The Whole Nine Yards

Hello readers ❤

A very Happy Independence Day to everyone!

Today I’m back with a post about the traditional Indian ethnic wear – the saree! In my post about my first bloggers’ meet, I told you guys about the meet organised by Triveni ethnic wear.

So after a fiasco with the planned brocade blouse and my internet connection issues, today I’m finally able to share my look, wearing one of their creations! 🙂

To make up for the blouse, I wore a plain black tee and fashioned it into a crop top by knotting it below my bust on the left 😀

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I kept the makeup simple but striking, playing withe the sari’s colour scheme of red and gold. I kept the accessories minimal, and went without earrings 🙂

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You can see the knot in the next pic..

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And here:

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So here’s the quick low-down from my day with Triveni:

  1. Triveni is based in Surat. You can visit them at 1018-1025, First Floor, Anupam Textile Market,Ring Road, Surat to look at their full EXTENSIVE collection!
  2. And those who cannot make it to Surat, you should check out theTriveni website! It has a huge range of ethnic wear from sarees and suits to lehengas and kurti!
  3. They have something for the men and kids as well! 😉
  4. They take custom orders. Anything from a pre-pleated saree to a celebrity outfit request, they can do it all!
  5. They are constantly innovating. They showed us fabrics and blends which I had never seen before! Can you imagine shiny crepe?? I saw a beautiful patch of grey crepe, with a golden tone on one side
  6. They are very affordable! I checked out their wedding catalogue, expecting the lehengas to cost 70-80k INR easily cuz they are THAT beautiful. But brace yourselves – the semi-stitched lehengas cost a jaw-dropping 8-10k INR only!

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You’ll see that this look can go from elegant to boho in just a flick of the hair 😉

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So these were all the pics from the shoot! And here’s my personal favourite ❤

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Ps. I’m wearing product number 86001 🙂

Intricacies

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge “Intricate“:

Hello readers!

As you noticed, I couldn’t decide which picture suited this challenge the best. So I finally came up with FOUR pictures for it! 😉

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This lovely gold wrist cuff that I found at a flea market in Mumbai 🙂

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This ethnic silver ring from New Delhi 🙂

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Lovely chandeliers at a Mumbai restaurant 🙂

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Me wearing long, intricate dangle-style earrings. So sorry about the poor picture quality! I will put up a better resolution picture of these earrings asap 😀

So what do you think about these photos? Do they match the challenge? 🙂

Motion Blur

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge “Motion“:

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I took this shot using a Canon dslr camera (1100D).

I love this picture because it was my first attempt at clicking a night photo that captured motion blur, and I think it turned out well 🙂

Enjoy the photo! 😀

So Rewarding

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge “Reward“:

Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley

The Nubra Valley in Ladakh (India) is lined with ginormous mountains! I have posted this picture before on my blog, but couldn’t resist posting it again. This picture always mesmerises me 🙂

I found it very rewarding to be able to see all of this and capture it on camera. The tranquility of this place is pure, and a welcome break from city life..

Ps. Humans for scale. (Not the group. The two tiny specks on the right! 😉

The Rule of Thirds

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge “Rule of Thirds“:

Black Terror

Black Terror

I took this shot using an 1100D Canon DSLR. Shot in monochrome mode, this picture hasn’t been retouched 🙂

And oh, this guy was easily 4-5 inches across. Quite obvious why I didn’t go closer and zoomed in instead! :’D