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Hi readers! Grab a handkerchief and prepare to drool when you see Anita Dongre’s Festive 2014 collection. Anita Dongre is easily creeping up my list of favorite designers. She has this knack of being able to find the traditional charm in clothing and then pair it with an uber modern flair, and this collection is no exception.
Using colors of the sea, the Festive 2014 ensembles brings together blues, gold, beige and then mixes in pops of color with bright pink, red or orange outfits. She keeps a couple of classic cuts in the collection like her lengha cholis, but she also steps out of the box with feminine pant suits and a regal Cleopatra-esque gold gown.
Take a look for yourself. What’s your favorite Anita Dongre design?
Images via Anita Dongre
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Today’s bride had changed a lot. She is more confident and independent. Jewelry is part of her personality and the way she is perceived by the world. On her wedding day she wants to look gorgeous, at the same time she seeks value in her investments. This article highlights the key things that you must remember while choosing your wedding jewelry.
1. Finalize what you are going to wear on the wedding day.
It would be great to have your wedding outfit ready before you buy jewelry to be a perfect match. If you want to wear big elaborate jewelry, you should have your bridal top made wider neckline so that the jewelry sits well.
2. Make a list of things you want from your jewelry
Make a list of what you want from your jewelry and things that you really care about:
- Size of the jewelry
- Things that you want in your set to include – necklace, nose ring, bangles, armlet, anklets, waistband, head accessories, Rings, toe rings and so on
- Decide on what your budget
- Consider different types of jewelry for various pre-wedding and post-wedding events depending on the type and time of the event
3. Make a note of jewelry you will be wearing for pre-wedding events
Since wedding ceremony is the highlight of all other events, it would be important for you ensure that your wedding jewelry is different and exclusive from what you wear at other events. Following are a few examples that you can choose from: Gold, Pearl, Diamond, Kundan, etc.
4. Look and make a note of everything you have (including gifts from your parents and friends)
Make sure you know what you already have with you. Traditional heirloom jewelry is a great option and you can rarely go wrong on your wedding day. Not only this jewelry has an emotional factor and an aesthetic feel to it, but it also creates a sense of heritage around the ceremony. Try to modify old classic jewelry by giving it a modern touch to reflect your personality. Changing the color of the stones, or adding a few diamonds and gemstones are different ways in which old jewelry can be given a modern twist without losing its character.
5. Have a clear idea of the type of jewelry you will wear after your wedding
There are so many brides that buy large bridal sets for their wedding day. And guess what happens next? These sets are mostly in the bank locker for years and never worn on a regular basis.
It would be best if you know the type of jewelry you are most likely to wear after you wedding. For example, ask yourself if you can wear just the earring or just the necklace separately on multiple outfits on several occasions. That’s what you should be looking for.
We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences while buying your wedding jewelry. Please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you.
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This week’s Tuesday Shoesday is featuring a Caparros sandal which is pure elegance! I love the simplicity of these slip-on, peep-toe sandals. The crystal embellishments on the satin covered mesh upper add an additional luxurious finish. These sandals are a staple for the bride who needs a short(ish) heel– it’s slightly higher than 2 inches. They’re perfect for many occasions and I’m sure will be worn many times over again. And the best part is, no tricky strings attached- so once you’re ready to take them off, you just kick them off!
Bonus – they’re on clearance right now for only $22.50! Scroll down for the link.
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Today we’re featuring probably one of the most unique styled shoots we have ever featured on Indian Wedding Site. Drawing inspiration from sacred goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Durga, Mayuran Siva Photography orchestrated this concept shoot using Casipillai Designer Sarees.
I think the first thing that pops out is the fact that you can’t tell if the images are a gorgeous painting or a photograph, which really proves just how talented hair and makeup artist Shindy is. We also can’t forget to mention the artistic eye responsible for setting the goddess concept scenery, Jay & I Events. From the mehndi decorated clay pots, the old world temples and spiritual statues, it really set the mood.
I’m really blown away by the composition of these pictures. It’s amazing how the three models’ arms perfectly match up without having any other body parts peeking through!
Thank you so much to Mayuran Siva Photography for sharing this gorgeous styled shoot with us!
Make sure to visit the photo gallery for a recap on today’s shoot.
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Manish Malhotra’s finale show for India Couture Week, entitled “Portraits,” incorporated little mirrors held together by zari threads on the edges of full-flared lehengas, fitted sleeves of sherwanis and the high necklines of the long tunics. In keeping with the idea of lighter, airy silhouettes, Malhotra used tussar in its rawest form along with silk, velvet and tulle, so that the brides are not so weighed down with heavy embroidered material.
Photo Credits: Fashion Design Council of India