Winters have arrived, and so have the biggest Indian festivals people all over the country wait all year round for. With Navratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja coming to an end, we now await Diwali, Kali-puja, Muharram, Bhai Dooj and Christmas to name a few.
India is known for it’s rich history and heritage. And with so many people of diverse cultures living in the country, there are end number of festivals, each having its own religious significance that is celebrated with so much enthusiasm and grandeur to recall the great sacrifices and endeavors of the great saints and deities. I created my look for this post keeping these extraordinary, larger than life celebrations as it cherishes the heritage of its enchanting past.
About the look: I tried to give it a creative twist by pairing the saree, which my mom helped me drape as a lehenga, with a cropped shirt. I wanted to mention the fact that my mom helps me get dressed at times, for it has an emotional connotation in my life. She has been dressing me up since I was a little girl for all my dance performances. Starting from getting my hair done to putting Alta on my feet, being a renowned Bharatnatyam dancer herself, she used to don everything with perfection. You can just tell by looking at those perfect pleats. And this might be completely unrelated to the post, but I just wanted to take some time out and thank her for all the support and the little things she does to help me achieve my goals and the things I love. 🙂
Coming back to my outfit, I wore this bright pom-pom necklace in red and gold, and gave it a Vaishnav essence with a white tika on my forehead to keep the Puja spirits up and give the make-up a more artistic pictorial feel, along with the tribal dots. I also wore Alta on my hands, which I have used in one of my previous posts, Bohemian Balika (link attached) as well. Finally adding a red bindi, for not only did it enhance and complete the look, but it also has a special significance to the Indian culture and Hinduism.
With this post coming to an end, I hope everyone is enjoying their festive holidays and that you enjoyed reading this write-up. Also, do let me know if you liked this outfit and what your thoughts are in the comments below 🙂
Wish everyone a Happy Diwali in advance!
Saree: Traditional Assam Silk (Mum’s) / Shirt (Alibi) and Necklace (Anouk): Myntra / Boots: Unknown Brand, a store in Sydney.
Concept, Styling, Hair & Make-Up, Modelling, Edit: Smita Roy Majumder
Photography: Team S’n’T