By Juhi Bansal
The story of this collaboration begins with Astha Modi of Blabber Cat Official (a blog based in Kolkata) messaging me one random morning. She said she would be in Ahmedabad a couple of weeks from now and that we should do coffee. She said I should try the Kolkata saree. If you’ve been reading my blog for sometime you know saree isn’t my go to outfit most times. Infact, I try to avoid it as much as I can. But, she insisted and I finally relented. We decided to do a Gujju-Bong theme and she is sportingly wearing a chaniya-choli with me in the shoot.
She brought this beautiful saree and bangles for me and gave me tips on how traditionally Bengali women style it. With a blouse, big red bindi (we improvised using a red lipstick!) and big sunglasses. She also taught me to hold the pallu with swag ;). I was imagining Aishwarya Rai of Devdas all the time :).
Ofcourse, I had to break some rules like always. So, I decided to style to saree with my gym gear (gym pants and sports bra) and gave the blouse and petticoat a total miss. Also, instead of heels or chappals I wore sandal-shoes!
Saree & Bangle: c/o Astha Modi
Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli c/o Duavivo
Sports Bra: Zivame
Gym Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Charles & Keith
Pics: Bhavya Rathore