Posted On Friday, October 08, 2010 at 12:59:21 AM
It’s Navratri and if you’re wondering where to get your ethnic ensemble from, here’s where you can get a fantabulous outfit to wear. You need not subscribe to this year’s fashion diktats and go wild with your own combinations. Here are some great ways to get that perfect outfit though.
Mom’s bandhini saree absolutely free Go through your mom’s cupboard. You’re sure to find a bandhini in there. Team this with a gold blouse and some really ethnic chunky jewellery and you’re set. Drape it the
Gujarati way and dance.
HY fashion, sadashiv Peth rs 125 a metre onwards This store in city has batik print fabric in different hues. Choose from chiffons and georgettes with embroidery on them.Buy about four metres of cloth and go to a tailor who is your best friend to get that sexy backless choli and ghaghra.
sakura emporium Rs 2,500 onwards Looking for authentic Rajasthani ghagra-cholis, then head here. Choose from a multitude of mirrored and sequinned options to swirl around in.
Gearing up for the winter, then book this limited edition fur-hooded jacket now. It’s just the thing you need. And you can bet that it won’t only keep you warm, but get you some female attention too
Available at FCUK Jewel Square, Koregaon Park
It’s the perfect accessory to add to that heavy mirror-embellished ghagra you’ve planned to wear to this year’s dandiya dos. So, head out and get this Rajasthani accessory
Available at Sakura Emporium, Clover Centre, Camp
Rs 250 for a set of 12
Here’s your chance to decorate your home and do your little bit for charity too.The Right to Expression is depicted by the Children at Play motif on this exclusive CRY bedside lamp made of eco-friendly wood and paper
Available at www.cryworld.cry.org
Just can’t get the time to go and get a pedicure and manicure, well it happens to the best of us. But you can’t be roaming around like a barbarian with axes for nails. Here’s where this pedicure kit from Vega comes handy
Available at all leading
Rs 55 onwards
Get it write
It’s a writing instrument inspired by John Lennon, need I say more. There’s a fountain pen and a ballpoint pen. The fountain pen has an 18 carat-gold nib and its inspired by Lennon’s guitar too
Available at Mont Blanc,
Dhole Patil Road
Price on request
If you’ve ever had fantasies of being a princess, then you’d want to buy this, except well, there’d be more layers of white chiffon. Anyway, if you’re re-decorating then maybe this could make a fab purchase
Available at Ra Lifestyles,
Near Balewadi, Baner
Sula brings cognac lovers a treat. Louis XIII is a blend that has been passed down for more than four generations. It’s brought to you by the French-based Rémy Cointreau Group. The price is a little steep, but I’m sure the crystal decanter will be incentive!
Available through Sula,
If you’re bored of the plain coloured osho chappals then here’s a little twist — polka dots. And if you’re in a ‘60’s mode then pair this with that pink- coloured churidaar-kurta for perfection. They are available in many colours, but I picked this and a black-and-white pair
Available from F C Road
Rado makes the finest watches. Of course your pocket should allow it. These timepieces in gold (men) and leather (women) are part of the Eszenga series with sapphire glass and a two-year international warranty
Available at Just in Time, M G Rd
Rs 58,500 men’s
When you’re buying bags, remember there are loads of weddings coming up. Check out this exhibition by Shilpa Avadh. It has paithani sarees and also bags like these
Available at Rigveda, Laxman
Hotel, Prabhat Road
Rs 700 each