Why is it that 90 percent (yes, no less) of Indian celebs’ looks fall absolutely flat on the International red carpets? I blame our fascination with high fashion brands and Parisian couture. Clearly, the ‘In Rome do as the Romans do’ dictum isn’t working great for us. We are obviously not as comfortable in the outfits as we’d be, say in an anarkali or better, a saree. Seriously, what’s our obsession with European ateliers and silhouettes? Especially when a saree happens to be as beautiful a drape as any. Case in point? Taapsee Pannu’s recent Russian outtings!
For the unversed, Taapsee is currently on a Russian holiday with her sister Shagun. A quick scroll through their Insta feeds and you’d know that the sisters have been having one hell of a time right now. However, it is definitely the actress’s pick of her off-duty outfits that has everyone hooked at the moment. Taapsee has been sauntering the Russian streets in her mulmul cotton and block-printed sarees and it’s the only fashion look that you should care about right now. Here is everything that I am loving about her saree outings:
In the past few days, Taapsee has given us two striking saree looks, each one of them as gorgeous as the other. Here’s a lowdown on both the looks:
Taapsee’s recent Russian outing comprised of a block print saree, a denim crop top, cat-eye sunglasses, and white sneakers. To say that I am in love would be an understatement here. There is something just so magical about Taapsee treading the Saint Petersberg streets in her printed saree like it is no one’s business. It’s powerful, it’s moving, it’s subversive!
I am especially in love with the eggshell white saree and its gold zari. A block printed saree is literally the Indian handicrafts at their minimal (and beautiful) best and we gotta appreciate how Taapsee has given it her own unique twist with the spot-on styling.
For me, the saree-sneakers pairing happens to be the cynosure of this iconic fashion moment. The pairing elicits just so much nostalgia by reminding of the cool army teachers that used to teach us back in school. Like, remember that one teacher who was just flawlessly elegant, the one who made you want to be look just like her when you grow up? That’s the image this picture evokes for me. There is just so much meaning and culture embedded in a simple saree look here. Plus, you gotta give it to Taapsee for adding her own touch here by opting for bangles and the cute denim top. Quite rad honestly!
Last week, Taapsee posted pictures of her in a Chidiyaa mulmul saree from Moscow. Here again, the actress went for the comfy sneaker pairing and finished off her look with lennon sunnies and a classic watch. I am especially digging her messy bun and the cool danglers in this look.
Of course, her mulmul saree is pure love. Also, anyone who has ever worn a mulmul garment would tell you that it literally feels like air. Yes, it is that light and comforting which basically means that Taapsee is currently living her best life in Russia, wearing sarees that feel like heaven and sneakers that always let her be on the move.
Vacay fashion done right I’d say!
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