Dec 3 2015
You have to watch the video and read the blog piece with it.
9 yards Iyengar saree draping is a tad more complex than 9 yard Maharashtrian saree.
Jun 15 2015
picture from The Telegraph
One of the issues raised by the 100 saree project, that I mentioned a few months ago, is the way in which this, one size fits all, garment often gets handed down from mother to daughter, becoming part of the families social history. Here’s a fairly high profile example. This is Priyanka Gandhi, grand daughter of former Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi, arriving at a wedding reception in New Delhi recently. Many eagle eyed fashionistas felt the her saree looked vaguely familiar and they were right.
Mar 22 2015
picture from Business Standard News
No excuse for posting this other than the fact that I think it’s a gorgeous picture! It’s from an article in Business Standard News about how traditional kanjeevaram sarees have ‘evolved into a modern-day must-have for the young and trendy’.
Mar 22 2015
I saw The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on its opening weekend, and despite lukewarm reviews, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. As in the first installment, Lillete Dubey wore the most beautiful sarees. I couldn’t find any really good photographs from the sequel; at least nothing that did justice to her outfits! But if you’d like a charming-if-obvious bit of fun featuring India as a gorgeous backdrop (at least the scenes truly filmed in India), catch it at the matinee or just wait for the DVD to come out.
Isn’t Lillete’s gold-edged sari amazing? And her jewellery is wonderful in this still with Richard Gere, an actor who has improved with age. Both Maggie Smith and Judi Dench were fabulous in their roles, the latter wearing some lovely tunics made from Indian fabrics. I’m inspired to make myself a similar outfit!
Jan 31 2015
This amusing view was posed to tell a story about crazy women drivers! Or in this case, crazy female bicycle riders who knock down innocent, umbrella-carrying chaps and frighten lady pedestrians!
Both of the sarees are attractive; a classic white with gold borders and a typical Southern cotton that was probably woven in a neat mix of colours. I have two checked sarees in my collection very similar to the bicyclist’s, one in a sporty shade dark blue. Of course, what I want now is a fabulous “wheel” as they were called back then. Check out the spiffy tyres and trim back fender.
Nov 9 2014
Another quick look at some pretty vintage sarees this Sunday – this one circa 1960. It’s an ebay item, probably a family photograph of the two women getting ready for some special occasion. A wedding? A dinner party somewhere? Note the heavy border on the sheer, ultra-simple white sari, the toe of one closed shoe just peeking out from beneath the hem. Minimal jewellery and happy smiles complete the fashionable look of the era.
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