Jun 7 2014
Every pleat of your Saree hides a special memory. -Sunny. @sareedreams
Interesting quotes about saree
Oct 6 2012
Answer from Sabyasachi:
It can’t be. You need a lot of patience to wear a sari. It is in our DNA here in India. In the West, women wouldn’t understand how to wear and move in a sari.
Do you agree?
With readymade sarees and lahenga, I am not sure the patiece part is correct.
May 27 2012
The often repeated and very much loved scenario of two lovers in rain. The female protagonist usually in a colourful and rain-soaked saree in arms of her man. Extra points here with the backdrop of the car and flower shop. But this is the 21st century and Big B no longer romances Smita Patil on-screen.
This is from a movie called “Hate Story”. I have seen it and more appropriate title would be “Revenge Story”. If you haven’t seen it, i wouldn’t ruin the plot points for you. But just to give you heads up, she is the protagonist and he is the antagonist.
Feb 26 2012
One of the readers had commented that item numbers are viewed by some as an example of sexism. I have few things to say if that is the case.
In a number of hindi movies of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, if a movie has two bahu (daughter-in-law) characters, protagonist bahu always wears faint-coloured sarees, quitely suffers abuse and never challenges doubletalk of the other scheming bahu, comes from a poor or a very benign family….all because she is the “good” bahu. Other bahu (usually the vamp character) wears either western clothes or modern sarees, comes from a rich family, lies frequently etc.
This stereotyping of women, linking dressing sense to behaviour, expectation that a woman is good only when she keeps quite even while suffering physical/mental abuse just for the sake of keeping the family together is, according to me, the real gender bias.
Things haven’t changed much, because our attitude hasn’t changed. Us women are not cows available for slaughter. There is a ongoing TV serial Saubhagyavati Bhava in which the lead female character is brutally tormented by her husband, but never goes to police or even inform her parents about it. She always wears sarees and is very mild-mannered. The character looks more stupid than tolerant.
So am I saying that item numbers display feminism? No. What I think is that they have nothing to do with either feminism or sexism. They are just entertainment. Because you don’t stereotype anyone or expect someone to behave in a certain way based on an item number. What do you think? Which one of these pictures do you have a problem with?
Apr 25 2010
Sabyasachi’s sarees remind me of Tagore’s poems and Satyajit Ray’s films. – Pia Ganguly.
Pia is a saree-lover and a poet and describes Sabyasachi’s sarees by invoking a panoply of experiences.
I agree with her – some of the Sabyasachi’s sarees tell a story in itself, and his designs have certain depth and transcend beyond what a wearable fabric can do.
You can see some of the Sabyasachi’s sarees that we have showcased on SareeDreams.
Here is Pia at the Catwalk party at Avalon. Her website is at PiaKaGhar.com. Please check out her saree collections.
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