My fashionistas, here is a look that I tried yesterday at the Saraswati puja-the Goddess of Education, music and culture, it is celebrated on the 5th day of the official start of the spring season. The colours symbolizes this celebration is marigold yellow, white and tangerine. Here is how I paid tribute to the white saree that is usually seen on Goddess Saraswati. I had visualized this look way before I possess this off-white cotton woven drapes with sleek silk golden border. I have styled this Saree with a long gold chain what my grandmother who is no more now, used to call ”motor mala”, motor is Bengali for green peas and mala means garland, since the chain has small gold balls and pearls, just like the grains of green peas:) My grandmother had papmpered my fashion sense to the fullest in my growing up years, what my parents would find very expensive and wouldn’t like to buy for me, she always did, because of her I always ended up wearing most pretty and expensive dresses during all festivals, as a kid. I miss her:(
Never understimate the power of the white daisy flowers! I just dressed up and entered in my living room, my eyes stuck on the flower vase kept on my dining table and I just knew instantly that this look is incomplete without these tiny white beauties, I just tucked few of them in my side loose bun with the help of some bobby pin.
Wear a white cotton saree with golden border, if you do, drop me a line at the comment section as I like to hear what you have to say.
Top tip: Those wanting to wear a brand new cotton saree, make sure you prepare the pleats and tuck them in with safety pin before you drape it because new cotton sarees are usually heavily starched and thus, very stiff, this way you can get nice defined perfect pleats.
White Cotton saree with golden border from Shri Venilals, Wembley, London
Batua clutch from Shri Venilals Wembley, London (Who needs to wear bangles when you have such a wrist-candy;)
Diamond ring from Manik Chand jewellers Kolkata, India.
Golden tissue blouse conceptualized by me and tailored by my personal tailor in Delhi
Red small bindis from Kolkata new market, India
Gold ear ring with pearls and kundan stone is a gift by an Aunt
Golden stilletos from Almas, Dhaka
Eye make up: Mac cosmetics eye shadow Shroom satin 499+ Antiqued veluxe pearl 3A9+ Woodwinked+ L’oreal 151 Or pur/pure gold
Lipstick: Bobbi brown orange