To celebrate The Fashion Orientalist’s second anniversary, I’ve organized a personal style shoot with the help of several talented people from the beauty and fashion industry. I got the opportunity to work with Indian retail brand INANNA, from which I’ve received a champagne colored saree with silver embellishments. The shoot took place outdoors in Meijendel, Wassenaar. The Meijendel dunes form one of the most important coastal areas of The Netherlands and has the most wonderful scenery! Photographer Patrick from Masque-Obscura Photography was the perfect choice for the job, as he has a lot of experience shooting fairy-tale like gowns outdoors. Hair and make-up was done by Raisa from Almira’s Beautique, she has also done my hair and make-up for The Fashion Orientalist’s first personal style shoot. This time we wanted to add something special to the look, which is how we got in touch with Halima from Halima’s Henna, who decorated my hands with a stunning floral design.
INANNA is an Indian, online retailer which specializes in Sarees, Suits, Lehengas and accessories. They also have an offline space in Noida, India. They have a great variety of Sarees, often used as bridesmaids dresses by their customers. Their dresses are also a perfect choice for those attending weddings. Those who want to look elegant and classy, but don’t want to draw all the attention away from the blushing bride to themselves by going for something too extravagant. A wedding should be all about the bride (a golden rule).
INANNA contacted me in March for a collaboration, which is how the idea of doing an outdoor shoot came about. The choice to shoot the champagne colored saree with silver embellishments was an easy one, as it is perfect for the spring/summer wedding season and looks absolutely stunning outdoors. The Saree has a very natural shade that looks great with nature’s greens, the different shades of brown/sand of the dunes and the white and pastel purple shades of the flora.
I would like to add that the Saree arrived on my doorstep within a week and is of great quality. I fell in love with it from the moment I unpacked it. The top fits like a glove and looks very pretty. The open back with embellished straps gives it a touch of sexy.
Get this look – Champagne Saree Silver from INANNA
I am very happy with the result of this shoot and would like to thank all of those who contributed to it (see credits below). A great way to mark two years of The Fashion Orientalist!
Let me know what you all think of it!
Model: Soraya – The Fashion Orientalist
Photograpy: Patrick den Drijver / www.masque-obscura.nl
Dress/Saree by INANNA
Henna: Halima’s Henna
MUAH: Almira’s Beautique
Location: Meijendel, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Special shout out to Derek and Indra