The Whole Nine Yards’ with Kalpana Shah is a coffee table book which provides precise instructions to readers, along with photographs, illustrating many steps that go into draping an Indian sari. With instructions, it offers a variety of styles suited to every occasion, from parties to weddings and even for corporate events.
An exquisite design and concise, well written copy together with beautiful photographs ensures a book that is not just pleasing to look at, but also an excellent and full-proof guide to the practical art of draping a sari. A must have for every Indian woman, both in the country and abroad, the book features models & trend setters in the fashion and modeling industry.
Funny how we hardly notice the details of the sarees that turns a glamorous actress like Isha into a ‘rowdy rakamma’ character like ‘Shabri’ in this Ram Gopal Varma film.
Simple cotton saree in pastel coloured usually have small flower prints … often boldly paired with unmatching and unflattering plain blouses. I have seen this type of sarees so many times and I have ignored them. I wonder how will I look like in them…hmmm.
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.