Love the backless saree blouse, love the pose and love the accessory

Love the backless saree blouse, love the pose and love the accessory    saree blouse design bollywood saree

It is not uncommon to see this saree blouse design where other than the draw string and halters all the way on the shoulder, it is a backless design. I think it looks pretty and it looks sensuous.

Love the pose, it is measured and not lewd. And the accessories are nice too. By that I don’t mean that I like the adornment in the hair, which I do, but as I have said before, the best accessory for a saree is a man that she loves on her side.

Don’t let your daughter grow up to be Nicki Manaj – so make sure she knows how to wear a saree properly.

Dont let your daughter grow up to be Nicki Manaj   so make sure she knows how to wear a saree properly.    miscelleneous

Beautiful picture, gorgeous glowing red saree. the faux zari work adds just enough sparkle without sacrificing the bright colors of the saree or the saree-draper.

The length of the saree looks perfect. The girl knows how to wear the saree – she will go far…

I see TinTin anthology in the background, I used to love Snowy!

Get your fines sarees for Diwali

Get your fines sarees for Diwali    designer saree

To shine bright this Diwali, bring your Kanjeevaram and Benarasi saris out of the closet. And don’t forget to accessorize, be it gold, silver or costume jewellery. Designers feel traditional attires will be perfect for one of India’s biggest festivals that falls on October 26 this year.

Get your fines sarees for Diwali    designer saree

Though a lot of the young crowd has opened up to traditional saris by teaming them with sexy off-shoulder, tube and halter blouses, they are also quite enamored by stone work, says designer Parul Jain. “Saris and lehngas become a sought after garment during the festive season, but motifs and work also play an important role in adding zing to the garment. Kundan stones, sequins, beads, semi-precious stones, Navratna stones, French knot thread work are some of the trends which can be considered the must-have this season,” Jain said.

Sarees, Kolams and Deepavali

Sarees, Kolams and Deepavali    saree art miscelleneous

Sarees, Kolams and Deepavali    saree art miscelleneous

Sarees, Kolams and Deepavali    saree art miscelleneous

What is Deepavali… without the shine of colours in sarees and kolams to enliven our homes no matter where you celebrate it from? Happy Deepavali folks! Sarees, Kolams and Deepavali    saree art miscelleneous

Happy Diwali from Genelia

Can’t think of anybody better to wish happy diwali then Genelia; especially if she is wishing you the best of new year from a saree shop.

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Happy Diwali from Genelia    bollywood saree

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Sheer Saree and Tight Choli on a Petite Maharani

Sheer Saree and Tight Choli on a Petite Maharani    vintage sarees saree history

Nothing in this 1880 studio photograph looks especially opulent, though it is quality work. Portraits and later postcards of young women in fancier sarees, leaning on more elegant chairs or pedestals are often identified as mere nautch girls.  But this is the widow of a Maharaja of Baroda, one of the richest princely states in Raj-era India. Maharani Jamnabai wears a tiny traditional choli with shaped and outlined bust pieces, not unlike a couple I have posted here being worn by dancing girls. Even her selection of jewellery is similar, though probably more costly. The saree looks like a fine cotton with simple zari borders, and is a kaccha drape around her legs. It would be nice to wear on really hot days. 

The Maharani’s adopted son was HH Sayajirao Gaekwad III, who ruled Baroda – Vadodara in today’s Gujarat – for many decades. She was only ten years older than Sayajirao, who was a boy of 12 when chosen to ascend the throne after the Maharani’s evil brother-in-law, who poisoned people, was deposed. Despite being a mother in her mid twenties, Jamnabai looks like a slim and slightly overwhelmed  young girl. Their story would make a cool movie script, and it is all true.  For those of you into royal family genealogy, Maharaja Sayajirao ends up being the grandfather of our stylish 1940s favorite, Gayatri the Maharani of Jaipur.

Sheer Saree and Tight Choli on a Petite Maharani    vintage sarees saree history