After a nice long relaxing week, all snuggled up in my own bed and being given all the love in the form of good home food, I finally get a post up. It’s not that I was lazy, but had to get the shoot done, but being home after a really long time it was hard getting out of mom’s sight. I woke up at 5am in the morning to get this Diwali shoot done and believe me, it’s hard to get out of your bed when you sleep on it after ages. For people wondering what I’m talking about, I’ve come down to Chennai for Diwali holidays and I’m making it a long one.
This look is really special to me as I took a lot of time planning this entire look and a lot of begging the tailor to get it done in a day (A day prior to Diwali so you can imagine how much begging it took). I wanted to wear something really different this time and what’s more different than designing the outfit yourself. This is the first time I put the effort it getting something made for myself, usually its just the buying, but this time I did things from scratch. From buying the material to finding a tailor who would do it the very last minute. I’d never put in so much effort in getting something made, but let me tell you, it was fun. Which got me thinking of getting a lot more things made so hopefully you’ll be seeing a lot them soon!!
Now coming to the look, as I said before, I wanted to wear something different, so I went with a royal blue skirt with a gold border, seen a lot in south Indian sarees and Indian wear. Instead of wearing it as a skirt I changed the style a bit and wore it with my crop top. I wanted my look to be a bit contemporary so I went with this maang tikka and paired it with statement gold handcuffs, some traditional gold earrings and a very pretty anklet I borrowed from my mom.
This look can be styled two ways you can either use a dupatta or just go without one. I dint play around with a neck piece because I dint want to overdo it as I loved the attention going on my maang tikka.
And for the makeup I went with golden smoky eyes and pink lips to add in a bit of contrast to the look.
So this Diwali I dint go with the obvious and did something on my own. Hope you guys liked the look
- Crop top from Forever 21
- Maang tikka from Alankar (a place in Chennai)
- Jewellery from my mom’s closet
- Skirt got the material from Nalli (Chennai)