Friday, June 25, 2010


Picture Day Friday


Neha Dalvi of Mumbai, India, is competing for the Miss India 2010 and Miss World 2010 contests. She's a model and a fledgling Bollywood actress. HERE are more of her amazing photographs.




10 comments:

Diane Gaston said...

She is beautiful, Keira, but, oh my gosh, the clothes are spectacular! So lush and sparkly.

Deb said...

Oh my gosh! She is gorgeous! I agree with Diane--beautiful clothes, and she wears them so well.

Keira Soleore said...

Both of you, yes, isn't she blindingly beautiful? It almost hurts to look at her. There's an Angelina Jolie-esque look to her.

As far as her clothes go... India is said to be a developing nation and the poverty is unimaginably horrifying. But those who have, have SO MUCH. Look at her clothes, her jewelry. Even our Regency royalty wouldn't be sporting all this so casually.

Louisa Cornell said...

Wow! Gorgeous woman. She will definitely end up in one of my notebooks as the inspiration for one of my heroines. The clothes are incredible, but I happen to know they can weigh far more than you think they do.

Keira Soleore said...

I didn't think about the weight, Louisa, but you're right. All those appliqued fake jewels must be heavy. Glad to have found an inspiration for you.

Firefly said...

Yes, she is very beautiful indeed!!

Being of Indian origin , I know that the traditional clothing & jewellery of India have always been exquisite to say the least! The sari, that length of wonderful fabric for instance, can be dressed in many many different styles. I happen to have a sari that belonged to my grandmother with real silver & gold sequins hand stitched on to the silk. Heavy yes, but, very beautiful to wear!!

Keira Soleore said...

Firefly, how you must treasure that sari that your grandmother herself wore. And with real precious metal sequins, it must be quite heavy. Have you worn it a few times?

The detailed Indian designs are so complex--nothing European comes close to that, not even from the royal households in history.

Firefly said...

Yes keira, I have worn it a few times & now my neice has worn it as well. All we have had to do is update the top/blouse to match the fabric.

The heavier the sari the more real gold & silver thread has been used to decorate the silk!

Keira Soleore said...

Sorry for the delay in my reply here, Firefly. I was off at RWA.

What a nice heirloom to pass down in the family! Gold doesn't tarnish and silk is fairly durable, too. Not having to worry about sizing (like gowns) must make this so easy. So do you then simply buy a similarly colored blouse?

Firefly said...

Hi Keira, You can buy the fabric that is similar in colour or, if the prevailing fashion is for a contrasting colour to the sari, you can do that as well. The blouses have to be taylor made for a proper fit. Several measurements need to be taken for the perfect fit! It can also vary in style.