Month: June 2016

Super small arm candy: The Mini Bag Fashion trend

With less being equal to more in modern times and downsizing being a big and emerging lifestyle trend, we are seeing influences of minimalistic culture trickling into fashion and accessories looks as well. Mini—and even micro—bags are this season’s must-have accessory. Despite the fact that they require redefining what counts as everyday essentials, these bags have become quite popular with the style set. The result is not only a weight off your shoulders (literally) but also a fresh and fun way to make a major statement with just one tiny piece. Another added bonus is that they’re a great way to get your hands on a designer bag at a palatable price point.

This new trend in fashion is oh so cute and definitely adds a fresh take and much-needed relief from the over-sized designer bags that have been weighing down our arms and shoulders over the past couple of years. Flash back to a couple of years ago, and you’ll probably remember that everybody’s designer handbag was bigger than the next. Phillip Lim’s oversized Pashli, YSL’s hefty Cabas, Céline called its infamous style a luggage tote, for crying out loud. Now, it seems the style set has quite literally gone to the other extreme, swapping enormously oversized bags for minuscule styles that’ll barely hold a tampon, a credit card, and your iPhone.

International designers such as Valintino, Fendi, YSl and Stella MCartney have all come out with mini versions of their popular bags to celebrate this fun and flirty trend. High street designers are also churning out various practical and wearable options in handheld, sling and cross body styles to suit your needs. Theses bags can also fit in your larger tote and transitional seamlessly from a day to a flirty and fun evening cocktail look. With minimum fuss and baggage, the leave you free to be light on your feet and have fun without being endlessly worried about your handbag all night long.

We at Pookaari have curated a trendy collection of mini bags by designer Ruhmet, which are available in a lovely array of bright and opulent colors to match and contrast with all your outfits. Their delicate embellishments add a touch of glamor and class to your look while keeping you one trend with their mini size.

For a more modern and trendy option you can shop for the patent leather and graffiti styled bags by MKBK and  pkmk.

All choked up, Bollywood flaunts the Choker necklace trend

One of the most stylish and glamorous accessories this Summer 2016 is the Choker necklace. Revived from the seventies and nineties, this neck hugging piece of jewelry has gained mass popularity to have achieved an almost cult-like following amongst fashionistas. Celebs both Indian and international have been spotted flaunting chokers at public appearances. From international couture designers to high street bands and Indian jewelry labels, everyone who is with it has done their own version of a choker. This versatile accessory also goes perfectly with this season’s cold shoulder trend, drawing flattering attention to chiseled shoulders and collarbones. 

Always on trend, our Bollywood divas have also embraced chokers and have been spotted wearing them in various different avatars. Given bellow are some examples o how our stylish starlets have rocked this look.

1. SonamKapoor

Sonam flaunts this stylish and Indian inspired gold and pearl choker for a modern and evolved traditional look.

2.Alia Bhatt

Cute as a button and super talented Alia shows us her style edge by flaunting this minimalistic metal choker, which is totally on trend.

3.Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline looks oh so glam in this double-layered choker that is a great way to wear this trend while adding an interesting twist.

4.Neha Dupia

Neha is seen her looking elegant, fierce and fashionable while wearing a thick black choker necklace with a lion and stone detailing.

5.Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha is seen here sporting this season’s off shoulder trend with a thin black choker and looking fresh, sweet and vibrant.

6.Priyanka Chopra

The style diva also rocks the solid black choker look, pairing hers with an emerald green off shoulder top and pulled back hair for an effortlessly chic look.

7.Deepika Padukone

Smoking hot Deepika matches her thin black choker to her outfit. The necklace compliments her long neck perfectly.

At Pookaari, you too can shop this fun and stylish trend by choosing from a variety of choker necklaces by designers Bbling ,Rara Avis , and Desi Panache along with many more.

So, take a page out of the stylebook of Bollywood’s trendiest divas and rock the choker necklace this summer to stay stylish and look hot.

Top beach accessory trends for Summer 2016

Summer is in full swing and everybody
is busy planning vacations and heading to places with sun, sand and
surf. Weather just lounging by your resort pool or sunning yourself
on a pristine white beach, any style diva is sure to keep her
accessories game strong this summer. We decided to put together a
list of ten on trend pool side and beach accessories for you to
flaunt and carry, updating your look and glamour quotient and keeping
you oh so stylish at every moment.

1) 

Mini bags: Glamorous,
petite and super convenient, mini bags are the perfect accessory for
you to carry to the beach. Along with looking chic, they are a great
way to flaunt your individual style while keeping your essentials
close, minus the hassle of lugging around your huge carry all.
The Ruhmet blue
baroque sling bag curated by Pookaari is the perfect mini bag for the
beach

2) Statement
necklace
: These are a great way to dress up a sexy cover up
kaftan or swimwear, and draw great attention to bare shoulders and
necklines. They also work perfectly for evening poolside parties. Add
on our cruise choker by Rara Avis or Dakini necklace by Malleka to
add instant glam to your poolside look.

3) The hat: Go for a floral
baseball cap, or choose to be more glamorous with a straw stylized
number to keep the sun away and look chic and stylish at the same
time. This is a perfect example of marrying practical accessories to
style and creating a glamorous fashion look. For those who like to
make a statement, get a chic visor to stand out and be perfectly on
trend.

4) I phone and I
pad cases
: Can’t bear to be separated from your phone? Get
tribal and colorful cases for your technology, which will keep them
protected from the splashes of water and sand while adding to your
beach side look as well. Waterproof cases are a big plus in this
department. Our colorful Alpana I Pad sleeves curated by Pookaari are
the perfect way to cover your I pad in a way that adds tribal glam

5) The scarf:
Wrap around your head to keep your hair looking glam, or use as a
cover up to add a sassy and glamorous edge to your beach or poolside
outfit. Choose one with tassels to be completely on trend. Drape one
of Pookaari’s printed scarves by Masaya or fun tasseled number by
Bon Vivant and update your look.

6) The tote: If
you are headed to the pool or beach, a roomy carry all is your best
choice to stash your sunscreen, book and other essentials. Choose a
chic and colorful number to match your swimwear and compliment your
look perfectly. Opt for Studio Kassa’s stylish ombre totes as the
perfect bag to carry all your essentials.

7) Sunglasses:
Pick a pair that shields your eyes from the hot summer sun. Go for
this season’s mirrored and industrial glam pieces and add an edge
to your beach look. Buy fun and colorful shades by Upbeatz at
Pookaari to add the perfect eye candy to your look.

8) Body harness
jewelry
: This brings out an element of style in your swim wear
and looks great against bare and tanned skin, creating a look that’s
instantly appealing. Wear Closet Queen’s hand harness to poolside
or beach and instantly look like a glamorous goddess

Six fabulous sunglasses worn by Sonam Kapoor

Nobody knows how to
put together a look quite as well as our Bollywood style diva Sonam
Kapoor. From casual chic to super glam eveningwear; she knows how to
compliment her clothes with the perfect accessories. Her sunglasses
game is also strong, so we decided to take a look at some of her eye
candy to take inspiration from this summer.

1) 

In this round retro chic pair
by Persol.
These round sunglasses are super glamorous in a John
Lennon kind of way, making Sonam look retro cool.

2) Acne studios
spaced oversized spitfire pair
. Spaced and oversized aviators are
the perfect way for Sonam to up her style quotient in this stylish
red Ferragamo outfit. Get the same look with our Blue candy or Lush
sunglasses by Upbeatz

3) 

Oversized black cat eyed shades
to create a glamorous vibe
. Cat eyes are always classy and
glamorous, especially this oversized pair worn by Sonam bellow.

4) Bright red Ray
ban frames for a fun and flirty summer look
. Color always adds a
young and fun look to a summer outfit, as Sonam shows us by sporting
these bright red Wayfarer sunglasses.  Snag her style by getting our
Lollypop sunglasses by Upbeats at Pookaari

5) 

Fabulous Ulyana Sergeenko
sunglasses for a fresh and vibrant summer look.
Trendy, edgy and
industrial looking, Sonam’s sunglasses are perfectly on trend with
this summer 2016 look. Talk about eye candy!

6) Cat eyed Prada
shades for a retro chic look.
Tortise shell frames add a
seventies appeal to Sonam’s outfit, making her look old school and
glamerous. To create the same effect, shop Honey sunglasses by
Upbeatz at Pookaari and emulate the style diva herself

Eight Bollywood Divas spotted carrying the backpack trend

Carrying a backpack is no longer
limited to being the choice of high school teens and cross- country
hitchhikers. Emerging as a hip new trend in 2016, the international
celebrity set has been spotted carrying backpacks while out and
about. And no, its not just when they are channeling their hippie
chic look for Coachella. Our Bollywood fashionistas have also taken
to carrying backpacks and most of them do it with flair, carrying the
hippest shoulder candy available. Given bellow are a few of the divas
we spotted carrying backpacks.

1. Alia Bhatt

Cute as a button and the queen of
casual glam, Alia is spotted on two different occasions carrying a
backpack. Her black Alexander Wang bag is oh so sleek! The baby blue one is super trendy and
goes perfectly with her young and girly image.

2.Jacqueline Fernandez

Seen here promoting her movie,
Jacqueline teams her rock glam studded MCM backpack with a baseball
cap, sporty tee, ripped jeans and heels creating a fun and sporty
look.

3.Aditi Rao Hydari

Seen here at the Katti Bhatti premiere,
Aditi looks super stylish carrying a quilted black backpack teamed
with a white high neck skater dress and super stylish gladiator
flats.

4.Priyanka Chopra

Seen here at the airport Priyanka looks
comfortable and stylish carrying a Valintino Rockstar chic backpack
with a distressed denim top, slouchy pants and Givenchy shoes.

5. Kajol

Kajol looks cool and summery in this
paisley print maxi dres worn with a yellow cover up and brown
backpack. Her retro shades add oomph to her outfit.

6. Anushka Sharma

Also spotted at the airport is Anushka
carrying the Prism backpack from the Alexander Wang collection. A
fabulously stylish and chic bag, it looks great with her Celine shoes
and casual outfit.

7. Katrina Kaif

Katrina adds a touch of femininity to
an otherwise sporty accessory. She is spotted here carrying a
flowered Cristopher Kane backpack teamed with ankle high boots and a
casual t-shirt and jeans.

8 Huma Qureshi

The Omphy starlet adds a sporty touch
to her look with this zippered backpack and round sunglasses.

Ten times Priyanka Chopra wore the right earrings

When it comes to putting together the
right look, no one does it quite as well as Priyanka Chopra. Of late
she has also impressed us by making the right makeup and accessory
choices to complete her outfit. Given bellow are ten examples of when
Priyanka picked the absolutely perfect earrings to complete her
outfit.

1.At the Oscars

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Priyanaka looked like a vision while
presenting at the 2016 Academy award ceremony in a white Zuhair Murad
strapless gown teamed up with 50-carat front back emerald cut diamond
earrings by Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

2.While promoting her movie Gunday

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Priyanka is bang on trend wearing a
vintage tasseled ear cuff with dangling crosses, completing her
punk-chic look.

3.At the Screen Actors Guild awards

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Priyanka teamed her pink lace Monique
Lhuillier dress with linier dangling earrings .Her Kimberly Mcdonalad
jewels accentuated her face structure and were perfectly complimented
by her pulled back hair.

4.Mary Kom premiere

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At the premiere of her movie Mary Kom,
the actress teamed her Gauri and Nainika cut out gown with crystal
chandelier earrings, swept back hair and red lipstick for a classy,
monochrome look.

5. While promoting Krishh 3

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Priyanka shows us how to rock statement
earrings wearing this eye grabbing pair by jewelry designer Outhouse
while promoting Krishh 3.

6.Rocking the mismatched earring trend

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At a recent
awards event Priyanka’s favoured ear cuff made an appearance again,
this time worn with a skull stud in the other ear. She totally owned
the on trend mismatched earring look of 2016.

7. At another movie promotion

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Once again while promoting her movie
Gunday, Priyanka looked minimalistic and effortlessly chic in black
and white striped geometric earrings. She teamed the pair with a
black spiked wrist cuff.

8. During a Filmfare press meet

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Priyanka perfects nerdy glam, combining
her statement earrings with cat eye spectacles and pulled back hair.

9.On Coffee with Karan

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Wearing earrings by jewelry designer
Mawi, Priyanka once again looks on point and wears the right
accessories to compliment her dress.

10. At a USAID event for her
documentary

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Priyanka looks chic and sophisticated
wearing stunning pearl drop earrings while promoting her documentary
film ‘Girl Rising’.

Mix don’t match: The mismatched earring trend

Losing one half of your favorite
earrings is truly a sad fashion moment, right up there with ripping
your favorite leggings and spilling red wine on that perfect white
dress. One is usually saddened and to see that one lonely earring
lying forlornly in your jewelry box, to precious to throw away but
otherwise of no foreseeable use. Voila, here come the fashion fairies
of this season to the rescue. On of the most fashion forward and edgy
trends this summer is the mismatched earring trend of 2016.

Sighted on fashion forward celebrities
like Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and our very one queen of
chic Priyanka Chopra, this trend is creating quite a buzz both in
India and internationally. Rather then creating an impression that
you got dressed in the dark, when worn right and with the right
combination, this edgy offbeat trend can create the perfect look of a
rebellious fashionista who is too cool to care.

On the designer runways, Oscar De La
Renta showcased a colorful version of this trend with
color-coordinated stones, while Louis Vuitton made us do a double
take with sixties inspired mod discs. Nina Ricci trumped them all,
sending out one model after another sporting mismatched earrings in a
varied variety of shapes, colors and sizes.

If you have never mixed your earrings
at home and feel lost and off you’re game as in where to start,
don’t worry; it is a lot easier then it looks. We have put together
some expert pointers for you below.

  • Put out your earrings on a flat
    surface in front of you and take note of what you have, add the
    single pieces to this lineup.
  • Mix and match different shapes
    sizes and styles of the same color.  The similarity of hue will make
    them look coordinated.

  • While mixing contrasted shades use
    complimentary tones, such as combined black and white, red and
    orange, blue and green and so on and so forth.

  • Mix shapes that compliment, for
    example wear a long linear or chandelier shape in one ear and a
    metal or pearl stud in the other.

  • Have fun with size .If you have
    two versions of the same style like hoops or stars in different
    sizes, wear them together to create an interesting and dramatic
    appeal.

  • If all else fails go shopping.
    There are a variety of brands of varied price ranges that provide
    fun and pre-matched options for this trend.

We at Pookaari
have a varied range of on-trend summer earrings, all of which can be
mixed and matched to sport this super hot summer trend. Mix and match
fun and funky pieces by Valliyan, Fooljhadi , Malleka and B’Bling
amongst many others and wear them as matched pairs as well for a
variety. You can also combine stud styles from Pookaari’s own
curated collection with ear cuffs by Raagini Mittal and Preeti Mohan
to create a more dramatic appeal for a big night out. However you
choose to wear it, do sport this trend to add a fashion forward edge
to your look this summer, always staying trendy and stylish.

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Dazzle and shine with Mirror work Accessories

Nothing attracts as much attention and
has playful appeal like the glint of a mirror work embroidery and
jewelry. This traditional craft has been seen re-invented in various
forms season after season and is a timeless classic that proves to be
in fashion no matter what the changing trends are. The sparkle and
mesmerizing shine of mirrors reflecting the sunlight brightens up any
summer look, be it traditional or western and
instantly adds appeal and glamour to your outfits and accessories.
Even jewelry embedded with cutout mirror patterns has transited from
folk pieces into modern designer styles and can be seen glinting on
the ears, wrists and neckpieces of the fashion elite.

Historically,
Mirror work has been in vogue for centuries and is popularly known as
“Sheesha” or “Abhala Bharat” embroidery. This is an art form
in which mirrors of various shapes are fixed on to the fabric through
embroidery. In recent times however, mirrors have been replaced by
reflective luminescent metal pieces of different shapes and sizes,
particularly on apparel. Mirror work is used on various fabrics such
as georgette, crepe, cotton, silk, chiffon and many more which are
then turned into attractive apparel and accessories ranging from
sarees, to cushion covers and belts.

Usually having folk origins, this
technique has been popular in clothing and jewelry in hot and dessert
cultures such as Rajasthan and Gujrat in India as well Morroco and
other Arabic regions as well. In fact, mirror-embedding techniques
were also popular in other forms of artistic expression and
decoration such as palace decorations, furniture, artifacts and
paintings.

Indian designers such as Abu Jani and
Sandeep Khosla, Manish Arora, Anita Dogre as well as countless others
have played around with mirror work techniques to provide us with
stylish and beautifully crafted garments and accessories season after
season. International designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander
McQueen have also used mirrors as style accents repeatedly in their
clothing and accessory collections.

Our accessories
at Pookaari have many pieces that extensively use mirror work ranging
from jewelry to bags and other accessories. Designers Fooljhadi and
Raagini Mittal have used mirror detailing in their earrings to create
a dazzling and understated bling look.  Clutch bags by Prachi Gwalini
are also embellished with mirror work details. Aiyana has designed an
entire collection of Potli bags with intricate mirror embroidery to
compliment all your Indian outfits and look pretty at any occasion.
Most unique are Pookaari’s own collection of I pad sleeves and
laptop bags which are embellished with intricate and colorful Kutch
embroidery and mirror work detailing. A far cry from your run of the
mill electronic cases, these covers are a great way to express
personal taste and individuality and stand out in a crowd. So be
bedazzled, and buy mirrored accessories this summer to a add shine
and sparkle to your look.