4 TRADITIONAL SAREES THAT SHOULD GRACE EVERY WOMAN’S CLOSET

One of the most noticeable features about any Indian wedding, ceremony or festival are the elegant saree ensembles. Although just six yards of fabric, the saree transforms into a stunning piece of clothing when it is wrapped and draped around the body. The saree accentuates and flatters all body types and shapes. It truly is one of the most versatile attire around. This versatility is also seen in different types of sarees that arise from all over India, particularly from Gujarat, Bengal, Maharashtra and South India. Each region has its own special weave, colours, motifs and materials that it works with to produce what could arguably be the best cultural representation of that region. If you have a passion for

Indian Wedding Sarees in the Modern Era

India is the blend of traditionalism and modernity. On the global Dias, the wedding of India is popular as Big Fat Indian Weddings, full of color, glamor, and excitement. The wedding ceremonies are full of decoration, food, drinks, colors, clothing which together form an impeccable mélange of tradition, culture, and values. The contemporary weddings of today’s modern era have transformed immensely. The reason behind the transformation is the obvious factors of Globalizations. Now the brides are taking ‘Haldi Ceremony’ photos in sunglasses and even in certain cases, with a bottle of wine. But one thing is standing still in its rightful place, and that is the Bridal saree of the brides of India. There were many trials where even the

All about the variations of traditional Indian sarees

Sarees in India as we know, are being born since time immemorial. And despite the hit of the modernization, and various types of apparels in trend, sarees have always been able to sustain their special place in every woman’s wardrobe. This 6-yard-long garment is most loved by women not just because they could be worn to any place whatsoever, but also because there are so many variations that you can never be bored of wearing sarees. Talking about variations, traditional Indian sarees can be divided into various categories. Let us know more in detail. Based on Indian states: Sarees in India are worn by women of every state, though in different styles and with different cultural and traditional representation. From

Indian sarees are now becoming an outfit of international recognition

Indian sarees were once only woven for temple deities, but those days are history now. Sarees have always been an integral part of the Indian culture and traditions. Since the ancient times, sarees have been one of the most preferred choices of the Indian women. There are other Asian countries also, where women wear sarees, but Indian sarees are exceptional and are different not just because they are beautiful and have a huge variety in them, but also because they represent the Indian culture and has a history behind them. Indian sarees are no more limited to Indian and Indian women, but have now become an outfit of international recognition. With time and the fashion industry growing stronger with every

Sari: Carrying the Indian message by travelling the World

International market is thronging with stylish single piece attire. Most of them owe their origin to the Indian saris. The Indian saris are not just limited to the Indian wedding and daily routine. They have successfully migrated to other parts of the world including Latin America, Western Europe Russian, Japan and even Caribbean. The formal setting allows the use of sari in its traditional stance. The formal draping is associated with the receptionist and air-hostess style. The times have changed! Even corporate leaders, executives and bank officials are making rave fashion statements with the Indian saris. Here’s how the whole world is adopting the Indian sari trend with feisty attitude. –    The United Nations Humanitarian and amnesty programs organized by

The magnificent South Indian Saree rule the Bollywood

If you have a look at the Bollywood movies in the last 2 years, you will see the major influence of South Indian Saris. Take a look at the 2 major hits that rocked both the Bollywood charts well as the fashion circuit- 2 States and Chennai Express. Both the story lines are predominantly about Southern Bellies and as a result the Southern queens seem to rule the fashion circuit big time. Alia’s sizzling Two Sates Saree look Let’s start with 2 States, this 2014 hit movie starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt was a box office hit. Alia Bhatt played the role of the South Indian girl to perfection and veteran actress Revathy was her onscreen mother. The best

RUNAWAY BRIDE- Part 3

As you may know, I traveled in train which dropped me to a village to where my would-be groom belonged. For this one I can say, without a doubt that this Bus ride had a bigger bang on me than any other.

Story of old trunk -part 6

My only blog I swear having these many questions! Go ahead… No no no…its not a drama class. Its me! What am I trying to do? I have decided to pack all those pretty sarees I showed you lately and bring them with me back to my home. And why am I taking the TRUNK with me? Because it will remind me of those hidden beautiful memories I have recently met.

Story of old trunk- part 4

I don’t answer my phone. There are few people with whom I go for a spontaneous phone conversations. I consider myself rude – and frankly, rather shy – for not picking up the phone when they call. This time, when I was trying my granny’s old (very old and quite pretty) lehenga-choli, I received a call. The call was rather from a special person..special to me. Though I didn’t want to receive, I had to. You must be thinking why I didn’t ignore it! Because the call was on granny’s landline and yes Einstein..we can’t put it on silent mode!

Story of old trunk -part 3

There has never been a simpler, faster, and more beautiful way to scan your old photos. Today I will be telling you about the time I unveiled the old photographs from my granny’s trunk. As you can probably tell, I am pretty obsessed with old stuffs around here. A single trunk, and the mementos inside, have the power to tell an unbelievable story–the story of a life lived, true love, or a memorable event. Seeing her collection, I thought about my memories. People who ‘were’ close to me. And then about people who ‘are’ close to me. It is without a doubt that the memories created over these past year will never be forgotten.

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