gaurav Gupta Week 4/7 : Gaurav Gupta featuring Kalki Koechlin – Couture 2014

If you are wondering as to why I am showcasing Gaurav Gupta’s saree-esque designs for the whole week. just feast your eyes on this image…

This is jaw droppingly beautiful in all its glory. It has grandeur, it has form, it has function, it has artistry, it has class and it has soul. It is just larger than life and I just LOVE that part.

gaurav Gupta Week 4/7 : Gaurav Gupta featuring Kalki Koechlin   Couture 2014    saree gowns designers designer saree

Here is a short video of Kalki hugging Gaurav’s designs. Looking like an angel that just dropped in to show us what can be done.

Get a glimpse of her – before she flies away…

Gaurav Gupta Week 3/7 : GG Tribe at Head Tilt :

Gaurav Gupta Week 3/7 : GG Tribe at Head Tilt :    wearing saree designers designer saree

This is a head turner for sure. And it is being showcased by Head Tilt Folks

Fashion Blogger & Stylist extraordinaire, Surbhi Sethi of HeadTilt styles her Gaurav Gupta Tribe Saree in 3 incredible ways!

You can buy this saree for about $250 at Jabong An excellent buy!

Check out Surbhi’s page at Head Tilt

Black is beautiful and so is this black coloured saree from Gaurav Gupta. The designer border and embroidered patch on the pallu enhance the overall appeal of this simple yet elegant saree. Made from polyester, this saree is easy to drape and features subtle sheen.

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Gaurav Gupta Week 2/7 : Gorgeous saree with blouse to match Gaurav Gupta 2013

Gaurav Gupta Week 2/7 : Gorgeous saree with blouse to match Gaurav Gupta 2013    saree blouse design designer saree

Amazing “Night Fall” collection saree from 2013.

Gaurav Gupta Week 2/7 : Gorgeous saree with blouse to match Gaurav Gupta 2013    saree blouse design designer saree

Feast your eyes on this beautiful piece!

I call this very restrained because it would have been so tempting to add something more to the saree, but he didn’t and the the saree looks spectacular.

Gaurav Gupta : Wink Of Nyx – Mermaid saree dress

Gaurav Gupta : Wink Of Nyx   Mermaid saree dress    saree gowns designers designer saree

In the last couple of months, all the sarees that I encountered and the ones that awed me were all from Gaurav Gupta.

What an amazing talent – he takes sarees to new heights.

What I absolutely love is that these are technically gowns, but they stay so true to the saree concept. Each one a distinctive one.

His creations are out of these world, suitable only for the apsaras to wear.

For the next week, I will showcase one saree each day from Gaurav Gupta collection.

If you are not following him on Facebook – you must.

In love with Péro’s polka dots

In love with Péros polka dots    designer saree
I’ve been absent for awhile – film, work, love, travel, etc. – you name it, life absorbed me deeply … but come 2015, I was inspired by Péro’s polka dot ikat saree to return to SD  to say hello. Vogue India Fashion Fund winner, designer Aneeth Arora’s spring/summer ’14 collection was ruled by vintage polka dots apart from her signature gingham checks. Here’s why:
“I’m always inspired by things I see around me,” Arora tells Vogue in a post-show interview. “I saw lots of women on the street wearing polka dotted saris; dots in all sorts of vibrant colours and sizes. And they sported them with any kind of blouse; not matching ones.”
“I started off by printing dots using the Rajasthani block print and then moved on to creating dots with different techniques. I wanted to see how these craftspeople interpret the dot in their own way. The dot as a shape is so perfect. It was interesting for me to watch them try to achieve perfection.”

Slim Girl in Saree and Cute Shoes

Slim Girl in Saree and Cute Shoes    vintage sarees saree history

This elegantly slim model in a clingy saree is posed as if about to begin a turn right there in one of  Deen Dayal’s studios. Dayal, by the way, was a high-end artistic photographer to the maharajahs. I love the dancer’s little heeled oxfords, like super-cute jazz shoes! It is unusual to see Western street shoes on an Indian girl wearing traditional clothes and jewellery. The plain-woven saree fabric is very sheer, and I suspect it’s a fine cotton in a flattering colour. And this particular model is incredibly pretty, with a face to rival most starlets today. One can’t help but wonder who she was and who she might have known back around the 1890s.

Slim Girl in Saree and Cute Shoes    vintage sarees saree history