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Jewellery is extremely important in making a Statement – Dipika Trehan

She is confident in style, articulate in expression, and determined to succeed in her mission to Empower Women. Meet Dipika Trehan, Founder of The Health Of Women Forum and the conceptualiser of a unique concept celebrating women@work, Corporate Diva, as StyleAura dwells into her Aura of Style!

 StyleAura interview with Dipika Trehan  StyleAura interview with Dipika Trehan

SA: What are the kind of people you interact with on daily basis at work?

DT: I interact with people from all walks of life in terms of the vast spectrum of work every day. These primarily include professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs. What I enjoy the most are my interactions with the multifaceted urban women of today!

SA: What is your comfort style of clothing for day/evening?

DT: My comfort style in clothing, be it western or Indian, day wear or evening wear is an outfit that makes me feel good about being myself. I personally don't believe much in keeping at pace with the changing fashion trends coz I firmly believe that STYLE is always in vogue! Our clothing backed by comfort and confidence must compliment the person that each one of us uniquely are!

SA: Does jewellery play an important role in your styling? If yes, how does it accentuate your style statement?

DT: O Yes! Totally!! Jewellery and accessories are extremely important in making a statement. Be it a simple pair of earrings, an elaborate neck piece or just a smart cocktail ring, each to its own, when paired well has the potential of turning a simple attire to an attractive ensemble.

I carefully select my accessories, that perfectly accentuate my look, with poise and class being vital, whatever the scenario or occasion be.

Dipika Trehan
Founder The H.O.W. Forum and Conceptualiser, Corporate Diva
www.thehowforum.com
facebook.com/corporatedivaa

Photography: ARB Photography
Concept: StyleAura™

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Use Jewellery to dress up or dress down your Outfits – Bia Sandhu

Woman Achiever and Aura of her Style!!!

Today's multifaceted woman plays multiple successful roles in her unique, creative ways. She has a style that evolves to impress herself and others with comfort and confidence to love herself in finest ways.

StyleAura™ invites Bia, an Image Consultant and a beauty pageant coach to share her Aura of Style that we absolutely love!!!

Bia Sandhu, Image Consultant and Beauty Pageant Coach, Founder, Parfait Image Consulting

I am an Image Consultant and a Beauty Pageant Coach. In my profession, I meet people from all walks of life, from reining Beauty Queens to fashion students.

My comfort style is classic yet contemporary. I look at dressing everyday as an opportunity to   flex my fashion muscles and hone my professional personal brand.

A white shirt with boyfriend jeans in the daytime and a black dress in the evenings would be the unsung heroes of my fashion wardrobe. 

I adore Jewellery it adds variety to my outfits and sparkle to my style. I use jewellery to dress up or dress down my outfits depending on the occasion. I invest in quality pieces and prefer classic jewellery as it's more wearable and easier to combine. Jewellery augments my personal style. An eye catching accessory can be a point of emphasis and can give an outfit a finished look at the same time.

Bia Sandhu
Image Consultant and Beauty Pageant Coach
Founder, Parfait Image Consulting

Photography: ARB Photography
Concept: StyleAura™

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Learn about the Crystal of the Mystic World, Labradorite

Is mystic power of the universe an element of quest in your life? Do you seek a vision of light and discovery in the deep conflict of mind and physical being?

StyleAura - Labradorite, The Rainbow Moonstone

The gentle vibrations of Labradorite, the crystal of mystic world, awaits to unlock the untapped energy and transform your being.

  1. It’s a crystal that stimulates throat chakra, the voice of the body; facilitating energy from other chakras to be expressed.
  1. It is a stone, that awakens its mystical powers within. The magical vibration of this stone works quickly as it charges the sense of excitement and adventure to venture into areas not gone before.
  1. This stone in past was also called ‘stone for magic’ as it attracts the gift of serenity and synchronicity, for the most amazing things to happen

Embrace the rainbow of colour and energy of the Labradorite, the Rainbow Moonstone. It’s beautiful and powerful to express the joy of colours in your life like never before.

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Mother of Pearl and 5 Reasons to bring them Home!

Mother of Pearl, the fengshui stone, is a blend of organic minerals inside the oyster shell, a home of pearls nestled inside and protecting them from parasites and foreign objects. It takes anywhere from few months to a few years for its formation, depending on water condition.

The most beautiful Mother of Pearl colours are produced by Abalone. These have hues of purple, blue and greens that are highly prized and hold the energy of ocean. Mother of Pearl can be white, grey, silver, yellow, blue, green, bronze, brown or black in colour.

StyleAura - Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl symbolises Power in Fengshui. Here are the reasons to bring home the stone for our benefit

  1. Attracts Love: Mother of Pearl is believed to have the power to attract happiness or love for who carries or keeps them at home.
  1. Attracts Wealth: In Oriental tradition, Mother of Pearl is believed to attract wealth and better income for person keeping it.
  1. Detox Herb: Pearls have been used by Asian royalty to prevent development of melanin, that causes pigmentation from sun and ageing. Pearl powder has been used in cosmetics by people around the world.
  1. Symbolises Feminity: Mother of Pearls help women connect to their " inner goddess" and feel the feminine energy.
  1. Calming and Centring: Mother of pearls help in calming and centring, and also nurtures faith, loyalty and purity within.

The specific, soothing vibrations of the Mother of Pearls, can rebalance deficiencies in human body to create harmony and peace. Allow the Good Luck charm to be a twinkle in your closet or be a gift of charm to someone you wish Luck in your special way.

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Breaking Rules : Be my Valentine!

Come Valentine’s day... and a stream of suggestions on how to express your love to your beloved. Some get it all... roses, gifts, and a romantic date. Yet, a few wait and sulk in disappointment. Do you wait and watch to get lucky yourself this season? Or shall we break the rule and serve ourselves to something special this Valentine’s day?

"Be my Valentine" is what women whisper to themselves this season. Love yourself more, treat yourself, and pamper the beauty in you like no one else.

StyleAura™ women break the rule of being loved this valentine’s day by loving themselves in endless ways to celebrate love.

We spent a day with one such woman, Kajal, who as a working woman juggles between the roles she has chosen, in work and personal life. A loving wife, a caring mother of two girls, a joy to be with - for her family and friends, with a demanding yet successful career, Kajal never forgets what she owes to herself!

"My journey has evolved from striving to thriving" says Kajal. She shares her strengths with others to bring more joy and positivity in her life.

As we hear from Kajal;

 "The most wonderful gift I have ever got is the gift of myself. I don’t need my partner… my spouse to make me feel special. Yes, he does so, in more than many ways, but am I incomplete without that? Well, NO."

Here we capture the woman and her way of breaking rules this Valentine’s Day to love herself in many ways.

Be you... Do you... For you…

StyleAura - Kajal - Be You, Do You, For You

In many ways, I prefer my own company, it gives me time to think.

Me time…

StyleAura - Kajal - Me Time

I am not looking for someone who has everything, I have everything I can make myself happy with.

Make Time for Yourself…

StyleAura - Kajal - Make Time for Yourself

Make yourself a priority once in a while. It's not selfish... it's a necessity.

Toast to YOURSELF!

StyleAura - Kajal - Toast to Yourself

Don't just be good to others, be good to yourself too.

Take Control…

StyleAura - Kajal - Take Control

It's your journey, you take charge and steer the wheel of your ride.

I don’t hide from myself, I love my company and I believe that I have the ability to change for the better by loving and taking care of myself.

I once read, ‘Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.’

And I am in love with my perfectly imperfect self!

LOVE YOURSELF… TODAY, TOMORROW AND ALWAYS… TOTALLY AND WITH NO EXPECTATIONS… Happy Valentine’s Day to the Woman in You.

Concept and Jewellery - StyleAura™
Model - Kajal Bahl
Photography - Anuraag Rai Kochhar

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Breaking Rules : Perfect Imperfections!

Perfection is an exhaustive, infinite paradox. Attempting perfection doesn’t promisingly ensure happiness rather, the opposite for always wishing for more.

In the world of beauty and fashion, perfection lies in the imperfect details. Be it rules of wearing a particular piece, going bold with accessories or experimental make-up. Accepting what’s natural to us is what is perfect, not striving for a desired yet pretentious standard of style and beauty.

We’ve been bound by the rules of styling one garment with matching coloured accessories, shoes and even bags. Everything, from the texture to cut of the accessory, the symmetry and colour has so far been age-old. Traditional beauty was seen in smooth finished textures of a Diamond or Gold jewellery, with symmetrical beads and placement. But, fortunately over the last few years, women and men have shown a rebellious face to these rules and opted for something experimental infusing personal styles along the way. Our style resort this New Year is adorning a piece of handcrafted necklace that revolves around imperfect natural stones.

When we say imperfect, we mean in terms of textures, colours, cuts and placement of these stones and beads in an unconventional way to bring out the charm of what was considered flawed. The evolution of fashion and beauty has seen various experimental styles off late, and we’re game for a trend that is more individualistic than ever.

If we think about relationships, only when we truly and willingly accept one’s individual style, aura, humour, expression and their flaws, can we create a harmonious, everlasting relationship, that can be cherished for the years to come. Be it lovers, friends or family, accepting person’s imperfections and eliminating judgement is what brings love between any two or more people.

Likewise, inculcating a crudely cut Druzy with asymmetrical Baruks and having the statement piece accentuate your outfit on the New Year evening is a way of showcasing that you’re not bound by the rules and age-old styling methods. You’re challenging for a more refined, tasteful life.

StyleAura - Bonding over Imperfections

StyleAura shares the story of these friends who bonded over each other’s imperfections rather gracefully, and now stand strong embracing the nature, the character of a human and a piece of stunning unconventional accessory, beautifully. They’ve guided each other, stood through the rough times, have genuinely accepted each other for who they are without a single thought on their flaws and now stand tall with their years of friendship. Celebrating the New Year with their special bond and StyleAura’s gorgeous imperfect neck pieces.

Have a look at them portraying faults in style:

StyleAura - Copper druzy pendant with druzy bead necklace StyleAura - Druzy with delicate Hasli

Rakhi portraying a bohemian style with her tie-dye, bell sleeve, off-shoulder blouse with a delicate green Druzy pendant, or for an evening cocktail look she beautifully carries the copper Druzy pendant on a sober black dress to add élan.

StyleAura - Purple bhatti stone with grey baruk pearl choker StyleAura - Silver baruk with blue agate and polki necklace

Kavita keeps it minimal with clothing and dares to go bold with accessories. Look at how she paired the purple-pink Bhatti stone choker or the azure blue asymmetrical Baruk pearls on a black dress. Finesse yet adventurous.

StyleAura - Iolite stone choker StyleAura - Mother of Pearl with grey baruk pearl necklace

Gurmeet accentuates her off-shoulder frill top with an Iolite stone choker so gorgeously, we wouldn’t be surprised if you asked one for yourself.

Taking basic all the way up, Gunngun beautifully wraps the Mother of Pearls choker with her black ensemble to illuminate elegance and panache.

StyleAura - Perfect Imperfections

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.
- Brené Brown

- Shreeya Bohra (Blogger/Writer)

Concept and Jewellery - StyleAura
Models - Gunngun Arora, Dr. Gurmeet Soni Bhalla, Kavita Pahuja, Rakhi Mutreja and Ruchi Kochhar
Photography - Anuraag Rai Kochhar

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Top 3 benefits of Aromatic Jewels

Early morning wake up alarm, cold morning and the cozy bed... hard as it gets day after another. Is there anything more magical than a deep whiff of fresh aromatic coffee at this hour to get you out of the warm bed and have you smile to this morning fragrance? Do you wish this aroma of good feeling and magical morning could last you through the whole day?

If yes, then here are 3 top reasons to dwell into Aroma Jewels, handcrafted jewellery with aroma magic of coffee beans.

  1. Stress Reliever... beyond just the good fragrance, aroma of coffee beans is directly linked to emotional center of brain that triggers warm fuzzy feelings by just sniffing alone. This leads to a mind, stress free and calm.

StyleAura - Aromatic Jewels

  1. Boosts Alertness... research shows that smelling coffee gives brain a jolt of energy without even sipping it. The aroma affects the proteins in your brain and keeps your beta brainwaves roaring. So just the aroma can beat the sleep and keep you alert for a better productive day.

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  1. Innovative Style... coffee beans as accessory adds innovation to style of a casual look for anyone who loves being close to nature. It's a statement to say, we love nature and feel the aura of fragrant beauty of nature.

"Coffee justifies the existence of the word 'aroma'" - Glen Duncan

Enjoy the aroma of life with the freshly ground heaven. Add zing to your day as you adorn the fragrant joy of the Aromatic Jewels.

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Breaking Rules : Let Colours Imitate your Emotions & Style

For years now, a put together ensemble always meant complimenting your clothing with accessories, shoes and bags that imitate the colour pantones of the clothing. It’s quite recently that women felt rebellious or desired to experiment with the concept of contrasts or what fashion likes to call ‘Colour Blocking’.

Colours activate hormones causing chemical reactions influencing emotion and enabling the body to heal. Colours play an eminent role in our life by depicting our inner emotion.

“Colours are the smiles of nature."
Leigh Hunt

In India’s traditional helm of style, women are seen pairing jewellery that match the hues of their outfits for the conventional style lessons that has prevailed for centuries. Breaking the rules ever-so-often, StyleAura challenges women to go bold. Find that we are absolutely delighted with monochrome styling, nonetheless, experimenting with contrasts and colour blocking (when 2 colours from contradicting sides of the wheel are merged or overlapped to create interesting combinations) depicts our vision of interesting, unpredictable and fresh styles, checking off the style bar.

StyleAura - Group Shot - Geetha, Shilpa and Mousumi

We’re aware it might sound intimidating and unassertive; but witness for yourself how these women fabricate truly divine looks by colour blocking their ensembles with StyleAura’s stunning neckpieces. Flaunting these sensational styles that is an extension of their vibrant personality, Geetha, Shilpa and Mousumi have carved an emotional and colourful path to how their wardrobes will look like this season.

StyleAura - Yellow Onyx with Polki

The most opted colour blocking theme is hues of blue and yellow. It can get tricky if done wrong, but let Shilpa’s beautiful style inspire yours. An eclectic Ombre Blue saree rightfully paired with a layered Mustard Yellow onyx beaded chain complimented by meenakari and gold beads at the side, for a unique yet fabulous look.

StyleAura - Blue Onyx with Polki

The ever-so-resplendent blue with strikingly bright green seems scary, doesn’t it? But the key into the fashion world is to be able to pull off a look that’s not in the books. Geetha’s Lime-Green saree teamed with a 3 layered Navy Blue onyx beaded neck piece strung with gold polkis is a total stunner, ain’t it?

StyleAura - Green Onyx with Polki

Mousumi has a rather traditional style when it comes to sarees. She paired her Maroon-White puja-saree with a dazzling Basil Green layered onyx chain with Green agate and polkis at the side. It screams élan and elegance, so perfect for those who don’t want to break the rules too much, yet want one foot crossing the line.

StyleAura - Shaded Onyx Choker with CZ Drop Pendant

Let’s give you a recipe of a printed halter dress with a beaded choker for a fool proof, risk-free outfit that will make heads turn. Or let Shilpa do so, seeing how beautifully well she has adorned her printed Blue dress along with our Purple-Pink choker with a drop down pendant.

StyleAura - Mint Green Two in One Onyx

Gladly picking up the western trend, Geetha sports a Fuchsia Pink dress paired with a gorgeous medley of Mint Green and Zaffre Blue beaded long chain, ensuing a splendid take on brunch or Sunday outfit styles.

- Shreeya Bohra (Blogger/Writer)

Concept and Jewellery - StyleAura
Models - Geetha Prem, Mousumi Kapoor and Shilpa Gupta
Photography - Rachita Atal and Rahul Rishi

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5 Reasons Rutile Quartz is calling for You

Vibration is the core of spirit,
It is the breath of life....
                                                        - Suzy Kassem

Life is a powerful energy force. It attracts what our magnetic energy field/ force envisions and resonates.

Do you attract the positive life force in your life? Do you seek an intuitive vibration for a clear vision and attract harmonious living? If yes, then Gold Rutile Quartz may be a very special find for you. Rutile Quartz has a thread/ needle like inclusion of gold within the stone, that is very powerful. The metaphysical property of the stone has the vibration that carries immense potential energy. Most of the stone comes from Madagascar or Brazil.

StyleAura - Rutile Quartz

Here are 5 reasons the stone may be calling just for you: 

  1. The metaphysical property of the stone energises the body and strengthens mind intuition.
  2. The vibrations of the stone amplifies effective and efficient healing for healers and therapists to filter negative energy.
  3. Attracts good luck and protects the wearer when out on travel trips.
  4. Enhances concentration power and prepares mind for any new challenges.
  5. Fortifies the immune system and helps in a radiant skin.

Connect, feel and vibrate the energy you desire. It's your vision and you see it with clarity and confidence you aspire.

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Breaking Rules : Urbanising Traditional Styles!

The classic misconception of style articulates one to be in a position to splurge on expensive, branded fashion and lifestyle, but that’s a baloney. Style is the science of comprehending tones, textures, fabrics, silhouettes, aesthetics and accessories, and being able to play with the same in a way that defines personal style. Style is earned.

For years we’ve been conditioned to celebrity-styles or those of fashion influencers, restraining comfort and personal preferences from the ideal definitions. With repetitive emphasis on individual sense of being and the digitalisation of our every move, acquiring a bare sense of style isn’t difficult; all the inspiration one needs is a swipe away on Instagram.

One such trend of ‘Breaking the Rules’ found its throne beautifully amongst people. What was sought to be disastrous, blossomed in rich, sensuous styles, varied creative lookbooks that has inspired millions. Rules of patterns clash, colour blocking flourished immensely, but have you broken rules with ethnic wear? A leather jacket with saree or white sneakers with sequin cape? Or maybe pair exquisite urban-chic jewellery with traditional ‘aarti’ sarees and bindis? Not yet?

In India, paralleling sarees with elegance and grace has abstained women to tweak and create more styles. It’s surprising how a piece as staple and and as versatile as a saree has yet not witnessed innovative styling; the quest is an age-old one, we’ve been trying some unusual looks, but they fade away once off the runway.

Imagine what it’d be like to wear a saree with a bob hairdo, a halter blouse and mesmerising semi-precious stone chokers? Paints a rebellious picture?
Well, Fashion loves rebels.

Look at how these three women experiment with sarees paired with handcrafted, statement neckpieces by StyleAura, accentuating their personal styles in a rather traditional ensemble.

StyleAura - Accentuating Personal Styles with Statement Neckpieces

StyleAura is a studio for the evolved. The prowess lies in crafting natural stone jewellery, vibrations of which resonate high frequency energy resulting in stunning jewellery with holistic healing benefits.

StyleAura - Long Black Onyx and Gold Baruk Neckpiece

Kasavu’s sophisticated white and gold medley has, forever now, been paired with gold jewellery resulting in a mundane look for years; get out of the box and team it with a long black Onyx and gold Baruk neckpiece adorned with a gorgeous natural druzy pendant  for a much refreshing, stunning style that’s bound to make you stand out in the crowd.

StyleAura - Silver Pearl Baruks chain with Red Agate

The combination of black and white, and on cotton has and will be everlasting. Let us highlight a tad bit of maroon-red to it, sounds good? Check out the silver pearl baruks chain donning a red agate pendant that positions the idea of cotton sarees to a dinner party, just about perfect.

StyleAura - Red Onyx with Tassel Satin Chandelier drop Choker

We believe structured sarees can be slightly tricky to pull off by every woman, given the body contours, but say you teamed it with an in-vogue shaded red onyx with tassel satin chandelier drop choker to up your fashion game in a way that hasn’t seen light yet.

StyleAura - Natural Purple Pink Druzy Choker with Gold Phulkari Beads

Coming to fluid silhouettes in vibrant pop colours, a turquoise blue with bubble-gum pink seems a risky affair. Both bright, both quirky, it could be confusing as to which one dominates. Need not worry, because ladies, it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone and experimenting. Check out how beautifully well the StyleAura’s natural purple pink druzy choker with gold phulkari beads compliments this turquoise blue satin-silk saree. And the bob hairdo gets all the heads turning.

StyleAura - 3 Layer Black Onyx Choker with Orange Baruk Choker

Liquid love, that’s what silk blends are. One could simply get on with a silk blend contemporary saree, but accentuating and adding personal style is what fashion is all about. Take a good look at the 3 layer black onyx choker embellished with orange baruk choker on this ultra chic persimmon orange saree; a promisingly breathtaking sight!

StyleAura - Green Agate Set with Gold Druzy Beads

Some women still prefer delicate, feminine colours and styles. We hear you! The idea it to blend your preferences with the ongoing trend. All the dainty hearts, flaunt an eccentric green agate set with gold druzy beads, with soft English colours, for a subdued yet sophisticated look.

StyleAura - Accentuating Personal Styles with Statement Neckpieces

Women, don’t shy away, don’t hesitate to experiment with all things pretty, all that lures you, for we can vouch that you’ll nail the look, have all heads in the room turning and have a million compliments (some even under their breaths). So, shall we break the rules?

- Shreeya Bohra (Photographer, Stylist, Writer)

Concept and Jewellery - StyleAura
Models - Kalpana Komal, Nirmala Balakrishnan and Priya Kulkarni
Photography - Shreeya Bohra
Location - Serenity

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