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As the season kicks into high gear, Our Make-up Maven Suneeti Soni creates makeup looks having reminiscences of the old world charm with an eclectic modern twist!

It’s all about the glitz and glamour. As a “modern vintage” bride, she desires a look that is reminiscent of the
past, yet done in an update way!


She is non-traditional and chooses a look that is current. Her dress may be avant-garde. She seeks a look 
with high impact and a unique flair—something that will show off her individual.

Jhumars for bride

Jhumar is a favorite jewelry ingredient for brides and a bride supposed to be
incomplete without Juumar. Indian and Pakistani Brides look gorgeous with 
heavy jewelry earrings, necklace Mang tikka and off-course Jhumar.
It enhances the beauty and specificity of a bride. Here are some designs
of Jhumar which provides a clue to have a beautiful one for a bride.





 

Stunning in SILK

The lustrous beauty and incomparable variety of designs and colors of the silk sarees make them an obvious and envious choice for the brides. No wedding is complete without the luxurious and expensive sarees made of pure silk. Many a bride, even from north India are ditching the regular heavily encrusted and embroidered lehengas for their wedding ceremony and are opting for the conventional silk sarees. Known for their aesthetic beauty and glamor, the silk saree can never fail in bringing out the best in every bride. 

When it comes to depieting the beauty and sensuality of women then saree is the sttire, which wins the race hands down. Saree is the only attire which can make a woman look sexy despite being draped in 7yards of fabric.
Designers are being experimental when designing a silk saree often merging 2-3 types of silk fabrics and designs into one breathtaking creation. The choices of silk blends are vast, some of the most popular being is follows:

 

 

The Banarasi

It is said that gold threads are used for making this attire, which makes them very expensive, and are
concerned as a perfect bridal wear. The designs you will generally find on Banrasi saree incldes flowers, birds, decorative patterns and nature. Highly skilled weavers weave this attire, and at times, it takes them almost a month to make a single outfit.

 

 

 

 

The Kanchipuram

The distinct and vivacious color makes Kanchipuram Silk sarees, a unique choice for women who want to look different. The customary designs include flower-patterns, unique checks and stripes, and designs of temples. The border known as pallu is woven separately from the main body of the garment. Once woven, it is attached to the sari to give it an authentic Kancipuram style. These attires are widely popular for their beauty, gleam and durability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bandhni

These sarees originate from Rajasthan and Gujarat. They are designed by using traditional way of tie and dye, which is commonly known as Bandhej. Interesting designs and patterns is formed on the clothing using vibrant colors.

 










The Tanchoi
These apparels from north India have one of its kind pallu and the designs comprises of flowery motifs.







 





The Paithani

Paithani solk saris are made from silk and include intricate metalic patterns. The colors used for making these attires are derived from various natural sources like leaves, flowers, and soil etcetera. These attires are considered to be very graceful and luxurious.









GOING CHIC
Though the silk saree has a very traditional touch to it, you can spice up a conventional saree with unusual pairing of accessories.
  • You can go ultra chic with a designer bindi having a big stone, contrasting to the main color of the saree or you can simply use a big red bindi, which has become a fad today.
  • Pick a fusion style ornament to offset the traditional look with a modern twist. Wearing a chunky oxidized silver necklace of a bracelet can make your look a bit, bohemian, you can also neutralize the over accessorizing by just wearing a pair of ostentatious earrings, sans any other jewellery.
  • Wear a gold wristlet purse on your left hand. Shaped like a bracelet with a small round or traingular hanging zippered section, these purses are no more than 4 to 6 inches long and are frequently covered in intricate bead work. Pick up an inexpensive one at a street market, and store your keys, cellphone, cash and lipstick inside.
  • Highlight the rings with big pearls in the centre. Rings with large stones are more fashionable than understand settings or simple bands.
  • Finish off your ensemble with a fancy pair of fancy sandals, instead of the regular decorated 'Chappals' Wear sandals with a small wedge or stiletto heel unless you are already very tall. Choose a pair with beaded, braided or otherwise decorated straps.
  • Last but not the least, carry the look off with the right attitude and ample confidence. You are the woman of today and nothing can stop you from looking and feeling incredibly sexy in a silk saree!

Flower jewellery designs

The Flower Attraction

Flower Jewellery

 


The first and foremost aim of any bride during her wedding is to look stunningly beautiful and besot all around her. The would be leaves no stone unturned and goes an extra mile or even two to make precious than her. The modern day bride does not believe that only  oodles of gold and diamonds can make her looks
and styling.The rising trend of adorning the bride with fresh flower jewellery is catching everyone's fancy, especially for functions like mehandi and sangeet. The trend has been led by Bollywood beauties like Ashwarya Rai Bachan, Esha Deol, Isha Koppikar and very recently Vidya Balan. And if these trendsetting ladies can do it, then why don't you take it a step further and try it for yourselves?











SHWETA NANDA

Floral Jewellery has a wide range and you can get whatever you want. The usual set includes a pair of earrings, necklace, mang tika, bracelet and anklets. But if you need something extra , such as Baju band, it can be provided.If you want to be really creative and different, you can even get a floral dupatta!

The color and style of the jewellery mostly depends on your attire and many kinds of flowers are used to
make the jewellery. Rose, mogra & orchids are the most popular choices thes days and the jewellery usually lasts for about 2 days and even 3, if refrigerated. it is a wise idea to order the jewellery about 15days in advance to avoid last minute chaos. Most designers will insist on meeting the bride to discuss the color of her outfit and what flowers will match it. The jewellery is made free size so you wont need to come for measurements trails.

Alternately if you have th etime and inclimation, you can try your hand at making the jewellery yourself. A quick guide:

  • Find a good source of fresh and good quality flowers and choose your flower petals. Although these beads are normally made with rose petals they can also be made with other dried flower petals. Use several handfuls to ensure you don't run out in the middle of the bead making process. Using a blender or food processor, puree the petals until they are much smaller.
  • Place the petals into a cast iron pan, using just enough water to cover them. The iron in the pan will create a deep hue in color when combined with the petals. Allow the petals to simmer on low heat: never boil tthe petals for this will ruin them.Continue to simmer for an hour then let the petals cool: repeat this process until the petals turn into a mush-like substance. Pour the petals into a strainer or sieve, draining as much water as possible.
  • Roll a bit of the mass between your fingers to shape the beads. Larger beads will take longer time to dry. Place the newly formed beads on a paper towel for at least 24hrs. String the deads with a wire or pierce with a sharp object such as a toothpick to create a hole in the center of the bead then string with fishing line, when they are still slightly wet. Ensure that there is space between each bead when you string them , making sure they do not touch. Move the beads along the wire daily for easy removal once they are actually dry. The beads should be dry within a week: Once dry remove from the wire.
  • Once the beads are dry, coat in poly-resin and they function much like ordinary beads or charms. You can attach them to earrings, necklaces, hair clips, etc.
  • String the beads. Using special necklace or bracelet wire(which can be purchased at several craft stores), string the beads or silver and gold beads to the jewellery if preferred.
It is fresh and FUN! Without worrying about damaging the precious jewellery or a family heirloom, work the magic with these floral accents which are sure to grab everyone's attention and make you look like a true queen.