It’s that time of the year when the city is throbbing with joy. There is a certain swing in the steps and smile on the faces as the festive season rings in. People travel back home to be together with their families and friends during Diwali. There is a mass euphoria indeed as everyone is busy shopping, either for themselves or getting gifts for near and dear ones or giving a twist to their home décor. Reunion and parties are on everyone’s mind whether it is the coming home of the beloved or meeting up friends after ages.

We present “Milaap” – our Diwali Editorial Look-book to make you festive ready for these get-togethers with family and friends.

  1. Vintage Elegance

Go timeless with traditional handcrafted saree this Diwali. Benarasi, kanjeevaram, chanderi, leheriya, maheshwari silk, kota silk, paithani, gadwal silk, mysore silk, patola, odisha ikat, telia rumaal, assam silk, parsi gara saree, kashmiri saree – there are innumerable options to pick sarees with Indian weaves. Select festive colours in jewel tones or opt for pastels if you want understated elegant looks.

Seen here is the Odisha Ikat in pastel green with a scarlet red weave and red chequered silk blouse. Add traditional chaand-bali earrings and red rose in low bun for the vintage vibes.


Muse – Neha Khan

Saree – Stylist’s Own

Jewellery – Mortantra

MUA – Nitisha Patel 

  1. Modern Diva

If traditional saree is not your thing, fear not. Embrace the contemporary diva in you. There are interesting draped saree dress options available this season. Go floral and pastel with this evening party look from Charu Parashar. Adorn your favourite pearls and diamonds and put on your high heels; get a modern look with messy side bun for Diwali party.


Muse – Aishwarya Menon 

Saree – Charu Parashar from Flair -The Multidesigner Studio

Jewellery – Mortantra

MUA – Nitisha Patel 

  1. Edgy Rock-star

Jumpsuits have been climbing the style chart in ethnic wear lately. Ditch the classic, embrace the edgy rock-star in you. Wear an ivory silk jumpsuit for Diwali party this season. Give it a chic twist by adding the quintessential red bandhani dupatta. Team it with pearl jewellery to complete the look.

Muse – Riju Choudhary

Apparels – Label Anaya

Jewellery – Mortantra

MUA – Nitisha Patel 

  1. Psychedelia Returns

Team up a crop top and skirt for the urbane look. Go over-the-top with colours and prints because 70’s colour pop is back. Get the kaleidoscopic crop-top and skirt set from Siddhartha Bansal to don a peppy look. Keep the accessories minimal to maintain the focus on the apparels.




Muse – Riju Choudhary

Apparels – Siddhartha Bansal from The Flair Studio

Jewellery – Mortantra and stylist’s own

MUA – Nitisha Patel 

  1. Sultry Sharara

Sharara has been the hottest trend of this season. Team it with knee length kurta and embellished dupatta to get festive-ready look. Get the royal Moghul look with canary yellow sharara, traditional chaand-bali with fuchsia accents and twisted soft curls. Complete the ensemble with pearl bangles and cocktail ring for festive party.

Muse – Dhara Motipara

Sharara – Nitisha Kashyap from Flair – The Multidesigner Studio

Jewellery – Mortantra

MUA – Nitisha Patel 

  1. Mystique Moghul

For the non-risque takers, go for ubiqutous anarkali dress. Try a side braid or a messy low bun to add drama. Put on fresh flowers to create the Mughal festive look. Complete the ensemble with contrasting coloured earrings in gold.

Muse – Aishwarya Menon and Dhara Motipara

Apparels – San’s – The Multidesigner Studio

Jewellery – Mortantra

MUA – Nitisha Patel 

Be it a saree, draped saree dress, jumpsuit, crop-top and skirt set, sharara set or anarkali, add your individual style to it for this Diwali Milaap with your friends and family. Do not forget to wear your smile…


Make-up Artist – Nitisha Patel 

Apparels Courtesy – Flair – The Multidesigner Studio

                                          San’s – The Multidesigner Studio

                                         Label Anaya

Jewellery Courtesy – Mortantra

Assistant Styling and Photography – Neha Khan

Concept, styling, photography and words – Falguni Patel

Special Mention – Khushbu Mandaliya for shoot support 

About Author 

Falguni Patel is the Editor and Head – Strategy & Operations at Ciceroni.  With a keen eye for aesthetics and ardent love for words, wit and sarcasm, she critiques fashion and lifestyle unapologetically. She doubles up as a strategic communicator in her other life. Self confessed Bibliophile, travel enthusiast and sucker for humour in mundane, Falguni loves food analogies in all her conversations.