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The Anarkali of stories was a dancer in the court of Akbar, one of the Mughal emperors. According to legend, she was so beautiful that Prince Saleem fell in love with her, which of course did not please his father. The Pomegranate Blossom — which is what her name means — was buried alive between two walls.

Anarkali’s story has taken the form of books, art and movies and even left her name on this particular piece of clothing. You can get yourself an Anarkali kameez (dress-length shirt) at Cinema in Bilo’s booth. It comes with dupatta (veil) and chooridor (pants with mesh parts showing underneath the kameez).

Speaking of Bilo, this Genevive skin is her latest group gift. I added an eyeliner she hasn’t released yet, henna for hands that you can find in a gacha in the mainstore and used her Bollywood and sari poses for the pictures. The poses are available both in Cinema and at the mainstore. I even took the pictures at Bilo, because when attempting to go Bollywood, in Bilo we trust. At least I do!

I didn’t wish to take just happy-smiling pictures for such a sad story, so ending this with a melancholic glance, hoping at least this particular Anarkali manages to escape her fate.

Scene: Bilo

Body: Skin: Bilo – Genevive Gift Skin | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Moroccan Night Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Bilo – Eye Tattoo | Hair: D!va – Manon Type B Onyx | Hand Henna: Bilo – Gacha

Outfit: Bilo – Anarkali Kameez, Chooridar & Dupatta* | Earrings: Zaara – Anjami Chandelier Earrings Gold

Poses: Bilo – Sari Pose Kathak 4, Bollywood 5, Kathak 3


One thought on “Anarkali

  1. I came across these pics in the Bilo group on flickr, which I found after I discovered Bilo’s shop at Cinema, and followed them to your blog; which is quite nice. Love the pics too, especially the last one. Thanks for sharing the history behind these pieces, quite sad for such lovely clothes. Anyways, just wanted to say keep up the good work! It’s always nice to find a blogger who doesn’t blog for some sense of obligation or whatever 🙂

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