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Sonam is a fashionable foody. She writes reader-friendly, practical and engaging content. Her genres of writing include Fashion and Lifestyle, Motivational, Parenting, Health-Fitness and Personal Development streams. She is pursuing her Doctorates and is an M.Phil, M.B.A. and B.Sc. from Devi Ahilya University Indore (Madhya Pradesh). She has more than 8 years of experience in writing and editing. She also writes Hindi poems.

5 South Indian Sarees You Can Proudly Drape!

The love of Indian women for sarees is world famous. No matter how modern, young or contemporary the woman is, they will always have at least one saree in their wardrobe. Women have so much of love for this six yards of fabric. Especially during the festive or traditional occasion. The elegance of a saree never goes unnoticed and it is a special preference during a girl’s wedding. The girl’s family gifts her bunch of beautiful sarees as a part of the wedding gifts. Thus it is a beautiful souvenir for the bride and the elegance of the South Indian sarees is extremely popular among Indian women.

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5 South Indian Sarees You Can Proudly Drape:

Mysore Silk Saree (Mysore, Karnataka)

Mysore silk has been popular since the 18th century. It is owned by almost all saree lovers. The saree was owned by women of Royal families and was loved due to its intricate zari work. The sarees are very easy to wear with their minimal design and thus are a major hit among all women from different parts of the country.

Gollabhama Saree (Telangana)

One of the popular hand weaves from Telangana, Gollabhama sarees. The reason behind their popularity is their weaving pattern. They narrate a story. Kapas (cotton) seeds is the basic ingredient in weaving these sarees. Traditional Gollabhama Saree will have beautiful embroidery depicting a woman carrying a pot of water on the pallu. The traditional hand-woven sarees are extremely popular for festive occasions as well as regular occasion.

Gollabhama Saree

 

Kerala Kavasu Cotton Saree (Kerala)

Kasavu saree is a popular south Indian saree. The Kerala cotton saree is extremely popular due to its simplicity and elegance. It’s a white or cream saree with a golden zari border and is a must for women in Kerala during festivals and special occasions. The colour of the blouse depends on the age and the life stage of the women. The Kerala handloom sarees have now become a rage across the country and a lot of women like to wear them due to their simplistic elegance. The sarees are available at Kerala handloom stores across the country. (BUY HERE)

sai pallavi kasavu saree

Kanjeevaram Silk Saree (Kanjeevaram, Tamil Nadu)

The traditional rich looking silk sarees are made of pure silk with glorious zari work that is extremely intricate and rich. They are expensive but a must have for all women who love to collect silk sarees. The Kanjeevaram sarees hold a special place in the hearts of women who are happy with all things glitzy and glamorous and are a hit among celebrities also.

Dharwad Cotton Saree (Dharwad, Karnataka)

Special homegrown cotton from Dharwad, Karnataka is the base ingredient in weaving these sarees. They are unique due to their colours and are very soft to wear. These are a nice change for adventurous women with multiple colours and designs.

Dharwad cotton Saree

So, go on and own some of the most popular and treasured South Indian sarees and flaunt them at all types of occasions that you find them fit for.

Bridal Hairstyles For Hair Of Any Length!

Bridal looks involve a lot of elements and all should go right to make a perfect bride. One of the most important parts of a bride’s wedding look is the bridal hairstyle. The wedding hairstyles have been going strong with the likes of celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone who were spotted experimenting with their wedding hairstyles for multiple occasions. The latest trend in wedding hairstyles has ensured that no matter what the length of your hair is, there is something gorgeous that you can create you’re your special day.

Trending Bridal Hairstyles

SouthIndianFashion through this blog looks at the various bridal hairstyle that a bride can adorn with long or short hair to look gorgeous on her special day

Traditional Long Braid/ Poola Jhada (For Long Hair)

One of the most royal and grand hairstyles that are popular among South Indian brides, the traditional braid. Phool Jhada is a hairstyle that makes for a sizzling bride adorned with lots of flower and gold accessories.

Traditional Long Braid Phool Jhada giving the bride a graceful look

Indian Bun (For Long Hair)

Girls with long hair can do a simple and easy to do bun and ties it with bobby pins and decorate with gajra or flowers. This simple puff goes well with traditional outfits.

Indian Buns with Hair Accessories

Indian Buns with Flowers

Side Braid with Bun (For Long to Medium Hair)

Braided styles are the quickest yet the most gorgeous bridal hairstyles that can be adorned. The look can work wonders even with medium hair and is ideal for pre-wedding functions like Mehendi or Haldi. You can adorn the hair with stylish pins or simply fresh flowers.

Side Braid with Bun

Bumped up Curls (For long to Medium Hair)

A simplistic bridal hairstyle with bumpit stuffed inside the crown with curls below can transform the bride into a sizzler. The gorgeous curly hairstyle looks much better with the help of a bumpit that is inserted at the crown of the head. Mehendi or sangeet, this look is a hit with brides.

Bumped up Curls

Short Braid Adorned with Flowers (For Medium/ Short Hair)

Brides with short hair can also adorn the braid and adorn with fresh flowers or just leave it as it. Works well for pre-wedding functions.

Short Braid Adorned with Flowers

Curly Tendrils Updo (For Short Hair)

One of the easiest and most elegant hair updos, the curly tendrils updo works fantastically with brides with short hair. Just curl up the hair and tie them into a neat updo with the help of bobby pins. Adorn it with pins, flowers, jewellery or just leave it as it is! It’ll work wonders.

Curly Tendrils

Well Defined Waves (For Short Hair) as Bridal Hairstyle

This hairstyle is perfect for girls with wavy and short hair. All one needs to do is define your waves so well that it shows. You can use a curling iron and a serum to keep the look intact. Accessories it well and this short hairstyle will for sure grab everyone’s attention.

Wavy Hairstyle

So go on and flaunt some of the most popular and sexy hairstyles this wedding season and look no less than a celebrity on your very special day. Also, read Five Wedding Hairstyles Inspired By Indian Celebrity Brides for more inputs over bridal hairstyle.

 

Shloka Mehta – A Bride With Right Amount Of Tradition!

Mukesh Ambani’s son, Akash recently got married to his long term girlfriend Shloka Mehta in Mumbai. The wedding was most noteworthy and it has everything that can be expected from an Ambani wedding. It has lavishness, royalty, sophistication, extravagance and even more a spectacular guest list. The celebrities from all walks of life including Bollywood-Hollywood, Sports, Politics and Industries in attendance. Among all this glitz and glamour, the highlight of the wedding remained the trendy and fashionable couple. The bride, Shloka indeed grabbed special attention for her looks. She was a beautiful mix of modernity and traditional elegance.

akash ambani shloka mehta marriage pics

SouthIndiaFashion through this blog looks at the variety of wedding ensembles of the beautiful bride. How they underline the impeccable fashion sense and above all the versatility of the ‘Ambani’s Daughter-in-Law’

The Engagement Look

Firstly, for the star-studded engagement bash that was hosted by the couple, Shloka opted to wear a mesmerizing gold ensemble. It was created by A-list designers Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. Use of the minimalistic jewellery by Shloka made her look just perfect for the occasion. She opted for a maang-tikka, necklace and bangles, all in diamond. The look perfectly complemented the bride’s taste while not making it look over the top. In addition, the makeup was also very minimal adding to the overall grace. In short, Shloka had a classy and elegant bride-to-be look.

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Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta at their Engagement

The Pre Wedding Festivities

Secondly, for the pre-wedding celebrations. The Ambani’s hosted the pre-wedding festivities in St Moritz, Switzerland. The theme of the celebrations was ‘Winter Wonderland’. Quite aptly, Shloka kept her look very modern and ensured that her charm ensued throughout the celebrations. During the musical night in St Moritz, Shloka opted for a strapless off white gown with her tied hair to complement the look. In the same vein, she accessorized her look with minimal makeup and jewellery. This ensured she could dance away the night in her fairytale wedding celebrations.

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Shloka Mehta’s Bridal Look

Thirdly, comes the bridal look. Shloka chose a very traditional look for her wedding day. She looked every bit a heavenly bride in her Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla lehenga. The embroidered lehenga was in the traditional colour of the bridal attire- red along with traditional wedding jewellery. She intended to blend in the jewellery and makeup perfect for the perfect bridal look. A beautiful bell-shaped border made the ‘odhni’ for Seven Vows to look pretty enough. Therefore, this earns Shloka full marks for her flawless bridal look.

Shloka Mehta’s beautiful Bridal gestures captured by Dabboo Ratnani

The Reception Look

Finally, it was the reception for newlyweds. The final look was the reception look. Shloka kept this look understated with a cream Lehenga draped in a saree style. The look was very contemporary yet classic and most importantly the draping accentuated the look of the bride. Certainly, it was completely apt for the occasion.

A picture of Sholka Mehta and Akash Ambani clicked by Dabboo Ratnani

akash ambani shloka mehta reception photos

To conclude, all bride-to-be can take a few tips from Shloka Mehta’s various wedding looks. This would help them in rocking their bridal look as well. Shloka had a just perfect combination of traditional modern wedding look.

Silk Saree Lover? Check Out Tips On How To Keep Them Forever New!

Let’s be honest, although we might not wear them very often we all love our silk sarees. It might be because we spent considerable time purchasing them for some special purpose and also because they are evergreen. These sarees hold a lot of memories from when we wore them. Be it our wedding or any other special occasion, they make us look confident and beautiful. Although silk saree is a very integral part of fashion conscious women they are also extremely delicate. They need to be taken care of to ensure they do not get damaged or fade.

how to take care of silk sarees

 

Tips To Take Care Of Silk Sarees:

Let’s take a look at some really precious tips on how to take of silk sarees that will help you preserve your delicate silk sarees and ensure they remain as good as new for the longest time

How to Wash Silk Sarees

Silk is one of the most delicate fabric and special care needs to be taken while washing it. It should be washed with cold water while avoiding hard detergents, rather dilute the detergent that you are using. While drying them, do not wriggle or twist as these wrinkles may stay permanently. To ensure the lustre of the silk fabric remains, they should be hanged in a sun shaded place. Never fold them tightly post washing and keep them in a separate shelf in your wardrobe. Honestly, dry cleaning is the best option for silk sarees.

Washing Silk Sarees

How To Store Silk Sarees

Proper storage is the key to ensuring your silk remains new. So wrap your silk sarees in a soft cotton bag to ensure their longevity. Also, keep them away from sunlight to avoid colour fading and loss of lustre. You can also hang the silk sarees in your wardrobe to avoid creases and do not brush them it might tear up the zari. Keep naphthalene balls between folds of your sarees to prevent bugs and keep changing their folding position to avoid creases.

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Storing Silk Saree

How To Iron Silk Sarees

You need to be extra cautious while ironing silk sarees as ironing them in a wrong way can lead to loss of sheen from the fabric. Always iron them on low temperature or use a steam iron to ensure zero damage to the fabric while removing all the wrinkles and creases.

Ironing Silk Sarees

Removing Stains from Silk Sarees

Blotting or stains on silk can be a nightmare but there are ways through which you can remove the stains in a gentle manner without harming the fabric. The most trusted way to remove stains from silk is the dry cleaners secret tool – petrol. All you need to do is dab the stain with petrol for a few minutes and wash it off. You can also use liquid soap for stains like sweat and grease. For oil related stains, you can sprinkle some talcum powder over the stain and then wash it with a mild detergent.

Removing Stains from Silk Sarees

So take care of your expensive and designer silk with these simple hacks and pull off your favourite silk saree for any occasion for that elegant and classy look. Also, check another related blog on How to Maintain Silk Sarees!

How To Remove Fading Mehendi From Skin!

Mehendi is a very integral part of Indian customs and traditions and women apply Mehendi on various occasions like Teej, Karwa Chauth, engagement and most importantly weddings. Brides apply Mehendi on their hands and legs as it accentuates the overall bridal look. It is believed that the darker the colour of the henna, the more love the bride gets from her mother in law and her husband. But the problem starts when the colour of the Mehendi starts fading away and starts looking dull. But no more do you need to wait for the Mehendi to fade away naturally as there are quick hacks to remove faded Mehendi

how to remove mehendi form hands

SouthIndianFashion through this blog looks at the quick and easy hacks that will help you get rid of fading Mehendi.

DIY Tips To Remove Fading Mehendi From Skin:

Bleach

One of the easiest and most common ways to remove Mehendi, bleaching is also very popular as you don’t need to go anywhere to get bleach, you will find it in your bathroom. All you need to do is apply bleach on your fading Mehendi and dry it off for a few minutes, post this wash off the henna with water. You might need to repeat this one more time but eventually, you will get rid of the henna.

Bleach as a solution for removing fading Mehendi

Baking Soda and Lemon

Both lemon and baking soda are a natural cleansing agent that can be found on your kitchen shelf. All you need to do is mix a few drops of lemon with baking soda and make a thick paste. After applying this on the henna, let it dry for a few minutes and then remove it with cold water. This will definitely clean off the henna from your skin. Do remember to moisturize post using this mixture as your skin might dry out after applying this mixture.

Baking Soda and Lemon can also be used to remove fading Mehendi

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a quick and gentle solution to remove mehndi from skin. All you need to do is dab a cotton ball in olive oil and apply it gently over the fading henna. For better results, a little salt can also be mixed in the oil. Repeating this several times will surely ensure complete removal of henna.

Olive Oil is among the best solution for removing fading Mehendi

Chlorine Solution

Chlorine solution helps in removing henna tattoo from skin instantly. Mix one part of chlorine in lukewarm water to prepare a chlorine solution at home. Just dip your hands/ feet in this solution for a few minutes for best results.

Chlorine is also used as an agent to get rid of fading Mehendi

Toothpaste

A very easy and convenient way to remove mehendi is to apply toothpaste on your skin. Keep it for a few minutes and then wash it off with cold water. You will see the henna colour going lighter than before. You can try this for a couple of times for better results.

Toothpaste act a simple solution in getting rid of Mehendi

Exercise

The best way to get rid of henna is through sweat and perspiration and what better way to do that then exercising. That way you can burn all the wedding calories and also get rid of the henna from your skin.

Exercise removes fading Mehendi easily

So try out these easy hacks and get rid of the fading henna from your skin but do not get rid of the bridal glow.

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