The opening of the Trupsel store by sister duo Trupti Bellad Hermans and Preeti McConkey in Mumbai, India on November 27, 2013 saw a plethora of saris – no, not on display but on the guests. Check out these celebrities who decided that the traditional nine yards was the way to go that evening.
Actress Amrita Puri was inspired by the monochrome trend but kept in mind traditional Indian flavours as well. Her sari was black on the pleats but progressed to white on the pallu.
Amrita Puri in sari at Trupsel Store Launch
The border was embellished with red and gold, and the elbow-length blouse was unmistakably influenced by ethnic sensibilities. Her large red bindi was stellar, and we love the little beige clutch she chose to pair this outfit with.
Amrita Puri at Trupsel Store Launch
Fashion designer Pria Kataria Puri went with a sort of retro look in an ecru sari that had a layered look on the bottom half. Delicate lacy embroidery edged the border and the hemline while individual patches of embroidery were emblazoned randomly on the rest of the garment.
Fashion designer Pria Kataria Puri in sari at Trupsel Store Launch
She chose a red and gold blouse to go with this look. Just as appealing as her attire was her hairdo – plenty of curly locks falling over one shoulder. Dark eyes and pink lips completed the look.
Pria Kataria Puri in sari at Trupsel Store Launch
Jewellery designer Reshma Bombaywala was all aglitter. Her sari was a mellow orange and red – sheer all the way. It was lit up with silver sequins generously spattered along the border and even more generously on the pallu.
Jewellery designer Reshma Bombaywala
A plain silver blouse complemented all that silver. Minimal jewellery and a pert little bob completed her look.
Jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas looked simply awesome in a white net sari. The border was a thick band of red with a rush of white floral embroidery.
Jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas
The lower end of the sari just above the hemline had lovely silver-white embroidery which could easily be missed – so subtle was the visual. Her blouse was a varied recreation of the border – red with a different pattern of embroidery. It was a pretty classy sari which she chose to complement with a white clutch, red lips, a low bun and large gold earrings.
Jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas in sari
Actress Tara Sharma has a style of her own which she doesn’t change just because trends do. She wore a very expressive pink and orange sari which had a lovely silver-gold border that just lit the whole thing up.
Tara Sharma in sari
Her sleeveless blouse mimicked the shade of the border, thus adding a nice bit of understated shine to the look. Her glitter bindi, kohled eyes and side-swept waves were the perfect ways to round off her attire.
Television actor Parizad Kolah Marshall was all for the neon rage. Her ensemble boasted neon lime green and neon peach – the former on the sari itself and the latter on her cap-sleeved blouse.
Television actor Parizad Kolah Marshall
The neon faded into a pleasant off-white so that it wouldn’t be too in-your-face. A little white floral embroidery too worked toward that end. A subtle gold zari border was just right to jazz up the outfit a bit. She rounded off the look with a bronze clutch and statement stone necklace.