Sunday, January 29, 2012

All that glitters, is..........GOLD!!

I was wondering how to make my blog interesting, and I thought why not showcase some glimpses of the rich cultural heritage of India.The first thing that came to my mind was to do a  post in our traditional Ioutfit,
the saree!






If you ask me 'What is a saree?', it will be an understatement to say that it  is a nine-yard long strip of cloth draped over the female body in several different ways. Honestly, every saree is a work of art, a depiction of exquisite craftsmanship and intricate artistry and you will be amazed to know that most of them are hand-woven till date!
India is a country with 28 states and 8 union territories and, can you believe it, all these states have different languages, food habits , culture, even different forms of landscape and of course a few different types of sarees.No wonder, India is referred to as a country having 'Unity in Diversity'. There are multifarious types of sarees available today, right from the authentic, traditional ones to trendy, modern, designer versions.

This particular saree that I'm wearing is a more modern version. The fabric is a blend of cotton and silk and the detailing and the embroidery is done with jute and  silk (resham) thread.
By the way, all the jewelry that I'm wearing today, all that is glittering, is indeed GOLD,  for a change!







                                                              What I Am Wearing:
                                              saree- from India              clutch- from India
                                                            jewelry- 22K gold jewelry from India
                     Thanking You                                                             Yours fashionably
                                                                                                             Juneli

25 comments:

  1. that blue looks so nice on you! I love your clutch too

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  2. Great ideas in the same post. love them all.

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  3. Wow, you look beautiful! Love the colours!

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  4. Love your Sari !

    Sure we can follow each other! =) If you follow , I´ll follow back!

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  5. That jewelry is so unique and stunning! It looks so beautiful with your complexion.

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  6. Sarees are always so gorgeous, I love the bold colors mixed with gold.

    xo erica

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  7. Now this is called or I wud say:Elegant Juneli!!!
    LOvely...all the jewellery are very very unique...and gud way to showcase beautiful heritage of INDIA!!!

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  8. Thanks all for appreciating this look!! I'm overwhelmed!!

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  9. I just found your blog and I really like this post and find this very interesting because I didn't really know much about sarees. I love this color on you, it's gorgeous and the bright blue and shades are so nice in the last photo.

    Thank you for sharing!
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  10. Juneli, your saree is gorgeous! I've always wanted one, I need to find an Indian event or wedding to attend for an excuse to get one. I love the 22 kt gold jewelry as well, are you going somewhere in this? You look stunning, I love traditional dress, hope to get one from my country someday.

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    1. Thanks hon!!That would be great!! I'll wait eagerly to see you in your traditional dress!! Well, I actually attended an Indian gathering that day!!

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  11. I´m your new follower Nº 18! What a special number!

    One day you should make a post on indian weddings that everybody heard so much about them ... I´d love to know more about your traditions!

    Greetings from a spanish expat in Qatar!

    http://ladiesandthecityfashion.blogspot.com/

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  12. That is a great idea but such a vast topic!! All different parts of India have different types of wedding rituals!! But I can surely do a post on it!! Thanks for following!!

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  13. Love all your gold jewelry!!

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  14. Really beautiful outfit!
    Blue is my favorite colour.

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  15. very beautiful outfit

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  16. i only say: "wooooow"!!!!!! =) it's amazing!

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  17. You look gorgeous, I love the jewellery!

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  18. Thanks everyone for stopping by and for your wonderful comments!!

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  19. I love this outfit - and all the rich culture and history behind it. And the jewelry is stunning, too. Is that shorter necklace a jellyfish?

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    1. Thanks doll!! No, it is not a jelly fish, but now, after you said so, I think it actually looks like one!!

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