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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: DIY Glitter Heels

We were so inspired by yesterdays post and in such a "glitter-me" mood that we decided to showcase a great DIY project for the honeys who want glitter shoes. You know, if finding your perfect glitter heels proves difficult! Read the full DIY process here.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspiration: All that glitters...

Nothing ads sparkle like some glitter. It has the potential to be girly and chic, sophisticated yet glamorous, at the same time. We do love us some glitter, and thought this was the perfect eye candy to start your week :)


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Three Big Dresses of 2011

2011 saw the weddings of some our most iconic couples – with one capturing the hearts and imagination of billions, another just inciting confusion and furore and then another creating a cult-like following. What we are interested in, however, is... which dress was your favourite?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton)
Kate chose a classic, timeless lace wedding gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Elegant and sophisticated, we loved her teardrop earrings and simple but feminine hairstyle. Inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, many A-listers have chosen this kind of look with the lace detail around the bust/necline, including Ivanka Trump. We loved the detail and Kate's dress!

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Kim Kardashian
This dress just had to be mentioned. Firstly, because its Vera Wang and secondly it has to be the most publicised quicky marriage in history. But enough bout Kimmie’s failure to commit, we are talking about the dress. Personally, we felt it could have been more fitting around the bustline, and we weren’t a fan of the headdress, but overall it epitomises the fairy princess bride if that's the look you are going for...a bit 80s of you ask us...

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Kim Kardashian

Bella Swan Cullen
Ok, so love it or hate it, but Twilight is big. And so is Bella’s dress, designed for the movie by Carolina Herrera, but reproduced for the wedding market by Alfredo Angelo. This dress has a vintage, romantic appeal with its long sleeves, and soft Chantilly-inspired lace appliqué on the back. This is a very pretty dress and we love the idea of it for a winter wedding.

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Bella Wedding Dress

Which dress was your favourite?

Monday, November 21, 2011

And the bride wore black...

It's not very often that I get to see a stylish bride NOT dressed in white...but this bride hit the nail on the head. After doing research into the tradition of white wedding dresses, bride Michelle found that the concept of a white dress is a fairly recent trend, dating back only to when Queen Victoria married Albert. Prior to that, brides wore all sorts of colours. And because she wanted to look her best (in black - not white), she chose black and looked amazing! With this wedding held at Shepstone Gardens and shot by Alana Meyer Photography, it was a day where all aspects worked well together, with vintage being the theme of the day. We're particulary loving the choice in vintage decor, supplied by Moi Decor. Fore more pics of this beautiful wedding, click here.





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Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIY Lace votives

This is such an awesome DIY from Family Chic! Spruce up some plain ol' votives with pretty lace ribbon, which you can get at a haberdashery or even a craft store in your area. Just cut off a strip of the lace that covers the perimeter of your votive candle and sew the overlapped edges together so it stays in place. And Voila! Cute little votives...



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Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspirational DIY wedding at Kleinkaap, Centurion

Happy Monday friends! So sorry for being quiet, but I was in Cape Town last week for a bit of R & R...although I spent more time perusing vintage stores and cafes along the City Bowl and Southern Suburbs more than anything else...

Nevertheless, I happen to have a treat for you today. The lovely Gauteng based Laura from LauraJane Photography recently posted such a stunning DIY wedding held at Kleinkaap in Centurion and I just had to share it with you. The bride’s vision is so inspiring! She made all the stationery, the bunting, table decorations and boutonnieres. We are particularly loving her seating chart (rosette badges on ribbons which guests could pin to their outfits so everyone knew who was who clever!) and the word search puzzle guests could play with while they wait. We love it all!

So many treats to feast the eye with this post... View the rest here. Enjoy xx










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Friday, November 4, 2011

Stunning wedding at Summer Place...

We can’t say this enough. We love Tyme Photography. We love them with all our hearts. And you will too once you see this beautiful wedding they shot at Summer Place, Sandton, in October. It's pure indulgence for the eye! Perfect for a Friday afternoon...

The bride’s choice of colours were simply amazing and her whole wedding looks like it could be in the pages of a glossy bridal magazine. We love the attention to detail too. And the regal looking bridesmaids dresses. We aren’t seeing much of longer length bridesmaids dresses of late, and they are just lovely. Take a peek at the whole shoot here.









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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Be the beauty on your wedding day...

So with all the stress that comes from planning a wedding, one thing not to neglect is your beautiful self. Beauty diva Shereen from Waxed in Rosebank, provided us with some tips and advice on how you can ensure you're picture perfect for your big day! We are especially loving the pamper party idea for your bridal party, a specialty of hers!


Here are some of her tips:
Face: Start with facials 2 -3 months prior to your wedding, as you are at risk of breaking out if you leave this till 1 week/2weeks before. This will plump, hydrate and clear your skin for the big day.
Nails: For tips, go a day or so before wedding, as they tend to break. If you would rather grow your own nails, it’s best to start a few months before with gel overlays to strengthen your natural nails, allowing them to grow to the desired length. Follow up with a gel overlay a day or so before wedding. The most classy option is the French look with diamante/stripers for detail.
Waxing: This should be done as close to the wedding as possible, to prevent regrowth/ingrowns as well as to last for the honeymoon.
Eyelashes: Lash extensions are the way to go for a bride! Do this as close to wedding as possible also. If you do this, tinting is not necessary.
Tinting: Brow tinting is vital to make sure the most natural look is achieved, especially when most brides colour their hair. Dark, well groomed brows frame the eyes especially if brows are shaped with an angular arch to accentuate eyes.
Feet: A pedi is recommended to remove rough skin/corns/calluses as well as toe nail paint/gel overlay. This will last for up to 4 weeks (even longer) which is great for beach/honeymoon so you don’t have to worry about chipping.
Makeup: It is very important to choose a brilliant make-up artist with good knowledge of lighting! Photos are taken in day and evening, so light contrast is vital.
Pamper Parties: a stunning pamper party idea is to get all the bridesmaids/family of bride /bride pampered in luxury of their own home, offering various treatments, where the bride can get extra attention such as a massage (back, neck, shoulder suggested) as it’s very stressful organising a wedding, and this is divine to de-stress and unwind.

Contact Shereen (0825635563 or for your beauty needs this summer. Based in the Rosebank Fire Station in Rosebank, she is quite central, and her service and quality of work is impeccable. Visit her Facebook page for the latest news on her specials and treatments!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Shoesday to you!

We do love us some glittery heels, and these would do perfectly!


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