As the pages of the Bengali calendar flips over to 1424 ushering into yet another new year, it is that time to bring out the newness in you and all things around you.
For Navami Puja event, I picked a Malasa saree to wear. Quintessentially autumn/winter trendy berry lip, rose gold earrings and ivory sandals rounded out the last look for this Durga Puja.
Art, Motifs, Interior Décor, and Fashion have all evolved, harmonised and arrived at a level of exquisite globalization – under the big umbrella of Lifestyle. The extension of art to clothing and accessories, translates into inspiring designs.
Durga Puja is a celebration of the Mother Goddess, and her victory over the evil demon Mahishasur. The festival celebrates the powerful female force in the Universe.
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.
My passion and enthusiasm for antique textiles and trims has always coincided with a desire to find creative ways to use and enjoy them. I will always collect these items and continue to give a makeover. The ways in which they might be given a new life through artistic expression are endless. In this post I will share my Durga Puja Shaptami Day look in a saree and explore the ideas to refashion a plain yardstick to a designer-esque saree. Because this saree has a unique story to tell.
My fashionistas, with a list of parties to attend, the on-going wedding season in India or anywhere in the subcontinent can be quite a stressful affair. While you have your outfit sorted out for your friend or cousin’s wedding-day, don’t ignore to pre-plan for the Mehendi day either. Being part of the Mehendi party means you’ll have to dress the part without upstaging the bride. While the bride would have had months of preparations (and a bigger budget) to get her Mehendi outfit ready, you as a guest might not be as lucky. To ease you into the wedding season, I have conceptualized this look with items from my existing wardrobe and sharing few tips on to look your fashionable best when you are heading for a night long dance fest complete with Bollywood tunes.