What I'm Wearing : House Of Blouse blouse, H&M Conscious collections Pallazo's, Necklace from boutique in Jaipur, Style Fiesta ring & Bershka shoes
Photographer : Jaina Kumar
Makeup : Viraj Soni
It's that time of life when friends engagements are occurring in the form of a domino effect. Followed by heaps of happiness and celebrations, there's one looming doubt on everyone's mind; enough Indian outfits for an over-packed December calendar?
With the many sub-divisions in our elaborate department of Indian clothing, between all the lehengas, dhoti's and saree's, there's one element that remains constant. The blouse.
I recently discovered House Of Blouse, an online platform dedicated to the customization of 'Blouses' and I couldn't help but find the need to share my experience with you, considering, like me, you might just be in the dire need to stock up for the festive season.
The process of 'creating a blouse' was easy-enough and the only time I had any difficulty was when I was spoilt rotten with the array of permutations and combinations possible. I wanted to customize a blouse that I could use with a lehenga but also with a mini skirt, something with a contemporary touch to our Indian aesthetics, a garment I could possibly wear to a wedding but also to a brunch. During the designing process, I was completely assured of the outcome, thanks to the fact that I could see my to-be blouse in real time while I made changes and tweaks to it; assuring me of the end product I was paying for. I was rather skeptical about the sizing given that I'm somewhere between a XS & S and in precaution I included a note (you can do this while you're on the sizing page) stating the length of the blouse and elaborating on my body type. But I needn't have worried, the blouse fit like a dream, which is evident from the photos above.
I chose a sleeveless boat neck (although I had a hard time leaving the crop top style behind) with a regular blouse length, a back opening and a single dart cut; essential if you want to wear it with a Western twist.
House Of Blouse ships worldwide, with standard delivery of 15 days and rush-delivery, for those last minute glam needs, in 7 days.