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Tuesday, February 7, 2012



I know that this post it's past the expiry date, still....Wanted to show you guys the earring I wore for my engagement. Initially I wanted a simple, no gold look (See, we mallus have a deep connection with gold). My dad rings me up almost every other day and asks me the day's gold rate, its a ritual of sort ..we mallus can't live without gold. Every parent would want to touch the 100 sovereign mark, it is the ultimate status symbol and almost everyone from close family members to office mates are seen counting the necklaces or bangles of the bride. One of my cousins wore a heavy diamond necklace on her wedding and the immediate family knew that the price of the set was somewhere around 10 lakhs, but that didn't stop the oldies from commenting on how bare the girl looked. Someone even went ahead and asked her dad directly "Who are you saving for?. Look at the poor girl.... few sparkly stones. You shouldn't have taken you stinchy behavior on your own daughter". Now back to my own engagement story...the day before, I was ready with my accessory: A simple chain with statement pendant, similar earrings, stack of gorgeous bangles on one hand and simple 2 piece on other. My grandma refused to accept the simple look, she insisted that I wear another gold chain. After 1 hour of brain storming, I agreed and decided to wear the family heirloom kashumala ( Roughly translates as money chain:P). Being a mallu, I guess I should introduce you to one among the most ancient heirloom necklaces.

Traditional Kashu mala:Google



Some of my friends didn't like the simple look. What do you guys think?. Is the accessories too simple for a bride to be?


PS:- I wore a purple silk saree, with jasmine flowers like a traditional mallu bride to be.

19 comments:

beingFab said...

You look very pretty and elegant. The jewelry would appear too 'simple' by Mallu standards, but at least you were comfortable! I felt pretty much trapped under gold on my special day!!

Swarnali said...

Less is the new more!! Looking pretty was the most important part of the ceremony and you did look great :D

Purvi said...

You look pretty and perfect :) :)
I know the obsession with brides being loaded with jewelry. Even at my engagement all the "traditional" people asked me to wear a lonGer neckpiece along without he smaller one that I was wearing, but I refused :) :)

and I like the new look of your blog :) its so much better to read on a white background :)

Emm said...

I think you look elegant but that saving money comment was ultimate insult to the sparklies!

FashionPhD said...

Sorry to be a little..um rude? but ur friends really like jhatak things huh? i really like what ur wearing and u look damn pretty

Vanu said...

ur luking so fab and dat dimple on ur cheek is making u more pretty.

I like ur simple yet very elegant n graceful dressing up. No OTT jewellery and makeup!!

i hate Gold but loved ur traditional Mallu long neckpiece. i would like to own something like dis. No diamonds for me..

Best wishes to u dear

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PAPS said...

Wow you call that simple. In my mind it is really elegant and a lot of jewelry on you. Very nice.
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opal said...

@beingFab Im gonna choke to death for my wedding :P

opal said...

@Swarnali Thank you dear

opal said...

@Purvi I am trying on new templates, will decide on a new one with white background...thanks a ton...wish I could tell my parents sternly that I don't want too much gold...but then I liked the final output so did shut up and didn't complain :P

opal said...

@Emm Sparklies have 0 value here in Kerala..it's all about GOLD ,GOLD and more GOLD!!

opal said...

@FashionPhD Mot of the girls wear a single heavy piece ...I wore something too simple acco to them...

opal said...

@Vanu Thank you so much...I will do a post on Mallu traditional jewelery one day :)

opal said...

@SadeeStyle Thanks for visiting my blog. Now following you

opal said...

@PAPS :D, don't let my grandma hear this....I loved you blog....Thank you for visiting my blog:)

opal said...

@Clara Turbay Thank you

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