Friday, 8 June 2012

Dia Mirza's Ode to Meena Kumari

"Pakeezah" has one of the best dialogues and songs in Hindi Cinema.This classic was a Cult.Meena Kumari became synonymous with Pakeezah.Bollywood beauty Dia Mirza became the face for Harper’s Bazaar magazine to create a photo remake of Meena Kumari’s film, Pakeezah.Top-notch Indian Designers' joint effort created this magic.

Meena Kumari in Pakeezah
Photographs by Tarun Vishwa / Harper’s Bazaar

 Ethereal elegance – Bringing back the Mogul beauty
Anarkali and churidar, Kotwara by Meera & Muzaffar Ali. Dupatta, Anand Kabra. Haath phool, Jewels Emporium. Earrings, necklace, and maang tikka, Umrao Jewels.

Ethereal elegance

White magic – Reminds of Chanel
Lehenga, Tarun Tahiliani. Blouse, Rakhee Grover. Dupatta, Saffron by Nidhi Tholia. Jhoomar, Amrapali. Necklace (used as maang tikka), choker, and earrings, Jewels Emporium.

White magic
 Moments of leisure – Love the fabulous peacock colors
Kurta, Tarun Tahiliani. Dupatta, Payal Pratap Singh.

Moments of leisure

Dreaming of love
Kurta, dupattas, and cape (used as throw), Varun Bahl. Maang tikka and earrings, Umrao Jewels. Jhoomar, Amrapali. Necklace and bangle, Jewels Emporium.

Dreaming of love

Amazing grace – I am normally not one to go for over the top when it comes to jewelry, but this set is stunning.
Dupatta, Pratima Gaurav. Necklaces (used on head), and earrings, Jewels Emporium. Necklace, Umrao Jewels.

Amazing grace

Graceful girl – I love the small, hidden note between her toes.
Anarkali, churidar, and chunni, Payal Pratap Singh. Maang tikka and payals, Amrapali.

Graceful girl
 Veiled beauty – Beautiful inspiration for a bridal pose.
Kurta, Rohit Bal. Chunni and churidar, Dabiri. Maang tikka and necklace, Jewels Emporium. Bangles, Umrao Jewels.

 Veiled beauty
 Veiled beauty
There’s too much going on in the photo but the large, flamenco-styled skirt is to die for.
Anarkali, Saffron by Nidhi Tholia. Dupatta (inside) Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali, dupatta (outside) RAJ by Rakhee Grover Jain. Maang tikka and haath phool, Amrapali. Necklace and earrings, Umrao Jewels.

 Veiled beauty

Days of light
Anarkali, Pankaj & Nidhi. Dupatta, RAJ by Rakhee Grover Jain. Churidar, Payal Pratap Singh. Maang tikka, and earrings, Umrao Jewels.

 Days of light

 Free spirit
Anarkali, Sabyasachi. Earrings, Jewels Emporium. Leather notebook, Portside Cafe.

 Free spirit
The fine details and efforts of the Designers,Stylists,Photographers,Set-Designers and Dia Mirza succeeds in channeling Meena Kumari's allure in the epic Pakeezah.Dia Mirza has depicted the pain of Sahibjaan,a courtesan.