October 09, 2012

Homage to my South Asian side: 2

"People will stare; make it worth their while."- Harry Winston

Every year, I make it a point to go out saree shopping. I absolutely LOVE the Indian sari. My motto is, when in doubt...buy a saree. It just works so well with all body types. You can never get too big for it or too small for it because of how it is made. Growing up with such a huge South Asian influence has truly made my perception of beauty very broad. The Indian culture has stood firm within my life since I was about 11 years old. So, I decided to pay homage (which I do at least once a year), by wearing one to my brother's wedding in New York last weekend. I expected that my sister and I would stick out like sore thumbs...America is nowhere NEAR as culturally diverse as we are. That's just the facts.

I chose my favorite colour, AGAIN. The teal and gold just went so well with my skin, I had to get it. Although many stares were evident, it felt good to be a means of culture and change on an amazing weekend. "Staring" for me is never a bad thing. I'm very use to it. Most times, people are admiring your beauty and courage. Never let a wandering eye be the reason you hold back your creativity. Who else can be better at being "you" than YOU? Let me know what you guys think!

My Saree is from Frontier in Brampton.


1 comment:

  1. that is beautiful, and what you said about people staring is so true, its mostly because they admire what you're doing.