Tuesday, 4th October 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I was thrilled to collaborated with Christina Brosnan recently on her beautiful Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired Love куплю кондиционер в могилевской области Shoot I am a huge fan of the film and when Christina explained her ideas for the shoot I knew the results would be brilliant. I designed and printed two signs for the shoot, one with a quote from the film and the other with the lyrics to ‘Moon River’…

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See the full shoot on Christina’s blog.

Hair & Makeup by Rosa Ospina

Dresses from Dirty Fabulous куплю кондиционер в могилевской области

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Tuesday, 20th September 2011

MARCHESA SPRING SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION

New York Fashion Week has now come to an end and after all of the unadulterated style inspiration I am taking a look at one of my favourite shows of the week, Marchesa’s ready to wear Spring Summer 2012 Collection. Flapper style fringing, tulle, chiffon and beading resulted in a truly beautiful collection which could be mistaken for vintage pieces…

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I just love the Flapper style dress…

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So beautifully romantic…

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I’m so thrilled to see wedges with these beautiful gowns, the perfect choice for anyone like myself who just can’t wear heels.

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What can I say, very daring but wow, walking up the isle in one of these gowns would surely result in ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from your продажа и установка кондиционера в витебске guests

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All images sourced from www.style.com

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Tuesday, 13th September 2011

JENNY PACKHAM SPRING SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION

As my regular readers will know, I’m a huge Jenny Packham fan, I really love her designs, so much so I wore her Papillon gown on my wedding day. I nearly cried taking it off, I felt so amazing wearing it and would love to have the opportunity to wear one of her designs again, a girl can dream!

For now I’ll have to settle for swooning over her Spring Summer 2012 collection, so beautiful…  jenny_packham_ss_2012_003

I can see a certain princess in this beautiful white lace short установка кондиционеров недорого в могилеве dress..

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This embroidered full length gown would make a stunning alternative choice for a bride…

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What can I say, that red dress, wow!

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Friday, 11th February 2011

Farrell & Chase Loves BIBA…

As some of you might know my mother was a fashion designer. One of her favourite labels and places to shop when she was in London training was BIBA. She introduced me to the label a number of years ago and I bought her a book about the fashion house for Christmas one year, ever since I have been a huge fan. I love the retro chic style BIBA embodied, and don’t get me started on their logo! I was thrilled when I heard that House of Fraser were relaunching the BIBA brand in store. They have a high street collection and a boutique collection with some really beautiful dresses…

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and now they’re adding a bridal collection. The bridal collection is named after and inspired by some seriously stylish and beautiful ladies. Check out the Alexa and Daisy!

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See Lisa O’ Dwyer’s blog post featuring our Art Nouveau wedding invitations together with the BIBA bridal collection here.

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Wednesday, 26th January 2011

PRIMA BALLERINA

Following on from my Black Swan post yesterday I have looked at the lighter and prettier side of ballet style for some ballet bridal party fashion inspiration…

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Feathered tiaras and whimsical hair accessories are very in right now and compliment the classic ballerina bun perfectly. Create a tutu inspired look with light tulle complimented by silk and satin underlays for a softer feel. Stay en pointe in classic ballet slippers with satin ribbon ties for perfect ballet кондиционеры в минске poise

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Tuesday, 25th January 2011

BLACK SWAN

I can’t wait to see Black Swan, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis look amazing in the stunning Rodarte and Amy Westcott costume creations. The white and black tutus are truly works of art that dazzle with beauty..

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The psychological thriller looks and sounds just up my street. I think I’ll have to take a trip to the cinema very very soon!

I also love the 1920’s inspired movie posters, the colours, the fonts and bold illustrations all result in very striking art deco style posters, perfect for какой кондиционер выбрать в витебской области framing..

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Monday, 17th January 2011

GLODEN GLOBES 2011 – GOWN ENVY

The Golden Globes saw some of the most beautiful women modeling stunning designer gowns, a feast of inspiration for brides to be…

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Some definite trends emerged which I’m sure will influence bridal fashion over the coming year. One trend that can be seen everywhere at the moment and looks like it’s here to stay is vintage elegance, Sandra Bullocks wore a stunning Jenny Packham gown channeling this trend perfectly. Backless dresses were also very popular form the very daring to the more subtle, wow! Another trend that stood out was emerald greens and teal gowns, very striking. I think we’ll be seeing allot of bridesmaids dresses in these vibrant green tones.

So what are your favourite fashion picks from the awards, are you green with envy over any of these gowns?

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Wednesday, 22nd December 2010

NICOLE RICHIE’S GRACE KELLY INSPIRED GOWN

What do you think of Nicole Richie’s Marchesa wedding gown, one of the three looks she wore on her wedding day? She has definitely channelled the style of Grace Kelly, the most elegant bride of all time in my opinion. Everything from the lace bodice and long sleeves to the high bun hairstyle and long veil.

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Grace Kelly’s wedding dress was designed by Helen Rose, wardrobe designer at MGM.  The MGM wardrobe department made the wedding dress as a gift from MGM. The wedding gown was made from antique Valenciennes rose point lace, twenty-five yards of silk taffeta and ninety eight yards of tulle.  Her veil was covered with appliquéd lace lovebirds and thousands of seed pearls. Stunning!

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So what do you think,  will you be channeling the style of a famous past bride or do you think that it will only create comparisons; who can compete with the original and best? I love the idea of being inspired by vintage style and even by famous brides, but I think that’s what it should be, inspiration, which then develops into your personal style. It can be very easy to copy every single detail to achieve ‘the look’ but it’s only by adding your own personal touches that you ‘own’ the look.

Nicole’s skirt although still full was crafted from more than 100 yards of hand-draped silk organza and tulle petals making it very different Grace Kelly’s and she also had both of their names embroidered into the sleeve of her dress. Do you think that these elements along with other small touches make the dress, her dress? Did she strike the right balance?

I do think Nicole looks beautiful but I have to say it’s not the style that I expected. I thought she would be more of a bohemian style bride, a look that I think she pulls off so well and really suits her.

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Thursday, 1st July 2010

AUDREY HEPBURN

Audrey Hepburn has been voted the most beautiful woman of the 20th century, and I couldn’t agree more.

I loved My Fair Lady as a child and the scenes of her at the ball in her stunning white dress thrilled me. She is most famed for her classic pose in the black Givenchy dress, pearls and gloves in the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s, an image which captivates me every time I see it, truly stunning.

Her striking features and sense of style are simply iconic, so who better to look to for some style inspiration…

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… beautiful!

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Tuesday, 8th June 2010

ELLIE BALFE MAKEUP ARTIST

I met Ellie Balfe at The D4 Berkeley Wedding Fair a few weeks ago. She is a very talented make up artist and was making up the models for the show. I was chatting to her about makeup, the show and how amazing the weather was, the beautiful weather we were missing out on! She mentioned that she had a blog so the week after the show out of curiosity and a love of blogs I had a little read through her posts, it has quickly become a weekley must read for me.

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Ellie gives amazing make up tips on her blog, tries out new products for her readers and of course posts about all of her favourite things including her beautiful little girl Lulu. I have to say I have loved reading her makeup tips and have picked her brain over makeup for my wedding next year. As you know I’m getting married in Rome next summer so I have been looking for a nice makeup that has no SPF (for photography reasons), that looks natural, isn’t drying on my skin and will last all day, demanding you say? Well yes I am.

She recommended MAC Face & Body, so I went into Mac and asked for a sample, which I tried out at my friends hen party last weekend. And… I am a total convert, I love love love it. I have quite dry sensitive skin so allot of makeups dry out my skin and look patchy but my skin is very clear so I only need a light to medium coverage. This foundation was perfect. You can layer it to your liking, it looks so natural and it really did last all night.

“It is a professional product so is only sold in their pro stores as opposed to smaller counters or airports, but do try to get your hand on it at some stage on your makeup odyssey!”

Ellie did recommend setting it with a MAC Select Sheer Powder in warmer weather which I will try out in Barcelona this July when we are at a friends wedding. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Among her other recommenations are Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow, which I use daily.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara, this is on my shopping list, I tried it out and it’s great, no eye irritation and it wears well with no smudging.

Lancome Effercernes Long Lasting Concealer, I have bought this already, it’s brilliant for dark circles!

And who knew I have been wearing MAC’s best selling eye shadow shade Satin Taupe for the past few years, as recommended by Ellie.

Ellie specialises in Bridal Make Up and also runs makeup classes at Boylan Balfe.

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