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As one would know Japan is well known for its cuisine, aesthetic tradition, bonsai trees. One of the most notable aspects of Japanese aesthetics is “wabi-sabi,” or the beauty of imperfection. Until recently, a well known Japanese (where else) brand Belle Maison started to sell pre-painted toenail nude stockings. The tights come adorned with different designs so intricate they rival a nail-art.

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The tights feature individual toes topped with a fake nail, the designs range from mermaid-inspired looks to Disney motifs. So next time if u are too lazy to get your pedicure, pick up a pair of pre-painted tights which are cheaper than a pedicure and they last longer too.

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It seems fashion season has just started, with so much of motivation from our much admired luxury brands, who would not want, here is an insight on what each one has on offer for this party season:

Dior for men - the essentials

For his collection spring 2016 dior homme revisits the essential sportswear. The jacket is emerging as a centerpiece, whether in navy blue nylon fabric, roller and carmine red, or hooded cotton cloth laminated yellow beige. It combines the tradition of right pants in cold wool fabric and wool jersey or mesh modern roller cotton poplin shirt. Dior homme defines the new boundaries of masculine luxury, strong technical beauty.

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Gucci

A metallic gold leather sandal with quilted crossover straps and curved thick metallic leather covered heel becomes a must from Gucci for upcoming holiday celebrations. It comes in purple, emerald green, hibiscus red leather, metallic pink …

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The brand is not leaving his men’s behind, a must for winter chill is a brown leather loafer fully lined with kangaroo and finished with signature horsebit detail. It comes in three variants brown, black and crocodile black.

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Burberry

The British brand starts the monogramming service with up to three initials. You can personalize your gifts on wool cashmere ponchos, fragrance and iconic scarves.

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Nirav Modi

Intrigued by his daughters’ elastic bangles Nirav Modi was inspired to reproduce into a precious jewel. Embrace, in a feet of artistic engineering calibrated links come together in a circle, infinite in its form. When stretched, an elegant, interlocking pattern is revealed.

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Jimmy Choo

While Jimmy Choo makes this party season sparkle and bring the fun back ith shoes and accessories made for dance floor double-takes. Pick a trick below to bring each edit to life.

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No look is complete without nice pair of shoes and we have brought the best shoes trend that will add a glam factor to your fall/winter look.

Classic Pumps

Pumps are in trend and can be paired flared trousers, leggings and dresses. The pumps were seen on the runway shows Vivienne Westwood, Nina Ricci and Balenciaga.

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Fur adorned shoes

Fur is the great trend this season and was seen at fall shows of Gucci, Brunello Cucinelli, FendiandMaison Martin Margiela to name a few. These shoes will keep you warm and are trendy at the same time.

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Sexy Lace Boots

They are sexy and absolutely super cool to wear. The shoes were spotted on the ramp show of Altuzarra, Saint Laurent and Ellie Saab.

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Decorated shoes

Jewel patterned or bead embellished shoes          are glamorous and can be wore to any special occasion this winter. The shoes made their mark with shows of Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Delpozo.

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Shiny Velvet Shoes

A pair velvet shoes looks utterly luxurious and catches everyone’s eyes. From velvet pumps to velvet ankle boots, the shoe trend was spotted at Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Emilio Pucci.

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Over the Knee Boots

These are long, sexy and can go with any dress or trenchcoat. One can pick high latex boots from Dior, patterned from Emillio Pucci or simple from Calvin Klein.

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Patchwork Shoes

These are funky and are for the ladies who love to experiment with their look. The stylish trend came through the fall runway shoes of Burberry and Alexander McQueen.

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The Mary Jane Style

Mary Jane shoes are back and this time with twist. Prada fall show revealed Mary Jane shoes with double-strap while Mary Katrantzou showed it in bright color with and high perfect platform heels.

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Metallic Footwear

Shoes with high shine element are in trend. There are chic and can be wore with any outfits to add more glam. Prada, Bottega Veneta and Salvatore Ferragamo had model wearing metallic shoes.

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Sporty Sneakers

Sneakers are totally in and have been for a few seasons now. Celine sent models wearing pure white pieces while Tommy Hilfiger showed sporty sneakers with a wedge

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Trendy Loafers

Loafers are flat, comfortable and can be paired with Midi skirts, Jeans and leggings. Prada showed futuristic loafers while Gucci presented chic loafers with fur.

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Fringe Style Boots

Suede fringed boots looks are in trend and looks classic. Burberry and Rebecca Minkoff fall show brought back the fringe style shoes back.

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Double Tone

Double tone footwear spotted on fall runway of Chanel, Prada and many others. You can chose from two tone brogue or two toned ankle boots or double colored strapped sandals.

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Block heeled

Brands like Miu Miu and Calvin turned to heeled footwear for fall 2015. Measuring little more than two inches off the ground, the block heel is comfortable and trendy.

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Narrow Shoes

This shoe trend looks beautiful. Versace showed boots in two colors with narrow tip while Dolce & Gabbana brought red feminine shoes with a furry body with pointy-toe.

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Gucci’s show at Milan was ranging across inspirations from the 600 years and today. Alessandro Michele had thought about flowers and insects and 1970s rock stars, and he was thinking about Gucci and its archives and what was in there.

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There were a number of new loafer styles that I’m sure several street style stars have already inquired about pre-ordering. Shoes had refined touches of wilderness, such as floral-print linings or hand-painted snake coils on the block heels of mules.

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With 600 years as inspiration, footwear  used were fur-lined clogs and sandals, square toe sling backs, leaf print mules where upper were shaped in leaf with gold pippin and hand painted heal, lace bow pumps, embroidered and floral print loafers and t strap platforms offering subtler riffs on the theme.

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By – Duhin Ganju

“Fashion is not about utility, an accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.” – The Devil Wears Prada.

Accessories have left a huge impact on fashion be it in the form of capes, shoes, handbags or timepieces. Each and every commodity represents the brand value and has been worn by all fashion enthusiasts around the world. As the year is about to end, here are some of famous accessories that I have reviewed. I know the list maybe endless, but these were my top favorites…

The Burberry Poncho: A masterpiece from the brand’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection, the Burberry poncho has become a front-runner in the fashion world. Made in England from 100% farmed cashmere, the poncho also comes with the beautiful monogramming service where customers can emblazon their initials onto the blanket scarf, adding a more personalized appeal to this luxurious accessory.

SPL840915_018The Fendi Bag Bug: A master of innovation, Karl Lagerfeld introduced a funky new accessory for the brand’s spring collection. Made from fox fur the bag bug is a classy new accessory perfectly complimenting the brand’s iconic bags like Peekaboo or Baguette. Available in various shapes and sizes, this furry charm is hard to miss for those who are extremely fashion conscious.

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Gucci’s New Bamboo Tote: Gucci’s new bamboo tote is the ultimate calling card of unmistakable and ultra chic style. Available in various exotic skins like crocodile, python and ostrich; this new tote bag is truly meant for the fashion conscious mind. Heritage styles in this tote include a zip closure with the iconic bamboo handle.

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Chanel Plexiglas Bag: The new handle clutch designed by Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld is an ode to the house’s most iconic fragrance- Chanel No.5. Made from Baccarat crystal, the see-through clutch is an enlarged version of the perfume bottle. Making an excellent couture statement, Chanel’s Plexiglas bag can be carried everywhere with confidence and poise, be it red carpet events or funky nightclubs.

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Couture Sneakers: French luxury brands such as Chanel and Dior developed a new iconic piece for their autumn-winter couture shows- The Sneaker. Handcrafted by trained artisans, each and every sneaker is made with utmost attention and detail. Perfectly complimenting expensive floor-length gowns, these new sneakers are a true example of the brand’s innovation towards fashion. Heavily encrusted with Swarovski jewels and tweed fabric, these new accessories have hit the likes of various celebrities like Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, Marion Coltiard etc.

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Burberry’s Bloomsbury Bag: At their autumn-winter show in 2014, Burberry introduced the new Bloomsbury tote as an ode to the heritage British craftsmanship. Each bag was hand-painted with a design done by an expert artisan. Available in different skins like mink, alligator and calf-leather; each bag has its unique quality and tapered look. A quintessential British icon, the Bloomsbury Bag is the brand’s new iconic handbag and a must-have accessory during this year.

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The Dolce and Gabanna Crown: Royal, rich and ladylike; this new accessory introduced by the duo in their numerous fashion shows during this year, is a must have in every woman’s closet. Made from 24ct. plated gold, this crown has intricate detailed patterns that reflect the brand’s personal style and touch. Having influences from Italy and Spain, Dolce and Gabanna’s crown has become a new signature look for those who can afford to dress up like a true princess. La Dolce Vita!

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Swarovski Tube Bangles: The Austrian brand launched a new accessory campaign featuring Miranda Kerr, that became an instant must-have in the designer closet. These tube bangles boast elegance with a touch of funk and cool. Emblazoned with approximately 450 Swarovski crystals, each bangle is hand-made at the brand’s factory in Wattens, Austria. Available in different sizes at almost all their outlets around the world, they come in colors of pink, purple, black and silver.

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Bvlgari’s Serpenti Watch: Bvlgari is a brand known for its extravagant jewelry pieces so it was no surprise when the brand launched their Serpenti Watch this year. Made from 24ct. rose gold, the watch boasts of 115 diamonds worth 10 carats. With five jewel movements, this watch has become an instant classic in the luxury time zone. Priced at $50000, this watch is definitely an example of luxurious craftsmanship and sophisticated style.

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Tiffany’s T Collection: Who says Tiffany is all about expensive diamonds? The American jewelry giant proved the fashion audience wrong by introducing their T collection. Chic and effortless, yet girly, this low-cost collection of theirs became an instant classic in the jewelry closet. Made from 18ct. rose gold, these Tiffany statement pieces instantly acclaimed a high profile in the market. Each piece is packed individually in their iconic blue box and can be perfectly accessorized with a designer dress or even an expensive ball gown.

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Louis Vuitton’s Box Bag: As a part of their Spring Summer 2014 collection, Louis Vuitton introduced their new statement chain bag. Nicolas Ghesquière, the brand’s newest Design Director amalgamated the essence of the iconic trunk and transformed it into a box clutch. Carried as a sling, the bag also comes with a detachable chain thereby making it into an evening clutch. Made from hardbound leather, it carries the option of customizing it with exotic leathers like crocodile and ostrich.

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Louboutin’s Mina Clutch: Christian Louboutins’s Mina Clutch surely speaks to the brand’s iconic spikes. Made from 100% calf leather, each clutch has been crafted to perfection. Adding onto the feminine appeal are the silver spikes that are hand-placed by expert artisans at the brand’s Parisian workshops. The pinnacle of any ensemble, this Mina clutch has become an instant Louboutin classic, within the likes of celebrities such as Blake Lively and Catherine Zeta Jones.

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Kate Spade’s Ciara Bag: Kate Spade’s latest cross body bag is an ode to the brand’s timelessly classic appeal. Made from hand-woven straw, this new number is definitely hard to resist by those who are looking towards the lighter side of ‘high-fashion’. The iconic bow accent lifts the magnetic flap and this gorgeous number is also lined with tanned leather. Ideally meant for the younger side, this bag can be generally carried for everyday purposes; perfectly complimenting it with a light summery straw hat.

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Valentino’s studded beauties: Known as one of the leading brands in the design industry, Valentino’s latest resort accessories line is surely hard-to-miss! Created under the design direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, this new resort collection comprises footwear and handbags. Each piece has the brands iconic studs incorporated onto them, followed by multi-coloured stripes as detailing. Though this line bears Mr. Garavani’s name, the duo have done a commendable job in amalgamating their design aesthetics with that of the Italian giant. Available now across select Valentino stores, the collection starts from a staggering price of $1400.

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Summer is the time to show off your toes and your dainty feet, the fashion order given by the designers all over the world is to forgo the feminine staple of high heels and replace them, with footwear which looks almost like orthopedic shoes. The styling is different, however: the sandals are supposed to be worn with multilayered full dresses in tea rose shades, as well as black mid-cut dresses, leather bomber jackets, sporty hats and smart bags.

Perhaps, this is not the type of shoes that could win accolades, though you can be sure that street-style photographers will notice you working the trend. According to this season’s course, sandals appear to be a few sizes larger, all with wide stripes and thick soles. Because such footwear looks rather masculine, female feet appear strikingly gracious and delicate in it
In fact many of us get tempted to wear flip-flops all through the summer while they don’t provide support for your feet and give you arch and heel pain if you wear them for too long.
Even though they are the world’s most casual wear, and are meant to slip on and off with the greatest of ease as you frolic by the ocean or lounge by the pool. And okay, fine, they’re also a go-to for co-eds on warm-weather campuses, but that doesn’t mean they look good.

Open cut outs and lots of foot exposure are no longer strictly for the summer months, as seen on the most recent runways. These lace front sandals are sexy and can be paired with tights for the colder season too. Whether it was in the form of a bootie, a la Emporio Armani, flats like Oscar de la Renta, or a simple pump like those Narciso Rodriguez, Parbal Gurung and Zac Posen showed pointy shoes were everywhere.

There are so many styles and trends to choose from with bright colors, endless straps, cut outs, textures, peep toes, and pointed toe mules ruling the runway choices are seemingly endless. It was not just the sky-high heels that made an impact, the kitten heels and made heads turn with their dainty and feminine appearance.

Lace ups, straps galore, and gladiator knee high sandals, of course the designers did not forget about the more casual fashionista’s who look for comfort and style in metallic oxfords, platform sneakers, and strappy flat sandals.
Remember Marilyn Monroe once said; ‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ So however you plan to rule the world, whether you’re walking the streets or strutting the concrete catwalk, this spring has the shoe for you. Start the season off on the right foot, and be on your way to conquering your world….just be sure to get your pedicure first!

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FRINGE IT ON

Fringes seem to be doing the rounds on scarfs to bags to shoes this season… shoe sculptor Payal Kothari feels, a little flow never hurt anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOTANICAL

Botanical prints with organic hues are the vital colors this season.
The Accessory Fix: Floral prints are dramatic so stay away from accessories that are too pretty. Keep hair messy and let shoes be a little tough!
The Best Look: Team your floral pants with a smart white tee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE STUBBORN MULE

This season the mule, once a signature shoe for the over-60 set, has received a youthful makeover. Whether a floral adorned flat, a chunky heel or a sleek stiletto, the new mule is something you’ll want to slip into.
How to Wear Them: Pair your pointed mules with cigarette pants to give you an elongated silhouette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRAP THAT ANKLE

This season you’ll see the rise of the ankle strap. Update your wardrobe with this shoe as it gives you that elegant look while securely keeping the shoe on your foot. I particularly favor this look as I feel that it adds a slimming look to the ankle.

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Indian men adorn exclusive jewellery to connect with their creative and aesthetic side, says the survey conducted by Platinum Guild International, to comprehend and acquire a deeper understanding of their lifestyle, mindset, and their attitude towards jewellery.

Through the ages, the most discerning of men have preferred platinum when it came to their jewellery. Young men today are not only looking at bands in platinum, but are also taking to platinum chains, and bracelets. The look of platinum and its weight appeals to men as it is understated, yet sophisticated and elegant and those who own it are considered ahead of the curve.Platinum is a very dense metal and has inherent strength that can be sculpted into unique designs and can withstand the rigors of daily wear.

Platinum jewellery in India includes designs themes from the trends forecasted, taking inspiration from the key design hook of ‘Digital fantasy’, the men’s range has captured futuristic, modern and brave new shapes, structural and engineered designs, which stand the test of time. Each piece highlights the texture and glory of platinum – matt and satin combination finishes and designs like dual finish knots or box links have been crafted keeping in mind the discerning urban man.

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The much-awaited mad fashion race just got over by spreading the best of fashion trends. There were many that surprised us; some seem to be relatively obvious whereas few came straight from the International runways. Well, if you are keen about decking up in best of accessories inspired from the runway, this one is for you…Fashion Fad brings for fashion conscious frat, an accessory search from Delhi’s biggie fashion runway. And so here goes trendiest accessories that we spotted at WIFW.

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Accessories seem to play an indispensible role while dressing–up. More than an off-beat innovation, they hit the right place in your wardrobe, they amp the most basic outfit to something extraordinary and so what better than keeping ourselves up-to-date and adorning the best of runway inspired looks that adds an oomph factor…

Bling It – Jewellery has never been an outdated affair. You can go wild, smart and yet beautiful.  There comes no rule of not mixing Indian jewels with westerns and so on and so forth. The WIFW runway was inspired from the Tribes of Africa where we saw bold hues and lots of Afro-centric jewels. Also spotted were beaded neckpieces that made an outfit spread that eternal elegance. Bling chokers feathered detailing and metallic cuffs seem to play the perfect add-on role. So much of shine, glam and glitter came into existence at runway by Wendell Rodricks, Gaurav Gupta, Pia Pauro and many others.

Baggers Day Out – It was like a ‘Baggers’ day out at numerous shows. We saw most of them teaming up costumes with bags in different forms. Where arm candies and black and brown clutches were a huge hit by Bodice, Indian printed mini suitcase bags by Pankaj and Nidhi looked bold and bright. To add more style there’s numerous beaded wonders to print to ethnic to embellished clutches; they suit best with all your outfits.

Hats Off – It’s not the first time fashion has been through this cycle. Well, think the 1970s…and it surely remind of beautiful turbans and headgears. From straw hats to fixed turbans to round hats, you have them all. May be, some weren’t too heady but a little change do makes difference to your outfit. From sporty to wide rimmed, Crochet caps to beaded ones they all looked revolutionary. The wide–rimmed fluorescent hats by Surendri looked huge and attractive too, also the straw hats by Hemant and Nandita was a big hit.

So ladies, you have enough to experiment by now, nothing better than braving in new looks at every social do…isn’t it??

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Today, platinum jewellery has entered a young bride’s trousseau as she sees it as elegant and classy, modern and a reflection of her personal style and it complements both traditional and western attire. Style Expert Colin Cowie picks his platinum jewellery must –haves for the bride for the upcoming wedding season.

“A bride should wear meaningful pieces of jewellery on her special day – jewellery that symbolizes love, family, and commitment. Platinum jewelry encompasses all of the above because it will last forever, just like the couple’s enduring love for each other. Plus, the jewellery can become heirloom items to pass down for generations,” says Colin Cowie.

Platinum jewellery is the ultimate expression of eternal love and commitment; wedding bands and engagement rings in platinum are preferred because of the emotional values that are associated with it. The wedding jewellery range includes a wide variety of designs and the metal’s natural white lustre highlights the brilliance. Moreover, platinum never fade nor tarnish; a perfect symbol of your everlasting love!