With a bridge championship coming to town, there’s no better time to sport hearts and diamonds on your sleeve
The finals of the 42nd World Bridge Team Championship 2015 takes place at the ITC Grand Chola tomorrow. And if that’s not reason enough to sport hearts and diamonds, then perhaps the upcoming Diwali season is. While gentlemen have options like the king of diamonds-themed socks from Hot Sox and the card-themed bomber jacket from Manish Bansal, ladies can sport hearts and spades on their ears and feet. Take your pick.
Wrap it up
Known for their exquisitely designed ties, scarves and accessories, Italian brand Roda’s latest—a scarf with a card suits print—is both stylish and practical for the winter season. Crafted from cotton-wool blend, the grey scarf comes with a short white fringe. We feel its beauty lies in its simplicity. Rs 4,973. Details: brownsfashion.com
Take the gamble
Gen-next designer, Manish Bansal, offers this bomber jacket, teamed with a half-sleeved shirt and shorts. Inspired by people in suits and the gamble of marketing, the collection features playing card motifs and uses felting as appliqué. Available in off-white and grey. Rs 11,000 for the cotton shirt (with felting around the neck), Rs 28,000 for the jacket and Rs 6,500 for the white linen shorts. At Manish Bansal Studio, New Delhi. Details: 011 43035390
You heart it
Punch up your colour-blocked attire with these red heart earrings. Designed by Manish Arora for Amrapali, the 18k yellow gold-plated pair comes with a crystal-studded textured circular head and red-and-pink enamel hanging heart motifs. Made from base metal and Swarovski crystals, it is available for Rs 6,450 at the Amrapali store, Mumbai. Details: 022 26125001
This ‘Bacall’ clutch from Kotur, designed to resemble a pack of playing cards, is a conversation starter. Crafted from slick gold-plated brass and finished with clear perspex, the compact style has a brocade-lined interior and detachable chain shoulder strap. For the evening, pair it with an all-black outfit. Rs 53,437. Details: net-a-porter.com
Head over heels
Go chic and sultry with Charlotte Olympia’s platform sandals. Versatile in design, the open-toes have luscious suede hearts tied together with two delicate leather laces. The striking red makes this pair perfect for an evening out. Rs 77,536. Details: us.charlotteolympia.com
This full-sleeved bodycon printed midi dress is from Pankaj and Nidhi’s latest House of Cards collection. Subtle yet bold, it is made from scuba fabric, with an all-over print and high neck design. Pair it with open-toe taupe heels and you can never go wrong. Rs 2,495. At the Pankaj and Nidhi boutique, New Delhi and on koovs.com. Details: 011 65455585
From designer Sreejith Jeevan’s Rouka comes this simple handwoven ecru dress. Crafted from cotton, the dress has a shirt collar and features the playing cards motifs in black on the hem. With a relaxed fit, we suggest you throw on a black biker jacket and keep it on trend. Rs 5,000 approximately. Available at Rouka, Kochi. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the king
Your feet will thank you for this pair of king of diamonds socks from Hot Sox. Funky and bold, the soft cotton blend makes a statement with its colours of red, black and white. Wear them and rule the party. Also available in grey. Rs 845.
Mayuri J Ravi