Jul 3 2013
Jun 30 2013
Our weather, as in many places lately, has been over 100 degrees in the shade. But these young ladies, sisters I should think, look exceptionally cool in their very white sares. The blouses are short sleeved but everything is modest and simple. I like the plain pallus brought over the head and tucked around the front, concealing the waist but showing off the prettily woven borders. The seated girl’s contrasting border photographed beautifully, though the paler design was probably just as lovely in person. Despite a rather retro studio setting, the modern hair and blouse styles suggest the 1920s or ’30s, and this portrait offered for sale on ebay was from Ahmedabad.
Jun 28 2013
I love this picture for multiple reasons, let me count the ways:
(i) It is a uniform saree – she is wearing the saree to teach her first class to the semenary students.
(ii) Antique white with just a little bit of jewelery makes her look very angelic
(iii) I love how you can see the seriousness of her teaching and first time being in a saree that she will wear in front of the students.
(iv) There is the nostaligia of the only mirror on the house that is on the “safe” steel almirah - Yup.
(v) Nothing very complex here, just a beautiful picture of beautiful people.
me in the traditional Indian #sari before teaching my first class to the seminary students I’ve no idea the amount of work it took to wear these?!!! Thank goodness I have women here to dress me. One of the professors told me that a woman looks her mos
Jun 26 2013
Jun 24 2013
From Bibi’s collection for Signature Premiere Fashion Week Kolkata 2012
As the most prominent fashion designer in Bangladesh, Bibi Russell works tirelessly to create a positive image for her country and it’s weavers.
Jun 23 2013
The exquisite piece above is from BiBi Russell’s Collection for Colombo Fashion Week 2013. I’m madly in love with Bibi’s collection, its just getting better and better. I’m waiting for the day when I will an get an opportunity to own one of her finest piece.
(Source: Bibi Production in FB)