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Find Your Sari: Liya Thachil of WESTxEAST Demands a Revolution to Return to the...

A sari, the epitome of femininity. Nine yards of fabric transforms into the figure. It allows for peeks and glimpses into the form. Alluring and enchanting, it can cause one to straighten the spine and become more of a presence. But when I look around, I constantly ask myself, where are the saris?

11 South Asian Women Break Through the Fashion Barrier by Baring Their Insecurities on...

"As I looked around the room on the day of our photo shoot, I saw beauty in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It wasn’t about trying to conform to unrealistic beauty standards created by photoshop or layers of makeup. It was about appreciating beauty in every form. It was about wearing clothing that enhances our natural beauty and reminds us to love ourselves the way we are. And most importantly, it was about loving and appreciating the beauty within ourselves, even when sometimes society tells us we are not enough."

Celebrity Designer Sanjay Garg Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Everything Handlooms and the...

Sanjay Garg has made the sari eternal. Read as he passionately discusses the aesthetics of the handloom, his favorite types of saris, and some fashion trends!

‘The Problem With Apu’: The Impact of Apu’s Character on Desi-Americans Goes Beyond his...

by Liya Thachil - Follow @liyabobiya On a rather blustery evening, folks gathered in the Time Inc. building for an exclusive screening of “The Problem with Apu,” a documentary made by a...

The Scandal of the Zara Lungi: A Brown Girl’s Take on the Ordeal

by Liya Thachil - Follow @liyabobiya The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the contributor at Brown Girl Magazine but do not necessarily reflect the official policy or...

Brown Girl’s Myth Busters: The Desi Dressing Edition

First up, we have the button down blouse as a saree blouse alternative trend. That is a mouthful, but how does one cleverly name it?

Here’s Brown Girl’s Advice on What NOT to Wear This Diwali

With Diwali upon us, it's only fair that we share some what-not-to-wear tips with our Brown Girls. So, here they are!

Sabyasachi and Christian Louboutin Unveil their Capsule Shoe Collection and it’s Nothing Short of...

Sabyasachi and Christian Louboutin and took the world by storm when they officially announced their collaboration. Here's what the buzz is all about.

Leather Meets Salwar: Every BG’s Mix-and-Match Game Just Got Stronger

So there has been much talk on this forum about the dichotomous nature of the American-Desi gal’s wardrobe: American one side, South Asian on the other. We are very stringent in keeping our two identities apart because, well, it is quite inconceivable that they could really coexist.

‘The Tailored Petticoat’ — A Desi Dressing Hack Every South Asian Woman Needs to...

Ladies, let's face it—we all know about the dreaded saree, petticoat puff. It is the puff that seems to add 10 pounds to your figure that does not exist in your favorite pair of denim jeans.

Lakme Fashion Week A/W’16: The Ethnic Trend We’re Raving About

Lakme Fashion week went by in a whirl, and it left in its wake: SILK! This festive season, we are seeing designers returning to the basics, and the basics of the subcontinent is silk. Silk is to South Asia as jersey is to America; it is the fundamental building block of a desi wardrobe.

‘You’re Never Going to Matter’: Musician Kaly’s Call to Arms for Representation in the...

by Kaly - Follow @kalysay Take a good look at that title, it’s not clickbait.  If anything, it’s a call to arms. I say it because, as brown people, it has never been...

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