Understated Elegance


AB x Sheen Series
Look #2

My first ever collaboration happened at the beginning of this month with Sheen, a jewelry brand that stocks its stunning designs at Sauce Rocks. This gave me
an opportunity to create four different summer looks all inspired by the
versatility and beauty of Sheen’s jewelry and here is the second one!

Imagine a simple printed/embroidered salwaar kameez that you can easily pull off at any event. Now imagine a gorgeously embellished, extravagant Indian outfit that seeps with glamour. If you had to choose between the two, you would definitely steer towards the heavier outfit.

However, the days of any heavy Indian outfit are always numbered; after the function, it will be tucked away at the back of your closet since it was a statement piece which you probably can’t repeat for a while. In short, a subtle designer salwaar kameez will be your best friend for life.

A simple, elegant salwaar kameez is one of the most versatile outfits one can own; from wearing it as daily casual wear to wearing it for the festival of Ganpati/Eid. These suits can be worn in so many variations: wearing palazzos instead of a salwaar/churidaar, carrying an embellished clutch, adding statement earrings or even pretty bling juttis; the variations are endless!

I generally buy unstitched salwaar suits so that I can get them fitted to me perfectly and style them my way. My favorite designers that I regularly order from are Zara Shahjahan, Sana Safinaz, Khaadi and Gul Ahmed. The fabrics are high quality, comfortable to wear in this unforgiving Dubai heat and you will almost never see the same design twice!

For my second look with Sheen jewelry, I decided to wear this Kashmiri embroidered, printed Zara Shahjahan Pakistani suit that I had stitched for Ganpati. I just love the print on the kurta and the floral dupatta; it is such a beautiful set! I got palazzo pants made with it since they are more trendy and comfortable for the summer (and keep my chubby legs hidden =P).

Going for the casual look, I paired it with my embellished golden juttis from Pastels & Pop. If you ever want comfortable juttis in a range of colors or styles, they are the ones to buy from!

My earrings and ring are from Sheen; all the jewelry is 18K gold with pearls and diamonds. For this Indian ensemble, I chose to wear the lotus drop earrings and a lace ring stack from their latest collection called ‘Aisha‘. This collection is inspired by the designer’s Kashmiri heritage and her grandmother’s vintage earrings. These earrings are inspired from the lotus flower, commonly found in Dal Lake, one of Kashmir’s most popular landmarks.

I can honestly relate to the story behind Sheen’s jewelry since I still wear my grandmother’s jewelry that was passed down to me after she passed away. I love how the jewelry is delicate, but bold enough to make a statement. Not only can it be worn on a formal outfit, but can also be used as accessories for a traditional ensemble.
IMG_5396IMG_5262Hope you enjoyed how I styled this traditional outfit! Would love to know what your favorite Indian wear is and what you think of these beautiful Sheen pieces.

Stay tuned for the next look from the AB x Sheen Series!

Get this look:
Salwaar Kameez – Zara Shahjahaan
Juttis – Pastels & Pop
Jewelry – Sheen
Hair & Makeup : Ayesha Farooq
Photo Credits : Imran George

To see the previous look from this series, click here.



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