5 ways to do up an old sari

We all have our mother’s or grand- mother’s beautiful saree collection that none of them wears. Moreover that stuff is so intricate and expensive that they would not want to give away easily. When I got down to open my grand-mom’s wardrobe shortly after she passed away I can’t start to tell you what amazing clothes I saw. She had saved her wedding saree and a lot of other sarees in designs I would not know of. With a few I loved the colors, with a few others I loved their borders and a few were made of such material which had not spoiled in so many years. I had the privilege of getting her wedding saree and all of you know what will be my next pick for a friend’s wedding.

  • Dye

Some clothes get dirty with time or some times a light color would not look as vibrant as it did earlier. The best thing is to go your dyer and dye it in a darker shade. It is advisable to keep the color family same for best results or else you could go with black. One can never go wrong with a sexy black saree.

  • Blouse

Even if you pick up your an old saree I still insist on getting a new blouse. Even if you fit in it might not look as stunning. Opt in for a contrasting print with a plain saree and get it designed with the best back neck and add a latkan with a deep back to add oomph.

  • Silver / Golden

If you are absolutely not sure of the print combination you can go for the evergreen silver or gold depending on the color of work your sari has. Or you may just get a smart golden and silver blouse to avoid any confusion when you are borrowing sarees from anyone.

  • Border

A border can be your savior when you are trying to renew an old sari go to market and pick up a printed border. Since floral and tie & dye is quite in you can go for the same border blouse combination to complete the look. It can help you add bling to a plain saree.

 

  • Stitch

A stitch in time can save nine, literally when you fee you need to add glam to the old sari go for a different stitch. You could get the palla and get it attached to an entirely different fabric to create a new look. Half patterns are still available in the market and stitching also means no draping :)

When I picked up my grand-mom’s saree I went ahead and got a sexy golden blouse and brought life to the purple golden sari.

 

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With so many people posting their picks for Diwali this year you know that many girls banking on a sari. After the recent hullabaloo about the sari article and how it defines the Indian women by giving

IIFA 2015

IIFA 2015 was glittered with a lot of celebrities and the color red seemed catch all the attention. The event was full of wonderful performances. Style Meter for IIFA is here

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Dia Mirza managed to catch a lot of attention when she was dressed in red for the red carpet. I loved the outfit and it is a great option for anyone who wants to play around her height.

Style Meter – 7

This has been Deepika Padukone’s trademark style now and I would like to see more of her in different avatars though I also agree that she carries this look with finesse.

Style Meter – 8.5

I simply loved what Bipasha Basu is wearing and her complete look in red with bright lips to finish it.

Style Meter – 8.5

Anushka Sharma does red perfectly well, it seemed they had it pre-decided (wink, wink)

Red was the color of the day for these leading ladies.

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Deepika Padukone in Finding Fanny

We are all very excited to see Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in Finding Fanny. They look impressively cute together. Deepika Padukone has indeed created a new style statement for herself. With her latest movie Finding Fanny she has come in the casual chic look. We loved her look at every promotional event.

These are my favorite looks from all that Deepika Padukone wore –

The casual summer friendly Goa look.

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Teal and Grey for the girl.

Style Meter – 8.5

Shaking Bootiya at the song launch

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They look so amazing together

Style Meter – 8.5

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Jabong IOFW is doing wonders for the Online Fashion Show, going by the interviews I can clearly see a lot of enthusiasm among the participants. The Make up artists seem most kicked up because they don’t get to compete easily and at such a huge platform.

The Make up artists have use different products and colors to add glamour. Revlon Colorstay products are loved by all artists be it Colorstay foundation or the Eye shadow palette. Most of these artists have used dramatic eyes with simpler face and lips. This is done to look good in photographs and create an impact.

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Lots and lots more about the event coming up in the following posts

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5 best looks of Sonam Kapoor

Today is Sonam Kapoor’s birthday, though we would have loved telling you how old she is but let’s just keep it a secret! I have been following her style since a few years now and she rarely disappoints me with that. Be it a saree or a gown she carries them with equal ease and panache. She has become a role model for a lot of fashionably inclined girls.

 

Here are the best 5 looks of this diva

 

This is her latest look at the Cannes Film Festival, her look with smokey eyes and nude lips was highly appreciated by one and all. We love it how she has kept her look simple yet stunning and it comes out as a perfect day look.

When she inaugurated the Loreal Paris Make up Collection

 

 

Hope you will like them too

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Lakme Fashion Week Celebrities

Lakme Fashion Week 2014 indeed was a start studded event and we witnessed lot of celebrities walked for the designers and there were even more who sat on the first row to see the designer collections. What I typically loved about them was most of them were friendly to us and a few of them also spoke to us.

My favorite looks from LFW 2014 are –

She sizzled the ramp as she walked and danced on the ramp.

Lisa Hayden and Aduna Akhtar got a lot of shout outs and Lisa was very sweet to talk to us after the show.

Sunny Leone brought the fire literally on the stage.

She is the yummiest mummy of bollywood and we cannot deny that.

She walked in style and how!

Kareena Kapoor Khan has it all and she flaunts it

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Everyday SkinCare @being25

Last week i got a chance to meet the Skin Expert from Lakme Absolute Salon and she opened my eyes to a lot of things that I used to easily neglect. She put forward the list of things that need to be present in my closet for the summer months. The best thing about her advice was that she did not speak for any brand instead she gave the option to choose at our will. Her list of things are –

  • Anti Ageing Cream

We should start skin care as early as 25 to have a glowing skin later. She stressed on the use of any anti ageing cream from the wide variety of products available

StyleSaaga recommends – Pond’s, Olay or Neutrogena.

  • Face Cream

We should have a dedicated face cream with an SPF of about 15+ to protect us from the Sun rays for summer season.

StyleSaaga recommends – Everyuth,  Olay, Loreal

  • Sunscreen

There should be a sunscreen body lotion which again around 20+ SPF is decent if we have a regular desk job. In case of marketing jobs you can switch to using the same lotion 3-4 times in a day, there is no need for a 50 SPF in daily routine it should be reserved for beach outings.

StyleSaaga recommends – Lotus, VLCC, Kaya, Lakme

  • Moisturiser

It is as important to moisturise in summers as it is in winters so keep your body lotions handy but make sure they are not very sticky or thick.

StyleSaaga recommends – Vaseline, Fab India, The Body Shop

  • Under Eye Cream

This should be an important product in your daily routine. Since all our work has become screen oriented we spend a lot of time on the laptop and not outside.

StyleSaaga recommends – Fab India, Synergy

  • Night Cream

This may not feature in your make up kit owing to our age but we have to get used to it, yes you heard me right. It should be a part of your daily pampering

StyleSaaga recommends – H2o, Olay, Lakme

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