Monthly Archives: August 2012

Clothing Sneak Peek

Our clothing collection features a lot of bright colours, 30’s and 70’s inspired floral prints, embroidery and embellishments all in loose, flowy and super comfortable fabrics. Its very exciting to receive our clothing with our very own tags attached complete with the logo we worked on for months and months! Although there is still a lot of work to be done, we’re finally starting to reach our goals and all the hard work our small team has put into Indiverve Retail Company Inc. is starting to pay off. There is definitely a bright light emerging at the end of the tunnel!

Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the clothing soon to be available at 

first top being packed

                                          One of our tunic tops being packed at the manufacturer’s in New Delhi, India.

pink ombre floral print tunic dress

                                 One of the first dresses we unpacked and then preceded to Instagram it in excitement!

black and white print dress                                                                               Re-packing one of  our dresses.


Jewelry Poll: Fuchsia Stone Cocktail Rings

We were busy unpacking our recent arrival of cocktail rings the other day and were happy to see that they were made in various styles. We love them all and can’t figure which ones will be the most popular! They all have a unique look to them and we found that not all fuchsia pink  patterns are alike on each stone. Some have a striped look to them, while others remained more of a solid colour. The exquisitely detailed silver etched border surrounding the stones stayed the same.

We can’t wait to have these beauties, as well as our other funky rings, on! For tips and advice on how to wear cocktail rings, check out our blog post “The Cocktail Ring: A Delightful Accessory.”

Tell us what you think. Take a minute to vote on the poll below and let us know which shape is your favourite out of a round, teardrop, or square shape?

pink cocktail rings

Nicole Richie- Bohemian Fashion Inspiration

Nicole Richie’s style has evolved a lot over the years. We love how she rocks the boho glam/ haute hippie look so well. Known for sporting maxi dresses, funky chunky jewelry, and loose braided hairstyles, she’s truly a fashion inspiration when it comes to expressing her individuality. A true trendsetter with effortless style, she is fantastic at accessorizing and she is often seen wearing vintage items with a modern twist. Her love of oversize jewelry and accessories has led her to develop her very own fashion line inspired by 1960’s hippie style. She also does a great job of pulling off the hippie headband look. Take note, Nicole Richie has enviable bohemian style indeed!

nicole richie style

                                                         Nicole Richie rocks the headband and statement necklace look.

nicole richie

                                                                                    Its all about the accessories!

nicole richie photo shoot

                                                                  Chunky statement jewelry is part of her signature style!

nicole richie headband

                                                     Looking fantastic in dark hair, a golden headband, and printed top.

Love: Beaded Jewelry

We adore the look of beaded jewelry. The colours, shapes and sizes of beads is truly endless making it easy to find a unique and stunning piece of jewelry to suite any personality. Beaded jewelry is great if you’re not into wearing bold printed clothing but still want to incorporate an exotic touch into your style.

Use beaded jewelry to spice up a little black dress or plain white t shirt and jeans look. Remember not to over do it by wearing everything at once! The trick is to have one bold piece that stands out, not a whole bunch that causes a huge distraction. We love beaded jewelry because of the cool bohemian look that can be created by wearing it. Beads made of wood, bone and glass are our favourite.

black and white beaded threaded necklace                                      This black and white beaded necklace is threaded together to create a lovely layered look.

boho beaded earrings

                                  Tribal Beaded Earrings made of colourful seed beads carefully crafted into a funky pattern.

turquoise and gold beaded woven bracelet

    Beaded Bracelet in Turquoise are woven together with hints of gold beads creating a stunning boho style bracelet.


                                   Which beaded piece is your favourite? The necklace, earrings or bracelet?

An Ancient Secret for Glowing Skin

An ancient beauty secret or “nuschka” is revealed in this all-natural recipe for glowing skin.

Before there were make-up artists, spas, or beauty parlors, women in India came up with home made beauty recipes to exfoliate, soften and brighten their face and body, especially for special occasions such as marriage. These all- natural recipes enhanced their natural beauty and improved their skin tone instantly. These beauty secrets are becoming more sought after as women around the world are straying from using harsh and artificial chemicals on their skin. This recipe is gentle enough to use on a daily basis and will result in a beautiful and vibrant glow.

Chick pea flour (besan) is a soft yellow coloured powder available at most Indian grocery stores. Mixed most commonly with milk, water, yogurt or almond oil it helps to hydrate, soften, and cleanse the skin within a few minutes.


For clean and vibrant skin with an instant glow, follow this simple recipe:

•Take 3 tbsp. of besan in a bowl

•Add ½ tbsp. of turmeric powder (haldi)

tumeric powder

*Turmeric acts as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and instant skin cleanser. It can leave a yellowish tinge on your skin so use just a little bit for this recipe.

• Now mix the two powders. You can choose between water, milk, plain yogurt, rose water or almond oil. Use an adequate amount of any one of these to make a thick paste. Choose one ingredient for the desired effect:
-Water- hydrates the skin
-Milk or plain yogurt- softens and gives the skin a vibrant glow
-Almond oil- nourishes dry skin, but can leave an oily residue so use just a small amount


• Mix the contents well to form a paste thick enough to apply it on your face without it falling off. If the mixture becomes too thin, add more besan to make it more consistent.

• The mixture can be applied on the face, neck or all over the body. Let it dry for approximately 20 minutes then wash it off with luke warm water.

* A few women may be allergic to besan or other ingredients in the mixture. Just to be on the safe side, apply a small amount on the skin and check for any allergies once it dries. Allergic reactions, however, are not very common with this ancient “nuschka”.

Don’t forget to relax, light a candle, and listen to some comforting music. We suggest “Dakini” by Prem Joshua or something similar for an Indian style spa- like experience!


Iced Chai Tea for a Spicy Summer

For a new twist on masala chai tea, try it cold to help beat the heat this summer. Similar to the comforting hot version, How to Make an Authentic Cup of Masala Chai Tea blogged about in the winter, this spicy cold version is delicious and easy to make. Adding milk or cream is optional and tastes fantastic if you like that smooth and creamy flavour.

  • 2 bags black tea
  • 2 3/4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 1 slices ginger (skin can be left on)
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cardamom pod, broken in pieces
  • milk or cream, to taste (optional)

In a large pot, steep tea in 4 cups (1 L) boiling water for 4 minutes. Discard bags. Reduce heat to medium-low and add sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom and let boil for 4 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. Strain and add milk or cream, if desired. Add ice. (Recipe makes approximately 4 servings). Enjoy!

chai tea iced

a delicious and refreshing treat perfect for the hot summer months