I don’t always approve of, or not always enamored with Masaba style, but I am fully cognizant of the distinctiveness of her style and I admire that for sure.
Here is an article in a site called Delhi Bride and it so perfectly explains the allure of Masaba sarees.
This is what Shinjini says, and I bet you have all been there..
I’ve been married for almost a year and a half now. And this is what happens every time I open my cupboard to choose a sari to wear to a wedding -
I browse through all the saris I own, and reject 90% of them because “it’s chamki” “too plain” “already worn it to the last 6 weddings” or “everyone’s going to be wearing this”.
Sometimes, when I’ve attended too many weddings in a row, I reject ALL the saris in my cupboard, because it gets seriously repetitive – the same style, the same embroidery, the same fabrics. Now I’m not the kind of person who likes to make serious fashion statements at a wedding,
But occasionally, when I’m really sick of all the typical Indian saris, I wish I had something really fresh and bold. To wear a sari that’s seriously different. Unique. On those rare days when I do want to stand out in a crowd.
Come on, we all have those days. Sparingly, agreed. But we all have them.
And I realize, that I don’t own even a single sari for such a day.
I know, I know. You’ll say “designer wear is what you need, Shinjini!”
To which all I have to say is “I don’t have the budget. Below INR 20,000 please.”
And she concludes with:
Well, there is ONE designer who is the answer to my stand-out-in-a-crowd-sari prayers.
Unique styles? Check. Under 20,000? Check.
So aptly put…
Yes, Masaba, you have a unique place in the saree closet and that is even more precious place than having a unique place in our hearts. Because our heart can expand to keep a lot of people and lot of things, our saree closet doesn’t…. Only very special people, special designers and special event sarees have a place in there.
Her set of special sarees to wear when you go as a guest at a wedding is worth looking at. Check it out.