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Lady Amelia Windsor to star in fashion campaign for favourite designer of Duchess of Cambridge

Lady Amelia Windsor is 36th in line to the British throne; and has been named by Tattler as “the most beautiful member of the Royal Family. ” ith the success of her latest modelling appearance where she took to the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan, Lady Amelia will participate in a campaign of one of the favourite designers of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge.

With the success of her latest modelling appearance where she took to the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan, Lady Amelia will participate in a campaign of one of the favourite designers of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge.

Penelope Chilvers boots have been worn by The Duchess of Cambridge for over a decade. She wore a pair of boots by the designer during the 2016 royal tour of Bhutan and India.

Lady Amelia can be seen in a short promotional film that was shot in Andalucia, Spain at the El Rocío, a massive spring annual festival. Lady Amelia is shown enjoying the sights and sounds of Spain, before joining the festivities after changing into local fashion and a pair of Penelope Chilvers boots, of course.

“I invited her to join us at El Rocío because I knew she would genuinely enjoy the experience,” designer Penelope told Hello Canada.

The designer went on to say that although they were in Spain to work, the two made sure to have a little fun and explore as many sights that Andalucia has to offer tourists. She also praised the young royal for her work ethic and for delving into the local culture before shooting the film.

Lady Amelia is the third child of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews and his wife, Sylvana Tomaselli. The two married in 1988. The Earl of St. Andrews is the son of Edward, The Duke of Kent who is cousin to Her Majesty. Lady Amelia has two older siblings, Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick and Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor.Read more at:long evening dresses | formal dress shops sydney

Is Fashion Ultimately about Label Validation

 

(Photo:white formal dresses)‘Who are you wearing?’ is the most asked (and the most important) question during awards season. It is probably more important than why the attendee asked is present at the show. I mean, he/she probably spent thousands of Dollars or Naira on a stylist to look good, so why shouldn’t the said attendee be asked the question?

To me, if a person looks very well put together, do I really care to know who made the garment the person is putting on? Not really. I guess your perception of a person changes when you hear the following words from his/her mouth: ‘I’m wearing *insert high-end designer here*’

A very good friend of mine who happens to be the fashion editor at a top Nigerian magazine told me a very interesting story about what happened to her at a recent outing. The event was the launch of the new Carolina Herrera fragrances. She, dressed like the true editor that she is, donned a crisp white shirt tucked into slim well-cut black pants with a cummerbund-like detail and styled the look with black pumps. A couple of attendees complimented her dressing and asked who made the pants. The moment she mentioned the word ‘Céline’, they became more drawn to and found her more interesting, simply because she said the name of the Phoebe Philo-helmed label. That’s ironic, seeing as the whole point of Philo’s Céline is anonymity. Wasn’t she smart-looking enough or interesting enough initially? Why did the label on her back make her more endearing?

More often than not, people who end up on worst dressed lists actually wear these high-end labels, so why do people still care anyway? Isn’t the whole point of fashion to look chic no matter who made it?

We live in a world where branding has to be visible to be validated. The double G sign on a croc Gucci handbag receives more stares of approval than a minimal intrecciato tote from Bottega Veneta, even if the latter costs more. Why does that happen? What is it that we are trying to prove? Fashion is supposed to be an expression of self, not an expression of worth.

When designers are asked why they make clothes, their answers are often around the fact that they want people to look and feel good. Some designers make clothes that have a purpose.

Christian Dior’s ‘new look’ for instance, is constructed to give women waists. Chanel’s tweed jackets transcend time and seasons. Donna Karan’s ‘7 easy pieces’ is a basic wardrobe women can build on. These are examples of clothes that make a point. But in today’s world, it is less about the actual clothes and more about the selected brands, which isn’t even the point the designers are trying to make.

So when did we let it get like this? By doing this we give skeptics the ammunition to render fashion as shallow, which it clearly isn’t.

A little mystery is chic, no?Read more at:black formal dresses

Ewan McGregor’s frank advice for his model daughter Clara

Ewan McGregor 

(Photo:formal dress shops sydney)Ewan McGregor was realistic with his oldest daughter Clara’s ambitions to become a model.

The Scottish actor has daughters Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk, with wife Eve Mavrakis. Clara has already shown a flare for acting, and appeared to be following in her famous dad’s footsteps when she enrolled at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. But it seems modelling has become her new focus, after she was signed by Wilhelmina models in December (16).

“Yeah, (my parents) are always very realistic with me about the struggles that come with being in the public eye. They’re super supportive, but they’ve also warned me,” she opened up to W magazine

After starring in a campaign for fashion brand Fay alongside Bob Dylan’s grandson Levi Dylan, Clara can next be seen strutting her stuff at New York Fashion Week, which kicks off on Thursday (09Feb17). She’ll be walking for Baja East, the combined Oscar de la Renta and Monse show and Moncler.

“No!” she exclaimed when asked if she’d ever been to a Fashion Week before. “New York is going to be my first one. I’m really excited.”

She adds that it’s “early days” when it comes to her fashion career.

As for why she got into the industry, 20-year-old Clara explains it all stemmed from her love of photography.

“It started with my interest in photography, but then my interests shifted and I got more into acting. I’ve always wanted to expand what I was doing and I really love fashion; modelling just seemed like it went hand-in-hand with acting and photography,” she smiled.Read more at:formal dresses canberra

8 beauty tips from Estee Lauder make-up artist Bobby Wang

8 beauty tips from Estee Lauder make-up artist Bobby WangThe Singapore-based make-up expert from Shanghai has been with Estee Lauder since 2013.

The bachelor created make-up looks for New York Fashion Week in 2012 and 2013. He has worked with magazines such as Vogue China, Cosmopolitan Malaysia and Elle China.

1. ALWAYS USE EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER TO REMOVE MASCARA

Failing to do so leaves stains that can make you look tired and unhealthy. In the long term, the stains could become permanent.

2. DO NOT CLEANSE YOUR SKIN MORE THAN THREE TIMES A DAY

Excessive washing strips away the skin’s natural protective barrier and makes it more dehydrated, causing the skin to produce more oil.

3. EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS

This applies to men as well. Keep lips smooth by exfoliating up to twice a week with a lip scrub and applying a layer of lip balm after to moisturise the skin.

4. USE A CUSHION COMPACT FOR TOUCH-UPS

Using a cushion compact, rather than a powder compact, for touch-ups provides a smoother look. Foundation will not appear cakey even after multiple touch-ups.

5. DRINK MORE WATER

Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is important and beneficial for your skin.

6. MATCH BLUSH TO LIPS

To pick the perfect everyday cheek colour, choose a shade that matches your natural lip colour. You can never go wrong.

7. SCRUB FOR A SMOOTH SHAVE

Men should exfoliate their skin at least once a week. Removing dead skin cells will help prevent bristles on the jawline and reduce chances of getting cuts.

8. DON’T USE OLD MAKE-UP

Old make-up could contain bacteria. Check expiry dates and throw away make-up that smells or looks different from when you bought it.Read more at:black formal dresses | blue formal dresses

Experiment with pointy nails at home

Getting a manicure has never been more deadly if you’re looking to emulate stars like Khloe Kardashian and Rihanna with their pointy nails. This isn’t a look for you if you have a young child to look after or have a hands on job, but it does look pretty awesome for a night out on the town. If you have natural nails then it’s quite hard to recreate this look, but there are a vast array of false options out there which mean you can experiment with them before perhaps going to the salon and having some acrylics done.

The first thing to note is that this style of nail is referred to as either pointy, stiletto nails or almond shaped nails, so bear that in mind if you search for them on the internet. If you’re not looking to spend too much money on this look then why not buy a pack of Claire’s 24 Pack Red Almond Shaped False Nails. These come with a strong glue to ensure you don’t suffer any embarrassing nail mishaps while out and about. It’s also a classic red colour which will go with daytime and nighttime outfits alike, so you won’t have to worry about mixing things up.

A slightly more expensive version is NailHur’s So Fetch nails. These are also glue on nails and the So Fetch option, taken from a line in Mean Girls, is a range of bubble gum pink nails which also comes complete with four crystallised pink nails to add a bit of bling to your look.

If you want to try out a pointy look but without the length that many falsies offer then give Elegant Touch’s Totally Bare Nails in Short Stiletto a try. These are a plain white colour, making them the perfect choice if you want to experiment with some nail art as well. It’s also a pack of 48 nails in 10 different sizes, meaning you have enough to try out this look on numerous occasions.

One thing to remember with false nails is to properly remove them – otherwise you might end up damaging your nail bed.

Use an acetone based nail varnish remover to soak the nails before using a toothpick or orange stick to get under the falsie and lift a little. Once the gap is created, soak again in the remover and then use a paper towel to carefully remove the nail. If you are left with any excess glue on the nail, use the remaining remover to try and get it off. If that doesn’t work, you can attempt to remove with a nail buffer.Read more at:www.marieaustralia.com | evening dresses australia

Naomi Shimada On How To Wear Summer Dresses

Summer 2016 is (kind of?) here, and it’s finally time to free your limbs from those winter layers. Shorts are cool, skirts are great and skorts, well, we’re just not sure about, but when you’ve got 15 minutes to get ready in the morning, a summer dress is your 60-second solution to summertime style.

No matter your shape or size, our curvy columnist Naomi Shimada is on hand to show you rock a summer dress the cool girl way.

Here’s how Naomi wears summer dresses…

Finally it’s warmer and I’m so beyond ready to put on a cute dress after the darkness and drudgery of winter. No matter what your size, never be afraid of showing whatever skin you feel like. Own your body – own your style!

China Girl

I’m an eternal sucker for a little cheongsam traditional Chinese dress. It’s always so flattering and hugs the curves in all the right places. A true party starter!

Colour Therapy

There’s nothing like a totally pure burst of colour dress to make you feel like summer is on its way. This is literally my dream dress. It makes me float on cloud nine and is cut perfectly for my shape.

Go Camo

I’m still ALL about camo print everything, and I love a casual shift dress on a hot day. Pair the look down with trainers for a sassy sport-luxe look’.

Don’t forget to follow Naomi on Twitter and Instagram – naomishimada – and read her blog at naomishimada

Heading to a festival this summer? Here’s how Naomi does plus size festival fashion – the cool way.Read more at:unique formal dresses | bridesmaid dresses australia

The Swimwear Chronicles: Phylyda

With experience working at Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy, plus a tenure as creative director at Paco Rabanne, Lydia Maurer was ready to branch out on her own, and launched Phylyda, a line of swim and resort pieces. Maurer relocated to Berlin in 2015 to work on the line (pronounced phil-le-da, from the Greek root phil, for leaf), and continues to put out cohesive collections of classic swimwear with all the technological features that allow the “modern day sensualist” to “dive into life.”

What’s your professional background?

I’ve spent the past ten years designing for different luxury maisons in Paris, such as Rue du Mail by Martine Sitbon, Givenchy and Paco Rabanne. Working for such incredible brands taught me everything and we were putting out fantastically photogenic pieces fit for women with ideal measurements. Growing more mature, I was drawn to working on something which would embrace the fact that our bodies are in constant change…that there is an enormous number of women out there that cannot find beautifully executed and well designed pieces in their size and I wanted to help change that with Phylyda, putting my craft to use for a purpose.

Have you always had a particular interest in swimwear?

I spent my childhood in Mexico City and getting out of town to spend long weekends at beaches or traveling to Colombia,,where my mother is from, was a huge part of my life and I have been carrying these inspiring images in me since. I feel that swimwear is the one piece of clothing that most people associate their best memories with and yet it’s also the piece women fear shopping for the most. I think that this is partly due to the fact that most cool swim brands have a very limited size range and a lack of interest in using the techniques that would make swimwear more flattering- particularly in larger sizes. Offering a range of separates that would foster a feeling of ease and great fit starting in the changing room became my single-minded goal.

What was the first memorable bathing suit you owned?

I remember I bought a super chic navy one-piece with white stripes at the top with a slight boy short cut and a low, square neck with tiny straps that was cut just right when I was 14 with my bowl cut, visiting family in Colombia! The suit was not at all practical for the tropics, nor like what my cousins were wearing, clad in the florals and flashier colors of the 90s, but I felt gloriously 1920’s glamorous. When I grew out of it, as it happens with one-pieces, it was a painful experience.

What was missing from the swimwear market?

I think that the swimwear market is very segmented: there are the very expensive luxury brands which only offer small sizes and then there are specialized plus brands whose product isn’t chic, qualitative nor modern. What I find least of all modern is this lack of choices in terms of fit and size, and the need to label things as plus size or straight size. Everyone offers ‘Mix & Match’ pieces but this concerns colors or prints and maybe a choice between XS-XL — What about women with larger busts that need support for example? What about women who have a small bust and large hips or vice versa?

How do you integrate technology into your product?

At Phylyda, offering beautiful, comfortable pieces with a truly great fit is my main design priority. Traditional lingerie craftsmanship plays a major role in my collection as it enables us to give maximum support, but technologies such as bonding and ultra-sound techniques offer great complementary benefits, enabling us to avoid thick seam allowances wherever they seem less flattering throughout the collection. Thus, some of our pieces are truly seamless with bonded edges, and others have laser cut and bonded details and tapes which playfully integrate a classic lingerie appearance. Our signature ultra flat, and soft, thermo-welded clasp with three adjustments offers a perfect fit for our bra-sized pieces. Bonded shoulder straps offer firm support with a super smooth look. For the fabrics, they are distinctly sensuous and not too techy, while not compromising on exceptional sculpting, fast drying and SPF 50 properties. I also sourced a lining made of a microencapsulated fiber, containing caffeine which enhances skin texture. This is particularly great for some of our rash guards and bottoms!

What’s it like to run a fashion brand out of Berlin?

My father is from Germany and I had been living in Paris for 16 years and felt like it was time to reconnect with my origins and to have some family support on hand to dive into my new venture! Berlin is one of the most innovative cities in Europe and it has a dynamic cultural landscape which feeds me enormously. With all its talent and space, Berlin has been a really great base for me to focus on Phylyda. I have found great collaborators and a few good ateliers which are particularly convenient when developing new ideas and when it comes to manufacturing or sourcing. And I’m only 1,5-2,5 hours away from the more classic fashion capitals like Paris or Milan.

Where are you manufacturing the product?

All pieces are made in Italy and Portugal.

Are any retailers on board at this point?

We are starting the sales for our debut collection with our showroom, Barefoot Chic in New York this coming week and then in London and Paris in early July. We will launch the Phylyda online boutique/shop in November.

What are the collection’s key styles?

To facilitate finding the right fit, I grouped all sizes into three body-type categories which speak to specific proportions of the upper and lower body: Petite, Curvy and Voluptuous. Key styles include our Ariane or Bea bikini bottoms which solve the problem of having to compromise between breast support, tummy coverage and a proper bust length adaptability. They can be combined with any top of the collection to provide a contemporary alternative to a traditional one-piece. The Laurel swim dress is a top that provides the comfort of a one-piece while leaving you the choice of bottom style. Concealed hooks will attach to seamless high waist bottoms, creating a single piece. Key tops for Petite women would be the light triangle, Jo, or underwired Kate, which is a discreet push-up top engineered for the most Petite amongst us. My personal favorite for Curvy women would be the plunge neck triangle top India with its tubular straps and it lends great support thanks to its larger under-bust band! For Voluptuous women, I love the balconnet bandeau Pia with a large adjustable underbust band and dainty detachable straps. Rash guards protect shoulders from harmful UV-rays during water sports or shore-side kid-watching. The collection boasts two versatile styles: Mimi, a flattering V-neck wrap top with integrated adjustable bra, and Costa, an athletic top with semi-removable sleeves, featuring our intelligent lining to indulge your skin with smoothing extra care. Versatile sashes can be styled around the waist, neck or shoulders for cocktail hour. The Laurel swim dress features an integrated shelf bra with removable thermo-welded shoulder straps to provide the perfect bust support for every activity.

What’s the story behind your prints?

This idea came about pretty early on in my design process. I was finally able to sketch more generous women’s silhouettes and these sinuous lines inspired me. At the same time, I was inspired by Kimonos from the 1950s so I took these ideas and asked a dear friend from Studio Berçot, illustrator Ayumi Togashi to develop them with her own unique brushstrokes.Read more at:formal dress shops brisbane | formal dresses online australia

Shops market vintage style

Shops market vintage style(Photo:www.marieaustralia.com/formal-dresses-brisbane)Whether it’s quirky vintage or newer fashions, stalking distinct style can be a quest.

Upbeat music fills the air at Uptown Cheapskate on West Arbrook Boulevard. Store manager Chrissy Pointer said the resale franchise, which caters to a younger crowd, is celebrating its second year while gearing up for its busy back-to-school shopping season.

“We look for stuff within the last two years that’s coming out of the mall right now,” she said. “I think the advantage [for] college students is they are able to get cash. If they’re looking for a new wardrobe, they can sell theirs and get something different.”

Walking past a rack of tops and assorted Vera Bradley bags, Pointer said the store buys vintage items when they come in but does not currently have a vintage section.

“If we ever have enough to do that, we definitely will,” she said.

The store is part of the Maverick Discount Program.

Theater senior Elly Hunt, who works at Costumes by Dusty, said she wears vintage clothing but does not currently shop for any since she recently inherited older items from her grandmother’s wardrobe. Hunt said she does, however, borrow vintage pieces from Dusty’s for special events.

Dusty’s, located at 324 Exchange Drive, houses more than 20,000 non-prepackaged costumes, Hunt said. Hunt said her boss does a lot of thrift shopping, plus the shop custom-builds outfits to order and accepts donations. The outfits, which hang on racks up to five deep, are not for sale but are available on a rental basis.

Hunt said what’s hot depends a lot on pop-culture trends.

“That’s an assortment of staffs and swords for, like, wizards,” she said as she walked through the store. “This is what we call the tacky dress isle. These are all vintage or remade dresses from the ‘50s. It’s all just floral and polka dot. It’s what you think of as, like, a teacher dress.”

The Roaring ‘20s is a popular period, Hunt said, and a lot of themed parties are 1920s era or Western.

The shop sets up a booth at Scarborough Renaissance Festival each year, and has also done some custom weddings at the festival, Hunt said. Dusty’s also custom-builds mascots. Hunt described a few times when she has worked late.

“It’s very Night at the Museum especially in a room full of costumed mannequins,” Hunt said referring to movie in which museum displays come to life after dark. “The scariest part is coming back here at night. There is a whole row of mascot heads.”

Hunt walked toward a dark corner of the warehouse where a hanging bulb illuminates the bodiless heads of giant, beaked birds, bulls, a Barney dinosaur, and among other things, a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater.

“Their bodies are down here,” she said. “But you don’t see those right away.”

Kristine O’Brien, theatre arts costume specialist, said the university’s theater department makes costumes in-house but has purchased things secondhand and also receives donations.

“If it’s a period piece where it’s vintage clothing, we research where we can get a pattern and then buy fabric,” she said. “If it’s more of a modern-day show, we’ll go to a thrift store or resale store to purchase items that are not going to go over our budget. It’s actually cheaper to buy modern-day clothes.”

O’Brien said vintage is sort of known for its quirkiness. She also said today’s sizes are much different than before.

“Even if we do find an actual vintage piece, most likely, it won’t fit,” she said. “People used to be much smaller than they are now.”

People shop vintage and resale for various reasons and shops exist for various reasons as well. Some are non-profit such as Thrift Outreach Store and Donation Center, a newly opened store at 3701 S. Cooper St.

Store owner Cassandra Yettke said the store assists local organizations in helping those in need by allowing referred clients to shop at no cost. She said she opened the store because she wanted to especially help women and children coming from unstable environments.

“I want them to feel normal and not feel like they’re a victim,” she said. “I just wanted to help and give back, plus everybody loves thrift stores.”Read more here:purple formal dresses

Who wore it best? Who cares?

Helen Mirren proudly holds up her Tony Award, frou-frou sleeves and all. (Photo by Jemal  

(Photo:pink cocktail dresses)There was the time I wore black opaque tights with a silver sequined dress for the journalists’ Walkley Awards. One reporter called it an “odd choice”. Ouch.

On another occasion, my boss told me a black scarf I wore tied around my neck on TV looked like a “dog collar”. Uh-oh.

And last month I spent an entire segment on Sunrise looking into the wrong monitor, perfectly showcasing the black Vegemite stripe in my dyed blonde hair. Oops.

Perhaps this is why I find the judging of respected, accomplished women on the red carpet ridiculous and demeaning.

I wouldn’t dream of putting myself on the same standing as well-known award-night doyennes. I’m just saying I know what it’s like to discover others don’t think you look as good as you think you do. It’s not very nice.

These days, people think nothing of giving women (and the odd man) marks out of 10 for their fashion choices; you’d think they were naughty kids instead of accomplished adults.

Sometimes two women are pitted nastily against each other, with commentators judging: “Who wore it better?”

One morning TV show’s Fashion Police segment does this, and they went to town discussing last weekend’s Tony Awards red carpet line-up.

Unlike some other major awards, the Tonys haven’t traditionally been a fashion fest; the focus generally has been on the art, rather than who’s too fat to be wearing a Zac Posen silver sheath

But this didn’t deter the Fashion Police panellists from getting their claws out.

In particular, Helen Mirren was put through her paces, with one commentator having a go at her fitted white dress.

“I’m not into the frou-frou sleeves,” she said. Another agreed the dress was “bad”.

Let’s get this straight. Helen Mirren is nearly 70. She is one of the most accomplished actors of her generation. She collected a Tony award for playing none other than Queen Elizabeth in The Audience.

And yet she is being demeaned over her the shape of her dress’s sleeves?

I just don’t get it. I thought she looked amazing.

Next was Good Wife actor and wife of Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, who was judged alongside TV actor Debra Messing. “These are bad dresses. Beautiful women, bad frocks,” said one panellist.

Wilson, they didn’t mention, has just had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The Tony Awards were her triumphant return to the red carpet. Pity no one applauded her for that.

Another to cop it online was popular actor Carey Mulligan, who was condemned for wearing a maroon sheath dress that was “boring” and “shapeless”.

Carey Mulligan’s dress is judged “boring and shapeless” by the fashion police. (Photo by  

(Photo:navy blue formal dress)Well, here’s a newsflash, people.

Mulligan is pregnant. Perhaps that was why she didn’t sport a figure-hugging gown.

And there was actor Bernadette Peters, who attracted scathing comments for wearing a sexy, tight strapless green dress. The general consensus was that it “could’ve used another fitting at the very least” and “wasn’t flattering”.

Well, I would be happy to look half as good as Peters if I was 67. That’s right. She’s 67, so she’s more than earned the right to dress as she damn well pleases.

Monica Lewinsky, the White House’s most famous former intern, was also soundly vilified for her off-the-shoulder red lace ball gown paired with gold pumps.

The critics went to town. Frumpy! Tacky! Unflattering! What was she thinking?

The clear conclusion was that Lewinsky needed to spend less time giving TED Talks about bullying and more time getting her frocks right.

Now, I don’t think famous people should be immune from criticism altogether, but it should be fair and justified. Kim Kardashian is fair game for turning every aspect of her life into a saleable moment. Gwyneth Paltrow should be held to account for pushing her ridiculous lifestyle onto others. Nicole Kidman should cop it for refusing to come clean about why she hasn’t aged in 20 years.

I also don’t have a problem with people talking about clothes — that’s what the red carpet is for, after all.

But if someone has been lucky enough to pick up a prestigious acting award, just beaten cancer, or is still wowing onstage at age 70, then poking fun at their “frou-frou” sleeves seems totally unnecessary.

In my view, the Fashion Police needs to find a new beat.

How to choose the right bridal jewellery

How to choose the right bridal jewellery 

(Photo:plus size formal dresses)Expert Manju Kothari gives tips on what to keep in mind while investing in jewellery for a wedding.

Jewellery adds perfect dash of effervescence to the bride. It is an integral part of bride’s wedding trousseau. Every bride’s dream is to look beautiful and elegant on her special day. Jewellery adds sparkle to the whole aura of the bride. Every bride wants her jewellery to be different and stylish. Manju Kothari, Creative Director, Entice gives inputs for how choose right bridal jewellery:

The first piece of advice is to start planning your jewellery as soon as your wedding date is fixed. Jewellery takes minimum a month or two to make, so if you want to get something manufactured especially for you, you need time in hand. Also, basic tweaking on existing designs will take at least 15-20 days.

A set budget only for jewellery is always handy as one can plan better and you can buy much more in the same amount with carefully planning and a good market.

Always buy from trusted jewellers who are recognized by industry giants like DTC, PGI, WGC or Gemfields.

A certificate is a must. It is the identity of the jewellery and is the most essential thing for evaluation in case of re-sale.

Tips to keep in mind:

– With bridal outfit designers getting very experimental, one needs to keep in the mind that the neckline of the outfit should match the necklace silhouette. If you have already bought the necklace, buy the dress accordingly or vice versa.

– Most bridal jewellery to be worn on the day of the wedding is heavy. Invest into jewellery, which can be worn later rather than keeping them in the safe. Either buy two necklaces which can be worn separately or buy one big piece which can be detached later.

– Multi-wearable jewellery or detachable jewellery offer very good options as they can be detached with very user-friendly mechanisms and can be worn in multiple ways. Wedding necklaces that can turn into beautiful pendants and small necklaces for all the other small occasions after your wedding.

– When shopping for earrings, make sure it goes with the hairstyle you are planning to do on D-Day.

– Revamping your mother’s jewellery is another classic idea for wedding jewellery. Modifying old classics with a modern touch adds emotional value to your jewellery on the most special day of your life and also creates a unique piece for you.

Match your jewellery according your wedding occasion:

Mehendi is a light occasion but traditional so wear an ethnic styled pendant earring set. You can ever experiment with a maang teeka as your hands need to be bare.

For engagement, the focus is on the ring so keep the jewellery light.

Weddings call for heavy traditional jewellery from your head to toe, but that doesn’t mean you overdo it. Match jewellery with your garments.

Reception or cocktail is fun and more relaxed. A diamond choker with uptight hair do and a cocktail ring looks stunning for such an occasion. You can also add coloured gemstones to your jewellery in compliment or contrast to your dress.Read more here:cheap formal dresses