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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Boho Fashionista

Its the most wonderful time of the year, once again! Time sure does fly, does it not? Soon another year will have passed and we’ll be getting ready for a new year full of new and exciting experiences. Until then, its time to indulge in the holiday festivities and feel the spirit of giving, which of course means lots of shopping! We have some fantastic gift ideas for the free spirited bohemian fashionista in your life. That could even be you, or it could be someone you know, but either way, you’ll love some of the one-of-a-kind unique items found in our e-boutique.

1) Pretty Scarves

In silk, lace and linen, with stripes, patterns, and cute floral appliques, we have a colorful collection of scarves that your friends are sure to envy! Super functional, they’re easy to wear year round. Shop our scarves collection here.

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2) Chic Tunic Tops

Paired with skinny jeans or comfy leggings, our boho chic style tunics are crafted for quality and come in sizes extra small to large. We love them in lace, florals or decorated with funky embellishments! Shop our full clothing collection here.

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3) Chunky Gypsy Pendants

Our pendants make a serious style statement! Wear them on a long chain and layer them with more necklaces for an edgy gypsy inspired look. Handcrafted with semi-precious stones, detailed carvings and funky tribal like designs, its highly unlikely you’ll find others like them. Shop our full pendant collection here.

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4) Glam Cuff Bracelets

One of our trademark items, our intricately carved cuffs are sure to turn heads! All our cuffs are adjustable and can be worn on your wrist or higher up on your arm for a 1970s inspired look- either way, they’re a fab way to show off your inner bohemian side. Cuffs are also the perfect accessory to dress up an outfit in a cinch. Shop our beloved cuff collection here.

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We hope we’ve inspired you with some unforgettable Christmas gift ideas in this post. Just one last thing… we’re offering 25% off our entire e- boutique! Just enter code: HOLIDAY25 at check-out for any order on http://store.indiverve.com/

We hope you’re enjoying this festive season as much as we are! Happy Shopping!

xoxo,

Indiverve

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Tribal Jewelry Inspiration

We adore the tribal look and how it has influenced bohemian fashion and style. Eclectic, unique, detailed, funky and intricate are just a few words used to describe tribal style. Its interesting to see how the tribal look has become popular in modern and mainstream fashion even though its very traditional and has been worn by women for centuries in many parts of the world- a good example of how fashion recycles itself over and over again over many years.

Tribal style transcends borders and is worn and influenced by all women from well-known celebrities to traditional women who wear it every day as part of their wardrobe. Indian tribal jewelry, in particular, has influenced our designs at Indiverve. We’re in love with the intricate, complicated patterns of tribal jewelry, which we feel are true pieces of art.

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Tribal inspiration from various sources.

Below, we put together our own toned down version of a tribal jewelry look using all of our jewelry from store.indiverve.com. We paired silver and copper tribal cuff bracelets with leather ones and added bright pops of turquoise and fuchsia chunky cocktail rings to complete the look. Choose several pieces together for a bold tribal look, or just one or two for a simplistic look.

For more tribal fashion in the form of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings visit store.indiverve.com. Use code tribalstyle at check-out for a 10% off discount on your order. We ship internationally!

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All of these pieces are available at our online store.

xoxo,

Indiverve Retail Company

 


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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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


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


Emilia Clarke is Our Favorite Natural Beauty

In the light of Valentines Day being yesterday, we have to admit, we have a crush. A girl crush that is, on Game of Thrones beauty Emilia Clarke. With her fair skin, tousled waves and aqueous eyes, Emilia has the kind of ethereal beauty reserved for medieval princesses or angels. She is also an incredibly talented actress. Those who know and love her as icy blonde Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones may be surprised to know that she has also quite a bit of success acting on stage, and that she had recently played the timeless role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Cort Theatre and is set to play the role of Sarah Connor in the next installment of the Terminator series. Talent, ambition, versatility, style, beauty. How could anyone not love this girl?

Acting as cover girl for the February issue of WSJ Magazine, Emilia looks understatedly chic and low-key as she poses in knit pieces from upscale designers such as Calvin Klein, Rag & Bone and Oscar de la Renta. The photos are shot by Lachlan Bailey in slightly over-cast weather on a sandy beach, giving the photos a bohemian, Pacific North-West feel, that makes our Vancouver-dwelling hearts feel warm and fuzzy. Emilia looks natural, candid and effortlessly beautiful as she laughs and runs around on the beach. A total bohemian beauty. In our perfect world, Emilia would be a model for an Indiverve campaign. One day.

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xoxo,

Indiverve