5 Trendy-tional Kerala Saree Styles to Try Out this Onam

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It is that time of the year when God’s Own country celebrates its much awaited festival – Onam. Splendid floral carpets, sumptuous meals, and above all new clothes! For womenfolk, it is time to put their best foot forward in fashion, and bring out their style statement with the 6 yard wonder called the Kasavu Saree, or more popularly, the Kerala Saree.

Lovely ladies, here are 5 ways in which you can stay trendy yet traditional with this piece of beauty in off-white and gold.

  • Stay classic – Kerala Sarees derive their charm from simplicity. The basic and most popular design, with the off-white body and golden zari is a classic and timeless piece that is apt for a celebration at home or outside. Pair it with a blouse in golden or contrast colour, and rest assured, you will exude oodles of regal beauty.

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  • Get ‘attached’ – A simple, yet effective way to lend a stylish twist to your Kerala Saree is by replacing the golden zari with an attached border. Opt for those in lace, threadwork, or embellishments like sequins, and crystals. Team the saree up with a blouse in similar colour or pattern as the border, and you are good to rock Onam celebrations the modern way.

 

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  • Go embroidered – Thread work and embroidery in bright colours enhance the charm and appeal of Kasavu Sarees. Keep it classic by picking traditional Paisley motifs or floral patterns that run all throughout the saree, or make the saree look extravagant with elaborate Peacock motifs or Lord Krishna designs on the pallu. Top up the look with an off-white and gold blouse.

 

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  • Adorn prints – Another way to enrich the beauty of this traditional Kerala attire is to opt for sarees with hand block prints. These prints pair well with subtle nature of Kerala Sarees and complement their ethnic charm. Team the saree up with a printed blouse of the same design and create a signature style that is truly yours.

 

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  • Lend a silver twist – Yet another way to make the Kasavu Saree look more interesting is by opting for a silver zari instead of a golden one. Pick a saree with a plain silver border to retain timeless beauty, or opt for one with jacquard designs in silver, to bring out a regal look. Pair it with a silver cut work blouse and turn heads at any gathering.

Bluelilys launches its first designer boutique

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Bluelilys.com has  never stopped  surprising the shoppers and we always keep coming up with new ventures to keep fashion interesting. We have launched a one of a kind exclusive designer boutique which handcrafts bespoke pieces like embellished saris, stone clad lehenga-cholis, and pretty frocks for little princesses, special party-wear and much more. This boutique has been set-up next to the head office spread across an entire floor.  The fabulous pieces that are designed in the boutique will be on display at the boutique as well online which makes it that much easier for the customers to have a look and purchase. Our fashion designers and craftsmen at the boutique have been brought in from around the country and this has added to the varied styles of designs and fabrics. Wedding couture is another arena of beautiful work that is done at the studio. Everything from bridal saris, white weddings, lehengas, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses and other occasion wear etc ,and we also undertake theme based weddings. The options for gorgeous materials and decadent lace are endless and the fresh fashionable ways that these are crafted into is more than what you can imagine.

 

The sari is one of the most versatile attire in the whole world and Bluelilys.com has shown how much more can be done with this nine-yard wonder. We have also launched designs that are true to shape, fabulous cuts and patterns made to suit every size and shape, this is something that not many boutiques offer. Heritage beadwork is undertaken by the native craftsmen which bring a flair of their own to the fabric. All the work taken at the boutique is specially made in-house with a specific set of designers and style consultants. We have tried to bring together a beautiful fusion of culture and contemporary opulence for the divine fashion goddesses out there. This is just the tip of the pinnacle of what we at Bluelilys has to offer.

London fashion week

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The London fashion weekend was one of the most fabulous style events that was open to public viewing with vivid pop-ups of the most exclusive designers from around the world. The show took place at the magnificent Saatchi gallery located in the exquisite Sloane Square. Sloane square is home to many high-end luxury brands like Burberry, Tom Ford, Michel Kors and the like. The show gave the visitors an exclusive view of the life of a fashion insider. The show hosted numerous catwalk shows which included designer shows as well as trend shows. It was a fascinating display of the ultimate fashion experience. The catwalks boasted some of the best of British designers like Christopher Raeburn, House of Holland and many more. The trend catwalk gave expert tips on the season’s latest trends, styling tips, hot picks for the season, power prints, colour trends and so on. There were also great opportunities to indulge in gorgeous make-overs by brands like Maybelline and Toni & Guy.  The amazing designers who had their work on display were Alfie Douglas and some of the top designs were over-sized handbags, clean cut totes and shoppers.  Amanda Wakely  is another extraordinary designer who had a whole array of fabulous wears on show, everything from decadent cashmere , gorgeous bridal wear and exquisite handbags.  French Sole, Issa, Gloverall, Lovebullets etc where some among the many other brands who showcased their divine designs.  Apart from clothing, bags and shoes there were also opulent jewellery with everything from geometrics, silver pendants, semi-precious jewel creations and diamond bracelets and so on.

 

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This fashion extravaganza  also hosted talks by some of the famous designers like Anya Hindmarch, Mary Katrantzou, House of Holland etc.  These are just a few highlights of what was shown at the week long event of the London Fashion Weekend. The event was buzzing with fashion faculties from around the globe, many of who came specially for the show, to experience the vibrant shopping, to participate in the talks and much more. Majority of the crowd included fashion bloggers, critics, stylists, shoppers, fashion merchandizers, designers, content writers etc. the show was a grand spectacle of the working of the fashion industry.  Among the numerous people who attended this event, Bluelilys.com also had their team of stylists and bloggers who attended the show. This is another remarkable feather in the cap for Bluelilys.com to have participated in this event and get a glimpse into to the world of a fashion insider. Bluelilys.com has taken a big step forward by venturing into the world of international fashion. The company has introduced a brand new range of clothing all of which is inspired by global trends and contemporary styles. The brand is launching a whole new array of designer wear for women and children with everything from exclusive designer saris, salwars, gowns to beautiful party wear for children.

Your Free style consultant from Bluelilys

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Having your wardrobe sorted, your style set, having a selection of colours and patterns that suit you would be a dream. Wouldn’t it be great to just walk into your closet and have all these things done for you or at least get some guidance regarding how to select great pieces of clothing? Weddings, social gatherings, even everyday work can sometimes be distressing when you do not know what style, cut or colour is right for you. It is many a time baffling and can even put a lot of pressure on going through the day. We here at style pal would like to offer invaluable styling tips for any occasion. We offer our services for the selection and colour co-ordination of work-wear, wardrobe arranging and styling, weddings, christening, birthdays, engagement parties and so on. Just pop into our page and share with us what you would like to create, the theme you would like to develop and the rest of it can be taken from there. An e-mail can be sent with the basic details of the event, occasion or dress detail and a skilled stylist from our company will get in touch with you. A telephone discussion is also offered and it can be set up at a time and date that at your convenience. Our team of expert stylists will help sort out any fashion dilemma or style query you have. We at style pal will do our best to provide you with all possible styling tips, themes, trend essentials etc  Although  you should be aware that it is not the only or definite option that is available. Bridal wear, wedding themes, the bridal party etc  is an area of speciality on style pal. Hence wedding jitters can take a step back when everything else is in its place. We at style pal are offering this service completely free of cost. We hope to help you create your unique personal style. Step out the door looking great and exude confidence like never before. please chat or contact us.

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Bluelilys

Our first retail outlet inauguration

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Bluelilys is a budding Indian fashion brand made for the beautiful Indian woman.  The brand represents style, grace and splendour.  The brand exudes a sense of heritage and tradition with a contemporary twist and this makes it more appealing to the modern Indian woman. The company has tried to gather under one roof a whole variety of beautiful fabrics, traditional weaves, fabulous prints and motifs, luxurious style and much more……

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The company was started three years ago and has been striving ahead with great might and better options than ever. Now Bluelilys has taken a giant leap and started their first retail outlet in Kerala. The store aims at providing the same fantastic quality and range of products as it does online. The shop is spread across four huge rooms on the first floor . the great lighting and the fabulous paintwork just adds to the beauty and glamour of the shop.  The store has a great space that is converted into a full-fledged studio. It is used for high quality editing, photography of the products, photo shoots and much more. Bluelilys has brought out a great new collection of jewellery like pretty jhumkas, studded necklaces, bangles , variety earrings and much more.

The company has added brand new lines of clothing like running materials for salwars, lovely and ornate blouse materials, bubbly children’s wear for both little boys and little girls, dhoties etc. the store  is ready to showcase better quality  of products, fantastic variety and impeccable customer service. This store is just one among the many others that the company is planning to open around the country.

Celebrate Ugadi with Bluelilys.com

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Use coupon code ‘UGADI’ during checkout to get 10% additional discount for all online payment orders
Happy ugadi
Ugadi is quite a grand festive occasion among the people of Karnataka and Andra Pradesh and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. This same festival is celebrated by the name of Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Thapna in Rajasthan. It heralds the birth of the new  year. Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar. The day is filled with lovely traditions like auspicious rituals and poojas, mouth -watering feasts, colourful clothing and so on. On this day people start the day with an oil bath, followed prayers and other ceremonies. They decorate their homes with tender mango leaves and red earth. During this time people also like to shop for new clothes for the whole family. Apart from clothes things like accessories, home décor, even new vehicles are purchased during this time of year.
 
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 The options to splurge out in shopping today is endless and online shopping is one such arena. Although shopping might sound like a great thing to do with your family and friends, the very thought of getting out on the road, rushing through the traffic, waiting in unending queues in the shops , waiting for empty trial rooms and so on spoils the whole experience.  Cut through all of this mess, just stay at home, relax, enjoy the food, festivities, fun etc and shop online. Do not waste the one or two days you get to spend at home with family by shopping through the crowd and pushing through sale racks. Lay back and treat yourself by shopping online.
            
Festivals in India are a fantastic  opportunity to update your ethnic clothes  collection. Everything from grand saris, salwar kameez, lehenga choli, kurta pyjama, anarkalis, dhoties …the list goes on. Bluelilys.com has a splendid variety of saris and salwars suited for this festive occasion. So go ahead and make a statement this Ugadi by looking your traditional best.
Bluelilys Special Ugadi collection brings to you unique traditional wear that is popular with South Indian women. it not only makes them look beautiful but also elegant. These Sarees have Zari Borders and the material varies from Cotton Silk to Chanderi Silk , Tussar Silk etc. These Sarees range from 1000 – 4000 Rs. 
So log on to Bluelilys.com and enjoy Ugadi shopping.

Love your body and celebrate yourself on this women’ day

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Body image is something which we come across anywhere today like adverts, on the telly, in our peer groups, family, the neighbourhood…..you name it. Very simply put, body image is how you visualize or see yourself when you look in the mirror. It includes everything about our height, weight, shape and so on. Today the whole concept of body image is very deeply embedded in our minds, much more than what we think it is. Whenever we see an advert on the television with a beautiful figure perfect model in a breath taking outfit, at least for a second it reminds us of how thin or over weight we think we are.  Those air brushed photos on the glossy magazine covers, huge ads with stunning models by the road, even the waving mannequins in the shop windows portray an image of the body which we idealize as perfect. This sort of comparison mostly leads to a negative self- image and in worst cases even depression and other related disorders.

All that matters is how content you are about yourself and this ultimately leads to a happy and positive body image.  Do not let anyone tell you that you are not worth being your beautiful self. More than being the so called “perfect” size, focus on being healthy. On this woman’s day enjoy being a strong woman and radiate your positivity towards others. Bluelilys wishes all you lovely ladies out there a healthy and fabulous woman’s day.