This is a lovely portrait of a beautiful young woman in a beautiful saree. But what is unusual is her choice of blouse – a cute short-sleeved knit sweater! Note the yarn pompons at the neck! The saree is delightful, with its windopane weave with a bit of zari and interesting geometric border. The image is probably 1930s or so.
Now that’s a gorgeous sabyaschi saree! – Shruti Hassan in Sabyasachi sari.
First of all Shruti Hassan has certain class and sense of aesthetics and you combine it with the design depth of Sabyasachi, and you get great things.
Ummm, she looks a lot pleasant in this picture. It took me a while to recognize her. Compare this picture to the picture of her in Satya Paul http://sareedreams.com/2010/09/satya-paul-saree-blouse-design-shruti-hassan-on-the-ramp/
and you see that there is a difference.. I think she might have had some subtle work done. Nothing wrong with it, just saying.
I Like it and I fully approve. Great saree, great design, great face..
The delicate gold thread work and the intricate gota patti work were fused with traditional and metallic patterns, which sets the right sparkles for festive season.
I know, saree as a complete ensemble has the deficiency of not having a good place to carry things. One could ties it to the pallu or put it in the blouse but thats not right.
A pretty clutch is what one ends up with and thats fine.
Here is Anita Dongre’s hip bag, coordinated with the saree. It is a tad distracting, but I like the effort.
Here is another one with a hip bag that is not as focus stealing as the one obove.
Designer Anita Dongre showcased an exquisite collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 on Thursday that featured embroidery by the women of NGO Mijwan run by actress Shabana Azmi .
Model-turned actress Lisa Haydon walked the ramp for the collection.
“This is a festive collection on Rajasthani design, which has been embroidered by the rural craftswoman of Mijwan society,” Dongre told reporters after the show.
The Mijwan Welfare Society was founded by Shabana’s father and renowned poet, the late Kaifi Azmi, in his home district of Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) in 1993.
I have written about the Majwan society before.
When a blouse piece comes with pre-panned intricate blouse design, it makes the task a bit easier for the saree purchaser. I suggest you try to retain the vision that saree designer had when he/she created that saree and follow the design recommended.
You can always get a second blouse where you have more creative control.