The Tiara Girl
I am ecstatic about this story. Jewelry in India is termed as “An Investment.” As a child I often wondered, “Why women got elaborate jewelry made when they rarely wear it?” The curiosity only increased when I professionally opted to be a jeweller and eventually a jewelry influencer.
Like Clothing Is To An Apparel Designer, Jewelry Is To Me!
Like clothing, jewelry plays an important role, especially dependant on how one wears it. It speaks a lot about their personality. Jewelry, for many may hold cultural significance. In my opinion Jewelry and Clothing are interlinked. Like clothing is to an apparel designer, jewelry is to me. When I say this, it means, we often take our sweet time, probably hours or days to put our looks together. Why not the same for jewelry? How often does it happen that you select your ensemble based on your jewelry? The probability is less, rather rare. Don’t you agree?
Jewelry, An Embellishment? Status Symbol? A Piece Of Art?
Jewelry, to some may be an embellishment, while to some a status symbol. The size of your solitaire may talk about bank balance. Honey, those headlights may blind someone, if worn inappropriately :):):). In my opinion, only when you personally connect to the jewelry that you wear, will you be able to carry in a manner that speaks for itself. There are days when many of us don’t feel like wearing any jewelry, and it’s perfectly ok! Don’t wear something for the heck of it or because it’s a status symbol and the fact that you may be judged for not wearing it.
The Tiara Girl
The India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) hosts an extravagant jewelry expo every year around August in Mumbai. For the longest time, the thought of a creating a guide that teaches women to wear jewelry they seldomly use has been on my mind. While coming up with my looks for the show (obviously Jewelry first) I wanted to wear something that i didn’t have to remove frequently while interviewing jewellers and trying their creations. Wearing something on the head was the only alternative. What better than a Tiara! Wallah! And that’s where it all began…An elegant transformation and that conveys an essential message!
Looks And Inspiration
Look 1 – Black Is Back! Wearing all black – top, leggings and a long black coat topped with a Tiara is an inspiration from the Moghul era. It’s studded with zirconia and an oval ruby in Sterling Silver.
Look 2 – Bold & Beautiful! When size matters, this is “THE ONE” for you. Regal and jaw dropping, the Tiara definitely personifies elegance. Inspired by Spanish “Flamenco”, this beauty is set with Swarovski Zirconia in Sterling Silver. I coordinated the Tiara with a long Royal Blue draped dress and black leggings.
Look 3- Be Experimental! Textured metal adds grace to jewelry. Superstitions say that pearls take the place of tears, and by wearing pearls on your wedding day, you will have a tear free Happy Marriage. A black jump-suit added oomph to the look!
- Opt for plain or dark colors so the jewelry is highlighted. When you are considering to wear a Tiara over a gown or as your wedding jewelry, its suggest to decide the design or look for the Tiara first. It will not only make it easier to decide the look of your outfit but also help you in a way that the jewelry and outfit do not overpower each other.
- A prim and proper hair-do is a must! In my opinion you must be sure and confident of the hair style or the era you want to define with it as this will ensure your Tiara stands out.
- Try keeping make-up to minimal.
- Ensure the Tiara sits well on your head to avoid last minute glitches.
With a crowned head like a Greek Goddess, I confidently walked into a Jewelry trade show. Heads turned, eyes popped, many wondered, smirked and giggled, however most of them complimented me! Overwhelmed with the response, little did i know, along with unknown faces, even the media was fascinated. It definitely was “The Talk Of The Show” Many thought it was a fantastic idea, boosting a woman’s confidence by experimenting with something unusual. A new identity was born, “The Tiara Girl” People may have not known my name, but surely knew me as “The Tiara Girl”
A special Thanks to my niece, Vasudha Bhartia for photographing me every morning and ensuring that i look great in the pictures.
Hair- Harsha Anarket.