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MUST READ: Dia's important message for brides-to-be

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
Last updated on: July 09, 2019 12:40 IST

The former beauty queen is using fashion to share a powerful message for the environment.

Dia Mirza

IMAGE: Dia Mirza on Femina Wedding Times July cover. Photographs: Kind courtesy Femina Wedding Times

It's hard to look away from Dia Mirza who looks like a summer dream in the latest July cover of Femina Wedding Times.

Wearing a pink embroidered Anita Dongre creation, Dia accessorised her wedding look with earrings and matching choker from the designer's Pink City collection for the cover.

The hand painted izumi lehenga is part of the designer's Pichhwai collection which promotes sustainability through fashion.

If you look closer at the cover, you'll see a secret message Dia is trying to share through her lehenga.

'Make it Green!' the cover reads.

Dia Mirza on Femina Wedding Times

IMAGE: 'What we do to the environment, we do to ourselves,' Dia wrote on her Instagram. 

The former beauty queen also took to Instagram to spread the message.

Sharing the cover with her 3.4 million followers, Dia wrote a long post about why we need to be thoughtful about our choices.

Read the full post below:

'More people are slowly discovering how their consumption patterns and lifestyles impact the environment.

'If you look at the traditional forms of Indian weddings across the board, there was never a desire for pomp and show.

'It was always about beauty, ethnicity, simplicity and grace.'

'The big fat Indian wedding is a product of Bollywood and I reckon now is a great time for filmmakers to change the way they represent these festivities on the silver screen.'

'As long as the shift happens within us, we can find ways to bring that change into everything else we do,' Mirza wrote.

Dia Mirza on Femina Wedding Times

IMAGE: Beauty with a purpose!  

Meanwhile, the magazine also hailed Dia's efforts towards protecting the environment.

'Meet our July cover star @diamirzaofficial, a force of nature and an absolute stunner whose passion for protecting the environment and drive to bettering the world will leave you in inspired!'

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