It’s that time of the year again when everything seems happy and festive. Where mundane work life takes a back seat and family holidays, friends, parties and festivals are on everyone’s mind. Needless to say that dressing up to the occasion become a priority.
Since most of you have showered a lot of love on my last Eid (ul-Fitr) Look, hence, I decided to show you guys how I’ve styled my this Eid (al-Adha) look to celebrate the festival, with some of my favourite and personal Indian designer Edit, surrounded by beautiful nature and a whole lot of love!
Saree, salwar-kameez, kurtis are the most popular outfits for women of Indian sub-continents during this festival. They are traditional, gaudy but it goes with the theme- festivity. For this Eid look, I have opted for an Anarkali set by my favourite Indian designer label Malasa. It has to be an absolute favourite because I have 3 of their exclusive pieces in my wardrobe now.
If you are introduced to this word ‘Anarkali’ for the first time, a little introduction will go a long way- Anarkali is a combination of a long tunic top and bottoms that are usually in the form of a churidar (leggings). The kurta is fitted on the bust and normally features large pleats flowing around the legs like an umbrella. Anarkali dresses owe their name to Anarkali, a famous courtesan in the court of a great Mughal emperor. The story of Anarkali was immortalised because of her affair with the emperor’s son, that ended in tragedy when Anarkali was buried alive behind a wall.
The styling of the dress has evolved over time, with trends ranging from floor lengths to normal length that end below the knees. Some recent Anarkali sets are short to suit to everyone’s choice. This has been en vogue for the past few years and looks like I end up getting one for myself every year. I have them in every silhouettes possible, yes! that’s how much I love them!
I donned this Malasa Haute-couture featuring a coral round neck anarkali in georgette with gold pearl, beads and sequins hand embroidery on the yoke, sides and sleeves. It has sheer net yoke trellis detailing at the back. Although it comes along with matching stretchable satin churidaar and coral net dupatta with gold sequins border, but trust me you will not need to wear the churidaar at all, well..I didn’t use it but it’s good to have it in collection, right!
This great ensemble that fits very well for any Desi parties and festivals, is my Eid-al-Adha look du 2016!
When an outfit is as incredible as this one- ticking off both colour and design schemes, styling becomes a piece of cake. I have picked up this gold plated Swarovski crystal greek goddess hand harness ring from the collection of my trusted Indian jewellery designer Rahul who I comfortably call a pal now. No Desi festival look is complete without a touch of Amrapali jewels on the side, I reckon. This green enamel pearl droplet crystal earring from the designer is an intricate masterpiece that brought life to this look.
With traditional Indian outfit, it is an obvious choice to go dramatic with your eye make-up. Heavily drawn eyes with liquid eye-liner, a touch of pink blush and matt coral lipstick brought the look put together.
Leaving my hair open with loose flowy curls, a boat-shaped gold beaded clutch and a pair of sequinned Jutti have given this look its ultimate finishing touch.
Wishing you all a happy Eid! Give love, be loved always!
What Was I Wearing?
Ra Abta Harness Ring
Clutch from Sasya, Kolkata in India
Hair, Makeup and Styling by yours truly