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  1. Jiminywiminy at | | Reply

    the colours actually work! Wouldn’t have thought that possible!

  2. Aroh at | | Reply

    Lord pls make me look like sonali bendre in my next life.

  3. D at | | Reply

    This particular saree that Sonali is wearing is a very traditional typical maharashtrian saree called – Paithani.
    They are mainly made at a small town in maharashtra called Yevalaa.

  4. sfgirl at | | Reply

    her sari is a paithani (for a fashion blog it would be nice to be more specific than handwoven)

    1. Sattee at | | Reply

      +1. Dear Payal and Priyanka:I miss the old P&P, the women who ID’d gorgeous Indian handlooms and marched to their own beat. The new Sonam Kapoor koolaid-swilling/ editorial and interview loving duo seem a little out of touch. I loved the original spirit of the blog :) Fashion from an outsider’s perspective, aka our perspective.

      1. vintagegirl at | | Reply

        +1. Miss the old commenters too. Now 50% seem to be industry insiders.

        The sari and jewellery look really good on her.

    2. kasthuri at | | Reply

      Thanks for ID-ing that its a Paithani. I agree P&P. Would be great if you can be more specific with saree types and be informed beyond the designer names. I know sometimes it can be hard to tell from the pictures but you could try.

  5. Adara at | | Reply

    She is such a gorgeous lady.

  6. Urvi at | | Reply

    Lusting for the paithani..sonali looks great..

  7. samir at | | Reply

    Lovely lady…so graceful

  8. S at | | Reply

    This saree is in fact, a paithani – where the pallu has motifs of peacocks and sometimes swans. These can be bought anywhere around Mumbai or the rest of Maharashtra.

    I love how her jewellery is so understated. She looks so sublime.

  9. pd at | | Reply

    It’s not a generic “handwoven sari”. It’s a Paithani.

  10. Leila at | | Reply

    She is looking so pretty! ^_^

  11. apeksha at | | Reply

    bit gaudy dont u think

  12. A at | | Reply


  13. Nidhi at | | Reply

    Shez wearing Paithani …

  14. fashion bubble at | | Reply

    She looks lovely.although the drape could have been better but on theother hand silk saris aren’t easy to manage.

    1. A at | | Reply

      Paithanis are easy to wear and manage.

  15. ak at | | Reply

    P&P – it’s a Paithani! Considering that most of the traditional silk sarees we see here are either Kanjevarams or Benarasi, I would think this merits identifying the saree by name. Plus, Paithanis are gorgeous and truly a labour of love. I really wish more people (not just celebs) wore them.

  16. ak at | | Reply

    HHC readers – since you all seemed to be well-versed in Paithanis, where is a good place to get them on my next trip to India (either Bombay or Madras)? Thanks in advance!

    1. Gayatri at | | Reply

      Hi ak, you will definitely get them in Mumbai – try Dadar: – Paaneri, Lazaree, Rangoli Annexe, or try Kala Niketan in Marine Lines.

    2. Sona at | | Reply

      Paithanis come from a town called Paithan which is near Aurangabad. You can get good ones in Mumbai or Pune.

    3. Nivs at | | Reply

      Mumbai would be a better bet as Paithanis are mostly Maharashtrian saris and you would get vast choice in Mumbai.

    4. vikram at | | Reply

      hey! anywhere in maharashtra you will find these but from mumbai or madras def mumbai

    5. A at | | Reply

      Mumbai. Roopsangam( Dadar) has a good collection.

    6. ak at | | Reply

      Thanks all for the suggestions! I figured Mumbai was the better bet, and the specific store suggestions is much appreciated.

  17. Hansini at | | Reply

    A lovely, traditional Nath would have completed the pretty picture she paints. Gorgeous colours.

  18. Liza at | | Reply

    Sonali is carrying off such a bright coloured sari with ease.The accessories are also perfect .

  19. babystepsinfashion at | | Reply

    I thought this was a Kancheevaram sari. Thanks for the insight !

  20. Sona at | | Reply

    I have same Saree…..very pretty.

  21. Ashwini at | | Reply

    And while we are at the detailing, she is wearing traditional Maharashtrian necklaces. They are called bormala, named after the shape of berries.

    1. Sattee at | | Reply

      Thank you!! It’s wonderful to be able to identify and appreciate the myriad shades of beauty that lies within each state. I was wondering about the necklace. It’s nice to have commentators on the blog who are well informed and willing to educate :) Industry insiders/stylists pay heed.

  22. Foggy at | | Reply

    I thought it was a kanchipuram, I had not previously heard of paithani, I am So lusting after one now, anyone knows if these are available in chennai?

    1. Shilpa at | | Reply

      @ Foggy

      I am staying in Coimbatore and in Coimbatore RMKV has this Paithani collection. May be you can try in RMKV Chennai branch. Paithani saris are famous for the peacock designs on the pallu. That’s the trademark. I have one such lovely sari in dark green and gold border combination.

      1. Foggy at | | Reply

        Thank you!

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