illustrations by-Abhimanyu Singh Rathore
The wedding season is about to begin in our country and will definitely take the voluptous (the word reminds me of Vidya Balan) shape of ‘big-fat Indian wedding’ . Soon you will see houses decorated like Nicki Minaj around you probably, shops full of wedding attires and accessories, on the hoardings around the city the saree models will be soon replaced by the bridal look models. Shambhavi is waiting for her d-day like any other bride but her plans are completely different from other fashion conscious brides, who are mostly into ‘sapno beend ko’ (don’t forget to watch designer Anita Dongre’s new video on Jaipur bride). Though she has already decided the bottom wear i.e. lehenga but still she is in a mood to shock everyone with what to wear on top(she is not choosing Jean Paul Gaultier’s conical bra for sure). Shambhavi can be a perfect muse to hundreds of designers as she is always aware of trends, owns a style blog, always found wearing no less than Aldo shoes and mostly had a style similar to Blake Lively’s character in ‘Gossip Girl’ but what makes her different from the other style divas, as it’s common seeing a girl carrying a bag ,perfect shoes, beautiful smile and all together making a jaw-dropping image as facebook profile picture (don’t forget to count the likes and comments as well). But Shambhavi’s all focus is on her top for her wedding day. Though she has already browsed numerous fashion magazines, websites for beautiful Swarovski cholis, backless one, cleavage one, strapless one and even contoured one. The more images she observes the more she gets confused.
The day has finally arrived after all the rituals and traditions before the wedding day . The wedding area looks no less than a Karan Johar movie set.The groom and all the family members are waiting for Shambhavi to come downstairs for the final ‘saat phere rasm’ . Shambhavi is still in her room almost ready with her bridal make-up done and jewelleries perfectly increasing the glamour quotient on her body but wait I forgot to mention she is still in her lingerie looking into the mirror, her lehenga-choli is still on the hanger and she is completely lost in her own world, her friends are knocking the door continuously . She dramatically wakes up from her own world wears stilettos , wears a lehenga and covers her head with a shiny sequinned fabric and orders her friends to stop making the sound outside the door and to wait downstairs as she wants to come alone. The brides finally arrives at the Mandap , everyone is just shocked to see her , and the million dollar expression everyone had was exactly what Shambhavi wanted. The modern bride gives importance to a underwire , red colored bra instead of a choli and ended up looking completely like a ‘runway-report’ image. Rest I am leaving upto you guys to imagine , though after all shock moments by Shambhavi , she still got married with the same guy on same day in the same mandap happily. And the last thing I know was the ‘La-senza ‘ bra was no more on her top and the golden night just had began with ‘sapno beend ko’ playing in the background. Happy wedding Shambhavi !