DURGA PUJA Special: Festive Fashion 3

Hello Friends,

Welcome back to my Fashion page and thanks a ton for returning!

We Bengalis are currently dealing with post Durga Puja depression. After the overwhelming euphoria of the carnival, the sudden silence has left us sad and down. But never the less, the lights of Deepawali are soon to be lighted up. Fighting all darkness, good will restore in our lives, as the Nation will indulge in the beautiful festival of lights.

And before we start working out our Diwali looks, I thought I would take you through my Durga Puja makeovers. Hope you will love your journey of exploring some ‘bongness’ along with me. Well, I must confess that it has been an elaborate indulgence in the 6 yard wonder.

We start with a little bit of ‘Introspection’ with this quote:

Look 1: For my first saree look, I chose a beige colored silk beauty with colourful Gujarati stitch on it. I paired it with a chequered, cotton, orange coloured blouse, which actually was fabricated from a piece, I got with another saree. I wore a chunky neckpiece, which is handmade from red thread and small metallic ‘Ganeshas’. I opted for nude lips and black bindi with this saree.

Look 2: I wore an orange chequered linen saree from ‘The9yardstory’ (Link you will get at the end of the post). The blouse I wore for my first look, was actually received with this one. However, for my look 2 I used a black sleeveless blouse. The contrast brought out the beauty of the yard wonder even better. I wore oxidised metal jhumkas and a matching neckpiece. Keeping my makeup simple (as usual), I wore some orange lip colour and a small black bindi to accentuate the simplicity.

Look 3: Now this was one of my favourite looks of Durga Puja 2018. It was that mesmerising Ashtami morning and the sound of Dhak was coming from every corner. There was divinity around, a feeling of euphoria. I wore a white and black ‘Dhakai’ saree, which is gifted to me by my mother-in-law. The saree is quite a beauty, the white base with black embroidery is not only elegant but compelling as well. Dhakai is anyways my all-time favourite weave and I urge all of you to try it on yourself. I paired this one with a contrast bright red blouse. My dark eyes, nude lips and bright red bindi transformed me to that quintessential bong, and of course the gold jewellery accentuated the festival aura.

Look 4: This was my best look, according to me. I wore another ‘Dhakai’ from ‘The9yardstory’ but the quality was a little different from my look 3 saree. In look 3 the saree was cotton based, but this one is a ‘silk muslin Dhakai Jamdani’, softer to feel and easier to drape. The saree has a black base but the work is done in bright Berry blue. Needless to say, blue overpowers black completely, at least in this case. For that striking contrast, I paired the beauty with a fuchsia coloured sleeveless blouse. Heavy kohl-lined eyes, nude lips and again that big, round red bindi completed my face. I wore a German silver Afghani choker, left my hair open and put on a statement nose pin.

Look 5: This look was a typical traditional one, a slight drift from my generic inclination towards Boho. I wore a beige silk saree from ‘Hastkala’, with bright yellow and red borders. I teamed this ethnic piece with a golden sleeveless blouse and golden Jhumkas. Wearing my favourite red lips and red bindi, I completed my look.

Look 6: This was the last look from Durga Puja 2018 album that I will include in this post. It was Dashami and the air was heavy, a strange silence had engulfed the utopia. Most pandals were empty, just bearing the memoirs of the last few days of immense gaiety. It was the last gathering before we all geared up to return to the monotony of life. I wore a white handloom saree with red & black borders. I got this one from ‘The9yardstory’ again. The ‘pallu’ of this piece had jute patches, which had intrigued me while buying. I paired this with black blouse and wore a statement black neckpiece. Nude lips and black bindi completed my last look.

Face details: I applied a base of “Ultime Pro from Faces Canada” and was happy with the coverage. Then some “Mac bronzing powder” for highlighting my cheekbones etc, along with “Wet and wild highlighting powder” and finally some “Sephora Sweet on you blush”. For eye shadow, I used shades from Maybelline Nude pallete, and eye lining using “Maybelline New York Eye Studio”.

Hope you liked my Durga Puja endeavours to dress like my essence. I love Indian fabrics and the comfort of a drape, along with the elegance it brings out. If you like any of my looks, do try them and let me know in the comment section below.

Happy Deepawali in advance!

Stay Happy and Stay beautiful!!

Pics courtesy: Avishek Sengupta, Swastik Ghosh and Soumyajyoti Sarkar

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