A fling with bling

It gives me ample joy to be the bearer of bling news. After the minimalist aesthetic catalysed by the last two years, the world of vanity is in for a ‘C’ change (pardon me, English nerds). C connoting Crystal. To support my opinions, is a constellation of design houses. Some of these design conglomerates are demanding the stars in the sky from clients to acquire their star-studded creations (the iconic Balenciaga Hourglass bag with rhinestones has a price tag of $6,850, 5.5 lakh rupees give or take). The good news is that we’ve featured a variety of star-studded pieces (almost) across different budgets.
Although these crystal bags make the ideal accessory for a night out, they definitely don’t have to be limited to just red carpet events or evening soireés. Pairing them with muted monotones and relaxed silhouettes proves to be a refreshing twist. Casual overalls with the OTT arm candy can be pulled off during the day too.
The contemporary L.A.-based label Cult Gaia has dolled out a sensuous number. Their Hera Shoulder is crafted from eye-catching Shell Pink rhinestone and exudes femininity and grace with a knotted shoulder strap. It’s slouchy yet sexy. Very sexy. It’s delightful to see a bling rendition of Cult Gaia which is usually known for structure and geometry. The frosted handheld Hera bag is the perfect addition to add some Gaia sparkle to your life. It is available on Ajio (e-commerce) from a price ranging from Rs. 35,000 to 40,000. The Prada Re-Edition has been on the coveted list since its debut in 2020. The glittering crystal-embellished piece gives a relief texture to make a stunning impact.
Bottega Veneta’s ‘Jodie’ bag is reimagined in a mini silhouette that’s dripping with delectable crystals. It’s crafted in a soft crescent shape punctuated by the knotted shoulder strap. The interior of the bag, given its size, does not disappoint. It can accommodate vanity essentials easily. The price of the Jodie is on request and is available in Bottega Venetta stores worldwide. High street American brand Steve Madden’s BNOBLE-C is not only eye candy but roomy too. It is encased in a sparkling rhinestone exterior with interchangeable straps that double up as a crossbody or purse. The silver colour shoulder bag comes at a price of Rs 11,999.
The Mini Valentino Garavani VSLING handbag is entirely covered in rhinestones with the VLogo Signature closure. The bag can be worn as a crossbody thanks to its extendable shoulder strap, or carried by hand thanks to its handle. It comes with a magnetic closure with logo encrusted in Swarovski®️ crystals. Closer home designer label, Outhouse, is a force to reckon with. Their Furbie collection imbues drama with its brilliant rhinestones. Global icon Priyanka Chopra was sporting the Gold Rush Furbie while on her short stint in Mumbai recently (her stellar visage was styled by  ace stylist Ami Patel). The Furbie is available at Outhouse stores across the country for Rs. 23,950.
This is a great indication that “Bling it on” is the fashion mantra of the season.
Our trend report suggests there has been a noticeable change from austerity to prosperity. How long will this obsessive fling with bling last ? Let’s wait and watch.

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