Born and raised in a family of another faith, we were never stopped from enjoying all festivals. During growing up years, I attended Iftar parties, devour on Shevaiyaas (sweet dish made of Vermicelli) at neighbours’ on Eid day, even often made indulgent demands to my parents that I should, like my muslim friends, wear new clothes on this day. My perspectives have evolved over the years. The significance of religious festivals has been reduced to nothing more than relishing good food, be clothed in the trendiest attires, and meeting and greeting family and friends. Although these rituals are part and parcel of every faith in any case. The child in me refuses to grow up, enjoys this day as I got a special Eid gift (if you are following us on Instagram, you already know what it is!) and also, I treated myself with new clothes, sweets and perks of cooking a feast in my kitchen. In this post, I’m wearing one of my new buys from this month- a Malasa collection featuring a peach pearl embroidered jacket in georgette with hook fastening placket in front and slit on both sides. It is paired with matching stretch lace stitched churidaar and peach net dupatta with pearl and seep embroidered border all around it. Wearing my hair up in a side bun, I paired this outfit with one of the most favourite clutches I own- pearl embellished Lovespell Minaudiere and a champagne hued strappy heels. To make this traditional outfit work, I finished my look with matching minimalistic yet trendy jewellery- palm cuff and ear top with pearls.
Where do I start to describe this classic Churidaar-suit. It has the charm to transform any girl into a demure woman. Elegant, sophisticated, old world charm all combined in one is how I describe this Malasa creation. In the era of floor-length Anarkalis and most recent step-in Dhoti-sets, the classic silhouette of this Churidaar paired together with a straight Kameez is such a breath of fresh air! I would like to take the opportunity to thank the designer specially for choosing lace as the fabric for the Churidaar. Talk about thinking out of the box and how! Those who are familiar with Malasa‘s collections, have noticed that the designer duo- Jyoti and Nimrit Gill’s forte lies in neat embroidery, contemporary cuts, chic silhouettes and particularly the detailed embellishment in the bodice- both front and back. What I was taken into a surprise is their ability to play with pastel shades, unlike most Indian designers. It’s their power-packed pastel palette convinced me for the first time I can look ‘decent’ in shades like pale pink, champagne and ivory. Actually, I was so convinced that I have taken this ‘Malasa-Pastel-Therapy’ further and beyond this suit, and treated myself with a gorgeous powder pink saree from their collection recently. If you stay tuned in this space, you will see me stunned in it soon.
Top tip: When wearing a Kurti/Kameez/Blouse with neat embroidery, always wear your hair up in order to avoid your hair getting stuck to it.
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