of Saris and Mekhela Sador

GooodEvening people,

It’s a monday morning and I have come to take away your monday blues. Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to wear a sari. I used to drape my mom’s sari around me and pretend to be all grown up. Those pretend days are over (sigh! sucks to be a grown up), but my love for saris has not diminished one bit. I think a woman looks sexiest in a sari, it shows the right amount of skin and makes you look like a diva you are.

Today, I have donned the assamese traditional sari, commonly known as the “Mekhela Sador”, There are two main pieces of cloth that are draped around the body. The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called the mekhela (Assamese: মেখেলা). It is in the form of a sarong. The top portion of the two-piece dress, called the chador, is a long length of cloth that has one end tucked into the upper portion of the Mekhela and the rest draped over and around the rest of the body. (Source: wikipedia).

I have a beautiful designer who has modernized the traditional mekhela sador to give it a more contemporary look. I personally love her saris and my mom has a huge collection of her designed saris. With Durga Puja and Diwali around the corner, let the festivities begin with these beautiful saris

Tete a Tete with Anindita Dey, the brain behind Cocktail Studio,

 Cnc: Idea Behind Your Brand?
 Annie: I try to infuse many patterns n designs together both ethnic or trendy in my outfits to give it a very different look, hence the name Cocktail Studio… a blend of trend n elegance.


 CnC: What is the Unique Identity of your company?
 Annie: Our country is a land of diversified fashion. Every corner of India has got a rich heritage. In our studio, one ll get the ethnicity of our country with a twisted look.
   CnC: Give us some quirky advice for our readers.
   Annie:  Well, every female is a born fashionista in her own way. It’s always wise to wear ur own style which u are comfortable in than to  follow something which u can’t carry with confidence. So, always be very confident n graceful and you will shine.
 CnC: How do you feel being a woman entrepreneur?
 Annie: It’s quite challenging but it has made me more confident and responsible…!!
CnC: Future plans for Cocktail Studio
Annie: Well, Cocktail Studio is just an year old now, I would like the brand to grow in a big way, set up new stores in various places,fashion shows and lots of beautiful clients…. many plans infact !! Lets see how it shapes up.
CnC: Thoughts about being from north east. Did you face any discrimination ?
Annie:   Being from North East is actually a boon… it’s an artist’s paradise. Lot of people say there is less exposure here but where there  is a will there is always a way.

All the above are annie’s creation.

You can check out here collection of Saris here :  Cocktail Studio

Hope  you guys like it, coz I personally love her collection !


Ragini Varma


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