If eyes of the onlookers won’t shut seeing your Shaptami look that we styled in the last post, imagine how astonished they would be with your Ashtami look this year! Yes we are right in the middle of the Durga Puja festivities and Ashtami surely astounds all with the beating of dhol (local drums), offerings of Anjali to Goddess Durga and Kumari Pujas taking place in community Puja pandals. The Goddess on this day is represented by siting on a lotus-calm, composed, and peaceful, as if represented by the enchanting combination of green and yellow in Benarasi silk. In this post today, we bring to you some style secrets for an ash-tonishing Ashtami look for the Durga Puja this year.
A boisterous blend of yellow and green Benarasi saree is the style protagonist of Ashtami this year. Considered as one of the most elegant and sought after sarees, Benarasi sarees are famous for their gold or silver brocade and the extravagant work of embroidery. Smoothly woven silk and heavy duty embroidery work do make the saree rather heavy but there you go – it’s the day to increase your style gravitas. So moving around with some additional weight of the saree is surely pardonable.
To bag the plaudits and penchants of Ashtami, a traditional potli bag with golden and yellow intricate embroidery was all that I needed. I took my style stage at the beautifully serene Shri Vallabh Nidhi Mandir in north-west London. With gorgeously carved Jaisalmer limestones, this temple provided me the pristine backdrop to bring out the best gist of my Ashtami look.
Leave your comments below to let me know what you think about this Ashtami look and share this post now with your friends to spread yet another Ashtami aspirations this Durga Puja.
What Were I wearing?
Benarasi Saree from Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralaya, Kolkata
Necklace-earring set from Love for pretty things
Ring from Ratan’s Vardaan Market, Kolkata
Potli Bag from Pernia’s Pop up shop
Green & Yellow Bangles from Kolkata New Market (Street shops)
Hair by DriblowDrybar
Makeup by yours truly
Photography Shehzaad Shams