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2012 Emmys Inspired Fashion – New Girl, Girls, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire

Is it just us, or are there a lot of fashionable women on Emmy nominated shows this year? From Zooey Deschanel and Christina Hendricks to Kelly MacDonald and Jemima Kirke, these women not only give stellar performances, they each have very distinct style sense that we love. Here are some Luxemi looks inspired by these ladies’ iconic, Emmy-worthy performances.

Zooey Deschanel – Jess Day, The New Girl

2012 Emmys Primetime style Zooey Deschanel

Whether it’s a quirky tuxedo manicure or a vintage peplum waist gown, Zooey Deschanel’s fashion choices always echo the singer-actress’ funky retro vibe. And the same goes for Jess Day in “The New Girl.” Our pick for Zooey and her quirky New Girl counterpart is this 1960s-inspired Turquoise Saree with White Patterns. The white paisley gives this darling chiffon saree just the right hint of retro to mirror Zooey’s style.

Christina Hendricks – Joan Harris, Mad Men 

Madmen inspired Indian fashion saree salwar suit

The big surprise of the 2012 Primetime Emmys nominations is that Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant was snubbed for the first time in the show’s five seasons. Still, there’s no denying the strong style that she outfits Christina Hendricks in to convey Joan Harris’ power and sex appeal. This Coral Wrap by Nikasha has a wrap fit that would accentuate Joan’s curves and undeniable 1960s flair. And the fact that it’s in Joan’s signature red makes it an even better fit for Sterling Cooper Draper’s sultry office manager.

Kelly MacDonald – Margaret Schroeder, Boardwalk Empire

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We love how Margaret’s style evolved in the second season of “Boardwalk Empire,” turning her from a modest (yet still chic) housewife into a sophisticated fashionista who embraces the era’s elaborate flapper style. This gorgeous, coppery Net Saree with Beaded Applique channels the era’s penchant for beading and shimmer while still reflecting the sophistication of Margaret and Irish actress Kelly MacDonald.

Jemima Kirke – Jessa, Girls

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No show this year has captured the twenty-something culture quite like HBO’s “Girls.” Each of the show’s girls has a distinct style, making it difficult for us to pick a favorite from this New York City foursome, but there’s something about ultra Bohemian Jessa that we’re definitely feeling. To portray Jessa’s eclectic, funky style, Jemima Kirke wears everything from oversized bangles and unconventional earrings and pairs them with flowing pants and feather-embellished coats. To put an Indian spin on Jessa’s style, we love these artful Kashmiri Kundan Wrap Around Earrings paired with this bold Turquoise Lotus Bracelet with Sapphires.

Whether it’s Jessa’s hip, eclectic edge or Margaret’s flapper flair, Luxemi can help you capture all the television the fashion statements you just can’t live without. We can’t wait to see which of these ladies wins big on the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet.

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Amazing Spider-Man Premiere – Emma Stone Fashion with an Indian Spin

Between her endless press events for the Amazing Spider-Man (which hits theatres July 3) and her Vogue magazine cover, Emma Stone has quickly become this summer’s “it” fashion girl. Here’s how to weave a little Indian influence into the five most talked about looks from Emma’s Amazing Spider-Man premieres.

Emma Stone in Bottega Veneta, Amazing Spider-Man Rome Premiere

Indian inspired Emma Stone fashion

Do you love the peplum waist and glamorous green and bronze print on this Bottega Veneta Fall 2012 gown? Luxemi’s Silk Saree with Bronze Zari will give you the same coppery shine and sophisticated tribal vibe as Emma’s Rome premiere look.

Emma Stone in Dolce & Gabbana, Amazing Spider-Man Madrid Premiere

Indian fashion inspired by Emma Stone

Emma’s funky twist on the knit dress won major accolades at the Amazing Spider-Man premiere in Madrid. You’ll look just as eclectic and fabulously floral in our delicate Handknit Flower and Rich Pearl Saree with blossom motifs budding around its borders.

Emma Stone in Andrew Gn, Amazing Spider-Man Germany Premiere

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We’re head over heels for the unique plunging neckline and modern shape of the white Andrew Gn suit-inspired dress Emma wore to the film’s Germany premiere. Luxemi’s White Satin and New Suit with Pearl Embroidery has a clean, tailored look and an artful, surprising neckline that make this luxurious Indian suit Red Carpet worthy.

Emma Stone in Gucci, Amazing Spider-Man Paris Premiere

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This gothic Gucci gown is definitely one of the most talked-about looks from Emma’s Amazing Spider-Man promotional tour. We’re loving everything from the sheerly stunning Gucci Fall 2012 gown itself all the way down to the dark lipstick and 1920s-inspired hair. For a daring, night-ready saree with translucent detailing, Luxemi’s pick is this Net Saree with Buttas and Sequins.

Emma Stone in Elie Saab, Amazing Spider-Man London Premiere

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After all the glamorous gowns, it was refreshing to see Emma Stone wearing this sequined separates look from one of our favorite designers, Elie Saab. Try pairing our Black Sequined Stretch Satin Blouse by Kavita Bhartia with a pair of high-waisted black trousers and a metallic belt to capture the sophistication of Emma’s Elie Saab separates.

Which Emma Stone looks have made your Best Dressed list this summer? We love to hear what celebrity trends make their way into your Indian wardrobe!

– Swathi Narra, Luxemi co-founder

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Summer 2012 White Dress Trend – Get The Look

Up until now, Summer 2012 has been all about the florals, neons, and embellished midriff blouses. That’s why the crisp white dresses we’re seeing on celebs and runways are such a breath of fresh air. Here’s a glimpse of the white dress trend at its best, as worn by Luxemi co-founder and style maven Swathi Narra.

Indian spin on summer white color fashion trends

It’s impossible to miss the flurry of white in Summer 2012 collections, with Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney and Diane Von Furstenberg all taking a reprieve from neons and florals to send white-hot gowns down the runway. Celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman have all rocked white dresses this summer to keep their look light and fresh, both on and off the Red Carpet.

1920s inspired Indian salwar wedding wear Great Gatsby style

Want to emulate the white trend? Just follow Swathi’s lead. When our resident fashionista needed a summery wedding outfit, she knew exactly what to wear: Luxemi’s stunning White and Silver Gota Angrakha Salwar. The salwar has a delicate pearl border and ribbon motifs that give it a definite 1920s vibe, and Swathi played up the look’s flapper qualities by pairing it with layered pearl strand necklaces and floral motif earrings. To get the look, try wearing this salwar with Luxemi’s Lotus with Pearl Ball Earrings, and a set or two of these Layered Pearl Necklaces by Kenneth Jay Lane.

1920s inspired Indian fashion accessories Great Gatsby flapper style

To polish off your “less is more” look, choose a soft, neutral-tone lipstick. Luxemi’s favorite is the Nars Orgasm Multiple, which has a peachy hue and a hint of gold shimmer. (Want to take the look a step further? Check out the rest of the gorgeous Nars Orgasm cosmetic line!)

Whether you’re attending a wedding or want to make a soft summer statement, a simple white dress is the perfect way to reflect your fresh, sophisticated side. Want more fashion inspiration? Check out our collection of white sarees and salwars, and watch for our new accessory line, coming to our Luxe fans this summer!  

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Summer 2012 Trend – Sweet as Sorbet Pastel Colors

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Ever since Diane Kruger wowed the Cannes Film Festival crowd last week in her mint green Giambattista Valli gown, the world has been hooked on sugary-sweet sorbet hues. From Versace to Louis Vuitton and Philip Lim to Elie Saab, some of Luxemi’s favorite designers are hitting a refreshing note with sorbet-inspired color palates. Here’s how to add Indian flavor to this luscious look!

Pastel colors Indian inspired saree salwar fashion runway 2012 summer

Our first glimpse of sorbet-inspired looks was this summer 2012 ad campaign from Louis Vuitton. We’re loving how the designer went super literal, with models wearing lemon yellows, mint greens and strawberry pinks while kicking their feet up in an old-school ice cream parlor.

sorbet colors summer 2012 runway fashion indian inspired sarees salwars

And then there’s the Elie Saab collection, which features the designer’s signature gorgeous dresses in hues spanning from bubblegum pink to pale blueberry to lemon yellow. Our favorites are the gowns that mix cross-hatching with floral motifs to create a collage of textures — it’s a style that makes these sorbet hues even more delicious to the eyes.

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We all know that the saree and salwar silhouettes are the perfect blank canvas for any color under the sun, but for summer 2012, there’s no Indian style note more essential than the sorbet colored saree or salwar. For a softer look, we’re loving this whimsical Peach Anarkali with Zari and Gota Work (which makes us want to run to the closest gelato shop) and this refreshing yellow Crystal and Thread Embellished Saree (which has us dreaming of lemon sorbet).

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Mint is definitely the hottest sorbet color of the summer and looks gorgeous on any skin tone! Luxemi’s Tonal Anarkali with Floral Gota Work is the best of both worlds: It has that sweet sorbet vibe we’ve been craving and the flower prints that are trending right now. With intricate gold gota floral work and soft ombré dying, this look hits the perfect balance between ornate and airy.

pastel colors indian inspired runway fashion summer 2012

Think sorbet colors are for the timid? Think again. Punchy separates are all over the summer 2012 lines from designers like Ralph Lauren and Philip Lim, and celebs like Rihanna have been rocking the sorbet color blocking trend ever since. Check out Rihanna’s high-waist Tangerine Tango pants and her cutoff plum shirt for a little inspiration. Luxemi’s Coral Angrakha Salwar with Velvet and Gota Embellishments features the same tropical colors (think: plum and orange sorbet!), plus lush borders embellished with intricate threading and contrast stitching.

What’s the moral of this color story? Sorbet colors are a fabulous way to freshen up your Summer 2012 wardrobe. Luxemi has a saree or salwar in every flavor you’re craving!

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Stella McCartney Resort Wear 2012 – Hawaiian Print Is Chic Again

Not too long ago, the Hawaiian shirt occupied a special place in the unfashionable zone, somewhere in the realm of mommy jeans and the tacky Christmas sweater. Not anymore! In Stella McCartney’s Spring 2012 Resort Wear line, the celebrity designer gives the Hawaiian print a long-awaited makeover. Palm trees, sunsets and island florals have never looked so chic.

Said Stella of her Spring 2012 Resort Wear line, “All this color and print is about exciting and re-energizing people, and it’s nice for everyone to see that you can actually enjoy and live in these clothes.” We get where she’s coming from, because her resort line has wearable, casual island style written all over it.

Indian sarees inspired by Stella McCartney resort wear

The looks we love most in Stella’s collection are the ones that mix Hawaiian prints with bold stripes. What’s her standout outfit? This pairing of an orange, red and blue striped poncho with tiny Hawaiian print shorts. Only Stella could make mixing silhouettes, proportions and patterns seem so effortless. We’re also loving the collection’s full, ankle-length striped skirt, which has an easy-breezy line perfect for the beach or an afternoon out. Couple that with a casual short-sleeve Hawaiian floral shirt, and you’ve got 21st Century comfy chic vacation wear.

Stella McCartney florals Hawaiian print celebrity trend pants

Stella’s line has been a big hit on and off the runway, with the most notable celeb fan being new mom Beyoncé. She recently rocked the collection’s high-waisted, form-fitting floral pants during a day outing, pairing the pants with bright yellow heels and a black blouse to make the look all her own.

Hawaiian print celebrity trend Indian inspired fashion spring summer 2012

Want to capture the summery island style of Stella McCartney’s collection? Luxemi’s Red and Pink Print Satin Saree by Satya Paul features a vibrant Hawaii-inspired print that makes the saree silhouette resort ready. Like Stella’s prints, Satya Paul’s digital Hawaiian pattern features gorgeous flowers blooming all over luxurious, lightweight silk. It’s a must have look for all Luxe fans this summer!

Whether you’re going on a tropical getaway or just want to infuse a little island spirit into your wardrobe, Luxemi has chic takes on Hawaiian prints to put you in the summer spirit. Will you be rocking your Luxemi saree on any of your upcoming vacations? We’d love to see pics!

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