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A Dynamic Take on Festive Dressing //  Ft. Angasutra

Lovely people! As the festive season sets in on India, everyone is looking for unique outfits that can set their festival look apart from others. Festive clothing usually means bright hues, lots of embroidery, thread work, and complementing accessories to complete each look. Everyone wants to look their best, and why not?! Since October and November are all about festivals, and they’re back-to-back, let me give you a few names to look out for when you are doing your festive shopping or research.

I have collaborated with the multi-designer store, Angasutra, which offers creations by more than 30 unique designers. The designers I’m featuring here, in association with Angasutra, are:

  1. Matsya
  2. Dolly J
  3. Anushree Reddy

These looks that I’ve styled are glamour-infused looks! We are all rushing around at festival time for the perfect “Diwali party” outfit, or the perfect “informal fusion event” outfit, so here is some inspiration. I’m keeping in mind the Fall/Winter’17 hues, regal-looking, deeper shades, with a lot of embellishment.

It was a complete princess moment when I styled these 3 outfits, truly. But hold up… I will be biased here and say that the Matsya outfit made me feel like I belong to some far, far away land, where only princesses dwell, embellished in all the best luxury accessories. As you may notice, I toned down my accessories and went very subtle with my makeup and hair.

Matsya’s story is one of love, fusing art & fashion with poetic magic. The brand aims not to create intimidation, but to flourish in warmth.  Get ready to become modern royalty. Every garment is personalised and you feel like you are taking home a piece of creativity that was customised only for you, specially. The garment was heavily embroidered with white & gold  embellishment. The outfit is a two piece outfit, with a jacket plus the beautiful plain weave mermaid style skirt.

Dolly J is a luxury brand known for its minimalism when it comes to creating an outfit like a lehenga or an anarkali, or even an evening gown. The uniqueness in her approach lies in the way she builds style on top of solid roots, using superb craftsmanship and design.

This midnight blue gown was so breathtaking to wear. It had a pastel ‘peace’ pink dupatta complementing it and the most gorgeous floral embroidery work with deep-shaded florals intertwined throughout the outfit, on the bottom. The sleeves were made of sequins and net.

It was a pleasure going a little off the edge and styling these oh-so-glamorous outfits. Dolly J has always been my favourite to associate with for weddings or festive seasons.

The last outfit I styled obviously had to be from a Hyderabadi designer! Anushree Reddy to the platform! Her designs speak volumes and are quintessential floral and very grandiose. She has always used pastel hues and floral embroidery, with a lot of stone and gold embellishment work. This particular outfit from her collection perfectly suited me. I wore this deep maroon- red lehenga with this pastel pink and green and gold off the shoulder blouse. It was the perfect combination for an Indo-Fusion look. Leaving it simple, without any complicated hairdo or accessories, I wanted to embrace the outfit, and bring it to light (quite literally, as seen in the pictures). The raw silk lehenga was made for someone like me, who loves dressing up, yet wants to keep it simple. I love the cross off the shoulder blouse, it gives the outfit a very modern yet festive look.

So, folks, to sum it all up- Angasutra has your back! Go to them for your festive and wedding needs.

It was a pleasure working on this festive editorial. I shot with the SUPER TALENTED THARIQ HUSSAIN. It was our first time associating together. I knew I only wanted to collaborate with him on a project that challenged the both of us and as you can see, we’ve come up with some magnificent shots in keeping with the theme.

It is always a pleasure working with Angasutra on our monthly editorials. They always push the best creativity out of me, and they’re a great team to work with.

My brilliant makeup looks were done by

Makeup by Tejal

She always understands what you require. Book her now!

FEATURING CLOTHING BY – ANGASUTRA

https://www.facebook.com/angasutra

https://www.instagram.com/angasutrastyle/

Styling – Yours Truly MAKEUP AND HAIR – MAKEUPBYTEJAL (

https://www.facebook.com/TejalMakeupArtist/

)

https://www.instagram.com/makeupbytejal/

PHOTOGRAPHY, LIGHTING, CONCEPTS –

Thariq Hussain

(

https://www.facebook.com/thariq.mo/?

https://www.instagram.com/thariqhussain/

LOCATION – ANGASUTRA  STORE, HYDERABAD.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A LOVELY FESTIVE SEASON! Looking forward to seeing all your festive inspired looks, feel free to tag me, and do check out my social media for more. x @StyleMeAria

https://www.dollyj.com

http://matsyaworld.com

Anushree Reddy – https://www.facebook.com/angasutra/ You can buy and look her designs up on this! 

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