picture from Mail Online
I must confess here that I really like Zooey Deschanel. I love the way she can be cute and sexy and funny all at the same time. Having said that, I haven’t really had the time to follow ‘New Girl’ so I don’t know how this picture fits into the series other than the fact that she appears to be a guest at an Indian wedding. However I wasn’t going to let a picture (or two) of Zooey Deschanel in a saree go unposted.
picture from Mail Online (Getty Images)
At the end of August Prince Rahim Aga Khan, eldest son of His Highness Aga Khan IV, married US model Kendra Sears, hereafter to be known as Princess Salwa, in a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. The brides stunning ivory saree was designed by Indian designer Manav Gangwani who also designed the grooms matching outfit.
Sorry I’ve not been posting much lately, real life getting in the way I’m afraid, but hopefully I should be posting more frequently from now on. There’s a lot to catch up on so lets get started.
picture from Emirates 24/7 (AFP)
In October 2013 the Formula One Grand Prix ‘circus’ returned to India. Sarees seem curiously appropriate around this most glamorous of motor sports. This is Argentine-Japanese model Jessica Michibata, girlfriend of British driver Jenson Button, at a race day photo call at the McLaren team building. She’s wearing a gorgeous pink Banarasi saree. An elegant and demure look, with her hair tied back, and beautifully draped too. “I wanted to wear something Indian,” she said, “I have always loved the use of colours here.”
picture by Andrew Parsons/i-Images from Fashion.Telegraph.co.uk
Samantha Cameron, wife of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, blends in beautifully in a saree she’d borrowed from a friend as the couple join Diwali celebrations at the Neasden Temple in London. (Click on the picture to read the original story.)
In the world that once was
It is as though she was meant to be there in that moment. The cool kiss of the stone steps upon her bare feet as she ascended into this bittersweet anatomy. Remnants of a world that once was. Not her own, but a world she feels. A world in which she belongs.
From the humans of India Facebook Group
When Irene Stone first posted this picture and the three others below the line (Click on the pictures to go to their respective Flickr pages.) on Women in Sarees, I assumed they were taken at a Hindu wedding, I get quite a few of those. However, after a while I began to think that this may not be the case in fact I became so puzzled decided I had to ask her what was going on.
Irene is on the board of governors of the Home of Guiding Hands, a charity based in San Diego, California. Every year they have a fund raising gala and every year the gala has a theme. This year’s theme was Bollywood. It’s interesting to see how the popularity of Bollywood is continuing to grow outside the Indian community and helping to spread a knowledge and appreciation of Indian (and in this case, saree) culture. Some expertly draped sarees on show here, although Irene admits that they did have some assistance in getting it right.
My thanks to Irene for letting me post her pictures here.