Bollywood actor Chitrangada Singh looked sultry, sexy, sassy and empowered as she modelled some for Azva jewellery during their show at Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) 2013 in Mumbai, India on December 1, 2013.She represented a trial bride – sharp, wild, energetic, ethnic, colourful, earthy yet festive. 

Borrowed from ace designer Tarun Tahiliani, her lehenga choli was bursting with shades of saffron, red and pink among other celebratory hues.That was no regular lehenga. It didn’t fall to the floor but rather ended on the calf on the front while still sweeping the floor on the back. The asymmetrical hemline wasn’t the only fun thing about the bottoms. They were where most of the color was concentrated and displayed in effusive pleats that twirled hypnotically when she flipped around. The choli had a decidedly Western touch to it thanks to its draped silhouette and drop shoulder sleeve on one side. Instead of baring her waist, the solid red piece extended to well over the waistline of the lehenga and then further draped in pleastes down on just one side.

The bared shoulder, the draped style and the fun length of the lehenga added titillating elements to the look which Chitrangada pulled off with elan. You may think that the jewellery would have been a side note with so expressive an outfit, but it barely had to vie for attention as every piece blended in so beautifully with the look. She wore gold headgear above her bangs which added definition to her updo. A statement gold necklace, large dangle earrings, several heavy gold bangles and a delicate but sturdy-looking gold kamarbandh formed the rest of the bling brigade. Her shoes were also gold – lovely peep-toes that well served the feel of this ensemble. And the finishing touch? Fun, flirty and colourful tribal anklets. 

The hand-crafted jewellery –also designed by Tarun for Azva jewellery – that formed this collection represented the saat pheras of the traditional Indian wedding ceremony. So each piece was crafted with seven of the dominating element whether flowers or geometric shapes. That made for elaborate pieces which were astoundingly unique and also had a sense of delicateness about them.


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