12.05.2011

My Dabble into Bollywood...

It's FINALS Week and GOD has favoured me tremendously.... 2 exams down...2 more to go..
Now that that's out of the way...
soo,
Ever since my first indian movie night with the cousins in Nigeria, I have had this secret obsession with all things bollywood. My first and foremost favorite film is Kal Ho Na Ho starring Preity Zinta and my all time favorite Bollywood Hotty  Shahrukh Khan... *Swoon*
Shahrukh is the Robert Downey Jr. of India... *Fans self* 
Ok...Anway.. I love the movie, love the dancing and even though majority of the movie is in a langauge other than english.. there are english subtitles. 
what I love about the Bollywood movies are the positive messages and story telling. SO much goes into the production, costume, location, music, choreography (Whats a Bollywood movie without a dance number..or three). 


I'm not sayingI want to be indian but the culture is pretty amazing..cuisine included....I have had countless indian dishes and watched so many movies that I couldn't tell you the names even if I could remember how to pronounce them.


Anyway,
Last september, a friend of mine tied the knot and of course we had to wear the customary Aso-ebi. I think this was the hardest Aso ebi style I had to decide on and it took me majority of the summer to do so.
I  know I wanted to try something different... I noticed a lot of designers were incorporating rich indian fabrics and drapes into their designs... and  I fell in love with a dress worn by Blake Lively aka "Serena" of Gossip Girl... The dress is from the Chanel Fall 2009 Couture collection. Although they did not say, specifically, that the dress was sari inspired, show me the person (apart from the designer) who would think  differently. 
Ok...
So I searched website after website, HIGH and low...for a  saree design that my tailor could sew but would still have the traditional indian vibe.  I find a number of prospects but at the end of the day.. I finally threw them out and said "If you want to be original..why not stick to the original"
I LOVE THE FABRICS AND TEXTURES...


Funny enough I shared my idea with my "twin". I had been soo secretive with the idea. When I told her she said "OMG thank goodness...she had had the same idea all this while and proceeded to show me her inpiration board. Talk about being on the same wave length...




Long story short... Here are the pics from the night... 
Pictures courtesy of Paosin Wedding Photography... 

Started an Ivy...
 then remembered where I was ;-)

Working on my Bollywood moves!




sari tying is hard work...
*Wipes Sweat*

Apart from Nigeria (^_^) what other cultures do you love?!

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