One of the days of the three day Holi invitation by HH Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur at the City Palace was that called ‘Days of the Raj’ which also happened to be the dress code for the night. The setting of the event was sensational comprising of vintage cars, a royal throne with props that fit with the theme of the night, elephants dressed up in their colourful best and a gala feast followed by great music played beside the pool. I happened to be short on time but I still planned a proper backup. If time was in my favour, I would have tailor made an apt outfit. Instead, I kept in mind that there should be an essence of Rajasthan or their dressing style incorporated in my look. Hence after a day of vigorous researching and amicable conversing with various brands – A Safa, vintage designed leather shoes from The Tated and cufflinks from Kesya Jaipur which is a reminiscent of Royal Rajasthani Craftsmanship were added to my look. I had two options for comfort purpose as Safa’s tend to give me a headache if worn for longer periods. Hence after clicking pictures with my Safa, I removed this beauty and wore a pair of aviators to keep the vintage look going. The Jewellery that was paired with my look was thrifted from the beautiful streets of Jaipur at the Hawa Mahal market. I got to shoot inside the relatively more private areas of the luxurious City Palace post the event with the kind permission of HH Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur and got some elegantly pleasing pictures of the meticulous interiors of the royal court. Take a look!
Location: City Palace, Jaipur
Photography: Prachi Sharma (@thirddimension)