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Indian Ear Cuff Trend – Rodarte + Street Style

Ever since Rodarte sent its models down the New York Fashion Week runway wearing matching dragon ear wraps, we’ve been spotting a lot of intricate ear jewelry on the street and the Red Carpet. Here’s how to wrap a little Indian influence into the ethnic ear cuff trend.

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The Rodarte sisters won rave reviews for their Spring 2013 Collection, which featured their signature mix of bold textures, fabrics and color. But what we loved was the duo’s use of ear wraps. Although Rodarte created a “medieval fantasy world” vibe with their metal dragon ear cuffs, the celebs and street stylers who have been rocking the cuff since have taken a softer, more eclectic approach to this statement ear jewelry.

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We love how socialite Lara Bingle wore this megawatt crystal ear cuff last week to a Red Carpet event in Melbourne. The ear cuff was custom made for Lara by designer Sarina Suriano featuring Swarovski crystals (one of our absolute favorite embellishments!). If this Australian “it girl” wasn’t on our fashion radars before, she definitely is now. How chic is that ear cuff paired with a classic black Camilla and Marc dress?

Another one of our favorite actresses, The Town’s Rebecca Hall, also took an elegant twist on the ear cuff at the Moet British Independent Film Awards.  She wore her unconventional diamond drop cuff along with a classic black blazer and top.

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Where celebs go, street style often follows. We’re really feeling the earthy twist these street stylers put on the ear cuff. The flower motifs create a feminine, eclectic feel.

For us Indian fashionistas, our version of the ear cuff is the Kashmiri earring. With an elegant wrap-around chain that connects two charms (one dangles in front of your ear, another behind it), these earrings are definitely a vision of eccentric ethnic jewelry at its best.

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For a bold Kashmiri statement, Luxemi loves our Kashmiri Kundan Wrap Around Earrings. This pair is stunning all the way from its jhumka bell charms to its delicate flower-inspired kundan motif. The pearls that line the length of this chain add even more elegance to this statement piece.

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Luxemi’s other wrap earrings, these Tiny Pearl Kashmiri Style Earrings, have a more festive vibe. With three jhumka charms dangling behind the ear and kundan work in the front, this pair is chic from every angle!

Want more Indian influence in your jewelry box? Check out Luxemi’s accessory collection for earrings, collars, tikkas, hand chains and other ethnic chic jewelry statements.

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Frida Kahlo – An Artist In Painting and Fashion

Folk artist. Nonconformist. Visionary. Eccentric. Feminist.  A lot of words have been used to describe Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo and her colorful, complex life, but for Luxemi, one important descriptor is missing from the list: Style icon. Whether it was her art or her fashion, Frida always marched to the beat of her own  drum. Here’s what we love most about the painter’s iconic personal style.

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Frida is known for her eclectic mix of indigenous Mexican patterns, vibrant colors, full skirts and funky statement jewelry. Whether she was out with her artist husband Diego Rivera or at home behind the easel, Frida always chose bold clothing that spoke to her individuality. The artist also incorporated her quirky fashion sense into her famous self-portraits, in which she often depicted herself wearing scarves or flowers wound through her hair, and chunky necklaces and rings.

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Vogue Mexico channeled Frida with this fashion spread inspired by the painter’s unique fashion sensibility. The mag gave Frida’s signature headscarves, oversized cocktail rings, and bright colors a modern twist that proves once and for all that Frida is a timeless symbol of individuality. Confession: We’re also loving the Indian-inspired bangles in these looks!

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Luxemi can help you put your unique stamp on Frida’s funky style. Chances are, your saree or salwar already features some of the vibrant embellishments or textile work Frida was known for rocking. The key to taking your look to the next level? Accessories. Try pairing your favorite saree or salwar with this jewelry to let your artistic side shine. (And while you’re at it, feel free to put fresh flowers in your hair!)

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Pictured, clockwise from left: Dual Strand Gold Gungaro Necklace; Navajo Cocktail Ring with Ruby and Emerald Quartz; Crescent Kundan earrings with Pearl Drops; Sterling Silver Lotus Bracelet with Fluorite and Sapphires; and Gold Bracelet Set with Black Accents, all available from Luxemi.

Luxemi loves when creativity and fashion go hand in hand, and there’s no better symbol of fashion’s artistic side than Frida Kahlo. Our accessory collection features necklaces, rings, bangles, hand chains and tikkas that will transform your wardrobe staples into eclectic forms of self-expression!

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2012 Emmys Inspired Fashion – New Girl, Girls, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire

Is it just us, or are there a lot of fashionable women on Emmy nominated shows this year? From Zooey Deschanel and Christina Hendricks to Kelly MacDonald and Jemima Kirke, these women not only give stellar performances, they each have very distinct style sense that we love. Here are some Luxemi looks inspired by these ladies’ iconic, Emmy-worthy performances.

Zooey Deschanel – Jess Day, The New Girl

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Whether it’s a quirky tuxedo manicure or a vintage peplum waist gown, Zooey Deschanel’s fashion choices always echo the singer-actress’ funky retro vibe. And the same goes for Jess Day in “The New Girl.” Our pick for Zooey and her quirky New Girl counterpart is this 1960s-inspired Turquoise Saree with White Patterns. The white paisley gives this darling chiffon saree just the right hint of retro to mirror Zooey’s style.

Christina Hendricks – Joan Harris, Mad Men 

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The big surprise of the 2012 Primetime Emmys nominations is that Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant was snubbed for the first time in the show’s five seasons. Still, there’s no denying the strong style that she outfits Christina Hendricks in to convey Joan Harris’ power and sex appeal. This Coral Wrap by Nikasha has a wrap fit that would accentuate Joan’s curves and undeniable 1960s flair. And the fact that it’s in Joan’s signature red makes it an even better fit for Sterling Cooper Draper’s sultry office manager.

Kelly MacDonald – Margaret Schroeder, Boardwalk Empire

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We love how Margaret’s style evolved in the second season of “Boardwalk Empire,” turning her from a modest (yet still chic) housewife into a sophisticated fashionista who embraces the era’s elaborate flapper style. This gorgeous, coppery Net Saree with Beaded Applique channels the era’s penchant for beading and shimmer while still reflecting the sophistication of Margaret and Irish actress Kelly MacDonald.

Jemima Kirke – Jessa, Girls

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No show this year has captured the twenty-something culture quite like HBO’s “Girls.” Each of the show’s girls has a distinct style, making it difficult for us to pick a favorite from this New York City foursome, but there’s something about ultra Bohemian Jessa that we’re definitely feeling. To portray Jessa’s eclectic, funky style, Jemima Kirke wears everything from oversized bangles and unconventional earrings and pairs them with flowing pants and feather-embellished coats. To put an Indian spin on Jessa’s style, we love these artful Kashmiri Kundan Wrap Around Earrings paired with this bold Turquoise Lotus Bracelet with Sapphires.

Whether it’s Jessa’s hip, eclectic edge or Margaret’s flapper flair, Luxemi can help you capture all the television the fashion statements you just can’t live without. We can’t wait to see which of these ladies wins big on the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet.

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