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Black Friday Holiday Makeup Deals 2012 + Luxemi Cyber Monday Sale

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the biggest and best shopping day of the year is nearly upon us: Black Friday. A day devoted to nursing your food coma while getting your holiday gifts for a steal, Black Friday is best when you come prepared. That’s why we’ve chosen our favorite holiday makeup deals just for you, our Luxe fans. Better still, we’ve paired these heavily discounted makeup steals with Luxemi looks you’ll look fabulous in this holiday season (which, by the way, are 20% off on Cyber Monday)!

YSL + Luxemi

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Yves Saint Laurent, one of our favorite luxury makeup brands, is offering 20% off plus free shipping across its website. We especially love YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils waterproof mascara in signature violet. A little violet mascara is the perfect compliment to Luxemi’s wine salwar with shell embroidery.

Sephora, Bare Minerals + Luxemi

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Sephora is offering a ton of Black Friday deals, with great makeup being offered for only $10. Our favorite ten-dollar deal is the Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Let It Glow set, a two piece kit for a perfect touch-of-sun glow (a $42 value!). The deal goes live on Black Friday and is sure to sell out, so make sure to take advantage of it and other killer deals from Sephora. Want the perfect salwar to accent your new glow? Try Luxemi’s Shimmer Georgette Salwar by Nikasha.

Rain + Luxemi

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Ready to indulge your inner beauty queen? Rain, the official makeup of the Miss America pageant, is perfect for when you want to make a more dramatic makeup statement. Now through the end of Black Friday, Rain is offering 40% off everything on its website. We particularly love Rain’s Silky Duo Eye Shadow in Samba and Woo, which pairs perfectly with Luxemi’s tonal saree with paisley detail.

MAC + Luxemi

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Forget Black Friday, it’s time for Grey Friday! To celebrate the biggest shopping day of the year, MAC Cosmetics is releasing Grey Friday, a special duo of silvery black lipstick and polish available to shoppers only on November 23, both online and in stores. Make sure to pick up this exclusive line before it disappears along with Black Friday deals. Use this glamorously grey duo to amp up Luxemi’s black and white jamdani saree by Neeru Kumar.

And here’s Luxemi’s Black Friday deal for you: we’re offering free shipping all week, and 20% off all items on Cyber Monday (November 26) with the promotion code CYBER20, so make sure to check out our carefully curated collection of Indian apparel and accessories. Happy holidays!

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Luxemi’s Huge Festive Season Sale – 40% off on Retail Looks from Satya Paul and more!

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been dying to rock a new saree, salwar or accessory during festive season. And our huge retail sale (going on now!) makes it easier than ever for our Luxe fans to celebrate Diwali in designer style.

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Here’s how it works: Between now and November 7, Luxemi’s entire collection of fabulous retail fashion is 40% off. You’ll save big on our gorgeous blouses, sarees, salwars, lehengas, and accessories, and that includes pieces by designers like Satya Paul, Kavita Bhartia and Nikasha! Just visit our website, pick the “buy” looks you love, and give yourself a high-five for saving so much money on the stunning new additions to your wardrobe.

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A promotion like this doesn’t come around everyday, so be sure to take advantage of these gigantic savings before the sale ends on Wednesday!

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Indian Weddings – Bridal Services from JJ Valaya + Luxemi

Brides to be, we’ve got some exciting news: JJ Valaya, the designer behind the covet-worthy Indian bridal wear you crave, is now using his talents to craft luxury weddings.

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Given JJ’s penchant for all things opulent, the JJ Valaya touch will undoubtedly take Indian weddings to a whole new level. JJ says the process will go like this: JJ Valaya Luxury Weddings will partner with other businesses to orchestrate all the details of a client’s wedding, right down to the flowers, invitations and catering.

JJ Valaya has come a long way since launching his couture line 20 years ago, branching out into everything from home décor (Valaya Home) to an exclusive East meets West collection (Valaya Base). The House of Valaya is one of the biggest names in Indian fashion, but despite its massive presence and trendsetting reputation, the design house still known for what that started it all: its signature wedding wear.

Here’s a glimpse of the JJ Valaya Wedding Collection from Delhi Couture Week 2012.

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If you’re looking for help planning your wedding, Luxemi has two services you should definitely know about. Want to give your bridesmaids fashionable, matching sarees but don’t know where to look? Our Bridesmaid Collection is the perfect solution. Just select your favorite bridesmaid saree from our eight styles, chose the color you love, pick the blouse cut that fits your bridesmaids’ fashion sense, and let Luxemi do the legwork. Each look comes complete with a saree, blouse and petticoat and Luxe Pack (which includes a beautiful garment bag, bindis and safety pins) for each of the girls in your bridal party.

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As a bride or groom, it’s not just your bridesmaids you want to look good; you also want your wedding guests to find the perfect ethnic attire. That’s where Luxemi’s Wedding Concierge Service comes in. We’ll help your guests select the perfect garment to wear on your special day, providing them with styling tips, videos and advice on wearing Indian clothing. And to make it even better, we’ll also offer them a discount on Luxemi items (which are available for buy or borrow)!

Want to know more about Luxemi’s Bridesmaid Collection or Wedding Concierge Service? Contact us at bridesmaids@luxemi.com for all the details!

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Here Comes the Bridesmaid – Luxemi’s Indian Wedding Bridesmaid Saree Collection

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “bridesmaid?” Probably the infamous ugly bridesmaid dress — you know, that one you can totally wear again. But Luxemi knows the modern Indian bride has the confidence to want her bridesmaids looking stunning, and we’ve created our Bridesmaid Saree Collection to help her make it happen.

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Here’s how it works: Just select your favorite from our eight gorgeous bridesmaid saree styles, chose the color you love, pick the blouse cut that reflects your bridesmaids’ individual style, and let Luxemi handle the rest. We’ll send you a saree, custom tailored blouse and petticoat for each of your bridesmaids, and you’ll save yourself the stress of finding identical sarees for all your girlfriends. With a wedding in your near future, we know you have more productive uses for that time! An added benefit? Your bridesmaids will gain a saree to keep that they’ll actually want to wear again, plus each will receive a complimentary Luxe Pack, which includes a beautiful garment bag, bindis, and safety pins.

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Want to know more about Luxemi’s Bridesmaid Collection? Contact us at bridesmaids@luxemi.com for all the details or to learn more about the saree styles we offer.

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Dare To Bare Your Midriff – Trend Alert + Summer Promotion

Summer 2012 is all about showing a little skin, and we’ve got just the trend to help you do it: the bare midriff. With designers from Versace to Proenza Schouler and celebrities from Freida Pinto to Rihanna putting a chic, tasteful spin on the cutoff top, there’s a whole new set of reasons to rock your favorite Indian blouse.

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When it comes to the midriff, no designer does it better than Dolce & Gabbana. By pairing structured midriff blouses with 1950s-inspired high-waisted skirts, the design powerhouse gives a softer, totally tasteful edge to the tummy-baring bustier. Spring Summer 2012 collections from Versace, Preen, Proenza Schouler and Emilio Pucci all play up the midriff, pairing the crop top with a variety of separates.

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Where designers go, celebrities always follow. Gwyneth Paltrow wore a stunning, black beaded Emilio Pucci skirt and blouse to the Emmy Awards, Kate Bosworth recently bared her tummy in a Proenza Schouler look, and Freida Pinto rocked a nautical-inspired midriff top and matching A-line skirt at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. (And did you see her recent midriff-baring photo spread in Flaunt Magazine?) But our favorite variation of this summer trend is definitely pairing a midriff top with trousers for a more casual look, a style we’ve spotted on Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez.

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Every Indian fashionista knows that a chic blouse is one of the best ways to spice up a saree or salwar, but Summer 2012 is the perfect time to give your brocade blouse a Western spin. Luxemi’s Black Brocade Blouse by White Orchid has stunning gold brocade work, a deep-V neckline and a length that’s perfect for pairing with a high-waisted skirt or pants.

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For a more casual look, we love matching the blouse with this ASOS Peplum Waist Skirt, which has a modest knee length that keeps this look on-par with runway trends. And for a night out, this Marc Jacobs Brocade Prairie Skirt provides just the right pop of color and brocade work to contrast gorgeously with the blouse. Luxemi also loves pairing this brocade blouse with a classic pair of black pants like these Tuxedo Wide Leg Trousers from Viktor & Rolf. By going with a wide-leg cut with your trousers, you’ll balance out the form-fitting cut of the blouse for a fresh, sophisticated look.

Luxemi’s Bare Your Midriff Promotion

Enter to win the Black Brocade Blouse featured in this post (a $128 value!). Between now and June 23rd*, visit Luxemi’s Video Genie and record a 30-second video explaining how you’d style the Black Brocade Blouse if you’re chosen as the contest winner. Is there a piece in your closet you’re dying to pair it with? Do you like the looks with pants or a skirt? Let us know!

* Best response will be chosen as winner. Video must be recorded and approved between Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. PST and June 23 at 10 a.m. PST.

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Like Us On Facebook To Win This Nikasha Scarf!


If you have the right scarf, one accessory can transform an entire closet. Lucky for you, we’re giving away this NIKASHA jasmine bud printed chiffon scarf to one lucky Luxemi Facebook Fan.

Think about the salwars that you’ve relegated to the back of your closet because they feel slighted dated. Pair this scarf with a classic salwar (like the one above by Gopi Vaid) and you can transform a traditional look into something edgy and fresh. Don’t be afraid to mix prints either, that’s one trend that’s going to explode in the upcoming seasons.

Another option is to use a scarf to brighten up a casual day outfit like we did with these Philip Lim pleated pants and billowy H&M shirt (above right). A perfect look to wear to a brunch or for a day around town, the scarf adds some personality to an otherwise simple outfit, taking it from basic to fashion-forward. In fact, this is one look that is straight of NIKASHA’s own runway at LAKME fashion week (see above left).  You can also wear a scarf like this one draped around your shoulders to add a punch of color to your best LWD or LBD. The possibilities are truly endless (as long as you have a bit of imagination and some style bravery).

NIKASHA’s use of pink and orange in this scarf is definitely Indian-inspired, but it’s also completely on trend with Western fashion, with hot pink and orange being signature colors for Spring/Summer 2012.

To become eligible to win this knockout NIKASHA scarf, all you have to do is LIKE Luxemi on Facebook by Thursday, when we’ll announce the lucky winner.  Already a fan? Then you’re already in the running.

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Festive Party Recipe: Indian-Inspired Tandoori Chicken Wings

With the Festive Season upon us and Diwali right around the corner, we don’t just want you to dress the part! We’re excited to share with you some great Indian-inspired recipes to help you celebrate with family and friends! Check out this super easy recipe for Tandoori Chicken Wings.  They’ll be a great addition to your next Luxe Cocktail Party!

And remember – with our current 50/50 Festive Promotion, you can snag some beautiful jewelry at $50 off and serve this dish with style!

Tandoori Chicken Wings
(serves about 10)

Flavorful Tandoori-spiced Chicken Wings will be a hit at your next cocktail party!

Ingredients
4-5 lbs of skinless chicken wings, about 28-30 (tips removed)
Vegetable Oil

For the marinade:
5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
3 cups of plain yogurt
2 small green chilies, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp store-bought tandoori paste (or 4 tblsp tandoori masala powder)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
Mix together marinade ingredients until smooth. Combine marinade with chicken wings in large plastic zip-top bags, making sure the wings are coated in marinade.  Refrigerate and marinate for at least 5 hours to overnight (the longer the chicken marinates, the better).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a cookie sheet with foil, and cover lightly with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bags, discarding excess marinade, and place on prepared sheet  in a single layer. Drizzle lightly with oil, and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Turn wings over and bake for another 10 minutes. Check to make sure the chicken is cooked fully through.  If you like extra crispy wings, quickly pan-fry the wings in a tablespoon of oil for a few minutes after removing from the oven.

Squeeze lemon juice on wings and garnish with lemon wedges.  Serve with a cool yogurt dip (yogurt with fresh chopped cilantro, salt and pepper).

Don’t forget: Luxemi’s 50/50 for Navratri/Diwali Promotion is on! ALL rentals are only $50 & Save $50 on ALL purchases over $150 through October 8th. http://www.luxemi.com

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Celebrate Raksha Bandhan With A Gift From Luxemi

Give Your Sister The Gift Of Luxemi!

Raksha Bandhan (which translates into a bond of protection) is a day devoted to honoring the special connection between brothers and sisters. With Rakhi coming up on August 13th, there’s no better gift you can give your sister to show your love than a festive salwar or some Indian-inspired jewelry for her to revel in. She’ll fall in love with the emerald green short flare salwar by Kisneel or Luxemi’s super sweet floral cotton gota salwar, both pictured above.

Is your sister an accessory aficionado?  Check out our thick kundan bangle with antique finish or the earrings every girl dies for, Luxemi’s crystal quartz hanging earrings, both pictured below.

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Using the filters on the website, you can easily navigate Luxemi’s wide range of price points, styles and colors until you find the gift that is just right. Lucky for you, with Luxemi’s SUMMER GLOW PROMOTION in effect until August 14th, you’ll automatically save up to $35. Who said being a good brother doesn’t have its perks?

Ladies, has your brother been asking you what you want for Rakhi? Send him to Luxemi.com. We’ll take care of the rest. Our customer service reps can even help him pick out the perfect piece.

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Luxemi’s Summer Glow Promotion Is On! Save Up To $35!

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You were curious, so you looked around. Maybe you didn’t mean to, but you completely fell in love. You found the “one” and now it’s time to commit: Luxemi’s SUMMER GLOW PROMOTION gives you the additional incentive you need to make that dream salwar, saree, lehenga or Indian-inspired jewelry piece a very real part of your personal style collection.

Shop on Luxemi during the SUMMER GLOW PROMOTION and receive:

$15 off orders $75+

$25 off orders $150+

$35 off orders $250+

With automatic savings of up to $35 from now until August 14th, the SUMMER GLOW PROMOTION is all about making it that much easier for you to claim your spot on this summer’s best dressed list. So stop hesitating. You deserve it. Just don’t forget to pick a bracelet, necklace or tikka to complete the look. The more you shop the more you save, so buy from the collection or borrow from the closet at Luxemi before the promotion (just like summer!) slips away.

 With its handpicked collection of Indian fashion ranging from traditional to festive and minimalist to super bling (and everything in between) Luxemi’s easy-to-use and highly innovative website makes buying or renting sarees, salwars, lehengas and accessories a completely new experience: fun, easy and completely addictive.

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