Jun 9 2014
Jun 7 2014
Every pleat of your Saree hides a special memory. -Sunny. @sareedreams
Jun 5 2014
picture from daily.bhaskar.com
In April Vidya Balan was in Australia to promote the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Her promotional visit included a photo shoot in outfits specially commissioned from Australian designers. One of those designers, Susan Dimasi, couldn’t resist the temptation of creating a saree for Ms Balan using rubber netting and ribbon on a more conventional fabric base. The picture was taken on the steps of Melbourne’s imposing Parliament House.
Jun 3 2014
picture from IBNLive
Audrey Hepburn, actress, style icon and tireless ambassador for UNICEF, would have been 85 on the 4th of May. IBN marked the event by showing this picture of Ms Hepburn in a saree, as seen in the 1961 film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, where she plays New York socialite, Holly Golightly. In the accompanying article they write, ‘with her hair up, and an almost invisible choli or a blouse, she carried the sari with perfect swag!’ I certainly wouldn’t disagree with that but do you notice that the fabric seems a little unusual for a saree, kind of fuzzy, almost like a… towel!? When I was trying to find out more about the film for this post, I stumbled across a web page headed 25 Things You May Not Know About ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and there at thing number eight it says that, ‘it’s never explained why, at the party, Hepburn is wearing a gown made from a towel’ but adds that, ‘a scene that was cut from the final release has her taking a bath when the party breaks out, and she’s forced to improvise a gown.’ I suppose it’s just a little bit of Hollywood magic that Holly Golightly can wrap a bath towel around herself and in the next scene the towel has grown into a perfectly draped saree.
Incidentally, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was directed by Blake Edwards who also directed ‘The Pink Panther’, which featured in another post here back in 2012. A secret saree fan, maybe?
May 27 2014
Now we’re talking! I gotta give it to the Sri Lankans, they know exactly what it means dark and enchanting. Love, love, love this saree ad from Barefoot, a boutique in Sri Lanka that designs and weaves hand-woven sarees and fabrics in cotton and other natural fibers. I’m so enchanted by these photos…I’ve always wondered if I’ll ever see my beautiful black indian women on billboard ads beyond all the mad fads for fair skin. Thank you Barefoot
May 25 2014
picture from EntertainmentWise
This sensual saree pic of, US actress and singer, Selena Gomez recently appeared on her Instagram feed with the cryptic caption, ‘Sari, not sari’. The comment is thought to be aimed at her former boyfriend Justin Bieber. They split up a few weeks ago. Ms Gomez is currently on a trip to Nepal for UNICEF.