What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Hello again…

Glitter in gold with this golden satchel bag and cropped tux jacket. Both available on www.trovea.com

Glitter in gold with this golden satchel bag and cropped tux jacket. Both available on www.trovea.com

That’s how the saying goes! We know we’ve been away for a while, and where? Well, we’re not in Vegas, but we’ve been to a bunch of other places. and there’s way too much excitement at TROVEA to hide!! For all our early supporters that have signed up to our pre-launch, you would’ve already been shopping with us on our beta access. And we’ve already delivered to a whopping 7 countries in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia – all from designers outside of their countries. Whoah, but that’s what we’re all about!

TROVEA is live as of today (www.trovea.com), but will be announced next week. But for those readers following our blog you’ll get a headstart. With emerging designers too many countries to list, do you fancy something from New York? Maybe a little more exotic from New Delhi? Latin fever with a piece from Uruguay. Come and discover them all. Yes, you can probably tell, we’re psyched.

And here’s a little teaser to start off with. We might not be in Vegas but we have put together a few things that you could pick up on TROVEA if you wanted to make a lasting impression, and leave it there.



GOLD CROPPED TUX JACKET, by Myth and Ritual, New York:


From my trove to yours,


Runway Styles You Would Never Guess Were Eco

jr_eg-02-wJohanna Riplinger,a Parisian designer but a global citizen on many levels, both literally and ethically. With American and German roots, French Flair, and Indian passion, you’re likely to pick up Johanna’s beautiful pieces without even asking about her story – but if you did, you’d wear her pieces with overwhelming pride. Johanna’s latest collection, inspired by her theme for the season “Immersion” are feminine and flowy, stylish and statement, yet practical, comfortable and surprisingly ethical. Johanna’s passion oversteps just style as the main driver behind her work, a passion for natural ecological materials and a preservation of the environment. Her fabrics are all natural, from only the best sources, as are her dyes. “If you’ve ever been to India, you probably got a beautiful garland to wear when going to a temple. The flowers from those garlands are handpicked and processed to create the dye used for the dress, and you won’t believe it but the process actually cleans the water, a reverse of the contamination of typical dyeing techniques”. With gorgeous use of silks, consumers may overlook the drop in use of natural silks for other fake-silk lookalikes, but Johanna refuses to forego her values, and does so in beautiful classics that will find a home and not just a temporary parking spot in any wardrobe.

Welcome Fall, Peek-A-Boo Lace

autumn black lace orange pumpkin    black lace peek-a-boo mini dress low necklineblack lace top

vintage lace dress train pink coral beige


Some reserve lace for under their outfits, but we think lace deserves to be on top – and what better time than sultry autumn! We vote for peek-a-boo lace. Use sparingly, and let it complement your outfit instead of overtake it. A strip on a vintage trunk, bits waved into a flowing skirt, or just some feminine coverage for a deep dive neckline or open back dress. Lace is ace! At least in our books.

Tartan – beyond the kilt…

Sheepish tartan

Tartan’s taking over as the go-to print of the season, but the question is: yay or nay? It’s all about pulling it off right, it us a checkered print after all. We say pair tartan with an ubercasual stylish piece like a cap or torn jeans to keep it trendy. Otherwise, just keep the Scottish staple tartan as it is meant to be, worn classic, or discreetly lined.

From my trove to yours, Tara

Tara writes for TROVEA, the online destination to discover emerging designers from around the world


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The Stacked Club

stacked matte silver necklaces dylan lex

We’re definitely joining the stacked necklace club, especially if it means we can make a white t-shirt and jeans look dressy These silver necklaces from Dylan Lex, and all of her other stuff, would have to be one of our favorites. That in addition to the great ways they style their accessories, we’re obsessed!

From my trove to yours, Tara

Tara writes for TROVEA, the online destination to discover emerging designers from around the world


Winter Bare

bareback, sweater, winter, beige, knit

Incoming winter’s leave us yearning with summer standards, one of them being showing some skin. Most of us shelve our bare-it skin routines and most of our skin in the dark until the next time the sun shines over enough warmth to call it spring. But it tends to be warm still, the second you’re indoors, so why not still bear some skin. A sweater like this under your jacket means the second it is warm enough outdoors, or in, you can “take it off!” and show some bare back, and that slowly decaying tan you worked so hard last summer on (or just topped up at the tanning salon!). It’s casual, unpretentious, and very subtle. A great way to pull the Winter Bare look this winter.


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Barefoot Bling

feet accessories ankle bracelet barefoot bling

Well, I guess there aren’t too many of us who insist on being barefoot very often, but there are occasions that call for dress code sans-footwear. Think yacht-party, beach bash, or that OCD friend who insists no-one-enter-her-home-without-shoes-off-’s party. And you dread that idea of showing so much skin…on your feet! Well how about accessorizing those extremities, and we love these foot chain ankle bracelet accessories that go ankle to toe. Divine, trendy and just different! For the next time you’re faced with that daunting must… be barefoot, but not quite bare!

From my trove to yours, Tara

Tara writes for TROVEA, the online destination to discover emerging designers from around the world



The Convertible


We’re all about the convertible backpack or rucksack. How many times have you wished you didn’t have to keep lugging that handbag on your shoulder, or had it fall off while your hands were filled with shopping bags (albeit carrying your newly bought handbags). Or gone to a concert where you wish you could bounce around without having another bounceroo carving into your shoulder.

You wouldn’t dare be caught with the usual backpacks but how about a convertible leather handbag? Carry it on your shoulder, but then tadaaa, converts into a backpack as and when needed. That’s what we call (functional) style! Carry it right!

From my trove to yours, Tara

Tara writes for TROVEA, the online destination to discover emerging designers from around the world


The Shining: Fashion Sequel



Fall is just around the corner and it’s never too early to prepare, but enough with boring shades of grey!
Metallics are the new thing and if you want to kick it with the cool kids, take this advice.
Whether you’re a little reserved with your choice of attire or willing to try something a tad bit eccentric, metal hues will definitely add some flamboyance to an otherwise mundane outfit .
and the next time you come face to face with an axe wielding lunatic screaming ‘Here’s Johnny!”, you can blind them with a little shine.
But then again, that’s probably an unlikely scenario..

If you’re going to San Francisco…


This one is a tribute to our co-founder Pallavi, and her trip to San Francisco on behalf of TROVEA to mingle with the finest at Techcrunch Disrupt 2013. She probably had to forego having flowers in her hair this time, but as we all know, if you’re going to San Francisco, make sure to wear some flower in your hair…

and what better way to do it with a dainty discreet floral headpiece. Back in style, you can wear colorful or pale, fresh or fake, it always makes an impression.