Hottest Fashion Trends to Beat the Chill This Winter

sweater-dressJust because it’s winters, doesn’t mean you have to look plain and dull. Get ready to stay warm in style this season and beat the cold with hottest trends. The trendiest looks of winter demand colorful choices, architectural clothing shapes and bold combination of different pieces. Here are some useful tips to help build your fall wardrobe.

Add Colors When it comes to colors there’s no bigger hue than purple this winter! Though blacks, whites and grays go great this season but a splash of red and purple here and there adds a special glamorous touch. Wear contrast colors and make a style statement with a printed shirt or pant (use one at a time). Just because this is the coldest time of the year it does not need to be dull and boring, so be bold and play with colors.

Layers The trick to a stylish fall is to experiment with layers. Try a solid color under-shirt, a button-down over that, and perhaps even a sweater or vest on top. Let the layering do the work of keeping you warm and look for a more stylish, lighter alternative to the life-preserver overcoat.

Jackets and Coats
Cropped jackets, blazers, military or wrap coat, you have loads of options to choose from. Pick one that suits your body type and is comfortable for you.

Sweater Dress The sweater dress is the new sensation this winter. The fact that you can wear it many ways is the main advantage. Pair it up with opaque leggings and boots and you are ready to go. Team it up with sheer stockings and statement necklace and be sure to leave a mark!

Leggings Tights and leggings are going to be really big this winter! Sheer black leggings, opaque tights in glossy and shiny style, colored and patterned tights are some of the most popular ones.

Mufflers Stoles and Scarves The trendiest way to beat the chill is to experiment with scarves and mufflers. Try tying it in different styles and opt for a variety of prints. A silk scarf is a great accessory but if you are more practical go for hand knit woolen mufflers.

Shoes When it comes to footwear, women have loads of options in winter. Booties, ankle length boots, knee length boots are all hot, and no matter what your heel preference is, there’s plenty of variety!

Accessories Accessories are going to be really bold this season. Look out for statement necklaces, chunky earrings, narrow belts, smart clutch bags, and stone studded jewelry.

Welcome this winter with open arms and bright hues and stay warm in the most fashionable way! Mix and match, add layers and make your style more dramatic with the right use of colors.

Visit us at www.carmaworld.com and pick up everything you need from apparels to accessories, home furnishing to jewelry, to keep yourself warm and stylish this winter.

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Shopping & Sales

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If somebody had to ask you about shopping, what would you say?

 

Well, most women really enjoy shopping. Especially those times when it is absolutely unplanned and you manage to find something you really like. It acts as a great stressbuster and also as a confidence booster.

 

A great shopping expedition renews a woman’s confidence in herself, gives a refreshing boost to her self image and lends a spring to her step.

 

Not that any woman needs a reason to shop but added incentives never harm. And a sale is as a good an incentive as there can be.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Come check out the Grand Festive Sale at CarmaWorld.

See you there! 

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Interesting Jewelry Info

Hi Everyone!

Here’s a quick and interesting history about jewelry. Thought you all would enjoy it.

The word jewellery is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French “jouel” around the 13th century. It has also been suggested that the word is derived from “Jew”, as the Jews were important jewelry artisans of that time. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word “jocale“, meaning plaything. Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of body adornment.

Recently found 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells are thought to be the oldest known jewelry.

 

Although during earlier times jewelry was created for practical uses such as wealth, storage and pinning clothes together, in recent times it has been used almost exclusively for decoration. The first pieces of jewelry were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood and carved stone. Jewelry was often made for people of high importance to show their status and, in many cases, they were buried with it.

 

Jewelry has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewelry. While high-quality jewelry is made with gemstones and precious metals, there is also a growing demand for art jewelry where design and creativity is prized above material value. In addition, there is the less-costly costume jewelry, which provides beautiful designs at affordable prices.

 

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The Time is Festive!

 

 

Hi again!

 

Come September, and the anticipation begins, excitement mounts and we wait with baited breath for the festive season to come engulf in its mood of celebration.

 

End of the year is marked by the festive spirit in all cultures and India is no exception. With the confluence of varied elements of varied cultures that India is, our festivities take on a whole new dimension.

 

There is hardly ever a lull period in the Indian festive calender but this period is usually packed to the brim. It begins with Navratras, which are week or longer affair marked by fasts, dandiya raas and vibrant clothes. It is followed almost immediately by Dusshera and Durga Puja.

 

Diwali soon follows to fill our lives with light, fireworks and excitement. The year culminates in the celebration of the birth of Christ and the birth of a whole new year.

 

The mood for all festivities is set by spirit which takes over one and all. The refulgent colours, the bright clothes, exquisite accessories, mouth watering delicacies… it is endless.

 

This season is considered most auspicious and so it coincides with wedding season.

 

The individual expression of all this celebration is the attire. We dress in our best clothes and accessories to join in the jubiliation.

 

This festive season try out the beautiful collection Kurtis at CarmaWorld. Adorn yourself with exquisite jewelry in Polki, Cubic Zircons and Faux Gold or accessorise with a beautiful clutch bag.

 

Bedeck yourself in clothes and accessories from CarmaWorld and be in the spotlight at all weddings and festivities.

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Anarkali Style – The Royal era beckons you

 

Hi there!!

 

Its here, its there….its everywhere!

The latest style silhouette to create waves in Indian fashion are the “Anarkali Style” ensembles.

 

This style is absolutely magnificent. Designed as a billowing kurta, which is cin ched at the waist and then allowed to flow out. Usually teamed with a fitted churidar, it is an ideal silhouette for the Indian body type.

 

The style brings alive the royal splendour of the mughal courts alive and swirling.

 

It has become a rage with one and all – whether its the Bollywood beauties or the girl next door, they have all taken famously to the style.

 

Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Tabu, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Urmila Matondkar, Diya Mirza have all sported this style.

 

For your dose of Indian & Bollywood Style, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com

How to maintain your Jewelry

Hi all!!

 

A woman’s jewelry is her prized possession. It is brought out on special occasions to adorn her and make her look absolutely spectacular. Any piece of jewelry is imbued with emotions, memories and nostalgia- it could have been bought for that most special wedding day or handed down as a heirloom from a great grandmother, and then there is always that aspiration to hand it down to a daughter or daughter-in-law who will cherish it the way you have.

 

The primary concern through all this is how to maintain and preserve your jewelry to ensure that it retains its lustre as long as one continues to wear it.

 

Well, to dispel all that anxiety, here are a few pointers to keep your jewelry glittering.

 

  • Put your jewelry into your jewelry box or a soft bag, where it is safe from air, moisture and sunlight.
  • Use a clean, soft and dry cloth to clean your jewelry after you take it off so that there is no residue left to spoil it.
  • Take off your jewelry when you sleep, bathe, swim and while playing.
  • If your piece of jewelry has precious stones in it, then you need to be extra careful.
  • Try not to overdo the use of cleaners as it can lead to discoloration.
  • Make sure your jewelry is dry before you store it.
  • Try and avoid contact with chemical constituents as they can corrode your jewelry.

 

Just keeping a few things can make your jewelry last forever.

 

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Make a Style Statement this Independence Day!

Hi there!

 

The Independence Day spirit is kicking in, the messages pouring…so how are you going to join in and exclaim “ I am proud to be an Indian”.

 

This time around let your clothes do the talking…

The colours of the Tricolour can be worn in a multitude of permutations and combinations, the choice is endless. You can choose to focus on one colour or flash all three.

You can team a single colour salwar kameez with a tricoloured dupatta. You could also wear a sari for that complete Indian look. If you like it more contemporary, pair a kurti with pants. Team it all with accessories to match – earrings, bangles, bindis, bags.

 

So bring out the saffrons, the whites and the greens from your wardrobe to make a style statement this Independence Day!

 

For an exciting range of kurtis and accessories to make that style statement, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com .

 

 

 

Contemporary Indian Diva Contest

CarmaWorld Contemporary Indian Diva Contest

 

The Contemporary Indian Diva. Think you deserve the title- come take part in our contest and win exciting prizes.

 

Create an innovative, contemporary Indian style – a smashing sari look or a stunning kurti style matched with amazing accessories…anything exciting you can think of.

Get creative! Get stylish! Get going!

 

Three best entries will win gift vouchers from CarmaWorld.

 

First prize: Gift Voucher worth $500.

Second prize: Gift Voucher worth $250.

Third prize: Gift Voucher worth $100.

 

How to Participate

 

Step 1. Style yourself in a contemporary look using Indian attire and accessories.

Step 2. Click a picture.

Step 3. Register with Carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com

Step 4. Post your picture in the Photos section.

 

Rules & Regulations

 

1.                  The CarmaWorld team will decide upon the winners and its decision will be final.

2.                  The contestants will be judged on aesthetics, and innovative and contemporary styling.

3.                  The photographs posted should be big and clearly showcase the use of the accessories.

4.                  The photographs posted will become property of CarmaWorld.

5.                  This is a limited period contest.

6.                  Last date for receiving contest entries is August 31st 2008.

7.                  Winners will be announced by September 10th 2008 on both carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com/ and www.carmaworld.com

8.                  Prizes not exchangeable for cash.