Festive season is showering some really amazing colors on me, and I am all gay to adorn it in full mood. The month of October has arrived with a series of festivals one after the other, and we all are enthusiastic to shop the festive items, be it puja saamagri(material used for worship), sweets, decorative candles & lamps and not to forget, traditional clothes & accessories.
Let me take a pause to wish all my readers and followers a very happy festive season.
I am currently in Mumbai, where Navratri (a nine day festival celebrated in India to honor the Mother Goddess) is celebrated much like Gujarat.
Here I am, all prepared to go for Dandiya-Raas (traditional dance performed by large number of people along with colorful wooden sticks ).
It took me a while to decide my attire, as I wanted to look different from the crowd, at the same time traditional in my own way.
So, I went all the way to Nathdwara, Rajasthan which is famous for its chania-choli (ethnic wear) to buy myself this beautiful lehanga (skirt) along with its matching choli (blouse) and chunri (stole).
When I styled myself few days before the Dandiya Raas, fusion was on my mind. This allowed me to experiment with my look, where I tried my yellow tank top knotted on one side at the waist to show just a hint of skin.
Ummmm….. that brings the traditional mood, yet something was missing.
Accessorizing was important to accentuate the look.
So I went to several local markets looking for silver oxidized jewelry, as I was inspired by the whole-Gujarati look.
After wondering around in three markets, I found myself a perfect pair of jhumkas (earrings), long neckpiece and bangles, all in one shop.
I went to a salon nearby to let the wet mehandi(heena) paste pour its cold touch of glow in my palms and of course, complete the look.
Now its time to finally dress up and see whether I am still missing something?
To add a little more bling to my attire, I tied a tribal waist belt made out of Indian coins and mirror, which I bought from a flea market during my last trip to Goa.
Lastly, my feet should be comfortable while dancing, and keeping in mind the fusion look, I decided to wear this pair of flat, metal studded gladiators, which will make heads turn.
To add to it, a dash of coral lip shade with a straight stroke of black eyeliner, little blush on my cheeks, a white crystal bindi and I am all set for Dandiya Raas.
So girls, what are you waiting for. Buy your look, style it well and share your pictures of Daandiya or Garba on Facebook, and don’t forget to tag me @stylesavitri to get featured on my Facebook page.
Stay tuned for more this festive season!
Concept and styling – Stylesavitri
Photography – Soumya Ranjan
T-shirt – PROMOD(India)
Lehanga – Nathdwara(Rajasthan)
Entire jewelry – A local street market in Mumbai(India)
Tribal waist belt – Flea market in Goa(India)
Footwear – 20 Dresses from Myntra App