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Indian Inspiration

Sarah Blinco Darpan, 08 Feb, 2014
  • Indian Inspiration
Sarah Blinco discovers how colour and design derived from sultry Indian fashionistas can inject the ‘fabulous’ into your holiday wardrobe.
 
Creative, trendy and sexy – this party season is all about blending a little south-Asian colour with your own individual style. Think chic scarves, bold jewellery and accessories, print maxi-dresses and floaty shirts. The best thing about this trend is that you can wear as little or as much colour as suits the mood and your personality – just be careful to balance the outfit with a few neutral and nude tones.
 
Brighten up your look with colorful patterned dresses or skirts, accessorize with bindis and loud bangles, and keep an eye out for tribal prints and gold detail that lends inspiration from traditional Indian designs. Fringing is back in fashion as seen on the recent London and New York Fashion Week stages, as is vibrant colour – in particular deep reds, mustard, orange and gold, offset by earthy basics – black and brown.
 
 
SB Fashion. Photo source credit Ahilya BW www.ahilya.com
 
Key pieces you can try today:
 
• Feminine floaty dresses which may be ‘dressed up’ with coats, shawls/scarves and boots
• Metallic ballet flats
• High waisted Harem pants
• Sari-inspired wrap-around skirts and dresses featuring mosaics or bold prints
• Chiffon and sequins
• A dazzling scarf that features jewels and/or sparkles
 
Multi-tasking
Luxury cashmere scarf brand Ahilya recently won an Ethical Fashion Forum and Innovation award, and is a firm celebrity favourite with the likes of Claudia Schiffer. The range is versatile and may be used to adorn nearly every part of the body – be your own fashion guru on this year’s party scene. Collections are available in selected One & Only Resorts worldwide and online at brownsfashion.com.
Accessorize
 
SB Fashion. Photo source credit Heming Ball Pendant
 
The Kaleidoscope collection from Heming (www.hemingjewels.com) is sassy, elegant, and wearable, and combines a host of fabulous semi-precious baubles with 18ct gold settings in a bonanza of colour.
 
Similarly, add splashes of shade and depth with the funky range of beaded and Indian-inspired jewellery from www.surfdome.com. Wear a hot shade of red lipstick and you’re all set for a steamy winter’s event.
 
Dreaming of summer?
Plan ahead (or better still, book a flight to the southern hemisphere now)! You’ll sizzle on holidays in Aguaclara, the new celeb fave designer swimwear range – the coolest new prints are indeed Indian, tribal and colour-inspired. This range has recently appeared on television series’ all over the globe, and you can score your own sexy set from  www.lingerieplease.co.uk (priced from $80, available for worldwide delivery). Add spice to your attire by wearing a colorful swim piece under a white shirt for sexy holiday glam.

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