Saturday, 29 October 2016

A Fat Girl's Ode to Sabya- "A Dark Diwali"

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, I do not believe so! But this Diwali shopping or for that over a decade I’ve been through rejections from designer/shopkeeper or for that matter even that local darzi that refuses to stitch cos ”Madam kapda bahut Lagega and Time bhi”! Yup That’s the answer I”ve heard over a decade now and it never seems to sound any less painful.
Being a designer I wanted to emote my way through a dress that would imitate A bigwig and let me feel the way every girl does in her designer outfits. I only own probably a Masaba cos Saree need no size!
I went out to source my cloth and well get inspired from the Royal Darling Designer Sabyasachi! Yup, I did it! Sorry if I offend any of you Sabya fans or for that matter Sabyasachi too, but I just wanted to feel like    a normal person (cos being FAT is not normal)  trying  to put her best foot forward.
Sabyasachi and Manish Arora have been my design heroes for decades now and truly ate and breathe design since I was 12!


Coming to my post I have paired up two dupattas over my lehenga and clinched it with a metal belt.The rice beads clutch is from my mother's wardrobe.

The gorgeous outfit is perfectly paired with these silver earrings polished in antique gold from AQUAMARINE. The lehenga is forest lush green with sequin and antique matter gold work and the Lehenga skirt is also made with the same sequins .Although I do not wear a dupatta along but to emote Sabyasachi I paired two. The hair is a sizeable pouf that is obviously done by THE MAD HAIR SCIENTIST. I’m Wearing wedges  underneath from Forever21 to be comfortable, the skirt alone weighs 8 kgs.

Talking about my fabulous earrings from Aquamarine they are definitely a head turner. Though quite heavy they are a sure shot way to fetch genuine compliments this Diwali season. The brand has panned out to COLABA,LOKHANDWALA,BREACH CANDY And The very new one being in Delhi’s Khan market. The team is headed by Designer Santosh Bathija. They have a piece for every taste and every budget.

This is what I wear for Diwali today, What about you? Show me your outfits please, where do you find them?
I will be writing to you for my Bhaiya Dooj post, till then



  1. Hey Neelakshi,
    Being on "fat" side is something I'm all too familiar with Nd what you've done with your Sabya inspiration has blown me away!
    Sabyasachi is an all-time favorite designer and you did a wonderful with the inspirationšŸ˜
    Much love!

    1. Thank you fathima for understanding and for your kind words :)