Subject to the sighting of the new moon, which is certainly not round, the largest Islamic festival of Eid is very much round the corner. It will be likely either on the 15th or 16th of June this year, when those who are up for the festivity and the feast-ivity will be donning new clothes to sparkle as glamorously as the new moon in the sky.
However, this Eid is taking place right in the middle of the month and the middle of the year. Especially those in the northern hemisphere are pretty much under the blazing sun and the heat and humidity can surely get a bit harsh especially for those celebrating in the Indian sub-continent. Keeping the sultry summer in mind, I have still thought of how you can look like the sultry siren to make the new moon blue in envy.
The common-sense approach to weather friendly fashion implies that you need to go light with your outfit this Eid. You can choose light weight fabric such as linen, cotton, chiffon, soft silks and then you can always accessorise it with statement jewellery pieces.
Before we exchange Eid greetings, let me embrace myself with a self-designed two tone tropical vibe chiffon saree with slim golden borders. To glam up the simplicity of this saree, I also designed a Benarasi tie-dye blouse with boat neck and golden zari border. I always design my blouses with back hooks and this was no exception. It allows me to drape the pallu with endless options with modern twists. Also this makes the blouse-fit look seamless in the front.
Like a new moon which is the biggest star of the sky on the eve of Eid, the star of my Eid look is undoubtedly the magnificent Maang Tika- a head ornament which is quintessentially an integral part of Indian women’s jewelleries. Like an aristocratic bridge over a deep sea of wavy locks, the Maang Tika will surely lock the gazes of the admirers of beauty. As they say ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’, little they knew that the real eye of the beauty infact gets firmly placed right in the centre of the forehead, hanging gently holding onto the tresses, when a marvellous Maang Tika such as this gets adorned to make the grand occasion like Eid simply grander.
A pearl adorned clutch from LoveToBag was my natural choice to hold on to and if you notice that I had also painted my nails to match the cool tropical vibes of the saree. Only the perfect nails can nail the perfect clutch and this was no exception. No qualms in getting tangled with the bangles as well which also are another piece of lovely creations from LoveToBag. Finally while I forayed into the festive space – step by step and feet by feet, my own feet were happily inside a pair of charming Champagne stilettos in mid heels.
Whether its Eid here of Eid there, your hair is the most important garment your body wears all the time, so your style statement will have to make a solid heartfelt proposition. Here I got my hair through dreamy soft curls where the centre was parted to accommodate the magical Maang Tika. One useful tip for hair here is that you must wear this particular design of Maang Tika with centre parting, otherwise the hair will hide the kundan details on the chains of the Maang Tika which are certainly worth showing off.
Why the new moon of the Eid will have all the fun and stars will be left behind? Not at all because the sparkles of the sprinkling star dust could very well descend on your eyelids as I put on this glittery golden natural glam look. All that glitters is surely not gold, but who is stopping you to be a bit on the bold if not gold, this Eid?
Draped in this self-styled chiffon saree, with the accompanying accessories and jewellery to complement it with, I posed in this pastel paradise of Notting Hill in London to bring you the style ideas for this Eid. Calm, quaint and colourful – the neighbourhood of Notting Hill provided the perfect backdrop for the colours I put on. Possible to be mistaken to be a tropical location somewhere in a remote Greek island, but in the very heart of the English capital. While we could stare at the new moon this Eid and make merry, I atleast touched and held the seasonal blossoms to feel the festivity in the air.
I hope you’ve been inspired to try out this look this Eid. Tweak it, squeak it and just make it your own to make much merry this Eid. On behalf of the Team OneTimeFashionista, we wish you, your friends and families a very happy Eid – Eid Mubarak! Why not share this post right now with your friends who might be in need of some essential saree-sutra to increase their style quotient this Eid? Ask us any questions and leave comments below the post. Happy festivities!
What Was I Wearing?
Saree & Blouse Designed by Me
Love For Pretty Things Maang Tika (Head piece)
Love For Pretty Things Earrings (This one was customised for me, you can see other designs here)
Love For Pretty Things Bangles
Ring from Ratan’s, Vardaan Market, Kolkata
Roland Cartier Shoes
Makeup by Ellie
Photo by Margarita Karenko
Concept & Styling by Yours truly