Are you looking forward to Fall or Fall trends? I know I am. I love the colours and styles that come with each season. I don’t know if I have a favourite fashion season to dress for!
So I’ve been told countless of times, starting from my late Nani (maternal grandmother) that red is my colour. I would have to agree.
Red to me is a fiery feminine Goddess-like colour. My religion definitely plays a part in this because there is the Hindu deity Durga that is always swathed in a red sari. It is a primal, passionate, emotionally intense colour that evokes positive and negative energy and imagery. The colour is considered auspicious in India which is why brides often wear shades of red for the wedding nuptials.
But enough with the monologue on why I love the colour!
headpiece – Lovisa
bangles – Lovisa
sandals – Rubi
For some reason, I wanted to mix Indian accessories with this dress. It felt royal, like an updated interpretation to that term.
This dress feels luxuriously smooth and it will cling to every curve. There are so many ways I can think of styling the dress. This is is but one way.
I adore this headpiece and it is a statement piece. I had so many people stop just to have a look while I was shooting for this!
After quite the hiatus from fashion posts, I really enjoy the process of bringing a look together and having fun with it now. It got a little mechanical and boring for me for a while so I took that break. So now I have a different outlook on these posts!
Whew that is my second fashion post for the week! I have upcoming body positive related posts, I like having a balance of both worlds..or well at least try to 😉
As a young girl, I didn’t feel pretty for an Indian. I did not identify with my culture. Ironically it took an overseas study stint to really have me appreciate my heritage. Living in a western nation I felt acculturated. It made me realise how rooted I actually am to my culture. So today although you won’t always see me in ethnic wear, I have a profound love for where I come from.
The colour Red is a hue of my skin, the blood that runs through my veins and a celebration of the Indian Goddess in me.
Sending you all my love,
Aarti Olivia xxxo