Month: July 2016

Stack together your style quotient: how to wear the Stacked bracelet look

Layering is not just about clothing in current fashion trends, it extends to accessories and jewelry as well. From this current layering look comes the stacked bracelet trend. Gone are the days that you wore one big or chunky it bracelets or arm cuff as a fashion focal point to accentuate your wrists. The look of the moment consists of literally stacking together various bracelets of different colors, shapes, and forms to create and interesting and vibrant look with movement and finesse.

Celebs these days are the first in flaunting this fabulous trend. From the international celebrity, set you have style divas such as Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sofia Vergara all wearing this trend.

Bollywood trendsetters are also embracing this look with stylish and easy flair. Deepika Padukone is a big fan of this trend and has been spotted wearing different bracelets together in a stylish stack at many occasions.

We give you a breakdown of how to wear this trend without resulting in any tricky contracts or clashing looks. Stacking bracelets is popular not just in street style fashion, but also on the runway—proving that when it comes to wearing these accessories, “more is more”. The trend involves wearing different kinds of bracelets at once, including bangles, beads, cuffs, leather and fringed wraps, and vintage charm bracelets. You can even add watches, pearls, and embellished friendship bracelets to the combo. Assembling the perfect bracelet stack is far from easy.  You need to combine different metals, shapes, textures, and colors to come up with a perfect mix. The best way to go about is to follow these rules of thumb.

1.      Choose a centerpiece or focal point.

2.      Mix different metal, colors, and textures that go together by creating one or two contracts only in the look.

3.      Play with textures in the same metal or combine fabric, metal, and leather.

4.      Layer carefully mixing thick and thin.

Choose from our varied range of bracelets from Pookaari’s collection and layer together different styles by designers Desi Panache, Karmic Kabira and Rara Avis amongst others to create your own perfect bracelet stack and rock this popular trend this season.

Princess amongst fashion, the Tiara trend

This summer 2016’s ‘it’ hair accessory is one that makes you feel like fashion royalty as you embellish your favorite outfit. We are talking about none other then the oh! So royal tiara, one of the most controversial and popular trends to emerge for hair accessories this season.

In the past, these decorative diadems were reserved for prom queens, beauty pageants, costume parties and royalty. One could be spotted on the head of a bride to be at a hen party; else this accessory was reserved for princesses and royalty, a beautiful embellishment of an erstwhile era. Not anymore it seems, come 2016 and Yves Saint Laurent designer HediSlimane has put this royal accessory to the forefront, proclaiming the Tiara to be worn with absolutely everything this season. The designer showcased the look with a Rock Chic and grunge vibe, reminiscent of Divas like Courtney Love and paired with all kinds of outfits. Tommy Hilfiger also showcased a more traditional and sedate version of the accessory as a traditional girly chic contrast to any existing outfit.

We give you the right way to wear this trend on a daily basis without looking like you are playing dress up. Think of the tiara as less of a pompous crown and more of an update to the headband. While it’s true that it has its limitations – it’s definitely not for everyone – it does have the potential to look really stylish. You just have to follow some very specific rules. The key is to wear it in a subtle and understated fashion and pair it with a clashing look like grunge clothing, jeans, biker jackets or boyfriend shirts. The look needs to contrast the glamour and glitz of the tiara. Wear it with messy and casual styled hair to further accentuate this effect. Don’t pair it with sleek and polished hair, makeup and clothing unless you want to look like wannabe royalty. Wear it to a dinner party or evening event and not for a casual lunch or grocery shopping (unless you are Lady Gaga)

Also, opt for small sections and delicate pieces or headbands with ornate features rather than tall over the top fixtures, which could end up having a costume effect. Put your hair in a half up-do and clip the accessory in place to emulate.

At Pookaari, we have curated a collection or royal and Tiara inspired hair accessories to help you sport this trend. Shop golden headpieces, diamanté, and bling accessories and bejeweled headbands from our Hair Drama and Co., 

collection to wear this current
must have and edgy trend and keep your style game on point.

Bollywood Divas rock the Shoulder Duster earring look

On of the biggest trends this Summer 2016 was the shoulder duster earring look. Quite literally, this refers to elongated earrings that brush or go lower than the shoulders. These earrings also work perfectly to compliment the bare shoulders that as so hot in clothes right now. Been seen in various shapes and sizes, international designer, high street labels, and Indian designers have all jumped on the shoulder duster earring bandwagon. Our Bollywood style divas have also taken to this trend in a huge way and have been seen sporting shoulder duster earrings. We put together a list of their best looks sporting this trend.

1.     Deepika Padukone

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Deepika looks sensational in these gold tasseled shoulder duster earrings that are on trend and also accentuate her long neck.

2.     Sonam Kapoor

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Always the queen of style, Sonam keeps her look edgy and glamorous with black beaded and super long shoulder duster earrings.

3.     Alia Bhatt

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Cute and trendy Alia makes her look stand out with these modern and circular shoulder dusters, which suit the shape of her face and make a huge fashion statement.

4.     Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi compliments her pretty eyes with these turquoise and gold shoulder duster earrings. Her swept back hair also draws attention to her cheekbones and makes sure her stylish jewelry makes a statement.

5.     Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Bollywood’s queen of elegance and class keeps her look classy with this intricately embellished diamond earrings, all while sporting the shoulder duster trend.

6.      Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra adds her very special and spunky brand of rock chic glam to this look with this punk inspired shoulder duster ear cuff. We bow down to u Priyanaka ,way to tick the boxes on multiple trends in one go! 

If you are lusting after these shoulder duster earrings and don’t know how to find your perfect pair, look no further. We at Pookaari have a fabulous and carefully curated collection of shoulder duster earrings you can pick from to look as glamorous as any of these Bollywood style queens. Take a page out of Deepika and Sonaakshi’s book by wearing our Alluring earrings by Sameer Madan

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Sport a kitch look with Fooljhadi 3 tier heart earrings

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Or emulate Alia’s geometric beauties with Eesha Zaveri’s shoulder duster pieces look

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The perfect angle of fashion: Geometric jewelry influences

In today’s
trends, it’s considered hip to be square. Geometric jewelry is on
the rise and gaining popularity in the form of dainty triangle rings
and rectangle pendants, bold octagonal cuffs and pentagon shaped
earrings. Geometry, formulation and coordination are words not
commonly associated with jewelry. The moment we utter the term
‘bling’ we gear our subconscious thoughts towards a heavyset chain
and cluster of diamonds. However, modern trends are continuously
moving away from traditional stereotypes of floral and nature
inspired motifs.

Historically,
ancient civilizations have always used geometrical shape and form in
their art, textile and jewelry designs. Taking inspiration from
certain kinds of tribal jewelry and historical cultures such as
Egyptian and Aztec influences, today’s designers are making jewelry
with modern influences and patterns and geometrical shapes. The
shapes of the pyramids of Egypt are in themselves the greatest
inspiration to designers and artists throughout the ages.Nowadays,
modern jewelry designers are taking inspiration from architecture,
molecular structures and geometric shapes and are often asymmetrical
and abstract in their use of shapes and structures.

On the
international fashion scene, designers such as Marni, Proenza
Schouler , Chloe and Prada use bold shapes to create the perfect edge
to their statement pieces . Giving a nod to the elegant lines of Art
Deco, designers are embracing this trend to give their jewelry a
clean, modern and polished look. Precious jewelry designers such as
Mikimoto combine geometric lines with cultured pearls to create one
of a kind works of art that are refreshingly and bold at the same
time. Even high street labels are doing their take on geometrical
jewelry pieces and reasonably priced options can be found in popular
brands to showcase this current trend.

For the Indian
market, geometrically influenced jewelry works brilliantly well with
both western and traditional wears, and can transition seamlessly
from day to evening looks. It can be worn with Indian clothes to
provide a stylish, interesting and modern edge to contrast a
traditional look. Many Indian designers are experimenting with
geometric and asymmetrical jewelry in their current collections.

At Pookaari,
designer Esha Zaveri wows us with her collection of jewelry inspired
by a bold and geometrical aesthetic. From earrings, bracelets to
neckpieces, her collection comprises of perfectly crafted geometric
pieces. Designer Sameer Madan’s collection comprises of bold and
beautiful earrings in triangular shape, which are unique in their
modern and stylish appeal. Pookaari’s in house collection of
jewelry also had many carefully curated pieces of a geometric appeal.

Add these
stunning jewels to your wardrobe and flaunt the Geometrical jewelry
trend in all its linear and angular aesthetic and appeal.