In conversation with Madhumita, Founder of CheerKart.com.

In conversation with Madhumita, Founder of CheerKart.com.  http://conflatingvisions.com/2016/02/in-conversation-with-madhumita-arolker-founder-of-cheerkart/

In Conversation with Madhumita Arolker, Founder of CheerKart

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Stoles and You: 5 Stole Styling Tips

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Stoles, Scarves and Shawls are totally synonymous with each other for today’s fashionistas. While it may be surprising to know that the three little words above owe their ancestry to different places, at different times and for different purposes. Stoles are believed to have found its origin during the biblical times where Jesus used to clean his disciples feet with it and then it started being used by the priests. Scarves were used by Roman men to keep clean from the sweat in warm weather while shawls were woven on Pashmina by the Kashmiris in the 1600s to keep warm.  One thing common in them was that they were all used by men initially.

Now that women realized that the three S’s could be gracefully used by them, they also innovated new styling techniques with these accessories.

Let’s discuss the top 5 ways to use the three S’s in order…

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Stoles and You: 5 Stole Styling Tips

Stoles, Scarves and Shawls are totally synonymous with each other for today’s fashionistas. While it may be surprising to know that the three little words above owe their ancestry to different places, at different times and for different purposes. Stoles are believed to have found its origin during the biblical times where Jesus used to clean his disciples feet with it and then it started being used by the priests. Scarves were used by Roman men to keep clean from the sweat in warm weather while shawls were woven on Pashmina by the Kashmiris in the 1600s to keep warm.  One thing common in them was that they were all used by men initially.

Now that women realized that the three S’s could be gracefully used by them, they also innovated new styling techniques with these accessories.

Let’s discuss the top 5 ways to use the three S’s in order to give you a different look every time:

Sport a killer biker’s look: Team up an artistic stole with a white half sleeves T-shit and blue denim. Wear your high-neck brown moots and do not forget to wear that attitude without which no look is complete…Your aviator sunglasses would definitely complement the attire..

A Formal Corporate look: What works better than a pure silk stole neatly draped around your neck on a business suit? A pair of stilettos, a stone studded silver watch and silver ear studs would add to the glory.

A desi girl look: Well, there’s a difference between a desi girl look and the so called “behenji” look and I’m sure all you girls out there would agree with me! It all depends on how you carry the yourself in that attire…Always remember, we do not accessorize to hide anything but to accentuate our style quotient…therefore stop wearing a stole because you are told that you have to…wear it in style and wear it your way in the color combination you feel is right for your kurti or salwar kameez…My personal style is Pure Cotton kurti in a pastel shade on blue denim with a bright color stole or a shawl (my favorite would be a stole with with mural paintings) draped around my neck (some of my draping styles mentioned below)..I don’t mind carrying  a bright colored scarf instead of a stole with this attire… 😉

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Of course a beat the winters look: This is one of my most favorite looks but Alas! Hardly get a chance to flaunt this one..Hardly any winters in Goa. A chequered woollen shawl around your head and shoulders with your black long coat and high boots with black wayfarers is the smartest of all the looks. Check it out the next time if you already haven’t.

A casual matter-of-fact look: A shawl can be very handy if you are stepping into a theatre or a shopping mall or even offices as the centralized Air conditioning is not customized to suit everyone’s needs..So why carry the shawl in your bag for such times? Just drape it around yourself casually and be a head turner for your beautiful collection and your unique style..

I feel there’s no good or bad style, it’s all about how you carry yourself around. Don’t forget to wear that smile with attitude…

Style tip: Infuse art in your style and that speaks volumes about your personality in unspoken words…

 

Wondering what is Art without Utility? Crochet Products are Tailor-Made for you.

Often we appreciate artistic stuff and simply stop at that, it’s because we feel that art has its own space and therefore doesn’t really matter beyond making a gesture of appreciation. If you are caught with that kind of imagination, perhaps it’s time to look around for some of the most amazing things happening around the native art, culture and traditional stuff. For instance, many of the unique corporate gifts are exclusively designed with crochet, they don’t fail to impress.

Crochet Visiting Card Holder

Crochet Visiting Card Holder

Crochet File holder

Crochet File holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet Stationary Holders

Crochet Stationary Holders

Crochet Paper Weights

Crochet Paper Weights

 

 

 

 

 

These are highly desirable and premium choice products that are professionally used for routine purposes. Some are popular and fast moving, crochet visiting card holders, crochet pen stand and crochet pen toppers are among the best.

Crochet Pen Stand

Crochet Pen Stand

Crochet Pen toppers

Crochet Pen toppers

They virtually replace the paper made products which is considered as yet another matured step towards creating eco friendly business environment by several proactive corporate houses. In the past, they showed their inclination towards recycled and handmade paper products over manufactured plastic and today there is more scope with crochet products.

Crochet Photo Frame

Crochet Photo Frame

Your choice of crochet photo frames, crochet key rings and crochet mobile covers will also make a clear statement, suggesting your commitment towards healthy eco systems.

Crochet Mobile Pouch

Crochet Mobile Pouch

Crochet Mobile Pouch

Crochet Mobile Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra comforts, longevity and stylish appeal are the ultimate advantages you can’t resist either. Not surprisingly, crochet on the spot gifts has become a new trend for obvious reasons.

Crochet Fridge Magnets

Crochet Fridge Magnets

Crochet Coasters

Crochet Coasters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking about crochet, you may never want to resist the temptation of owning more and that way you will have a great collection to share it with your friends and loved ones. Moreover it’s a genuine art one may never cease to admire; you can very well make it a part of your lifestyle preferences.

Crochet Multipurpose Wall Hanging

Crochet Multipurpose Wall Hanging

Crochet Minions

Crochet Minions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out CheerKart, an inspiring platform for unique ideas and artistic value. Every tad of a crochet collection you would love for yourself is just a click away.

What is it about Kutch and its craftmanship?

It is more than fascinating to know some of the finest details about Indian art and culture that invariably has the footprints of an artistic imagination. Handicraft and embroidery are key aspects of our rich, traditional and native practices, which are now finding their place in the modern day fashion and lifestyle scenarios. Talking about hand embroidered products is shallow and incomplete without reflecting up on the Kutch Handicraft products, mirror work blouses, sling bags and potlis represent the uniqueness of Kutch’s landscape of innovation.

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People familiar with ancient handicraft practices often credit the introduction of mirror work to the creative thinking of Kutch craftsmen. It is their passion for brighter colors, flashy and attractive outfits that is often remembered as the real inspiration behind many awe inspiring designs. Tote bags and party clutches or purses are some of the relatively recent editions of the same genera.

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If you are wondering what really differentiates Kutch Handicraft from other traditional handicraft products, the answer lies in the nature of products itself. These are regular utility products you can wear and carry along which is different from the ones that are used for mere display or to enrich your home décor. Kutch is an integral facet of Gujarat and not surprisingly its culture is reflected in the fashion sense of Gujarati people, and the same culture is appreciated by the people of neighboring states. You will also appreciate the growing empathy with products and solutions that redefine the regional identities.

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Did you know the significance of Mirror work in Kutch embroidery? Well since its an artwork from the deserts, only mirror signals work around the year and can save lives if one is lost in its vastness. It’s the ancient S.O.S. system that still works. Interesting, isnt’t it ?

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Now that you want to explore more Kutch Handicraft collections, you can very well do it at the comfort of your home. Check out CheerKart, a premium and reliable online store dedicated for traditional artistic products, you can always vouch for an inspiring collection.

Visit http://www.cheerkart.com to avail of the flat 20% December Frenzy discount offer. Hurry!

 

 

3 Things that make a celebrity look the way she does ….

Whats so special about a celebrity? Fame, looks, popularity etc.

Lets look at it this way:

  1. It’s mostly about what she thinks about herself and how much she believes in  what she does
  2. The confidence exudes in her personality giving her an edge over the mediocre
  3. The clothes she wears and the way she grooms herself up

If we start from point no.3, its not that difficult to get there step by step. These day its really easy to get the most fashionable dresses at the most affordable pricing at the click of a mouse.

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There are a lot of amazing year end offers online. visit http://bit.ly/1HHKFgO for one of the best online deals available. Use coupon code CKCHRIS15 to get a 20% discount on the already amazing prices.

December Frenzy

Be Happy ! Believe in yourself as you are a celebrity in your own domain…..Spread the Cheer!

Love Bengal Handloom? Here’s why its Heritage is admired by all generations…

The uniqueness in Bengali way of going about festivals and special occasions is always identified with traditional overtones which can be simply referred to as part of the rich heritage of Bengal. Talking about Bengal’s heritage and isolating handloom designs and creations is as good as shifting the entire focus away from Bengal itself. Though no amount of scholarship can justifiably explain the origins of such a rich culture, our generation is blessed to retain the best of Bengal’s heritage through handlooms.

Shopping for your choice of Handpainted Sarees or Pure Cotton Sarees is another kind of excitement that captures every woman’s imagination.

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You will always end up finding something more appealing, Handwoven Sarees for instance haven’t failed to impress many for years. Any reference to Pure Silk often takes our imagination towards Bengal and rightly so the amazing range of silk saree collections including Matka Silk, Sonamukhi Silk and Tassar Silk have always kept the heritage alive. It also goes beyond any doubt that Bengal handloom is not just about quality material, but its essence lies in the artistic work that is absolutely creative. Great sense of creativity blend with traditional identities is encrypted through concepts like Baluchari, Naksha Border and Batik Print.

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It is quite natural for anyone to imagine why Bengal handloom creations are admired across the world and loved by all generations, the diversity within speaks for itself. The thriving handloom industry has also risen to its new heights with the emergence of e-commerce solutions and online shopping avenues.

Explore more varieties of authentic Bengal handlooms and sarees at www.cheerkart.com; it’s the dream destination for your choice of Indian ethnic wear, Jewellery and Handicrafts.