Being a fashion designer I always wanted to do a styling post in my blog and figured that this year for Diwali week I would post Fashion styling tips instead of the usual tutorial.
A quick survey of the social media sites and enquiries in my friends circle confirm that more and more people are doing festive shopping online (including myself) so the clothes here are from different popular online shopping sites (Myntra, Flipkart & Snapdeal) so that you can pick them up if you like. All Jewelry showcased here is from Sayuri
I have created Five looks here – one each for Dhanteras, Deepavali morning, Lakshmi Puja, Cracker bursting evenings and Taash Parties where I have combined some fashionable ethnic /Traditional wear available online with eye catching pieces from Sayuri. The other accessories/makeup mentioned will help you pull together these looks.
Look 1: Dhanteras
The first of five day festivities begin with a lakshmi puja for wealth or Dhanvatri Puja for good health Wear white (silver) and blue is worn to depict the ocean from which Lord Dhanvantri appeared carrying the nectar (amrit) and Pink to depict Goddess Lakshmi.Also Buying jewelry on Dhanteras (Day that gives wealth) is said to be very auspicious and bring in more wealth.
Pair a gorgeous fuchsia, teal and beige lehengha from Four seasons with the splendor of peacock necklace for an ethereal look as you offer prayers to Lord Dhanvantri to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Coordinate with simple beaded danglers and silver khada (cuffs). Go for a flawless face, with a simple pink or rose lip color. Keep your eyes simple with a soft grey eyeliner on the waterline and mascara.
Look 2: Deepavali Morning
Indian festival traditions vary vastly from state to state with a huge north – south Demarcation. Deepavali in south Indian (especially Tamil Homes) usually begins early morning around 4-5AM when people take oil bath and wear Silk clothes – Pattu Saree, Vesthi and Pattu pavadai before lighting the traditional Kuthu vilakku (lamp), getting elders blessings and eating lots of sweets.
To look like a goddess, Pair the Bhairava raga necklace and earrings with a gorgeous shaded Vivikta silk saree. Dont forget kajal for your eyes and jasmine flower for your hair.
Enjoy Deepavali with Pattadai (new silk clothes) Pattasu (Crackers) and Palaharam (sweets & Snacks).
Look 3: Lakshmi Puja
Look resplendent like a princess in Red on Amavasya as you offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi. Pick this half and half Florence Red & Cream Saree and pair it with the Persephone necklace, diamond or stone studs, Glass bangles and a red bindi for a classic look. As loose hair is not an option while performing pooja, pin up you hair with simple floral clips to match your necklace.
Look 4: Simply Chiffon
Lets face there are no Casual Evenings during festivals when friends and relatives keep pouring in throughout the day. The evenings are mostly activity filled with people playing Taash or similar games. So this look caters to those casual evening parties where you feel like wearing something a little more simple but still want to look good. For a fresh festive look stay away from the Traditional greens and yellow and pick an acidic Florence Green Chiffon Fashion Saree and pair it with a pretty garden necklace from Pixie dust, simple beaded earrings and thin elegant gold bangles.
Look 5: Evening special – Lighting lamps & Bursting Crackers
So how do you like these looks? Tell me whats new this year in your wardrobe and how you are planning to style yourself this Diwali. I do understand that this post is little late as a shopping reminder as most of you would have already decided what and how to dress for Diwali, but I hope that you’ll get some styling ideas and would probably be able to apply your own personal twist to it.
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I hope you find it interesting
Wishing you all a very happy and safe Diwali
Eat sweets, play and have fun