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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #4

    The last post in the Navratri outfit series. Bathukamma is a ritual practised by the people of Telangana which is dedicated to goddess Parvati. The bathukamma is a stacked arrangement of flowers in concentric circles. Instead of flowers, my mother and I decided to prepare bathukamma using coloured papers and be little craftsy. Well, the end product wasn’t what we were expecting, but it wasn’t bad either. Lehenga is always appropriate for any functions or rituals. When it comes to Indian outfits, I have always loved designing them on my own.  I totally enjoy the process of buying fabrics, laces and jotting down ideas with my mother and on how…

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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #3

    Gujarati and Rajasthani outfits are widely decorated and vibrant with different forms of tie and dye, applique work.  Amidst all the historical heritage of the state, an applique work called the gota Patti is noteworthy. To be precise, the city Jaipur is now the hub where most of the gota Patti work is done. Just because it is dandiya night, you don’t have to wear a lehenga all the time and be predictable. Go a step further and raid your wardrobe and come up with a personal style which will help you to stand out in the crowd. I am all about comfortable clothing at any time of the day. Hence…

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    Ethnically Diverse- Navratri Outfit #2

    The pomp and splendour of Navratri are around the corner and here is my take on a Gujarati outfit. We all know that clothing preferences are different in each state. And the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Gujarat dressing style is the colourful, vibrant, beautiful thread work, patchwork and beadwork. The traditional dress for men consists of Kediyu and dhoti, and for women, it is chaniya choli. I am a legit girlie girl, but of late I have been wearing t-shirts from the men’s department, and I love the way it looks on me. I pick up an extra size up or two and make…