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  1. RS at | | Reply

    Amala looks good. Shriya stays true to her style aesthetic by not abandoning her bikini-top blouse.

  2. the mad momma at | | Reply

    oh-my-god. i WANT Amla’s saree. SO BADLY. P&P can you tell us where its from?

    1. Purple at | | Reply

      Could be an Asmita Marwa as Amla wears a lot of her designs.

    2. sri at | | Reply

      These Kalamkari block print sarees are hand made in villages in A.P. and are usually printed on Mangalgiri handlooms. Can buy it from any handloom saree shop.

      1. Che at | | Reply

        This kind is not block print. Its hand painted, more time consuming, more arty and more expensive. and then appliqued onto mangalagiri or any other fabric. You can’t find them in all handloom shops like you would fine block print kalamkari.

  3. the mad momma at | | Reply

    and Shriya’s. err.. ugh?

  4. Gradwolf at | | Reply

    Ah, the clothes aside, there is something about Amala that doesn’t let you go for anyone else in comparison.

    *runs to Youtube to watch 16 yr old Amala in the Kalakshetra documentary*

    1. dn at | | Reply

      Oh yes, loved all those Kalakshetra documentaries. She is carrying on the tradition rather well, even though I wish she would get back to Bharatanatyam.

  5. kumar at | | Reply

    gawd shriya is so annoyin what with her “ooh deer caught in the headlite” looks n same ole sari draped the same, same ole blouse. like do u ever not get bored?

  6. Iris at | | Reply

    stunning, stunning saree, Amala’s! wish the blouse was just green tho. yes, pl ID the store/designer! have never seen a saree like this one

  7. Jiya at | | Reply

    Loved Amla’s sarree….its beautiful…it shows the true craftmanship of India…

  8. ash at | | Reply

    I love that Kalamkari saree, where can you find something like this? Shriyas looks pretty too, though I wish she’d ditch the blouse.

    1. sri at | | Reply

      Kalamkari sarees, Pochampalli sarees, Gadwal sarees, Venkatgiri sarees, Mangalagiri cotton, Guntur handlooms from Andhra pradesh come in silk, silk cotton mix and cotton with silk borders. You can also buy them online.

      1. Bharati at | | Reply

        or APCO and lepakshi the AP govt. handloom and handicraft stores have them directly from the weavers they have branches in kolkata, delhi, hyd, chennai, blore etc

  9. sumi at | | Reply

    Shriya just killed her saree with that blouse!

  10. obsessive virgo at | | Reply

    why draping a saree traditionally and not doing a boob-show is “unappropriate” for a wedding sangeet?? huh P&P ?

    1. Payal at | | Reply

      We mean that the particular sari wasn’t quite upto par for a sangeet ceremony.

      1. PP at | | Reply

        keeping it simple has been Amala’s style !
        Nice saree! it can be that she designed it herself … those Kalamkari patches are available in shops … normally they are stitched on the pallu … for her saree, it’s the shoulder …looks nice !

  11. Divya Ramanan at | | Reply

    Love Amala’s saree!! I just bought a Kalamkari myself over the weekend… so like it even more now!!

    And Amala is elegance personified. So humble and dignified!

  12. A at | | Reply

    Her name is Amala- meaning without any impurity. Please dont make it sound like a berry :(

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  13. monika agarwal at | | Reply

    Amla’s Saree is lovely :)

  14. dn at | | Reply

    Amala’s style is very elegant and minimalistic. I have followed it for years, and she is always in handloom cottons and ahimsa silks. And is a sight for sore eyes in the land of bling.
    Her animal rescue work is so inspiring.

  15. Rave at | | Reply

    i luv luv amala’s saree …..she is always so elegant

  16. addicted at | | Reply

    Amala remains elegant yet striking! Love her and her sari. Funny how you guys made her “tamarind” ;)

  17. Bharati at | | Reply

    isn’t amala’s saree by asmita marwah? looks very much like her designs, its lovely though

  18. SS at | | Reply

    Amla’s saree is gorgeous. Love how she wore it in such a nonchalant style. Amla does not get in the media so much these days and it is wonderful to see her look so pretty!

  19. sri at | | Reply

    Amala looks understated and elegant as always! both she and her husband Nagarjuna are good dressers.
    You can buy Kalamkari saree all over Hyderabad.
    Here is what i found abt regional traditional sarees:

    Andhra Pradesh – Pochampalli, Venkatagiri, Kalamkari
    Gujarat – Rajkot, Bandhini, mirror work, Patola, Gurjati Block Print
    Karnataka – Kasuti embroidery, Dharwad, Mysore crepe, Ilkal, Mankaala mooru, mysore silk
    Madhya Pradesh – Tassar, Chanderi, Maheshwari
    Maharashtra – Narayanpethi, Jijamata, puneri, Paithani, Sindhi embroidery
    Orissa – Sambalpuri, kotki
    Rajasthan – Kota, Sanganeer block print, Bandhej
    Tamil Nadu – Kanjeevaram silk, Kanjeevaram thread work in cotton, Coimbatore cotton, Salem cotton silk, Dharmavaram
    West Bengal – Baluchari, bengal cotton, tangail, dhakai (well,actually from Dhaka).

    1. Bharati at | | Reply

      Thanks for the info Sri. unfortunately many of these weaves are dying due to lack of patronage as the younger people look on them as too arty or unfashionable, also the total lack of marketing at the govt. emporia adds to this.
      it is good to see designers like sabyasachi and asmita marwa revive these and give them a updated look but sadly the price tags on these “designer” sarees will put off buyers and these type of sarees will not percolate to the mass market as a blingy chiffon will (no offence against them) since its impossible to replicate these saris as the skills of the traditional weavers are required to do so.
      the best places to buy these at good prices are at the respective state handloom and handicraft stores such as apco, cooptex, gurjari, mrignayani etc and also look out for all india handloom exhibitions which happen in all big cities in india at regular intervals, these are the best venues to see and pick great pieces from all over the country at cooperative pricing.
      some places I have seen great exhibitions at are:
      the community hall on cp ramaswamy rd in chennai ( if i remember correctly)
      karnataka chitrakala parishath and palace grounds in bangalore
      ttd kalyana mantapam himayath nagar in hyderabad
      the local papers will everyday have listings

      ps: sorry p&p for a long comment but i think this kind of info is not easily available to people especially from abroad

  20. charan at | | Reply

    You guys misspelt Amala as Amsla in the picture.

  21. Shay at | | Reply

    Im not sure if its Asmita Marwah…maybe. But moms always talking about a designer in hyderabad who specializes in kalamkari…dresses, tunics, sarees…maybe its her??

  22. Bull at | | Reply

    Thanks you for posting Amala! She is how I exactly want to be like 20 yrs from now.

  23. suchi at | | Reply

    wow amala’s saree is gorgeous!

  24. mk at | | Reply

    amala is beautiful as always….but not a fan of the saree…looks more like a style older people would wear….

    shriya is SOOO annoying arghhhhh seriouslyyy wth is that saree and that makeup….and that LIPSTICK colour she always wears is so ugly uhhhhh someone get her a stylist pleaseeeeeeeeee

  25. AA at | | Reply

    this is a asmitha marwa saree as my mom has a very similar saree!

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