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Jewellery goes out of the box

Earrings, neckpieces and bracelets are passé. The fashion industry across the globe, and now in India, is giving these integral elements an edgy twist, with palm cuffs, midi rings and back necklaces. Watch out for these, as they make heads turn, on and off India’s ramps.

A metallic scarf by Mrinalini Chandra. Pic/Satyajit Desai
A metallic scarf by Mrinalini Chandra. Pic/Satyajit Desai

Statement collar by Outhouse. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Statement collar by Outhouse. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

Naomi Watts at Cannes. Pic/AFP
Naomi Watts at Cannes. Pic/AFP

Body Jewellery
Suhani Pittie

We loved Suhani Pittie’s ethnic yet contemporary version of body jewellery at fashion week earlier in the city. Pic/Shadab Khan

Body chains

Body chains look great when worn over a single-coloured outfit or on the beach.
Cost Rs 600
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Midi rings
Rihanna

Rihanna sporting midi rings. The singer who isn’t shy of shedding her clothes has also been seen sporting body chains with her bikinis several times. Pic/AFP

If you like it then put a ring on it, we say put more than one of these midi rings.
By Radhika Agrawal
Cost Rs 1,950
At Sapphire, Colaba.

By Aditi Bhatt
Cost Rs 750
Log on to: www.aditibhatt.com

Palm cuff
Sarah Jessica

Known for her style statements, actress Sarah Jessica Parker is seen sporting a palm cuff. Pic/AFP
While it might be cumbersome for some, yet palm cuffs surely look good. This Outhouse piece is a conversation starter.
Cost Rs 9,500
At Minerali, Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Call 26486934

Hand harness

Hand harness
Sofia Vergara

Actress Sofia Vergara wearing not one but two hand harnesses or chains. pic/afp

Hand harness by Maithili Kabre

Cost Rs 6,500
Log on to www.maithilikabre.com

Showstoppers, all the way
Maang tikas

Maang tikas and maatha pattis have come a long way from being bridal wear to music festival must-haves. This fierce piece by Manish Arora for Amrapali is a must-buy.
Cost Rs 19,250
Log on to www.tribebyamrapali.com

If ear cuffs are too much for you, try earbands.
ear cuffs
Cost Rs 2,000
Log on to www.tribebyamrapali.com

Double-sided earrings

We have been eyeing these Dior double-sided earrings (on Deepika Padukone) for a while.

Sonam Kapoor

Several celebrities including Emma Watson, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez have been spotted wearing different versions of this style. Sonam Kapoor is seen wearing a tribal version of this earring.

Deepika Padukone

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