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Indiverve Summer Sale!

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How has your summer been? Ours has been fabulous, thanks! We’ve been blessed with outstanding weather which means more beach time than usual. Vancouver’s surrounded  with some stunning naturally beautiful landscape. Not to brag too much, but our city in the summer is about as good as it gets! Ahhh…

More good news- we’re having a huge summer sale on all of our clothing, jewelry and accessories! This includes all of our bohemian style dresses, tunic tops, statement  jewelry, and our pure leather and beaded belt collection. You won’t find anything over $70. The sale is on now until August 2nd so tell your friends and scoop up your favourite pieces while the prices are hot! All sale items are available online at store.indiverve.com and there’s no code needed at check-out.  Happy shopping!

xoxo,

Indiverve

 


Four Boho Chic Looks for Wedding Season

Its that time of year again! Wedding season has arrived and if you’re not the lucky one walking down the aisle, you’re likely planning on attending at least one wedding soiree this summer. Agonizing over what to wear? Its time to stand out and be different. We have some lovely suggestions that will not only knock your date off his feet, but you don’t have to worry about clashing with any of the other guests attending.

From ditsy floral numbers to maxi and little black dresses, not to worry, here at Indiverve, we have all your wardrobe and accessory needs covered in our chic signature bohemian style!

*All dresses and jewelry are available at our online store: store.indiverve.com

1) Embroidered Lace Dress in Black

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2) Floral Print Dress with Blue Ruffles

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3) Little Black Dress with Lace Hem

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3) Maxi Dress in Charcoal Grey

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Wisteria and Hysteria | Highlights from London Fashion Week

Every city’s fashion week, whether it’s Paris, New York, Milan, London or even Vancouver, has a flavor and spirit that is completely unique to itself. If Paris is fashion week’s pearl-wearing, champagne swilling, Tolstoy reading sophisticate – then London Fashion Week would be it’s leather pants and ironic t-shirt donning younger sibling. It’s impossible to choose adjectives that truly incapsulate London’s Fashion Week. That being said, the words we would use to describe this year’s shows would be quirky, quirky, quirky. From Ashish’s crystal encrusted lace tracksuits worn with white platform sneakers (appropriately or inappropriately – you decide) t0 Orla Kiely’s throw-back to London’s 1960s Vidal Sassoon/Twiggy/Beatle-mania hay-day – the entire show was eclectic to the point of bizarre. London has always been a city of incredible creativity in terms of its fashion industry and this season proved that London’s reputation for innovating design is well-deserved and continuing to grow.

1. Ashish

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Whether one loved or hated Ashish’s glitzy parade of jumpsuits, we had to take our hats off to the designer for daring to be so different. The collection definitely walked the line between luxe and cheap, bold and tacky, Barbarella and Snookie. Nonetheless, the intricacy of the fabrics were stunning and the dreamy sorbet palette, breathtaking.

2. Giles

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We couldn’t help but fall in love with Giles’ bold colour palette of turquoise, cobalt, black, white and golden yellow. With the colour blocking and whimsical avian prints – this collection celebrated the unexpected and somewhat retro. Although we don’t know what Giles’ inspiration was, in our heads the collection was a fusion of “Swiss Family Robinson” and “The Jetsons”.

3. Matthew Williamson

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Wearing runners and sport shoes with ultra-glam formal wear seemed to be an underlying theme this season for many designers. What struck us most about Matthew Williamson’s collection however were the razor sharpness of the cuts and the vibrant colours and prints. The collection was truly a mix of classic feminine pieces with 90s inspired sportswear. Although this influx of athletic inspired clothing makes us worry that we are going to return to the days of neon spandex and sweat-bands a’la Olivia Newton John in “Let’s Get Physical”, if the trend shows itself like it did in Matthew Williamson’s FW14 collection, we will be happy as can be.

4. Mary Katrantzou

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Mary Katrantzou is revered for her striking digital prints. It’s her signature and the shocking realism of many of her past collections is what has really allowed Mary to build a strong and instantly recognizable presence as a designer. That being said, it was refreshing to see the designer branch out with her use of materials. Instead of dynamic prints, Mary wowed with her meticulous pleated silks, intricate jacquards, and ornate embroidery and beading. A mesmerizing blend of contrasting colours, fabrics and shapes, the collection reminded us of both the renaissance period and Ancient Egypt. With a muted palette of neutrals accented with rich jewel tones (think sapphire, dark jade, ruby, and amethyst), every look screamed Fall and was dripping in luxury.

5. Orla Kiely

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Orla Kiely truly channeled the swinging sixties with her Twiggy-esque parade of shifts and baby-doll dresses. Amongst a sea of edgier looks, Orla’s collection was definitely one of the more subdued and wearable. A throw-back to the classic looks that have made London such an iconic city in the fashion industry, it was both nostalgic and refreshing to see the classic mod-looks (mini-dresses, cartoonish floral motifs, shifts, mary-jane shoes, and opaque tights) revamped. Undoubtedly feminine but with the air of rebellion that is so signature to London fashion, Orla Kiely’s collection was quite possibly our favorite of London Fashion Week so far!

Are there any shows that you think we should have listed? If so, shoot us an email at alicia@indiverve.com. Let us know what you think of our choices! There were some crazy designs on the London Fashion Week runways and we’d love to hear your opinions!

xoxo,

Indiverve

Photo Source | Style.com


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).
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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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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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