Monday, 30 July 2012

Indian Jewellery

Indian Jewellery

The beauty of traditional Indian Jewellery:

From chunky necklaces, bangles, cuffs, earrings, head pieces, tika's (traditional Indian head jewellery) and rings, traditional Indian jewellery offers some of the most beautiful pieces in the world. 
Indian jewellery has always been an on going custom, to be treasured, passed on and to be gifted. Many people associated gold jewellery with India, but many do not realise that Indian Jewellery offers much more than just gold to its pieces. From unique designs, to stones, diamond cuts and a traditional use of the jewellery. 

Jewellery is often known to be associated with women, but many decades ago during the times of Maharaja's (Kings) of India, many of the men were drenched in Royal design which used diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and pearls, to exhibit their importance and wealth. Even in todays modern India, men wear jewels during their religious wedding ceremony, this is to signify them as princes, on their special day. 

(Indian Maharaja King)

Western designers such as Alexander McQueen and Chanel have often used Indian jewellery during their fashion shows and as part of their collection inspiration. Indian jewellery offers a unique ethnicity to it, a holds a huge variety, from style to colour and size of the delicate pieces. 

(Chanel Show 2011/12

Indian Jewellery currently has been challenging the tradition and focusing more on the modern day, costume jewellery, with new younger designers giving the younger generation, unique and playful jewellery. Such as my favoruite Indian contemporary designer such as Eina Ahluwalia and Nitya Arora, using traditional symbolic Indian objects and colours in a modern take, so effective.-

John Barrett's: Pony Tail Bar Opens!

John Barret's: Ponytail Bar Opens

The first Ponytail Bar opens in New York City:

The 23rd of July 2012 marked the opening of the first ever Ponytail Bar, to take the chic city of New York by storm. Thats right ladies, who would of ever thought it to have a dedicated salon just for perfected pony's, styled by the greatest hair stylist in fashion, John Barrett. 

Luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman, is where the salon is based, John Barrett already has a successful salon launched, which offers classic salon experience as well as a exclusively Barrett's Braids bar. Barrett's Braids bar offers, the stylish braid designs, which many celebrities can't get enough of.

The new launch of the Pony Tail Bar, at Bergdorf Goodman was marked with a Pony Tail Party, celebrating the effortless style that can now be worn easily by the fabulous women of New York City (so unfair).

"A good ponytail is like a good heel-it gives you a little lift" - John Barrett

The experience at the salon bar offers you a menu of various different ponytails, to suit every hair type, for every occasion and for each individual personality. You can choose from:

  • The High Pony: From tight and sleek to playful with a few loose curls
  • The Mid-crown pony: Think classic, think British Royalty Duchess of Cambridge 
  • The Sculpted Pony: Style Grecian twist, with a spin on Olivia Wilde
  • The Braided Pony : Red-carpet-to-go, Blake Lively 
  • The Low Pony: A light casual mess, sophisticated and tucked under 
  • The Top Knot: A professionally polished version of what so many of us do ourselves on a hot summers day, but with a whole lot of chic

The ponytail is a hairstyle considered by many designers, hairstylist and photographers as the most effective hairstyle, so easily made interesting with added braids and crown volume, perfect for any occasion be it a day lunch or a red carpet extravaganza... its just Absolutely Amazing!
So for anyone traveling to NYC soon, be sure to make a booking at John Barrett's Salon, i know that i defiantly have this on my to-do list! I'm dying to try out the Braid pony! -

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Couples Collaborate on Style: Kimye

Couples Fashion Trend 
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Style, Making their mark on Hollywood: 

The newest couple to take on the Hollywood scene is bigger than ever, not just with their undercover love story but also with their synchronizing styles. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has always loved fashion, and is always photographed by the paparazzi looking flawless in head-to-toe designer glam, but since being in a relationship with hip-hop mastermind her style has been completely... remixed! 

Hip-hop star Kanye West has always been known for his creative mind and appreciation for fashion, with his own label recently being reveled at Paris Fashion week... we can defiantly tell that Mr West has been transforming Miss K's wardrobe. 

With the paparazzi fascinated by Hollywoods newest couple, there's never a time where we don't get to see what the two are wearing. After many weeks of their viewing as an item, the world witnessed a new vamp to Kim Kardashian's bright and flirtatious wardrobe.

Their style: working Black & White

Taking tips from Mr West, Kim changes the tones on her wardrobe, keeping to lighter shades, and white clearly showing as her favourite. While Kanye works his classic leather pants with casual black hoody and t-shirt. You can defiantly predict what 'Kimye' are going to rock at social parties, with their style playing out on a day to day basics. 

If their Love lasts longer than some of the fashion trends out there, then it can be said that they will become the new Fashion Power Couple... No doubt about it!-

Monday, 9 July 2012

Haider Ackermann

 Haider Ackermann

Brand Profile:

Haider Ackermann is a colombian born designer, from France that stormed Paris Fashion Week in 2001 with his first ever woman's collection, debuting his label. 

After being inspired by the honorable Yves Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann decided to head to Belgium to pursue his career in fashion designing. Interning with the likes of John Galliano and many other creative designers, 2001 was his year to broadcast his talent to the fashion industry. In 2005 Haider Ackermann joinned hands with Belgium bvba 32 group, to set up his very own studio in the chic capital of Paris, this began his journey of delivering unusual textures and drapes for the modern women. 

Influenced by various cultures, Ackermann's garments consist of contrast and blends of a whole new dress code. From simple cuts to asymmetric, the use of different materials, like leather and their new movement of drape. Beautiful strong silhouettes, which are strong and refined, many of his creations have been worn by celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Janet Jackson and Penelope Cruz. 

 I love the Visual affect of the way in which Ackermann exploits the use of tough textures against lustrous draping, contrasting the strong leathers with the intense flow of drape and colour.

A mastermind of leather and avant-garde draping.-