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I came across Jayanthi’s profile on Instagram and I realized nothing would make “Walk into my Wardrobe” more exciting than having a mother daughter duo.
“I am Jayanthi. My husband Sarath and I live with our 6 year old daughter Sasha in Atlanta, USA. We have lived here for over 15 years now. I am originally from Chennai. I was working as an IT Recruiter for a decade. But I now have the privilege of being a stay home Mom which has given me the chance to get back to being the artist I once was. ”
“I am fiercely proud of India’s textile heritage. I am all about hand woven and hand printed fabrics. I am all too familiar with the weft and the warp. I have a background in Textile Design. I have a very hands on experience in mixing dyes, block printing, screen printing, tie and dye, batik and many more. And I have an immense respect for the craft. Being south Indian my number one will always be Kanjeevarams. My Mom goes all the way to Kanjeevaram to buy them. But for me its strictly for family weddings. Another favoutire is Benaras. I love how timeless it is. I have plenty of tussars because you can either drees it up or dress it down depending ont he occasion. You cant go wrong with them. Kalamkari sarees and fabrics always have my vote. A recent favourite are linen sarees. But nothing makes me more happier than a crisp cotton saree ”
Jayanthi never misses a chance to wear Indian clothes in the US. After all these years its still what she feels most comfortable in. Even to formal Holiday parties she gladly wears a saree. ” I wish to start wearing them on more casual occasions as well. Sasha loves Indian clothes as well. She always insists on Kajal with Indian clothes.
“The pink and the purple is a Pochampalle silk saree. Very soft and east to carry off. Sasha’s pink and white ghagra has Hindi alphabets printed on it.It was made for her by a friend Ritika Kakani who’s lable Rainne is located in Chennai. “
The yellow is a linen saree is probably one of the most comfortable sarees I own. The blouse is a printed lined as well.The matching yellow outfit for Sasha was a gift from a Rainne. The match was a total coincidence.
The Red saree is an Ikat Cotton saree. I paired it with a kalamkari blouse. Sasha’s red salwar is a cotton with thread embroidery and hand dyed dupatta.
My beige and teal salwar suit is Benaras. Sasha’s blue shibori was hand dyed and made by Rainne. Our pink and blue cotton salwars are both vegetable dye fabrics.
When I asked Jay on Sasha’s love for Indian clothes , here is what Jay had to say ” Sasha likes all of her Indian clothes. I have not heard her complain about any so far. She has a big smile after wearing them. As far as styling for Sasha I try to keep it simple. I try to make sure she has fun wearing them. If I know she is going to be running around a lot then I will have her wear a salwar instead of a ghagra. She is 6 years old and her number one priority is playing
I keep the accessorizing simple too. She loves jhumkis but only sometimes. I don’t force anything on her as I want her to enjoy the process. “
Jay and Sasha it was lovely to have you both as part of this blog. You are happy charming duo and I hope you always stay like this in years to come . Mother daughter relationship is very special and I wish you both a very Happy Valentine’s Day . I look forward to the day when Sasha will send me her graduation pictures in a beautiful Banarasi or a Kanjivaram