Diamonds are NOT a woman's favourite stone said NO man ever! We all know about the intense gratification that a rare white stone can bring into our lives, but sometimes we also feel that the affection may be slightly over-rated.
Marketers, ad makers, diamond manufacturers, suppliers and traders have falsely hiked our sentiments towards the precious stone. There are so many chic alternatives available; considered as trinkets to some, it has currently built a new frontier in the global fashion arena.
So there must be some trendy fashion rule when donning the beautiful trinkets.
Here at Star Lifestyle we will be sharing some with you…
Ethnic jewellery and Gau amulets are considered part of high fashion nowadays. Leading jewellery houses are producing unique styles that are simply breathtaking. Combine one of these pieces, especially the necklace to charm your way around the crowd.
Tassel earrings are all the rage this season. Pair them with kurtis sporting button tassels and look as chic as possible.
Ethnic jewellery such as terracotta and beads look fabulous with fusion wear. One must-have ethnic jewellery to own is a multicoloured, five layer bead neckpiece. Plus terracotta necklaces never lose their charm; looking best when paired with solid coloured cotton saris.
Silvers are outdoing golds nowadays. Bangladeshi brides are donning these beautiful pieces on their special occasions — a revolution, on its own!
Ethnic designs in sterling silver and sophisticated pearls look outstanding with pale coloured chiffon saris. Just imagine a pink string of single layered pearls on top of a powder-blue chiffon sari. We can already imagine the gasps from your end!
African jewellery and Moroccan silver enamels are also stylish, and can look superb with long skirts and white or beige tops. One thing to keep in mind while donning the intricate designs is to respect them. The motive should always be to emphasise the details and encourage curiosity amongst onlookers. The easiest way to highlight these special kinds of jewellery is to keep the dress-up as simple as possible.
Finally, it can be said that no matter where you go or what you do, if you are donning a tribal jewellery or an ethnic version, please be informed about the background story. Because when peers start complimenting, you need to further amaze them with the tales of the mysterious background it bears.
Contrary to popular belief, Baishakh is not a celebration limited to Bengalis, but people of all religions across the subcontinent. To get the Nepali flavour of Baishakh into 'borsho-boron' just visit www.facebook.com/KolorsOfKathmandu. The mix and match of all that is Bengali with a touch of Himalayan Nepal, is a fashion recipe that simply cannot go wrong!
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Jewellery: Kolors of Kathmandu
Make-up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha