Who says roses are too cheesy for Valentine’s Day? Flowers still speak a thousand words. And even if your special someone may not send you 100-flower bouquets, you can wear roses to liven up your Valentine’s Day wardrobe. (And maybe to drop a hint or two! ;-))
The simplest way to wear roses? Rosettes, of course! There are plenty of rosette accessories to choose from this season. We show you the chic ones.
Pin a rose on on your shoulder blade or use it to keep a scarf in place.
(Brooches from Chemistry.)
Rosettes on jewellery? We like! Wear a statement necklace of rosettes with a dress or feminine blouse, and skip other pieces of jewellery.
(Angela necklace from Meera Design & Style.)
Bare shoulder, spaghetti straps or going sleeveless? Wear a rosette cuff to draw attention to your toned arm.
(Cuffs from Chemistry.)
Which rosette accessory do you pick for Valentine’s Day?
Eina Ahluwalia’s Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010 collection for Breathing Space was characterised by two main themes: mini glass containers (“Containment”) and felt (“How I Felt”). Building up on the concept of containment, Eina used miniature vases, bottles, jars to symbolise urns that contain our ashes. The oversized glass pendants also seen in the collection made quite an impact on the ramp, and were strung on sterling silver with semi precious stones.
Felt created by Dutch artist Beatrice Woonders was used as stoles, or studded with semi-precious stones for neckpieces. I asked Eina why she used felt. “I wanted to do something more interesting and challenging beyond gold and silver,” she said. Simple, straightforward, and well-put!
Speaking Chic says: Some very interesting concepts, and clearly the artist in Eina shone through. She says her work is in the space between art and commercial jewellery. Indeed, but she just about makes the cut into commercial.
What do you think of Eina’s jewellery? Tell us!
Anita Dongre will be showcasing her collection later this evening at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2010. As reported earlier, Speaking Chic had visited the designer’s fittings few days ago. Here’s a glimpse of her collection.
True to her style, Anita has opted for an ethnic look, with strong Rajasthani influences. What’s interesting in this collection is that Anita hasn’t used traditionally festive colours like reds, oranges, or pinks. Instead, her collection’s clearly aimed at the modern woman who’s comfortable wearing darker colours during the festive season. The colour palette includes darker reds, indigo blue and black. Take a look at the outfits:
I took a closer look at the embroidery, and noted there was zardosi work, mukaish and gota. Close-up of a ghagra:
The accessories comprise mostly chunky, antique-finish, silver necklaces and kadas.
What do you think of Anita Dongre’s collection? More details after the show.