One of my best friends is of Indian origin (I'm not Indian though) and her Mehendi is tonight. The Mehendi is a south asian ritual when the bride's hands and feet get adorned with Henna. This event is followed by the actual wedding.
This is the outfit I was gifted to wear tonight since I will be acting as a 'bridesmaid', so exciting! It's called Salwar Kameez. There is a third piece to this outfit called the dupatta which I forgot to photograph. The embroidery and stone-detailing on the silk-chiffon material is amazing. I have seen such outfits in Little India and they usually cost upwards of $400.
Being a Torontonian, I have friends from literally every culture and I truly cherish that. I also have a traditional Thai outfit, unfortunately I can no longer fit into it.
In my opinion, African, Japanese (as far as kimonos are concerned) and South Asian cultures have some of the most colorful and ornate traditional garments.
I am totally looking forward to tonight and this weekend!!