// Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳 //
AAL celebrates India's 72nd Independance Day with this look inspired by the colours of the nation's flag. Although having now lived outside India for twice as long as in it, there is a deep rooted connection to the 'Motherland'. As they say, 'You can take a Desi out of India, but you can't take India out of a Desi'. Whether it be through sport, food, Indian cinema, music or ethnic fashion, today it's hard to have not been exposed to some part of India or it's traditions.
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I surprised my cycling obsessed husband with this rickshaw at our wedding and now our lovely darling friend is using it as part of her wedding celebrations. I can’t believe we are celebrating our 3 year anniversary this month - best day of my life (joint with meeting Hari who is a month today!). I really don’t understand time 😂
Day 15 • #myhousethismonth • #floralfascination
There are many traditional ways of draping the saree. The colloquial term for this old-fashioned saree drape is 'Aatpourey' in Bengali. One box pleat on the front and the pallu/anchol/mundhani comes around from back to front on both shoulders, often a buncho keys dangling from the knotted end of the dominant shoulder. It's a more comfortable drape albeit doesn't flatter the female form. Meh, it gets too hot around here to bother for such things anyway. Stay cool, stay comfy and work away in the blazing inferno called kitchen. That was pretty much the whole philosophy of middle-class women's clothing in granna's time.