he focus this year seems to have shifted to the ears this season with the ear cuff being called the biggest jewellery trend of 2013. Even the trustworthy chandelier earrings have lost their place since the advent of ear cuffs. Because of their funky-edgy appeal, ear cuffs are being patronised by design houses of Dries Van Noten, Megan Issacs, Thakoon, Jean Paul Gautier, Rodarte and Dolly J and Gaurav Gupta in India.
Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Alicia Keys, Jessica Alba, Fearne Cotton, Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne seem to be loving the ear cuff too.
While the punk trend is far from over and biker chic is going to stay, we have enough reasons to sport this uber cool trend this season. Here’s how you can style ear cuffs!
Let the ear cuff be the stand alone piece; avoid wearing a neckpiece with it and keep the look uncluttered. If you are a fan of minimalism, just go with one ear cuff. They are way cooler.
Either opt for a top knot or a side chignon with all your hair on the other side of the cuffed ear. This will give an organized appeal to your look.
Go for the dainty chain embellished ones when you are wearing something ethnic like a saree or a salwar suit.
Expert Speak: Bangalore based jewellery designer Pallavi Foley says, “I love ear cuffs, they are a fab trend. I did a jasmine ear wrap cuff in 18k yellow gold and fresh water baroque pearls. Cuffs are such a phenomenal category for a designer, I feel like I can experiment so much. It’s best to keep the rest understated while doing the trend. Also tie your hair up, when you wear a cuff!”
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olks, the holiday season is finally here, and aren’t we all pleased as punch? But part of what makes a holiday really tick and score an impressive 9 on 10 on that success chart is….hang on…how well you pack for it. That IS crucial; mainly because you don’t want to experience any sartorial discomfort while you are holidaying and also because your holiday wardrobe needs to suit the culture and climate of your destination.
Who better than the affable Wendell Rodricks, the father of Indian resortwear and the man who brought the sands of Goa to the wardrobes of many, give you some gyan on holiday packing?
Wendell, who showcased his latest collection at the recently concluded Blenders Pride Fashion Week held across Indian metros, spoke to me after a successful show in the Bangalore leg of the fashion week. Here’s how to get holiday fashion right, Wendell style!
We are not done yet! Here’s what needs to find a place in you travel kit.
Let us know via the comments section what you thought of the video. Have a grand holiday!
41 years ago, on this date, one of the hottest Indian model-turned-actor was born. Over the span of his career as a model and an actor, he has pulled off various looks with panache. Whether it is the corporate bad boy in Inkaar, the rockstar in Rock On!! or the politician in Raajneeti, Arjun Rampal literally owns the word “style.” We at Style Mynt wish this hot star a very happy birthday, as we decode his three personal looks that he works best!
Cool and Casual
Jeans and a tee can rarely go wrong and Arjun Rampal totally sizzles in this look that he is often spotted in. Simple yet sexy, a fitted V neck tee with a leather jacket to fight the cold is a super way to complete the look. Pair these with casual sneakers in a neutral tone and you are all set to go. Throw on some wayfarers for that extra oomph.
Red Carpet Siren
Boys, this is how one looks irresistibly charming for formal events. A sleek black suit and tie with a crisp white shirt spell sophistication. Arjun works this look super well with his hair combed back, black formal shoes and a solid metal watch. This sleek look definitely wins a thumbs up from us and one that we rate as the ultimate sit down dinner attire!
When travelling, one must not only place comfort in high priority but also style, for it’s also the best time to make an impression. Learn how this is done effortlessly by Rampal. He usually takes the converse shoes-tee-casual jacket/blazer route while travelling. Hats, skull caps and bracelets are his constant companion. His airport look is very rock meets grunge, and one that you should try the next time you’re airport bound.
Which of the three do you identify with the most? Tell us in the comments section.
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inter has kicked in and so have the winter essentials in our wardrobes, stockings being an essential one of them. No cosmopolitan woman can imagine winters without these. But sporting only flesh toned ones can be quite boring. So how about adding some colour to the upcoming gloomy months? Because, stockings now come in a multitude of cool colours and textures.
Donning the trendiest of pairs are celebrities likes Diane Kruger, Phoebe Price, Sonam Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Anushka Dandekar, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. Sonam channels andro-feminine chic by pairing those lace stockings with a skirt suit. What a ten-on-ten look it is! Shraddha Kapoor’s heart print stockings is also something we can’t have enough of!
That being said, stockings are very easy to style too. Here’s a lowdown on how to style stockings this winter!
To start with, invest in a dark coloured pair as it will team up well with the colour palette of your winter wardrobe. Voluptuous frames are most benefited by dark stockings. Disguising excess flab around your leg can be easily done by sporting these!
Patterned stockings are also a huge trend and make even the plainest of outfit look super interesting!
You can even include your summer faves to your winter wardrobe by layering it over stocking. Picture a summery shirt dress teamed with opaque stockings and a trench! This is why winter is our favourite time of the year!
Is a micro mini not for you? Wouldn’t be seen dead in hot pants? Worry not! Stockings will not only cover those legs but will also guard you against unnecessary attention.
Sensual, edgy, cute, understated, stockings have many facets. No matter which style you pick, there has never been a chicer way to ward off the cold than the faithful stockings!
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Ladies, this season’s winning silhouette is certainly the waterfall hemline. You did read about the greatness of the hemline here, and now, there’s a video that shows you how to rock this hemline. With the party season knocking on our doors, there’s no bigger must have than the high low hemline. And you can take your pick from dresses, tops, tunics, skirts and even kurtas in this hemline. Here’s a video giving you all necessary style info on how best to wear it. Hope it helps.
If you like the three distinct looks we have created for you, you can buy them simply by clicking on the links. Happy bags full!
Look 1: Green high low hemline skirt, blue jacket, green belt, cropped top, envelope bag, Mary Jane shoes
Look 2: Red high low hemline dress, neckpiece, gold toned sandals
Look 3: High low hemline top, boots, leather bracelet