Monday Mood Board: India Couture Week Special – White and Gold

While sipping away on champagne and catching some rays yesterday, I began to browse through my Instagram feed and what followed was a few hours of fawning over some breath taking designs at India Couture Week. Seems like I’m not the only one obsessed with everything White and Gold, the designers were too. I can’t wait to see brides gravitate even more to this colour scheme, classic and screaming contemporary India, these creations are perfect for the Indian woman. Here is my list of top designs from India Couture Week 2016

Anamika Khanna

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Picture Courtesy instagram.com/bollywoodfashionfiesta

It feels like a dream when you see Anamika Khanna’s creations in pictures,

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Monday Mood Board: Gold and Marble

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Image courtesy yellowtrace.com.au

When I think of minimalist colour pairings, marble and gold are first to my mind. There is something beautiful about gilded gold highlights on pristine monochrome marble. Delicate yet strong, this combination of colours are a perfect juxtaposition of the feminine and masculine.

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Shoe Bites: Ear Make-up… a trend?

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Make up by Violette for Glamour Magazine. Image Courtesy Instagram.com/violette_fr

Clearly I’m not keeping up with the trends, because I thought ear jewellery was the only thing that was ever going to happen to the humble hear – besides, you know… hearing. But colour be stupid, because ear make-up is a thing now. before you dismiss it though, this trend has been popping up all over, from the runway of Louis Vuitton to photoshoots in magazines.

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Dare-to-Wear: Chiara Ferragni in Christin Dior

Every once in a while you stumble upon a trend that really has your inner fashionista jumping with joy. This week it happened to be Chiara Ferragni who turned up looking unbelievable at the Christian Dior couture 2016 show.  The Snapchat queen wore head-to-toe Dior and as far as I’m concerned never looked better.

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Chiara Ferragni in Christian Dior at their couture show 2016. Image courtesy popsugar.com

This grey open front, open back top is the right type of sexy sophistication that every girl craves. Who would think that a design this “scandalous” would look so demure and lady like. There is obviously a taste line at play here, and Ferragni in this Dior ensemble nailed it.

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Chiara Ferragni in Christian Dior at their couture show 2016. Image courtesy popsugar.com

Not everyone can pull this off, but it got me thinking, just how many women, no matter the body type would wear an outfit like this? Personally I would love to, give me a constructed top with peek-a-boo cut outs and a tailored pant any day. High street stores everywhere are already doing their version of this blouse, but how successful they are, is yet to be seen.

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Tarot Thursdays: Work, Love and Guidance

Forenote: I’m not a professional tarot card reader, but I’m passionate about reading and interpreting messages, which may or may not hold true for you.

Over the last two years I’ve become more spiritual and feel a connection with God, the angels, whatever you want to call it. I often look to my oracle cards for guidance when I need it, which is why I want to spread those gentle messages with you. I thought I’d dedicate Thursdays to tarot and oracle cards. Almost anyone who feels spiritual can read the cards, its just about tuning in to what messages come through, and trying to to over analyse it. My process is simple, I say a little prayer, and then get as clear minded and calm as possible while shuffling and picking the cards.

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Today I’m using the Unicorn Cards by Diana Cooper and I’ve pulled three cards, starting with a card for work, a card for love and a card for general guidance.

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35 – Wishes. When I see this card, I’m drawn to the image of the well – where we’re pulling and pulling on the bucket to get a sip of refreshing water. Those of you having a hard time at work, or trying to find work, this card suggest that you will be getting that bucket of water – a wish you’ve been dying for, will be granted. However, there can be a difference between your true heart’s desire and what are you wishing for. The unicorns advise to be careful and only ask for what you truly want because it is coming to you. Quick, close your eye and really feel where you want to be in the next 1 year (or 10 years career wise), who knows, with all this wishful, magical energy, you might just achieve it!

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6 – Dignity. In a relationship – If you’re having a little fight, or having feelings of uncertainty or being misunderstood by your loved one, then it’s time to hold your ground. Rise above the accusations, trials and negativity, be like the man in the center, open-armed and poised with dignity. Knowing that everything is going to work out. If you are single, this card is about acting with dignity, grace and charisma, because when you’re true to yourself, you’ll attract the right partner – one that is drawn to your positive attitude and personality. For some of you out there this card is about being dignified and showing the people around you that you live your life to high standards and nothing can shake you (or your partner).

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13 – Honesty. It’s easier to sometimes be dishonest or cover the truth with a white lie, but the unicorns are urging us to live our life with utmost honesty, whether it’s with ourselves or with a situation or with people around us. Even if it’s hard to do, it will ultimately be reward with things that are way better than we can imagine. None of us really know what the future has in store for us, but being honest in thoughts and actions brings about major positive change. At first this might seem difficult, yet it is what’s required to achieve our goals and dreams. This is a good week to be truthful about any thing that been holding you back.