Friday, August 29, 2008
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Anyone who has ever been to one of the "Bollywood Night" Events at PIN UPS knows how absolutely passionately I adore Indian Cinema. I have a collection of over 300 Bollywood movies on DVD. I used to watch them end to end, at 3 hours a film, I was having to look less and less at the English subtitles, and began to actually understand the Hindi, and all the dialects in the various films. I was enchanted with the colour, the songs and dances, and the culture, and of course, I am a total sucker for melodrama. It all started after a friend from University took me with her to Little India, and shared with me her passion for the country she grew up in. Since that first day wandering the streets, eating delicious snacks like pani purri and masala dosa, and chat papri, buying incense, and looking through shops full of colourful Sari, I was hooked. Indian food is without a doubt my favorite, and that coupled with a great bollywood movie is a brilliantly joyous thing.
I have been collecting Sari, Choli and Lengha, Salwaar Kameez, Kurta Pajama, and all sorts of other Indian fashions since some of my earliest days, but for the most recent "Bollywood Night", I decided it was time to check out Zaara Indian Couture. I had seen it blogged often, loved the colour and creativity, but had never seen much of the traditional costumes in store. I was absolutely delighted to find some of the most beautiful Indian Fashions I have seen in-world thus far. This Rustic Rhythm Purple costume had me at hello, and I knew it was just what I wanted. I had seen some of my favorite Bollywood Starlets wear outfits just like this, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukerji, Preeti Zinta, Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, I can see them dancing in costumes just like this, the traditional white stacked bangles climbing up their long beautiful arms. If you have never seen a bollywood movie, start with something more accessible like Bollywood/Hollywood or Bride & Prejudice both English Language, or go with classics like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Taal. You will find yourself enjoying them even if you never thought you might. The name of this post is for one of my favorite movies of all time, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
My look is rounded of with this fabulous Group Gift skin from ~~Ivalde~~, no longer available as a gift, the Violante in the Gold Bisque tone is a lovely coffee coloured tone, and the make-up is lovely. The new ~~Ivalde~~ skins are fabulous, go give them a try, they are a great value, with three lipstick shade in each pack, and very reasonably priced. Hair is Armidi's Pasadena Girl, a lovely long waved style. Glassy Mustard Green Eyes are from Freak Fantasia, and lovely Bedroom Lashes from Cake. The lovely dark Henna Tattoos are from Canimal, I used to go get black designs on my ankles during the summer, really fun and a great temporary tattoo. Worn but hidden are earrings by Drifting Sands and fabulous Bohemian Ankle Wrap Flats sandals from Boing Fromage.
Costume - Zaara, :3 Rustic Rhythm *purple* (Includes Bangles)
Shoes - !BF!, Urban Bohemian Ankle Wrap Flats
Earrings - Drifting Sands, Tunnel Multi Set Ear Piercings
Henna Tattoo - Canimal, Henna Pack II
Hair - (Armidi Hair), The Pasadena Girl V - Midnight Collection (Midnight I)
Skin - ~~Ivalde~~, Gold Bisque, Violante [Group Gift, No Longer Available]
Lashes - Cake, Bedroom Lashes
Eyes - Freak Fantasia, Glassy Mustard Green Eyes