Classic Looks in a Mid-Century Photograph

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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.

Bollywood Vintage Look

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This just says “Bollywood” to me, in a gloriously Technicolor way!  And with yesterday being Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s birthday – and today being Shah Rukh Khan’s – what better way to start the day than by posting a traditional saree that would look fabulous on the big screen, especially on the above-mentioned actress?  Not so good on SRK, however, though he is looking hot in his latest film!

More Vintage Slides This Sunday

 

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Here is another pretty transparency from the late 1950s or early ’60s… and it is neat because we get to see this lovely woman in a retro kameez suit (great print!) too.  Ebay lists these as tourist shots but perhaps the photographer, likely the blond man seen in another image, knew the subject of his slides – they don’t look that random to me.  The lightweight silk saree is in one of my very favourite colour combinations of orangey-red and purple.  Our model’s checked choli, medallion necklace and large bun hairdo are all classic looks.  Anyone recognise the place where the photographs were taken?

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Rohit Bal Saree at Qutub Minar – Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale

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Rohit Bal’s Collection showcased at The Grand Finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015.

Wished I could see the blouse…

But may be it is not meant to be seen.

Loving it otherwise.

Ileana D’Cruz in Satya Paul

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picture from ApunKaChoice.com

Ileana D’Cruz is, apparently, one of those Indian actresses who doesn’t often wear sarees, so it was a surprise, for some, when she modelled this saree at a recent Satya Paul show in Dubai. This is a spectacular outfit but, I think, that has more to do with the blouse and the drape than the saree itself.

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Logoed Sarees

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picture from IBNLive

You may remember, back in August, Sunny showing us a picture of a saree with a pattern based on the Facebook logo. Well that saree may have been inspired by this one. This picture went viral on Facebook in India in March. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the phone in the green speech bubble is the logo for WhatsApp, the most popular messaging service in India. As far as I know, the origin of this picture remains a mystery. Some have suggested that it was a publicity stunt by WhatsApp but they’ve never confirmed that. However, this does seem to have started something of a trend as you can see from Sunny’s Facebook saree and the Apple saree below the fold but what is going on here? Is there a small company in India producing a range of logoed sarees or are fans of these companies getting these sarees made up for themselves somehow?

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