Category Archives: Styling Tips

Five Date-Friendly Looks for Valentines Day

As if anyone needs any reminding of this fact, but Valentines Day is just around the corner. It’s not as if this is something we need to tell any of you, after all the overzealous abundance of red, pink, sequins, hearts and stuffed animals sends this message across loud and clear. Whether you are planning on spending the night out with your girlfriends or have something planned with your significant other, we have selected five Valentines Day perfect outfits (without any hearts or clichés).
Outfit1

The little-black-dress is a classic, and for good reason. It’s effortlessly elegant, it goes with everything, it can be dressed up or down like lickity, and it has a way of making your figure look its best. Since our tunic dress has a little bit of embellishment at the neckline, it is best to keep accessories to a minimum. Our silver paisley pendant would look stunning on a 30″ chain, lengthening the body in a flattering way. Our hand-crafted agate ring adds a punchy pop of fuchsia to an otherwise subdued palette of black and silver.

Outfit2

We swear, black and turquoise were made for each other. They are a visual match made in heaven. We love the way that our silver and turquoise pendant pops against our Edwardian-esque black lace dress. The look is elegant while being low-key enough for a more casual dinner or cocktails with the ladies. Pair with sheer tights, our metallic leather belt and our turquoise cocktail ring for a look that is refined yet playful.

Outfit3

We know, we know, the floral print on our ruffled dress absolutely scream romance and Valentines Day. To keep this look from being overtly girly, we’ve added our crochet belt in mahogany, our carved copper hints cuff, and an edgy tiger’s eye ring. It’s undeniably feminine, but with our signature bohemian vibe.

Outfit4

For a more casual evening, our chiffon poncho in rose is an ultra-chic layering piece over a simple tank top. We chose equally feminine accessories in a muted palette. Our intricately carved silver cuff, tear-drop amethyst cluster pendant, and beaded silver earrings add a timeless beauty to this otherwise casual look.

Outfit5

As far as we are concerned, there is no colour combination that is sexier or more glamorous than black and gold. Our shimmery, burn-out printed black and gold tunic is a head-turner all on its own. Throw on our woven metal necklace, threaded gold floral earrings, and black and gold studded bangles (loved by Coco and Vera’s Cee Fardoe) and you will have a look that would make Beyoncé blush.

xoxo,

Indiverve


Street-wise Sunday | Vintage Vixens

There was a time when the trends of what we wear were dictated by the runways of high-profile cities. Prestigious couturiers acted as dictators of the fashion world, selecting the colors, fabrics, and shapes that were to be adored and then abhorred as the seasons came and went. With the extreme accessibility and interconnection of the modern world, fashion is no longer inspired by any one thing and one could argue that we are often more influenced by the fashions we see on the streets than we are by what we see during fashion week or in the windows of stores such as Holt Renfrew or Bergdorf Goodman (depending where you live).

We have always been inspired by the streets. The streets are where the culture of a city is the strongest. People living their lives in clothing that fits their unique selves and situations is infinitely more interesting than a handful of different ideas dreamed up by more or less the same designers every season. Coco Chanel said it best when she said “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with the way we live, what is happening.” What is happening in fashion is a revolution of how ideas are transmitted and shared. What used to be single-stream of ideas is now a intricate web and that is something that we are grateful for. Playing tribute to the fashions of the street we have selected seven vintage-inspired looks that left us feeling intrigued.

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Photo Credit | Lookbook.nu

Are there any street-style looks that you want us to see and feature? Send your suggestions to alicia@indiverve.com and we may feature them (with full credit to you). Happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Indiverve


Indiverve Restyled | Ashley Tisdale

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Photo Credit | Celebrity Style Guide

Maxi-dresses seemed to be reserved by most people for the spring and summer. We argue that they can be fabulous for any season (even wet and icy winter) when accessorized appropriately. We love Ashley Tisdale’s casual yet effortlessly chic look. With an all neutral palette of slate, taupe, black and silver, she keeps her look dynamic and subtly striking with sequins, a structured jacket and layered pendants.

What’s our take on Miss Tisdale’s understated ensemble?

We would pair either our charcoal grey (for a more subdued look) or leopard print maxi-dress with our silver paisley and turquoise pendants (one a longer 30” chain and the other on a shorter 20” chain) to recreate Ashley’s outfit with our innate bohemian flare.

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Maxi-Dress in Charcoal Grey – $75.00

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Maxi-dress in Animal Print – $75.00

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Paisley Leaf Pendant Necklace – $18.00

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Turquoise Stone Pendant Necklace – $18.00

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Irresistible Embroidered Silk Scarves

One-of-a-kind, intricately detailed and ultra luxurious, our embroidered silk scarf collection features unique and eclectic designs that are hard to find. Exclusively handcrafted with rich embroidery onto 100% silk, you can bet that nobody else will have the same one. Slight ruching with fine fringe details gives the scarves character while presenting a wearable piece of art.

In floral, paisley, and abstract prints in rich colours like lime green, bronze and grey, silver with lavender details, and coral pink mixed with fuchsia and orange tones, our silk embroidered scarves are great for any season but we love them for spring so we can show them off in their entirety!

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Embroidered Floral Scarf

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Embroidered Scarf in Abstract Print

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Embroidered Paisley Scarf

Make the scarf the focal point of any outfit and keep the rest plain. Use one to glam up your jeans and tee or make it the luxurious finishing touch to your little black dress for a big night out. However you style your scarf, be prepared for compliments! For lace lovers, check out our post on a few of our favourite vibrant lace scarves here.

Shop our silk scarf collection here: http://store.indiverve.com/collections/silk-scarfs


Emerald Green for 2013

Spring 2013’s colours, named by Pantone, feature some lovely cheery and soothing colours. Expect to see lots of blues and greens, flirty soft pink and lilac, nectarine (which is a little softer than last year’s tangerine tango), and bright poppy red. Bright colours haven’t gone anywhere yet within the fashion world. While almost any shade of green is hot right now, emerald green has been named the colour for 2013.

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Green promotes harmony and balance which is useful for all of us with our busy daily lives. The best thing about green is that it complements pretty much every complexion from blonde to brunette to red heads. A versatile colour, emerald green will be popular going into the fall and winter season as well. The jewel tone is a sophisticated and classic colour with a certain richness and royalty to it. Wear it as clothing, or accessories to stay trendy while playing with a pop of colour. 

Below, find some of our favourite green jewelry for 2013.

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Find these pieces and more online at http://store.indiverve.com/

1. Chunky Bangle in Green and Gold, $13

2. Threaded Necklace in Lime Green, $16,

3. Flower Beaded Earrings in Emerald Green, $8


Pink and Red Style for Valentine’s Day

Check out a fun compilation of our favourite Valentine’s Day inspired pink and red hued jewelry, accessories, and clothing. Featured is our pink ombre tunic dress with a 1970’s style floral printfollowed by our colour block bangle in pink with gold border details.  Then we have our pink lace scarf in a nice light linen material. Finally, we feature our red beaded chandelier earrings which are a bright pop of fiery red colour for any day of the year.

Why not add a touch of red, the colour of love and passion, or pink, which signifies sweetness and affection, to your look this Valentine’s Day?floral print flowy tunic dress
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Shop the items here:

1) Tunic Dress in Floral Print , $44

2) Colour Block Bangle in Pink , $12

3) Lace Scarf in Pink Patches, $37

4) Red Beaded Chandelier Earrings, $8


A Snapshot of 2012

At Indiverve Retail Company, we’re looking forward to 2013 and all the challenges it will bring. There’s so many goals we hope to accomplish within our small team. We’re getting ready to launch our new, updated website which will have a fresh and interesting look and feel to it. We also hope to get to know more bloggers who are involved not only in fashion but also food, charities, music, and travel in Vancouver as well as everywhere around the world!

We hope everyone has a happy and prosperous year filled with exciting new experiences and never ending growth. We hope to achieve all of our resolutions- both personal and professional- no matter how big or small. Here’s to 2013, a new and exciting year for all. We think it’ll be filled with nothing but awesomeness!

Now, a snapshot of our past year of blogging featuring some of our very favourite and most popular posts.

We’re glad you enjoyed our Indian style recipes and hope you learned something new!

In India, chai is usually served in small glass cups

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Celebs like Nicole Richie and Rachel Bilson inspired our love of boho chic style all year long.

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Scarves, one of staple items, received a lot of views. We featured a post on the different ways you can wear them, which was popular for 2012.

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Two scarves worn as a tube top and a skirt

                                     Fusion music from musicians like Avial and Prem Joshua kept us inspired all year long.

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                    Of course, launching our e-store was a big deal for us as we had worked hard on it for months!

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                                                        Our post on cocktail rings was one of our most loved.

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We enjoyed posting about our unique styles of little black dresses and will definitely keep ’em coming in the future.

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We adore inspirational quotes on anything from fashion to inner beauty and helping others. We’ll keep posting them for you to stay inspired all year long.

inspirational quoteThis blog has helped us share our ideas, inspirations, our love of fusion fashion, and our ultimate goal of helping you discover some of the wonderful things that India has to offer. 

Cheers from all of us at Indiverve Retail Company Inc!