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208. Magic hands of Kutch


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This beautiful needle art form originated in Kutch, Gujarat, India. It is kind of interlaced herringbone stitch and gives the impression of Armenian embroidery! Mostly the Kutch work enhanced and embedded with mirrors, which makes it most splendid embroidery on clothing. The use of colors, placement of mirrors, overall style and design makes a great ornamentation for garment. Creative usage of all design elements makes Kutch work as a great fashion.

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This is one of my Kutch needle work on kameez (Knee length top usually worn over leggings).  I used black and sap green silk thread for Kutch work and multicolored silk thread for mirrors.

Also Kutch artisans have a beautiful art heritage in creating Bhungas(mud house) with dazzling mirror walls.

http://lifeisavacation.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/mud-mirror-art-india/

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Mud word and Abhala (small pieces of glasses ) is the only old Kutch Art done till today. This work was first carried out on walls but now they are carrying out on the walls in the ceiling and on the exterior of the home.

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173. Punk Rush @ Met Gala 2013


Punk is one such shock trends that marry lifestyle together with quality craftsmanship, which emerged in 2010. It is mostly like one’s dressing with their attitude towards life fused with their sense of fashion taste.

Now the Punk is rushing back to influence the fashion conscious of 2013. To celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute 2013 exhibit, with the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” Hollywood celebrities and designers picked out their skittish trend setting looks.

Celebrities endeavored to rival the theme. And in the same time some were just with the hottest designs irrelevant to the theme.

Magnificent looks of the night include Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and Rooney Mara.

Few of my favorite looks goes here……..

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168. Facts about Breton Stripes


The striped Breton shirt as we know it today came into being shortly following the 27th March, 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped knitted shirt as the uniform for all French navy seaman. The official striped navy shirt or French sailor shirt soon became more generally a working mariner garment as it was picked up by many nautical men; seafairers and sailors across the region of Northern France. It was said that when a sailor had fallen into the sea, the distinctive block pattern of stripes on the French striped shirt made him easier to spot amidst the many blurred colors of the waves.

 (Source: Williams, Mark. “Tails and the Unexpected”.)

(Photos: http://slimpaley.com)

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167. Sunset vs Moonbeams


Choosing between precious gold and silver jewelry, the myth is to stick with their skin tone. People with dark skin were to choose gold, while cooler complexions had to settle on silver. This whole thing sounds too limiting and really silly. The thing is not to overrun one’s look with too much of a good thing.

No matter what is one’s complexion Gold know to tap its powers. Important thing is the color and style of the outfit. Many vintage, bohemian, nautical fashions can benefit from glimpses of gold. Gold works very well with dainty fragile retro looks.

Silver has been a best pal evening wear for ages. Silver makes diamonds and crystals glimmer like no other metal can. It has the best ability of  playing with natural light. Gold looks great against warm colors while silver picks up the cool colors.

In the same time mix and matching silver with gold or gold with silver can employ determined look of style. Just make sure to know how to play.

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(photos from pinterest)