Summer styles are slipping away, and Fall Fashion 2015 is here!
It starts with the short-lived, but highly-anticipated, return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Then the foliage follows suit, changing from dry-looking olives and decaying greens to fiery red-oranges, showy yellows and rich earthy browns, after which the trees dramatically shed their leaves in anticipation of the coming winter. Finally, out come all those cozy, snuggly knits that we stored so patiently all summer long. Autumn has arrived!
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Pantone Fall Palette 2015
This fall, our favorite fashion season is a muted and sophisticated boy-meets-girl affair of effortless opposites and elegant shades, poised and confident. Starting with the glitzy allure of the 20s through to the mid-century modernists and ending with the boho-chic of the 70s, progressive moments in the 20th century have been distilled into a colorful homage. This palette comprises the most important and directional hues for Fall Fashion 2015. “This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute about fashion’s time-traveling and “truly unisex” color palette for Fall 2015. “Naturally-inspired colors remind us of things that are real and protective,” she continues, noting that this season’s colors “are evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security.”
Particularly the 60s inflected Cashmere Rose. “A tactile and soft pink hue, it renders exactly what it promises,” she adds. “Cultivated in its richness, Cashmere Rose displays a gently persuasive and composed pink that is more upscale than downtown.” Which is why ladylike designers such as Lela Rose and Pamella Roland featured it - as an elegant coat and evening gown, respectively. Rose found herself inspired by “the colorful, patterned and textured world of birds,” while Roland was feeling in the pink after a trip to Paris (who wouldn’t?!) and channeled that ooh-la-la in to creating “classics for the future.” And it certainly dress-ed things up at Alice & Trixie (“just the right mix of mod and boho”), Rachel Pally (“simple-yet-sexy”) and somewhat cerebrally at Katie Gallagher, who was inspired by the notion of a “blur or blob in space.”
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Cashmere Rose on the Runway
Pink has continued stalking the catwalks as a strong trend for Spring 2016. “I’m in my rose period,” notes Carolina Herrera, who layered thick horizontal "stripes" of tulle in various pinks to fabulous effect. Diane von Furstenberg was similarly feeling la vie en rose and seeming to channeling her iconic 70s ad campaign, but with a new millennium twist: "Feel like a woman - wear a pink dress." And Banana Republic’s much-buzzed-about new'ish Creative Director Marissa Webb - the one responsible for making J. Crew so craveworthy at one time - showed tailored separates that make a girl actually want to sport workwear. The Spring collection also represented a collaboration with the CFDA and cult-fave designer Timo Weiland, and the colorful, travel-inspired looks are all the proof we need that it’s time, once again, to think pink! Particularly paired with hints of coral and salmon as shown in this look.
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ISHARYA Cashmere Rose Jewelry
Translation: we love to think pink and have jumped onto this trend like there’s no tomorrow...or better yet: like it’s yesterday! Starting with our 24k-gold trimmed Pastel Rani collection, which features Cashmere Rose’s opulent gemstone besties: violet, orchid and sunny daffodil.
Our Orchid Goddess collection features the feminine pink, purple and fuchsia undertones that make Cashmere Rose so flattering. Plus go so well when paired with a menswear-inspired jacket or blazer.
And when we’re feeling unabashedly girlie and ready to get our accessorize-Accessorize-ACCESSORIZE on, we’ll be reaching for the cheery Rose Cashmere, daffodil and violet long earring - paired, naturellement (like Pamella) with the très Cashmere Rose Pastel Rani Statement Ring. Or, perhaps, a stack of cuffs made from the Pastel Rani Quartz cuff, the timelessly elegant Orchid Goddess Skinny cuff or Honeycomb Bangle or really rockin’ and Rose-in’ in a princess-perfect pink cuff.
And shamelessly show off our Cashmere Rose panache after we place our order and proceed to somewhat (um, okay, very) showily - and slowly! - reach for that Pumpkin Spice Latte.
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Image via fortunenotes.comHowever, where fancifulness originally ruled, mathematics soon entered and modern origami now incorporates puzzles into the folding, challenging people to manipulate a single piece of paper into elaborate shapes - without cutting or gluing. Origami masters, like the late Akira Yoshizawa, even employed sets of symbols, arrows and elaborate diagrams to explain entire systems of folding patterns.
Image via PinterestOrigami has once again been experiencing a comeback of sorts, particularly in art, with the intriguing work of abstract paper folders including Jean-Claude Correia and Paul Jackson. Origami Fashion And in Fashionland, starting with the always avant-garde Issey Miyake. The 132 5 collection of geometric shapes of fabric mysteriously - and marvelously! - unfolds and unfurls into wearable items of clothing. Novel and novelty-driven, certainly, but still impressive and forward-thinking - particularly in our age of jetsetting about while dealing with draconian carry-on restrictions.
Image via BlogspotOrigami on the Runway The runway then picked up on the origami trend in earnest at the Spring 2014 shows. Of origami note: on-trend metallics, particularly razor-sharp origami’ish pleating at Dries Van Noten, Antipodium, Celine, Proenza Schouler and Ports 1961; funky origami’esque tops at Christopher Kane; and pleaty-layers at Ferragamo, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang. And who can forget the giant white origami flowers that Karl Lagerfeld employed to dramatic effect on the Chanel Spring 2015 Couture runway - which opened mechanically to reveal a campy, yet undeniably fabulous bloom of color!
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Image via Getty ImagesISHARYA's Origami Jewelry Collection Our own designers here at ISHARYA also succumbed to origami fever, in particular, the crispness of the mathematical folds and numerical underlying order. These facets of paper-folding lend creative works just enough rigorous discipline to be interesting, but without crossing back into “the box.” Rather, they seem to cross-over directly into the geometric edginess of Art Deco. Almost, but not quite. Instead, they maintain a hint of their exotic origin that is so prevalent in the zeitgeist right now. Which is another way of saying: “looks great with your LBD, your designer jeans and a sleek white tee, and other fash classics.” Blue Chalcedony Origami Stud earrings, which let you take the refreshing blues of the ocean with you anywhere. A stack of the Origami Gold Pyramid Cuffs because...cuffs. And the Origami Gold Statement Necklace which is chic, on-trend and easy to wear with almost everything in your wardrobe right now. (more…)
It's that time of the year again, when markets in India are flooded with pretty rakhis and gift boxes for Raksha Bandhan. While sisters get to choose from plenty of beautiful rakhis for their brothers, the men don't have it quite so easy.
Choosing the perfect rakhi for your first and original best friend in life can be a daunting task. If you're one of the many men whose idea of a great Rakhi gift is a box of chocolates, you may want to step your game up this year - and we've got your covered. (Ladies - if you're reading this, you may want to casually share it with that brother of yours.)
We'll make this simple: When buying a gift for a girl, you can never go wrong with jewelry. The real trick however, is choosing the kind of jewelry that your sister will actually wear and love.
Here are a few options for you to consider:
It doesn’t matter whether your sister is a young college student, entrepreneur or stay-at-home mom, she can always use a pair of gorgeous drop earrings added to her wardrobe. These earrings are super versatile and can be worn with a silk kurta for an elegant look or with a little red dress for a chic statement. ISHARYA has a wide range of modern and sleek drops that any girl would love. The Deco Mirror drop Earrings and rose quartz fuchsia Gem Rocks libra earrings, among others, will add the perfect touch to her outfits. The fact that drop earrings are always popular choice among celebs, will only double her happiness.
Deepika Padukone as seen in ISHARYA Rani Rocks drop earrings.
While she's tying a sentimental rakhi onto your wrist, why not add some bling to hers? Our silver Dew Drop Mirror bracelet, inspired by nature, is a gorgeous option for a Rakhi gift. The Prism Mirror pearl bracelet is another piece that will make you the best brother of all time when it comes to gift-giving. Hoping to capture the meaning of this colorful, vibrant holiday in your gift? Check out the Rani Rocks multi stone bracelet.
Maybe your darling sis is more of tomboy, and prefers to keep her jewerly simple. In any case, stud earrings are a must have for any girl, especially those who don't like experimenting with jewelry too much. Buying a boring pair of studs that look just like a pair she already owns might not get you any brownie points. The trick here would be to buy studs that break away from the usual designs. ISHARYA’s Origami gold stud earrings and Deco Mirror stud earrings are smart choices. Social diva or punk rock chic, these beauties are loved by all!
Not to be confused with the cuffs at the end of your sleeves - like our statement cufflinks. Slim cuffs are a great accessory to dress up the wrist without the weight. They can instantly give a lift to her outfit (both Indian and western), and adapt to the look she wants to sport. Surprise her with the Op Art slip on cuff for a bold and beautiful Rakhi gift. If she is more discrete with her style, there’s nothing she would love more than the silver Deco Mirror cuff. Pick the Jewel Rani shaded pink slim cuff for the trend-setting sis.
Every girl wants that perfect piece of jewelry that will add an element of everyday glam to her wardrobe. A layered pendant is just that! It can be fun and feminine at the same time. Delicate when paired with warm colored Indian outfits; but adds some edge when worn with a white tee and jeans. If you like the classic look, go with the Dew Drop Mirror layered pendant available in gold and silver. For a more colorful personality, pick the strawberry ice Dew Drop enamel layered pendant. Even better? Layer your choice of two separtae pendants for a unique looks like our Croc triangle pendant and Croc rectangle pendant below.
The bond between a brother and sister will always be special, and you don’t need Rakhi gifts to prove it. However, there's no harm in putting in a little extra effort to show your sister some love. Think about all the times she had your back growing up! Siblings are amazing, and should be celebrated at least once a year. Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan!
PS - Tag with your rakhi gift at #isharya.
Fresh fall fashion is coming, and this season we're taking the classic art of origami to new levels. Instead of folding paper, we've folded gold and glamorous gemstones into modern jewelry sculptures that are sure to make a statement.
1. Origami isn't for the birds anymore.
2. A fold of gold around your wrist gives new energy to any ensemble.
3. The leaves may be losing their rich green color, but that doesn't mean you have to.
4. Delicate, certainly, yet bold. Like you.
5. Decisions, decisions.
6. Layer these cuffs for a truly unique sculpture of your own.
7. Dress things up with a pretty pendant that matches the crisp fall sky.
8. Like two arrows on your wrist, pointing to your impeccable taste.
9. A fun "angle" on the hot-off-the-runway ear cuff trend.
10. Green + gold may not exactly be the new black, but does it really matter?
11. Don't suffer the post-summer blues - weave them into your fierce fall fashion!
12. Fall means getting to reinvent your style - choose your gems wisely.
13. Our favorite excuse for a fall mani? Being able to show off midi, mani and statement rings that bring the right amount of bling to any outfit.
So go ahead - fold into fall with these bold new looks.
Celebrate the 4th with pops of bold gold, red, white, and blue.
1. 4th of July jewelry math: red + white + blue + gold = bold.
2. Make a bold statement.
3. What’s your style angle?
4. Fun earrings are just the thing for the right amount of bling.
5. Accessorize your red, white, & blue with gold, white, & blue.
6. Bold gold, a pop of red, and a dash of blue.
7. Decisions, decisions….
8. Be true blue...
9. ...and dandy in fun eye candy.
Get an extra 30% off classic items this 4th of July.
At some point, everything in fashion seems to end up as the new black, but what about the new stack? If you’re looking for an alternative to that stack of bracelets, midi rings are just the thing.
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This gorgeous trend sped into overdrive courtesy of the Chanel Fall 2013 Haute Couture extravaganza. The setting for the rings was the Grand Palais in Paris, transformed into a “convincingly, dangerously derelict theater.” (To call this spectacle a mere runway show kinda understates - if not misses entirely - the point.) Rather, set to a dramatic soundtrack of opera and against a futuristic, filmic backdrop that shimmered like “an Emerald City on the Far Eastern frontier,” Chanel’s Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld, spoke of being inspired by “tradition with future.”
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Translation: a post-modern mashup of references from Grace Jones to Blade Runner, Victorian Era to Rihanna, and just enough Something-Elsiana to make the spectacle run like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. "My whole life is a Fritz Lang moment," noted Lagerfeld, who selects and curates most aspects of his runway productions. In summing up his collection, he cleverly described it as being “on the way from the Old World to the New World, and fashion is the only way to make the trip."
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Along the way, the midi rings adorning the models’ fingers like henna tattoos come to 3D life must have caught the eye of Rihanna, a regular fixture in the Chanel front row.
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Other celebs who’ve happily hopped on the trend include Beyonce and the Olsen fashionistas. As tricky as they are, midi rings are an easy trend to try because there’s really no wrong way to wear them.
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You can always just slip a single one on and see how it feels. Otherwise, balance is your fashion fraind. A rule of thumb (so to speak) that works well visually is to concentrate your stack of rings on your pointer finger, and wear a single, smaller midi on your middle finger and a short stack on your ring finger. This array looks balanced on the hand as a whole without looking like overkill.
And, as always, when it comes to rings and such things, a fresh mani is a great idea. Not only will your lovely hands be ready for all this attention, but it’s a great excuse to book a mani. Because...mani.
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And because Chanel Méditerranée, our pick for this summer’s absolutely-no-question MUST-have. This oceanic blue is an on-point mix of teal meets murky seawater. It dries a bit muted, but will net you the compliments by the boatload without you even having to fish for them. Available at Chanel.com.
How do you midi? Be sure to let us know with #isharyamidiring.
Bride or guest, illuminate with big fat jewels from our Indian bridal jewelry edit.
1. Because the mirror (jewelry) never lies.
Royal Filigree Tassel Lariat
Duo Royal Filigree Ring
Filigree Spoke Triple Ring
Prism Mirror Statement Hoop Earring
2. Think wedding day earring "wardrobe."
3. A whisper of gorgeous green & glimmer of gold.
4. A delicate dangle of pearls that shimmy in time with the bridal beat.
5. Be bold in gold - try earrings, a necklace, and an edgy knuckle ring.
Royal Filigree Long Necklace
Royal Filigree Tassel Lariat
Royal Filigree Knuckle Ring
Filigree Spoke Front Hoop Earring
6. Put style at your fingertips - or tip - with a fingertip ring and coordinating earring.
7. You've captured the key to his heart - think of pretty jewelry as extra insurance.
8. Tie on a no-hassle tassel!
10. Going green is always in style.
11. Touch up tradition with a hint - and glint - of edge.
12. Because more is more... stylish, fabulous, and fun.
13. Filigree with pretty pedigree.