Published on January 8, 2014
Bam boo clot hing wit h t he inner harm ony of Cryst als f or cryst al living BAMBOO COLLECTION www.cryst alcupslifest yle.com
Crystal Cups was born out of the desire to incorporate the healing and well being properties of crystals into a contemporary and fashionable range of clothing, made from intelligent multi-tasking fabrics that deliver in all aspects and are as kind to the wearer as they are to the planet. Our debut bamboo range consists of a capsule collection designed with versatility in mind for extreme comfort whilst partaking in yoga,pilates or for everyday wear. Layer it, ruche it, wear it with jeans under a big Aran cardigan and sheepskin boots or wear it to the beach. This naturally thermo-regulating bamboo fabric offers cooling or warming clothing where needed. The super soft bamboo and incredible stretch this collection affords makes all possible, when stretched it loses none of its opaqueness neither is the appearance of the fabric compromised in any way. Add to this the skin soothing properties of this anti-bacterial, anti-static and anti-fungal wonder material which also blocks 98% of the suns UV rays and it becomes apparent how superior bamboo is as a lifestyle choice and statement. When we refer to an intelligent collection it is not only the beneficial properties of bamboo but the cut of our garments which assist movement and fluidity enabling the wearer to feel comfortable and in turn confident. The cleverly though out integration of added panels, empire line and bias cuts with dipped hems are what makes this collection so incredibly easy and pleasurable to wear. At the heart of this company are the crystals that lie next to your heart chakra in the hidden inner pocket that feature on all of our clothing and which we supply with each top. We believe in our fabrics and intelligent designs and want to carry this over in the future to more products in this lifestyle brand including a bamboo denim range and home furnishings to include bedding and nightwear/loungewear.
The Crystalcups crystals are just the right size for your garment: approximately 1cm in diameter and 1.5 cm in length and tumbled.
Rose Quartz: A beautiful stone full of unconditional love and infinite peace. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels and brings inner healing and self love. If you want to attract love or restore harmony in an existing relationship, look no further than this stone. Amethyst: An extremely powerful and protective stone promoting peace and serenity to the wearer. It enhances decision making, increases motivation and helps the wearer to achieve realistic goals. It can help reduce anger, fear, anxiety and tension. Moonstone: This stone is powerful for calming the emotions. It soothes stress and helps to alleviate menstrual tension. It is a wonderful stone, filled with receptive feminine energy. Carnelian: A powerful action stone. It can bring confidence to the wearer. It can also increase creativity and curiosity and helps protect against negative emotions. Good for boosting energy levels.
Om Long Sleeve Yoga Top Om - signifies the unification between mind body and spirit The Om yoga top is a long ruche sleeved empire line cut top with a keyhole neck with self fabric ties that do up at the neck, worn untied it gives a whole new dimension to the top. Beneath the keyhole opening on the inner central bust panel lies an integrated discreet pocket which houses the crystals next to the heart chakra. Each top comes with 4 tumbled crystals that lie at the heart of Crystal Cups concept. Darts under the centre of the bust allow for the extra fabric in addition to the flared cut which gives drape, movement and coverage. This is mirrored on the back of the garment which is slightly waisted giving a gentle flare to the bottom of the top for added manoeuvrability, this also offers extra coverage. The top is cut to a generous length skimming the top of the thighs which makes the top very wearable. The sleeves are raglan cut at the trunk seams with a long ¾ length sleeve that is ruched at the bottom of the sleeve which allows you to vary the length of sleeve between the elbow and the forearm.
Lotus Dipped Hem Cross Back Yoga Top Lotus - The perfect Meditation/Yoga pose The Lotus top is a dipped hem cross backed top with an empire line cut, The neckline is a soft v shape with inch thick straps that have a contrast panel on the front in the same fabric and colour leading to a crossover on the back that meets the back of the bust panel .There is gathering under the bust and the central inner bust panel has an integrated and discreet pocket which houses the crystals next to the heart chakra. Each top comes with 4 tumbled crystals that lie at the heart of Crystal Cups concept. There is an extra panel of fabric on the front of the top under the bust that in addition to the flared cut gives drape, movement and coverage this is mirrored on the back of the garment through the cut which is slightly waisted giving a gentle flare to the bottom of the top for added manoeuvrability which also offers extra coverage. The top is cut to a generous length skimming the top of the thighs which makes the top very wearable.
Maya Short Raglan Yoga Top Maya – A Divine Illusion The Maya top is a short sleeved raglan top with empire line cut. The sweetheart neckline finishing at the centre of the bust with the inner integrated pocket which houses the crystals next to the heart chakra. Each top comes with 4 tumbled crystals that lie at the heart of Crystal Cups concept. Slightly waisted in the cut with a gentle flare to the bottom of the top this creates shape and turns it into a top and not just a t-shirt. Darts under the bust allow for the extra fabric in the flared cut which gives drape, movement and coverage this is mirrored on the back of the garment which is also slightly waisted giving a gentle flare to the bottom of the top for added manoeuvrability which also offers extra coverage. The top is cut to a generous length skimming the top of the thighs which makes the top very wearable.
Shiva – Peephole Yoga Vest Shiva - Deity to yoga and yogins The Shiva vest top is a dipped hem fitted vest that has extra coverage at the front and back in the form of a curved dip hem that ensures coverage when wearing leggings A sweet little peephole features on the front of the bust which has side gathering across the breast to give shape and room for different bust sizes, above which is the inner discreet pocket with embroidered logo in matching thread which house the crystals next to the heart chakra. Each top comes with 4 tumbled crystals that lie at the heart of Crystal Cups concept. The one inch double thickness integrated straps do not cut in and support the shoulders and bust along with the addition of the 5% elastane. The vest has a waisted cut which gives superb shape and again elevates it from being a standard vest to a vest shaped top that delivers and is flattering in all aspects. The back has a scoop back and is also waisted with a dipped hem at the centre of back hem which matches the front and provides excellent coverage.
Prana – Cross Back Yoga Vest Prana – Life Force The Prana cross back is a more substantial vest longer than normal providing complete coverage to the bottom when wearing leggings if desired. The sweetheart neck which is signature across Crystal Cups flatters and supports the bust and incorporate our integrated inner central bust panel with a discreet pocket housing the crystals next to the heart chakra. Each top comes with 4 tumbled crystals that lie at the heart of Crystal Cups concept. Generous crossover straps in doubled fabric an inch thick to ensure straps do not cut in meet at the back of the bust panel on the back side of the garment. A straight hem at the front and back with the longer length enabling the wearer to feel confident and comfortable when exercising or just in everyday use.
Kali – Leggings Kali – Goddess of Fierce The Kali legging bottoms are the leggings that accompany the collection of tops. Mirroring the rest of the collection they are not just conventional leggings but intelligently cut and forgiving where needed, with the addition of doubled fabric and panels at front and back to give beautiful shape which offers supreme support and comfort whilst figure enhancing. A three and a half inch doubled panel around the front waist ends in a subtle v at the centre front this gives supreme support and comfort and a flattering shape. The three and a half inch doubled over support waistband also goes around the back, beneath this in addition lies a further panel that also ends in a subtle v this feature offers extra coverage and shaping making the whole legging garment more stylised and again more flattering than a conventional legging. The legs are cut very slightly looser than the normal skin-tight fit of leggings this ensures the fit feels relaxed while still looks like a second skin. The bamboo and 5% elastane mix give support while the fabrics appearance in not compromised and loses none of its opaqueness.
Crystal Cups Lifestyle launches its new Bamboo range of yoga and leisure wear for women. An intelligent and flattering range each piece designed to be comfortable and becoming to the female form. Each of our tops and leggings include innovation in cut and design making the wearer feel confident and comfortable catering for all shapes and issues, accentuating and cleverly disguising where needed through dipped hems, bias and empire line cuts. All of the tops come with the trademark integrated hidden pocket to house the crystals that come with the tops next to the heart chakra for well being and are at the heart of Crystal Cups concept. These clothes are contemporary and gorgeous whilst durable for exercise or for everyday use. Inclusive of all ages the versatile styles ensure this range is comfortable and active looking while forgiving if needs be. The clothes offer a fluidity acting like a second skin which assists whilst exercising yet is wholly adaptable and wearable for day wear in its own right. This capsule range comprises of five tops and a pair of leggings each named after a yoga pose or principle in the S/S colours that are as vibrant and empowering as the beliefs behind the company and the fabrics used. Lapiz blue, larimar green, soft hematite grey and jasper red in the vests with dipped hems that cover where needed, to the OM yoga top with long ruched sleeves, open tie neckline and gathered fabric that hangs from under the bust, to the Shiva figure enhancing leggings. All are incredibly wearable designed by women for women. Our bamboo range includes a 5% elastane which allows brilliant stretch to the clothing and full recovery to the fabric after wear so the clothing retains its quality and style. Bamboo is a superlatively soft and multi-functioning fabric that naturally thermo-regulates, so is beautifully cool when you are hot yet warm as cashmere when you are cold. This fabric delivers in so many aspects both to the wearer and the planet. It is an anti-bacterial fibre that is soft and kind to the skin especially suitable for sensitive allergy pone skin, it is breathable also offering natural built in UV protection blocking an amazing 98% of rays. The fabric is also anti-static and anti-fungal which ensures physical comfort and peace of mind to the wearer whilst these attributes ensure longevity to the fabric and clothing. Bamboo is a sustainable resource a member of the grass family that grows naturally and organically it requires no pesticides or watering as it cleverly soaks up what is needed through the atmosphere. It is biodegradable and grows extremely fast in little space so no de-forestation is required to produce it. All round bamboo is both kind to you and the planet and it for this reason that CC Life style have designed the new S/S collection exclusively in Bamboo.
Photoshoot day for the Bamboo Collection! Here, we invite you to have a sneak peak into what went on behind the scenes in the Crystal Cups studios…
Bunmi Aboaba Founder & CEO Crystal Cups Lifestyle Hailing from Leeds the heart of Bronte Country Bunmi Aboaba is the founder of Crystal Cups Lifestyle. An upbringing in the country where she regularly went hiking and rambling allowed her to appreciate the full effect of the seasonal changes to her environment and all of natures beautiful colours and variations. This made a real impact on Bunmi and is the reason today she is so passionate about the colours used for the range. Discovering and becoming interested in the wellbeing properties of crystals Bunmi went on to study crystal therapy becoming a holistic therapy expert. Holistic therapies are the fastest growing market in the world and Bunmi set about turning her desire to revolutionise the way women interact and wear their crystals by creating Crystal Cups Lifestyle. Coupling her interest in fashion and the holistic benefits of crystals she set about finding a way of incorporating the well being properties of crystals in a contemporary, fashionable active/lifestyle wear range for women who love being stylish and want to benefit from crystals. A contemporary easy to wear clothing line with holistic values. The signature feature lying at the heart of the brand is the hidden integrated pocket that houses the small tumbled crystals next to the heart and 5tht chakra. As Bunmi found out herself keeping crystals on one’s self can be impractical if not worn in the form of jewellery and this is a wonderful way to wear them that if you choose nobody needs to know. Tiring of the sweat inducing synthetic fabrics commonly used in active wear Bunmi wanted to use natural fabrics for her clothing that are as kind to the wearer as they are to the planet. The new yoga range is exclusively made from bamboo which is an organic sustainable fibre that is both thermo-regulating and anti-bacterial. Crystal Cups Lifestyle hopes to expand the product lines to include a bamboo denim range and bamboo bedding and lounge wear.
Contact Bunmi Aboaba Tel: 07810753769 Email: Greetings@crystalcupslifestyle.com Skype: Crystalcups50 Twitter: @crystalcups Facebook: Crystalcups Thank you!
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