🎉50 & 51: Yin-yang of versatile drape in Kanjeevaram that is absolutely correct for a 50 celebration - to be clad with a gift fm my grandma 2,5 decades back & another fm mother same time - different occasion :) 2 saree's in different spectrum of design n grandness gifted by 2 very empowered n resilient ladies really weighs on in impact than just the cost ! 💫
🙏49: An Onam-ized saree in ever versatile Banaras silk saree wt tissue border that graces the festivities well. Pair it wt very old navratana necklace that is 4 decade old , it's not just easier to get transported to vintage diorama but also flawlessly enhances the festival nuances around. 😊 #100sareepact Grand in simplicity
💟47: A beautiful Patola in classic pink - grey combo bought while dad was working for late Abdul Kalam in DRDO, Aavadi. Small town living has so much charm ...I remember mom hosting many card-rummy sessions during that 90's time. It was also the time when our 'missile man' was pitching in grand plans to indigenise our weaponry. To think there is Steele beneath this soft pink Ikat Patola is still an enigma. A pink sit out ... #100sareepact
✌️48: A modern take on de-constructed wear wt a Vera Moda T-shirt & Profusion shower of roses-thrush (English-vinglish kinds) chiffon on a lazy Sunday in front of a shoe rack (😂😂height of deconstruction !!!!). It's been a very difficult photo-shot ...in all angles I look plump, n the sleeveless top somehow sagged just when a click were to happen..not to forget that the saree had it's fall stitched in wrong side😱 (thank god for it NOT having any Pallu 😳)
🚺46: The Pinkathon Man Milind Soman's event in IBM saree - worn when I hosted him in DLF. Just as it was a 'discovery' to experience a v well established model turned ultra marathoner , this saree always pitches in a in-the-cross road look. An exotic crepe chiffon worn n clicked few days back. It's not just interesting in the shot-color but also design - had huge cabbage rose, leopard prints n gradation of color. 🌸Long view of the drape !
Up close of the exquisite Kashmiri embroidery ! 💟 P.s. My selfies look far more brighter than I actually am - blame it on the evening
⛳️45: Some nostalgia is good to express. After Independence Day thoughtfulness over our Jawans & Officers ( I saw so many messages for them) it was sheer wistfulness for the OG uniforms that I grew-up amidst, I wore this saree ! 💟 A beautiful heavy Kashmiri embroidered designer saree that is apt for VC day parade as much as barakhana at the barracks 👍
15 August 2015 · Edited · ♻️44: A vintage recycle fm mom in traditional motif ( this was salvaged before it's zari was to get ripped off and resold..it's a huge biz these days !!!) dating 3decades. The color-combo n the border is something that today not many r made. Posing front of dad's wrought iron art ... ♻️the wonder in these drapes is that they r so so comfy ! No wonder they were worn so many during those days as a way of life. Today imagine walking arnd wt these in EGL office 😜
15 August 2015 · Edited · 🌳44: A fav of mine in olive Green (Army color😍) with heavy zari border in this Kanjeevaram Pattu. The sheer resplendence of the saree in its combo wt bhutta's made it near negligible to adorn anything. This saree is part of our so-called 'heirloom' collection- picked up 2 decade back right fm Kanchipuram district fm the looms there. ☺️
💺43: A peacock handwoven silk-cotton worn for school & office today will give the stiffest of spondylitis a run. A designer one as it has so many unique juxtaposition of design ..! 🌀 While looks can be deceptive (this ain't as stiff as the wearer in March past position) the saree was so so airy ---it was a dream wear! But then saree being saree who can say no to a gd fall 😬 Pic courtesy : Mom 😍 #100sareepact A single mega polka that adorns the Pallu ⚫️
🎴42: A bomkai ikat silk saree bought in Kolkata. This saree was a bit hard to pin as bomkai is traditional Odisha weave ( supposedly 3 presented to Abhi-Ash for their wedding) wt deep earth tones. This inspite of its heavy drape flows like a dream & always gave a quaint notion of Bengali earthiness 😊 #100sareepact Close encounters wt 3rd kind
🏁41: Stripes is the new black (for me!) ..wore to office today. Bought at sowcarpet wholesale market - this atrociously bright colors of georgette just kept me active. Coming bk fm leave & mourning ..few things I discovered & decided:: -no office clicks (A big no no 😲) - no outside clicks ( too shy to pose n tired of soccer goalee pose 😊) & - my FB pals actually do like saree's here enuf to recommend to their spouses ( 🙏✌️) ..🏁 #100sareepact 💻 zebra crossing !!!
🌴40: Today's Benaras Jaquard Silk (my fav😍) for a very imp lunch. A saree that has seen many events (esp self as speaker) , meetings ..this polka in jade green & blue combo is the Blue Denim jeans for me. Too well worn, it has seen both ups n downs in my life for last 8+years. Incidentally this also happens to be the first saree I bought once joined IBM 😀 #100sareepact Modern take on water tank 😜
Pallu, pallu & it's all there in Pallu ! #100sareepact
🍂36: Elegance of single color silk saree's draws me like a magnet. The delicacy of the woven border in silk ( maybe a Maheshwari) was specifically adorned for my sis's marriage lunch. Family gatherings r as such a very saree-rich moments. The long drape for a dusky evening 🍹