It is autumn, there is a chill in the air and it is Diwali time! Beyond its religious and cultural significance, a festival that encourages you to buy new clothes and eat mitai (Indian sweets) as part of the celebrations is ‘tops in my book’. On a more serious note, I am sure every generation feels this way but I think at the present time, given the state of the world, the message of the triumph of knowledge over ignorance and good over evil is perhaps more pertinent than ever before!
I first encountered ‘The Silk Tree’ at an exhibition in Mumbai while I was living there and fell in love with their range of beautiful kurtas. Back then, I purchased a gorgeous white kurta with pin-tucks and raised flowers which I had featured in an earlier blog post – https://ishasverdict.com/2016/02/05/minor-obsessions-lovely-white-kurtas/ . Recently, when I was in India for my old school reunion I had a single free day in Delhi. It did not take me long to decide how to spend my day – I decided to go shopping! I contacted ‘The Silk Tree’ and Darshan Dhupia, the lovely designer behind the brand, informed me that they happened to be having an exhibition on that day and I was welcome to drop by. Now this was as strong a sign as any that the universe wanted me to go and shop, so off I went very happily to view her latest collection.
This beautiful kurta had me at the colour! I know I have professed my love for the colour yellow before and combined with gorgeous gota work – it literally made me weak in the knees (sticky toffee pudding also has a similar effect). There were so many beautiful kurta’s on display but I kept coming back to this one and could not decide whether to pair it with trousers or this cream and gold paneled skirt. As it was approaching Diwali time – it seemed only right that I should buy some clothes and so I decided to purchase this outfit and a few more items (which I will lookbook in the near future). I could not decide if if the outfit needed a dupatta, but Darshan suggested that this pink one would add a pop of colour and then kindly gifted the dupatta to me.
I must say that I have a bias for traditional Indian handiwork and I loved the striking colours, intricate designs and the beautiful handloom fabrics that the ‘The Silk Tree’ has brought together this season. Each piece had a distinct look but the brand has captured the ‘mix and match’ idea exceptionally well , giving customers the versatility of allowing many pieces in their collection to be paired with each other with great ease. They are happy to make their pieces in different colours and sizes depending on the customers needs.
Diwali is a great time for maximizing my ethnic look, so I have paired my outfit with big Indian earrings, a beautiful bracelet and an ethnic fabric clutch. I hope you have enjoyed this Diwali ‘lookbook’ and made some lovely Diwali purchases as well. You can follow my blog by hitting the ‘follow’ button on the page and follow me on Instagram by clicking on the Instagram icon in the main side bar. Thank you for visiting and have a great Diwali week!
(Clothes and Accessories: Outfit – The Silk Tree (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram: @the_silk_tree), Earrings and Bracelet – Aquamarine)