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.

 

Sari with a style

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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

Diwali Inspiration from Sonam Kapoor in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Sonam Kapoor who has become a youth fashion icon of-late. Recently Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is catching a lot of attention majorly because of the look the directors have brought in. Coming from Rajshri the movie was sure to come with a lot of Indian family traditional drama and even the songs and the styling of the movie says so. The kind of clothes shown in the movie are far from our daily routine but the good part being we have a lot to take from it  for this festive season.

Sonam and Salman have come out in a total new avatar where we all have high expectations from them. Though I am pretty sure the movie will revolve around the 2000 era cliche but let us take a look for our diwali preps.

Sonam looks stunning in this look and here is all you need  to create one of your own looks like hers.

  • Base

Since it is diwali season round the corner I would recommend a base that is appropriate for normal to dry skin so you do not need and extra layer of cream for good results. Sonam kapoor shows a flawless radiance for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

  • Eyes

You will just need a hint from the nude pallette to enhance your eyes but not so much on your face. I am very fond of nude eye colors because I feel it is capable of giving you your favorite looks for the day as well as the night. Read about Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

  • Lips

The most essential part of any make up for diwali, I believe is a lip color. It can absolutely make or break your image and look. I have chosen my favorite from the color show range by Maybelline.

  • Hair

A hair straightener is all you need to make your rest in place, be it the centre parting or even if you want to flaunt a puff bun right in front you can straighten to get the perfect look.

This is my diwali inspiration from sonam kapoor in Prem ratan dhan payo and I am sure you will have a good time creating this for yourself. Do leave in comments below how did you celebrate diwali.

Sonam Kapoor at Khoobsurat Promotions

We all wait to see the Khoobsurat Sonam Kapoor make a public appearance. For most of the style enthusiasts like me, her clothes have been inspiring. I will love to see her sizzle on the ramp live someday. This how we saw Sonam Kapoor at Khoobsurat Promotions –

This is my favorite look from the lot.

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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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Wear Orange with grace

Orange Color has been in Vogue since 2013 and we are seeing Neon fever everywhere with Orange, pink, green and blue. Though personally I feel neon orange is not the color for Indian skin but then there are ways of carrying orange in subtle ways in make up and accessories.

These are my favorite looks for orange

I love this orange eye shadow look, you can use it at one place on your face and not use orange everywhere.

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Put orange lip color to enhance your lips.

Simple look with orange lip color, the best pick for Indian skin.

Do share your views about orange and how do you think it can be carried out well.

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How to Dress For Valentines Day

Thinking what to wear for this Valentines day, see what my favorite Bollywood looks have to share to make your Day special. Pick your look based on your mood!

  • Little Black Dress

You can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress at Chanel said and it is true, pick up your sexy black dress and pair it up with smokey eyes and nude lips. You can add red lip color to add more drama.

  • Trendsetter

Get your designer gown out of your closet for this special day and choose different colors, this will make you look chic without any excessive jazz. Tying up your hair like this will add to your appeal.

  • Casual

You are going out with him on the 14 but you really are not sure on which level you are with him in your relationship so keep it subtle and casual, opt for colored pants to make you look special.

  • Glam Doll

You know this man is the one who you wanted to be with and you want to look like a diva when you step out with him, you also want to create a statement to the passers by.

  • Catty

You don’t want to go out and waste any of your precious time on this day, infact it will be a great idea for couples who are over stressed with work and do not get too much time to spend. Just stay indoors and make every moment worth it.

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5 Must have Ps

So the new year mood is now over and getting back I have a few Ps that you should have in 2014. You might have a few of these but these Ps will never make feel out of trend any day.

  • Palazzo pants

Palazzo pants are here to stay and the best thing is that they are here to stay, and you can buy them from big brands like Forever 21 or pick them up from the flea market at minimal prices. It is a great option for women who want to hide their belly fat

 

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  • Peplum dresses

This again came to be a very new and repeated trend in bollywood in 2013, peplum unlike palazzo can make you look short so it is a great choice for tall women and also for women who want to hide their butts.

 

  • Prints

With designers like Masaba Gupta and quirkbox you have lots of quirky prints to choose from for your wardrobe. We saw bollywood sporting random prints and looks where the lipstick print gained much popularity.

 

  • Purse

Carrying small potli purses has been the trend since long, it compliments your traditional wear very well and lets you keep your essentials handy. These purses also add to your style statement.

 

  • Pink

Radiant Orchid which is the pantone color of the year, is another shade of pink and mauve to be precise. This year you will see more celebs flaunting this color.

 

These are the must have Ps in your wardrobe

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Best Looks from 2013

This year marked a lot of events, fashion shows and a lot of stylish looks from Bollywood. Here are my picks-

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These are my most favorite looks from 2013

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