Friday, July 27, 2012

Aura by Swarovski Collection Mariage

A fragrance that celebrates all the magic that surrounds a wedding. The special day is captured with notes of lychee, tea leaves, peony, lotus and crystalline musk.

Set with a spectacular crystal and made of pure materials, Mariage Light EDT inherits the futuristic design of the initial inspirational line. For this occasion, the metallic tube is tinged with a fresh, subtle pink; like the glass bottle. It is adorned with an exquisite “floral patterned lace veil”, at once romantic, joyful and fresh. A feeling of effervescence, evocative of Champagne bubbles.

Light Eau de Toilette, Natural Spray 50 ml: $90.00 and is available 22 July 2012, Swarovski boutiques, Department Stores and selected pharmacies.

Stockist: 02 9663 4277

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Classic Wedding Invitations

Classic Wedding Invitations has just released a range of laser cut wedding invitations, made and designed in Melbourne. These unique and delicate wedding invitations and stationery are made using revolutionary laser cutting technology.
The invitations are exclusively designed by Shades of Green and laser cut by Melbourne Laser Cutter, with each design being exquisite and flaunting originality. With a beautiful array of designs available for purchase it is ensured that there is a design suited for every wedding theme. The intricate detailing and high quality materials used ensure every invite is created with perfection. Custom designs are also available on demand.
For further details and images of the selection of designs available for purchase visit Classic Wedding Invitations

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

NEW at Fletcher & Grace…

Gorgeous new earrings have just arrived at Fletcher & Grace. From stunning vintage earrings to beautiful pearls, there is something to suit everyone. Prices start at just $45.00! 

See the new range of bridal earrings at Fletcher & Grace

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bridal Beauty with Arbonne Cosmetics

Chris King, one of Australia’s leading make-up artist’s says, “Many of my clients are brides and they quite often ask for a flawless, long-lasting make-up look that makes them look their most beautiful. For a fresh modern look, neutral always looks stunning. I use Arbonne Cosmetics earth tones to let the bride’s natural beauty shine through.”

Below are some of Chris’ top tips to recreate 2 stunning looks for your wedding day…

Look #1 modern bride
Your skincare routine is paramount – in the lead up to your big day use the best skincare to prep your skin to give your skin a gorgeous glow before applying your make-up. 

Prime the skin with Arbonne’s Make-up Primer. This product is great for brides as it creates a canvas for flawless make-up. Illuminate the skin with Sheer Glow Highlighter then apply to your collarbones and décolletage with a small amount of foundation to even out your skin tone – this is a great tip for looking good in photos! 

Use a mascara brush and clear gel to keep unruly brows in place such as Arbonne Lip Polish in Clear. Apply Arbonne’s Crème Concealer to your eyelids to get a fantastic base for your eye shadow – it helps to mask veins, dark eye circles and prevent your eye shadow from creasing. Follow this with a neutral base eye shadow such as Linen. 

Look #2 romantic bride
Chris King comments, “for a glamorous twist, shades of soft pink are very chic. Think berry stained lips in shades of fuchsia, raspberry and rose. These tones are amazing with a white dress and work well with all skin tones.” 

Apply primer and then your shade of foundation – try using Arbonne’s Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 as it is long wearing and also works to smooth and even out skin tone whilst offering sun protection.

Apply Arbonne’s Sheer Glow Highlighter to the apples of your cheeks and your brow bone for a beautiful, subtle sheen - you need to use Blush sparingly here. Try Arbonne’s Ballet or Blossom. For the prettiest pout possible apply Lipstick in Candy or Jam.

Finish off this look with Translucent Powder – a dusting of this will ensure that your
makeup stays put from the church to the reception to the dance floor! It promotes natural radiance and creates a soft-focus effect.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Behind The Dress…


From the design concept through to the making of the gown, we are fascinated by the process that couturiers go through when creating a wedding dress. Read on for a snapshot into this process, as Vera Wang discusses the making of her Jasmine gown.

"With each bridal collection, I’m always trying to think about articulating the underlying structure of a dress in a new way. Can a dress have clean architectural lines, and yet still feel soft and organic, full of wildly unpredictable movement? Absolutely!

My ladder technique, like I’ve used in Jasmine, is one way I’ve found to express that simultaneous sense of sculpture and swirl. It commands attention, and yet it’s full of frivolity and fun at the same time. 

The strapless ballgown is a very classic silhouette, but when it’s combined with this modern fabric technique—pleated layers of tissue organza with raw edges—it feels more spontaneous and fashion-forward. The gown itself is very softly constructed. Even though there’s a lot of volume in the skirt, it collapses. And the cut edges of the organza are meant to look more deconstructed as well, so that the whole dress has a soft, flyaway quality. It’s edgy, but in a very romantic way. 

The sculpted, slightly dropped-waist organza bodice on this dress also has that fluid, swirling sense of movement. I deliberately wanted the back to be very simple and sleek in order to contrast it with the more elaborate piecing on the front – it’s clean and classic. The front of the bodice, heart-shaped and so feminine, has a very tightly pleated version of that spiraling ladder technique. It gradually unfurls in a controlled-yet-chaotic race to the base of the skirt: a whirlpool of organza and tulle. This dress is all about that movement, and above all, playfulness!"

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