Mom's Award Function

My mom got felicitated with an award and I was dancing in cloud nine. What more could a daughter ask for. I was so glad and my mom said I should attend the function. Well, why wouldn't I?
Well, now came the tricky part - What to wear? I had to look kinda formal, though not too stiff. I had to dress up, but not too blingy or out of place, as my mom is the centre point and not me!!! So, I finalised on a simple LBD with statement jewellery.
Yes, its the same LBD, err. I mean Li'l Brown Dress which I wore here. But here with leggings and statement jewellery.
Sorry for the glare in this shot... :(
Yes, I was sweating by the time this pic was taken.
Thanks to the astonishing humidity of Chennai summer.
Dress: Bhushavali (made of Khadi [Handspun Handloom] fabric)
Leggings: The Chennai Silks
Wooden Earrings: Handmade by an artisan from Uttar Pradesh
Wooden Neckpiece: Handmade by an artisan from Uttar Pradesh
Wooden Bangle: Handmade by an artisan from Andhra Pradesh
Makeup base: Ponds UV Cream & Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact in Rose Fair
Eyeshadow: Anna Andre Paris in Shade 06
Eyeliner: Lakme 9 to 5 Defining Eyeliner in Black
Lipstick: Guerlain Rouge Jewel lipstick compact

Well, on a totally different note, this gorgeous lady received her lifetime achievement award for her services. She is Ms. Thuraimuga Lakshmi. Believe me, she's 91 yrs old. And more astonishing is that she's an M.A. of that pre-independence era. It was mind blowing talking to her. She runs a home called Uthavum Ullam, which is for orphan children, destitute women, handicapped supportless people etc. The kids go to school, the adults do the daily chores here, they learn some skills etc. Several kids had come with her to share the joy. These kids were dressed in their best outfits. All of them, no matter what their age was, called her 'Amma' which means mother. 2 of those kids, came to me to see the shots I had taken and kissed me on my cheeks as a token of thanks. I was so glad. 
I am bringing this here, to put forward a request. Do help them, if not in cash, in kind atleast. Anything would be of use to them, as they have people of every sort - kids, handicapped adults, old people, everyone. May be a few of your old garments in good condition, or a day with them if you're in and around Chennai, or a free medical checkup if you're a doc, anything that you can think of, will be of use to them.

Here are their details:
Founder & Trustee: Ms. Thuraimuga Lakshmi
63, Haritha Enclave, 3rd St, CTO Colony, Lakshmipuram,
West Tambaram, Chennai - 600045
Tamil Nadu. India.
Ph: +91 44 2226 6186 / 65446378
Mob: +91 92822 09278

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  1. Congratulation to your Mom! I bet you are a proud daughter!!! Looking good!

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  2. Congratulations to your Mom.

  3. Congrats to your mom.

    thanks for the info about uthavum ullam.

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  4. I liked your version of the LBD, cute!!! Congratulations to your mom!!

  5. Congrats to ur mom...n liked ur look very much!

  6. Yayyy! Congrats to your mom!

  7. @All,
    Thank you everyone for congratulating my mom. I'd convey all your wishes to her.. :)

    @Pooja & Fabida,
    Thanks dears.. :)

    @Creative Mama,
    Its my pleasure. Do spread the word about them to whoever you know in and around Chennai. Every small help of every person would be greatly appreciated and so comforting for the kids and elderly people there..


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