Monday, July 14, 2014

Conventional Pauses

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Necklace & Bangles- Azva Jewellery, Jacket- DVAR, Slip dress- Topshop, Shoes- Zara, On my lips- Mac Lady Danger

My grandmother is probably the first woman I saw wearing gold bangles when I was kid. She loved her gold jewellery then and she still continues to wear some of those pieces till date, everyday. So whenever I think of Gold jewellery, she's the first person who comes to my mind. But I never understood her fondness for the metal because of the evolving jewellery trends we experienced. I couldn't fathom my mind around the fact that she would pick Gold jewellery with peculiar designs over the more contemporary counterparts until of course I came across Azva. The thing about fashion is, it repeats itself. In a way that you almost can't avoid it. But then this is more than just fashion, it's tradition. 

When I came across Azva, it was certainly time to change my mind about Gold jewellery. Not only did the designs have classic elements but also the right amount of modish edge. Every piece looked so unique and outstanding that it was hard to decide! Their jewellery has a brushed gold finish which was probably the first thing that attracted me to it. The intricate details on the jewellery makes it so lust worthy. All the pieces from Azva are 22 karat and despite it being a bridal jewellery brand, I found so many pieces that would be perfect to have in your collection forever! Each piece are fashioned by the finest craftsmen in the country and that's what makes it so eccentric. 

Most of us tend to generally fill in the shoes of a modern muse but when it comes to weddings, majority of the brides are favouring to return, giving the age old customs a nod and reveling in some traditional glory. For me, I love mixing more modern silhouettes with conventional elements to create what I would call a perfect balance.

The key is to mix the simplest of pieces with more opulent counterparts. For this outfit, my base was a very simple silk slip dress which formed the perfect base for this layered beauty. I also decided to layer some bracelets and bangles with intricate details which added texture and dimension. The jacket helped further elevate the style quotient of the look.

So be it a mehndi, a cocktail or even a beach wedding, this outfit would be your best bet to not only stand out from the usual expectations but also intrigue the style sensibilities of many. If you're not into necklaces or layering cuffs, you could even opt for a quirky mang tikka or some opulent earrings.

I can now relate to the fondness my grandmother displayed for Gold. I can see myself wearing these pieces through the years and styling them in so many different ways be it an Indian ensemble or otherwise.


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