24 May, 2011

Vintage Sari

Recently my mom gave me this pure french chiffon Sari, that has been a part of her collection for ages. It is definitely more than 30 years old. The first Sari in my collection which is vintage.

reasons why I am attracted to vintage clothing 
  • Unique or almost unique: many items were custom made, and others were manufactured in small quantities only.
  • Good quality: they were designed to be worn for years and passed on to other family members, so they were made of robust materials, well cut and well made, with generous seam allowances and hems which allow for alterations and custom fit.
  • Fine materials: many of the unusual older fabric types are no longer manufactured, or are now prohibitively expensive.
  • History: an appreciation of the past, the roles of previous generations and the skills of respected designers.
  • Detailing: hand finishing, unusual buttons, hand embroidery, handmade lace, crochet, applique, beading and other techniques.
  • Style: vintage clothing has traditionally been the favourite of creative personalities because it offers an enormously wide range of imaginative styles.


  1. Looking lovely Kiran, as usual. The saree is very beautiful and of course, special, because it was your Mom's. I like the blouse too.

  2. you look very nice! sure we can follow each other..i m hitting the follow button right after this post...
    u're a fitness trainer!! i need you :)

  3. nice sari, i love that blouse. i am following you, plz check out my blog as well.


  4. Love your sari! It looks so delicate. Thanks for the follow. Following you right back. xx

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog, yes I like it ! It's nice to learn about indian fashion, those sarees are so feminine and beautiful ! I'd like us to follow each other and I am following now :) Waiting for you, hugs xoxox


  6. beautiful saari and chiffon is the best material for the summer..
    light in weight and looks sexy too
    u look gorgeous in the pic..

    a new follower.. :)

  7. What a beautiful sari! You really have an enviable collection of saris. You must take me sari shopping one day and share your expertise with me.


  8. hi!! I follow you!! Follow me too if you want! kiss

  9. Love your blog, thanks you for your com in my blog ;-).
    I follow you now, i hope you follow me back ;-)
    Kiss from France ;-)

  10. Loving the saree! though i am not a huge fan of pink, it looks really pretty on you. :)
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. And yes, lets follow each other :)

  11. Beautiful sari!!! Your blog is great! I've watch most of your posts and can say that you look amazing!!!!!
    Thanx for your comment! Sure I'd love to follow each other! Follow you:)

  12. Lovely sari, I love the indian culture and the indian food ! hahah


  13. Baluchari sarees - nice elaborate designs on them. Suited for wearing on historical, majestic, royal places.

    Tanta/Taant cotton - I like the colors and designs on it. Middle one best out of the 3 shown.

    Kantha Sarees - wow, the designs

    Dhakai - looks more transparent. Might require something underneath to wear along with it.

    Patt silk - I like green one - 4th or 5th in no. from left side.

    Most expensive sari - wow..such great work and for 4.5 crore.lolz. Let me accumulate money and I'l buy it but after that I will be on footpath with nothing left except my undergarments and maybe not even that.
    Who will wear this 8kg saari..will require 2 maids to keep carrying the pullu along.

    Kanjeevaram saree - good

    Vintage saree - You look extremely beautiful in it. I guess you got the saree collection hobby from your mom.

    I appreciate and admire the wealth of knowledge you have about sarees. Loved reading your posts. Too good. sachi sachi

    one more degree given to u..Phd. in sarees... Dr. Goddess lol...

    Have a nice day ahead. Keep smiling..

  14. Oh great indian Sari... its beautiful thanks for share with us!

  15. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and the comment. i'm following now, hope you do the same:)


  16. Beautiful!


  17. Love this Sari. It's really pretty.

    Heel in Mint

  18. love your indian dress so much <3

  19. This is so pretty! Sure we can follow eachother! Thanks for the comment on blog also!

  20. lovely sari! plus the blouse perfectly matched!

    thanks for dropping by my blog.

    now following you.=)


  21. Love your vintage outfit! I am now following! :)


  22. saree with a designer blouse looking soooooooooooooooooo pretty as usual in ur own style.

  23. ABSOLUTELY beautiful my darling!!!

    I have my mother's saris too.

  24. This is absolutely beautiful. And I definitely agree that vintage clothing is much more special in many ways. It's as if the clothes themselves have a history, a story, and we are elongating that story!

    Let's be blog friends! Fitness trainer sounds really interesting!

  25. I'm following you! And you? =)
    Congratulations for your blog! it's very special! ^_^

  26. SO PRETTY and fresh you look.

  27. SO PRETTY and fresh you look.

  28. This looks really pretty on you!

    Was away visiting my parents in my jungle village in Kerala with limited internet access. Hope everything is fine in your part of the world.