"The sari's radiance, vigor and variety, produced by a single straight length of cloth, should give us in the West pause and make us think twice about the zipper, the dart, and the shoulder pad." -Naveen Patnaik
sari (saree or shari) is a strip of unstitched cloth ranging from four to nine meters in length that is draped over the body in various styles.
Lately, in mainstream media, the sari has been catching my eye more so
than usual. Whether it was Anne Hathaway donning one in Rachel Getting
Married or Golden Globe winning Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto
wearing one while making her press rounds.
So how does one keep up with the sexy and iconic sari? I was delighted to discover the blog, Saree Dreams. The clever site showcases the sari in more ways then one could ever think possible. From sari and sari blouse fashion to saris in the news, sari humor, saris in art, ads, history and even politics. Did you know the Spice Girls recently wore saris in their concerts? Or that a sari can be haunted? Feathered? Virtual? In addition, to these fun facts, the site is an amazing (and one of the few) sources for gorgeous images and inspiration of saris from Indian fashion shows and Bollywood. One of the most notable features of the site is Wordless Wednesdays where creators of the blog post a striking image and "let the sarees do the talking."
image source: turquoise sari and blouse, vintage sari ad, Rachel Getting Married still and pink sari all from sareedreams.com