Swarovski is the premium brand for the finest crystal embellishments since 1895. It is recognized for its innovative excellence, flair for trends, and its collaborations with top class designers and brands across the globe. Swarovski crystals have become a glamorous ingredient in chandeliers, floor panels, wall panels, building elements like door handles, soft furnishings, furniture and lifestyle décor accessories.
Today Swarovski leads the way forward working closely with industry experts including Anvi, Bharat Potteries, Carpet Couture, Dorset,GM Modular, Golden Lights, JJ Valaya,Luxaddi, Shimera, Stanley, Studio Plus, Tattva (Mukul Goel), Tilt (Mike Foley). These partners showcased innovative designer interior solutions like crystal inlays in marble and wood, decorative electric switches, crystal studded couture carpets and shimmering chandeliers.The precious ingredients used in the fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior and lighting industries can be recognized by the Swarovski seal.With its sophisticated design features, such as the hologram effect and tracking number, the seal serves as a certificate of authenticity that identifies products embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals.
As noted at the India Design 2015 from February 13-15, 2015 at NSIC grounds Okhla, New Delhi.
To salute the spirit of a woman, DLF Emporio, India’s finest luxury destination organized a special afternoon to celebrate International Women’s Day. Some of the top brands housed with DLF Emporio came together to create this soiree.
This momentous event was held on a perfect spring afternoon at the Terraze, Set’z overlooking the plush greenery of South Delhi. The special guests were seen enjoying tarot card and coffee cup reading sessions specially organized by DLF Emporio amid a lavishly spread buffet created by Set’Z, one of Delhi’s finest restaurants.
Female empowerment took center stage as the guests for DLF Emporio’s Women’s Day celebrations encompassed women from all walks of life, such as media, fashion and corporate. Skincare sessions and beauty advice was offered exclusively by Lancôme while guests were seen seeking advice on fragrances from Bvlgari’s special perfume counter. There was a pampering session by Worship Salon, while Swarovski came on board to help make the occasion even more memorable with displays of their stunning and sparkling designs.
Paintings incorporating Swarovski crystals were on display along with Gaurav Gupta’s jewelry and Amrapali’s stunning jewelry pieces made with Swarovski crystals. Also on display were evocative and stunning artworks from Art Speaks India gallery’s featuring leading female artists. On this occasion, Dinaz Madhukar, Senior Vice-President, DLF Emporio, said, “We at DLF Emporio would like to take this opportunity to salute women who have made a mark for themselves in their careers and contributed immensely to society. This event is our way to celebrate and honor their spirit and also promote women’s empowerment in India.”
Well that’s what she said, and who are we to disagree.
If you are still to do your Christmas shopping and are looking for unique gifts, here is our selection of Style Picks this season!
1.Red Satin Kitty, Slippers, Eye Mask Set, Charlotte Olympia
2.Studio Collection, Living in Style
3.Riri loves mac, Rihanna for MAC
4.Miss Lanvin snow globe, Lanvin
5.Mickey+ Minnie Mouse Christmas Ornament, Swarovski
6.’Les Nécessaires d’Hermès’ collection by Philippe Nigro for Hermes
7.Lady Dior Precieuse Diamonds
8.Christmas Goodies, Cookie Man
9.Barbie by Stephen Jones, Selfridges
Luxury designer , has created the world’s most expensive champagne in collaboration with luxury champagne brand Goût de Diamants, called “Taste of Diamonds”. Amosu also created the first worlds most expensive iphone and BlackBerry and can be found in the Guinness Book of Records for making the worlds most expensive bespoke suit. So he seems like the most obvious choice to create the most expensive champagne in the world.
For this champagne bottle, they have taken the signature Superman badge logo, which is made of Swarovski crystal, and have upgraded it to an 18 carat white gold. Centered in the badge is a single, flawless white diamond that in itself is 19 carats. The drink is also handmade in 18ct solid gold and weighs approximately 36gsm, handcrafted and engraved with the client’s name and a single bottle costs £1,200,000. So if you want to do something special for a special occasion nothing can beat having the most expensive champagne in the world.
And here it is, products inspired by Christmas to make this festive season even more Jolly! So Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
1.Christmas Dish, Alessi
2.Angel Decoration, Poundland
3.At home by Ashley Thomas tree plate, Debenhams.
4.Great Christmas Tree,Lladro
5.Book Ends, House of Fraser.
6.Santa and helper Tea Pot, Marks and Spencer.
7.Knitted cracker christmas tree decoration, Marks and Spencer
8.Towel Set, Noel
9.Santa and Snowman Salt and Pepper shakers, British Heart Foundation
10.Rocking Christmas tree, Swarovski
d’Mart Exclusif a venture of Dolphin Mart Ltd imports and distributes a variety of homes decor and gifting objects for the home, imported from various countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, France, U.K and China. The brand has variety of collections which varies from Sterling Silver, Porcelain, Swarovski crystals, brass and marble embellished with precious stones. One of the brands d’Mart imports from is Italian brand Linea Argenti where they collaborate and design various figurines and artefacts like candlesticks, boxes, lamps which are then made in 92.5% silver. In the latest collection it is a series of God and Goddess figurines in various materials.Here we have a small interaction with Mr.K.V Rao Chairman d’Mart and Mr.Agostino Zafferani, Chairman Linea Argenti.
StyleCity: What do you feel is Linea Argenti’s USP or trademark? K.V.Rao: I think Linea Argenti’s USP lies in doing a great job in reproducing classical masterpieces with perfect finish in sterling silver. StyleCity: From where do you get inspiration? Zafferani:We get our inspiration from our trips all over the world, especially various palaces and museums. Besides that ofcourse alot of our products come from client demands and what they have in mind in terms of design. Like for India we are often shown new things by Mr.Rao and his family. StyleCity:What are your favourite pieces in your collections? Zafferani:The clocks are definitely the favourites with the team, especially the Lion and Marbles Louis XVI. Also those inspired by the Czar empire. In this particular collection we love the Balaji. It took a long time to make but is worth every bit of the effort. It is a silver Balaji with hand enamel and swarovski crystals. StyleCity:What gifting ideas do you suggest for personalised gifting? K.V.Rao: Mostly Gifts depend on individual to individual and what their choice and preference is, but besides that we have a trousseau collection which is perfect for gifting either the bride and groom or as return gifts.This includes a photo frame, Table lamp, clock and other products. We also customise products for instance we have this porcelain lamp which has a card holder in place of which we can put wedding cards to send to people.
I love doing up my nails. I spend a lot of time and money visiting various salons just to get the perfect manicure or pedicure. But over the past few years I have realised I have become less experimental with the shades or art to be applied, I just stick to red now days. Anyway, since I really want to experiment and figured so would you and I got Amyn Manji,Director NAILSPA EXPERIENCE at Linking Road, Mumbai to give us a few tips and latest trends for the nails this season.
Get a new shiny new wardrobe for your nails
You can create a style statement by experimenting with cool nail arts in different shades and designs.The colours in trend are Sunshine yellow, cherry red, electric blue, bottle green, shocking pink and neon orange.
The most popular nail arts are metallic nail art and glitter nail arts.
The latest add-ons for spicing up your nails are diamontee nail sets that will catch lot of attention.
To change that boring looking nails one can go for funky and creative nail arts favorite among the youth. This includes radiant nails, bling nails, gothic nails, cartoon nails. These nails are becoming a rage now!
For that extra care of nails one can get natural nail refills to permanent gel polish that will make them look young and healthy.
Swarovski nail art and metallic nails are also in vogue.Beside for brides, there are special bridal nail styling and French nail art that will make her D-day perfect!
What is a good design? This is a question that crosses every design students mind. In the most simple way it would be something which is practical yet aesthetically appealing. But if we delve deeper into that, something aesthetically appealing to you may just not appeal to me one bit and vice-versa. And just cause something is not practical does not mean we will not purchase it if we like it. I think it comes down to our personalities and lifestyle. Which is also something I constantly tell people when they ask for my opinion on something for their houses, ultimately it is your home, you have to live in it, I can only suggest but I definitely cannot enforce my choices. Here my idea is to showcase a variety of products and reviews to help you choose what you like. And I sincerely thank you for taking time out to go through my site and also leave me your feedback. If you like any products or have designed any and want them showcased please mail me the details. Till then enjoy this weeks pick and stay stylish!
1. Bed, Christopher Guy at International Furniture Brands 2.Prism Mirror, Address Home 3.Amaryllis Rose, Daum 4.Earring, Forever Mark 5.Vase, Maitland Smith 6.Rug, Obsessions Xclusif 7.Arctic Glass, Heineken 8.Dellaria, Swarovski 9.Labyrinth,Qboid Design House 10.Vintage 2003, Dom Perignon
Why don’t you set a table inspired by your favourite book or movie. This could be a theme party or a romantic dinner for two. It can be great even for bridal showers. Here is my take on how you can be inspired and do up each Look.
Princess Diaries– Perfect for a Bridal Shower or even a 21st Birthday Party. To create this look keep in mind the basic colours to be either light pink or lavender. Add white flowers so the pink does not look over done. The bride to be or Birthday girl is given a Tiara, so she feels like a princess on that day. Be sure to get lots of champagne. Wrap the give away gifts in pink boxes. Little Women– If you cannot get time away to go to a countryside, fear not, you can create this picnic right in your living room. All you need is the projection of a countryside on a bare wall, or a large screen printed with a photo. Set up a picnic in front of the wall, complete with the basket and wine. Get some romantic music to the setting and you have a ready country-side picnic. Madhatters Tea Party– This look needs no introduction, from your childs party to teenagers party or even an adults party it is perfect. The idea is to have alot of bright colours and mix-matched crockery. Ofcourse since the reference in a tea party you can get funky cup-cakes and cakes made, but if you want to extend this to a dinner soiree, even that can be done. Just get mixed and match glasses for alchol and see there are alot of finger foods which are served. Mansfield Park– Here is a proper english tea setting, complete with the roses and muffins. The crochet table cloth, floral crockery and Silver cutlery is essential for this look. Do use doileys on the plate to add that vintage touch Memoirs of a Geisha– In this look,less is more. So be very careful you don’t over do with too many accessories. A simple black table cloth with Black or brown Platters should look good. Do a simple flower arrangement, accessorise with fans if you really want to add something. They can work as menu’s or simple name cards. Gossip Girl– Here we have a complete glam look. With edgy crystalware, bright maroons, Gold/Silver cutlery. Keep this look classy and Stylish!
Get the Look
1. Toasting Flutes, Swarovski 2.Invitation Cards, Liberty of London 3. Manicure Set, Home Stop 4. Picnic Basket, Debenhams 5. Jug, House of Ishatvam 6. Monet Parasol, Amazon.com
Get The Look
1.Side Table, Pylones 2.Platter, Good Earth 3.Pop colour trays, Bo Concept 4.Pink Rose cushion, AA Living 5.Tray Cover, Manan 6.Golden Roses tea set, Royal Albert at Liberty of London
The last 10 days happened to have been very emotionally draining. Work has been frustrating, the heat is rising and mostly I had my heartbroken by a friend. Someone I thought I could trust turned out well not so trust-worthy. So guess what I did the past few days, I spent them doing things I love the most. Those included meeting up with old friends, having a crazy girls night out, spending time with my 10 month old nephew (so theaurapatic), went for long walks along the beach, spent time in the garden.planned a holiday, read alot of Terry Pratchet, went to a Spa and ate tons of ice-cream. Guess what? it actually helped. I feel a lot better and even though I am still a bit hurt but I guess it’s all in the process called learning. So anyway here are my style picks of the week, hope you like them 🙂