Mustard Muse

The balmy summer months may be long and unbearable but I still associate it with exuberant & happy colors like mustard. As I am tempted to wear lighter shades, I remind myself that I must not neglect the vibrant colors and keep my wardrobe more bright and… well, more mustard. My muse, this time, will be lovely mustard color and silver jewellery.

In this post, we are featuring a talented artist, designer and entrepreneur – Vijayshree Sovani. Through her signature label, she offers silver jewellery that is inspired from traditional art forms like the Madhubani and the Sanjhi Art. Every piece of hers has a theme while there is attention to exclusivity and precision. What I like about her designs is that she has picked minute details from Indian art forms and used them to create wonderful wearables.

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Image Courtesy: Vijayshree Sovani Designs. You can find her collection on Vijayshree Sovani DesignsJabong and World Art Community

I am wearing one of her designs in brass Kundan and silver wire work. It is rare to find an innovative combination like this. The silver work replicates the designs of mehndi or henna. Mehndi (also called Mehandi) is the traditional art of painting the hands, feet or body with a paste made from the powdered, dried leaves of the henna plant, during festive occasions.

Although the pair is inspired from an old art, it is an elegant pick for any new-age woman. It works well with both Indian and western outfits. It depends on how creatively you play with the accessories. I am a fan of fusion and love to mix and match things in my wardrobe.

I am wearing this mustard dress made from cheesecloth fabric which has ruffles and tasseled ties. It is a lovely color and it reminds me of beautiful things like sunshine and sunflowers.

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People generally assume that looking great is an arduous task. Honestly, it is not. For this look, I have simply jumped into this mustard dress, tied my wet hair into a messy bun and put on a red lipstick. You can keep the look chic & simple like me or style up with lace up gladiator sandals and layered jewellery for a standout bohemian look.


For my second look, I have gone traditional with a raw silk kurta that adds richness with its intricate embroidery.

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Outfit details

Earrings: Vijayshree Sovani Designs.

Look 1: Dress and sandals from Forever 21 and sunglasses from Opium.

Look 2: Raw silk Kurta from Fabindia custom made pants

This post was brought to you by Vijayshree Sovani Designs. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

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