Mijwan fashion show, organized by Shabana Azmi. It is for a good cause, here is the website.
I love how the blouse sort of fades away in to the intricate border of the saree. The backless saree blouse goes really well with this lahenga-saree. Other than earrings, I have nothing to complain about – ok, I don’t like the braid either.
I adore this lahenga! I like the flow of the fabric and I like the intricate and stunning choli. I like the easy drape and I like the ornate border.
This was taken at Mijwan fashion show. The show that I fully and wholeheartedly support.
What is Mijwan fashion show? It is an annual show organized by Mijwan Welfare society. Mijwan was started by kaifi Azami, a urdu poet of note and Shabana’s dad. After he passed away in 2002, Shabana has taken interest in it and she has started hosing this show where she is able to invite all the major movie stars. Last year was a mega success and this year it is even better.
From Hrithik Roshan to Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza to Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra to Karan Johar, the ramp shone each time stars stepped on it in creations by Manish Malhotra. Current hotties Anushka Sharma, Ranvir Singh, Monikangana Dutta, Lisa Haydon, Shazahn Padamsee, Aditya Roy Kapur and Prateik were cheered on just as much as the veterans. Sandhya Mridul, Rohit Roy and Tusshar Kapoor also did the catwalk.
This year is particulary interesting because the all the funds will go to the Girls foundations for schooling of girls in small villages. And I can’t think of any better cause.
Check out Mijwan’s website.
Because the cause is worthy, I’ll even endure watching Shabana wear some hideous saree.
I have complained so much about Shabana on this pages. Just because you are accomplished in one area doesn’t mean you also excel at other tasks. Shabana has poor clothing taste and she should rely on some friends like Ritu Kumar, to help her look her best.
Here are Dia Mirza and Shabana Azmi in a Ritu Kumar creation – both of them looking stunning.
Author Arundhati Roy, actress Shabana Azmi, writer Shefalee Vasudev and businesswoman Shalu Jindal regularly pick their sarees from Raw Mango the label created by Sanjay Garg.
Raw Mango was born out of the dream and vision of Sanjay Garg, a young designer and entrepreneur. Sanjay is an alumnus of the NIFT-Delhi, and he began his work with the traditional Chanderi weavers assisting them with their designs and marketing of their products to provide the weavers their due recognition and share of profits. Subsequently, living and working with the weavers gave Sanjay his inspiration and thus Raw Mango was born with only four looms and the purpose of changing the processes of production, dyeing and weaving and to infuse this non-stitched Indian garment with a heritage of over thousand years with designs and colors.
Today, with over one hundred looms, Raw Mango has been able to carve out its niche in the ever evolving Indian Fashion Industry with the top fashion houses as client. While designing his clothes, Sanjay has the modern working woman in mind. Today as he is on the threshold of taking his unique designs and range to international shores, Sanjay shares that his success would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and hard work of the weavers and their families and he in the future he will continue to work with them.
The sarees are generally priced between Rs $100 to $500
I love Shabana, I really do. Don’t believe me? Here are some more posts about Shabana. http://sareedreams.com/?s=shabana
I had decided not to post any additional images of her bad taste in sarees but this image was kind of amusing.
All she needs is a good design consultant who knows what she likes and what works on her.
She is very accomplished and in fact this image is from from her getting an award called Taj Enlighten Tareef, for her outstanding contribution to Hindi Cinema, but red saree and this chappal? really?