Tarun Tahiliani FW 2013-photos c/o WLIFW
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With wedding season just around the corner, here are some 2013 wedding trends that you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
1. East Meets West
We’re loving the bold juxtaposition of Indian tradition and Western flair when brides pair a modern heel with their traditional Indian salwars and sarees. This trend isn’t limited to women: men are turning to TOMS to complete their traditional Indian wedding day looks. This trend also goes the other way: wearing a traditional white wedding gown but want to infuse it with some Indian flair? Use Indian-inspired jewelry to give your wedding day look an ethnic boost.
2. Creative Floral Centerpieces
Sure, vases filled with roses make a classic statement, but this wedding season, flowers are going to get remixed. Lately, Indian weddings are taking a cue from the famed Rose Parade and using flowers to create elaborate, decorative centerpieces. From orchid peacocks to a daisy Ganesh, this trend is all about using your imagination to create exotic luxury.
3. A Little Bit of Luxemi
There are many ways that Luxemi can help you have your dream wedding. Luxemi’s Wedding Concierge Service makes it easy for you and your guests to coordinate your fashion choices – all at a special discount. Luxemi’s Bridesmaids Collection is the perfect way to cut the fuss out of dressing your bridesmaids. With multiple colors and styles available, we know we can create a custom look you and your bridesmaids will love. Who said finding a bridesmaid saree needs to be difficult or make fashion compromises?
Shital Vora (pictured above) turned to Luxemi to dress her bridesmaids and here’s what she had to say about her experience:
“I had the fortunate opportunity to outfit my leading ladies with Luxemi’s Bridesmaids Collection. I could not have asked for such an easy, stress free, and quality experience. All of the saris in the collection were beautiful, it was hard to narrow it down to one! The one that I chose for the wedding party was beautiful and made of extremely wonderful material. All of the bridesmaids felt that the process was very simple and they were happy with the prices and results. As the bride, this was the easiest aspect of wedding planning with the best results. I highly recommend for any bride to work with Luxemi to contribute to the success of your wedding planning!”
If you are getting married this summer, or know someone who is, contact us at to see how we can help you get ready for your big day. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1.773.770.LUXE (5893).
New York fashion week is one of those phrases that conjures up thoughts of highly stylized women in towering heels, fashion gliteratti air-kissing whilst holding glasses of champagne, endless parties hosted by the newest “it” girl, and 10 minute runway shows that suddenly make your life feel very pedestrian because you can’t think of a single place to wear these outfits even if you could afford to. Well, we’re here to tell you that all of those thoughts are entirely valid — but don’t worry, we’ve endured the blisters and late night parties (torture, we know!) to give you our take on NYFW, Luxemi-style.
Showing up looking anything less than tres chic is a fashion week faux pas. From the models rocking their “MOD” looks (models off duty) to the street style celebs bringing their fashion A-game, one thing is certain: you must be camera ready at all times. That’s why we’re grateful to BirchBox and their amazing team for putting together a beauty lounge at the ultra swanky Soho House. Between hairdos by Ojon and Shu Umera, makeup by Lancome, and nails by Color Club, we could face the camera at any angle even if we did stay out past our bedtime.
You may have seen our previous post on the Naeem Khan FW 2013 collection, but we didn’t show you everything. We were lucky enough to get a front row seat, and we definitely had one of those “pedestrian moments” mentioned above. From embroidered caftans to beaded separates, every single piece was pure perfection. The crowd was clearly into it, as evidenced by the audible gasps from even the most jaded fashion showgoers. The standing ovation at the end pretty much said it all!
And just between us, sometimes the best show is off the ramp. Check out Vanessa Hudgens, Brooke Shields, Matt Damon, & Shay Williams sitting front row. What do you think Vanessa and Shay are texting about?
Bibhu Mohapatra is one of those names on everyone’s lips, and for good reason. After leaving a Design Director post at J.Mendel, Bibhu started his own label that blends the best of Indian textiles with glamorous evening wear. Influenced by Man Ray’s photographs and nods to Dada and Bauhaus, Bibhu’s collection was very reminiscent of the 1930s with the use of sumptuous fabrics, jewel-toned furs accents and graphic prints. Our favorite piece? It’s a tie between the gold broadtail and raccoon coat and the gold sport crepe draped shoulder gown.
So…who’s inviting us to a fabulous party?!
Speaking of fabulous parties, we had the pleasure of stopping by celebrity stylist Jason Bolden’s capsule shoe collection for Brazilian shoe company Schutz. You already know we appreciate a good shoe, and Bolden’s didn’t disappoint. What else does a fashion party need, you ask? How about uber designers Rachel Roy & Alexander Birman, and Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson?
Check out more pics from NYFW, including these backstage shots from Reem Acra! And as always, keep checking back with the LuxeReport for the latest news, trends and Indian fashion inspiration.
With a new year of fashion just around the corner, Luxemi has been doing a lot of reminiscing about our favorite fashion trends of the last 12 months. Here are the 2012 trends we couldn’t live without.
From the moment this trend started blooming, Luxemi was totally enthralled with all things floral. Whether it was Valentino’s flowery romance or Proenza Schouler’s modern, graphic take on floral, we loved seeing how our fave designers put their touch on this staple print.
Memorable moments: Oscar de la Renta’s iconic poppie and daffodil gown and Sonam Kapoor’s Dolce & Gabbana flower and onion dress.
Luxemi’s take: Our Floral Cotton Gota Salwar features gorgeous embroidered flowers that add a soft touch to this Indian shift dress’ stunning magenta hue.
In case you haven’t noticed, burgundy (also called oxblood or wine) is definitely the “it” color for Fall and Winter 2012. With designers like Jason Wu, Zac Posen and Tibi bringing this hue front and center in high-impact runway collections, burgundy has been on every girl’s fashion radar — including ours!
Memorable moments: Jason Wu’s killer burgundy coats, which totally stole the show at New York Fashion Week.
Luxemi’s take: With fine metallic embroidery and a rich red hue, Luxemi’s Scarlett Saree with Rich Gold Border will make you the belle of this season’s burgundy ball.
Pantone’s Color of the Year was Tangerine Tango, but given the amount of highlighter yellow we spotted on runways, Red Carpets and the streets in our favorite fashion cities, it was definitely the summer of neon.
Memorable moments: Frieda Pinto’s Atelier Versace dress at Cannes Film Festival and Oscar de la Renta’s neon yellow runway creations.
Luxemi’s take: Our Neon Green Cotton and Silk Saree by Neeru Kumar uses its gorgeous highlighter hue, not embellishments, to make a bold statement.
We fell in love when we saw designers like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana work metallic brocade into their runway looks for Fall 2012. It’s an opulent, Indian-inspired touch that made a major splash in both the East and West this year.
Memorable moments: Dolce & Gabbana’s black, crème and gold brocade collection (especially those knee-high brocade boots!).
Luxemi’s take: Our Red and Gold Brocade Salwar showcases brocade at its most beautiful from its elegant scoop neck down to its metallic gold border.
And this Green Brocade Halter Suit with Zari Work and Sequins is an eclectic addition to any girl’s closet.
Even though we’re still holding our breath for the new Great Gatsby flick, we’ve gotten a gorgeous dose of 1920s-inspired bows, headbands and heavy pearl necklaces this year from celebs like Nicole Richie, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams. This is one trend we don’t see going anywhere anytime soon!
Memorable moments: Michelle Williams’ vintage bow brooch at the 2012 Oscars and Nicole Richie’s deco headband love affair.
Luxemi’s take: Channel fabulous flapper fashion in our fun and flirty Circular Gold Bridal Headpiece.
Did we forget any of your favorite 2012 trends? Drop Luxemi a line — we always love hearing from our Luxe Fans! And be sure to check the Luxe Report, your favorite Indian fashion blog, in the coming weeks for our take on the 2013 fashion that’s capturing our hearts.
From fashion forward style choices to taking personal leaps (both figuratively and literally) Luxemi is looking forward to a bold 2013. Here are our top 10 New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Wear more color (specifically Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald)
2. Be a little girlier than we were in 2012 by wearing more frills
5. Do a little more DIY, especially when entertaining
9. Take a vacation (or two!) to somewhere exotic
10. Learn to braid – this 2012 mega trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon
What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions? Let Luxemi help you take the fashion risks you’ve always dreamed of by renting a saree or salwar from our eclectic rental collection!
There’s nothing Luxemi loves more than hearing about our Luxe fans’ latest fashion obsessions. And now it’s our turn to give you a little inspiration! Here are the Luxemi pieces that Luxemi’s co-founders, Swapna and Swathi, can’t live without.
Swapna’s top Luxe picks:
I love the regal, glam vibe of this Blue and Purple Davry Saree. I wore this saree to my brother’s wedding with Luxemi’s Gold Sequin Blouse by Wild Orchid and absolutely loved how it looked and felt! You’ll love it too once you feel this luxurious crepe silk!
Another of my favorites is our Bronze Stretch Satin Halter Blouse by Kavita Bhartia. Every girl should have this super versatile piece in her closet. It’ll breathe new life into your old sarees and, as an added bonus, the stretch means it will fit you like a glove.
When I spotted this Gold Gungaro Necklace, it was love at first sight. It’s a nod to old-school temple jewelry with a modern twist, and looks great layered over Eastern and Western outfits.
Swathi’s top Luxe picks:
I absolutely love our Red Brocade Salwar with Sequins and Gota Work. It’s just the right mix of red and orange, and the bib style adds just the right amount of flair. Plus, gorgeous brocade makes this piece feel extra-special.
If you haven’t heard the news, Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is emerald, which is yet another reason to rock Luxemi’s Gold Earrings with Striking Emerald Quartz. These earrings will give you the perfect pop of color near your face.
It’s hard to find a Satya Paul saree I don’t love, but this Foil Printed “Club” Pallu Saree is definitely one of my favorites. It’s slim and sexy with a touch of flash. And did I mention that you don’t need to pleat the pallu?
Sarees are gorgeous, sleek and a quintessential item in every Indian girl’s closet. But what about for those times when you want to look chic but don’t have your auntie around to drape you into your favorite saree? Have no fear — the lehenga saree is here. If you don’t have this Ready To Wear piece in your wardrobe, allow Luxemi to introduce you to your closet’s new secret weapon!
The lehenga saree came to India during the Mughal Era, originating in the cultures of Iran and Afghanistan. Centuries later, this “half saree” is undergoing a fashion Renaissance, with notable designers like Luxemi’s own Satya Paul giving the lehenga saree the runway treatment in recent collections.
The lehenga saree is like pairing a lehenga’s skirt and blouse style with a saree’s sensual draping. Featuring a long, fitted skirt and an embellished blouse with a pallu draped over the shoulder, the lehenga saree is perfect way to look fabulous in a flash, no pleating required!
Luxemi knows that the modern girl wants to look fabulous on the go. That’s why we keep a variety of hand-picked lehenga sarees in our collection. One of our favorites for the holidays is this festive, pine green Shimmer Georgette Lehenga Saree which features rich paisley motifs and gold and red accents that will make you the star of any holiday party. We also love the elaborate silver thread and stone work on this powdery baby blue Shimmer Georgette “Angel” Lehenga Saree, and the vibrancy of this magenta and orange designer lehenga saree by Nikasha. And for a mermaid skirt style, this Lehenga Saree with White Crystals is another of Luxemi’s favorites. (And did we mention it fits in perfectly with the winter white trend?)
Want more lehenga saree inspiration? Browse the Luxemi collection to see all of our designer apparel, including sarees, lehengas, salwars and lehenga sarees, and Indian jewelry that will bring your look to the next level.