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Walk into my wardrobe with Soundharya

First lets play Soundharya’s choice of music
Tell me a bit more about yourself .
I am Soundharya Muthukrishnan, born and raised in the Middle-East, I’ve been learning Carnatic Music for the past 14 years, which kept me rooted to Indian Traditions and values in a way. My teacher always made sure I knew what I was singing about. She would take time explaining the great epics and meaning of the Krithis she taught. During my annual vacation to India, I would make it a point to visit temples and try to make use of all the cultural versatility and beauty that India offered. This string of connect was always there.
pic9(The purple/blue saree was handed down by my paati (Grandmother). I wore it during my visit to the village temple.)
I’d see my mom drape sarees and I’d copy her by draping a dupatta! I moved to Chennai to pursue my education and the four years I have spent here has been so beautiful and life-changing. The cultural scene in Chennai is extremely unique and extravagant. Chennai taught me a lot of things about myself and gave me a unique sense of Identity.
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pic4(The yellow+red saree was my mother’s wedding saree. I paired it with a green brocade blouse and some temple jewellery. I purchased the Embellished chappals in Delhi. )
Why sarees, of course you look lovely in them but this generation is increasingly shying away from them .
I began wearing sarees almost four years ago, when I was in High School. I go to concerts, temples, functions and poojas all in sarees. It is my go-to choice! The reason why the Saree attire appealed to me, is the possibility of combinations. I could wear a simple saree with a different blouse and it would exude a totally different character. How sarees add  elegance, class, fun and beauty all in one!
I often host shows and compere for events. I make it a point to incorporate sarees even in formal environments. I pick simple cottons in neutral colors to blend in, as well as make my own unique statement.
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What would be your advice to adopt the saree look in daily and office wear .
My personal style in terms of draping sarees is simple silk-cotton paired with an embellished blouse. I usually keep my sarees traditional pairing it with jhimikis and a big bindi/pottu. My saree collection by itself, is small. My mother’s collection however is not. I often buy sarees from Rangachari – A traditional store that sells woven cottons and Sundari Silks – My go to for Kanjeevarams.
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pic11(The Orange saree is a kanjeevaram saree that I bought in Sundari Silks. I particularly liked the border detail and its colors. I matched the saree with a kemp stone jhimkis that I borrowed from my mom.)
What is your personal style ? Where do you shop your clothes from ?
My personal style in terms of draping sarees is simple silk-cotton paired with an embellished blouse. I usually keep my sarees traditional pairing it with jhimikis and a big bindi/pottu. My saree collection by itself, is small. My mother’s collection however is not.
I often buy sarees from Rangachari – A traditional store that sells woven cottons and Sundari Silks – My goto for Kanjeevarams.
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Your favorite movie actress and why . Maybe someone whose sense of style you admire ?

Most of my sense of style was developed by looking up pictures on the internet and seeing my relatives dress up. I love Vidya Balan’s sense of style, in terms of how she pulls of traditional Silk sarees. I also like Konkana Sen’s effortless looks. Sonam Kapoor has also inspired my choices in ways.

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Soundharya , it was a pleasure to feature you on the blog. And as I said that your parents did give you a very apt name .  For more such beautiful pictures Рfollow Soundharya here .

 

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