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Accessorise Yourself

By Tejaswi Rathore     August 30, 2007

If it’s bling, it's definitely IN. That’s the mantra this season. Gone are the soft and subtle days, it’s time to splash colours. Metallics… sparkling crystals… denim with leather… the BIGGER… the BRIGHTER… the BETTER!!! Heel wedge booties… to large tote bags… clutches with crystals and chain straps… the louder the better.

Get out of those boring grandma chains and try some chic contemporary jewellery. It’s time for multistrand necklaces and chunky accessories. This season is all about getting noticed! So ladies, take note of what follows and get noted.

Jewellery

Swarovski Ballad Hair Clip

Swarovski Ballad Hair Clip


Rhodium-plated hair clip with bezel-set clear crystals in various cuts and sizes.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Swarovski stores across the country

Chanel Ultra

Chanel Ultra


Ring in 18K white gold, white ceramic and diamonds.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

Tanishq Platinum Gems-set Earrings

Tanishq Platinum Gems-set Earrings


These diamond-studded platinum earrings from Tanishq are every woman’s delight and will lend a serene and classic look to you.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Tanishq stores across the country

Swarovski Claw Crystal Satin Pendant

Gold-plated pendant with crystal designed in exclusive tooth cut; with the crystal set clasp.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Swarovski stores across the country

Bvlgari Necklace and Ring Combination

Bvlgari Necklace and Ring Combination


This combination of contemporary jewellery is the perfect accessory for your office. The Parentesi Openwork necklace and ring and the Tondo Heart pendant are smart and yet, strikingly simple.

Price:
Necklace: Rs 3.87 lakh; Ring: Rs 68,500; Tondo Heart Pendant: Rs 53,200

Available at:
The Oberoi, Delhi

Swarovski Chill Brooch

Swarovski Chill Brooch


Ruthenium-plated brooch with jet and clear crystal beads, bezel-set jet crystal with a tooth-shaped black buffalo horn element set with clear crystal pave.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Swarovski stores across the country

BAGS

Swarovski Power Bag

Swarovski Power Bag


It’s a cream satin evening bag with clear crystal mesh and removable rhodium-plated chain.

Price:
Rs 34,995

Available at:
Swarovski stores across the country

Fendi

This Fendi Python limited edition Spy Bag gives you an unimaginably large amount of space—and the luxury of python skin. Certainly not for everyday use, this is the perfect bag to make the power statement with.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Fendi, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

Malena by Jimmy Choo



The Liquid Patent (the surface has been bonded with a laminate containing a layer of black semi-liquid plastic) is this season’s really exciting fashion material. In addition to looking amazing, this material is hardwearing and practical. It can be used as a statement piece given its size, or a work piece given its functions.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Store opening shortly in Mumbai

Ferragamo

This one from Ferragamo is feminity dressed in feathers, embroidery and fur. This tote bag is camouflaged by pheasant feathers. It’s super soft and different!

Price:
On request

Available at:
Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

Bvlgari Alexandra Bag



The lovely white bag is feminity redefined.

Price:
Rs 81,000

Available at:
The Oberoi, Delhi

Puma

Fendi


If you want to give those girly purses a break, then go for this white soft leather bag with the signature Puma stripe. It’s class & capacity combined.

Price:
Rs 2,449

Available at:
Puma stores across the country

Shoes

Betsy by Jimmy Choo

The Jimmy Choo Betsy with a chic oval toe and a striking heel. The thickness of the heel makes these shoes extra comfortable and allows you to wear even the higher heels with ease.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Store opening shortly in Mumbai

Fendi

Valentino


These classical Fendi wedges speak volumes. The signature Zucca print and B Fendi buckle are not for the weak hearted; and they certainly are not for anyone whose attitude will be shadowed by the boldness of the shoes.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Fendi, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

Louis Vuitton

This Grenadine Open Toe Mule by Louis Vuitton with a touch of denim is not only comfortable to wear but also chic to behold.

Price:
On request

Available at:
The Louis Vuitton Exclusive Stores at The Oberoi, New Delhi and The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai

Fendi

This silver Crossword Peep-toe shoe is definitely an object of desire. Perfect for a night out on the town, this is one pair of shoes bound not only to grab, but also glue, the eyeballs.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Fendi, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

Cliffside by Clarks

This supple and light sandal offers a breathable footwear and gives your feet comfort and flexibility.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Lifestyle stores across the country

Valentino

Cartier Pasha


Hot is too cold to describe this pair of sandals… with red satin straps and Swarovski crystals, you will definitely be spotted.

Price:
Rs 30,000

Available at:
Shangri-la Hotel, Delhi

Ferragamo

These heels are sculptures, inspired by the architecture and design of the arch of the foot. They are neat and ultra-feminine and reportedly inspired by Marilyn Monroe.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

WATCHES

Cartier Pasha

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Dueto Duo


With this watch around your wrist you can certainly bring time to a halt. Pasha is a full diamond pave and yellow gold beauty.

Price:
Rs 15.7 lakh

Available at:
Kapoor Watch Company, M-48, GK-I, Delhi

Chopard

This Swiss-made, white gold and diamond watch with a mother of pearl dial, is a ladies’ delight.

Price:
Rs 8.50 lakh

Available at:
Kapoor Watch Company, M-48, GK-I, Delhi

Police Diva

The Diva strikes a high-fashion note with a lustrous stainless steel dial and a chic white strap. Strictly for women who want to make a statement.

Price:
On request

Available at:
Leading malls and stores across the country

Dior Cristal

The Dior Crystal collection has intense black diamonds and a steel bezel set with 97 diamonds and 13 sapphire crystals.

Price:
Rs 5.85 lakh

Available at:
Kapoor Watch Company, M-48, GK-I, Delhi

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Dueto Duo

Boss Femme


Reflecting the multi-faceted feminine universe, this watch invites ladies to dream about the coming evening and 64 diamonds add to its sparkling elegance.

Price:
Rs 6.66 lakh

Available at:
Kapoor Watch Company, M-48, GK-I, Delhi

Swarovski Dalian

Dalian is a Swiss-made quartz watch with stainless steel, barrelshaped case in black, grey and clear crystal pave. It has a striking dark grey dial with 12 crystals. Black semi-matt leather strap with crocodile-embossed structure is soft and accentuates the wrist.

Price:
Rs 18,745

Available at:
Swarovski stores across the country

PERFUMES

Boss Femme by Hugo Boss

Chanel


Boss Femme was launched in 2006 and is distinguished by the fruity top notes of tangerine and blackcurrant, over a creamy, musk-like base that works with the white floral trio stephanotis, rose and oriental lily to leave just a subtle warm aura of the scent behind. The base notes include apricot and lemon wood. Recommended for evening wear. 

Price: Rs 3,050 for 75 ml

Available at:
The Oberoi, Delhi

Estée

Estée is classified as a luxurious, flowery fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of many florals including jasmine, rose, coriander and the finishing is woody. It is recommended for evening wear.

Price:
On request

Available at:
On order www.esteelauder.co.uk

Chanel No. 5 by Chanel

Versace


Created in 1921, this perfume has retained its hold over women for over 86 years. Chanel No. 5 is classified as a refined, floral, soft fragrance and possesses a blend of modern florals and can be worn through the day.

Price:
$1,853 (Rs 81,500) for 15.2 oz (456 ml)

Available at:
The Imperial, Delhi

Austin Reed Women

This is a sparkling floral fragrance that blends the luscious fruity top notes of mandarin and fresh aromatic bergamot with a delicate floral heart of iris, white peach and water lily.

Price:
Rs 3,275 for 100 ml

Available at:
All leading stores in India

Time For Pleasure by Versace

Time For Pleasure by Versace, is a flowery, refreshing scent and is perfect for the daytime given its subtle yet captivating scents.

Price:
$38 (Rs 1,558) for 4.2 oz (126 ml)

Available at:
Versace Boutique, J.W. Marriot, Mumbai


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