Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sonam Kapoor sari draping styles gives an unique look

One of the various saree draping styles that you see wearing Sonam Kapoor quite often is a buttoned up jacket embellished blouse. In fact, a lot of fashion experts say that this is the best looking ensemble that they can think of. It also goes without saying that she looks absolutely stunning in such an ensemble. This is a layered look that she goes for when she drapes her saree like that and for that she normally dons a high neck buttoned blouse that matches the saree that she is wearing.

The jackets that she wears are shimmering and embellished as well and it goes without saying that they look just amazing on her. The hairstyle to go with this also reflects her impeccable fashion sense since it is not only off her face but her dress as well. This means that all the attention is on her new dress only.

Double pallu
This is an interesting new style as well. It is rare to see anyone else rock the double pallu the way that she does. She does this by draping two sarees of a similar shade in a seamless manner and this is something that you can do as well. You can also follow the other technique that she uses in these cases. You can add a dupatta that is a similar hue – it can be in a contrasting hue as well – on the other shoulder and get this look if you want to. 

Sonam Kapoor's Saree Draping Style
Sheer cape blouse
As far as the look comprising a saree and a sheer nude cape is concerned Sonam Kapoor has nailed it time and again without fail. The entire outfit gets layers thanks to the cape blouse. The embellished blouse also matches the saree’s border and is covered by a sheer cape. In these cases, Sonam Kapoor makes sure that she wears the least possible make up. She also wears traditional jewellery such as choker necklaces as well as clutches that match this particular look. When she drapes her saree this way she normally leaves her hair open but takes care to pull it away from her face. This makes sure that everyone is focusing only on what she is wearing, which is what she would want for sure.

Saree inspired by ruffle dress
This saree that clearly draws inspiration from a ruffle dress is a piece of clothing that only a true fashionista such as Sonam Kapoor wear in public. The outfit gets an edgy look from the sheer laser cut blouse. In these cases she drapes her saree in a way that is quite interesting to say the least. She does not drape the saree over her shoulder. This leaves the blouse open for anyone and everyone to see. In these cases, she also pulls her hair back in what can be called a sleek style. She also wears long and dangling earrings in order to accessorize the look.

Dhoti saree
It is Sonam Kapoor who can be credited for making this style of saree draping a popular one. It is something that no one should forget – it also needs to be remembered that she has inspired plenty of women to go for this style as well. After she wore this saree internet has been flooded with videos that have shown step by step how to wear a saree in this particular style. There are many occasions when she has worn a saree in this way and that too in a chic style. You should go ahead and give it a try as well. Apart from this you can try other styles like molten wire saree and chiffon saree with body jewellery. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

5 easy tips to wear your handloom salwar dupatta

As far as Indian women are concerned dupatta happens to be an integral part of their dress arsenal. If you are a woman living in India and do not have a dupatta in your wardrobe you can jolly well consider it to be an incomplete one. Dupatta itself happens to be a versatile piece of clothing, and can and does go well with almost everything that you wear. It can make just about any outfit look like a complete one. However, it happens to be a flowy piece of clothing as well and there are times in our lives when handling it becomes quite a responsibility. This is why you need to know some ways in which you can wear it without much problem whatsoever.

Using it as a stole
One of the five ways in which you can wear your handloom salwar dupatta is as a stole. When you drape your dupatta like this you get a look that is modest and stylish at the same time. The best part of all this is that you do not need to worry about it anymore – there are no concerns regarding adjustment that need to be addressed in this case. If you want a style that is sophisticated, and yet carefree, then this is what you should be doing.

Wearing it in choker style
The choker style of wearing the dupatta is highly popular among the younger women. Once again, this style happens to be quite hassle-free as well and yet it adds oodles of grace to the dress that you are wearing. 
Hand woven Dupatta for your ethnic style
The flowy style
This style allows you to show off your dupatta. All you need to do is let it flow on any one side or both the arms if that is how you wish to do it. It is best to pair this style with formal and semi formal anarkali and salwar suits. If your dupatta is a gorgeous one and you wish to show it off then this is the style that you should be going for.

Draping it on your arms
There is no law anywhere in this world that says that you cannot drape your dupatta anywhere else but the neck. When you drape your dupatta on your arm you give it a graceful touch. At the same time it gives you the freedom to experiment with a variety of styles that go very well with the main outfit. If you wish that your outfit be the main centre of attraction – the cynosure of all eyes – then you should definitely go for this style.

Belting it up
If you wish your desi outfit to have an edgy look about it then you can do far worse than belting up your dupatta. For starters, it makes sure that you do not experience any problem whatsoever and also imparts a contemporary feel to proceedings. If you wish to be really bold with your salwar dupatta you can add a chic belt to it and it will definitely rev up your whole look. 

Apart from these there are other ways in which you can wear your handloom salwar dupatta:
  • as ghoonghat or head cover
  • side head cover
  • single shoulder and arm carry
  • double layered drape
  • front fall
  • shawl style drape
  • around your neck
  • low dip head drape
  • pinned on your waist
  • front all covered
  • pinned on your shoulder
  • deep neck drape
  • single shoulder fall
  • centre veil
  • shoulder knot
  • double dupatta drape
  • full back fall
  • cape style
  • diagonal fall
  • side loop
  • full wrapped up

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Why Sonakshi Sinha’s fashion experiment failed in IIFA 2017?

At the Indian International Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2017 held in New York recently all the top Bollywood actors and actresses were in attendance. As is the case with events of such importance they were all there in their best looks, showing off their best dresses created by the top designers in India. The main aim was to walk the green carpet with plenty of style and class. The Instagram accounts and feeds of these stars too were filled with their photographs as well as selfies taken with adoring fans who had lined up the streets waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars. The weekend itself was a dazzling affair that had all the celebs from the tinsel town doing their very best to shine at the Big Apple. Most of the celebrities put their best foot forward and they went for stylish appearances in order to woo their fans. 
   
Categories of dressing
As may be expected in these cases people had a field day classifying these celebrities into best dressed and worst dressed categories. Sonakshi Sinha was one person who made the worst dressed list of so many who saw the event either live or on TV or in any other streaming service. All the other lady actresses decided to wear party dresses and gowns that were evidently expensive but Sinha decided to wear a white saree that had a multi coloured pallu. The blouse was strapless as well. While the saree did show off her wonderful figure it brought her some not so pleasant comments on social media sites such as Twitter. At the same time it must also be said that she did make heads turn on the green carpet and if that was what she wanted to achieve then she was successful in that.
Sonakshi Sinha criticised badly for her fashion experiment on IIFA 2017
Colouring the town blond
In what can be called a brave decision – given the frequency with which she is targeted by the fashion police – Sinha dyed her hair blonde as well. Coupled with her saree this made fans rather hard to recognize her the very first time they saw her on the green carpet. As seems to have become the norm these days, Sinha was trolled on Twitter for her fashion choices. Some people have taken the words freedom of expression really literally and Sinha became the latest target of their attention.

Compliments that came her way
At the very least, people called her the worst dressed actress at IIFA 2017. Her look was also equated to that of an Australian Macaw. One gentleman compared her saree to an unfinished canvas of painting that had been made by a squirrel that had supposedly snorted coke and yet another put up a picture of Sinha and Jwala Gutta, who incidentally has almost the same hairdo in the photo as Sinha, and called them “Sisters of Ramesh and Suresh”. At any rate people did not like her look and termed it horrifying as well.

Was it part of a shooting?
Amidst all the criticism and choice words coming her way for her unique look there were at least two people who tried to retrieve the situation somewhat by stating that this was all part of a shooting being done by Sinha. Apparently her co stars in this movie are Lara Dutta and Diljit Dosanjh. Then there were also people who were awestruck by what they saw and praised her look as well. Experts however said that her new hair colour suited her really well but the same could not be said of the outfit. As flamboyant as it was it still appeared to be a bit off.     

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“We have to look at handlooms as strength of India” - What is your opinion?

For hundreds of years, India has developed a rich cultural heritage of handloom products which has helped India to develop a unique fashion sense of its own. The cotton and silk fabrics that are regularly produced by the handloom experts of India can be finely woven into stylish clothing items that are just perfect for the tropical weather. Although today the fashion trends in India have changed a lot in the recent times and most men and women prefer to wear western outfits in their day to day lives, this is surely going to change in the future as fashion always do. When it does, India can establish itself as one of the biggest names in the global fashion scene.

Any fashion conscious man or woman would want to wear clothes that would make him or her look unique and different from the others. This would naturally mean that there is always a demand for clothes that allow a person to explore his or her unique sense of style and fashion identity. The Indian handloom clothes can do just that by allowing people with plenty of scope to explore their own sense of style. Already the fashion designers in India who work with khadi, cotton and silk clothing have proven to the world that if designed in a beautiful way, there is nothing like Indian clothing for those who want to create a strong impression with their dressing sense. These designers have taken Indian fashion to the world stage and people in other parts of the globe also nowadays take a strong interest in Indian fashion and what it can offer to them.
Save Indian Handloom
Such a growing popularity of Indian handlooms in the world stage should certainly make the people of India feel proud. In fact, the handloom industry in India contributes in the major way to the annual GDP of the country, thereby helping the economy of the country to expand further. While many other countries of the world such as those in Asia and Africa regularly compete with India to produce fabrics and handloom goods that can have a strong appeal for the global market, it is India that stands ahead of the rest due to its uniqueness in fashion apparel. While the products from these other competition countries are certainly good, they are not unique and different such as those that are produced in India. This makes India one of the leading suppliers of handloom products in the world.

The current economic pressures in India are certainly making it difficult for the handloom industry in the country to produce as many numbers of goods as they would want to. Many families who have long been associated with the handloom industry are choosing to come to urban areas to find a different type of work that would help them to meet their financial needs. This is not only causing the handloom industry more problems to sustain itself but also indirectly affecting the economical development of the country. The local and national government bodies of India should do everything that they can in order to make things easier for the people who work in the handloom industry so that they feel the urge to produce the handloom goods that they used to.

With the rising popularity of Indian handlooms in the national and global stage, we can say that the future of handlooms certainly look a lot bright. New techniques of production are also being introduced at some places that enhance the rate of production while at the same time maintain the originality and quality for which these products are so well known.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What are the advantages that Indian textile sector got with the “Textile India Summit 2017”?

Union Ministry of Textiles recently hosted the first ever Textile India Summit at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The event was staged at Mahatma Mandir. With this event, Gandhinagar became the centre of Indian fashion for a few days. The main aim of the event was to celebrate the fashion and handloom traditions of the country. The event lasted for three days and started with a welcome address that was given by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, alongwith Smriti Irani (Union Textiles Minister), Richard Heald (UK India Business Council Chief Executive Officer or CEO), Gautam Hari Singhania (Raymond Group), Kumar Mangalam Birla (Aditya Birla Group), and Arvind Lalbhai (Lalbhai Group). Joining the group were dignitaries such as Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, Vijay Bhai Rupani, the Chief Minister (CM) of Gujarat, and Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister (CM) of Andhra Pradesh (AP).  

Modi’s opinions
While addressing the events Modi opined that textile is a category that acts as a bridge between the industrial sector and the agricultural sector. He dwelt on how important it has been for the millennia stating that it has been mentioned in the shastras (scriptures). The former CM of Gujarat also said that textiles made a major contribution with regards to Silk Route of the past. He also stated how different states in India got their identity from their handloom traditions.

Need for silk, scale, and speed
In his speed, Modi focused on the need for “silk, scale and speed”.  He mentioned that compared to so many other nations of the world India was already in a strong position because of the status that textiles enjoyed in the country. Smriti Irani, who graced the occasion in a Patola sari, said that the attendees of the event were being witnesses to history being made in the domain of textiles in India. She also referred to Mahatma Gandhi, saying how through his woven thread he made the charkha, a much beloved instrument, an expression of India’s desire for freedom.

Textile India Summit 2017
Symphony of Weaves
This was easily one of the highlights of the entire show. This fashion extravaganza was produced and managed by none other than the renowned IMG Reliance Industries and took place on the opening day itself. The fashion presentation event itself was a unique one considering how it illustrated the story of Indian textiles by way of advancement in design and craft that were quite unique by themselves.   

The importance of Textiles India 2017
Textiles India 2017 is being posited as the first of its kind business to business (B2B) textiles event being staged in India. It started on June 30 and ended on July 2 and was supposed to bring to reality an inspiring vision of Narendra Modi. "From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign Exports". One of the major aims of Textiles India is to show how strong the value chain in India is. The show came up with a rather compelling story of textiles in the country and there was special focus on innovations being made in areas such as design and craft.

The biggest of its kind

As far as curated presentations on Indian textiles are concerned this one was the biggest of its kind in India. It told the story of growth and development in the textiles sector of India. It showed how the sector had transformed to become a global power to be reckoned with. There were seven key segments of the show that may be enumerated as below:
  • cottons
  • silks
  • wools
  • embroidery
  • hand-dyed and hand printed
  • modern/industrial textiles
  • futuristic sustainable textiles     

It basically showcased the entire spectrum as it is. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

How to make Papier Mache Crafts for your Home Decoration?

One of the greatest ways in which you can decorate your home is by making some items from papier mache. At the same time it also helps that these are very economical. Papier mache is also known as paper mache. Papier mache is basically a French word. Papier mache work is normally created from newspaper strips after soaking them in adhesives. You can make this adhesive from raw materials such as flour and water. You can also add glues such as Elmer’s Glue to the mix. Crafters often use balloons in order to make these pieces. They normally plaster the balloon with newspaper strips in order to create the shape that they desire.

The most popular options

No matter what you wish to do there are certain types that are always more popular than others. They may be enumerated as below:
  •        Papier mache planter
  •        Papier mache party lights
  •        Papier mache bowls
  •        Papier mache boxes
  •        Papier mache vases
  •        Papier mache teacups
  •        Papier mache letters

You could always be sure that they would add a lot to your home décor in general and at the same time it would be great fun to make them as well.

Papier Mache Crafts for your Home Decoration
Papier mache planter

You can be sure that the planter would not cost you a dime and at the same time you would be able to fill your home with so many flowers or even create your own garden of herbs if you want to. This planter would come in handy in case you have already invested in some seeds. Now all you need in order to make this planter is a yogurt container that is empty, newspapers, some water, and flour. The water and flour will help you make the paste to be used for creating the papier mache craft. With it you would be able to show that you care for the environment without spending much money and you can be sure that your kids will like it as well.

Papier mache party lights

Papier mache party lights can be cute additions to your home décor on occasions such as a party with your friends in your backyard. Once again, this would not cost you much. You can make them blowing up water balloons and then coating them with papier mache strips. Once it becomes dry you can just pop it and leave the shell as it is. This would create the party lights that you have been looking for. After this you can hang up a series of Christmas lights and then fasten the papier mache bulbs to the wires. When the lights twinkle inside you would have the lights that you wanted!

Papier mache bowls

A papier mache bowl can be the centerpiece to die for in your dining room or even serve as a place where you keep your keys. In order to create the bowl you can use a plastic bowl as the mould. It does not really matter what size it is. Then you can dip the papier mache in the paste and coat the bowl with the strips. Once that is done you can easily remove the plastic bowl and you would get the papier mache bowl to decorate your home. You can easily use pages from old books. They would look really good and give your bowl an awesome look as well.

Mention also needs to be made in this case of papier mache boxes. These are great option as far as storing stray belongings in your home is concerned. This could include anything from photos to CDs. You can easily make these at your home.       

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Why handloom sarees are always famous among the Sri Lankan women?

If you ever ask a Sri Lankan woman regarding her experience with a saree, also dubbed as the six yards of elegance, you would see her face lighting up just like it happens when Sun starts to rise from the east. They are joyous and excited at the very mention of the word saree. In fact, you would plenty of women in this South Asian island country who go to their workplaces on a regular basis wearing sarees. These women have been fond of sarees since a rather young age and that affinity has stayed forever. A lot of these women love sarees that make them feel at ease.

Preference for handloom sarees

This is the reason they like handloom sarees so much. These sarees make them feel comfortable like nothing else. In fact, if you take a good look around you, you would see that most women in Sri Lanka love wearing handloom sarees. When it comes to sarees the tastes and preferences of Sri Lankan women tend to vary a lot. In any case, saree happens to be the most favourite dress of women in Sri Lanka. However, there are plenty of communities over here and all of them have their unique ways of wearing it.

Femininity and grace

One of the main reasons for wearing a saree is to look feminine and graceful and this is why Sri Lankan women prefer wearing this six yard dress to such an extent. Not only does a saree bring out the best in a lady, it adds plenty of glamour as well. Wearing a saree gives a lady a separate and independent identity. This is the reason why saree is so popular in Sri Lanka as well as other countries in South Asia like India and Bangladesh. In Sri Lanka, there is also another major reason for wearing these garments.

Handloom Saree Love among the Sri Lankan Women
Reasons

As has been stated already, in most cases it can be seen that women in Sri Lanka like to wear sarees since they are habituated with it. At times, it is also seen that their workplaces do not allow them to wear anything but sarees. They also prefer to wear sarees on special occasions such as weddings. Fashion is something that will always keep changing. However, saree is one thing that has always remained a constant in the life of a Sri Lankan woman. Sarees in Sri Lanka have evolved with time.

Evolution of the saree

The fabrics, colours, and patterns of sarees in Sri Lanka have changed over the years. This revolution in the domain of fashion has also meant that age old techniques such as weaving, designing, and printing have undergone major changes. The beauty of a handwoven saree is that it is classy to say the very least and speaks oodles about your personality. Its main weapons in this case are its design and quality. This is in fact how the handloom industry has been prospering in Sri Lanka. The industry here in fact is in a developing stage.

More on handloom industry in Sri Lanka

There are plenty of women who love sarees in Sri Lanka and all their tastes are quite different from each other. The credit of Sri Lanka’s handloom industry lies in the fact that it has been able to cater to their varied tastes and preferences with a significant amount of success. The way the artists of this industry weave together with the woof and the warp has continued to amaze people for centuries and is expected to do in the days ahead as well. The industry itself has continued to grow in a diverse manner.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What are the latest options to decorate your sweet home with crafty look?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use a range of arts and crafts to create a unique and eclectic home décor for your home? Plenty of people nowadays choose to make use of unconventional pieces so that their home looks one of a kind and different. While it is true that you can always consult a professional home décor expert to beautify your home, doing it all by yourself has its own sort of fun. Moreover, you get to experiment as much as you like and use your creativity to the fullest extent. Here are some of the items that you can choose to buy that can help you to adorn your home in your own way.

Lightshades and lamps

Lamps and lightshades form a crucial element of your home décor profile. Every house needs light and it is natural that you will have plenty of them installed at the walls. However, lamps and lightshades offer you a distinct way t add more beauty to your home that you won’t be able to do in any other way. Whether you want to get a hanging lightshade or a table lamp with a uniquely designed shade, you can do more with only a single piece in one of your rooms. These shades come in a wide range of colors, materials, and finishes, so you won’t have any problem when you are looking to explore your options.

Wind chimes

Wind chimes are not only meant for good luck but they can also add a lot of serenity and beauty to your home. You can always hang them near your doorway or the balcony area and their soothing music will fill your senses all throughout the day. These wind chimes come in a range of shades and colors and a wide range of décor elements are used in them to make them unique. This means that no matter the style of wind chime that you opt for; you cannot go wrong with them. It is always better to combine differently styled wind chimes to have the best effect.

Design your home with traditional Indian handicrafts
Wall hangings and dreamcatchers

Another great way to create a fine ambience in your home is to make use of wall hangings to add further beauty to the area. The wall hangings can be added in any corner of the home to enhance the look of the place. They can also be used creatively to serve as room dividers when you do not want to create permanent room dividers in your place. Dreamcatchers also serve as excellent home décor elements as they come in a range of different designs. Apart from their esoteric significance, the dreamcatchers can also have a calming and soothing effect on your mind.

Hanging chairs

Hanging chairs have become quite popular in the recent times as they not only provide you with an extra place to sit and chill out without compromising on floor space. Whether you want them on the balcony area or in any other part of the home, they can certainly add a lot of visual appeal. While you can go for the hanging chairs that are made of jute and wood, many people nowadays choose to opt for hammocks as they tend to offer greater flexibility.

Candle holders

Candle holders are some of the oldest and yet most popular forms of home décor objects. They come in a wide range of styles and designs which means that you can use them in any number of ways to add beauty to your home. Their versatility has made them some of the most widely bought home décor items. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Why Indian silk sarees are the first choice for any auspicious occasion?

Sarees have been the staple of fashion for Indian women for a very long time. From the earliest days, the sarees have been regarded as the ideal wear for Indian women since it not only served as the perfect piece of cloth to cover the modesty of the Indian woman but it was also perfect for the tropical weather of the Indian subcontinent. The summer days in India are long and extremely hot, and this makes it difficult to wear clothes that tend to block the air from flowing through the layers of clothing. However, the saree can not only keep the women of India cool during the hot summer days but they can also make her look truly beautiful and gorgeous.

In order to make a saree, it is necessary to make use of threads that are woven by the handloom experts. Mainly there are two types of threads that are produced in India, the silk and the cotton. There are also other variations of these basic threads that may be produced by combining silk with cotton or some other materials. While the cotton sarees are known to be beautiful and comfortable, they are mostly worn for day to day occasions. A woman may opt to wear a cotton saree when she is at home or when she wants to visit a nearby place. However, silk sarees are ideal for any special occasion where a woman might want to go all decked up and beautiful.
Silk Sarees are the best choice for any occasional use
For the longest time, silk sarees have been associated with royalty. The silk sarees are made from threads that are made from protein fibers obtained from cocoons of silk worms. These are then processed to produce the silk threads that are then used to create different types of silk sarees. Women in India have a strong liking for different types of silk sarees as they are colorful, gorgeous and fashionable. In fact, any fashion conscious woman focuses on getting at least a few pieces of stylish silk sarees for her wardrobe that she can wear for a wide range of social and auspicious occasions.

Silk sarees are ideal wears for women in India for any kind of religious festivals or auspicious occasions. It is therefore no wonder that saree manufacturing companies offer special collections of silks sarees during the time of the festive season. Apart from pujas and other forms of religious festivities, silk sarees are also worn extensively at the weddings. Whether a woman is the bride herself or whether a woman wants to attend to a wedding party of a dear friend, a silk saree can make her look truly beautiful and well dressed for the occasion. A woman can also combine a silk saree with a range of gold jewelry ornaments that would further enhance the beauty of the silk saree. There are also many other types of social occasions for which silk sarees make the prefect wear. These include birthday parties, engagement parties, and even office or corporate gatherings.

With the widespread demand for stunning silk sarees, numerous companies have come forward with their own collections of silk sarees for the steadily expanding market in India and other parts of the world. Even women who usually prefer to wear western wears tend to opt for silk sarees on special occasions. There are numerous online stores that offer women with the scope to buy silk sarees from the comfort of their own homes. These online saree shops regularly present new collections of sarees for their customers so that they always have something new to check out and buy their picks from them.         

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Why Salwar Kameez is a perfect choice when you are in travel?

Traveling is literally the best way to open one’s mind as it allows people to be a part of numerous novel experiences. Not only it opens new opportunities to make friends but also provides the scope to people to develop firsthand experience about the cultural trends and practices of different lands. It is also a well known fact that traveling helps to keep a person mentally young and makes it easier for them to adapt to new situations. Medical experts and psychiatrists recommend their patients to go for tours and trips since it helps them to stay physically healthy and emotionally happy and contended. It is therefore no surprise that millions of people all over India choose to travel to different sections of the country on a yearly basis.

India is one of the most well known tourist centers of the world as people both from within the country as well as from other parts of the world come here on a regular basis to enjoy the unique sights and sounds of this country. Whether one prefers to hang out by the beach or trek in the mountains, tread along thick jungle and forest areas or visit the majestic castles and historical sites of the country that express the rich history of this land, India has never failed to mesmerize people from all parts of the world. It is due to such factors that India has a richly developed tourism industry that caters to men and women from all backgrounds.
Trendy Salwar Suit Materials of Indian weavers
There are many things that one needs to take care of when one is planning to travel in India. While travel baggage and electronic equipments are something that immediately comes to mind when one is packing for a trip, there is also the important consideration of the right kind of clothes that one should take when one is looking to travel in India. As India is mainly a tropical country, the weather in most of the states in India remains hot for almost the entire year. The heat can be quite scorching at times, with variable levels of humidity. Therefore unless you are planning to go to the Himalayas or regions that are located on the foothills of Himalayas, it is always better to carry clothes that offer optimum comfort in the hot tropical weather.

While men can always wear light, casual shirts when they are exploring different regions of India, for women, the best form of clothing for traveling purposes is certainly the salwar kameez. The salwar kameez is a three part suit that includes the salwar, the kameez and the dupatta. Lightweight and elegant, the salwar kameez outfits can provide women with the maximum comfort when they are traveling from one place to another. More often than not, women who are traveling need to move briskly with little resistance and therefore the best form of clothing for them can be the salwar kameez. Not only these clothing items helps a woman to stay cool at all times but they also make her look beautiful and classy.

For women who want to stock up with the finest quality salwar kameez outfits, these garments are available in a broad range of styles. Whether a woman wants to deck herself up in an Anarkali suit or any other style, there are literally hundreds of different products that she can choose from. Such factors have made salwar kameez the most widely worn dress for the Indian women while she is traveling. It is also the same reason for which garment manufacturers regularly design and create new collections that can appeal to fashion conscious women. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Anushka Shetty Looked as Princess Devasena in Baahubali 2 by wearing various types of Traditional wear

When Baahubali was released in 2015, it took the nation by storm with its excellent special effects, storyline, acting, sets and costumes. With the Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the movie series has gone where no other Indian production has ever done before. The grandeur of the various war scenes, high precision of the different sequences as well as the costumes of royal fashion has made a distinct impression on all moviegoers. The look of Princess Devasena has been a hot topic of discussion among fashion aficionados and it has set a major trend on how royal fashion should ideally look like.

Traditionally, when we think of an Indian princess or a lady from a royal family, we tend to think in the lines of clothes that do offer elegance and beauty but are also quite rigid and difficult to move in. However, in Baahubali, we see Anushka dress up as a princess without losing her natural flexibility and spiritedness. She has taken the concept of saree dressing simply to a completely new level. Her clothing was filled with traces of rich handloom fabrics as well as silk such as Paithani and Banarasi weaves. Even though the sarees are quite rich in their texture they have a serene beautiful fall that serves as a dream drape. Stylists who were responsible for creating the look of Princess Devasena made use of contrasting combinations which has helped in bringing out the overall richness in the blouses and sarees that were chosen for her.

Anushka Shetty as Princess Devasena in Baahubali 2 
Prashanti Tipirneni was the dress designer for Anushka Shetty in Baahubali. She and her team took special care to pay utmost focus to each and every detail while creating the costumes of Princess Devasena. The young princess Devasena is seen in drapes and sarees of notably vivid hues that expresses the carefree spirit that is associated with younger age. The colors have been chosen with individual care so that they easily stand out from backgrounds. Each of the sarees that have been worn by Princess Devasena is a fabric of 12 yards that has been exclusively woven to set to drape. Each and every look that has been sported by Princess Devasena has been very carefully curated. The blue saree along with heavy jewelry used in the sequence when she goes with Baahubali has attained widespread popularity among women of this country. It clearly depicts the fabulous richness of the kingdom that she is coming from.

Another distinct element of the ensemble look of Princess Devasena was definitely her jewelry. The pieces of jewelry that were used in this movie for Princess Devasena were carefully chosen to give additional depth and resonance to the character. Since Devasena is a crown princess, she has been given the best feminine looking jewelry that would be in line with what any young girl would naturally want her pieces of jewelry to be. In each and every sequence, her jewelry plays a special part to determine her looks and social position.

While in the festive scenes we can see her in grand jewelry, in the hunting scenes she can be in rather simple jewelry. Compared to the stones, yellow gold has been used with more generosity. This is done to emphasize that in the southern parts of India, yellow gold is more readily preferred than polki and kundan which is used extensively in the north. More than 1500 pieces of jewelry were made exclusively for this movie. Some of these jewelry items include arm bands, waist bands, heavy neck pieces, toe rings, dangler earrings and jhumkis. Different jewelry pieces had unique functional aspects of their own.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

8 things to not do when you wear a Handloom Saree

The first thing that you should never do when you wear a saree is tie it excessively low or excessively high. So, before you wear your saree you should definitely take a look at the mirror. You should have a clear idea as to where your petticoat should sit. You should focus on this irrespective of whether you are doing it yourself or getting it done by someone else. If you wear it too high then you would end up looking funny.

Not pinning it the right way
This is the second mistake that people make when they wear a handloom saree. You should never over-pin your saree as that will leave holes in same and if you do not pin it then it might even fall away just like that. The position of pin is very important. You should always secure the pallu and pleats of your saree with a pin.

Wearing too many accessories
When you are wearing a saree you need not wear all the jewellery that you call your own. In any case, a saree looks graceful. This means that there is no unwritten law that you would have to wear ornaments with it as well. This is applicable even if you are wearing a simple saree. Your jewellery should be in accordance with the embellishments that are there on your saree.

Mismatching the petticoat
You should always get the colour of the petticoat right. If your saree is a white one your petticoat must not be a pink one. You can be sure that if your wear the wrong-coloured petticoat your look shall be ruined for sure. It is very important that you get it absolutely right. It would make the whole thing look right and you will come off as a winner for sure.

Bollywood celebrities with Indian handloom sarees
Making a mistake with the blouse
Your saree is completed by the blouse. You may wish to follow trends popularized by celebrities such as Deepika Padukone but make sure that your blouse has been stitched properly in the first place. However, you also need to be sure of the fact that your tailor is confident of stitching such a piece for you. You should also be sure that the style of blouse will suit you.

Getting the length of the pallu right
Your pallu should be of the right length – not too short neither too long. You can be sure that both would look equally bad and you will not at all be comfortable with either one. If you do not wish this to happen then you should pre-pleat your saree before you start draping it. This way, you will have a proper idea of the length that your pallu needs to be.

Do not go for total colour coordination
There was a time when our heroines such as Sridevi wore everything in the same colour – their hot chiffon sarees, blouse, bangle, and eye makeup. Just like the respected actor of yesteryears this trend has now become antiquated and should strictly be avoided at all costs. Colour blocking has become the trend now. You can be sure that you would look dull if you wore red on red.

Mistakes in wearing footwear
Quite often it so happens that after wearing your sarees you remember that you may have to wear heels with them. This mistake is quite silly and it could have some serious ramifications as well. In case of sarees always wear the shoes first and then wear the clothes. Otherwise you could end up making a mistake with the length of the drapes.


You should also get your draping style right and pick the right fabric.   

Monday, May 8, 2017

How to remove various types of stains from handwoven Silk sarees?

One of the first things that you need to in order to remove stains from handwoven silk sarees or any other kind of silk sarees for that matter is to identify the kind of stain that is there. Silk sarees can be worn by women for a wide variety of purposes – more often than not it is for celebratory purposes that these sarees are worn. This does not mean though that the sarees cannot be worn to work. No matter for what purpose you wear these sarees they are going to be soiled one way or the other to some or the other extent.

As far as removing the stains from these sarees is concerned it is always easier said than done. If your sarees happen to have additional elements such as sequins, beads, and embroidery the process only becomes even tougher. This is why the first thing that you need to do in this case is identify the kind of stain it is.

Removing the protein stains

Protein stains happen because of causes such as perspiration, deodorant, and blood. These stains happen to be the commonest as well. As far as materials such as silk are concerned these stains represent the toughest challenge. One of the many ways – these happen to be generally accepted in this regard as well – is to use a smallish amount of liquid detergent. In order to do this in an efficient manner you can use cotton buds so that the detergent is applied only on the affected area. You can leave the detergent on the saree for half an hour at the most and then wash it in cold water.

Taking care of your silk sarees
Removing the grease stains

Grease stains happen because of ingredients that are oil based in nature. Examples of such ingredients would include things such as butter, cooking oil, and margarine. Even cosmetic items such as lipstick can result in such stains as well. Make sure that you do not dampen the grease stains with detergent or water as that would end up damaging the material itself. Worse still, the stain would stay just the same. The best thing to do in this case would be to use a thin layer of talcum powder. It will draw out the grease effectively and lift it off the material. After that, you can use a soft brush to get rid the saree of the powder.

Removing tea and coffee stains

Tea and coffee stains are among the commonest members of their brethren. The worst part of these stains is that they spread at the rate of knots and if your saree happens to be light they would leave that indelible mark as well. You can effectively get rid of these stains by using vinegar. Just place the saree on a flat surface. Make a mixture of three tablespoons of water at room temperature and three tablespoons of white distilled vinegar. Then apply this mixture carefully with clean cloth or sponge. Just use the cloth or sponge to dab said area. Please refrain from rubbing it and continue till the stain has been removed. In case the stain in question is a stubborn one you should use pure vinegar rather than the diluted version of the same.

Removing nail polish

If you wish to remove nail polish stains from your silk saree you should use acetone. You can easily buy it from stores. At any rate, most of you know about the bottles that contain nail polish removers. It would just be as effective as acetone in this case. You can apply acetone on the affected area with a cotton bud and then just dab it. You would not need to scrub the saree to remove the nail polish.