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!

 

 

 

 

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Trendsetter of the Week : DR. Anjali Chaugule

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Dentist. Model. Artist. Dancer

A dynamic dentist by profession, an elegant Argentine tango and salsa dancer, an aspiring model, a passionate shutterbug, an artist at core, an eternal optimist and an epitome of elegance is what defines her in a nutshell.

Dr.Anjali is a stained glass and canvas artist, she loves to sketch, loves origami, modeling and loves to do everything that is creative and that which inspires her and fuels her creativity. She is an ardent lover of jazz and country music, exotic destinations and picturesque places of beauty. She has traveled internationally to UK, Japan, Paris, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Dubai with regards to her continuing professional development as a dentist and for her love of dance.

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She believes that “Each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint and the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you!!

Her mantra for life is “There’ll never be another now, I’ll make the most of today; there’ll never me another me, I’ll make the most of myself”

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Her philosophy for life is simple- You never fail until you give up; don’t seek aid, seek strength; don’t look for miracles, let your actions construct them for you; don’t pursue stories of other, unfold your own adventure! You never know what is next but trusting your instincts, planning for your life, a little hard-work & incredible support by your family will take you places and you will see how beautiful Life is!

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What is your fashion motto?
Each day is a page in your fashion story. I don’t really believe in any fashion rules, I think fashion is more of self expression – wear whatever you want with STYLE because personality isn’t just the first thing people see!
3 words to describe my sense of style?
An amalgamation of classy, elegant and creating my own signature always!
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The first thing I notice about people?
Smile.
I will most likely form an opinion about someone based on whether or not he or she smiles. Smiling is a universal sign of friendliness, and wearing one makes you immediately more approachable. Think about it. If you need to ask someone a question or are looking for someone to talk to – would you approach a person who’s smiling or one who’s scowling?
A warm and inviting smile goes a long way. It is a quick and easy way to let people know that you are friendly. Smiles welcome people. They build trust before you ever speak a word. When you first meet people, ensure you greet them with a smile to avoid being judged as rude or disinterested.
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If I could go back to any fashion era in history, the one I would choose is….  ?
I would choose the Peshwa era..I loved the makeover of Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in Bajirao Mastani because of the grandiose demeanor which was reflected through the make up artistry and the gorgeous attires!
At the end of the day, what would you want your wardrobe to say about you?
My wardrobe should speak “A blend of The Systematic Stylist and Trend Trailblazer!!”
She is an organized woman in every aspect of her life, from her categorized closet and inspirational boards to her calculated shopping trips. She is at ease taking fashion risks but does her homework to achieve fashion perfection. She is energized by novelty, always looking for ways to push her comfort boundaries and aims to create looks that no one else has seen before. She has a diverse wardrobe that is organized like a work space to facilitate the creative process.
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Trendsetter of the Week : Shivani Pahadia Sharma

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Name : Shivani Pahadia Sharma
Spanning 20 years when she started modelling at 30 (married and with 2 kids!) to being a Master of ceremonies to practicing law in 2010 for about 4 years, Shivani Sharma is now finally giving that up and handling a subsidiary of a multinational company as executive director.

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My fashion motto?
Be yourself
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3 words to describe my sense of style?
Sporty, edgy, minimal
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My 5 essential wardrobe elements?
A pair of jeans, denim jacket, black Tshirts, loose linen pants and dresses which have a fitted bodice and full skirts
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My favourite style influencers?
Sandra Bullock, Sushmita Sen, Deepika Padukone
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One thing that most people don’t know about me?
That I bake the best chocolate cookies in town!
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You wouldn’t catch me wearing?
Peplum tops with jeans
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My favourite party attire?
Skater dresses preferably in black.
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The worst trend to ever become popular is?
Low waisted jeans
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The first thing I notice about people?
Cleanliness
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My style secret?
Knowing what suits me and staying away from what doesn’t!
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If I could go back to any fashion era in history, the one I would choose is?
The 60s in Europe & USA-the sheath dresses of breakfast in Tiffany! 
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At the end of the day, what would you want your wardrobe to say about you?
That I am a strong independent woman 
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Divas of Dressire : Mahima Yadav

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From a computer engineer to a certified Global Business Manager from IIM, from a self established entrepreneur to Mrs. India International, from a multi national company employee to Mrs. India Earth, Mahima Yadav has earned laurels in almost every field she has been into. A fashionista and a keen enthusiast, she is Mrs. Style Icon, currently a Fashion consultant and groomer in the Fashion and Beauty Industry.
A versatile personality, acing multiple roles of a badminton player, a passionate swimmer, a dancing diva and a motivational speaker. She believes in painting the beautiful canvas of her life in various colours. Be it the subtlety of deep blue sea, or the vibrance of red hot sun, she has the quality to win hearts in no time.
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Having learned the social issues from her civil service aspiration, she has a heart of gold to uplift the needy, especially the woman.
A beliver, an achiever, she has won many laurels for herself in sports also. She is a hard worker who always keeps in mind, “ Success comes before work only in the dictionary.”
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A girl from small town in UP to an International beauty star, She is Mrs. Photogenic and loves to get clicked.
The dreamer in her says,”I aim at stars, in case I don’t reach them, I can safely land on moon. Her message to the youth is, “ Plan before you act, Act before you regret.”
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Lookbooks for Balesh Jindal

Lookbook and style tips by Godawari Vishwakarma and Shaifali Sharma.

Lookbook 1 

  • Match the classic look of the vintage period with this monochromatic deep red outfit that is sure to make heads turn.
  • Pair it with some beautiful pearls to complete the look.

     

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Lookbook 2

  • Make this semi casual look even more chic by pairing it up with a silk scarf and some pretty earrings

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Lookbook 3

  • Street-style-casual look!
  • This look can be created by pairing some funky pair of booties and a pair of sunglasses with a striped button down over some casual denims.

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Thank you Dr. Balesh Jindal for inspiring all of us with your style and passion and for being our ‘Trendsetter of the Week’.

Trendsetter of the Week

 

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Name : Dr. Balesh Jindal

Dr. Balesh Jindal is a graduate of the prestigious Lady Hardinge Medical College and has been in General Practice for over thirty two years. As a result, she has an extensive experience in primary health care, corporate consulting, emergency medicine and family medicine. She was a pioneer in providing a single stop health facility in a place which had no efficient health centre and was infested with quacks. She started with educating the locals about basics of ethical medical care. It was a daunting task in the initial decade. At times it seemed hopeless.  It was a lone battle but made her courageous.FullSizeRender_7She ventured into providing low cost medical care. She treated, educated and counselled her patients patiently and single handedly changed the social mores and brought in modern and scientific perspective over the years. Now, she has numerous villages and towns as her catchment area. Child mortality due to measles, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, typhoid, malnutrition etc. has fallen drastically in her catchment area. She provides a no frills medical service where anyone can walk in and be diagnosed and treated in the shortest possible time at the lowest cost possible.

Her essay on sexual abuse was selected from entries from all over the world for the Award for Compassion by Stanford University. She was invited to Stanford University to meet the Dalai Lama. She donated the prize money to a Delhi school to hold workshops on sexual abuse for children to make them aware of this menace in our society. She continues to educate and counsel students in Delhi schools in groups and privately. Her work in the schools on sexual abuse has been covered by the BBC on their official website titled “The most Compassionate Day in the World”.FullSizeRender_6Her passion to make a difference to people’s lives has given her an opportunity to be associated with two NGOs and an urban school in Delhi where she visits on a regular basis to sensitize children about sexual abuse and to empower them to report such incidents.

2Her collection of poems titled ‘Dear Father’ was published by Writer’s Workshop.

Here’s a poem by Dr. Balesh Jindal

Long After 

Long after the
wind stops
blowing through the
festoons
their limbs lie
lifeless, colourless.
Long after the fragrance
and swirls and swishes
of dear ladies
Fade away and
specks of dust settle
over all things new.
Long after all the smiles
and banters
Lie tucked and crumpled
in family albums
It is long after all the happiness
Contrived and derived
floats away.
I turn in myself
into myself to
search
deeper
to find
some meaning to this
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Dr. Jindal has also been professional artist for the last twenty years and has had shows in India and abroad. Her art adorns the walls of many art collectors in India and abroad and has received accolades by the press and prominent art critics.

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3 words to describe my sense of style?
Understated, quiet & elegant.
My 5 essential wardrobe elements?
White pants, a nice black top, pearls, brooch & a classy scarf.
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My favourite party attire?
A black dress, a string of pearls and a matching stole.
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My style secret?
I know my colours and keep my outfits simple and free from clutter.
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The best fashion advice I have ever received?
The best fashion advice I follow is to buy the best fabric one can afford. I never compromise on the fabric.
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If I could go back to any fashion era in history, the one I would choose is?
I would love to go back to the era of Maharani Gayatri Devi when women wore chiffons and pearls.

 

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