Jun 6 2008
This is Shobha De’s saree from Colombo- Mariah Colombage is showing it off.
My suggestion to Shobhaa De – don’t follow Satya Paul’s whimsy and odd combinations and bold prints – stay with your core competency of creating rich and luxurious designs that rely on finding the harmony of colors and texture.
I like Satya Paul for trendy, fashionable and fun sarees, but from Shobhaa De, I want to see rich, complex, luxurious designs that are pleasing to the eyes.
If I can explain it in an example with cars; Satya Paul makes Corvetter, very flashy very fast cars, Shobhaa De makes Mercedes, very understated but elegant cars.
Anyway, to make a short story long, (or is it other way around?), this saree strikes me as out of character with some of her more recent work.
Independently, I like the saree and I love the blouse – I am not happy with the combination!