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