Virtual Fashion Influencers
Hi Magazine|Series 18 Volume 5 - 2020
MEET THE NEXT GEN FASHIONISTAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO CHANNEL THEIR SARI LOOK WITH PRIDE
Tina Edward Gunawardhana

PIRIYA SURESPARAN

Insta handle: ps_mua Profession: Operations Manager for a Nursing Home Provider and a self-taught hair and make up artist. Age: 24 Country of residence: United Kingdom

Why do you favour wearing the sari?

Ever since I was young, I would always look forward to wearing traditional clothing, there is just something so timeless and elegant about saris.

What sort of saris do you wear?

Mostly Kanchipuram silk saris but I also love the way a chiffon sari hugs your curves.

If you could dress one celeb in a sari who would it be?

Beyonce for sure, I think a sari would look amazing on her.

Who is your muse for sari glam: Deepika Padukone, she wears saris so elegantly and with so much confidence.

Your favourite sari quote: A sari never tells you to fit in, it makes you stand out.

BANUJA BALENDRAN

Insta handle: @banuja_b Profession: Fashion Designer Age: 28 Country of residence: United Kingdom

Why do you favour wearing the sari?

The most feminine I could feel is in a sari. Actually people think it takes ages to pleat and wear a sari and with so much fabric going around it might not be comfortable, but it’s quite the opposite. With a bit of practice two minutes is enough to drape a saree and it is actually very comfortable compared to jeans.

What sort of saris do you wear?

Linen sarees are my favourite, which are also the easiest to drape and it hugs my figure.

If you could dress one celeb in a sari who would it be?

M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam)

Who is your muse for sari glam: Actress Vidya Balan is someone who I love on and off screen and her sense of style in fashion is on point. I am a huge fan of her sari wardrobe.

Your favourite sari quote: “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy sarees, and that’s kind of the same thing”

SHALOMI NIRMALAN

Insta handle: @shalomimakeupandhair Profession: Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Age: 33 Country of residence: United Kingdom

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