Category Archives: Vibrant Colours

Favorite Spring/Summer 2014 Beauty Tips

As we are entering Spring and visions of floaty sundresses, cardigans, and sandals float through our heads, stores will soon be filled with the spring/summer collections that we saw for the first time last fall. As we get ready to revamp our wardrobes in preparation, we have selected our five favorite make-up looks inspired by the Spring/Summer 2014 runways. From berry-stained lips to winged eyeliner a’la Twiggy, the overall look for the season is natural yet striking, with one feature highlighted, bold against a radiant complexion.

1. Mad for Merlot

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There is nothing more elegant than a berry-lip. On days where classic red feels garish and pink feels girlish, berry is always sophisticated and manages to be both sultry and work appropriate. While fair gals may be weary of darker colours, a softer shade of plum is striking without being harsh, and the blue undertones in the shade help to minimize redness in fair skin. Ladies with warm undertones should go for a rich raspberry shade, and darker-skin beauties a deep merlot.

2. Barely There Beauty

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The funny thing about makeup is that so often people put it on to look as though they are not wearing any. The no-makeup look is truly an art. The models on the runway for Dolce and Gabbana’s collection were all positively ethereal but looked as if they weren’t wearing a stitch of makeup. The secret? Take care of your skin (eat healthy, drink lots of water, cleanse, moisturize, repeat.) and prep the skin with a primer. Only use concealer where you need it, on blemishes and on under eye circles and use a lighter tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead of foundation and only apply around the center of your face (t-zone area). Not only will it be better for your skin, but it will provide sheerer, more natural looking coverage. Applying any makeup other than a light dusting of blush on your cheeks will leave you looking overly made-up. Next smudge dark brown or black eyeliner right into your lash-line and apply a few strokes of lengthening mascara for a wide-eyed look.

3. Orange is the New Black

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If you had suggested to us six months ago that we would actually consider the possibility of painting our lips orange we would have called you crazy. Don’t get us wrong, tangerine lips is one hundred percent a look that you can over-do. To keep yourself looking chic and fearless, instead of tacky and clueless, we recommend only highlighting your lips and keeping the rest of your face subdued and natural. If you feel like playing up your eyes then use a lip tint or gloss that is a little more sheer. Orange is actually a surprisingly wearable shade if done right and brings a lot of warmth to fair skin and pops against darker complexions.

4. Cat-Call

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The cat-eye is tricky business, even more so than the smoky eye. That being said, when done right, it’s utter perfection in a 1960s stewardess kind of way. Black liquid eyeliner and a steady hand are what is required for this look. Start from the outside and lightly trace the shape you want to create on both eyes and fill in with liner. Next, move mistakes and make sure it is even with a q-tip dipped in make-up remover. Instantly channel Audrey Hepburn with this sophisticated look.

5. White Noise

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It’s a well known beauty trick, used by makeup artists everywhere, to use white eyeliner on the lash-line and rim to leave one looking more awake and refreshed. Take it one step further and dust a pearlescent shadow on your lids for a angelic look, and a refreshing change from the usual smoky eye.

Is there a look that you think we should include? Send us an email at alicia@indiverve.com and we may include it in our next post (with full credit and links to you of course!).

xoxo,

Indiverve


A Collection of Unbound Wisteria | Giambattista Valli SS14

Paris fashion week is pretty much the most exciting week of our year and lives. Even more so (in our humble opinions) than New York, Milan and London does Paris fashion week bring the most revolutionary, inspiring and breath-taking couture pieces to the runway. The day that we are able to be present for one of these shows is the day we are going to drop to our knees and cry tears of pure fashion joy. From Chanel and Elie Saab to Giambattista Valli, the runways were rife with whimsy-filled collections reminiscent of Marie Antoinette in Versaille or classic fairy-tales such as Sleeping Beauty. Unadulterated luxury and femininity seemed to be the themes of the week. Ethereal laces and printed silks were adorned with iridescent sequins, hand-beading and trails of floral appliques. Though we are inspired by many of the collections that were shown, Giambattista Valli’s romantic and vividly hued collection was the stand-out for us. The soft feminine details were juxtoposed against solid bold colours (think lemon,  magenta and cobalt) and lines. Waist-lines were defined with sashes and strategic seams and curves were accentuated with full-skirts. The collection played full tribute to the beautiful nuances of the feminine form and yet very little skin was shown. High-necklines and long sleeves would balance out a shorter hem-line and alternatively, a strap-less bodice would be made more demure with a floor-sweeping gown. In an industry that is so often dominated by sex appeal and skin, it is always refreshing to see the feminine figure celebrated in a different, perhaps slightly nostalgic way. In a world where everything is so accessible, it is really so true that mystery and what one doesn’t see is so often more exciting that what you can see. This was a truly breath-taking collection and we have selected five of our favorite looks from the runway.

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xoxo,

Indiverve

Photo Credit | Fashion Gone Rogue


A Series of Beauty | Photographic Inspiration

As people working in a creative industry, we are constantly bombarded with inspiration. Whether we search for it or it finds us, creativity is everywhere. This week we came across a few examples of photography that stunned us. Russian photographer, Elena Shumilova has recently showcased a series of photographs that she took of her young sons. Ethereally optimistic, each photo has a softness, a whimsy that is often rare in today’s pin-sharp digital world. We love the simple beauty and innocence of these photos.

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Ernest Goh has turned his fascination with animals into a beautiful and often hilarious series of photos titled “Animalia”. His collection of photos featuring seemingly commonplace animals such as roosters and fish, this series is meant to draw attention and appreciation towards animals and the way they function, live their lives and interact with each other.

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Colston Julian has created an intoxicatingly raw editorial for Harper’s Bazaar India, in collaboration with Krishna Mukhi. With Pallavi Singh donning couture that is at once contemporary and traditionally India, we couldn’t help but think of our own collection and our design inspiration. With all of our clothes and jewelry being created in India, we are constantly being inspired by this beautiful country and the creative artists who work there. The unadulterated richness of the fabrics and vividness of the colours perfectly complements the somewhat rough and rustic urbanity of the setting.

 

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Are there any examples of inspiring photography that you have come across? Feel free to share and we will include it in our next photography post – with credit to you and your blog of course!

xoxo

Indiverve

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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 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


Pretty in Pink

Pink is the most feminine of colours. Feel pretty in pink while conveying warmth and compassion when wearing this attention grabbing shade. We adore pink on jewelry and accessories for a sweet pop of colour and bright burst of energy. Pairing pink with black is always a winner- think pink when styling your little black dress. We also love it with clean, crisp white or rich chocolate brown. Another bright idea is pairing pink with a lighter or lime green. Sounds like an odd combination but it looks refreshing together.

Pink is glamourous when paired with gold accents like our Colour Block Bangle in Pink and Chandelier Earrings in Fuchsia Stones in a deeper  hue. It also looks divine with silver accents subtley in our Wooden Boho Necklace in Fuchsia and Pink Stone Cocktail Ring crafted with a vintage twist. Add a pop of cotton candy pink over a simple outfit for instant style with our Lace Scarf in Pink Patches.

pink colourblock banglesTwo chunky shades of pink complement eachother and look even more glam with an added touch of woven gold designs throughout.

fuchsia  sparkle chandelier earringsFuchsia gems sparkle when set against gold chains to form a stylish chandelier earring. A great look for the most festive of occasions!

wooden beaded boho necklaceMade of simple wooden beads painted in a fuchsia pink shade, this bohemian style necklace also features tiny silver beads woven between linen shaded beads. This versatile necklace can easily dress up an outfit,  yet can also be worn casually to add a little extra something.

fuchsia cocktail ringA chunky pink stone cocktail ring is the perfect finishing touch to any look. We love the silver details crafted in a trendy vintage design. Each of these rings has a different pattern to it so no two are exactly alike. 

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This linen and lace scarf in a fun cotton candy pink hue is perfect to toss over any outfit that is in need of some extra oomph. Light and versatile, the scarf can warm up any look in an instant. 

Shop the items here:

Colour Block Bangle in Pink

Chandelier Earrings in Fuchsia Stones

Wooden Boho Necklace in Fuchsia

Pink Stone Cocktail Ring

Lace Scarf in Pink Patches