Navami is the ninth and final day of the Navratri Festival and the penultimate day of the Durga Puja Festival. As a run up to the final moments of fervor and revelry, Navami is a significant day to appear in your best attire to immerse in the merry-making all around. In the last two posts, we have been inspiring you with our SareeSutra secrets for Shaptami and Ashtami and today is the day to unravel in front of you the ravishing Navami style inspirations.
Navami as a ritual has significance that on this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Saraswati, the deity of knowledge and wisdom. This day is also important to start any new venture from Vijaya Dashami. To perfectly blend with the moralistic messages of the festival, I allowed my style sensibility to be adorned by a gorgeous white Lucknawi Chikankari saree. Literally meaning ‘embroidery’, chikankari is a traditional embroidery style which originated in Lucknow, India. A pure piece of art, the hand-woven, delicate and intricate embroidery work on these sarees immediately radiates aristocracy, sophistication and charm.
To pair well with the white chikankari saree, I had fresh Italian roses nicely tucked inside a doughnut bun. Hint of Italy keeps no surprise that we took our style stories all the way to the boisterously colorful, fisherman’s island of Burano, off the coast of Venice in Italy. Basking in the glow of the 2nd trimester being 18 weeks pregnant, we were out and about in Venice to enjoy our Babymoon. Albeit exhausting and hectic, but the desire to dress up and dwell over with you all the details of this look made me put my best foot forward in front of the lenses. Wearing a white saree in colourful Burano – We know that white represents purity and goodness while an array of colours could represent from anything from vivacity, optimism to intelligence and vibrance. A white chikankari saree against the colourful houses of Burano created a striking contrast, wonder if that was strong enough or not for Goddess Durga to take note of?
Burano provided us with the perfect canvas to paint the pacific strokes with the white Lucknow chikankari saree! Not to forget the arm candy in the shape of the love, pearl minaudiere which paired perfectly well with the white saree.
Let us know what you think of this fashion inspiration for your Navami look by posting your comments below. Burano or elsewhere, we hope the colours of nature splash in your lives, hope the good overcomes evil and all new things happen in your lives in pure and pacific way – during this Durga Puja and always.
What Were I Wearing?
Lucknawi Chikankari Saree by yours truly
Clutch by Tarini Nirula
Earring by Love for pretty things
Photography by Photowalkvenice and Beautographer (Shehzaad Shams)
Hair, makeup, concept and styling by yours truly