A Woman of Colour ft. Anuradha Ramam
Some days I like to skip the usual outfits and opt for something ethnic. Maybe a casual printed tunic or a comfortable maxi skirt and adorn my ears with those tiny little Jumkhas. The vibes that comes along with it is just unmatchable. Be it the 'surprised eyebrow raised' look that my friends pass at me, the tinkling sound of the Jumkhas or just standing out among the dresses and separates. It's quite magical, isn't it?
Many of you had asked me to write up a post on something ethnic casual and I didn't want to make you guys wait for too long for it. It's something I personally love and was looking out for a perfect piece to fit in this category. When I was introduced to Anuradha Ramam's collection, I was taken aback by the hues of bright colours dancing with bold designs. There are many brands out there that have casual ethnic apparel but I rarely find anything unique in terms of design or material or colours. On the other hand, Anuradha Ramam's collection was unique in all ways mentioned. She creates magic out of layering colours that haven’t seen eye to eye ever. Her collection bursts of colour and festivity, no matter what day it is!
I have a long running romance with Ikat and so, I chose this black skirt with the vintage print for the blogpost. Ikat is an ancientelaborate dying process done with silk or cotton fabrics. Although her collection houses many Ikat designs, I was so drawn by the simplicity of this skirt. Anuradha Ramam had also sent me this beautiful scarf as an additional gift which I decided to add on to the look. To top it off, I wore a pair of Jumkhas, some bangles and a nath ( nose ring with a chain ). All set to bring out the magic and be a woman of colour. Bright. Bold. Beautiful.
Photography : Anand Johnwesley ( http://www.vinceshe.in )