Jivaana x AB

Did someone say curated treasure? Jivaana did! Ladies & gentlemen, this is my new favourite website http://www.jivaana.com. Literally, my browsing history shows that I have a problem *sigh*. Anyway let’s dig right into it with #MyJivaana. It is an e-commerce website that curates ethnic occasion wear and accessories of the utmost quality. The inception of Jivaana came about when they realised that our ethnic flavours are a little lost somewhere amidst western wear (not counting fusion wear). So naturally, for us consumers, there’s a B.E.A.yuuuutiful selection of dainty and intricate jewellery, clutches, minaudières, potlis and clothing as well!

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I chose, after countless hours of finally making a decision btw *ugh*, a Black Bird Minaudière by Soulkit. I instantly fell in love with the peacock motif and the zari embellishment gaaah. Not to mention the classic black & gold combination which is beautifully accented with peacock and electric blue. If you look closely, the Soulkit minaudière has Zari AND Gota Pati work and it’s put together in an extremely elegant symmetrical fashion.
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I styled #MyJivaana with a simple LBD so it remained the star piece of my outfit. I added a pair of thin gold hoops to balance the gold and to tie the whole outfit together. The great thing about this minaudière is that it has an ethnic look & feel to it but the modern treatment and the body of the accessory is perfect for any western outfit as well! A style tip for an ethnic outfit: If you’re not a minimal girl, don’t hold back, go all out with over-the- top black & gold embellishments in your outfit and let your Jivaana be the perfect accessory. Happy accessorising!
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Swarovski x AB

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you’ve all been doing great. This post is in collaboration with Swarovski ❤

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“Every piece tells a story and embodies over 120 years of mastered craftsmanship”
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Swarovski’s brand philosophy is simple beautiful; the quote above is from http://www.swarovski.com and I feel it perfectly describes everything the brand stands for. Storytelling, the romance in its history and its craftsmanship. The Swarovski team prides itself on their unique curation of designs, their detail-oriented craftsmanship and their heritage. Founded in 1895, the founder wanted to create “a diamond for everyone” and the opulence of Swarovski rocketed in the 1920s. That was the decade when crystal diamonds were embellished on dresses, accompanied by beads.
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In addition to the ideology, the brand does a lot of CSR activities as well (Corporate Social Responsibility, for you dummies who don’t know) including Creating Responsible Product, Ethics and Integrity and many more…
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These are the elements that make a brand remarkable and unforgettable, it’s definitely more than the product offering. Speaking of which, I received an absolutely gorg hamper from the team. It contained a bag, a scarf, bracelets from their Crystal Wishes collection and a beautiful (and much needed!) jewellery box. And may I just I’m in lurrveeee! Which girl doesn’t love jewellery, well there may be some out there but I am a die-hard lover for accessories. Their Crystal Wishes collection is extremely clean, slick and of course so shiny *dying!* Glamour Alert! The best part is, the bracelets are designed for two! You can layer the two together or gift them to your bestie (or whoever!). The design, as I mentioned before, is simple yet sparkly (I love the crystal pavé!). As for the scarf and jewellery box; it’s so charming and OMG I needed one desperately. Swarovski to the rescue, with a whole of lot sparkle haha.
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Explore more about their Crystal Wishes collection (hint: Mother’s Day is coming up!) on www.swarovski.com and bring some crystal diamond happiness home today!