Monday, October 27, 2008
Diwali is the Indian Festival Of Lights, a joyous celebration often marked with Fireworks and the Lighting of Hundreds of Candles or Lamps. Also known as Deepavali, it marks the homecoming of King Rama of Ayodhya after a 14-year exile. Rama was welcomed by lighting rows (avali) of lamps (deepa), thus its name, Deepavali. This word, in due course, became Diwali in Hindi. The festival marks the victory of good over evil, and uplifting of spiritual darkness. Symbolically it marks the homecoming of goodwill and faith after an absence, and if often celebrated with new clothes and by sharing sweets and snacks. I can't offer you Galub Jamun, Jalebi, or Ladoo, some of my favorite sweets, but I can show you my newest costume from Zaara Indian Couture. The Visaka Lehnga and Choli Costume includes the veil and the tied sash at the waist so you can dance like a starlet Right out of a Bollywood Movie. The colour is sensational and joyous, and the hand made textures are some of Zarra Kohime's best work to date.
I pulled on the great Jangle Bangle Bracelets from Ephemeral Creations that I picked up at the Jewelry Expo, and tinted the silver ones pink to work with the outfit. Zaara also has some of the most amazing traditional and modern Indian jewelry, and I love this Suvarna Kundun necklace, it is incredible well made and is very like the ones real Indian brides wear on their wedding day. The Suvarna set comes with an entire trousseau of pieces, including anklets, which I am also wearing. The Sari's Aubergine Henna tattoos were a gift from the Grid Wide Ghostbusters Halloween Hunt going on now with Vain Inc. and over 100 amazing creators. I love the colour and style of this henna set. Also wearing my Caroline's Jewelry Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring.
Hair is a lovely sculpted Chestnut Brown wig from Armidi Hair in The Pasadena Girl IV style. The lovely warm Golden Bisque skin is from ~~Ivalde~~, the Inari A make-up. Neferia has really created a lovely line of skins, and they are so well priced for a package of several make-ups. Head to ~~Ivalde~~ to try some of her Demos, they are worth a look if you love make-up options and deals! Eyes are **[Riddle]**, the lovely Realistic Brights in Brown, and sexy Separated Lashes are from Cake. Happy Diwali everyone, may you find light in your life everyday.
Costume - Zaara:, Visaka (Green)
Henna - Sari's, Aubergine Henna [Grid Wide Ghost Hunt Gift]
Bangles - Ephemeral, Jangle Bangle Bracelets (Silver, Tinted Pink)
Necklace, Anklets - Zaara:, Suvarna (White)
Ring - Caroline's Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Sandals - !Boing Fromage!, Studded Leather Sandals (Brown/Brown)
Hair - Armidi Hair, The Pasadena Girl IV, Brown Collection (Chestnut)
Skin - ~~Ivalde~~, Golden Bisque - Inari A [Review Copy]
Eyes - **[Riddle]**, Realistic Brights (Brown)
Lashes - Cake, Separated Lashes