3/100 – 17th September, 2015

I could not have joined this pact at a more perfect time of the year. The occasion is Ganesh Chaturti. For the next 10 days I will try and wear a different saree each day, in celebration of Ganesha. It is the perfect opportunity for my commitment to this pact to gain momentum!

And if I needed another excuse, I was invited to lunch with an incredible lady, all of 80 plus years, an avid photographer and lover of Africa and wildlife. A very special friend … Barbara Hibben.

An off-white silk-cotton Kota with a muted zari border from FabIndia, this saree is a gift from my parents. Having worn it all day, I am convinced that its going to be one of my oft-worn garments! It is lightweight, does not crush and feels wonderful. The necklace is once again African – from the local Maasai Market. The pendant is a seed! The wrap around bracelet is all the rage now!

The photo credit goes to Nicola Bertram. Her two babies Millie and Jake are mine too and are obviously not still long enough for any of us to take a technically perfect photograph. But that is one reason why they are so adorable! They too loved the feel of the fabric and were happy to be close!