Tuesday, 21 October 2014


In 2007, inspired by the movie Saawariya, the Anarkali chudidar made a strong comeback in the festival fashion scene (and possibly led to the beginning of Sonam Kapoor’s rise to the queen of perfect ensembles). Even though I am not against wearing the outfit, I feel that buying a new Anarkali year over year just for fresh pictures on our Facebook timelines is a cause of concern. The sadder part is that an Anarkali worth tens of thousands will sit in my wardrobe after the festival and will not be used ever again. This does not make my wallet happy either.:P This festive season, I have the clich├ęd thought of trying out something different.:)

The 5 days of Diwali (dhanteras, chhoti diwali, lakshmi puja, bhai dooj, and the inevitable card game parties for $$) can easily pressure you into shopping. Make the smart choice of picking out a new piece and then wear it with stuff already in your wardrobe. Buy a blingy corset or a traditional jacket and pair it with a flowy skirt from your wardrobe. Think and rethink about how you can reuse the outfit.

The outfit that I am wearing in this post screams BE YOU! A contemporary jute-textured sari with options in silver jewellery from Udaipur is my way to look beyond the usual blingy saris and Anarkalis. And may the styles be with you!:)
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Lights and diyas all aroud me :D

The choice of necklace makes the difference :)

This ring is my current favorite!

Sari - Kalanikhetan, Hyderabdad 
Silver jewellery - From the streets of Udaipur
Watch - CK
Lipstick - Inglot
Blue Nail Color - Lakme

Photos - Deepak Gupta | Creative Direction, Editing Pictures and Styling - yours truly
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  1. This definitely screams YOU!! :D Almost iconoclast for Diwali - loved it :)

    1. Thanks Chetan! A demure look for this Diwali is definitely me being me. :D

  2. I love ur choice of colors. . <3 :-*

    1. Hey Haritri! Thanks girl! I love burst of colors in my outfit. :)

  3. Awesome, love ur whole look!

    1. Thanks a lot Hemangi! After the Boho post I am super inspired by Silver Jewellery. :D

  4. Loved the whole look... in aww of the ethnic fever you created...