The festive season’s here are the festivities are in full swing! I wanted to do a lot more posts on festive fashion… however, just couldn’t manage with the number of things on the to-do list! But since today is Diwali… I decided that I simply had to share this Diwali special look with you guys!
So this Diwali… my simple motto is to ‘Be the bomb… and say No to crackers!’ Coz when you can be the ‘phataka’ yourself… why rely on the noisy and polluting variety 😉
This is my look for today… A simple yet gorgeous ‘Bong-inspired’ look… This off-white saaree with red glass-work border makes for a perfect traditional look… borrowed from our Bengali beauties…!
However… unlike a traditional Bengali saaree, which is usually in cotton or silk, I got this made in
georgette, which gives the saree a better fall and yes, it makes it much easier to tie it yourself 😀 (I
personally find it very difficult to tie the cottons and the pure silk saarees myself… hence, I prefer the
more flow-ey fabrics such as chiffons, georgettes, nets, crepe and crepe silks, bhagalpuri silk, etc. )
The blouse is a lovely halter-neck blouse with draw-strings for the back… had it made in a maroon and
gold brocade fabric, and goes well with a lot of sarees. (I make it a point to always have a few of these
funky blouses, in basic festive colours… like maroon, gold, silver and black in my wardrobe… which
can paired up with most sarees… ) The great thing about owning a few blouses like these is that they
give the usually traditional saree a sexy twist while still maintaining the ethnic and festive feel of it….
they break the monotony of design and fabric, making the entire look a lot more inventive, funky and
fun… AND you don’t have to wait to wear that new saaree while its blouse gets stitched!
Hope you like this look and Wish you all a fabulous Diwali and a super-awesome New Year!