Monthly Archives: October 2012

5 Ways to Wear Turquoise this Fall/Winter

Turquoise should not be a summer only colour. Agree or disagree? How many ladies love to wear turquoise all year round? At Indiverve, we think its a definite do! The key to wearing turquoise in the fall is to pair it with dark colours. Or break all rules and wear it with light colours, normally meant for the summer. We love turquoise on jewelry so we’ll focus on how to wear it with clothing and colours you probably already have in your closet.  Try the following alluring colour combinations.

1) Turquoise and Pink

The turquoise pieces in this necklace really pop against a light pink top.

turquoise with light pink

Poncho Top in Sheer Pink http://store.indiverve.com/collections/clothing_tops/products/sheer-poncho-top-in-blush-pink

Beads and Charms Necklace http://store.indiverve.com/collections/jewelry_necklaces/products/beads-charms-necklace

2) Turquoise and Black

Wear a chunky statement necklace in a bright turquoise with a little black dress like Megan Fox. The combination looks very elegant!

turquoise necklace with black dress

Turquoise Circles Necklace http://store.indiverve.com/collections/jewelry_necklaces/products/turquoise-circles-bone-beads-necklace

3) Turquoise and Denim 

Wear turquoise coloured jewelry with a casual denim jacket or with your favourite jeans and t shirt look.

denim and turquoise coloured earrings

Tribal Beaded Earrings http://store.indiverve.com/collections/jewelry_earrings/products/boho-beaded-earrings

4) Turquoise and White

A turquoise tribal necklace really pops when its worn with a white top.

white top with turquoise necklace

Chunky Turquoise Stone Necklace http://store.indiverve.com/collections/collections_turquoise-treasures/products/chunky-turquoise-stone-necklace

Embellished Tunic Top http://store.indiverve.com/collections/clothing_tops/products/embellished-tunic-top

5) Turquoise and Copper

A top or dress in turquoise would look lovely with copper jewelry as the finishing touch.

turquoise with copper jewelry

Copper Chandelier Earrings http://store.indiverve.com/collections/jewelry_earrings/products/copper-pieces-chandelier-earrings

Which turquoise inspired look are you most likely to sport?


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Stunning Kohl Inspired Eye Looks

Kohl is an ancient eye cosmetic widely used in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and West Africa to darken the eyelids and eyelashes. It is used mostly by women, but also some men and children in certain cultures. Kohl was originally used as protection against common eye ailments. Darkening around the eyes was believed to protect them from the harsh rays of the sun.

kohl eye look

Kohl has been used in India as a cosmetic for a long time. Mothers would sometimes apply kohl to their infants’ eyes soon after birth. Some did this to help strengthen the child’s eyes and others believed it could prevent the child from being cursed by the evil eye. In India today, it is used by women as a type of eyeliner that is applied around the edge of the eyes. It is often worn for special social and religious occasions.

Kohl and kohl inspired “smokey eye” looks are very popular around the world. Many women prefer to use waterproof formulas which will last longer and not smudge as easily. Often used for a big night out, the black smokey look can really make the eyes pop and there are endless tips, which can be found on beauty blogs, on how to get the look using different make up techniques.

kohl look

 

aishwarya-rai smokey eye look

 

Kristin Cavallari kohl make up lookKohl eyeliner is available in drug stores everywhere as well as stores like Sephora, and MAC around the globe. Try it for your next party or night out on the town!

 

 


Which Threaded Necklace Do You Like Best?

checkered beaded necklace

Lovely black & white look featuring our Beaded Checkered Necklace

Threaded necklaces are very unique and versatile types of jewelry. They can be casual and fun or very glamorous depending on the look you’re striving for on a particular day. Threaded necklaces would definitely fall into the boho chic category mostly because they’re decorated with beads in natural materials. Our threaded necklaces are made from glass and wooden beads painted in stunning colours. Strong threads are then laced, by hand, and knotted amongst the beads creating a stylish woven look. We love the layered look of our threaded necklace collection. Each necklace has at least three layers of beads creating a unique statement look perfect for any occasion.

Simple to wear, these necklaces can bring a plain top to life!  Think good old trusty t-shirts or long sleeved shirts in neutral shades like white, black, grey or brown to keep the style effortless looking. Wear the necklace with jeans or to jazz up a little black dress ensemble. We particularly like the lime green hued necklace paired with a charcoal grey top or dress. These two colours look surprisingly delightful together!

Tell us, which threaded necklace is your favourite? Please vote below 🙂

1) Threaded Necklace in Lime Green

green glass beaded threaded necklace

2) Black and White Beaded Necklace
green glass beaded threaded necklace

3) Turquoise Threaded Necklaceturquoise glass threaded necklace


Boho Style: Looks We Adore

Boho Style

What comes to mind when you think of bohemian style? For us, its all about ethnic, floral, geometric, psychedelic, and paisley prints. Natural materials, embroidery, beading, fringe,  ruffles, vintage, 60′ s and 70’s style, lace, and leather are several more words that come to mind when thinking about what elements are associated to bohemian style.

Celebrity Influence

Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller do the hippie chic look very well. These two fashionable ladies helped popularize and revive this trend during the mid 2000’s and beyond. They both favour wearing anything loose and flowy and creating one of a kind styles by adding accessories that are full of expression.

Eclectic & Alluring Fashion

One of the reasons we love the boho look so much is because its such a great way to express one’s own individuality and taste. Eclectic and alluring, boho style is such a refreshing contradiction to the plain and simple fashion we’re used to seeing every day. Adding touches of bohemian inspired items to a simple look can pep it up instantly and reveal an interesting and enviable look.

embroidered kurta top in chocolate

gorgeous white embroidery really makes this boho style tunic top pop

floral print flowy tunic dress

floral print flowy tunic dress with unique 70’s style black and pink ombre print

paisley leaf pendant in silver

paisley is the epitome of bohemian style

wooden leaf earrings

wooden jewelry is a popular material favoured by boho fashionistas

All of these clothing and jewelry items are available at our bohemian friendly e-store. Just click on the links below to shop them. By the way, we came up with the name Indiverve because Indi- stands for “indie” or “independent” and it also makes reference to India, a dynamic and influential country close to our hearts. Verve signifies “energy” and “enthusiasm” which is what we strive for in our day to day activities. To read more about us and why we started this Vancouver, Canada based company, click here.

1) Embroidered Top in Chocolate: http://store.indiverve.com/collections/clothing_tops/products/embroidered-kurta-top-in-chocolate

2) Tunic Dress in Floral Print: http://store.indiverve.com/collections/clothing_dresses/products/floral-print-tunic-dress-pink

3) Paisley Leaf Pendant Necklace: http://store.indiverve.com/collections/jewelry_necklaces/products/paisley-leaf-pendant-necklace

4) Wooden Leaf Earrings: http://store.indiverve.com/collections/jewelry_earrings/products/wooden-leaf-earrings


Avial- a Keralan Fusion Band

Avial is an Indian alternative rock band which formed in the southern state of Kerala, India in 2003. The band is named after a popular dish often eaten in the south which is made from a mixture of different vegetables. The band’s music is a fusion of Keralan folk music and alternative rock.  Their songs are purely sung in the Malayalam language.

Avial

Avial

Avial has invented its own flavour of music, which the band members refer to as “Alternative Malayali Rock.” It reflects the unique heritage of Kerala life. The band’s musical style has been complimented for outstanding instrumental play and brilliant singing and lyrics. Avial has performed in major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and  Thiruvananthapuram, to name a few.

We really enjoy listening to Avial! Their eclectic sound is truly one of a kind. Listen to this exceptional song entitled “Nada Nada” and check out the video, which portrays a glimpse into a hardworking Keralan lifestyle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPsz2raYePI


Dark & Edgy Florals for Fall

Fall may be here but we’re still obsessed with florals! Whether it be on a dress, top, scarf, or a funky piece of flower crafted jewelry, we’re holding on to this trend, and as we’ve seen from the runway, its definitely not about to wilt away! So what’s in for Fall? Simply go darker colour- wise and basically think deep and edgy florals in winter friendly shades vs. the lighter, brighter floral prints we saw in the Spring/Summer.

black and gold floral burn out velvet

black and gold floral burn out velvet

We adore this deep, dark floral fabric on gold shimmery burn-out velvet (above). Its pretty, slightly edgy and oh so boho which is pretty much what we love.  This unique top- the Floral Tunic Top Black Shimmer is one of our most coveted Fall items! A loose and flowy style, this top looks fantastic with jeans or leggings. It has oversized sleeves, an elasticized waist to add shape, and its created in a longer tunic length in two tiers of ruffles. We love the black on gold look as it is but its that much more sophisticated in a stunning floral print.

Shop the tunic top here and get ready for some serious compliments!

shimmery floral tunic top


Indiverve Retail Company Inc. is Taking Part in Canada’s Small Business Saturday!

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Canada’s Small Business Saturday

Indiverve Retail Company Inc. is very excited to be part of the first Canada’s Small Business Saturday, where shopping local makes a huge  difference. Check out our deal!

“Thousands of hard-working small business owners and savvy consumers have signed up for Canada’s Small Business Saturday, but this important initiative has also generated strong support on Parliament Hill, as well as in city halls and provincial legislatures all across our great country. Mayors, Premiers, and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper say that if we all shop small, it can make a big difference.”

Small businesses are crucial to Canada’s economic success. Small business entrepreneurs are powering our economy through innovation, job creation and new, exciting ideas. Canada would not be the same without our small business owners. Our economic success depends on them. Shopping at a small business is a special experience – you cannot get it at a big-box store. Many products are unique and impossible to find anywhere else. Small business owners are reputable and know their products intimately. Small businesses matter to our economy, to our communities, and to our friends and neighbours.

Today, October 20th is Canada’s Small Business Saturday.  Join with thousands of Canadians who are committing to shop small and keeping our communities vibrant and strong!

Source: https://www.shopsmallbiz.ca/