Mar 22 2015
picture from BoutiqueSarees.com
Okay, this isn’t a saree but I do love this quirky cropped top and lehenga style skirt combination worn by Taapsee Pannu at the recent Lakme Fashion Week preview. The outfit is designed by Neha Agarwal.
Mar 21 2015
picture from Do Not Read
I have to say that when I first heard about it, I thought the idea of a collaboration between Satya Paul and Disney seemed a little… ill-advised but back in December that’s exactly what happened. Masaba Gupta introduced her Disney Mono Pop collection (her last collection for Satya Paul as she has now left the group). I do really like these bright, fresh, colourful designs, modelled here by various celebrities at the collections launch party in Mumbai. (More pictures below the fold.) Above is Esha Gupta in, what seemed to be generally regarded as, the star of the collection. I think the long sleeved blouse works so well with this saree and that very particular shade of yellow is gorgeous.
Nov 20 2014
picture from Bangalore Mirror
"[Saree is] a power suit. You walk into a room wearing a saree and you know what the men are talking about – it’s a ‘socio-psyche’ thing.", Lakshmi Rebecca, entrepreneur & filmmaker.
Yep, I know what she means.
(You can read the full interview by clicking on the picture.)
Oct 10 2014
picture from ApunKaChoice.com
Ileana D’Cruz is, apparently, one of those Indian actresses who doesn’t often wear sarees, so it was a surprise, for some, when she modelled this saree at a recent Satya Paul show in Dubai. This is a spectacular outfit but, I think, that has more to do with the blouse and the drape than the saree itself.
Oct 7 2014
picture from IBNLive
You may remember, back in August, Sunny showing us a picture of a saree with a pattern based on the Facebook logo. Well that saree may have been inspired by this one. This picture went viral on Facebook in India in March. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the phone in the green speech bubble is the logo for WhatsApp, the most popular messaging service in India. As far as I know, the origin of this picture remains a mystery. Some have suggested that it was a publicity stunt by WhatsApp but they’ve never confirmed that. However, this does seem to have started something of a trend as you can see from Sunny’s Facebook saree and the Apple saree below the fold but what is going on here? Is there a small company in India producing a range of logoed sarees or are fans of these companies getting these sarees made up for themselves somehow?
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