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  1. Nidhi at | | Reply

    Designer inspired by Mother Teresa ??

    1. Himani Joshi at | | Reply

      +1000..hw cum its a designer wear? Frm which angle?

    2. BlueBells at | | Reply

      Just because you’re doing an “off-beat” combo doesn’t mean it has to look good. I don’t like the sari. Get such a kraantikaari vibe.

      1. Adya at | | Reply

        Ethnic minimalist design with mela print equals to krantikari? To me now handloom saris equal to a well read, confident woman of sophisticated taste who is proud of her Indian roots. She looks lovely and unique – great fashion methinks.

        1. BlueBells at | | Reply

          I think that’s a matter of perception. I associate such white cotton sarees with a bland coloured border with “old world” with no charm (sorry if that sounds rude). It reminds me of the time women were a part of freedom struggle and they dress up this way to attend gatherings. This doesn’t mean that I don’t like such sarees. I just don’t like this particular one! I know where you’re coming from when you say “handloom saris equal to a well read, confident woman of sophisticated taste who is proud of her Indian roots”, and I agree with that line of thought for I too feel that way, its just that I don’t like THIS saree. (Hope you get my point).
          Even that aside, I don’t like this combo either. Somehow looks a sever case of mismatch. The saree is too milk white for this yellow.

    3. SR at | | Reply

      Came here to say the same!

  2. Karishma at | | Reply

    I think she looks fab! The look is so fresh and understated.

  3. Sumi at | | Reply

    Love this. So simple, elegant, and effortless!!

  4. Senorita at | | Reply

    Wendell Rodricks has far nicer cotton sarees than this. This one’s unexceptional, and I say this as a fan of ecru handloom cottons. But Maria does a great job in dressing it up.

  5. Jay at | | Reply

    This is like a faded sari belonging to a Missionaries of Charity nun in Calcutta worn with a random yellow printed blouse you would get in a roadside stall. Absolutely ridiculous.

  6. Arpita Shivmani at | | Reply

    She looks lovely and I would grab that saree in a heartbeat. Let the Designer deal with the copyright issues!

  7. Asha at | | Reply

    Looks like Mr. Rodricks got inspired by the missionaries of charity? Also, not every mismatched outfit is going to look good, and this is one of those.

  8. donkey at | | Reply

    Love the saree as well as how she’s paired it with the yellow blouse. It doesn’t have to be ‘fancy’ or different to be designer wear. It is refreshing to see designers design such simple sarees(even though such designs were already available in the market) and people wear them. Nothing beats simplicity and in this case, the simplicity of a garment.

  9. v at | | Reply

    can anyone id the necklace..

    1. SK at | | Reply

      It’s from Zara. I have the same one!

  10. Pinky20 at | | Reply

    There is no way that saree does not not look like a missionaries of charity (mother Teresa’s home) saree or for that matter a school uniform saree or a uniform for ayahs etc. It’s not excusable in the name of fashion. The blouse her hair and makeup and jewellery everything is lovely. But that saree is just two step ahead of being “earthy”. Big no no.

    1. Adya at | | Reply

      Earthy is nono to whom. Not to the majority of contemporary Indian designers working with handlooms.

  11. Avani at | | Reply

    She looks nice. But what is Wendell Rodricks about this sari.

    1. Adya at | | Reply

      The quality of the cotton fabric I think, thick, smooth and impeccable fall.

  12. from-chitown at | | Reply

    This saree is not that great. Nor is the pairing with the blouse. Full credit to Maria for injecting so much personality into the saree. For that she gets a thumbs up.

  13. begumbrown at | | Reply

    I don’t get what is designer about this sari but she wears it well and looks lovely. Love her necklace.

  14. Phoebe at | | Reply

    That blouse would have so gone well with a plain navy saree. This sari ruined it!

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  16. MsSoomro at | | Reply

    saree gives a mother theresa vibe for sure. she’d looks fine but not outstanding.

  17. Ali at | | Reply

    No arm crook comments?

  18. The Pizza Ghoul at | | Reply

    She looks lovely, there is just something about how comfortable she looks that reflects through. Yep the saree is boring, but Goretti looks gorgeous. Heart the blouse and necklace.

  19. KJ at | | Reply

    Love the blouse. Saree not so much. Looks like something to wear when a social worker is going to a village. Not that it’s bad, but definitely not event appropriate.

  20. Adya at | | Reply

    Can someone tell me where I can get these bright prints, Manish Arora style. I know these are meant to be “common” but very hard to find. Any websites that sell these?

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