July 09, 2011

lehengas and louboutins

Indian weddings 2011 by fashionparadegirl

Wedding season has turned into the Indian wedding year for me this year. And, with the rise of Indian and western fashions fusing together, it only left me with the best of both worlds... endless lavish garments, ornate jewelry, designer handbags and shoes to admire as we danced the night away!  As I drool over the trends that have caught my eye at these extravagant festivities, here comes my very first post. Check out the top ten fashion trends I spotted at Indian weddings this year:

10. mismatched separates- That purple net dupatta with the thick gold and black patterned border went perfectly with the gray georgette kurta with red and purple bead work and a green churidar. Too match-y was just too much.

9. oversized clutch- It’s practical and a statement.
Juicy Couture ‘Hi Shine Sequin Clutch’ bag in Navy
Michael Kors 'Oversized ID Chain' leather clutch in Gold
Tory Burch 'Metallic Reva' clutch

8. chinese collar- This sleek look (by the way, an amazing option for women with longer and slender necks!) gave an even more formal look to sari blouses as well as kurtis with churidars/pants.  

7. polka dots- This fun pattern has quite an effect when thrown into colorful Indian textiles. Black large polka dots were the way to go and the way to avoid looking circus-like.

6. top earrings- Raid your mom’s jewelry box. Those vintage (even retro) top earrings were all the buzz. With gem and pearl centers, I saw a good variety of them at each event. Make sure to keep hair pulled back or have a classy up do to enhance the smaller earrings. Also add plenty of arm candy to keep the bling factor alive.

5. bright lip- OK, so yes, the Kim Kardashian smoky eye look took over the Indian scene the last couple years, but there is something yet so confident and alluring about the bright lip trend. Of course keep the eye make up tamed down to avoid looking too chaotic. My favorite was a delicious red lip with a teal lehenga. The only draw back: reapplying through out the night to avoid that that annoying lip liner ring around the mouth.
Chanel Red Shine Glossimer
M.A.C lipstick in Something New  
M.A.C lipstick in Ruby Woo

4. net and lace- Sexy meets ethnic chic. One of my faves was a black lace sari with a gold brocade blouse patterned with a hint of green and red. Super hot.

3. glitter pumps- It’s like Cinderella meets New Year’s eve in Vegas. Sparkle stilettos were the instant glam accessory to that sari, lehenga, or churidar.
Christian Louboutin ‘Lady’ Glitter Peep Toe Pump  
Jimmy Choo ‘INDIA’ sandal in Champagne
Enzo Angiolini ‘Sully’ Platform Pump in Gold/Silver Hologram

2. parandi- The traditional Punjabi hair piece. I like to call it the braid extension with a decorative tassel at the end that Bollywood actresses wear… and as they twirled, it would wrap around their waist. Yes, it’s a fashion statement this year.

1. jewel tones- Regal and very luscious garment tones included amethyst, ruby, emerald and turquoise. Be the maharani you are. Need I say more?