(one pleat at a time)
A dear friend got engaged in Kerala last month and you know what they say: When in Rome…
So I draped myself in a gorgeous Kerala saree and off I went to walk my best-friend down the aisle. Then there was no holding the groom back from falling in love with the bride and the bridesmaid falling in love with the Kerala Kasavu Sari (the cream saree and its lustrous golden border).
So as I made my way back home from God’s Own Country, I could not help but make a mental note to indulge myself in one of those cream-toned drapes.
I have never been the traditional-opting kind of girl. Would reach for my ripped jeans more often than for the kurtas. So when I made I call to buy a saree it had to meet me halfway. It had to align with my sense of trendy yet hold the elements of traditions.
You can imagine what happened next when I logged onto Unnati Silk’s website and had a look at their range of products. Much like a dating app, I scrolled and swiped on a sarees, kurtas etc until I fell in love with this gorgeous creamy cotton saree with just the right amount of quirk.
Coming from a fashion designing background, I am a thorough supporter of the handlooms of our country and finding authentic cotton-silk looms with the Handloom Mark and Silk Mark is what I value utmost. So, when this saree arrived home(dispatch within 24 hours!) with its handloom texture, milky complexion, the glorious border and the quirky wagon print on it, I knew I had made the right choice.
I styled the saree with a black turtleneck (the Holy Grail) and some over-sized golden hoops to imbibe an almost ghetto vibe to it. I’m wearing a pair of denim underneath the saree for more functionality than anything else.
Whether you are someone like me who is trying to make the transition from ripped jeans to ethnic wear while trying to abide by the value-for-money motto or somebody who is neck deep in ethnic wear and the thought of something handcrafted/handwoven, is what gets your heart-racing then Unnati Silks is for you.
Check out their website right here and shop effortlessly with regards to the type of fabrics, the type of loom, the kind of work on them and even their places of origin.
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Shot by Pankaj Parida