Staying rooted to her culture comes naturally to her. But she is the woman of today and stepping up her fashion game is equally an effortless task for her. The woman of fashion chooses to wear jewellery designed by ARNAV teamed with illustrated outfits by abstract expressionist fashion illustrator UPASANA KAKKAT, founder of DRAMA STROKES.
The Ram-kanki kaasu (coin) gold necklace with pearl danglers, interjected with three stunning ruby mohapu (side pendants), ends with strands of pearls tied in gold to hold the ends of the necklace. The round stud earrings in gold, featuring mango and peacock motifs, are set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The pairing of the jewels with an intricately hand-embroidered metallic gown accentuating the waist exemplifies the art of power dressing.
Nakash Krishna neckpiece with hamsa (peacock) alternating with detailed round motifs. The entire piece is encrusted with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The necklace ends with tapered and long motifs adorned with floral detailing. The traditional piece gets a new life when paired with a Japanese kimono with a built-in neckline to complete the sophisticated look.
These jewels – minimalistic yet colourful – perfectly complement a vintage drop-shoulder tunic for all those party gals, who cannot do without their jeans and boots. The look is complete with a necklace composed with large emeralds, ruby gundus and South Sea pearls, large emerald bead antique jhumka earrings and a statement ring studded with emerald, ruby and pearls mounted in 22-karat gold.
Antique gundu hansli necklace with a detachable pendant set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds and the ruby bangle featuring a diamond detachable screw, tie up well with a striking red couture gown with sheer and labyrinthine inspired detailing.
The antique jhumka pendant is the soul of this two-row pearl neckpiece adorned with uncut diamonds, emeralds and rubies set in 22-karat gold. The antique and engraved girandole earrings feature a South Indian-style ruby flower and a central emerald and Basra pearls. The woman of today teams the conventionally beautiful jewels with a scarlet dress bearing dramatic voluminous sleeves.