I was already pretty chuffed LAST week when 3 gifts turned up with the post, but this week has left me feeling a little overwhelmed.
On Wednesday, I got a windfall in the form of some long forgotten Sarees. I'll get back to that soon, but what I didn't tell you is that TWO more Sarees also found their way to me 😳
Akshaya who runs @happypique sent me a Mubagham Chettinad Cotton in 3 delicious shades of green (the darkest colour IS green but a two tone shot through with a midnight blue). You probably already know my affinity for Chettinad Cottons, but the Mubagham is a particular favourite. It's a drape that doesn't get enough love from Saree enthusiasts because of its 'difficult' reputation with its 3 huge horizontal stripes. I'll do a week of Mubaghams soon to show you why I love it so.
The burst of sunshine that you see in the photo above is a Kanjivaram Silk which was sent by Pavaithra of @kancheevaram_weaves_by_zobha
Although it's a colour that would usually scare me, I am DETERMINED to try it, especially since it comes in a unique weave that you don't see in modern Kanjivarams. This particular beauty doesn't have any borders! The yellow of the body runs straight to the edges, and it's only the munthani that has a stunning contrast colour.
This 'borderless' style of Kanjivarams was something you would see in the 60's and 70's; you may be familiar with the single border Kanjivarams that were all the rage in the 80's too.
I personally think that having a borderless or single border Kanjivaram makes the Saree a whole lot more wearable, as you don't feel as if the Saree is too 'grand'.
As luck would have it, there were a handful of these sorts of Kanjivarams in Atha's stash, so I'm going to spend the morning photographing the Sarees and sharing them with you. Actually the main reason I'm doing this is because I don't know if the Sarees will survive the dry cleaning process 😐 A few of them are already tearing as I move them about, but that's ok... let's just see what can be salvaged.
Apologies in advance for the Saree spamming that's about to happen, it's really going to be quite the #sareesunday !
-MASHALLAH one of our lovely bride 👰 customer look stunning in this dress
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It's the new power suit...South Asian style 👩🏽💼
I finished reading Sheryl Sanberg's "Lean In" yesterday and there was a quote that really stood out to me. "Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence". It's not always about the rank you hold or the power you wield, but about how you positively impact those around you. Love that! ➖➖➖
In this 'Power Suit' I pair my black saree/lehenga blouse with my corporate work pants from @forcastofficial. Chuck on some bangles, earrings and a bomb antique coin necklace and 💥