Jun 24 2015
Source: IBTimes India
Actress Divyanka Tripathi for no better reason than the fact that it’s such a gorgeous picture… a very classy saree too.
Jun 21 2015
Here is a delightful dancing girl in a pretty saree; a postcard published in Bombay, probably about 1910. The saree’s weight and weave remind me of one of the most costly examples in my own collection, a silk and cotton textile. Mine is a rich pink and lighter pink making up the textural check pattern, with accents and borders in teal blue. It is a wonderful colour combination!
The nautch girl is especially beautiful, projects energy and attitude in a sultry way, and sports some arresting ear and arm jewellery. Among my very first posts to this blog were images of a well-known dancer and singer, Gauhar Jaan. I wish we knew even half as much about other performers of the era as we do Gauhar, whose voice we can hear online today!
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.
May 4 2015
picture from Quartz
A few weeks ago, Air India unveiled it’s new cabin crew uniforms and, as is traditional for India’s national carrier, a saree is included amongst the options for female crew. This new saree is less traditional than previous saree uniforms. The bright colours and unusual blouse design give it a lively, more efficient feel. (I have to say, I don’t like the predominant black theme in the other uniforms though.)
May 4 2015
picture from The Daily Star
Last year I posted pictures of a couple of denim sarees designed by Anubha Jain, from Delhi. I rather liked their casual, cosmopolitan look. Here’s another take on the denim theme, this time from Subhra Saha, who’s from Bangladesh. The right hand saree is fairly conservative for corporate or formal party wear while the one on the left is a little edgier for a club or a less formal party. Not quite as cosmopolitan as the previous two but still an interesting fusion of two classic styles.
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.
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