Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Broken Pearl string...

'As a Royal lineage, her grandmother passed on to Gayatri the three etiquettes of a maharani, — the most important among them was to "never wear Emeralds with a green sari because they look so much better with pink." '
In a sea of articles talking about the unearthly charms and beauty of Maharani Gayatri Devi, I found the above statement the most fascinating one...
Its a sad morning as an era of timeless beauty comes to an end. Maharani Gayatri Devi, A world renouned icon of unmatched beauty and grace, leaves behind her the memories of her grand palace soirees, dressed in her exquisite chiffon sarees, adorning her favourite string of timeless Baroda pearls, while sipping all she ever drank - champagne!
She always wondered that when a young lady could look so charming in pink or lilac, then why do girls these days choose to dress up as black crows?
Though she no longer lives to brighten up the palaces of Jaipur with her dazzling beauty or her aristocratic demeanor but she does live in our hearts as the woman who graces the cover of her autobiography ' A princess remembers' with the bow shapes lips and a faraway gaze - A Classical Style Icon!
She will be thoroughly missed!

Words by Spardha, Images courtesy TOI

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