Jan 13 2009
What a sensuous voice she has!
Such a lovely lady – still relevant and still as sweet!
Asha Bhosle in a classic saree.
Nov 23 2008
I meant to spend more time showcasing sarees from the movie Rang Rasiya.
The costumes were designed by Niharika Khan and I thought she did an exceptional job of recreating period costumes.
Above two sarees are a perfect examples where she tried to recreate not just the colors but the fabrics and texture of the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma.
His original paintings sell for millions and even the copies of his paintings demand a pretty penny. If the art market hadn’t frozen because of the financial crisis, we would have seen his work reach stratospheric prices.
Nov 19 2008
The Kanjeevaram saree gets its name from the town it originated in – Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram, is a little temple town located about 76 kms from Chennai (Madras) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The Kanjeevaram sari is made of a heavy silk, so durable that it can be washed in water at home. A hallmark of Kanjeevaram silk is the bold and bright color, favored by almost every Indian woman.
The tradition started about 400 years ago, when the sarees were actually woven in the temples.
The Kancheepuram silk sarees is noted for its double warp and double weft. In a genuine Kancheepuram silk saree, the border, body and the pallu are woven separately and then interlocked together. This joint is woven so strongly that even if the saree tears, the pallu or border will not detach.
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.
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