Friday, August 21, 2015


When I first received this crop top from Malasa, my first thought was how reminiscent it was of the beauty of an Elie Saab garment and yet had a distinct Eastern flavour to it. The beautiful interplay of beads, sequins and crystals on a palette of ivory create a constellation of spangly stars across this top and that, also happens to be the USP of Malasa. This label run by the dynamic mother daughter duo of Jyoti and Nimrit Gill has gone from strength to strength. From creating beautiful luxury garments for the women who exude the old world charm with the grace of a modern Grace Kelly to now dipping their toes into more contemporary garments like peplum tops and crop top cholis, these ladies are hitting all the right notes. It only helps that everyone from Aliaa Bhatt to Gauhar Khan has been spotted in their coveted label.
I decided to put my own spin on a very traditionally hand-crafted choli/crop top and after much deliberation and hours of endlessly staring inside my closet, I paired it with a pair of tie and dye pants in red with a joined wrap over the same. The combination of gold and red is ethereal and possibly the most traditionally Indian combination there was for wedding festivities. The outfit is perfect for the spunky bride on her sangeet who obviously thinks outside the box as far as her sartorial choices go, yet maintains a close relationship with all things traditional. A low twisted bun and a sun and moon maang-tikka completed this look and it was difficult to really categorise it as a traditional or modern. A fusion look which is easy on the eye and definitely a lot of fodder for the mind. How are you wearing your modern day choli, princess?

Crop top: C/O Malasa
Pants: Folklore
Maang tikka: C/O Ae-Tee

Photography by: Saumya Gupta. Find her on Behance.


1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful combination!! It looks as if this top was meant for this pair of pants only! <3



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