Sarees are wonderful. They fit with every occasion, hug every body type and make you look elegant irrespective of gender. You can wear the “Nine Yard Wonder” and look good at any occasion.
Now the thing is, sarees can get pretty basic too! And they do give me a tough time when I have to drape it around me. I used to think that sarees are not my cup of tea. Hence you never came across much pictures of me in a saree as:
- I can’t carry it very well
- I don’t like to be basic
So I collaborated with Unnati Silks and they sent me this wonderful Pure Shibori with Handblock Print Saree. I am a musician by passion and since I am from the Northeast, I have grown up listening to legendary rock bands like Guns and Roses, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd. Axl Rose is an inspiration to me. Watching his performances on live videos always inspired me to work on my singing and style.
As soon as I received the package, my photographer and I had decided that we were not going to do a basic saree shoot and will try to go a little over board with how we can style a saree.
I think being a Classic Rock Chic has inspired me to bring out my style sense a little more and hence I paired the lovely Cotton Saree with a Guns and Roses boyfriend T-shirt. I like wearing baggy clothing but I also like wearing clothes which bring out my curves. So I paired up both.
What I like about the Saree is that, it is very light and is really not a big hassle to put on. The block print detail is very eye-catching and you cannot go wrong with however you wear it. I paired it up with Silver Oxidized Earrings and a Septum ring with Nude eye makeup and bold Pink Lips.
The design I’m wearing is handwoven and handcrafted by ethnic artisans from all over India. Block Printing originated in China, during the 7th Century AD and has been a popular trend world wide for quite some time now. It basically includes the usage of a carved piece of wood to imprint and image on a piece of Fabric. But earlier it was used to print only on books till the time J. Gutenberg introduced the world to the printing press and changed the world of media. But that is another story.
Coming back to my style sense, the shoot was done on a cold winter afternoon, so in case you don’t want to “chill out” I paired it with a long cardigan. This is obviously a timeless look and will also make you look very elegant on a cold winter day/evening/night.
Walking on the streets of Kolkata, one can see that the souls connect well. We all are so different, yet so alike. The Saree felt like a power suit. I felt fearless walking down the crowd. I created something new, something which will not let me down. Something which will help me keep in touch with my feminine side and the alter ego.
I’m not ashamed of being different, neither should you. Go out then, be a freak but be original!