Holiday Season is a great time in the US for all kind of retailers, especially the fashion retailers. So encashing upon the opportune season, designer of Indian origin – Rachel Roy and spiritual guru of Indian origin – Deepak Chopra have collaborated on a line of Eastern-inspired, handcrafted jewelry and T-shirts that meld Rachel’s fashion expertise with Chopra’s background as a world-renowned spiritual leader.
When fashion designer Rachel Roy curated Deepak Chopra’s Law of Attraction Button, their friendship blossomed. The collection infuses western science and eastern philosophy through hand-crafted jewelry featuring precious metals such as yellow, rose and white gold with stones in the form of pendants, body chains and rings. Fine jewelry pieces from the Deepak Chopra Collection don’t come cheap and range from $325 – $495 at retail. The collection also includes three limited edition graphic tees featuring empowering slogans and artwork. But yes 100 percent of sales will be donated to the Chopra Foundation.
Both, Deepak Chopra and Rachel Roy had great things to say about each other. Chopra said, “I’m honored to collaborate with Rachel Roy for a worthy cause. Rachel is the embodiment of inner and outer beauty. When you feel that beauty in her artistic expression you know it as truth.” Rachel reciprocated by saying, “We are transformed by what we read. Deepak Chopra, one of the leading thinkers of the world, in many ways has changed my life with his words It is important for me to share his words and pass on this good energy to my girls …”
I don’t know if Kitsch, the multi-brand store owned by Sachdev sisters that recently started retailing ‘Rachel Roy’ label will bring this special collection to their stores in India.
Giuseppe Zanotti Diamanté Skull Canvas ToteThe skull trend goes on, this time on this Diamanté Skull Canvas Tote by Giuseppe Zanotti. It’s made of dark green canvas, with a camouflage pattern lurking behind the fringe-trimmed diamanté skull, and dark brown leather, red stitching, and silvertone hardware studs along the bottom to finish up the ‘tough glamour’ vibe. It also has an exposed zip-top closure, a designer-embossed padlock and key hanging off one side, and a silk/twill lining. A stylish blend between a tote bag and a messenger bag for $1,560. I am not recommending this for the wannabe bag-hags because they’ll say, “yeh toh canvas ka hai.” The key word here is fashionistas with “Esoteric” tastes!
Purple is haute! I bought a pair of purple pumps from Tod’s last fall for my lady and she looooved it. These gorgeous heeled sandals by Alberta Ferretti are simply alluring. It gives you a subtle pop of color while it’s muted shade allows for versatility with a wide range of outfits. Ferretti’s sexy monochromatic heeled sandals have a transparent net throughout and is beautifully adorned with crinoline and leather accents. These could easily be paired with a dress, skirt, a work suit and even jeans. Price: $980.
CAUTION: I would recommend you buy this heels abroad because the Ferretti licensee here are TSG and I have heard from insiders that the ‘sisters’ have the habit of wearing everything in their store and then putting them back on the racks for selling. Now you wouldn’t shell out $1000 on heels that had already been worn. Would you?