Showing posts with label JJ Valaya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JJ Valaya. Show all posts

Monday, 11 May 2015

A Not So Traditional Look For An Indian Wedding Reception

It's not very often I blog about my looks since I'm not much of a style blogger. But once in a while, I come up with a cool look and love dissecting it on the blog. Recently, I was to attend a wedding and I wanted to look fabulous. Not for anyone else but more so for myself. I am still holding on to some baby weight due to which I'm not always feeling so pretty.

The major question was what to wear. Nothing fit me and whatever did was kind of outdated so it was a bit of a task. I don't wear very traditional suits or saris so it was a bit tough to decide my outfit. The Nehru jacket and dhoti look had been over and done with, the heavily embroidered vest that came as a part of my Anamika Khanna was worn a few times (not to mention super tight now too), I wasn't in the mood to wear my JJ Valaya couture anarkali and neither was I in a Sabyasachi mood. Initially I thought I'll just put on a simple sequinned with suit but I wasn't loving it. Finally, it struck me. My Valaya couture skirt that was part of my wedding sangeet outfit from over four years ago! A beautiful, dark blue piece, with metal rings inside to give it a structure and layered frills to add a bit of grace; this skirt was perfect. I've always wanted to channel the whole Carolina Herrera look (signature white blouse and a ball gown skirt), so I wore a white, high collared Zara shirt over it. Although this wasn't really a traditional Indian wedding reception look, I didn't really care. It was working for me and I loved myself in it. I didn't bother getting my hair done. For some reason I just hate looking so made up. So I just tied it up like I usually do and left a few loose strands to give it a slightly messy feel.

Next up, jewellery. I've always wondered why us desis find it imperative to wear gold, diamonds, or any sort of fine jewellery to wedding functions. Anytime I've considered junk jewellery or statement Swarovski necklaces, I seem to get a disapproving nod from either my friends or family. Quite frankly, I'm sick of seeing people at weddings dripping in diamonds. It's so boring and far from fun. Very clichéd don't you think? Nowadays, Indian clothes aren't so traditional anymore. All our designers are constantly evolving and giving us some fabulous indo western clothes. Shouldn't we be evolving as well? Why run to the bank locker before every wedding?

I had made up my mind. I wasn't going to be seen in a single diamond (minus my engagement and wedding rings). I chose to wear Dior jewellery. A stunning statement Mise En Dior necklace with Mise En Dior earrings.  I just wanted to do something fun. Finally, to complete my look, I carried a pastel pink, mini Be Dior purse. Everything came together really well. I couldn't get over how gorgeous the necklace looked. It's not always fine jewellery that steals the show!

What do you think of my look?

Mise En Dior Jewellery