INNOVATIVE SAREE BLOUSE DESIGNS ’19

by Vijaya Durga Ram

Regardless of shape, size or style…a saree looks great on every woman.

We have seen a huge lifestyle shift and culture change, where we accepted the western wardrobe graciously and have made tremendous advancement towards experimenting pretty much all the styles we see on the international magazine and yet, a SAREE somehow always fits in, stays perfectly in trend and will always do.

Through different generations, it has been worn in so many different styles.

And, I would say, that’s the best part! Let’s get creative and add in a streak of our own style to the blouses! 

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A saree is the trendiest wear for girls! It looks more comfortable and stylish for women. However, the blouse is what makes or the breaks the perfect saree look. It’s is the vital element of the saree look. Every year we are blessed with new saree blouse designs. Here, we have a shirt blouse that is draped with an indigo-dyed saree. The abstract elements on the blouse makes it trendier as by combining both traditional and fusion elements. 

Here are some of the looks that I found really interesting!

Pradaini Surva, fashion model.

A Sheath turtleneck top, with an illusion neckline that just grabs the look of this simple and elegant cotton saree to the next level. The waist belt and the shoes add an extra fusion vibe to the look!

You Need To Check Out Sabyasachi’s New Collection Which Is Perfect For Summer Brides!

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Sabyasachi’s  Fiza – Spring Summer 2019 collection has made us go wowww! Everything from the silhouettes to the cuts, created over a series of adorable colour palettes, left us in awe! The exquisite jewellery, flowy embroidered fabrics and the strikingly shot collection have us glued to his Instagram profile, as he updated one post after another. We also noticed a freshness in styling and also, instead of going heavy on jewellery he switched to dainty but timeless pieces, super apt for summers. Is that an inception of a new trend?!  Whatever it may be, but it literally melted our weak hearts.

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Yami Gautham,Actor.

Indigo dyed Indo-western saree with a mustard embroidered shrug!

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Taapse Pannu,Actor.

Taapse Pannu at one her recent movie promotions, wore a thin striped shirt blouse and saree. It came off too strong on her and I just found it overwhelming!

The tie and the bindi just make it look effortlessly stylish yet traditional!

 

 

 

 

Trendsetter of the Week

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Publecity is a industrial themed pub in Pune. This concept is very new to Pune, we have used a lot of metal, scrape material, oil drums.
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My fashion motto?
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” — Rachel Zoe

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My wardrobe essentials?
Jumpsuits, Little black dress, denim jacket, gown, jeans and t-shirt
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My style icons?
Deepika Padukone
Victoria Beckham
Kate Middleton
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The worst trend to become popular?
bell bottom pants
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My go to office attire?
White shirt and black formal skirt
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My favourite brands?
Michael cinco
Sherry hill
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I can’t leave the house without?
car keys, sun glasses, my purse, lip gloss, Kajal

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The talented Ms. Arati Basnet seeks immense amount of keenness in brand endorsements, business, modeling, fashion, singing, gardening, painting.
Arati who grew up in the city of Kathmandu, has always been inclined towards art, music, painting, fashion, media, modelling while seeing the world in a different way. Her works exudes her confidence.
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Arati easily dabbles into media and handles press conferences and has been a part of taking interviews. She has phenomenal experience in handling press, organizing events and working with celebrities.
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My Fashion Motto?
Wear stuff that brings out your personality
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My 5 essential wardrobe elements?

Undergarments matching my see through dresses, stoles matching my dresses, different size handbags matching the occasion I go to, shoes appropriate for driving and walking .
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You wont catch me wearing?

A man’s suit
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My favourite party attire?

Marriage – saree;
Party – pants and tops
Official party – kurtis.
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Brands I love?
W and Stop to shop.
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A fashion blunder you have made in the past?

Jumped into the pool in a transparent swimming costume!

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Trendsetter of the Week : Kriti Bhatia

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Kriti Bhatia is a PhD Research Scholar (Dept. of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics), Urbanist and an inquisitive sociologist as she likes to be called.
She is the Founding Partner of Jan Ki Baat (India’s largest on-ground election-driven citizen-centric platform).
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She holds her Bachelors in Economics from the Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and Masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She pursued Public Policy and Economic Reasoning from the Takshashila Institution, Bangalore. She has worked with the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi for about 2 years (on Regional Economic Integration and political economy and trade of jute in the Indian subcontinent) and has undertaken projects with prestigious organisations like the World Bank (on output assessment of ITIs and ITCs), International Committee of the Red Cross (on Economic security in conflict regions and International Humanitarian Law), TaTa Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (World Bank and MRVC funded project on Engendering the suburban rail network – making public transport inclusive) and with Members of Parliament (providing legislative research inputs on Socio-Economic issues and policies).
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She has authored a number of articles and papers for reputed platforms and has presented her cutting-edge work at various International and National conferences. Her vision is to contribute towards a world free from inequities of Knowledge and income.
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My fashion motto? 
Elegance is key
3 words to describe my sense of style? 
Boho Chic, vivid, Indo-Western
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My 5 essential wardrobe elements?
Long skirts, one-piece maxi dresses, bardot tops, traditional kurtis, jumpsuits
One thing that most people don’t know about me?
Can carry Indian and Western formals with equal ease
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My favourite party attire?
Sweetheart neckline gown
The worst trend to ever become popular is?
Frills
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Who should everyone be following right now?
Olivier Rousteing
The first thing I notice about people? 
Their eyes
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My style secret?
Last-minute accessorizing
The best fashion advice I have ever receive?
Just be yourself
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At the end of the day, what would you want your wardrobe to say about you?
Wardrobe full of different hues and breezy attires tend to reflect my sprightly personality
I’m dying to splurge on.. (fashion item)
Perhaps a Chopard watch

Trendsetter of the Week : Sharmita Bhinder

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Sharmita Banerjee Bhinder practiced civil criminal law in Dost and high court Chandigarh for two years, she trains various corporates and started an NGO, ‘Empower’ for special children.
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She has also trained in Angel healing, Pranic and spiritual healing and became a spiritual healer.
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My fashion motto?
Be unique! Create your style – Don’t blend in or follow but be the one to be followed 
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My 5 essential wardrobe elements?
A black skirt, a white top, scarves, a handbag, shades, saree and bindi
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My favourite style influencers?
Shabana Azmi, Kiran Thakur Singh Kher
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My favorite work attire?
Saree
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Brands I love?
Byloom International, Sabyasachi
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I would not leave my home without?
Kajal, bindi, sunscreen and phone
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Dressire x Designers : Preety Sameer

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My inspiration behind my designs is to make my every client more beautiful.
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What are the key elements for you when designing a collection for each season?
The key elements when I design a collection is firstly the curiosity about transforming what should be into what could be, secondly I try to understand the position and mindset of my client as the stuff that I made is for them only and not for myself
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What challenges did you face when launching your brand?
While launching my brand the very first challenge was to initiate this whole thing as I was a house wife and I had to create my own identity
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What are your plans for the future?
 No particular plans but yes I want to work till my last page and to built my own identity
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What do you think are the keys to professional and business success for women in India?
Courage and passion is the most important key to success. One must have the passion to work on their dreams and it’s the courageous ones who succeed in their career.
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What sparked your interest in fashion?
I was always crazy for Fashion – I would say from childhood I was crazy to see beautiful actresses in beautiful dresses
How would you describe your brand?
My brand name is ‘Preety’s couture” – reinventing your curves, I design and manufacture fashionable clothes for my clients according to their body shape and needs.
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Dressire x Designer : Deepti Acharya

deepti.png37655409_1722880471093672_7884854859264950272_n.jpgI graduated from School of fashion technology and post completing my internship I started working in Pune.

Those times, this field wasn’t as common as Medicine and Engineering. Getting into this line, today I give complete credit to my family who supported me in my early days.

I have a work shop and I mass manufacture kids clothing and sell pan India.

One thing I believe in strongly is that nothing comes easy, you got to prove yourself and work smart towards your passion.

My love for children and passion for fashion led me to start Rose Couture, a clothing line designed especially for girls aged six months to six years. Rose Couture showcases some of the most colourful and floral designs. The clothes are made just for occasion and party wear, keeping in mind all the latest trends in kids’ fashion.

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We started working on initial concept by scribbling on paper in the month of June 2016 and registered our company Spectrum clothing on October 26/2016 having our brand name as Rose couture.

Starting from sourcing the team to the legal part of the start-up, each day has been a new experience.

When your product is good, adds some value and you have some well-wishers and strong mentorship around, I think the journey becomes great.

We started working with e-com portals like First Cry and realized many loop holes in terms of cut sizes, wrong returns and then took decision to enter into the retail market as well

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Today we sell across major cities like Gujarat, Assam, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad through distribution and agency.

From one team member, we are today a team of 15 young ladies.

I think I am blessed in that case, my family is been extremely supportive when I was working then and running my own organization now. And I feel that trust comes when they see your passion and loyalty towards your work.

I’ve learned from my own experience, when you switch career and start businesses: Prepare to work harder than you ever have.

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Women need to understand the importance of business network building.

It’s important to have a strong purpose and strong WHY which will help you for the long run.

I am teaching my team to be career driven than job seeker. Building a sense of belonging and taking ownership. Making them believe in outcome than output. It takes a good amount of time to build a business, having a positive outlook and not stopping to believe is very important. There has never been a successful business owner that hasn’t run into some challenges. most important Integrity towards suppliers and making them feel part of the journey together is the ultimate way towards success.

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I strongly promote #Women Empowerment by training & hiring young women from the lower socio-economic backgrounds & aim to provide strong purpose to their lives. It’s soul satisfying to see these young ladies making mark in their lives, contributing to their families finicially,helping young siblings in educational support or buying vehicle on their own or supporting parents to pay home loans etc.

I also to aim to employ young females with “special needs”. (Physically challenged)
with minor Down syndrome or disability like hearing impaired etc. and want to to come in main stream as I believe Beyond Disabilities there are Infinite Possibilities. I am truly passionate about my dream.

At Rose Couture it is believed “Number of products we create is equal to number of smiles we create on the faces of our little shoppers!”

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Our Vision describes the WHAT

What we are trying to achieve in the future.

To be one of the most “Customer Preferred” Brand Leader in Clothing Line for Kids in India and globally because we know a child’s favourite outfit can make every day a great one.

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Our Mission describes the WHY

Declares our organization’s purpose, or why it exists

  • To make every child “Feel beautiful” and “Look beautiful”
  • To work collaboratively with women to Empower themselves to contribute to their family and community’s social, cultural, and economic growth.
  • To create products that provides opportunities of Growth for our company and team members

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