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Triveni: Tradition with a Twist + Giveaway [CLOSED]

This year has seen me collaborate with quite a few brands and designer boutiques, and what makes me very happy is that all of them have a very desi touch or an indo-western feel to them. This time I am going to be showcasing saris from Triveni Ethnics. With this post I am kick starting a whole bunch of festivities at IshtyleAwhile to celebrate the upcoming festivals and also well the blogiversary is coming soon. So yup, lots of reasons to celebrate.

Lakshmi and I had the opportunity to attend a blogger's meet and interact with Arvind and Shalini (a designer at Triveni).

What I loved about the meet was that they didn't merely talk about their saris and kurtis, they had brought a whole bunch of saris was us to see, touch, feel and even try on. To talk about a brand and what they stand for is not possible if you do experience it firsthand. We got to feel the materials they commonly use and even talk to them about their process. The best part would definitely be the fact they offer affordable saris and lehangas. And when I say affordable, I mean really affordable. The saris that we are styling fall in a range of 800-1500INR each.

Lakshmi and I picked up a sari each to style for you all. I went the traditional way while Lakshmi went a bit more modern.

I love a puff sleeve blouse. I think it is the simplest way to bring a slightly retro vibe to the whole look and very girly. The sari I picked was of the material art silk. Playing with the bright colour combinations of the sari, I paired it with bold accessories and kept my makeup very very simple. Since the sari was really bright I stuck to neutral tones of blush and lipstick. I skipped eyeliner and went with just kajal and mascara. Personally I feel like my face is incomplete without a bindi, so I never miss it. I chose a coloured bindi.

The sari that Lakshmi picked is definitely a very versatile one. We styled it in a less traditional fashion. Instead of a regular blouse she chose a black spaghetti top. The pallu was wrapped in a scarf style around the neck and so we skipped adding a necklace. For accessories, statement earrings in black metal were chosen and a hand full of colourful bangles. Laksmi's sari was more like a half and half with the pallu being predominantly black and the lower half with lines of blues and green.
We added some interest by creating an eyeliner with an arrow head at the end and bright red lipstick.

Both saris were very easy to drape and very fun to work with. Infact during the blogger's meet itself, Triveni's designer, Shalini, draped this same sari in a bengali style on me.

The one thing I would like to mention is that I think a little more attention can be paid to quality checks of the saris. We found small blank spaces on Lakshmi's sari where the print was missing. Maybe it was just this piece.

Overall the designs and the quality are good and the pricing is really affordable.

Contest Rules.
1) Only open for Indian residents.
2) There are two parts to the contest.
First head over to Instagram/ Facebook and complete the simple steps listed there.
Then come back to this blog post and leave a comment telling us how you would style either one of these saris. Also leave your name, Instagram handle or FB name and your email in the comments below. Only the entries which have completed the entry by entering their details here will be counted.

If you are viewing this from your mobile and you are unable to leave a comment here, then do send me an email at with the details that I have asked above. I will consider that as an entry as well. Sometimes the mobile versions has problems with comments.

The giveaway will run from 3rd October to 13th October. Winners will be contacted via email only. I will not be announcing the winners on any social media. It is important to leave your email id below.

There will be two winners. The winners will be selected from both FB and Instagram together. No separate winners.

First prize is a gift voucher of 1000INR to shop from the Triveni Website.
Second Prize is a gift voucher of 500INR to shop from the Triveni Website.
I am also offering a free styling consultation for the winners once they have bought the sari. '

Hurry and enter soon so that you can win a beautiful new sari for the festive season!

miss kays


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