“I am not the size of my jeans, I am the size of my smile.
I am not a number on a weighing machine, I am the strength that I carry.
I am not the complexion I am born with, I am the blush on my cheek.
I am not the patches on my skin, I am the scars I have endured.
I am not the length of dress, I am the beauty that blazes within.
I am not a type you want me to fit in, I am beyond your comprehension.
I am courage, I am fire, I am a burning desire.
I am not who you want me to be, I am who I am ” -RK
As inspiring as these words seem to be, it’s important to be who you are, to define yourself, to come out of the cocoons and face the world the way you like and not the way others want you to be 🙂
Happy Women’s Day to all gorgeous women out there 😀
Capturing the boldness of a modern woman along with the simplicity and style of a traditional attire is challenging. I have been trying to put forth looks depicting a blend of wilderness and rustic essence using our age-old handloom fabrics. Since the handlooms are so much in trend among the Indian designers, I have worked on using that fabric in this look.
The graciously arranged pleats of a saree , the rustic feel of the handloom, the high heeled black boots, the white leather jacket along with a tinge of bold red define the essence of my current look. The black can’t make me fade away, the red ensured my look is on point and my boots break the notion of a stereotypical saree look.Leather jacket went hand in hand with the boots.Attention to intricacies while choosing the accessories is the most vital part.
I have been trying to define my style as something that breaks the stereotype of any outfit and hence, the boots and the jacket. I have chosen a solid black plain saree and accessorized using a clutch from Rann of Kutch,an antique neck piece.I didn’t want to go heavy with the earrings since my neck piece is dominant enough and stuck to my choice of red lipstick for the bold look.
Saree : Mangalagiri
Blouse : Ikkat
Clutch : Borrowed from my mom
Boots : Zara
Waist Belt : Forever 21
Neck piece, earrings: Colaba Causeway
Ring : Goa flea market
Photos by Suresh Neralla
Special Thanks to Sampath Kumar for all the support 🙂