Every festivity has some kind of dressing norm. Think about how Christmas is associated with red and green and how plaid, brown or purple, yellow or orange in fall. Either color or pattern is usually related to each festivity. In Indian culture, Durga puja often comes with a red, gold, or cream saree. My neighboring state West Bengal in India celebrates Durga Puja with such prompt and grandeur. Even in my state in Assam, Durga puja is widely celebrated.
As a child, I have a vivid memory of colorful balloons and bangles. While growing up, I fall in love with a cream saree with a red border which they lovingly called laal par Saree (Laal means red and par means border meaning red bordered saree). I have a huge fascination for off white sarees. In the time of Covid19, we are not celebrating anything the way we used to do. Even in this unprecedented time doing something we like, always gives us motivation in everyday life. This time I decided to dress up according to the Durga puja theme of red and gold. A cream Khadi Banarasi saree with a big gold border, a red blouse, a Jhumka earring, and a pair of the big gold bangle. In makeup, brown kohl filled eyes and red mate lips. I added a pair of brown jutti and a tiny red bindy. I did not take any risk on my hair and kept it open and natural. A classic yet simple look and I took the pics in falls' own carpet which reminds me of my Jasmine filled front yard Autumn nights in Assam. What color or pattern do you associate with your favorite festivals? And don't forget to let me know how you like this look!