Happy Thursday Loves! This is one of the looks I have been more excited to share with you all ever since we shot the pictures. India, being a diverse country, we are an amalgamation of various cultures , arts & crafts, food , fabrics and what not. Every state and every region in the state has something unique to give us all and I want to proudly talk about things as much as I can. Being an Indian and a Fashion enthusiast, I love to explore and spread a word about our Fashion and our heritage. In Today’s post I present to you all the very popular Lucknow Chikankari work 🙂
Chikankari is a handcrafted embroidery, made with cotton threads, from Lucknow India. The work is done on various types of fabrics with a variety of designs, specially the popular ones are on pastel tones with white thread embroidery 🙂 My uncle (dad’s brother) used in live in Lucknow, and I was lucky enough to go visit the market (Chowk, Lucknow) well known for the chikankari work. And I also used to get a good number of dress materials or kurtis with Chikankari work. Of all, this Saree was something I have treasured and saved it till date.
This was the first ever Saree, he gifted me after I grew up. I wore this to my Undergrad Farewell Party in like 2012. Wearing Sarees to college parties was a huge deal those days (I think it is one still) and we all want to look special 🙂 I was planning to buy a Fancy one, but my Mom instead suggested me to try the Chikankari one and asked my uncle to get one for me 🙂 I give all the credit to my Mom, aunt and my uncle for selecting such a beautiful piece.
It was a handcrafted Georgette in pastelline orange color , with beautiful work, but it was so subtle and simple to wear for a party. I used to do a lot of hand embroidery myself, so I decided to do some chip work on this. Everyday after college, me and my Mom used to stitch the chips all over the embroidery work. It made the Saree more prettier and everything I wanted. It was pretty and simple, chip work was adding all the sparkles to it turning it to a perfect evening wear! I still remember all the compliments I received that day for this pretty one! I’m actually blushing remembering all those days while drafting the post 🙂
You can tell, it was one of my Favourite Sarees that I brought it with me even to the US! I’m someone who always likes to experiment with my looks, specially with Sarees! I’m an all time Denim Jacket lover and I saw someone styling an Indian Kurti with a Denim Jacket, which was super cute, so I thought why not try to pair a Saree with it. I was just randomly matching the Jacket to all my Sarees and this pastelline orange was the best combination ever. It definitely added a hint of brightness to the entire look and makes it more wearable. I finished off the look with a mix of metal accessories – brass and gold mix earrings from The Loom, India ; rose gold bracelets from Charming Charlie and a rose gold watch.
To me everything in the look – the outfit, hair and makeup were on point. I was waiting since the past 3 weeks to shoot this look, but the winter weather was not so cooperative specially over the weekends. So I just decide to shoot it indoors at my home! Let me know what do you think about this look in the comments. See you soon with a new post!
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