#LustList: Aindrila’s Dream-Come-True Festive Ensemble
Birthdays are always special. And if it’s Hauterfly’s first anniversary bash, then you know it has gotta be haute and swanky. #HauteSquad.
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Rahul Mishra. From being a GenNext designer at Lakmé Fashion Week to winning the Woolmark Prize, and subsequently showcasing at #ParisFashionWeek, he has really climbed the ladder with grit and sheer talent. So when it comes to choosing a special ensemble for an even more special occasion, then Rahul is my dream go-to designer. And if there’s one thing I absolutely love about him, other than his fabulous craftsmanship, is his understanding of the Indian body type.
With festive fervour in full swing (#BestTimeEver), and savings taking a safe backseat, I’m totally digging this lovely jacket dress by this talented powerhouse. And honestly, I wouldn’t mind blowing an arm and a leg for this unique asymmetrical piece in chanderi and kirkita silk with handwoven kamal jaal all over. It’s truly an investment buy and one of those classic, timeless pieces that I can completely see my daughter wearing when she reaches my height. With an heirloom item like this, I would totally say this dress is value-for-money. Well, a lot of money! *winks*
Chanderi instantaneously lifts any outfit from drab to fab, and the rich purple shade is every bit foolproof for festive wear. It isn’t OTT, yet has the perfect dash of glitz. Flaunt it from a shaadi to a taash party with elan. You don’t really need any jewellery, other than probably a statement ring (the chunkier, the better) to complete the ensemble. And if you want to go all-out, especially if you’re attending a wedding, you can probably team it with a pair of chaandbaalis for some serious bling! I’d stick to mojris (I’m a pro-comfort gal), but one can definitely opt for neutral peep-toes if you’re looking for an elevated demeanor.
For a dress that’s totally statement-worthy with its balance of the modern (in silhouette) and the traditional (in textile and embroidery), this buy, although expensive, is bang for its bucks.