Monday, August 31, 2009

Evening wear in Cotton silk

The most common look in cotton silk sarees for the past decade has been the more traditional looking sarees, with a solid body and contrast borders on both sides, and gold jari on it.  These could be worn to temples, pujas, engagements ceremonies, 1st birthday pujas, upanayanams and even weddings.  Then slowly- lines,  plaid, and buttas (dots)  came in style.  The silk cotton has truly evolved over the years. These days it comes in designs where the top-half of the saree is of a different color with different designs and the lower half is of a different design and color. 

 Lately, they are making sarees that can be worn for parties and for evening events. The color choices and the designs used on them make them very conducive to evening time and very appropriate for non traditional events.

P S. Accessorize it with matching one gram gold sets with long drops!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Ahimsa Silk

We have some exciting news:

RU Creations is planning to add Ahimsa Silk products in future.  Ahimsa silk, or peace silk, is taken out of silk-worm cocoons without killing the pupae in the silk - worms. Vegetarians, vegans and people with the principle of not wearing silk can all consider wearing these silk products because the process of maki
ng this silk from the silk-worms without hurting them  will definitely suite their lifestyle and beliefs.  This silk feels incredibly light and comfortable to wear and has many designs to offer.  It comes in the usual traditional patterns and also has modern contemporary designs.  So if you are looking for either something to wear for a traditional event, or a evening party ,you will be able to pick one from Ahimsa Silk.

The picture shown is a Ahimsa silk saree with Satya paul paint brush design on it.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Great Giftgiving

Cotton-silk sarees and one gram gold jewelry can make great gifts to your friends , family or relatives. 

 Whatever the occasion may be, either a birthday, anniversary, any rituals or pujas, or any landmarks,   cotton-silk sarees and one gram gold jewelry will both make a great gift.  

You can choose which would suit the receiver of the gift based on her taste! 

Depending on the receiver of the gifts's taste you may choose either.  You will be able to get a very fantastic sari or mini-set for under $50.  You can even combine funds with another person in the family, or a friend, and make your budget a little larger; that way, the lucky lady will receive both an outfit and matching jewelry to go with it! She will thoroughly enjoy it, and will have you to thank!

R @ RU

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Toned down appearance

As a followup to yesterday's suggestion,  I would like to talk about another type of look:

It is supremely important not to always be attention grabbing/seeking, just because your outfit is flashy and grand as well as accessorized with chunky jewelry. 

There's definitely a way to tone it down- with a simpler piece of jewelry and a pair of small and dainty earrings. Dangling earrings almost always give a more extravagent look, because after all, the bigger and longer the earring, the grander it looks. 

If you're looking to be more inconspicuous, wear a set that has a stud as the earrings, and instead of wearing a dozen bangles on your wrists, sport just one kada, one banglet or bracelet.  One gram gold jewelry has come out with various kinds of these in various sizes.  The bangles and kadas are simply superb with beautiful stones and crystals finished in antique finish . So, depending on the occasion, if you choose the right accessories, the cotton-silk saree you are wearing can be made grand or simple.

R @ RU

Monday, August 24, 2009

Look grand and festive

The beauty and the advantage of wearing a cotton-silk saree is that when you accessorize it with the right, no-guilt one gram gold jewelry it ends up looking festive, fresh and fabulous.  You can even attend a grand wedding with this attire. 

A latest-color cotton-silk saree, paired with an antique-finish chunky jewelry set (usually with big ear drops with stones and beads) will make you look marvelous for any occasion. From afar, no one will be able to tell that you are wearing cotton-silk, and best of all, no one will be able to recognize that your jewelry is one gram even if they are one foot away!

R @ RU

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Antique Finish

As a follow up to yesterday's tip, I want to add by saying that the antique finish in the 1 gram jewelry is the one that makes it look extremely close to 22K gold jewelry.  Those days of wearing bright gold earrings and necklace is all over, ladies  These days it is all a dull finish or antique finish. Most of the one gram pieces are also antique finish ,which makes it resemble so much to its expensive counterpart. A piece that would cost 30,000 rupees or around 700 dollars would cost 60 dollars in one gram gold.  Just a little tidbit I thought I would share!

R @ RU

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Other Facet of RU Creations

I would like to change gears and talk about the other side of RU Creations....the jewelry!!  

When a lady wears a saree it is beautified with the jewelry she wears.  We live in an era where jewelry is made to look exactly like the pure gold pieces. In addition we get all different color stones to match any and all off-beat color saree

 One gram gold jewelry has taken over the wardrobe of Indian women these days.  Instead of spending almost 10 times more on a pure gold set , ladies prefer this so they can own more and it does not look anything different.  Win- Win situation!

 The base metal is brass and the craftsmen use their creativity with stones and beads and coat it with a 1gm gold COAT.  They come in various sizes and shapes to cater to every lady's taste. Ifr u are a lady who wears chunky sets, trendy ones, or simpler pendant and earring sets-  all these types are available in 1gm.  

Enjoy and have fun coordinating

R  @ RU

Friday, August 21, 2009

Picture Perfect

When we take a look at the old antique Tanjore paintings,  women are almost always highlighted. The magnificent lady featured is invariably either carrying a plate of fruits, daydreaming, or it is almost always a painting of Yasoda. The women always wore sarees, of course, and more interestingly, their blouses were always a total contrast and did not match the body of either the saree or the body. 

Fast-forward to this day and era; the same trend is still very much in style. Follow this trend and you yourself will certainly feel like one of the beautiful and elegant ladies from the ancient Tanjore paintings. 

Here's a saree that fits the example perfectly!

R @ RU

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Deja Vu

In the 1980's, temple-border, or Gopuram border sarees, that were etched in Kanchi silk were all the rage. Basically, this was a solid color as the body, and the border had a contrast color with temple designs threaded in gold.  The pallu was simple, and of course, in those days, they did not come with attached blouses. 

This exact style has made a huge comeback in Chennai over the last year, with one difference being that it is slightly more elegant.  The saree of today has a solid color as the body as well, with a contrast border, but also has a gorgeous tissue pallu. It also comes with a blouse attached with mini temple borders on the sleeves. 

We have seen many news anchors on Indian TV, models and socialites wearing these patterns over the past few months.

RU Creations currently carries a beautiful and popular combination of this type- photo attached!

R @ RU

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FYI: Cotton-Silk Sarees

These days, cotton-silk sarees come in extremely different styles and patterns. 

 The primary ones are the ones that replaced the kanchi ones to suit the hot weather of Chennai, which look exactly like the traditional kanchi sarees, with a solid body with double side borders.

They either come in contrast colors or one solid color with a gold border.  
They also come with work (designs) these days as well as embroidary.  

I have been seeing half and half lately with 2 colors with designs of geometric patterns and no border.  
The best thing is, whatever pattern or style you wear , wearing these sarees are not just comfortable, but will make anyone feel a little more regal and stately.  

R @ RU

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sun TV style edition

If you are a fan of "Thiruppavai" in SUN TV, you definitely would not have missed Anuradha Krishnamurthy's (Ranganayaki) fabulous sarees.

Well, RU Creations carries sarees that Anuradha Krishnamoorthy wears! We have had almost all colors and patterns over our past 20 months in business.  The look is fantastic and looks very festive with right accessories and looks simple to suite the occasion with toned-down jewelry.  

And best of all, it is perfect for the Texas weather just like it is for the Chennai!

R @ RU Creations

Monday, August 17, 2009


RU Creations is proud to be part of the blogging world, as we bring fashion from South India to the Lone Star State! Keep checking us out as we provide updates on new collections, style tips and exciting fashion finds- all in time for the Fall Festival season! 

R @ RU