Card Parties in Signature Style!
Everyone turns out in their fineries for the swirl of card parties so what do you do to stand out? This season we suggest you pick a style signature to wear as your ‘trademark’ for the parties you go to. This could be a type of ensemble – fusion lehengas and crop tops, maybe – or a special piece of statement jewellery or even an elaborate ‘slogan’
bindi – a la Usha Uthup and her ‘kolkata’ bindi. Complement the whole with a dash of your super red, glossy lipstick and a festive smile and you’re ready to pull in the winning deck!
Deepawali, a time for bright lights, a time to celebrate the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after his rescue of his princess, Sita. The triumph of Good over Evil translates to prosperity. So it is that during this time, the Goddess of Wealth, Laxmi, is offered prayers and worshipped. A light-hearted marking of this is the playing of cards for money.
This year, be the show-stopper at the parties you attend - get your very own style signature! A singular piece of jewellery to highlight your festive ensemble would do nicely. The maang tika, by definition, is glamourous and different – not an everyday piece of jewellery. Try it, it lifts your ensemble immediately. If you do not possess one, this is the time to choose a piece for your jewellery box. No need to match your maang tika to your outfit, let it be the stand-out statement piece. Don’t shy away from size. Take a leaf out of Goddess Laxmi’s style inclinations and go the whole ornate way.
And if you feel the maang tika is ‘too much’ for you, opt for drop-down ornate jhumkas or elaborate chokers – kundan, diamonds, rubies, pearls.... pull out all stops, and indulge your secret desire to dress like royalty this Festival of Lights.
Banish pastels and pair your jewellery with reds, golds, brilliant purples, deep blues and striking greens; add plenty of glitter and shine. Fusion Indian or ethnic styles are the way to go. A dash of your brightest lipstick, a dressy purse, heels and a spray of spicy, floral fragrance and you’re set to bring home the big bucks!