Fashion & Beauty

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I’m forgetful, and sometimes I’m a mess. I don’t spend hours in front of the mirror before I leave the house, most days I don’t wear make up. Often my chunni doesn’t match what I’m wearing. I am no fashionista. I am however an ‘Indian’ wife now, and it’s become […]

Where are Your Bangles & Bindis?

Who is hiding behind the saree? is one of the largest Indian ethnic wear stores on the internet and they recently asked me to review one of their ‘sareez’. About “Founded in 1995, Sareez has emerged to be a globally loved and preferred provider of a variety of Indian ethnic attires including […]

Product Review:

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I was really upset when I didn’t have bridal mehendi (otherwise known as henna) when I was a bride back in April. Well, tomorrow there is a festival called Hartalika, celebrating marriage. It’s a little like Karva Chauth and as part of the celebrations, I’ve got my bridal mehendi, hooray. My grandparent […]

My Festival Mehendi

I wear sindoor everyday, I love it, but lately I have started to have concerns. What is in that scarlet power I wear on my head everyday made of? Synthetic dyes can cause hair loss, I have seen a couple of aunties with sindoor bald patches, and someone like me, who already […]

Make Your Own Sindoor

Several failed attempts, a few safety-pin injuries and a couple of swear words later, I can now successfully drape my own saree (this weekend we attended an engagement)! Along the way, I had a little helper… Alfonso. Scared that he would damage my saree, I stood on the bed. Desperate as he […]

Pugs Love Sarees

Paithani sarees are known around the world as poems of hand-woven silk, using very fine silk they are known as one of the richest sarees in Maharashtra.  The art of Paithani weaving began in Maharashtra over two thousand years ago, these sarees have been treasured ever since, usually becoming heirlooms, passing down from generation to generation. […]

Paithani: My Bridal Saree

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Our Indian wedding is just over a month away, it is getting scarily close now. Last weekend it was time for us to go to Pune to do our wedding shopping!! We traveled for 14 hours, overnight by sleeper coach (I will have to talk about that experience another time) […]

Wedding Shopping in Pune

The Rajasthani style is a fusion between tribal and regal, the fantastic printed patterns mixed with splendid, heavy jewellery. These beautiful women are also extremely modest and cover their heads when in the presence of men or elders. 35
The wedding I recently attended may have been in Maharashtra but it was in fact a Marwari wedding. The Marwari people are from Rajasthan, a state I am desperate to visit. The land of the legends, majestic fortresses and golden sand dunes. I cannot wait to one day visit the […]

The Style & Beauty of Rajasthani Women