Months ago, ESSENCE reported on the highly-anticipated collaboration between UK retail giant, ASOS, and beloved designer, LaQuan Smith.
Well, fashion fiends, we’ve got great news: the wait is officially over.
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This week, the glamorous fashion union has finally announced that items from the collection are now available for online purchase via the ASOS website.
Smith has quickly built a name for himself as the go-to celebrity dress designer for megastars like Béyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Lala Anthony, to name just a few. He runway collections are also frequently showcased during New York Fashion Week and his looks are often seen on multiple, A-list red carpets.
Now, through the ASOS partnership, fans have the opportunity buy into the Smith aesthetic without breaking the bank.
“It’s all about confidence and being unapologetic in who you are,” he says of the collection. “It’s always about accentuating the body and this concept collection will reinforce that in an affordable and attainable way.”
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith Curve off shoulder midi dress in vinyl $103.
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith in slim joggers in camo jacquard $103.
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith embellished mesh bomber $198.
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith embellished maxi dress in leopard print $316.
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith Curve wrap front bodysuit in leopard print $72.
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith camo jacquard oversized parka with detachable hood $237.
ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith skinny check PANTS with contrast check panel $87.
With a range of women’s and men’s merchandise made available for consumers, the price points are between $35 – $285, and includes extended sizing for ASOS Curve and ASOS Plus. Shop the collection at us.asos.com
The Wait Is Over! LaQuan Smith’s Sexy ASOS Collection Is Now Available Online
Months ago, ESSENCE reported on the highly-anticipated collaboration between UK retail giant, ASOS, and beloved designer, LaQuan Smith. Well, fashion fiends, we’ve got great news: the wait is officially over. This week, the glamorous fashion union has finally announced that items from the collection are now available for online purchase via the ASOS website. Smith has quickly built a name for himself as the go-to celebrity dress designer for megastars like Béyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Lala Anthony, to name just a few. He runway collections are also frequently showcased during New York Fashion Week and his looks are often seen on multiple, A-list red carpets. Now, through the ASOS partnership, fans have the opportunity buy into the Smith aesthetic without breaking the bank. “It’s all about confidence and being unapologetic in who you are,” he says of the collection. “It’s always about accentuating the body and this concept collection will reinforce that in an affordable and attainable way.” [IMAGE-ID id=”402623″] [IMAGE-ID id=”402622″] [IMAGE-ID id=”402621″] [IMAGE-ID id=”402616″] [IMAGE-ID id=”402619″] [IMAGE-ID id=”402624″] [IMAGE-ID id=”402620”] With a range of women’s and men’s merchandise made available for consumers, the price points are between $35 – $285, and includes extended sizing for ASOS Curve and ASOS Plus. Shop the collection at us.asos.com
Global Fashion Collective (GFC) is fast becoming one of the top showcases of new talent from around the world, producing runway shows in various fashion capitals. GFC launched at Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo in October 2017, followed by a presentation at New York Fashion Week in February of this year. New York Fashion Week in September 2018 marked the third outing for this innovative fashion producer and this month, GFC showed for the second time in Tokyo. Tokyo Fashion Week is the ideal partner for Global Fashion Collective as both organisations strive to encourage and promote new designers. The six new international brands that took the stage in Tokyo, in two catwalk shows, included Annika Klaas (Germany), Atelier M/A (Japan), The House of AmZ (USA), Atelier Grandi (Canada), Alicia Perrillo (USA) and EmulEos (USA).
German knitwear designer Annika Klaas’s collection at Tokyo Fashion Week, October 2018Paul Allen/Andfotography.com
1.Annika Klaas is clearly a young designer on the rise after taking the top prize at the European Fashion Award (FASH) this year. While her catwalk show this month in Tokyo was only her second (her first was at Vancouver Fashion Week in September) her collection was both innovative and confident. Annika’s Spring/Summer 2019 knitwear collection “Jaune” was produced using a completely new production process on Stoll ADF, German-made, computer-based knitting machines. Using these machines allows on demand production with orders produced the same day (the most complicated piece takes around 3 hours to knit) ensuring no overproduction and very little waste. Annika’s collection features cheerful fluorescent colors with lots of yellow, plus green and orange. The German designer’s fine art background is apparent in her collage-like, layered designs, all made without seams. A long viscose and silk pale yellow pleated dress was knitted in one piece but features two layers. Another standout piece was a dress in orange and yellow cotton and viscose with wide pieces of ribbon woven through the centre. Knitted in pockets and magnetic closures are nice details in this strong new collection.
Atelier M/A on the catwalk at Tokyo Fashion Week, October 2018Paul Allen/Andfotography.com
2.Atelier M/A is a wearable, creative new brand launched this year by Japanese designer and fashion lecturer Masato Koide and pattern cutter Azusa Koide. The Japanese duo combine hand sewing with digital print work and recycled plastics. Their casual, ready-to-wear collection shown at Tokyo included high-waisted trousers, lightweight raincoats and knitted sweaters in bright colors. Based in Osaka, everything is made in Japan, using Japanese made fabrics and materials. Showcasing a bag on the catwalk that was made of recycled supermarket bags, Atelier M/A, like many new brands, demonstrate that being sustainable and environmentally conscious is an essential element of fashion today.
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Two looks from American brand House of AmZPaul Allen/Andfotography.com
3.The House of AmZ is designed by Alexandra Marie Zofcin who studied in Florence where her first ready-to-wear collection was launched at a boutique in 2017. She is now based in Florida. At Tokyo Fashion Week, Alexandra presented a collection divided into six parts: winter, neutral, lotus, blush, amalgamation and finale, with each each capsule reflecting various emotions. The collection featured pleats, gathers and woven strips in the garments, in a soothing color palette of sage green, beige, pastel pink, navy, cream, grey and burgundy. The centrepiece was a gorgeous long, floaty dress with a pale pink background and a triangular print in brown back and sage green. Another designer who is eco-conscious, Alexandra has a “less waste” philosophy with made to order pieces. She also doesn’t adhere to traditional fashion seasons that advocate new clothes be purchased twice a year.
Two looks from Alicia Perrillo’s new collection shown at Tokyo Fashion Week, October 2018Paul Allen/Andfotography.com
4. Award-winning graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s rigorous fashion program, Alicia Perrillo launched her eponymous brand in 2016. With a focus on luxury fabrics and beautiful handwork details, she combines contemporary silhouettes including asymetrical hemlines, with old-world couture. Alicia brought a whimsical soft color palette of lavender, grey, pale pink, fold and white to the ultra-feminine gowns shown on the Tokyo runway. Techniques such as painting, beading, crochet, and embroidery paid homage to this Chicago-based designer’s late grandmother. Figure-flattering dresses included a show-stopping long sleeve white fishtail dress with soft pink painted effect and pale blue frills, accessorized with handmade tassel earrings.
Two looks from Canadian brand Atelier Grandi at Tokyo Fashion Week, October 2018Paul Allen/Andfotography
5. I was already a fan of the Canadian designer Grandy Chu’s brand Atelier Grandi after seeing her attractive designs at Vancouver Fashion Week last year so it was good to seeing her showing in Tokyo. The collection at Tokyo had a pop art crossed with Chinoiserie feel to it, with large scale, vibrant hand-painted prints on dresses and separates for daywear. Colorful cigarette trousers and pleated skirts were teamed up with tops featuring print patterns in satin. Jumpsuits and long evening dresses were both stylish and fun, with the addition of jungle print patterned panels. A key look was a silk strapless dress with fitted bodice worn over a printed shirt with contrasting cuffs and collar. For the Tokyo show, the atelier collaborated with Zoe Olsson’s funky eyewear brand Black Iris. All items are made locally in limited quantities to order at Grandi’s Vancouver atelier.
EmulEos from North Carolina at Tokyo Fashion Week, October 2018Paul Allen/Andfotography.com
6. EmulEos literally packed a punch with a collection that included boxing gloves and visors made of crystals. Emily Prozinksi, the North Carolina designer behind the brand, was inspired by female boxers for her collection “Tougher Than Diamonds.” Fabrics included chiffon, georgette and faux leather. Oversized hoods, chainwork and studded boots featured on the catwalk. A standout piece was a faux snakeskin full- length jacket, encrusted with crystals.
From left: Japanese design duo, Masato Koide and Azusa Koide, Annika Klaas and Alexandra Marie ZofcinPaul Allen/Andfotography.com
With its fourth successful showcase completed, Global Fashion Collective is going from strength to strength and is a great supporter of emerging fashion brands. Next up for GFC will be a third showing at New York Fashion Week in February 2019, followed by presentations in Europe (London and Paris) later in the year.
It’s been almost a year since Francesco Fucci joined Theory as its women’s creative director, but you probably didn’t know that. Theory shoppers likely don’t, either. Fucci’s arrival at the 21-year-old label built on wear-to-work clothes, and the changes he’s implemented since, have been quiet and subtle, reflective of his own thoughtful, unflashy demeanor. But if you look closely, you’ll realize that what he’s doing is unlike anything we’ve seen from Theory before. The foundation is the same—classic, timeless, reliable staples—but any lingering stiffness is gone. In its place are nuanced proportions, luxurious materials, and an attention to detail you don’t find at most of the direct-to-consumer basics brands encroaching on Theory’s turf.
Let’s start at the beginning, though. Fucci hails from Naples, Italy, and studied fashion from a young age. In his studio at Theory’s Meatpacking HQ, he recalled winning his “first and only” fashion prize when he was 19: “I made a dress in ivory triple organza that was super pure, super simple,” he said. “It could have been in my new Theory collection.” He worked as a print designer for Italian menswear labels, and 10 years ago he moved to New York with his wife, who is also a designer. Fucci took jobs at Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg in the mid-2000s, but more recently, he was at The Row, where he spent five years working as head designer.
If you had to guess Fucci’s aesthetic based on that background, you might arrive at “minimalist”—and that’s pretty accurate. He calls himself a “basic guy” but is also a self-proclaimed romantic. He’s fixated on über-luxe (usually natural) fabrics, gorgeous colors, and tiny yet transformative tweaks in silhouette and fit. “I love minimalism—it’s why I moved to New York,” he said. “I needed a clean slate. New York is so strong, but I’d never want to abandon where I’ve come from, so I like to mix my European culture with something more streamlined.”
Photo: Courtesy of Theory
That’s the essence of his plans for Theory, where he’s been tasked with “refreshing” its pared-back, office-friendly look. “Andrew [Rosen, Theory’s founder] and I were speaking the same language [when we met],” Fucci said. “What he needs in this moment is someone who can reinvigorate the brand codes. Times change; people change. It just needed a refresh. It’s like changing the furniture in your apartment.” In lieu of a complete aesthetic overhaul—which we’ve sort of come to expect from designers taking on established brands—Fucci did the opposite: He revisited Theory’s earliest collections of the late ’90s and “translated” the look for today. “I really wanted to understand what Andrew was trying to do 20 years ago and give a new energy to those initial ideas,” he said. “It’s an evolution of his original menswear inspirations but with new codes, new finishings, new silhouettes, new volumes, new proportions.”
Elaborating on his debut collection, which arrived in stores and online yesterday, he said: “It’s very pragmatic and straightforward, but there’s also this emotional feeling. I always try to merge those ideas.” Minimalism often gets a bad rap for being stark or cold, but Fucci is passionate about making even the simple stuff feel special. He pointed out a graceful, nipped-waist poplin dress to illustrate that balance, as well as a beige georgette dress with bell sleeves and a tie neck. “These are minimal dresses because of the clean lines and purist [sensibility], but there’s romance in the proportions.”
In other words, they’re simple pieces with soul. Fucci talked more about moods and feelings than the technicalities of cutting a great shirt (though he’s well-versed in both, having grown up in his uncles’ tailoring shop). He was particularly excited about the “feeling of the colors” in the new collection, ranging from rich chocolate and sand to cerulean and bright lilac. “For me, I don’t like too much decoration, and the colors [give you] room to appreciate the quality of the fabrics,” he explained. Resort’s palette was lifted from a recent trip through “the true America,” namely Texas and Arizona. “It was monumental for me,” he said. “I wanted to bring this emotion and American feeling and [filter] it through the lens of the new Theory.”
But how, exactly, do you bring something as dreamy as the contrast of a Donald Judd structure against the Marfa desert sunset into such a minimal collection? And how do you educate your customers about it? “I like to collect a lot of information and create a big story, and then I spend a lot of time editing,” Fucci explained. “It’s like when you tell someone about a book in just a few minutes—what is the essential part of the story? For me, the essentials are the expression of the silhouette, the fabric, and the colors.” Fucci mentioned Carhartt and L.L. Bean as references, too, showing khaki pants and blouses with bandana-like draped necklines. There was a vaguely rugged, American casualness to those pieces, but you could still wear them to work.
“Office clothes,” of course, have been Theory’s bread and butter since ’97. But the concept of “the working woman” has changed drastically since then. “When Theory was born, it was for a woman who needed a business wardrobe because she went to an office as a lawyer or on Wall Street,” Fucci said. “Now, there are different ways to work. You’re working at home, or in a coffee shop, or a co-working space . . . It’s more free, so I wanted to address this. I think there’s more versatility in the pieces now.” On his Instagram page, he’s been showing those garments in a new light—literally. Ribbed cardigans, leather coats, and wool suits from Resort hang in Theory’s shop windows, and Fucci photographed them so the glass distorts and reflects the cobblestones and construction sites of Gansevoort Street in the background.
Fucci’s second collection for Spring 2019, shown in September (arriving in stores early next year), included a more comprehensive look at his new “workwear”: easy pinstriped suits styled with flat slides, midi skirts and cashmere sweaters, unstructured coats in leather and cashmere, and what he referred to as “a men’s wardrobe for a woman’s body”—crisp button-downs and straight, wrinkle-proof wool trousers. What felt different about these simple, digestible pieces was their sense of warmth. They were even a little sultry. “It’s about the expression,” Fucci explained. “Or like re-creating a movie in the clothes.”
To put it in millennial parlance: It’s about the vibe. The Spring presentation itself distilled that in an experiential, “365-degree” way: Models wandered through a white gallery space in neutral silks and pops of bold color—think saffron, cherry, tangerine—while TVs played footage of oceans, rivers, and houses. Fucci even installed a yellow-ish light to mimic the sun. “It was cinematic,” he said. “When I was trying to explain the collection here [in the studio], I just told everyone to watch Call Me by Your Name to see where I was coming from. It was about the piazza in the summer, flirting after the beach . . . I like those deep feelings. And I’m always inspired by Pina Bausch, her expression of the body and the relation between men and women. That’s what I had in mind,” he continued. “When I go on inspiration trips, it’s more to catch the spirit and feeling, not to find actual garments.”
Fucci is hoping to bring that spirit and feeling into Theory’s stores and website, as well, so customers can feel like they’re experiencing the brand’s world. “It won’t happen overnight, but we’ve started,” he said. “The excitement is there.” It’s a move that mirrors how indie labels have built up organic, super-loyal followings by creating their own communities on Instagram—and it could be a game changer for Theory, especially because it has to compete with those upstarts now. Young women find buzzy new brands every day on social media, and it isn’t easy to get their attention. But Fucci’s main objective will likely be to establish Theory as the go-to for discerning, stylish types of all ages who expect a lot from their clothes: quality, luxury, and ease, sure, but also an emotional pull. They need a good reason to buy it. So far, it looks like he’s up to the challenge.
Tilta is announcing the release of a whole line of accessories for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k. There are two different versions of a cage, battery solutions, grips, sunhoods and a follow focus motor to choose from or combine in a modular fashion. Here’s an overview.
We have been writing about cages for the BMPCC 4k for a while now, namely the very well made solutions by 8Sinn and LockCircle HiPock. While both of these are well made and thought-out solutions, what Tilta is trying to accomplish here is something different. Rather than just creating a cage Tilta is trying to create a whole rigging ecosystem of cages and accessory parts that can be combined in a multitude of ways to expand the utility of the BMPCC 4k as well as alleviate some of the problems that ail that camera.
Cages, top handle and baseplate
Obviously the central element of any system like this will be the actual camera cage. Tilta makes these in two versions for the BMPCC 4k, a full cage and a half cage. Both feature a multitude of 1/4″ mounting points, two 3/8″ (one with secure locking pins), and two (or three for the full cage) cold shoe mounts. In addition to that both cage come with an Allen key and a place to store it on the cage itself and integrated baseplate in the bottom of the cage. This plate is turned to the side, so that complicated baseplate constructions aren’t necessary when mounting it to a gimbal (the Ronin-S for example could not balance the BMPCC 4k properly, due to its width and the position of the plate mounting point on the bottom).
The top handle attaches to the central cold shoe mount and is secured with on thumbscrew. Apart from numerous 1/4″ and 3/8″ mounting points it features two cold shoe mounts and a 15mm rod attachment.
The baseplate features a drop-in lock mechanism for the cage and a another plate at its bottom, so that it can be mounted to a tripod. Additionally it has two attachment for all your 15mm rod based accessories, like follow focuses, handles and the like.
All parts are finished in what Tilta calls “Tactical finish”, which looks like aluminium that was painted black and that sanded down.
Battery solutions and side handles
Apart from a pretty simple NP-F battery plate that can be attached to one of the cage’s 1/4″ mounting points, there are a few more feature-rich solutions. In particular there a two bottom mounted solutions, one also using NP-F style batteries, the other using V-Mount, which are able to provide multiple DC outs, and thus power more than just your camera. The V-Mount baseplate also provides the option to mount it on 15mm rods instead of using it as a baseplate.
The side handles and what they come with are probably among the more interesting things about the system. While the MHC-3 handle seems to feature no electronics, it slots into the bottom of the cage on its left side, with a thumb screw to keep it snug and secured there, still leaving enough room to access the BMPCC 4k connection interfaces. The MHC-2 and MHC-1 both feature control wheels to work with the optional Nucleus Nano follow focus motor, a record button up top and a battery solution (the smaller MCH-1 uses LP-E6 batteries, and the larger MHC-2 NP-F style batteries). The MHC-2 also has a slot to slide a Samsung T5 SSD into and secure it there. A slew of cables is available to make many powering options available here.
Sunhoods and the SSD
As mentioned previously the SSD can be secured inside the MHC-2 grip. There is also a clamp attachment that allows mounting the SSD anywhere on the cage and interestingly enough a sunhood, that has an integrated SSD slot, as well as velcro-attachable extension to make the hood much longer shut more light out. This would come in handy as the BMPCC 4k’s screen is bright, but probably not bright enough for the sunniest of days.
Notably Tilta have made their own screw-in HDMI-angle attachments and a USB-C cable that screws right into the cage. This would probably alleviate some shooters concerns in regards to recording straight to SSD in less secure environments.
All in all, the Tilta cage system for the BMPCC 4k seems like an almost unparalleled effort at creating a modular system of accessories that can be interchangeably configured to either make the camera more capable or easy to work with (at least for cameras in this price bracket). It would be very interesting to have a hands-on session with a selection from it once it becomes available.
For those who believe there is life in cameras bigger than a smartphone, PhotoPlus Expo in New York City is the place to be in late October. Several hundred vendors show off all manner of accessories, services, add-ons, filters, tripods, strobes, and gadgets. Some are useful, some not, and some are variations on what we’ve seen before, such as better ways to bounce the light from an electronic flash off the wall or ceiling.
The front of the convention space holds monster booths from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic/Lumix, Pentax, and Sony. There and downstairs at the Javits Center are some 100 seminars (main photo) on taking better photos, processing images, and getting the best from your gear. Some of it even applies to smartphones. Here are 10 goods and services we especially liked from PPE 2018 for big cameras, action cameras such as GoPro, and smartphones.
Coolest gadget at PPE 2018: Platypod flat plate puts your camera or flash on the ground or a rock. Then just level it and fire away. Platypod Max, $99, 8 x 5 inches and 0.8 pounds, is for larger cameras; there’s also Platypod Ultra, 5 x 3 inches and 0.2 pounds. Both very useful, both invented by NJ pediatrician and photo buff Larry Tiefenbaum.
The traditional photo industry is changing. Canon and Nikon have superb lenses, but the iPhone X has a processor that puts the big boys to shame in terms of performance, such as the time to create a quality HDR (high dynamic range) photo. Drone makers such as Parrot were showing wares and accessories; meanwhile, Kodak was in a 10 x 10 booth along the far wall, showing PixPro cameras.
One aisle of the show targeted virtual reality and AI, targeting what you can do to create immersive photos. On smartphones, it enables face recognition, adjustable background blur (variable f/stop), and 3D images that change as you finger-scroll on your camera, or with a pointing device.
It’s been a big week for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, following Thursday’s reveals of the game’s story mode, DLC plans and more, but it doesn’t stop there. Now, Nintendo has released a suite of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-themed hardware and peripherals ahead of the game’s launch on December 7th. To start, a $449 CAD special edition Switch console is now available in Canada. The bundle comes with Smash Bros.-themed Switch dock and pair of Joy-Cons, as well as a digital copy of Ultimate. The bundle is available at Amazon Canada (exclusively for Prime members), Best Buy, EB Games, The Source and Walmart. Given that many players are particularly fond of their time with Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo has also released a Smash Bros.-themed GameCube controller for the Switch. Sporting the Smash Bros. logo, the controller is an exact replica of the GameCube gamepad for the Switch. The controller costs $39.99 and is available at Best Buy, EB Games and Walmart. Whether you buy a new GameCube controller or already own one, you’re going to need the $24.99 CAD GameCube adapter, which is compatible with the Switch and supports up to four gamepads. The adapter can be purchased at Best Buy, EB Games and Walmart. Are you picking up any of these Smash Bros.-related products? Are you even excited for the mega-crossover fighting game? Let us know in the comments below.
Bonfire Night is just around the corner and, as November 5 falls on a Monday, this year many fireworks displays are taking place this weekend, which means it’s time to head out into the cold night air for sparklers and hot spiced cider (yum).
Even if it’s not sub-zero tonight or tomorrow night (chances are it won’t be) you’re going to need to bundle up unless you want to end up shivering under the firework-filled sky.
So you’ve got your biggest, cosiest winter winter coat sorted, be it a parka, puffer, teddy or sheepskin biker jacket. Now, you need to accessorise.
Hat, scarf and gloves are all essential, and they’re also the easiest way to update your autumn look if you’re wearing an old favourite coat.
We’ve rounded up the best cosy but cool accessories for Bonfire Night and beyond…
Bobble hats are a cold weather classic that everyone looks good in, but if you want to try something a bit more edgy why not give a beret or baker boy hat a go?
1. White Stuff Fluffy Bobble Hat, £25
2. Monsoon Candice Cable Bobble Hat, £17
3. Next Black Baker Boy Hat, £14
4. Oliver Bonas Wool Orange Beret Hat, £16
If you’re someone who really feels the cold, a giant blanket scarf will add extra insulation where you need it most.
Want to be bang on-trend for autumn? Leopard and check and are the prints to be seen in.
5. Oliver Bonas Optimistic Stripe Scarf, £35; Works Green Cable Knit Jumper, £49.50
6. Oasis Red Leopard Cosy Scarf, £20
7. Whistles Open Weave Blanket Scarf, £65
8. Laura Ashley Moons Wool Check Scarf, £30
9. New Look Lilac and Pink Check Wide Length Tassel Trim Scarf, £12.99
The finishing touch for your Bonfire Night ensemble, pick a pair of gloves or mittens in a shade to match your scarf.
Right now we’re loving the autumnal hues that chime with autumn’s Seventies trend.
Bobby pins and hair clutchers have become too mainstream. It’s high time you start experimenting with hair accessories, especially during the festive season. If you are worried if it’s in or not, let us tell you that everyone from Meghan Markle and Emma Stone to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor have embraced accessories with open arms.
Give your Plain Jane hairstyle a glam makeover with these tips:
Floral hair accessories
A huge trend this year, the recently-held fashion shows at the New York Fashion Week’19 were a testimony. While high street brand Rodarte sent models down the runway with floral arrangements in their hair, handbag designer Mansur Gavriel’s show had a more delicate take on the trend.
Fresh flowers have also been a big part of Indian culture since ages. You must have definitely seen your mom or your grandmom adorn their hair with roses or jasmine during special occasions. So why not try it yourself this time?
Maang tikas and jhaptas
While these are usually associated with bridal wear, a celebration like Diwali calls for something fancy. Jhaptas and maang tikas make for a great choice to pair with traditional attires.
If you are a ’90s kid, then your mom must have definitely used the cute and colourful bow ties to style your hair. These hair accessories add a whole lot of charm to a look and the good thing is that they are back in vogue. Designers like Emilia Wickstead and Erdem too used these accessories in their latest collections.
Metallic hair accessories
Earlier, celebrity hairstylist Hiral Bhatia told indianexpress.com that ’80s-inspired accessories are making a comeback. “Cool metallic accessories are going to be super big.” From wearing them on your buns to using them as a side clip, there are many styles to choose from.
Pearls add a whole lot of elegance to your look. Be it a classic bun, messy ponytails, braids, or textured waves, pearl-studded accessories can be used to accentuate your look.
Hair rings have been sported by some Hollywood A-listers including Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande. This help add a boho touch to your braided look and messy waves.
Tiara is usually associated with royalty. But you channel your inner princess by wearing one this festive season.
Sonam Kapoor wearing a tiara. (Source: File Photo)
Which accessory would you be trying? Let us know in the comments section below.