Perizaad Zorabian at Swarovski auction dinner

Perizaad Zorabian at Swarovski auction dinnerPerizaad Zorabian at Swarovski auction dinner
Perizaad Zorabian at Swarovski auction dinnerBollywood actress Perizaad Zorabian looks gorgeous in this splendorous light colour designer saree with shining polka dots and border prettified with sparkling sequins, zardosi, resham, and stones.


Someone said to me this week that you are a Greek goddess with the soul of an Indian. What is the finest complement you have ever received? The one that touched you the most.
~ Aishwarya Rai

Well, when people call me real. I love it. And it has a lot of meaning, ... It means a lot to me and it's touching. People would see that and acknowledge it.
~ Aishwarya Rai

"I am not a ramp-friendly person, as professionally I have walked the runway just for a couple of months. You can say I am out of practice." -- Priyanka Chopra after she walked the ramp for designer Ritu Kumar.

Saree Accessories - Blouse Petticoat Brooches

brooches saree accessories
blouse saree accessoriesSarees are the ultimate reflection of Indian tradition and culture. Available in different colors, fabrics and designs, sarees enhance the look of every woman. However a saree is incomplete without certain accessories. Blouse and petticoat are absolute necessities when it comes to wearing a saree. The blouse should be of the same color or print of the saree. Many opt for mix and match combinations as well. A petticoat should be however exactly of the same color as the saree so that it complements the look of the saree. A brooch
is another accessory which is required to hold the pleats of the saree in place with the blouse. Let us now know more about these accessories in details:


The blouse is worn on the upper part of the body. The style depends on individual taste; it may have long or short sleeves or sleeveless and the blouse length can vary from very short to waist length with varieties of necklines and back patterns. It should fit tightly at the lower edge. The blouse colour may either match the colour of the sari or be in contrast colour. All saree blouses should be created with a full opening either in the front or in the back. This can be zipped or hooked with buttons.

As more and more women are becoming fashion
conscious, more and more variations in the blouse are coming up. It is the age of change and the sari blouse is the latest to get a makeover at the hands of designers, tailors and customers.

Fabric used in Blouse

* Rubia Cotton Blouse
* Pure Silk Blouse
* Pure Crepe Blouse
* Georgette Blouse
* Chiffon Blouse
* Chikan Blouse

However, it is to be noted, all blouses are made of the same fabric as that of the saree. In case of transparent fabric like net, chiffon a lining is required. The lining material can be mulmul or organza.

Styles of Sleeves in Blouse

* Full sleeves
* Half sleeves
* Sleeveless
* Noodle strap
* Bell sleeves
* Butterfly
* Three-forth sleeves
* Puffed sleeves

Styles of neck and back in Blouse
Halter necks, backless cholis, low U necks, round-neck, boat necks, off-the-shoulder and a host of other sizzling designs that reveal and highlight the finer lines of the back and bosom are among the latest trends of the sari blouse.

Styles of Blouse

* Air Hostess Blouse
* Bollywood Blouse
* Noodle Strap Blouse
* Normal Ladies Blouse
* Sleeveless Blouse
* Strapless Blouse

All these blouses are custom made or tailored to fit. Ready made blouses are also available in the market but the design, colour, pattern should match the saree or some prefers to go for the contrast look like a plain saree with embroidered or printed blouse.


The saree is draped over a long skirt, also know by the term "Petticoat". It is also known as saaya. The Saree Petticoat is a must when wearing a sari and is the key to the overall shape of the saree.

The Petticoat is worn just above or below the bellybutton and functions as a support garment to hold the saree. The petticoat must be ankle length, and threaded at the top with elastic or a thin cotton tape to tie it around the waist comfortably. Saree Petticoats usually match the color of the saree.

Types of Petticoat
A petticoat can be of various type depending on the occasion such as:

Satin Petticoat
Satin petticoats are generally worn under semi-formal or formal sarees. They are made from glossy satin fabric hence give a slight sheen when worn under transparent sarees.

Cotton Petticoat
The most common fabric for petticoat is cotton material since it is lightweight, easy to wear, durable and machine washable. They are for regular use. Cotton patticoats can be worn with all types of sarees of all fabrics and hence the most preferred ones.

Cotton Petticoat with all over embroidery
These petticoats are made in cotton blended fabrics. They have light embroidery all over in self tones. They can be worn under any kind of sarees, and give an added style enhance when worn under a transparent saree. These embroideries lend a touch of class to the inner garment.

Petticoat with frill or lace
There are some petticoats with frills or a lace at the bottom. Fabric can be cotton or satin or polyester.


A safety pin is very essential to tie the pallu of the saree with the blouse. A safety pin is actually a pin or a clasp made of rigid but bendable metal; it is activated by squeezing the parallel sides inwards. It is safe because the sharp needle tip is covered when the safety pin is closed. The safety pin is strong, safe and very durable. Safety pins are very common and inexpensive and they come in many sizes.

Brooch or broach is relatively a larger safety pin with designs over it. A Brooch is a decorative jewellery item designed to be attached to garments. It is usually made of metal, often silver or gold but sometimes bronze or some other material. Brooches are frequently decorated with enamel or with gemstones
. Brooches are of various shapes like flowers, animals, sun, stars and can be studded with gold, pearls and other precious stones. Dexterous Indian craftsmen have been creating spellbinding range of ornate brooches that have gained lot of importance as major items of export, worldwide.

Manufacturers of jewelry have been constantly using different metals to churn out beautiful brooches in both traditional and swanky designs. Considered as timeless symbols of beauty, the brooches are crafted by skilled Indian artisans who are experts in grooming
the metal beautifully.


Different ways of wearing saree | Drapping Indian Sari

saree draping styles

The success of the Sari is attributed to its total simplicity, practical comfort, and sense of luxury a woman experiences when she wears one.
A Saree properly draped transforms a woman to become graceful, stylish, elegant and sensuous.
So we just make a note on some basic steps about how to drape a Sari.
A sari is an outfit which reveals as much as it hides. Wearing a sari is an art which require practice.
A perfectly draped sari makes personality but a clumsily draped sari can equally bring down the look of the Sari and spoils the whole appearance of the woman. So just make a note on some basic steps about how to drape a sari in different styles.
Sari is worn on different occasions and thus there are number of sari drapping styles available. If you are going to an office its advisable to pin up your sari, this looks smart and is manageable too. For parties, just pin up the tip of the sari and let the rest fall on your hdand. This gives a very graceful look.

Gujrati / North Indian Style : This style of sari draping is very similar to the nivi style with the only difference being that in this style, the “pallu” or the decorative end of the sari is draped over the right shoulder rather than the left shoulder. Also, in this style the pallu is draped from back to front and not like the nivi in which the pallu is draped front to back.

Maharashtrian Style : This style of sari draping is very similar to the way the Maharashtrian dhoti is worn. This style of sari draping is common among the Brahmin women especially in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. This sari is draped in a way that the center of the sari is neatly placed at the back of the waist and the ends of the sari are tied securely in the front, and then the two ends are wrapped around the legs. The decorative ends are then draped over the shoulder and the upper body or torso.

Dravidian Style : This sari draping style is common in the state of Tamil Nadu. The archetypical Dravidian sari is the “veshti-mundanai”, which is draped in two parts: The veshti covers the lower body, while the mundanai, or mundu, is an add-on to the veshti. The draping of the veshti is fairly simple as it draped like a towel around the waist and is usually 4 yards in length. This is then folded in half lengthwise. The mundunai is usually one yard in width and two yards in length. Some of these saris are distinctly characterized by a pleated rosette also called pinkosu at the waist.

Madisaara Style : This sari draping style is common among the Brahmin ladies of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This style of sari is worn on festive occasions or ceremonies and since the style of draping this sari is different as compared to other styles; nine-yard sari is required to wear this style. The Madisar sari is draped in the following way: The sari is neatly wrapped around the waist, with the one end of sari on the right side, while the rest of the saree on the left. A knot is tied at the left waist firmly. The rest of the sari is gathered near the waist. Then a bit of the sari is neatly tucked into the right side of the waist. The end of the sari is then pleated into folds and tucked into the waist. The rest of the saris then folded into 4 to 5 fold, with each fold measuring approximately three fourth of the hand. The pleated sari is then brought at the back with the folded saree between the legs. After neatly gathering the folds, they neatly tucked at the back side of waist. The sari is then gathered to the right side in front and draped over the left shoulder. The end or pallu of the sari is then gathered around the waist and neatly tucked into the left side of the waist.

Kodagu Style : This sari draping style is typical to ladies from the Kodagu district of Karnataka. This sari draping differs from other styles because in this the folded pleats of the sari are formed at the back instead of the usual front side. The pallu or decorative end of the sari is carefully draped from the back to front over the right shoulder. This is secured by a pin to the sari to keep it in place.

Gond Style : This sari draping style is common in central parts of India. In this style, before arranging to drape the sari over the body, the sari is first draped over the left shoulder.

Mundum Neryathum Style : This sari draping style is common in the state of Kerala. This is essentially two-piece sari attire, in which the mundu forms the lower garment while the neriyathu forms the upper garment. This sari can be draped either in the customary style in which the neriyathu is tucked inside the blouse or the more modern style in which the neriyathu comes over the left shoulder.

Tribal Styles : The tribal styles are usually draped to cover the chest by tying and securing the sari firmly across the chest.


How to wear Saree / Sari

Step 1 of Wearing a Sari
how to wear sareeHere's an illustrated step-by-step guide that teaches you how to wear a Sari - India's national dress for females - one of the most elegant attires a woman can adorn...

Two essential parts of attire, that go along with the Sari, need to be chosen carefully to compliment the Sari. These are:

A petticoat which is a waist-to-floor garment, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring. The petticoat color should match the base sari color as closely as possible. No part of the petticoat, of course, is visible outside the Sari, after having worn it.

A blouse which needs to be tight-fitting and whose color needs to be chosen keeping the look of the sari in mind, can be short sleeved or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines. The blouse ends just below the bust.

Step 2 of Wearing a Sari
how to wear sareeStart wearing the sari by tucking its plain/upper end into the petticoat, at a position which is a little bit to the right of the navel. Make sure that the lower end of the sari should be touching the floor, and that the whole length of the sari comes on the left-hand side. Now wrap the sari around yourself once, with the sari now coming back in the front, on your right side.

Step 3 of Wearing a Sari
how to wear sareeMake about 5 to 7 pleats of equal width of 5 inches, starting at the tucked-in end. Gather the pleats together, neatly, ensuring that the lower edge of the pleats are even and just off the ground and that the pleats fall straight and evenly. A safety pin may be used to stop the pleats from scattering.

Step 4 of Wearing a Sari
how to wear sareeNeatly tuck the pleats into the petticoat, at the waist, slightly to the left of the navel, in such a manner that they open to your left.

Step 5 of Wearing a Sari
how to wear sareeDrape the remaining fabric around yourself once more left to right, and bring it round your hips to the front, holding the top edge of the sari.

Step 6 of Wearing a Sari
how to wear sareeSlightly raise the remaining portion of the Sari on your back, bringing it up under the right arm and over the left shoulder so that the end of the Sari falls to about the level of your knees.

The end portion thus draped, from the left shoulder onwards, is called the Pallav or the Pallu, and can be prevented from slipping off teh shoulder, by fastening it at the shoulder to the blouse with a small safety pin.


Origin of Saree | History of Sarees | Origin of Indian Sari

Origin of Saree
The traditional garment worn by Indian women is called the saree or sari. While the exact origin of the saree is not known, yet researches have shown existence of sarees way back in 3000 BC in the Indus Valley civilization. The important characteristics of a saree are as follows:

Characteristics of Saree

* The saree is one of the most common and oldest forms of dress for women in India and it continues to be the most popular dress worn by Indian women. The saree is long rectangular shaped strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from 5 to 9 yards in length.

* The style, colour and texture of this cloth varies and it might be made from cotton, silk or one of the several man-made materials. The most expensive woven saree is in silk. The designs may reflect regional cultures such as the "Kanjivarams" from the south or Muga silks from the east.
* The saree has an age old charm because it is not cut or stiched for a particular size.

* The saree can fit any size and if worn properly can accentuate the woman's curves.

* The variety of designs, drapes, fabrics, and colours in sarees reveal a unique blending of religious and cultural influences of India.

Inspite of the emergence of various western wear and other dresses in the Indian market, saree still remains the most favoured dress of Indian women. No other dress can show grace, elegance and dignity as much as a sari can to any women who wears it.


priyamani in Kanchipuram Silk saree

priyamani in Kanchipuram Silk sareeSouth Indian actress Priyamani looks gorgeous in Kanchipuram silk saree.

Photo Gallery of Priyamani in Saree


I personally feel that I should support people who are doing good work and people should also support such good work.
~ Aamir Khan

"It's a pleasure to be overshadowed by the most beautiful woman in the world." - Abhishek Bachchan on Aishwarya Rai

"I think if any actor thinks of creating an image and sticking to it, then he is not an actor." - Kay Menon

Sneha in bandhani print half saree

Sneha in bandhani print half sareeSouth Indian actress Sneha looks beautiful in Bandhani print Half Saree.


I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
~ Aishwarya Rai

"At this point in my career, I should always talk about how good it is to be an actor so that people get positive impression about the actors and Bollywood in particular. We should stay away from the gossips because it does no good to anybody," - Shah Rukh Khan

"I don't know what the big deal is if Salman Khan is my friend" - Abhishek Bachchan

Vidya Balan at Ishqiya Bookmyshow contest

Vidya Balan at Ishqiya Bookmyshow contestVidya Balan in printed saree Gujrathi style at the Ishqiya Bookmyshow contest.

Picture Gallery of Vidya Balan in Saree


When a heroine comes to me or is signed for my film, I see her eagerness to be at the top.
~ Govinda

I work like a retailer. I sell my services, take my money and keep it in the bank.
~ Shahrukh Khan

It is stupid on my part to think of banning the media.
~ Shahrukh Khan

You may want to do a lot of things, but the offer may not come, or when a certain kind of role is appreciated, you get to do just that.
~ Govinda

Sarika Desai in saree at Gitanjali Life Style Hope Show

Sarika Desai in saree at Gitanjali Life Style Hope ShowSarika Desai in saree at Gitanjali Life Style Hope Show


"Who says money is everything and that there is no other way of making it? And who says dancing is fun? Shows are even worse. I went on a show once in 1992 and I just didn’t know what was going on." - Ajay Devgan

“I attended this party where girls kept hurling abuses at me because I got to kiss Ranbir in a movie. I had to leave the place.” - Minissha Lamba

Do I look like a masochist or the sort who'd go through physical or verbal abuse? A year after my accident... when I fell of the stairs, I'm still being asked if I was physically abused. It saddens me that I'm being portrayed as this battered woman.
~ Aishwarya Rai

Sonia Mehra at the New Year Celebration Party of Gitanjali

Sonia Mehra at the New Year Celebration Party of Gitanjali
Sonia Mehra arrives at the New Year Celebration Party of Gitanjali. Sonia looks beautiful in this designer outfit and designer matching blouse.


"I never felt like being a part of a hardcore Bollywood commercial film because I have no respect for such cinema." - Kangana

This Rani affair has become a joke. I can't even laugh at it anymore because such jokes can hurt. These rumours are nothing but nonsense.
~ Govinda

If someone pushes me beyond limits, I'll hit him where it hurts most.
~ Govinda

Sameera Reddy and Vikram Phadnis at Gold Expressions Collection

Sameera Reddy and Vikram Phadnis at Gold Expressions CollectionSameera Reddy in Bridal dress walks the ramp along with designer vikram Phadnis at the "Gold Expressions Collection" Of Fashion Show.


The court can hang me. I am tired of such lengthy proceedings.
~ Salman Khan

If I would have known that, perhaps I would have broken down and broken out of jail.
~ Salman Khan

'Karzzzz' is as big as a Khan release" - Himesh Reshammiya

"Bipasha is heroic. She's a super woman. Women are far superior in many ways. She is really a strong support system." - John Abraham

Shalini Khanna at the launch of serial Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo

Shalini Khanna at the launch of serial Sajan Re Jhoot Mat BoloActress Shalini Khanna in fancy yellow colour designer choli saree, at the launch of new serial "Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo."


Stardom is like a pencil, it becomes smaller with use.
~ Akshay Kumar

"Our young generation is health conscious and I don't agree with this statement. You have to be practical and realistic. You don't have to be addicted to anything. Any addiction is bad for health" – Hrithik Roshan on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

"I am fed up of playing goody-goody girl-next-door-type roles in all my starrers" – Dia Mirza on her image makeover.

Shilpa Shetty in yellow colour designer saree

Shilpa Shetty in yellow colour designer sareeBollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in yellow colour Designer Saree


I'm no cradle-snatcher. If Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna could team up with Madhuri Dixit and Manisha Koirala, why can't I be cast opposite Kareena Kapoor?
~ Sanjay Dutt

"Grown-ups forget that it is okay not to know everything. They don't realise the beauty of saying I don't know something" – Shah Rukh Khan on 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass'

I wish Tyra had told me herself that I resemble Tom Cruise. I take it as a compliment. But believe me, I'm not aping him; any resemblance is sheer coincidence.
~ Akshay Kumar

Shibani Kashyap at Eesha Koppikar and Timmy Narang Wedding party

Shibani Kashyap at Eesha Koppikar wedding partyShibani Kashyap at Eesha Koppikar and Timmy Narang Wedding party. Check out the fancy red colour choli sari design.


I thought I wasn't a sex symbol anymore, but if girls still find me sexy, so be it.
~ Sanjay Dutt

I flirt with my heroines so that they're comfortable when we do intimate scenes.
~ Govinda

You sign two films with a hero and it's said you're having a scene with him. Please, the only scenes I'm into are in front of the camera.~ Rani Mukherjee

Samvritha Sunil in kerala Saree

Samvritha Sunil in kerala SareeSouth actress Samvritha Sunil in cream colour Kerala Saree.


When Karan wanted my voice to be dubbed for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', I really thought tat it was bad and very husky and rough, but slowly I worked to improve my diction, and am now quite comfortable with it.
~ Rani Mukjherjee

I can't go upto everyone and tell people, please don't write or talk about Govinda or me. He is a friend, just like Preity is.
~ Rani Mukherjee

"Both of us had cameos in Mani Ratnam's 'Guru'. People still talk about our romantic scene in the rain (including a kiss). And now the Airtel ads. It's unbelievable how much chemistry people have seen between us in those few seconds. I always say it's the moments that make a romance"– Vidya Balan on Madhavan.

Nayantara in orange colour designer saree

Nayantara in orange colour designer sareeSouth Indian actress Nayantara in orange colour designer saree. Also check out her fancy back open blouse design.


"I think every artist would want to connect with the people. We survive because of them and we are here because of their patronage. It is important for us to know what they think about us. The only interaction we had in the past was when we went to public forums" – Amitabh Bachchan on the intentions of his blog.

"I'm so happy for them. I hope they'll be together forever" – Kareena Kapoor on Ranbir and Deepika Padukone.

"My eyes say 'Here is a man who shouldn't be trusted. Here is a man who is unpredictable"- Emraan Hashmi

Tennis Star Sania Mirza in Bridal dress

Tennis Star Sania Mirza in Bridal dressTennis Star Sania Mirza in Bridal dress at her Engagement Function.


The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.
~ Amitabh Bachchan

But I'd rather they take final shape before we talk of them.
~ Amitabh Bachchan

The first time I was told I was sexy was when I was in kindergarten.
~ Akshaye Khanna

Vidya Balan in Red Colour Saree at PAA Movie press conference

Vidya Balan in Red Colour Saree at PAA Movie press conferenceBollywood actress Vidya Balan looks gorgeous in Red Colour Saree at PAA Movie press conference

Vidya Balan Saree Pictures


"I must be the least educated doctor" - Akshay Kumar on the doctorate from the University of Windsor, Canada.

"I would like to say that I do think I have evolved as an actor. I am still learning and I will be learning till the day I'm an actor." - Abhishek Bachchan on his journey in Bollywood.

I am going to reach the top. Now there's going to be no looking back.
~ Hrithik Roshan

Actress Tamanna in Yellow Saree

Actress Tamanna in Yellow SareeSouth Indian Actress Tamanna poses in Yellow colour printed Saree

Photo Gallery of Tamanna in Saree


I still have a long way to go. People will realise the difference between Shah Rukh Khan and a one-movie-wonder like me.
~ Hrithik Roshan

Do I look like a sex-symbol or a pin-up boy? It's just that my father presented me like a dream.
~ Hrithik Roshan

These are the political parties who promise to take us ahead, these are the political parties who promise to look after us, these are the political parties who promise to look after our poor and needy. They are using force, they are trying to bully (me).
~ Aamir Khan

Deepika Padukone in designer saree blouse

Deepika Padukone in designer saree blouseBollywood actress Deepika Padukone poses in designer saree blouse.


It's nothing really. It's the unique presentation that makes me look good in the action scenes. Why did I dare do them? That's a funny question! Why do I act? Why do I breathe!
~ Amitabh Bachchan

If it could have happened through a film that I was associated with, it would have made be doubly proud. It makes me proud anyway. I am not disappointed.
~ Shahrukh Khan

I am always embarrassed and a little awkward about receiving this sort of attention.
~ Amitabh Bachchan