And, I got a lace with small latkans in gold and silver combo which my mom has stitched on the breadth side of the dupatta to make it look more bridal-y. She skipped the length coz we do not take the dupatta on the head and it would look really heavy that way!
Contd from yesterday’s post…
This was all on Saturday. Again the hunt started on Tuesday, Monday being holiday for all Delhi markets! We started from Amar colony market which is opposite to Lajpat nagar central market. Huge mistake! If you need a decent lehenga in any material except net, this is NOT the place for you.
It took me trial of few pieces to understand I would prefer lehengas in crepes and chiffons. They look more elegant. There was one shop with the name of MCJ (second shop in the first left after you enter the market) which had decent designs worth checking out!!
After wasting 2 hours in that market, we went to Lajpat central where we went to Malhotra’s. It was the first shop in the line and it was where I found some of the decent designs. They had crepes and chiffons but unfortunately I did not like the material quality a lot.
And, then, I found IT waiting there in golden tissue with pink border with a sprinkling of orange in the border and a very pretty dupatta in pink. Its a complete gotta and
jerry zari (didn’t know it was called zari not jerry :D) work. And, I totally loved it when I tried it on. It has a orange brocade un-stitched choli which I have given to my tailor. I have asked her to make the back completely dori wala and three inches longer than the regular blouses. The best part is the lehenga looks awesome even in the natural light, not only under the chandeliers. A perfect wear for both night and day. I am gonna take the dupatta saree style and I am thinking of getting loose curls with a bump on the crown. Can you suggest any different hair style?
A tip if you go to Lajpat : Bargain till the end of your breath!!
The only extra shopping I did was getting a chooda. I have always dreamed of wearing a chooda for my wedding. I know we have to wear gold so I do not know how will I really manage with so many bangles. Guess I will have to get rid of some of the chooda parts for different ceremonies. Lets see.
I have no idea where is the market for choodas actually. Someone suggested a shop in Babu Khan market in Sarojini with the name of chacha. Some one said Chandni Chowk is a great place for that as well but since I did not have the time or patience for either, I went to the Malviya nagar market which is closer to my house and there I got a good quality chooda, may be a bit expensive, at Manbhavan store. The uncle over there looked decent.
This is my summary for the week and lets see how the subsequent week goes. I am leaving Hyderabad on Wednesday so I will be offline for almost half a month. I will try my best to schedule a few posts. Also, we have decided to proceed to Singapore because of the scarcity of time.
I know many of you have asked for snaps so yup I shall try not to feel too conscious and put up some of the snaps once I am back. I also know that the engagement post was sadly lacking due to no pics but that was coz I posted it from Delhi and my laptop was sitting in Hyd.
So, see you all on 1st December hopefully. Till then drop all the good wishes and looking forward to more comments to answer. Yes, I am aware that I have not replied to any comment since 4th September to be precise so I do have a uphill task after I am back! Awaiting the comments eagerly