Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"It's a Wrap" ( Be Bold with the Latest Trends)

Years ago in Africa and still today, women wear head wraps to represent their people. They wear many styles that are displayed in bold, bright colors to represent different meanings in their culture and to boost spiritual strength. Men wore head wraps to represent status and wealth. Now head wraps are worn amongst all Americans all over the world both by men and women.

They can also be seen in other countries such as Asia, India, and Afghanistan. Even some parts of Jamaica men are known for wearing head gear or turbans. In East India, the turban symbolizes faith. Different colors have different meanings, for example, white (pure) the most holy and green represents paradise. So you see head wraps have been around for thousands of years and will continue to be apart of our fashion trends for many years to come.

Finishing touches

From bold to neutral earth tone colors, make a statement with the right head piece. Polish off your look with your favorite scarf as a head accessory.

 To have the perfect wrap is to tuck as you go to make sure it is tight, secure on your head. Be creative,have fun and start your masterpiece. First place the scarf or fabric where you want to wear it,tie a knot as tight as you can handle it.Then twist,braid one end of the scarf in any direction you would like. Remember to tuck and wrap as you go to make sure its tight. Then you can put it into a bun or a design; whatever you want to do.Once you have that end secure start on the other end the same way. After you have both pieces in place, go back and make sure you have every piece of fabric tucked away. Now go and make a statement!! Enjoy

Style by J. Ali
In-House Stylist for Luxor Couture

"I don't follow trends; I make them!"


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Handbags & Clutches & Purses... Oh, My!!

Don't you just love handbags!?  I know that many of you out there share this addiction.  If you have bought a purse and it is still in your closet...with the tags on.... Join the club. I used to be into designer bags, like Coach, Juicy Couture and even LV.  You walk down the street and you get to feel really special when someone says, " I like that purse", because they know you have spent $300-$700 for it. If you walk the streets of Atlanta, you will see many designers purses; some real and some Real Fake. 

Nothing beats being original and one-of-a-kind.  Luxor Couture specializes in the exotic.  We have a huge collection of handbags, purses and clutches.  Now that I have my own boutique, I love shopping (another addiction) for unique and exotic bags.  My favorite materials are fur (sorry PEDA), leather,mudcloth and bright African fabric. So come on all you handbag addicts and get your fix at LUXOR COUTURE.
Made in Mali

Cow horn and hide

Silky Dashiki Print


3 looks in one

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fulani Earrings $40.00 (Extra Large, Jumbo) luxorcouture.com

Fulani earrings are one of the most talked-about and sought after pieces of jewelry from Africa. When you walk into a room, they make an instant impression with their glimmering, twisted appearance. Hand-crafted in Mali, the Fulani gold is actually twisted bronze but was believed to be gold by the Fulani people for some time. The bronze is hammered until it is nearly paper thin, and then twisted to create the intricate look of the earrings. Since these are so popular, it’s hard to keep them in stock, especially since there are only a few people who make these now.

The Fulani earrings are created by Fulani craftsmen in Mali. One of the largest groups of nomadic herders in Africa, the Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. The design has been worn for centuries, and it wasn’t uncommon to see women wearing these type of earrings with red rope around the post of the earrings to try and help alleviate the heaviness of pure gold. The women would typically get these earrings as a present on their wedding day, or on another special occasion.

Luxor Couture is a boutique that specializes in Fulani earrings. They have Fulani earrings starting from the baby Fulani earrings, all the way up to what they call the "Mother Load"  They can even recreate the look of   Authentic Fulani earrings with the red thread without stretching your earlobes.