Some traditions are so closely tied with change of nature that even Gods and Goddesses sync up their calendars to pay annual visits to planet Earth. No exception this autumn as well when the Durga Puja beckons yet another time the arrival of Goddess Durga to announce the victory of good over evil. In this post, we bring to you the style secrets of your diva avatar to get you all dolled up and decked up for the meeting with the Goddess Durga in your nearest Puja Mandap. A balanced melange of contemporary saree silhouette and traditional jewellery look is the key mantra of this SareeSutra post particularly conceptualised and created keeping Durga Puja Shaptami day in mind.
An occasion limited to one day only restrains the flurry of joy, so Durga Puja has 5 days of non-stop merry making and rituals for those who celebrate it fervently. The merry-makers actually get warmed up from Shaptami onwards which are the early few days of the 5 day festivities. So I present to you this net saree which I designed and which comes with intricate floral details and scalloped borders. Some kundan jewellery perfectly augmented the look by creating an amalgamation of tradition and modernity.
Cosily tucked between a sizzling hot summer and a chilly winter, autumn brings with it the red-orange leaves about to part ways with the hosting trees, especially in the West. In the countries of the East, for example in the Indian sub-continent, autumn is marked with the abundant blossoms of kash-phool (Saccharum spontaneum, Kans grass) all around. Unwise to imagine that Goddess Durga will only descend in the Indian sub-continent during autumn every year, you should make every effort to net the gains during this jovial period by donning this net saree that I’ve styled myself with.
As a glimpse and glitter of silvery-grey in the midst of rusty brown maple leaves, autumn and arrival of Durga can all be celebrated, be it in the West or in the East. As long as you have styled yourself well, your radiance of beauty will ooze in all directions.
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Happy Navratri and the beginning of Durga Puja festivities!
What Were I Wearing?
Hair by Driblowdrybar
Photography by Margarita Karenko
Makeup, concept and styling by yours truly0