I like it, I think it looks kind of sexy. Love the drape of the saree, blouse could have been better fitted, but it looks very inviting.
Nice visual of a saree with a fur stole, probably faux fur, but interesting concept for sure.
Pic by Kaustav Saikia.
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.
Don’t forget the payals!
I even came across one in Second Life game
I like the retro look of the saree but I am turned off by the retro look of the jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is like oh, I have seen that before.
I don’t think I have seen this piece of jewelry before.
What is the piece of jewelry hanging from the waist called? It is not like chabi ka guchha, or key holder.
I guess a place to show off more of your gold.
One might think that the saree is bit too busy, but this is a typical north indian flavour. I have seen similar ones worn by housewives at home on a daily basis.
But what i love about this picture is the set of accessories. There is no ugly mix-and-match, odd shapes or loud colours. Starting with bangles that match the saree, silver hairband and necklace, also notice the thin silver kambarpatta (don’t know the english word for it) on the midriff.