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The Elegant Swirl

Lehenga - Made by me; Earrings - Amrapali; Bangles - Local Bangle store; Sandals - Victoria's Secret.

Hi everyone, I'm really glad to have finally started off. I've waited so long for this day. Hope you like my posts as much as much as I like working on them.

Since this is the first post, I decided to go with something very personal. Something exclusive. Something I can relate my style to. Above all, something I designed. Being an amateur designer, I do have a lot of clothes I designed for myself, but this lehenga is most special. Isn't there something so magical about lehengas and sarees? It makes one look a zillion times more beautiful, elegant and glamorous. I'm sure most Indian girls agree with that, don't you? All over the country, there are numerous kinds of lehengas and sarees, differing in the way it's draped, colours, the kinds of prints, embroideries or work done. So much to experiment with while sticking to our rich culture.

Having a wardrobe filled with ethnic clothes in all shades of reds and blues, I was longing for something in a soft and subtle shade. Out of all the shades, this green struck my eye. I loved the colour so much that I wanted to avoid any contrasting colours and make the lehenga rather simple. Merged the vintage inspired large temple border pattern with some modern gold embroidery on the raw silk skirt. Chose a green double shaded embellished net dhupatta to fall delicately on the basic blouse. Stuck to wearing the lehenga high at the waist, a trend that's been around for a while, simply because it makes one look leaner and taller without much effort.

I didn't think twice about accessories as these earrings were lying around for a while and I was waiting for a chance to use them. Aren't they beautiful? And how can I forget, bangles! Wore some simple stoned bangles on both hands to complete the look.

I strongly believe that what you wear influences how you feel and this lehenga definitely did the trick. On that festive occasion, I felt calmer, refreshed and was in the best of my elements. It was surely a good day to remember! :)

Photography: Avinash Murthy.

The Azaelea