The sari consists of 3 parts: 1 blouse, 1 petticoat/skirt, & the long sari. Wearing is it elaborate work, Chi Chi was super efficient & cool when she went about her mighty task! So we put on the blouse & the skirt, Chi Chi tucked in the sari on the skirt in front, went around, folded pleats, pinned it here & there, tossed it over my shoulder & around my hips. That's pretty much my observation about it haha!
The jewelry hehe
The jewelry was on loan from Chi Chi Inc., it was a set of earrings, necklace/choker, & nethi chudi (a forehead accessory). Chi Chi Inc. did hairstyling for us too, it was quick & very effective, I felt Indianized & good! Hehe...
Chi Chi Inc's product(s)
So the event was a blast:
- The percussion performance by professionals was very cool, listening to the rise & fall of tones & rhythm by so many instruments that I've never seen before.
- Performances by UMP students rocked: we had classical dance (so fluid & graceful!), modern dance (rocking the house!), singing (UMP Idol could see many talented contestants!), traditional dancing (it was cool watching my classmates in this one!), rapping (Shama macha..) & many more!
- The decoration was amazing, the archways made from bamboo & coconut leaves; pillars glowing with lights from within; subtle lighting, stage effects; they complemented each other! I especially love the kolam! :)
Beautiful Kolams...intricate & detailed
Details on the stage
A great night, the Sari Sisters debut was well-received: many people thought we were performing, but we just dressed up for the fun of it! It was an amazing night, a lot of effort was poured into the event & it paid off! Definitely looking forward to next yr's MPC!