THE TWO SIDES OF A SINGLE WORLD

The Two way earrings have been in furor since now almost a year and there is no sign of them stepping down anywhere soon. They have been a clear favourite and have stolen all kinds of hearts from the moment they got launched.

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This design was originally launched by Christian Dior. But as everyone knows fashion is a world of “Knock offs” and so it didn’t take much of time before it trickled down to all the lower layers and was easily available in all the small stores and as in India , even on the streets. Not to take street shopping as a lower cadre thing at all especially in India as you find some of the best styles on the streets.

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This earring has come in so many variant styles now; deviating not much from the basic design yet distinct in patterns. Three things I would say about these earrings.

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MINIMALISTIC

PROVOCATIVE

And the enticing part of the story is you could use this as much with a traditional wear  as with a western wear.

And another particular use of these earrings is , supposing you opt to wear an elaborate  neckwear which could be the highlight of your look, these earrings will support the look in the most subtle yet utterly stylish way. No question of going wrong here.

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And they started off with a “Huge blob” like design on one side of the ear and a “small blob” on the other side. But now they have got into so many manipulations of this fundamental design; branched out into colours , florals and geometrics.

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EARRINGS EXTENDED

There seems to be a sudden enthusiasm in the extended earrings now a days .These are very similar to the ear cuffs. I live in one of the most fashionable and trend following cities in India (Mumbai).This is one of the hubs where fashion gets released first and then trickles down to the other cities.
When I check out stores and bazaars , there is a rush of these earrings. And they are quite captivating and alternate. When you wear one of these, that kind of becomes the highlight and you don’t have to wear anything else in your ears.

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And also another tip for girls who would be using it is that it is best to put up your hair in some style than to let it loose for two reasons ; one being when you let your hair loose , it tends to get tangled with the earring. And secondly the earring tends to get covered and lost. The minimum that has to be done is pin-up one side of your hair or take a style where your ears are exposed totally.

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This style of earrings is such a value add for women with boy cuts, crew cuts and women with shaven heads. I wish I had these when I had shaved my head and dawned that look for some time.

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When I see these earrings,I am reminded of my earrings what I wore as a bride. It was a typical “Jumkka” or “Jimkki”(which is a very popular earring in all of India). And there was an extension piece like a Peacock design which extended up to my ear lobes and had to be clipped there. These earrings have been there from olden times. And it has been a Classic from time immemorial. So it’s just that the new earrings that we use now are a new “Avatar” of an old design.

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Amusingly there is also a collection of earrings that come as a single piece; in the sense only on one ear and nothing on the other. These are also severely attractive but the only thing I disagree on is that, there could have been a tiny piece for the other ear which will complete the whole dramatic look. Now, the other ear is lying vacant as there is only one earring and that kind of gives a little lost look. So what I suggest to women opting for these singular pieces is that just browse around and shop a tiny earring in the same colour scheme as the main one and team it. And voilà!…you have a killer look!

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RAM CHAAHE LEELA….BIG TIME!

The bollywood movie,” Ram chaahe leela” was received with much enthusiasm as it was a Sanjay leela bhansali movie, which has always been known for its elaborate sets, classic women, gorgeous costumes and ornate jewellery. And for the same reason, every time his movie releases, there would always be a fashion updated or a trend set in especially costume jewellery….errr…lovingly, conveniently and colloquially called as “Artificial Jewellery”. And as everyone knows, this jewellery is always remade in cheap metals. When i say cheap, don’t give it a lower status as they just literally mean cheap on your pockets, but look terrifically beautiful with sometimes flawless finishes in their making that they can contest against the precious metals.

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When “Ram leela “was released a few months back, there was a tempest unleashed about the lead actress, Deepika’s costumes, looks and jewellery. And yes, there were some stunning pieces. Ever since then, the markets and bazaars and even the small time “Kiraana” stores that sell just glass bangles and hair clips have been stocked up with the “huge earrings” that Deepika wore in the movie. And man…yes! Some of them look out of the world. That’s the only thing you need to wear when wearing a sari. You can altogether skip your neck wear.

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This fad of the ring like and other earrings has trickled down to the last level of the fashion graph in the recent months. From jewellery giants to the kiraana stores,all  have been doing a brisk business on these. Interesting watch it!

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