KalkiFashion Saree Product Review

Monday, October 28, 2013

This is a product review for KalkiFashion.com. It was designed & written by A Very Sweet Blog. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

A representative from KalkiFashion.com contacted me last month and asked if I would be interested in modeling a saree. Initially I was going to say no (I was a little intimidated modeling clothing from another culture. I never want to mock or offend. For the record, I'm african-american.), but after thinking about it overnight, I felt it would be a wonderful learning experience. I love learning about other cultures and knew this would be a fabulous challenge for me and maybe learn some India fashion terminology. So I said to myself, "I Can Do This!" I gave the representative my specific measurements and asked her to send the saree. 

While waiting on the saree, I ordered a Kundan set...earrings, necklace *not shown* and maang tika from eBay (store: bestdealsonclick $17 for all 3 pieces and all are a very nice weight). I want to give a special shout out to Debi from Flysongbird blog for helping me with the terminology! Thanks Debi! :)
Let me give you some background on KalkiFashion! KalkiFashion.com is located in Mumbai, India. Kalki stands for Eternity! They sell sarees, saree blouses, lehengas, kurtis and an assortment of beautiful jewelry. I was sent a dark purple saree with embroidery by FedEx. I placed the order on September 16th and it arrived October 15th (keep in mind I gave custom measurements. shipping is quicker with regular sizing). It was folded and packaged beautifully.
The next challenge for me was putting it on. Saree's are long! There's a lot of material! There are a number of YouTube tutorial videos on how to wear a saree. It's a series of wraps, pleats, twists and folds. It looks easy, but it is tedious. Again, this was my 1st time. I think mine looks more like a toga! HaHaHa But I did my best. I'll have to practice more. Practice makes perfect! HaHaHa Definitely take a look at KalkiFashion.com. They have different types of sarees online. The different color and pattern combinations are very beautiful. I would definitely order from them. I would like to thank KalkiFashion for giving me this opportunity. I love my saree! Have you ever worn a saree or any other cultural attire (other than your own ethnicity)? Share your thoughts below. Have A Great Monday!

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2minutos said...

You look fab, dear!!!
xx

Dawn GT said...

How beautiful...

Love it!

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dawn

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You look lovely dear! I just attended a wedding where a few women wore saris and they are so elegant! They are so hard to tie though and I think you did a great job tying your saree!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mica T said...

That sari is beautiful on you!

I would have had no idea how to wear one, you did really well! :)

I don't think I've worn things from other cultures before...I did once have a cheongasm style top when I was younger. Blue of course! I think my grandparents actually brought it back from Asia, but I'm not sure. I just remember the colour and the fabric, and how the neckline used to tickle as I wasn't used to it, haha!


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Nicky mywishstyle said...

you look Amazing wearing this clothes!
ciao Kim

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

So beautiful, Kim! x

kim bim said...

Whao! Wow... Kim you look amazing in this saree,I am yet to try rock this look,I need some balls from you kim.
This is pure AMAZINGNESS! Babes..
Happy Monday.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look absolutely fantastic doll, love this on you!! Perfect choice. You look amazing!! Happy Monday doll xx

FASHION TALES said...

You're so funny in your intro Kim. You look like a different woman, I love the saree on you. I wore one at one of my best friend's wedding and loved it. I love the beautiful fabrics. You look amazing! :)

Tina Bradley said...

A beautiful woman--donning a lovely sari! Hugs!!! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Lilli said...

Morning Kim! You did right to accept to know more about a different culture. And let me say that you look flawless in the saree, you are really like a beautiful princess!:) I can see that the saree is very precious and gorgeous, love the colors you chose and the jewels you matched are perfect with it. I never worn one you know, but Im curious too!:) Happy Monday dear, kisses! xo

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

You look great in that sari Kim! p.s. I saw your post below--I made all the same rounds this weekend and was pretty proud of myself for not getting the pumpkin cookie but then I found these salted caramel brownies at Trader Joes and it was all over, haha!

xo Mary Jo

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I like the earrings! :)

Emmylou said...

Aaaaaaw....Kim, the sari looks great on you, and that colour....wowza! That's pretty awesome that you're open to trying out this item of clothing even though u haven't done so before. My Indian friend says it is hard to put on the first time, and I think u did a fab job.

rachna sharma said...

very pretty!

Sam said...

Wow Kim, you look so gorgeous in a sari, like a movie actress, it really suits you beautifully. I have always wondered how to tie a sari, it seems complicated. But you have done the perfect task of it! Have an awesome week ahead!

Anya Jensen said...

Oh how lovely - I tried on a Sari when I visited Morocco - such amazing fabric and beautiful handicraft. You look lovely Kim, have a splendid day my friend,
Axx

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh that sari is so beautiful! I wouldn't have known how to wrap it either without a tutorial, haha!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Style Journey said...

I could understand your hesitation at first not wanting to offend, but I am glad you gave it a try. Learning about new cultures is always fun! You look amazing!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Sarees are just gorgeous, the patterns & colors are always so rich. & you look great!

always, koru kate

Alicia Mackin said...

You look great and I love the shade of violet burgundy. Just gorg. And the detailing so beautiful.

Ali of Dressing Ken

Fabulous Petite said...

Oh my gosh Kim you look legit. You look great and the jewels of course are perfect for the outfit. I like it a lot.the colors are amazing on you.

xo
Sam
http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

Lilli said...

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I've always wanted a sari! I think you look beautiful Kim! :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim, you look so pretty in that sari! Great styling! The color of it is both gorgeous and gorgeous on you! Have a fab week sweets!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sara Gerard said...

Kim! You look so beautiful! I love the color on you, it is stunning! HA! I love that you said it looks like a toga on you, I would have done the same thing. Still, very beautiful!

Lala H said...

you looked great in them Kim! im so excited to learn about this store. My husband is Indian and I always love wearing sari when we go to family gatherings. I usually have to get them from india when my inlaws go. But its great to know that there's a place I can get online now. Thanks for sharing

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Sabrina said...

That colour is gorgeous on you! And I have yet to wear cultural attire, but I feel like that'll come up eventually once my friends start getting married, haha.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

jo said...

I love this on you, Kim!! I love the colors and earrings! You picked out a beautiful color and you wore it perfectly! I've always wanted to try on a saree. They're so beautiful!

xo Jo

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Cee said...

I've always wanted to wear a saree, and I hope I'll get the opportunity to one day - they always look so elegant and timeless. The one you chose is just gorgeous, Kim; the fucshia and gold hues suit you perfectly and you wear them with such class!
xox,
Cee

Always Maylee said...

Wow you look really beautiful in this sari! Love the bold color.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

miss b said...

What a beautiful sari! You chose such a beautiful rich colour which really suits you and I see you manged to find the perfect lip colour to match too. Those earrings are pretty and also very glamorous. I've never worn a sari but I imagine that it's quite comfortable. Have a good week, Kim.
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Rocker Chic said...

Kim,

You look awesome I would have no idea how to rock this even with a tutorial. You look fantastic I love the extra steps you took to commit to the look.

P.S. I love learning new things about you.

Happy Monday Pretty Girl

Cara E said...

so stunning!

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Gail J said...

beautiful colour!

Champagne Star said...

The colors and designs look great on you!

Corinne said...

you look so gorgeous kim! those colors really compliment your skintone!!
my best friend diana got me a saree from india last year but i have yet to take it out for a post! they really are so gorgeous, though! i wish i could wear it all the time, it really makes you feel luxurious, right?
xx Corinne

two birds said...

i have never worn one, but think they are beautiful. i love the colors in yours.

Dale Janee said...

Hi Kim,
I think it's beautiful on you and eventhough you had reservations about it, I love the look and would have no clue how to wear it, so this was actually really helpful. Your hair, makeup and the earrings your ordered are so pretty too.

xoDale
www.savvyspice.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Kim, I have used inspired clothing hindu, hindu clothing is beautiful, full of embroidery and details, your new saree has a beautiful color, believe that to be the first time you have not done wrong, you made me remember that I have a dress that never showed you on my blog!

www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Kim, I have used inspired clothing hindu, hindu clothing is beautiful, full of embroidery and details, your new saree has a beautiful color, believe that to be the first time you have not done wrong, you made me remember that I have a dress that never showed you on my blog!

www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

Simplybeautifulelegant said...

great post! would you like to follow eachother?
xx
daniella
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Cheryl van den Berg said...

You look so pretty in the saree--love, love, love it!

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Beautiful jewelry and color on you!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Wow, that saree is gorgeous! The color looks so great on you. Such a great idea to order jewelry to match, Kim. Hope you have a great week.

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Krystle Smith said...

Very pretty! Love that they offer custom measurement ones! So much easier.

Susannah said...

Hey Kim, you did such a great job. You look great in the Kalkifashion Saree, and you picked brilliant accessories to go with it. I have always thought a saree would be really tricky to put on but you've proven you can do it even if you weren't brought up with them. Love this outfit and blog post. I'm always finding something unexpected and brilliant on A Very Sweet Blog :D. sparkle2day.com

Stephanie L said...

You look beautiful! I love how deep and rich that red is. It definitely looks like it would take a while to put on, but it sure looks worth it! :)

Flora Fascinata said...

Beautiful girl. Love the sari and it's stunning beauty in you. One of my favourite textiles and jewellery designs. I work with some beautiful Indian girls at the chalkface and I just adore seeing them at events where they might wear jewellery. Xxx

flysongbird said...

you did a great job..you can pass of as an indian beauty easily :)
and thank you for the shoutout!

Annie Sand said...

You look fabulous my darling! Happy Tuesday to you!

AppuntidiCosmetica said...

i follow you,i wait you on my blog :)

littlemissandrea said...

I LOVE the colours on you Kim!

Jessica said...

i never have. omg this is gorgeous!! love the colors

Sonshu said...

KIM! Gorgeous. Absolutely stunning! You carry off the sari so well. Love the jhumkas, the perfect touch. Beautiful!

x
Sonshu
www.thesonshu.com

Coco said...

That saree is beautiful!! You look very pretty in it, great job! I've never worn traditional dresses from other cultures, but if I did I would love to wear a saree. I'm fascinated by Indian culture and by their rich traditional dresses. You must be proud of yourself for displaying this magnificent garment with such grace. Big hugs my friend
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Lorena said...

Woman, you do not cease to surprise me !
I cannot stop admiring the jewellry - just spectacular.

oomph. said...

indian fashion is beautiful. i love the rich and vibrant colors in their fabrics and the gold accents. you wear it well, kim!

Nails My Dreams said...

You look so lovely! That saree is really pretty and it looks good on you! Have a lovely day!
(^^,)

Jomso Ethnic Zone said...

Sucha lovely saree it is that you got to review.

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Pavitraa Fashion said...

The Indian fashion Sarees are best traditional wear for women. These are very pretty ad beautiful for special occasion. And this one is make women look glamorous for sure. Thanks for sharing!!

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jyoti said...

Indian wear is always the best one. every indian women looks great in the designer sarees. your collection is damn good.

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You look fab... The GIF used is really something extra ordinary.

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