Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Dressing for Diwali - Diva style?

Diwali is about celebrating good over evil and about hope and good wishes. And the festival of lights is just around the corner.. People are preparing. Rows of different colored light bulbs are coming up on the buildings, - more and more for every day - creating a fairytale-ish atmosphere... The shops are full of people searching for gifts, looking at clothes and buying beautifully decorated baskets filled with dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, spices, tea - to give to their family, friends, colleagues and neighbors...  Cards are being written, rangolis put on floors, menus are planned and light bulbs and flowers are emerging outside private homes, public buildings and along the streets. It is very beautiful. Lights and colors everywhere.

The markets is a popular place to be, and I went with some friends to check out the Santacruz area - lots of stuff for you if you wanna go all bling bling this Diwali and dress up Diva style, or if you want to dress up someone else (Diva-style or any other style), buy gifts, decorations or simply take in the atmosphere of the Mumbai pre-diwali spirit. Just have a look:

Diwali decorations, stationary, diyas, gift bags, fabrics, jewelry... it went on and on... 

And if your clothes are not colorful or bling-y enough for you, you can always spice them up with some neon, gold or silver lace or some contrasty dupattas:

And not to forget: bangles, earrings and everything else in any color you would like - or you would like someone else to have... :
If you do not do well with decisions, this is not the place for you! Pick and choose - yes, fine.... But which one(s) to choose? Welcome to bangle bling bling heaven:

I am exited about the days to follow. For me the most important: the unique atmosphere of this festival and the opportunity we have been given to share the joy with good friends. I feel grateful. And looking around me, I am thinking that we should maybe put up some colored light bulbs on the balcony too. A lot of blinking lights going on, I tell you... After all: we are in India - and it is soon Diwali!

Enjoy your moments, dear reader, wherever you are! Bling bling from Mumbai!


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    1. Some shopping and a lot of looking -- dizzy by all the colors and blings:-)

  2. I'm so looking forward to buy a colorful traditional dress and those glittering bangles for diwali :) Such a lovely post :)

    1. Thank you Tes! Glad you liked it:-) Have a wonderful celebration in your colorful dress & glittering bangles:-) Best to you

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    1. Thank you so much:-) Happy Diwali to you and your family Jeena:-)


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