Indian Jewelry – The New Hollywood Fashion Trend

Angelina Jolie wearing Indian Inspired Jewelry

Angelina Jolie wearing Indian Inspired Jewelry

After growing interest in yoga, meditation, and ayurvedic medicine it’s now turn of Indian Jewelry  to conquer Hollywood. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry are among the rising number of starlets photographed wearing Indian-inspired jewelry.

At the Golden Globes this year, Angelina wore Bochic uncut diamond necklace, earrings and bangles set in 22kt yellow gold with her grey St. John’s gown. The jewelry surely had an Indian touch and seems to be the start of a new trend.

Other prominent Hollywood celebrities like Halle Berry, Ashley Judd, Jenna Fischer and many others have also been seen sporting Indian Jewelry, which now seems to be a global trend.

Actress Jenna Fischer Sporting An Indian Inspired Bracelet

Actress Jenna Fischer Sporting An Indian Inspired Bracelet

So,  what are you waiting for ladies? Dress yourself in Indian Jewelry and make a style statement yourself. What’s more the grandeur and elegance of Indian Jewelry is unmatched and so is the wide variety that it offers. Choose a gorgeous pair of Polki earrings or wear a stunning Kundan kada, or adorn yourself with an elegant sterling silver pendant set; you have umpteen options to suit every mood and every style.

Do take a look at our exclusive collection of Kundan, Polki, Pearl, Silver Jewelry, trendy accessories and lots more at www.CarmaWorld.com !

Happy Shopping!!!!

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Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

The Victorian Jewelry, popular worldwide ,generally refers to the jewelry or jewelry styles of the great Victorian Era. The Victorian period roughly spans from 1840 – 1890 and, is named after the British ruler Queen Victoria. Her influence, much like that of Princess Diana in recent years, spawned a vast array of styles in fashion and personal adornment.

Although considered to be one broad era of jewelry history, in actuality the Victorian period embodies a considerable range of styles, forms and utilized a vast array of materials. Fusion of colors, opulent style and intricate handwork, make Victorian ornaments a perfect wear for any celebratory social occasion.

This jewelry line is ideal for women who prefer elegant costume jewelry to the traditional jewelry designs available.

So, what are you waiting for? Recreate the aura of royalty with CarmaWorld’s splendid selection of Victorian Jewelry. The collection brings together a classy range of earrings, necklaces, pendant sets and jewelry sets, intricately handcrafted with semi-precious gemstones in a variety of colors. With CarmaWorld’s Victorian Jewelry, you are sure to find something to match your every outfit, mood and occasion.

Look through our assortment of Victorian Jewelry for fashionable options inspired by the regal era!

Victorian Jewelry Set

Bold Indigo Blue Jewelry Set

Bold Indigo Blue Jewelry Set

Amazing Pink Victorian Jewelry Set

Amazing Pink Victorian Jewelry Set Black Victorian Earrings

Amazing Red & Green Victorian Earrings

Amazing Red & Green Victorian Earrings

Magnificent Red & White Victorian Earrings

Magnificent Red & White Victorian Earrings

Scintillating Black Victorian Earrings

Scintillating Black Victorian Earrings

The Best of Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week

India’s biggest fashion trade event, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Spring/Summer 2009, recently concluded in New Delhi. In its 12th year, WLIFW along with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) aimed at providing a platform for new talents to showcase their potential. A total of 87 designers participated in this mega event.

 

 

The event brought with it new colors, new trends and new fashion. The most popular at the show were short skirts, balloon tops, flowy tunics and dresses. Cotton and silk were the main fabrics and the color palette ranged from hot oranges and pinks to pastels and hues of navy and green.

 

 

It’s time to brush up your wardrobe and get in tune with this season’s trends. Here are some of the best and most wearable trends of fashion week.

  Deepika

 

 

 

 

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Must Have Accessories this Season

Accessories trends this season

Accessories are going to be bigger this season than they have ever been. So here’s a quick update for you so that you don’t lag behind.

 

Scarves and Stoles, from basic single color to bold prints, not to forget animal prints, all will be instrumental in making a style statement this season.

Colorful Handbags, totes, pleated hobos, clutch bags are all in vogue, indulge in colors and stay away from basic black and nudes.

Belts, thick sash belts, chain belts, braided leather belts are some of the most desirable options.

Banglesglass, wooden, metallic, multicolored will all look good.Bangle Glitz

Oversized Jewelry from huge statement necklaces, oversized hoops to gigantic cuffs,  this season is all about bold jewelry.

Sunglasses – brightly colored frames and Aviators are in vogue this season so, make sure that you do buy a few.

 

For an amazing range of apparels, accessories and jewelries log on to www.Carmaworld.com .

 

 

Top Ten fashion trends for Spring 2009

 

2009 Spring Trends

2009 Spring Trends

Spring is here at last with some exciting trends-a lot of which we’ll all be able to pull off, no matter what our body type. I think the look in general will be soft and extra-feminine. Check out some of the most interesting trends:

 

  1. Spring is all about colors, so make sure you wear plenty of it. Vivid colors like hot pink and electric blue will be really big.
  2. In vogue this season is the little white dress for its glamour quotient.
  3. Feminine floral prints are also going to make a comeback this spring and butterfly motifs and prints will also be quite popular.
  4. Accessories are going to be really big this season. Opt for long oversized necklaces, big bangles and bold jewelry, stylish handbags.
  5. Jewel encrusted clothing are also going to make a come back and will not be restricted to evening wear. In 2009 they return brighter, bolder, and more elegant. This time pieces are not just embellished but often completely encrusted by jewels; the feeling is luxurious, exotic, and yet the glamour remains somewhat understated.
  6. In Spring fashion tends to get a little more revealing; the combination of sheer and opaque fabric will work wonders. 2009’s sheer pieces are a mixture of the soft and feminine.
  7. Flairs, ruffles and bows are also smart options for spring. Look for bows at the shoulders and hips and ruffles at hemlines.
  8. High waisted skirts and pants will make a style statement this season, so make sure you own them.
  9. Single shouldered dresses and tops as well as asymmetric shoulder-lines have made a huge return in 2009. Its versatility and endless possibilities to wear it makes it one of the hottest trends.
  10. Bohemian look will make a powerful statement this season. The best way to pull this off this Spring is to pair a bohemian styled piece with something a bit more conservative like a beige skirt or vest.

Each new season brings with it a sense of excitement. I’m looking forward to vivid colors, bold accessories and feminine prints. Do visit us at www.CarmaWorld.com for an exclusive collection of apparels and accessories and let us know your take on these trends?

 

The Way to your Woman’s Heart

win your womanYou don’t always need diamonds or expensive presents to make a woman feel loved, all you need is a loving and understanding heart and a desire to make her feel special. Here are some great ideas to win you lady love and discover the way to her heart.

Spend time with her, be it a long drive, an evening stroll, morning coffee or a hobby class make sure that both of you spend some time together where you don’t let your responsibilities or worries interfere .

Make her feel special, appreciate her, compliment her, let her know how lucky you are to have her in your life.

Add an element of surprise, don’t wait for a special occasion to celebrate, rather celebrate when ever you need a lift or as often as you can. Leave little love notes to be found here and there, plan an exotic gateway, book a candlelight dinner just for the two of you, be innovative and she’ll love you for it.

Be a romantic at heart, buy her flowers for no special reason, cook her, a special meal, sing a song or better dedicate a poem, watch her favorite movie with her, little things like these go a long way in strengthening your relationship.

Win her trust, share your feelings and understand her needs too. Be her best friend first, if you want to be her lover. Let her know that you care and that she can count on you, always!

Shower her with love, don’t wait for your anniversary or her birthday to say ‘I Love You’, say it as often as you can and let the magical charm of these three words do wonders for you.

Pamper her, love her, once in a while do her chores, you have no idea how happy she will be. Buy her a nice little present, it need not be something very expensive but thoughtful and personalized. Buy her the latest novel from her favorite author or a single rose, a dress or a beautiful piece of jewelry, a fabulous accessory like a clutch bag.

Be thoughtful, remember your anniversary and the day your first met, her mother’s birthday and her likes and dislikes too! Let her know that you’ll always be there for her, no matter what.

Always remember that she is worth all your efforts so make sure that you do try your best. So celebrate her and your love and discover the wonders of a loving glance and affectionate words, a thoughtful gesture and a romantic heart, after all winning a lady has never been so easy.

Visit us at www.carmaworld.com and pick out everything you need, from apparels to jewelry, accessories and even more, and make your beloved feel loved and wanted.

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.

Bridal Fashion – What’s Hot

CarmaWorld Bridal Fashion
Bridal Fashion

Wedding is the biggest dream event for girls in India. This is the d-day when all the eyes would be on her and she wants to make the most of it in everyway, after all she is the queen today. Marriage being the most extravagant affairs calls for lavish celebrations and vibrant dresses. Here are some handy tips to help you hunt for the best and trendiest wedding ensemble.

Colors

The Hot colors this season are jewel tones and metallic colors like Gold, Silver, Copper, Bronze, Emerald Green, and Blue. Burgundy, Cherry Red, Brick and Wine color are some other safe options. Pastel shades continue to be popular as well.

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee vouches for myriad hues of crushed diamonds, sapphires and rubies, brought alive with the luster of liquid gold, silver and copper and textured, to work fabulously with Indian skin tones and features.

Fabrics

 

Banarsi koras, silks, tissues, organza and brocades are some of the most popular choices. Flowy chiffons and georgettes are also in great demand.

Embroidery

The challenge here is to smartly blend classical with the contemporary– so you see streamlined fits with traditional intricate embroidery—in dull antique gold or metallic. Kundan work is popular and so are mukaish, zardozi, mirror, gota and pearl work. Add crystals for that extra dazzle and you have that perfect look.

The Silhouette

The silhouette is tight and neatly cut and extremely feminine. The fish-cut skirt is popular, as is the A-line ghagara with a fitted choli. The emphasis, according to Neeta Lulla is on the shoulders and back.

 Accessories

 Maangtikas and bindis are going to be really popular this season and so is Diamond jewelry. Jadau and kundan jewelry are also in vogue. Neeta Lulla recommends classical jewelry because she believes that jewelry lasts whereas fashion doesn’t. Kaleeras are also a rage this wedding season, so make sure that you do buy one for yourself.

Body Tattoos / Stick-ons designed to serve as arm bands, necklaces or body ornaments are gaining popularity and are in great demand today.

To complete the look, go for ethnic silk clutch bags and comfortable footwear.

 

 

 

According to Neeta Lulla “Elegance is the buzzword and a lavish use of fabric, textures and the dupatta in different drapes are very in. I am even doing two dupattas, one for head and one for the body”.

Designer Manish Malhotra suggests a “sans-accessories-high-on-costume” look. According to him, this wedding season brides can play down the accessories and make their outfits the prime focus. After all, Priyanka made a bold fashion statement for brides-to-be in “Dostana” with an intricately embellished lehenga which had a traditional yet contemporary twist with long slits.

 

 

Your wedding day is meant just for you. That is why you need to shine and look your very best, so no matter what you wear just top it up with oodles of confidence and you will certainly leave a mark.
To take a look at the trendiest wedding ensembles like jewelry, bags and other accessories do visit www.CarmaWorld.com.

 

Nandita Das in Toronto

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Bridal Jewelry

The wedding day is a special occasion for every bride. Swathed in bridal finery, bedecked in magnificent jewelry, with hands and feet and a flutter in her heart, she is poised at the threshold of a whole new life.

 

The jewelry that a bride wears holds special significance. Indian bridal jewelry itself varies from region to region as well as in different communities.

 

Usually, precious stones such as jade, garnet, emerald, amethyst, pearl and coral are widely used in Indian bridal jewelry. These stones are said to pass their own special healing touch to the wearer.

 

The mangal sutra is an important item in the bridal jewelry. This necklace is tied by the husband around the wife’s neck as a symbol of their union. This is usually created on a necklace strung with black beads. It is considered a protection against the evil eye. Brides usually make a few changes to suit their individual tastes, keeping well within the prescribed parameters.

 

A bride from South India wears a thaali as a symbol of their marriage. This is usually in the form of a thick yellow thread with gold pendant.

 

Brides from Maharashtra wear stings of pearls in a cascade from the temples down to the shoulders, framing the face. The Punjabi bride wears bangles that are made of ivory called churas. Some churas are set in ivory with inlay work done on them. They are given by the bride’s mother and it is customary to wear them for about 40 days after the wedding ceremony. Red and green bangles or churas are important in many communities of India..

The parting of her hair is decorated with a gold ornament called the tikka.

 

Toe-rings are another jewelry item that is worn by married women in many parts of the country. The women from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar wear toe-rings called bichwa. Kashmiri women wear a long suspended cord with an ornament from the pierced ears. Brides from Bengal wear the iron kada or bangle called loha. This is artistically encased in gold. A red lac bangle is yet another important bridal jewelry item.

 

Fine filigree jewelry in silver is a hallmark of the artisans of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Filigree work uses silver wires of varying thickness to make geometrical shapes, leaves, flowers and butterflies and birds. Jaipur is famous for enamel work – exquisite bangles and necklaces with colored enamel paneling on crafted gold.

 

Kundan jewelry also finds favor with many Indian brides. Kundan jewelry is characterized by gems embedded in gold leaf and not rim or claw. This jewelry style is inspired by the Mughals. Temple jewelry from South India is inspired by temple statues and motifs and is usually characterized by red and green semi precious stones. Jewelry in the southern states is inspired by nature – paisley motifs, rice grains, melon seeds, cobra head and birds.

 

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