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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Indiverve & Forever Boho Jewelry Giveaway!

We’ve paired up once again with the lovely Florida-based bohemian beauty, Luana, the blogger behind Forever Boho, one of our most loved fashion and lifestyle blogs!

This time we’ll be giving away our adorable and alluring Flower Etched Cuffselected by Luana herself. Here’s all you have to do to participate and try to win:

  1. Visit our online store Indiverve and select your favourite piece of boho chic jewelry.
  2. Like our Facebook page and/or follow us on PinterestTwitter, or Instagram and leave your comments about your favourite piece.
  3. Then, like Forever Boho’s Facebook page and leave a comment on Forever Boho’s blog telling her your favorite piece of jewelry from our store.

                      *The giveaway will run until Friday April 4th and it’s open to allGood luck!

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Feeling Crafty | Insanely Awesome DIYS

So we have been feeling pretty crafty within the last week. Perhaps it’s because its almost Spring. The creative juices have been flowing through us and we have taken to scrolling through arts and DIY (Do it Yourself) blogs for inspiration on how we can turn our homes and lives into a paradise using only beeswax, mason jars, clothes hangers and essential oils ( and we take our hats off to all of the immensely talented people on Pinterest).

What’s great about sitting down and creating something, whether it’s for yourself, for a friend, or for your home, is that it is not only fun and therapeutic, it’s also incredibly eco-friendly and thrifty. Why spend x number of dollars on a luxury candle or art-piece when you can create your own? Often our houses are treasure troves for craft materials. Elastic bands, paper clips, old clothes, old-makeup containers, and chipped mugs can be transformed into fully-functional masterpieces with ease. Out of the DIYs we have found this week, here are a few of our favorites.

1. Hand-made Perfume

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2. Body-Chains

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3. Rose Petal Body Scrub

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4. “Reasons Why I Like You”  Deck of Cards

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5. Drawer Bulletin Board

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6. Book Page Pendant

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7. Bottle Cap Pictures

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Are there any craft ideas that you think we should include? Email us at info@indiverve.com and we will include them with full credit to you!

xoxo,

Indiverve


The Fashion Olympics |Best Oscar Gowns

So unless you have been backpacking throughout a foreign, faraway land or have been hiding under a rock, you likely know that the Oscars were on last night, or in other words, the fashion Olympics. There were high moments and low moments throughout the evening (high moment: Cate Blanchett winning for her stunning performance in Blue Jasmine, low moment: Leonardo Dicaprio making it through the entire evening without a Oscar. How?!) but the fashion throughout the evening was all around stunning. All A-listers were dressed to kill and while there were a few looks that we weren’t crazy about (Julia Roberts), there were too many to count that we fell in love with. Here are our top five favorites!

1. Lupita Nyong’o in Prada

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We don’t know whether its the beautiful aquamarine colour (which pops against Lupita’s stunning skin) or the simple cut of this a-line dress, but Lupita was the belle of the ball in this Cinderella throw-back dress.

2. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive

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The only thing that stunned more than Cate Blanchett’s performance in Blue Jasmine was her nude, floral dress from Armani Prive.  The perfect blend of sexy and subdued, we love how the beautiful peachy hue of the dress works with the ultra-modest neck and hem-line of the dress.

3. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

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Jennifer Lawrence is a knockout obviously. There is nothing like a red dress to get people’s heads turning and this siren did just that in this Dior gown.

4. Emma Watson in Vera Wang

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We have to admit, as far as we are concerned, Emma Watson can do no wrong. With her delicate brand of beauty and sophisticated sense of style, there could be no wonder why Emma is known as a fashion icon and is a muse to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld. Once again, she hit it out of the park with this shimmery, elegant black and charcoal dress by Vera Wang.

5. Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab

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Gorgeous as always, Angelina Jolie looked radiant in Elie Saab Haute Couture. From the embroidery to the dusty blush colour, and Bau Haus-esque beading, Angelina was mesmerizing. She accessorized well with a dapper looking Brad Pitt on her arm (as much as we love Bohemian styles and sensibilities, we are happy to see his long hair and beard go).

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

xoxo,

Indiverve


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


Lots of 70s Love at Missoni

Is it just us or is the world obsessed with the 70s right now? From flared pants and bell bottoms, to tapestry prints and velour, nods to the 20th century’s grooviest decade have been more than prevalent within the collections of designers at Milan Fashion Week. We have to admit that after seeing Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence all glamorous in their glitzy 70s glory in American Hustle, that we too were inspired by the era. Missoni’s collection is our favorite so far of this season. With it’s sleek, body-conscious silhouettes, surrealistic prints and quirky, retro colour palette of taupe, mustard, maroon and sage, the collection paid homage to the grooviest era while still being utterly modern and luxe.

Photo Source | Fashion Gone Rogue

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Xoxo,
Indiverve


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