Over the weekend, I attended Saraswati Puja. Goddess Saraswati is revered as the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and art. I was happy to finally have reached ‘white’. Although most people would wear yellow on this festival as it is also celebrated as the first day of spring according to Hindu calendar. For some reason, in my childhood, my mother used to dress us up in white. So, I decided to walk down the memory lane and wore an embellished white net saree that I designed a few years ago.
This is the look I styled with two simple yet amazing jewellery pieces- a vintage silver coin ring that I bought from an antique market in NYC and a diamonte studded earring from a high street store in India. Unique in its design but totally pocket-friendly. A sequin and silk thread embellished white net saree paired with minimal jewellery makes a clean and classic look but what really stands out in this look is when you set your eyes above my neck. Adding a bold red lip to the white look, I finished out this look with an updo donut bun adorned with fresh red roses which is named, aptly, by the beautographer, ”Rosy Sun Rays”.
Now that I’m writing this little update, I should share with you all that while was getting ready for this look, the Beautographer was sitting right behind me as I was facing the mirror and tucking pins to set the flowers into my bun with two imaginary eyes at my back. He uttered, “you are an adept artist, making a rosy sun rays of a different kind of sunrise.” That’s sweet! He understands my struggle of doing it all by myself which includes, conceptualising, styling, arranging (read buying) outfits and accessories, doing hair, makeup, fastening hooks of the blouse that are at the back side and saree draping. No mean feat!
On a side note, I have been a little away from blogging sphere since we returned from Egypt. We have lots to catch up, planned and organised for our next voyage(s) already, but as I see the blog’s screen in front of me that I haven’t seen as often as I should have in the past month, I realize that I’m also happy to be back blogging outfit posts and I have a lot of new posts up my sleeve!
Stay tuned, stay stunned! Have a great week ahead!
What Was I Wearing?
Saree designed by me
Zara Bucket bag (It’s probably sold out now)
Ear ring from a store in Kamla Nagar Market, Delhi, India (Don’t remember the name, it’s more than a decade old)
(P.S. Hair, makeup and styling by me)