Modern Indian Woman- #Look103

Hey folks, I am back with another new post as a part of the Modern Indian Woman series.I can say that this look is more skewed towards ethnicity rather than Indo-western fusion.


To everyone who wants to start trying Indian ethnic wear, I strongly recommend owning certain wardrobe staples- a plain black kurti and a plain white kurti , solid black and solid white colored leggings, and a beautiful dupatta. With these staples, you can easily flaunt two gorgeous ethnic looks.

For this post, I choose a black kurti along with black leggings and added a pop of color with a beautiful handmade dupatta. If you have been following my blog, then you must have noticed this dupatta in my Kolkata shopping experience post.Beautifully crafted by local tribals, this dupatta depicts kantha work on a thappa (combination of different pieces of clothes).I accentuated the look with afghani earrings, a hand-bag prepared by Rann of Kutch artisans and kolhapuris.

Here goes the look 🙂


Kurti : Myntra|Leggings : Lyra | Kolhapuris : Street buy | Bag : Krafted with Happiness | Dupatta : Biswa Bangla 

Photos by Sampath Kumar

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Modern Indian Woman- #Look 102

In continuation to my Modern Indian Woman series for this month, it’s time to talk about the second look. This look is going to be about how you could use your modern tops or crop-tops over ethnic bottoms to give an Indo-western/fusion look.


This look helps in bringing out the boldness of a Indian Woman along with the creative aspect. Maroon shade of the crochet top, being one of the main Indian ethnic colors accentuated the look.The tassel earrings and thread jewellery are this season must-haves and I could completely count on these to complete the look with a bohemian vibe.I have used one of the coral chains which I purchased in Andaman as a bracelet.

Without further delay, let me just show you the final look 🙂


Crochet top and harem pant : West side | Silver Jewellery and Earrings : Colaba Causeway | Juttis : Bandra | Red coral chain : Andaman street shopping

Photos by Rahul Kongala

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“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 🙂 









The Fusion Game

Yes!! You got it right!! It’s about Indian fusion style that I am going to talk about.This trend seems to grab my attention now.

Ditch the total modern or total Indian ethnic outfits , start mixing both the styles to create a fusion which,I promise, is definitely going to stand out.

I have recently tried this and added a tinge of boho style to enhance the fusion look.You got the game right if you can just carry it the right way.I believe accessories played a major role to accentuate my look.

I primarily focused on a simple plain outfit by pairing a casual tee with a boho-styled skirt.The tee brings in the modern look and the skirt which is slightly pleated gives an Indian ethnic feel.Playing with the colors becomes more reliable in this style as long as you are confident of carrying it.I have picked mustard and black colors since I have never tried this combination. I have used a statement neck-piece and a hand cuff  to add to the boho-style of the skirt.Major focus being the neck-piece, I tried to keep it simple with the earrings,just wore a couple of small metal second earrings. Knotty hairstyle felt perfect for this outfit. 

If you want to try this look, few things to note :

  • When you pair your ethnic printed bottoms with casual plain tees, you can invest in a statement neck-piece
  • If you are going for a printed-printed combination , stay minimal with regards to accessories
  • Also, if you are going for a graphic tee, heavy neck pieces would look clumsy , so stick with sleek long chains.

I guess that is enough download about Indian fusion.Just remember whatever you wear,carry it with confidence, it would just work wonders 🙂


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Outfit details:

Tee : Mango

Skirt : Zara

Accessories : Colaba Causeway

Photo Credits : Rahul Kongala

Girls, Just Carry With Confidence 😀

Diwali Bang

Yeah, yeah!! I know it’s too late to talk about my Diwali outfit  but I couldn’t stop sharing about it. 

Festivals, especially, Indian festivals are more about the vibrant colors when it comes to the attire.As it is, I am pretty bored with wearing a lot of neutral color outfits and needed a break to that monotonous neutrals and there you go!! Diwali welcomed me.

I wanted to try a bright colored look with a traditional touch.Also, when it comes to traditional outfits, I am usually stuck with South-Indian styles but this Diwali was different.I wanted to bring in a mix of both South and North Indian styles.

And there goes my choice – “Bandhani” 

Bandhani prints , as you might know, is a fabric art form predominantly found in Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan.

Styled my bandhani printed dupatta and lehenga with an intricately designed thread work blouse.I played around with different combinations of mix and match to finally settle with this combo.Junk jewellery was my go-to option for accessories.In an attempt to enhance the look of my plain lehenga, I used an ethnic belt to tie around.



Outfit : Handloom shops near Ramashray 

Ethnic Belt : Global Desi 

Ear rings, ring and bangles: Dadar streets

Neck Piece : Colaba Causeway

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