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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Lakme India Fashion Week

Lakme India Fashion Week
It was glamour, fun, and five days of fabulous fashion showcased at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) fall-winter 2009/10. The show ended with the Grand finale presented by designer Anamika Khanna who showcased her BridalSutra Line.

The designs were inspired by Indian style aesthetics and are more wearable than ever with Indian handloom, embroidery, and indigenous prints ruling desi designer’s ensembles.

The emerging trends this year are surely lean silhouettes, voluminous sleeves, scooped backs and utterly feminine ensembles. Designers innovatively used pleats to offer an element of fit and flow. The colors of the season are blacks, greys, deep wine reds and ochre yellow.
Taking confident strides, models flaunted ensembles with fantastic cuts such as lehengas teamed with a slim golden belt, churidaars peeping under the sarees, pastel shades with golden borders of one-shoulder kaftans, bordered kurtas with interesting knots in fabrics, which reflected the confluence of many states and cultures.

The designers who stood out were Nachiket Barve and Rahul Mishra, both for superb cuts and wearability, Rishta by Arjun (Saluja) for a strong, graphic collection, Walnut for its sheath dresses and Wendell Rodricks, Narendra Kumar and Manish Gupta for their wearable collections for Westside. Anamika Khanna weaved together an Indian heritage accompanied by a modern eclectic touch. With color, craft and texture as her forte, ensembles wowed the audience

Bollywood was part of the event with likes of John Abraham and Mugdha Godse walking for designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Jiah Khan for Sunaina puri, Arbaaz Khan for Wendell Rodericks and Anil Kapoo for Kunal Rawal. Katrina Kaif walked for Barbie, all in pink! International Supermodel Naomi Campbell created waves with her stunning presence on the ramp, while SRK and Akshay Kumar caused sensations.

Take a look!

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LIFW

LIFW 2009

SRK at LIFW

Naomi at LIFW

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LIFW

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genelia-dsouza_tushar-kapoor at LIFW

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 .

 

 

Costume Jewelry- The Latest Fad

fashion jewelry

fashion jewelry

So many weddings to attend and you don’t want to spend too much on jewelry, neither repeat your stuff. Well, Costume jewelry is the easy solution.

Have a bright outfit and you don’t want to wear that gold chain again….well match it up with costume jewelry in the same shade.

Don’t want to move around wearing millions around your neck… costume jewelry again provides a safer option.

Costume jewelry has gained tremendous popularity recently owing to its versatility and variety, myriad hues and affordability. It offers a cost effective yet glamorous option for those with a penchant for ornaments. It helps in keeping up with the latest trends without burning a whole in your pocket as well as providing a safer option. Real jewelry can be a sound investment in uncertain times. But for most of us, the new reality calls for faux — small indulgences that can make an old frock seem new.

Also known as imitation jewelry, fashion jewelry and junk jewelry, it comes in various shapes, sizes and texture and is made of materials as diverse as metal, glass, stones, crystals and even plastic. The variety costume jewelry can offer is unparalleled. You can find something to beautify each part of your body. From necklaces, earrings and hair ornaments to nose rings, toe rings, anklets, maang tikka, armlets and bangles… name it and you have it!

Some of the most popular types of fashion jewelry are-

Cubic Zircon Jewelry

Cubic Zicron Jewelry Set

Cubic Zicron Jewelry Set

Designer Kundan Jewelry

Gorgeous Pink Earrings

Gorgeous Pink Earrings

Lacquer Jewelry

Faux Gold Jewelry

Beautiful Victorian Jewelry

Beautiful Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

Gorgeous Stone Studded Earrings

Gorgeous Stone Studded Earrings

Stone Studded Jewelry

Wooden Jewelry

Trendy Wooden Bangle
Trendy Wooden Bangle

Shell, paper, terracotta, glass are some of the other popular fashion jewelry.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and choose what suits you and your mood the best because fashionable Costume Jewelry not only makes women different and more stylish but in Coco Chanel’s own words, adorns and makes her more beautiful too.

Have a look at the trendiest collection of costume as well as real jewelry at www.CarmaWorld.com .

Happy Shopping!!!!

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.

Shopping & Sales

Hi!!

 

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.

 

For magnificent jewelry in Kundan, Polki, Cubic Zircons and Silver, visit us at http://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.

 

For beautiful jewelry for that very special wedding day, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com