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Festive Chic!

Dussehra is just around the corner and you can already sense the festive spirit in the air. Trending big for the winter festive season is Ethnic Indian jewellery. Every woman wants to wear different pieces of jewellery on different occasions and rightly so! Forget about your precious jewellery and have fun with costume jewellery in traditional Indian designs. The must have earring for the poojas is a pair of chandbalis. Heavy chandbalis with kundan or polki stones paired with an anarkali is instantly fashionable. For the day, accessorize your kurtas with a pair of simple and elegant chandbalis with intricate peacocks. Experiment with a fusion of your own with a Rajasthani  intricate silver cuff with kundan stones worn with a kancheevaram saree during the poojas. A sure fire way to make a style statement! Stay stylish during the poojas with these trendy accessories!

An article by ShriVyshnavi Annush, written for the Hindu MetroPlus in September, 2014 talking about the trends of the festive season!

Pooja Chic!
Navarathri, Durga Pooja, Dussehra are some of the names given for the 9 days of celebrating the feminine form of the divine. The poojas are all about festivities and spiritual indulgence in different parts of our country. And what better occasion to play dress up than during Navarathri? The best part of living in India is that trends change depending on the festival that is being celebrated, rather than something as mundane as just the weather.
The full length skirt is the chicest trend to sport during the pooja season. Its fun,charming and embodies femininity and therefore very apt for this season. The skirt comes in a myriad of hues and fabrics. Orange, Fuchsia and Tangerine are the colors to be seen in for the pooja season. Pick the crinkled silk ones or the printed cotton ones to wear. Be adventurous and wear the skirt in its trendiest avatar, with a long tunic in a contrasting color and a dupatta. There is something about the skirt that allows you to relive memories of your childhood when you twirled around in your paavadai until you became dizzy or until one of the elders in the family chided you to stop.
When it comes to the accessories that you can pair the skirt with, you are spoiled for choice. Haath phool which literally means “ hand flower” dates back to the Mughal era. Traditionally worn by the bride on her wedding day, haath phools or hand harnesses designed with a contemporary twist, worn on one hand are all the rage now. ¬†Potlis made of hand embroidered nets in various colors with traditional gota work are another hot trend this season. So, the phone that we cant live without, a lipstick and a key bunch can all fit into the versatile potli, our very own Indian version of the little evening bag. Last but not the least, pair the skirt with silver anklets. Ornate or simple, the anklets complete the ensemble. In the end, its much more fun to visit golus and play the gharba with the tinkling and auspicious sound of the anklets.