NAVRATRI 2017 Day 4- EVENING PART III My #ootd is a fabulous 12 year old cool Grey #kanchipuram#silksaree with dainty floral creepers in jarugeh(zari) on deep maroon double borders. This too was part of my wedding purchase from Pothys in Chennai but for my dear Mother in Law. I had personally chosen this #saree for her and she was overwhelmed by the magnificence of the pattu(silk). She wore it with it's own blouse a couple of times but found it very heavy for her frame. After her sad demise in early 2008, my athai(aunt in law) handed over this sari back to me saying 'you are the rightful heir to this'. I too wore this on a couple of occasions when my athai suggested to do something with this sari to suit my age. She thought it made me look old! Thankfully my good friend @chhaya_mehrotra_official did a wonderful job by enhancing the sari colours with a gorgeous Turquoise shaded narrow raw silk strip on one end of the border and a faded mauve raw silk strip embellished with tiny pearls, gold & turquoise sequins on the other end. She picked up the faded mauve from the inner tassels of the saree end and only then I realized that this was a dual shade Grey! Faded mauve and pale white threads woven together to create this pleasant Grey with a tinge of mauve purple dhoop-chhaon effect! Not only was the sari transformed but Chhaya made me the perfect blouse for this 😊 And here you see the results! Now that's a damn good designer and her design sensibilities! See how beautifully the colors work together? And of course the stunning jarugeh pallu! Uff! 😍 Please swipe to view the pallu motif. This certainly is a hi quality Kanchi Pattu as my amma says that original Kanchi silks should be heavy and wrinkle free despite multiple wears or rubs. This is one such sari 😊 (Not that I don't love my soft silks!) #indianweaves#indianwear#festivaloutfit#handloom#handwoven#sareeindia#sareelove#sarees#sareeblouse#iwearhandloom#craftsmanship#design#designer#sareeborder#kanjeevaram#grey#ninedaysofthedevi
Today I'm wearing a very special saree. It's an Aztec, block-print, matka-silk that, to me, is the blingiest and most playful saree I own. This one makes me think of rainbows and colour wheels, which have fascinated me since I found out how white light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow and how a prism can split it into all these beautiful colours. The 5th day of Navratri today is sartorially being celebrated by wearing white this year and I've chosen to wear my colour-wheel of a saree which is from the lovely @nrinam. Please swipe left for more pictures of this beauty. #matkasilk#silk#ninedaysofthedevi#navratri#indianweaves#sareenotsorry#sareelove#sareefie#sareegram#sustainablefashion
Navratri Festival with MIRCHI KOMACHI items... Chalo, wear the colours!! . Day 6: Red Relaxed Jacket (Double Fabrics). Talk about luxury! When you settle in a comfy-as-loose-tshirt jacket with high-quality fabrics only to enjoy your Me Time with a cuppa coffee and great books ☕📑 Can't wait to do that on weekend? Link in bio!! . .