Mashooka Designs is a brand that any fashionista will crave for. Designer Aradhana Voight has started designing outfits that inherit her Indian heritage when she couldn’t find India inspired outfits two years ago. Since then, she has merged the Indian design elements with those of Western outfits, creating fabulous outfits both Indian and Western that have the same rich and realistic textures. In May of this year, she opened her new main store in her own sim, to commemorate her second anniversary as a designer and now have two wings to the store, each filled with stunning designs with Indian heritage and Western in the respective wings.
This wedding season, Aradhana created absolutely gorgeous jewelry which has its roots in royal or extremely high status Indian weddings. The gold set was first released but it has been added with a silver set to match any outfit colour or personal taste.
The gold set was originally created after a 18th century jewelry based on a movie “Jodhaa Akbar” and the detail and the intricacy of the design left me quite speechless. The whole set comprises of an amazing 16 piece set, that leaves you with almost no attachment point left without a jewelry piece. However, for those who prefer not to wear the whole set, the pieces can be purchased separately so it will also be easier to match certain pieces with Western formal outfits.
This jewelry has such history behind it, it might be worthwhile checking the brief history in Aradhana’s blog for Mashooka Designs as she has a page dedicated to this jewelry. Of course, it would be quite difficult, or rather impossible, to own such elaborate jewelry in real life, so I was so thankful that I was in SL which enabled me to even have a glimpse of what it would be like to own such grand work of craftsmanship and art.
Here I am showing both the gold-ruby set and the silver-amber set matched with different Indian outfit. The gold set is worn with a deep and rich red Indian costume that is, in itself, such a noble and grand outfit. It comes with a head veil that you can use as an option (not worn here) and I must say that it fulfilled my dream of wearing an elegant saree.
And Aradhana has jewelry as well as matching outfits for the groom too!
This silver set is worn with another Indian outfit which is equally stunning, Kativa Gharara, which comes in three colours, blue, yellow and pink. Here I am wearing the yellow one which, compared to the rich deep red of the Jodhaa Princess Gharara, has a very light and refreshing look. The two are so different although both fabulous in their own ways and both matching very well with these awesome jewelry sets.
One thing I do wish to mention aside from the gorgeous jewelry is the quality of the texture of the outfits. The very intricate and detailed pattern of Indian fabric is so well recreated here with a smooth silky feel of the material, that it will not do the outfits justice if they do get mentioned.
And for those who are thinking…..”well I won’t be wearing a saree,” there are plenty of non-Indian outfits too in which Aradhana makes use of the same skills she has used to create these.
Red outfit with gold jewelry:
Saree: Mashooka Designs, Jodhaa Princess Gharara
Jewelry: Mashooka Designs, Jodhaa Rajput Jewels
Hair: Allure by Sparkle Skye, Princessa Hair (black)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple “Redgrave”
Yellow outfit with silver jewelry:
Saree: Mashooka Designs, Kativa Gharara
Jewelry: Mashooka Designs, Royal Rajput (silver-amber) Jewelcase
Hair: Exxess Designs, Nerd (black)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple “Chokh Tepa”
Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, CEO & Top Model for Evane Model Agency, Modavia Super Model and Top Model of Boulevard Agency and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.