Archive for October 2012

We were awed by these breathtaking photos from Jose Villa. Set on top of a grassy California cliff overlooking the ocean, we can almost feel the warm breeze in these luminous images.  The model bride wore an absolutely stunning dress by Samuelle Couture for this homage to alluring Grecian goddesses. We love the way her dress wraps and folds and dances with the wind. The strong gold leaves earrings and the delicate timeless ring are a beautiful compliment. This collaboration of fashion and photography is truly a fine piece of art.

British designer Sam Walls Beasley has been designing bespoke wedding dresses for 15 years. Originally from London, Sam now lives in New York where she continues to mix traditionally English and classical feminine styling with post-pun contemporary romanticism for her couture label Samuelle. Sam has drawn inspiration from her collaborations with leading designers in haute couture and high fashion. This includes tailoring for A-List celebrities for the MET ball (Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Madonna, Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney), film premieres (Anne Hathaway), New York fashion week, and many others including Mrs Michelle Obama.

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New trends for 2012 include fashionable covered platforms, a super high 10.5 cm heel and the use of elegant embellishments from intricate silk pleats to oversized Swarovski crystal.

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Which one do you like?

Checkmate Wedding Theme

Ever since Kim Kardashian’s amazingly beautiful, black-and-white-meets-monochrome-meets-Hollywood wedding to Chris Humphries last year, everyone in the wedding world has tried to imitate her (not the whole 72 days part though!)! So, if you want to follow in this Kardashian’s footsteps, and you’re maybe looking for a different spin on things or you just happen to love playing the game, a chess/ checkmate-themed wedding can be a fantastic way to reveal your personality to all of your guests. Plus, black and white is oh-so-very classy and can be achieved in a variety of different and ingenious ways throughout the ceremony and the reception! Show everyone that you “made the right move” (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) by marrying ‘the one’.

Checkmate Wedding Theme

Love these black and white Vans that the groom and his groomsmen will be comfortable in all day… And, if you like them so much, why not get a pair for you and your ‘maids?!

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Temperley Bridal 2013 London Wedding

Alice Temperley’s Temperley London is a fashion power house defining contemporary British design. Known as the modern ‘Cool Britannia’, Temperley is famed for its painstakingly detailed, contemporary structures which, through modern, feminine silhouettes and off-tempo embellishments, embody that illustrious British eccentricity.

‘Beatrice’, Temperley Bridal’s latest breathtaking collection, comprises body slimming silhouettes typical of Temperley, as well as princess styles (not-so-typical of Temperley!) that are each romanticised with exquisitely draped silks and luxurious French laces.

Each dress from the beatrice collection also has a little something special which Alice has handpicked to be sewn into the seam – for the bride’s Something Old; a vintage 1920’s button, for Something New; a sequin from the new collection, and for Something Blue; a small piece of hand embroidery. Too chic.

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Ophelia and Beatrice, Temperley’s ready-to-wear bridal collections, are available outside of the Temperley Bridal salons as well as online. The exclusive Bridal Salons can be found in the London Mews, Los Angeles, Melrose Avenue stores and in the Dubai boutique

Temperley Bridal 2013 Full lace sleeved, high collered corset style dress.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceDraped accessorised with small Beatrice belt.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceSilk sheath with cowl neck and side-draped skirt.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceScallop neck and sheer scallop sleeves with puddle train.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceSleeveless sheath lace gown with camisole underlayer.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceEmbroidered sheath style dress with drop waist and sheer cap sleeves.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceCap sleeved trumpet style lace gown with crystal floral Beatrice belt.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceGrecian style A-line dress with full sleeves and metallic detailing.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceFloral short sleeve column gown with side draped skirt.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceSinched waist full lace gown with scalloped edges and sheer cap sleeves.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceOn trend Twilight style sheer, lace and diamonte detailed back, accessorised with small Beatrice belt.

Temperley Bridal 2012 BeatriceV-neck gown and floral sash detail with split flutter sleeves.

If you are a long time reader, you know we are huge fans of Marchesa. The Marchesa 2013 Spring Collection does not disappoint and any of their dresses would be amazing bridal gowns.  Everything about the collection screams pretty. From the shimmery ballroom gowns to the dazzling tea-length numbers. How amazing is the detail work? There are also some snippets from backstage which gives an insiders view on what really goes on.

See the entire collection by clicking here and be sure to share with your thoughts on these breathtaking creations.

marchesa spring 2013 collection
marchesa spring 2013 collection
Marchesa stayed true to their signature sculpting and tulle, but they also wowed everyone with some new dazzling numbers that you must see. Perfect for all you stylistas looking for a little fashion fix.

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2012 fall bridal collection

Calling all brides wanting to have a vintage-inspired wedding. Yep … we found the intricate detail, unique styles and overall magical approach to the wedding gown for you.

The 2012 Fall Wedding Collection is split up into four collections: Lumiere, New Sun, Le Tre Grazie and Bohemian Luxury. Each telling a different story.  We cannot decide which one we love the most. See all four collections up close by clicking here. Do share with us the collection you love best.

2012 fall bridal collection

Bohemian Luxury:
Bohemian lifestyles of the 1970′s in New York, rock and roll, art and hippie scenery, which were flooding the lofts of Manhattan. The collection is defined by pure seduction and distinction weaved with exquisite combination of silks, guipures, tulles, crochets, and patchworks of lace, which like a rhapsody of lights that mixes hippie style of the 70s with eminence of the Bohemian Luxury.

fall bridal collection 2012

2012 fall bridal collection

The Aztecs predicted that in 2012 the world as we know it will come to an end and give way to beginning of a new age, the new Sun.
Like the Sun, this ethnic and tribal goddess rises from the stones, corals, turquoises and gold above the blue sky and manifests her unique power and personal sheen with tulles, skins, feathers and colorful silks. The collection with clear hippie attitude joins the mystical spirit with modernism, the philosophies of east with those of west.

2012 fall bridal collection

2012 fall bridal collection

At the beginning of the last center, the brothers Lumiere created the first cinematograph. With this innovative and original idea they have become pioneers in what is known today as the Seventh art form.

The mute cinema, the jazz music of the 20′s the Bohemian way of life and vintage, inspiration by the classics, the preference for the new, originality and innovation fill up this collection with extraordinary creations based on mixtures of patchwork with crothet, macrame, applications of wood, nets, laces ect.

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The Graces, in Greek mythology, three goddesses of joy, charm and bellaza. Daughters of Zeus and the nymph Eurynomem were deities who embody the grace, beauty and fertility. As if the most famous painting by Rubens is involved, the models wear a collection with these goddesses guipure fine jewels and embroidery, feathers, jewelry applications. Sophisticated luxury, elegance, ethereal, pure beauty, grace and exquisite subtle glamour collude with each other as if it were a mythological legend.

2012 fall bridal collection
To see more uhh-mazing gowns and to learn how you can purchase a suitable gown for your wedding click here.

Boho braids, pretty ponies and some very old school styles got a new twist on the S/S 2012 catwalks this year, and, oddly enough, nearly every one of the looks was wedding-ready.

summer catwalk hair trends

Summer is all about an effortless, carefree yet sensual style, making the boho look a staple among designers. Loose braids were the crowning glory of the pretty and playful at Valentino (Redken), creating a soft, romantic feel, while Emilio Pucci went for a messy and loose, ribbon-tied ponytail to finish off a rockier style.

spring summer 2012 hair beauty

Classic ballet buns, short and slick 40s flicks and Bardot bouffants were executed with style and poise on several S/S catwalks and created a more elegant, refined finish to collections. Marios Schwab models strutted down the catwalks like an army of film noir femme fatales, fiercely confident in their soft, shiny and set crops. Hair was long and loose, but again revived a quintessential female protagonist from a past movie genre, this time the doe-eyed naif, at Versace. Whether you’re a vampish or sweet bride, these looks are all timeless and trendy, a perfect mix.

spring summer 2012 hair beauty

Up dos were given height with wave-like quiffs at D&G, loosely framing the face and providing the ideal setting for a clip in veil when thinking ‘bridal’. At Louis Vuitton a delicate and ornate traditional tiara sat atop a whispy and messy high bun, replacing the form-fitting top knot favoured last season.

Trend Alert! – Pearl Details at Chanel
Brides and pearls go together like Chanel and quilted flap bags, so we were truly inspired when we saw some of these pics from Chanel’s 2012 show. Slicked back buns were decorated with sprinkles of oversized pearls which, in some cases, dropped down the back alien like and delicately beautiful.

spring summer 2012 hair beauty
spring summer 2012 hair beauty
The pearl-like additions to the face, chest and back are for the more daring brides out there, but we definitely want to see a few ladies trying this hair trend soon!

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