Pakistani Bridal Trends

“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.” Edith Head, an award-winning American costume designer

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This quote by Edith may or may not justify your personality. But your outfit for a special occasion like your wedding should make people go wow. A wedding is an important occasion in a woman’s life; the occasion calls for moments of celebration, joy and laughter. All these emotions will be reflected in the wedding attires you choose to bedeck yourself with. While there are no dearth of designers and designer outfits today, you need to make the right choice as it is your big day. You can wear different outfits for different wedding functions. Some prefer to adhere to yellow and green tones, which are traditional colors, for the mehndi function. The best way to get inspired is by keeping an eye out for trends.

These days, increasing number of women are opting for non-traditional colors for their weddings. While the traditional red may be a favorite among many women, women, these days, are not afraid to be bold and experiment. Today, would-be brides want to incorporate traditional elements of her South Asian heritage and her Western aesthetics into her wedding outfit. Stylish and elegant prints, and soft and dark colors like beige, peach, light green, orange, yellow, pink, green are all colors to look out for this season. Fabrics like chiffon, hand-woven silk, etc are also trend-setters. Long gowns with trains in intricate embellishment in gold and copper work are going to become the hot favorites.

Your wedding trousseau is incomplete without accessories. So match your wedding attire with some beautiful pieces of intricate glittering stone jewellery in the form of necklace or ear rings or even a headpiece. If you have a round-shaped face, then you should wear a long necklace encrusted in stones, like for instance: http://miragecollection.com/product/jwlo-02/. If you have an oval-shaped face, you can play with your accessories. Big hoops and danglers will suit you http://miragecollection.com/product/brdo-16/. Hopefully, now you will find it easier to select the perfect bridal outfit for your special day. The key is to go with a color and style that is comfortable and aligned with your personal style and aesthetics.

Lakmé Fashion Week

It’s that time of year again that every fashionista loves. Every season, all over the world, fashion enthusiats all come together to celebrate and review upcomingfashion trends. We’ve all heard about New York, Los Angeles, and Paris Fashion Week, but Lakme Fashion Week is it’s new rising star that is not being organized twice a year. Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé, the No.1 cosmetics and beauty services brand in India and IMG Reliance, the global leader in sports and entertainment event marketing and management. LFW was created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate India into the global fashion world”.

Fashion Week is just right around the corner. To entertain our excitement on the new designs that will be featured in 2015, here is a look back on our favorite trends from past shows.

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We are so inspired with the soft fabrics that is incorporating vintage and floral designs. We wanted to pick out some trends on our  Mirage Collection website that we thought was a great fit from our inspiration from Fashion Week. From runway to everyday wear, you can style it in various ways for any occassion.

 

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Tunic’s for Spring

We have a confession to make. We love tunics. One of our most favorite spring wardrobe staples is the good old preppy/ bohemian classic/western- tunics! Flattering on nearly everyone, they make getting dressed so super easy and comfortable.  So here are some of our current favorites as we prepare for Spring.

 

 

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The Winter Wedding

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Now that winter is around the corner, the winter wedding festivities have begun! This seasons latest wedding themes are inspired by rich colors such as peacock blue with a modern twist. No longer is the purely traditional aesthetic a desire for most brides. Todays modern bride wants to include the traditional elements of her South Asian heritage along with the her western aesthetics and identity. This brings together a colorful yet sophisticated ambiance for winter wedding this year. Here are some winter wedding theme tips:

  • Select a main color that is bold and rich such as peacock blue or magenta or winter white
  • Accent this with a pop of gold or silver, depending on your preference
  • Instead of roses, go for orchids or tulips for a modern and clean look
  • Create a sense of elegant luxury without overstatement by adding light chiffon or georgette drapes throughout the venue.  Sheer fabrics create a dramatic but light ambiance.
  • Use candles (electric) to create a holiday glow and glitter throughout the venue.  The shimmer of candles is both relaxing and creates a “candle light” dinner vibe.

Keep It Simple

Lets face it, we have more things to do than we can keep up with. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look good in the process. Mirage keeps things simple with formal wear that is elegant and practical. Gone are the days with excessive embroideries! Formal wear is now focused more on fabric and style instead of how ornate a piece is.  This allows for a more versatile wardrobe since you can always dress up an outfit with jewelry and accessories.  But you can’t remove embroidery when you’re not in the mood to be decked out like a Christmas tree.

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