Diwali 2015


Hey guys, Wish you all a Happy Diwali! I hope this Diwali brings you all the happiness and love this season. I'm not really an occasion oriented person but Diwali is such a happy and bright festival that I just couldn't help myself from playing dress up and share some tips that I recently found out this festive season.
The location of the shoot was a beautiful temple in Manipal called Venugopal temple. And I chose to wear my favorite monochrome sari from the closet. I designed the sari myself, it is a very simple georgette black sari. I picked the border up from Zari Couture in Mangalore, they have a lovely collection of ethnic saris and salwars. The embroidery in the border is so intricate and beautiful and the finishing is perfection. The blouse is an off white shiffon plain full sleeved blouse which fits me so well. It is designed to have piping buttons at the back and lined with black piping all over the edges. When it comes to a sari, the fitting of a blouse is really important. And when it is a full sleeved one, it really really really needs to fit your hands well. According to me, a perfectly fitted blouse should have no wrinkles.
The face was completed with super blendable foundation by Emperio Armani. This foundation is claimed to be the thinnest foundation ever made and there is no doubt about that. As for my experience with make up and foundations, this would be the best foundation for oily skin so far. Mostly because, your face does not look or feel cakey, it is extremely light on the skin and is definitely photo friendly. I hope they make it available in India soon.
As you all know I have a huge problem of dark circles under my eyes due to my irregular sleep cycle and I have been experimenting with various products since forever. This time, I tried to conceal the dark circles by a technique which I thought will never work and guess what ? It did! Check out the full tutorial demonstrated by the popular beauty blogger, Deepika Mutyala here . She uses a orange / red lipstick to conceal the dark circles before using concealer and foundation. This lipstick color neutralises the color of your dark circles. It is actually a miracle worker, a small tip would be to use matte lipsticks under your eyes rather than the glossy ones. Also, people with lighter skin tone use orange lipstick, red is preferred for the dark skin tones. I used the Mac : Neon Orange shade which is a bright orange matte lipstick.
I  am really gonna take more time talking about makeup this post. This time, I wanna talk about the shade of liptsick which is a buy from loreal star red collection. This shade of red is called Pure Vermeil which is a slight coral red. I use this red mostly when I want to wear during daytime.

I used the eyeliner technique mentioned in this link to get the perfect wing. Thanks to this blog, wearing eyeliners have never been easier!  I like to stick to color co-ordinated bindis when it comes to ethnic wear and I did exactly that in this post. I have 2 bindi sets of size 3 and 5 that I usually alternate with, depending on my mood. Each set has 24 shades in their palette which will pretty match everything in your wardrobe. I normally use big bindis when the outfit is not too loud and the smaller ones otherwise.
Since the neck of the blouse was high, I chose to wear just a pair of silver jhumkas purchased at Amrapali. It is a black oxidised original silver pair and went beautifully with this sari.  You do not need more accessories to beautify this sari according to me, but may be a pretty silver ring would have completed the look. You can always experiment with jewellery when it comes to ethnic wear. One tip, which is pretty basic would be to never mix metals. If you are wearing silver earrings, stick to silver accessories all over and the same applies to gold, diamonds and rose gold. But you can always wear offbeat bright accessories of the same color and match it up with the same shade of bindis, purses or bangles etc.

Outfit Details : 
Sari & Blouse Material : Nalli Silks, Chennai
Border : Zari Couture
Lipstick : Loreal Star red in Pure Vermeil
Jhumkas : Amrapali
Photography by Debsourabh Ghosh

How did you like my post this week ? Hope the tips are helpful. I will be posting a few more ethnic looks on the blog as wedding season is coming up. Thanks to Deb once again for taking beautiful pictures and making it look effortless. See you soon.


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