Thursday, 23 December 2010

ESSENTIAL BOOTS




















STYLISH WINTER WELLIES :

Durning the seasons of autumn / winter it is most important that you are rocking the right shoes for the weather conditions. With the surprising immense amount of snow that England faced this year, its best to be ready for anything in the most fabulous way ever.

Who said being well suited for the weather had to be boring, when you have the most chicest Wellington boots around, designed by Burberry, Hunters, Valentino and Jimmy Choo created a luxury Crocodile line for Hunters. Celebrities (above) make sure that they are also working this casual trend, by paring their wellies with other winter essentials such as scarfs, fur coats, big bags.

Tips on Working your Wellies with your Wardrobe:
  1. Make sure you allow the wellies to do the talking, don't empower them with other statement garments or accessories, allow the ultimate winter boot to make the trend. Allow them to POP.
  2. Tuck them into a Jeans works the best., and pair it all with a big warm coat, keep the coat basic.
  3. Always finish you outfit with the perfect bag.

Below are pictures of my favourite wellies for the rainy / snowy season!-





Monday, 20 December 2010

An Exceptional Life- By SKarman


An Exceptional Life:

“SKarman’s (*) Passion”-By Karman Sangera

The mind is the main element which controls every consequenc of your life. Be sure to go into your day with a positive start, and a better outlook on the challenges that you faced in your yesterday. Everyday may not be good, but there’s something good in everyday, greet your day with confidence.

Be prepared for life, be patient with life, just sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster ride, at the right moment in time all will be revealed and every question will be answered. Each hurdle that you overcome is adding to the development of you into a greater person.

Don’t be afraid of the speed of time, it is mechanism that is uncontrollable and irreversible. When an opportunity arises don’t be afraid to put in all that you can offer, you never know just where it will take you. Never regret that you have lost yesterday and today is also slipping away, live out the moment and create the right memories. Anything is possible, with the right mindset and the right mode of fight, listen to your voice and all the rest will fall into place.

Life is worth the struggle when you look back and realize what you have now and how far you have come. Without making a move you cant really get far in life, it’s about taking the right risks and not worrying about the outcome. Comparing yourself to someone else is the wrong direction of encouragement, you

can never really understand the journey that they have been through. Life is created individually and is only compatible to that person, appreciate that we are all built different because we all offer such beautiful unique elements to the world.

Even if you don’t succeed celebrate the opportunity and the success of how far you made it. Next time believe more in your ending and you will feel a difference in your performance and the way you start your game. Life is about experiencing the ultimate dream and learning a few lessons on the way. Put your heart and soul into everything that life throws at you, it is a test from god and a lesson from the heavens.

We learn to define happiness for ourselves, with the help of all that we have made it through and the people we share it with. Never settle for the short side of life, don’t spend your time watching from the side, get in and upfront. Just remember what you think of as bad luck, is actually a push into the right direction. Look on the bright side of a grey situation, because under all the thunderclouds lies the sunshine.

The strength to never give up is the strength and mind of a winner... J -SKarman


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Kim K Launches Luxury Watch Line



KIM KARDASHIAN LAUNCHES HER OWN LUXURY WATCH LINE:

The Armenian Social-light of Hollywood Kim Kardashian, has Launched her own line of Luxury Watches this month. She is considered to be this generations style and glamour icon. The Kardashian is always seen to be photographed by the paparazzi, showing off her everyday style and accessories.

Kim Kardashian has signed herself up with many different brands and is now looking to boost her own brand. With the success of her perfume line in the USA, and the ever famous boutique store 'Dash', which she and her Sisters have created, Kim decides to dip into designing luxury accessories.



The watches in this collection are made with precious materials such as gold and embellished with Swarovski crystals. The inspiration behind the creation of the classic and stylish timepieces came from Kim's favourite cities London, Miami, Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Kim Kardashian said: “I wanted to create a line exclusive watch suitable for all women. Each model has a different fashion, but all those are very elegant, sophisticated and fashionable, every woman can find the model that best fits her personality."

Kim launched her collection on the 7th of December, at 'The Grove' in Los Angeles.-






Sunday, 5 December 2010

Naeem Khan


NAEEM KHAN'S - COLLECTION

Naeem Khan is a Mumbai born, American fashion designer to the Hollywood's biggest stars, after launching his fashion brand 'Naeem Khan' in 2003. His collections consist of exquisite cuts, beautiful hand-work embroidery, sophisticated gowns and chic separates. He grew up in India, being influenced by the culture, architecture, history and aesthetics of the hand embroidery capital. His talent and knowledge grew from the influence of his granddad and father, that are well known in India for their craftsmanship of clothing and intricate deigns that have been worn by the Royal Family.















































Since his early days of success many of his collection pieces have been worn by the A-listers of Hollywood and powerful women such as, Beyonce, Eva Longoria, Penelope Cruz, Taylor Swift, First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan.

I love the way in which Khan works well with the placement of embroidery and print, the way in which he understands a women's body, allowing the fabric and cuts to elegantly drape beautifully. Below are some of my favourite pieces from his Autumn/Winter 2010 and Spring / Summer 2011 collection. -★











Claridge's Galliano Chrristmas Tree




(*) CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE (*)


The festive season of christmas time has arrived, and so that means its time to start hanging up the decorations, writing out the christmas cards and finishing the christmas shopping.

And so, the Famously know afternoon tea hot spot of Mayfair London, The Claridges has installed its christmas tree that has been designed by haute couture designer John Galliano for Dior, the second year running. He says "The Claridge's Art Deco interiors never fail to inspire me. I wanted to create an underwater fantasy and hope that it inspires a truly luxuruious escape and a very luxurious festive season."
For 2010, Galliano has created a truly magnificent design, using the ocean as his muse, for this "Under the sea" fantasy Christmas tree. The tree is made up of sparking silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish, anemones, starfish and jelly fish, this unconventional christmas tree, is truly a one of a kind masterpiece.-



Tuesday, 30 November 2010

EVENING GOWNS




EVENING GOWNS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON:


















































With the festive seasons soon approaching, i thought i would show you some of the beautiful evening gowns that around for this holiday. I took some of my favourite pieces from Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior (couture), Chanel (couture), Valentino (couture) and Alexander McQueen.



Tips for this seasons Evening wear:
  • Try and base your outfits on rich colours and prints for this season such as emerald green, ruby red, golden beige, Crystal Cream, luxurious leopard and classic black.
  • The length of your evening wear, should be floor length or above the knee. This would help is exaggerating the rich tones of the garment, and the shorter length allows the 'party girl' inside of you to be unleashed.
  • Vital to pay attention to the fabric of your evening gown this season, a big catwalk trend is the ever luxurious Velvet. Works well with rich tones such as red, green & black, and also drapes beautifully.
  • Try to work stapless, one-sided, two strap V-neck and full sleeved this season, when choosing the right cut for your body this New Year's.













































Always remember a little bit of Glitz is never enough... make sure you accessorize well sized earrings, exquisite bracelets and gorgeous clutch bags....To complete your outfit.-




Wednesday, 24 November 2010

CASUAL DAY- Style

CASUAL DAY:

For your everyday add some personality into your casual outfits. Keep it simply and chic, and most importantly keep your style completely YOU. Finish your outfit with a statement bag, and stylish shoes, will help in giving your end result more of a Thrill.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

STATEMENT NECKLACES

STATEMENT NECKLACES
STATEMENT NECKLACES by Skarman16 featuring circle jewelry

Add some sparkle into your wardrobe this festive season, work a simple outfit, with an empowering necklace. A great look for day or night! Its all about the accessorize... Its all about making a STATEMENT...(*)


NICKI MINAJ in MANISH ARORA



NICKI MINAJ WEARS: MANISH ARORA

At this years American Music Awards, held in L.A the Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter Nicki Minaj was seen walking the red carpet in a creation by couture Indian designer MANISH ARORA. The New Delhi born designer, first exhibited his creations in London's Fashion week in 2005, and since then has been displaying his creative fabrics, colours, embroidery and style to the east and west of the Fashion Industry.

Notorious Nicki Minaj went for a WOW FACTOR in a crazy neon, carnival-inspired creation. She is always known to keep surprising the music industry, with her unique style and take on Fashion. Hip-hop's Barbie, wore the Manish Arora creation with a Platform Christian Louboutin sandal.







Tuesday, 16 November 2010

LV Celebrates Diwali

LOUIS VUITTON CELEBRATES DIWALI 2010

Diwali is the Indian festival of light, celebrated by Hindu's and Sikh's all over the globe. The word 'DIWALI' comes from the Hindi Sanskrit, which means "row of lights". It is the bright festival of lights, that is usually held in the period October to November, to celebrate the New season at the end of the monsoon. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the year in India.
This year French brand Louis Vuitton collaborated with New Delhi based artist and scenographer Rajeev Sethi, to create Diwali- themed window displays. This is the first time the stores will be celebrating a single festival on this scale.

From November the 5th to mid January, all of LV's 453 stores, over 5 continents will feature columns of trunks made of banana leaves (see Photo below), which will glow softly like lanterns are "aimed to give passers-by the feeling of gaiety and festivity," says the company in a press statement.



The couture company has also created a new "Louis Vuitton fabric" especially for the occasion of Diwali. Designed by the LV studio, the fabric features a mix of the classic Monogram flowers and Indian Traditional Motifs, that has carefully been woven by Indian Craftsmen.

Statement from Louis Vuitton "The decision to celebrate Diwali, the most joyous and vibrant Hindu and Sikh festival, in all its stores across the world, was taken to specifically honor the common values that Louis Vuitton shares with India, the respect for tradition and the passion for innovation."

On this Month's VOGUE INDIA COVER, features Bollywood Sensation Priyanka Chopra in LV's Diwali Collection Dress.-



JEANS

THE ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR EVERY WOMAN :- JEANS !


Jeans are known to be the item of clothing that is the start and end to any Woman's wardrobe. You can have a pair for any occasion, and you can always keep on adding to your collection.
I believe that one good pair of jeans, is worth more than a collection of bad fittings. Jeans are the outer silhouette of your body shape, and play an enormous role on your over-all body shape. It is essential to invest in quality jeans, that offer you the comfort and correct shape. There are many brands now available that can offer the best for your body shape.





































GENERAL JEAN RULES:
  • Heavy & Stiff Fabrics, won't hang as well on your body. Look for softer weaves and washes that will drape your lower body well.
  • The darker the denim was the thinner you will look,Women tend to look larger in lighter washes. 'Worn' washes will highlight your figure wherever the 'worn' is exaggerated.
  • A slight flare looks good on just about every body type.
  • A little stretch added in the Weave of the Jeans, will help in adding comfort and movement to the jeans, also will offer more to your body shape for a tighter hold.

SKARMAN's CHOICE:

FIT:- SKINNY FIT
BRAND:- J Brand, True Religion, Juicy Couture & 7 for All Man-kind
WASH:- Dark for winter, Light for summer -