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! 


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.


Yami Gautham,Actor.

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


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 : 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.


My fashion motto?
Be yourself
3 words to describe my sense of style?
Sporty, edgy, minimal
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
My favourite style influencers?
Sandra Bullock, Sushmita Sen, Deepika Padukone
One thing that most people don’t know about me?
That I bake the best chocolate cookies in town!
You wouldn’t catch me wearing?
Peplum tops with jeans
My favourite party attire?
Skater dresses preferably in black.
The worst trend to ever become popular is?
Low waisted jeans
The first thing I notice about people?
My style secret?
Knowing what suits me and staying away from what doesn’t!
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! 
At the end of the day, what would you want your wardrobe to say about you?
That I am a strong independent woman 

Trendsetter of the Week

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Name : Shalini Vig

Profession : An independent PR/ Marketing Consultant & Founder of Festival of Hope

Shalini has been felicitated with the prestigious ‘Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur’, the ‘Bharat Nirman Award’ and the prestigious ‘Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award’ for working on Cancer Eradication. As the Founder of Festival of Hope, she was one of the 50 most impactful social innovators in the Global listing of World CSR 2016.


Shalini has a multi industry experience which includes Real Estate, Telecom, Hospitality, Sales & Marketing, Brand Communication, Public Relations and Media Relations. Despite her years of successful experience in the corporate world, Shalini’s true passion lies in the domain of social service. With Festival of Hope and various other ventures, she has taken the concept of social work to a whole new level, incorporating it within the luxury domain – the domain which is perhaps most capable of actually raising funds and making a difference. Besides Festival of Hope, Shalini is the head and hands behind 100, an organisation working for Autism, Cancer Awareness & the Promotion of Emerging Artists.

My fashion motto?
Be a brand yourself first before wearing one.
3 words to describe my sense of style?
Classy, subtle & comfortable.
My 5 essential wardrobe elements?
Black off shoulder dress
Black skirt
Denim jeans
White t-shirt.
My favorite style influencers?
Nicole Kidman, Deepika Padukone, Rohit Bal.
You wouldn’t catch me dead wearing?
My favorite party attire?
Dash of bling.
My “go to” outfit?
Jeans/ shorts/ skirts with a top and sneakers.
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