The festivals are upon us and with that the awareness, that this year will not be as grand as it used to be. Yet there is an aura of positivity and hope around us all, the somber clouds of darkness, which had dawned upon us all, have finally lifted. The rays of hope filtering through the chinks, warming our souls, which had gone cold in the last two years.
The worst is over. May God bless us all with health and happiness ? ?
I woke up yesterday morning to the familiar sounds of Mahalaya blaring on the radio. The declaration that the Devi is home, marking the auspicious beginning of Devipaksha. And this begins the season of festivities in our country. It begins with Durga Puja & Navratri followed by Karwachauth and soon it is Diwali.
A happy and festive time which brings us a lot of opportunities to dress up, meet up with loved ones and eat lots of good food.
And inspite of knowing that this year hasn’t brought the exhilarating, maddening excitement that creeps into my bones round this time of the year. I could not deny the “Pujo Pujo Gondho”.
There may not be a lot of pandal hopping or eating nor meeting the loved ones but wo din dur nahi. A positive aura has eradicated the negative fungus of gloom.
Wishing you all the happiness we truly deserve.
And as promised, bringing some of my saree and Festive saree looks for you for ideas.
? 1st Look : Paired an Indigo Hand Block Print Saree from The Chalk Boutique with a Pink chapa (printed) cotton fabric blouse customised by self and stitched by my tailor. The contrast of shocking Pink with Indigo is a head turner.
? As you may know, I rarely wear the original blouse. Most of my blouses are customised courtesy local tailor and yours truly
? Sarees for festivities are mostly cottons, handlooms and silks for the ease and comfort and of course elegance
?2nd Look : Cornflower blue batik silk from Jullaha Store paired with a blouse made from Ajrakh Modal silk in base colour Maroon
? 3rd Look: Mul cotton from Suta paired with a white net top with flared layered sleeves. The top is again customised with my own design and stitched at local tailor
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? Pink & Gold Kanjeevaram for the 4th look.
This royal Kanjeevaram saree is from Karagiri .
The saree is rich and royal and to complement its sheer gorgeousness I went with Gold jewellery. I generally don’t like wearing too much jewellery and choose to wear only earrings. But with sarees like these which are rich and more traditional I opt for a traditional look to match.
Gold jewellery complements this beautiful saree with elegance.
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? 5th Look: White & black is a combination which exudes elegance in any form and when the duo come together on an elegant Linen fabric it doesn’t need much efforts to look ethereal.
Paired this gorgeous saree with a casual fitted black shirt and left the makeup and accessories to bare minimum.
? The beauty of getting my tops and blouses customised is that I am able to mix and match them with various sarees.
Pink is one such colour which lends itself to various combinations and this one blouse is my favourite to pair with multiple sarees.
For the 6th look paired a simple yellow saree with embroidery with my pink blouse. The tassel earrings in blue lend a further contrast which I love. The earrings are from the store Krafted with Happiness
7th look: Nothing can beat the sheer elegance of a Silk Saree.
For my 7th look I have chosen this Ajrakh Modal silk saree in black and paired it with a Modal Silk blouse in Maroon. The contrast of Maroon and black looks extreme gorgeous.
Modal Silk is one of the softest and the saree feels like butter. It is easy to carry and looks extremely elegant.
8th Look : A beautiful printed Linen saree in abstract prints paired with a customised blouse in Ikkat print with Bell sleeves.
9th Look: A green Dhakai jamdaani with an orange printed silk blouse
Jamdaani sarees are a work of art and one of the most popular forms.
For my final look I am wearing a Georgette saree and draped it in a pants style with a casual shirt
I love experimenting with different saree draping styles and this one is a favourite