Rani Reimagined

As a proud Indian, I love donning the occasional ethnic wear and beautiful jewellery. Saris, dupattas, bangles suit Indian women the best, and we would have it no other way. At the same time, these modern times have us wearing crop tops and ripped denim. But what if there was a way to unite the two and why do we have to choose just one? And thus, with this concept in mind, I set out to create an outfit that spoke to two completely different sides of me but at the same time went so well together that they didn’t seem like two different sides at all.

A leather crop top that’s been lying in my wardrobe for ages and I knew I didn’t really want to style it in the average way that one normally would. Fast forward and I found this bright beautiful patterned orange skirt. Add to this a trusty black dupatta, bindi, metallic heels and customary over the top Indian earrings, the look was ready. 

It would be an understatement to say that this shoot was difficult. Rani ki Vaav, in Patan (Gujarat), is an architectural heritage site that naturally has countless tourists visiting.We had to reassure the guards that this was not a ‘pre-wedding’ shoot. Every five minutes there would be a truckload of people coming down the step-wells and we’d have to wait till the place was all to ourselves again. Did I mention it was over 40 degree celsius on this particular day? 

Thank you for reading, stay tuned for more posts coming your way soon.


Top: Forever 21

Skirt: H&M

Earrings: Lifestyle

Shoes: H&M

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