UPPER ARM CUFFS.HOW TO & WHY YOU SHOULD.

It’s a trend! It’s a trend! It’s a trend!!!  And I can assure you it’s going NOWHERE.It is here to STAY. Even Rihanna thinks so.

Maybe it’s just me but I believe most of the jewelry trends “happening” are a version of those during the Greek Empire times. Now, I am an old soul and I love how they dressed and put things together, just look at the effortless “slayage”. I mean who doesn’t? But lets look at the Upper Arm Cuffs, we see them then and here they are, re-surfacing now. They have been around for a while but for a reason, they have gotten mad popular. Do I own one? I suggest you do not ask too many questions.

So, let’s get to it.

UPPER ARM CUFFS.

Jewelry has never failed to bring life to an outfit and enhance one’s  best features. So what other way to rock that if not with a bold, striking and attention-grabbing piece of statement jewelry? So here we welcome the Upper Arm Cuff/Ring.

 “It’s not just about the kind of bracelet you wear, but where you wear it matters too.”

gypsyUpper arm cuffs will always be  your go-to accessories when it’s that time for tank tops and vests.  Make sure you tone your arms before wearing these fashion must-have’s though. I mean lets work on those arms because this piece will inevitably draw a lot of attention to your upper arm and we don’t want it looking random now do we? NO. So hit that work-out routine lady.

But hey,there’s no such thing as a bad body type. You can still “kill it” and look stylish and confident no matter what. Its all about dressing to highlight your best features and downplaying your trouble spots.

That said, if you do have fat arms, you are not allowed to sit in the corner and cry as you wait for this trend to die out. (which I highly doubt). So for the ladies with big arms, the size and length as well as the texture of the cuff do matter.In line with YOUR arm length and height.A tight and small cuff will look out of place, so why not go for the stretchy ones or the wider ones. And if you are petite (yours truly), less chunky and less large will do the trick. gold-upper-arm-cuff-armlet-by-tonedelite-28dollars

“Arm cuffs are the best way to highlight the guns (or to distract from a lack of guns).”

Here are the hottest upper arm bracelet themes:

Geometric

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Yantra geometric arm cuff.

 Think  shapes, don’t complicate it.Let’s see,chevrons, circles, triangles, concentric squares and more. Geometric-inspired shapes have been and will always be a major element on runways and haven’t lost their esteemed position.

 Snakes snake

Ancient Egypt come to mind yet? The coiling snake looks amazing on upper arm bracelets. Scale-like pattern and gem eyes or a thin-gauge wire with coiled ends,this piece screams “Egyptian” anything. So waltz like one and bask in that glory darling.

Chain

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 Maybe it’s the base that is chain, or the adornments are chain, either way, the look is captivating. Chain wrapped around the arm has been accented with more chain looped and dangling, sometimes with charms or stones such as turquoise for a pop of color.

 

Fringe and Tassels

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Leather Arm cuffs by boho jewelry.

 Love that dangling and swinging feel to your jewelry? This free-swinging trend is not over yet. Fringe is flattering on upper arms, easily blocking any tiny bit of “bulge” securing a cuff may cause.Tassels and fringe come in a variety of  materials including leather,seed beads and more.

 Metals

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Maison Martin Margiela Metal arm cuff-Maison Margiela

Thinner bangles or cuffs–often considered Greek-goddess inspired–squeeze to conform to your arm.

So, I do hope I helped a sister out on this one and made many realise they need at least one arm cuff, for that “Look-at-me” day. This is my way of saying “buy as many as you can”. But remember,

The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated Arm Cuffs into your look by striking the right balance.

xoxo,

TiSha.

 

BRACELET STACKING/LAYERING: 101

I love layering my jewellery, I do it a lot. Rings, necklaces, bracelets (especially when I’m trying to cover up my lack of  accessories). Call me crazy but  I love the way it draws attention to my hands (we use our phones in public all the time, be polite and make their view glamorous).Also, I can swap jewelry pieces in and out to suit my mood and outfit, this is one trend I don’t see getting old any time soon. So, why should your wrists and arms miss out on all the fun? Let me help you dip your toe or is it forearm? into the bracelet-stacking waters.

New York to Milan, its all Arm candy! Stacked bracelets are the perfect accessory to bring a unique energy to your style. Whether you have an eclectic style or are more of a traditionalist, even from that rock-and-roll glam to sweet and bohemian. To be really good at this,take some of your favorite bracelets in different sizes and styles and begin layering. Remember – they don’t need to match perfectly, they simply need to coordinate. If you prefer a more laid-back look, choose bracelets that have similar shades as those in your ensemble; they will add an extra element without being distracting.

Not sure you can “pull it off,”- keep these tips in mind and let’s party!! (you know what I mean).

START SIMPLE AND MIX MATERIALS.

If you’re really new to this trend, you might feel more comfortable starting with just 3-4 pieces that share a unifying trait, like going all bangles but varying their width and color. Or, more commonly,mixing chains, bangles and a cuff but all in gold or whatever colour you like. Experiment on one arm before you attempt both. And you know, a wristwatch counts as a bracelet too, so another easy starting point is to work on the arm where you’re already sporting a timepiece and see what looks good with it.A known favorite is mixing textures, such as Lucite and leather, in more neutral tones, and then throwing in a few pops of color.Select one statement piece (like a great watch) then add a couple of supporting pieces to the mix.

Another beginner’s trick is to get a matching set of plain, thin bangles to use as your base and then play around with “partners”.If you’re feeling bold, throw on multicolored bracelets that are in contrast with the colors in your outfit – just keep in mind that you shouldn’t go overboard. Feel free to mix metal colours or  textures for an eclectic look that isn’t overly matched.One arm of statement bracelets is  absolute perfection; however both arms full may overpower you and your wardrobe.Unless you can play it.  If you’re feeling bold and want a more dynamic look, add in a layer of color or two with a gemstone bracelet.You can also mix and match your nail color to complete the ensemble.bracelets1

Feel free to wear yellow and white gold together. Throw a thick leather cuff up against some chains – a bulky bracelet usually makes a great foundation for building on anyway.

 

DON’T OVER DO IT.

Honestly, if you’re piling on the bracelets, you might want to take it easy on wearing loads of other jewellery, especially heavy rows of stacked rings (imagine that mess). Extreme bracelet layering -now this sounds like a sport- tends to work best with more monochromatic outfits too.And if you’re accessorizing both arms, consider wearing fewer bracelets on each than you would if you were only layering up one.

Also, think about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. You don’t want to irritate people at the office by making it sound likes its Christmas every time you move your hands. You should always dress appropriately for your particular workplace, and that includes your jewelry choices. An armor of glamour won’t be welcome everywhere.

Stacking bracelets is an easy way to give old pieces a new purpose in life and play your style from day to day.

There’s a lot of planning that goes into this “effortless” look!. As you can tell, there aren’t many rules so pile them on. The key to this look is experimenting and wearing what you like! Does this mean you should dig every bracelet out of your jewelry box and throw them on at once? Well, you could… but it’s more about which pieces you wear, not how many.

Put your own twist on this trend, and just really have fun!

TAKING STYLE NOTES FROM VERSACE FINE JEWELLERY,THE LUST FOR THE NEW VIRYA AND VEDANA COLLECTION IS REAL.

I love jewellery, anyone that knows me knows I live for jewellery. Rings are my husband, I am happily married to rings, I’m not even playing, aside from the fact that I love a full wrist, having many rings teamed with a classy manicure are my big-bang.(makes sense?).This collection in itself is all about Power, femininity and strength.These being the new essentials of the Versace Fine Jewellery collection.

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VERSACE VIRYA LINE.

Style inspiration::Rihanna

Anyways, I am all in for Fine Jewellery. I’m talking precious materials such as gold, diamonds, and pearls. It is distinct from fashion jewelry, which tends to be made from inexpensive, commonplace materials such as brass.Costume jewellery is also different, but that’s a topic for another day.

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VIRYA AND VEDANA COLLECTION

BACK TO THE VIRYA AND VEDANA COLLECTION I am in love with.Its a collection that redefines the jewellery codes and interprets Versace’s quest for innovation, individuality and elegance.

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The Vedana collection,

The Virya line – with its precious stones and sharp geometry, is wisely crafted by a unique setting technique that let the light and the colours play and reflect on the mirror facets of the gold. The iconic Greek key set like an interchanged signature in gold.

Necklaces, rings and earrings embellished with rare gemstones like black onyx, amethyst and honey citrine.

The Vedana collection, made of earrings and rings, is enriched by an original spherical shape of the precious stones in nine different sizes, never used before in jewellery.

This innovative stone-cutting revolutionizes the rings fit conferring a brand new sensation on the skin. The mirror polished gold plays with the light, conveying a vibrant life to the stones.

...dubaiprnetwork.com 

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VIRYA LINE.

We have seen Sophie Turner,Demi Lovato,Beyonce rock Versace stones,but this collection is another treasure in its own way. I love fine detail, I love stones, I love love love sharp geometry.Versace gave it to me in full with this collection. We all know Im not one to stash brands or labels all in the name of fashion, you can still look like 1000$ in 20$ (thank you Amber Rose). I look at quality, but my exception comes in with jewellery. You want it to last and look dashing, then honey invest in it.

azyaamode captures the essence of versaces new fine jewellery

Saving up for this one, you should start.Already planning the manicure to match it with. I know, I can get way into stuff sometimes. Oh well,

happy shopping!!!!

LIPSTICK IS AN ACCESSORY.THE JEFFREE STAR 2016 SUMMER COLLECTION WILL HAVE YOU HOOKED.

I personally love lipstick, and i sure own a huge collection.I wear lipstick to get over the fact that i do not wear any other makeup (aside from eye shadow).I simply can not see myself seated in front of a mirror with 120 different makeup brushes and tonnes of different foundation or whatever and trying to draw angles on my face and symmetrical lines that i successfully failed to do in my math class.Not forgetting the fact that I’m lazy and I just really love the way i look without makeup.

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IF YOUR A BLUE LOVER, THESE WILL HAVE YOU DREAMING.

Some of you are wondering, how is lipstick an accessory? Well it is, it has been debated a few times but renown fashion names have said that makeup is indeed an accessory.

SO, my sad makeup life aside. Lets talk about my newest obsession that my bestfriend Laura introduced me to. JEFFREE STAR VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICK.I love this particular lipstick from Jeffree Star because the tubes themselves are closer to a lipstick size than a gloss tube, but thicker, and the barrel is clear so you can see the colour of the product.The line is full of over-the-top hues and covetable textures. As fearlessly glamorous as their creator.

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JEFFREE START VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICK. 2016 SUMMER COLLECTION.

The collection has so many colours to choose from from moody blues to the brightest red, all to fit your mood and occasion. Here is a list of some of the colours.

  • Unicorn Blood
  • Dominatrix
  • I’m Nude
  • Celebrity Skin
  • Mannequin
  • Posh Spice
  • Gemini
  • Androgyny
  • Jaw Breaker
  • Blue Velvet
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  • Queen Supreme
  • Dirty Money
  • Scorpio………

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    JEFFREE START VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICK. 2016 SUMMER COLLECTION.

The list goes on and on, you can find the full list here and also shop for as many as you can, though some are already sold out. (no thanks to you Kim K).

https://jeffreestarcosmetics.com/collections/velour-liquid-lipstick

My personal favourite is Abused. Yes, you guessed right, its dark and does not want to be blue as much as it does not want to be grey. Get it? Basically, this collection will have every girl feeling like a queen.And it gives that matte finish!! What more can a girl ask for? The prices are reasonable on the link above, starting from 18$ and it actually last super long, like all night long. The best part for me is that I can have  a shade per my emotions, its an amazing collection that i urge all girls to try out, trust me, you wont regret it.

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“ABUSED”

Also,the liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours!  Is 100% vegan & cruelty-free! (tips before use: exfoliate then apply to bare lips! Avoid food with oil… and no making out, kisses are ok!)
Also: Paraben & Gluten-Free / 0.19 oz.

So, I am off to search for the perfect shades for me and my overly excited bestfriend. The link to the site is above.

Happy shopping!!

GUESS WHAT ACCESSORY IS HERE TO STAY? THE SCARF!! ITS TRENDING AND SURELY YOU MUST OWN ONE.

 

Can i see your hands up if you love a scarf on basically any day? yes, mine are all up too, all the way i tell you.I personally like playing with scarves, tiny little one’s on my bag, or as headgear (thanks to bad hair days) or just basically knotting them around my neck. If there’s one accessory trend we’re seeing over and over again during New York Fashion Week, it’s the  scarf. On the runway and around the necks of your favorite street style stars (me inclusive), this simple piece can put a fresh spin on any outfit.Scarves could be worn in many ways, picking them by color or in addition to relying on the contrast.

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SKINNY SCARF FROM TEMPERLY LONDON

Look at  the beach gown  scarves, which are to protect the shoulders from that sun. Amazing fact, beach gown scarves can actually protect your head way better than hats. Don’t believe me? Try it out your self, but in this case you will have to go for the widest and longest scarves (we are going for the “turban look” here). I tried it once, and till this day, i don’t wear panama hats to the beach.

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THAT TURBAN LOOK.

But how to wear them?

First, you need to decide exactly how you will be wearing that ladies’ scarf . Bright colors and  patterns are in trend 2016, and it does not mean that a white scarf cannot be worn. A classic white scarf is a perfect option for a business suit. If you wear a top or a collar dress, choose wide women’s scarves that can be nice to spread on the shoulders and chest. For the tops with a plunging neckline, it is better to take narrow scarves & wraps and wrap it around the neck several times.All these are conditional and totally depend on your style and how far you are willing to take it.886ba2a863e9c56039537bd4d47ab1fd

Fashion accessories can turn any image into a trendy one, and the boring outfit into a stylish one. Which accessories will be most demanded in trends this 2016? Surprisingly, women’s scarves have a huge place in  2016 trends.The scarf captivates with its charm, it can replace the exquisite necklace, and often play the role of practical headgear. Depending on how you tie it or knot it, it can be even more fashionable than headwear.

I’ve done my part, though i do need to get a few more. Have fun playing with your scarves ladies..

NOW LETS GO SHOPPING!!!

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FORMAL HIJAB AND SCARF STYLE 2016