Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1920's Gatsby Chic From Elizabeth Bower

The count down is on for May 10th and the premiere of the new 'Great Gatsby' movie. Brides-to-be can add a touch of Gatsby with these stunning accessories from Elizabeth Bower's FW14 collection.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014…

It's that time of year again for Spring Bridal Fashion Week. Although we are approaching the colder months we can still admire all of the amazing bridal fashion for when those warmer months arrive!

Marchesa's romantic, airy gowns featured fitted corsets with ruffled, cascading layers of tulle and cocktail dresses were featured in beautiful lace details. Marchesa definitely mastered the subtly-sexy gown for Spring, with shoulder-baring creations taking centre stage.   

 images: WWD
Featuring a gorgeous array of silhouettes and styles, Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2014 collection has something for every bride. From short cocktail dresses for more casual affairs, to show-stopping ball gowns of delicate lace and tulle for the ultimate fairytale wedding. Monique still stayed true to her signature feminine style with the added details of intricate, embroidered sleeves and stunning open back silhouettes.  

  images: WWD

With a lineup of fairy-tale gowns, silk organza, voluminous ruffles and romantic Chantilly lace, Oscar de la Renta's spring collection did not disappoint. The collection was all about dreamy details – floral appliqués, shimmering bead work, and delicate ladylike gloves.

 images: WWD

After seasons of experimenting with colour Vera Wang opted for a modern colour palette of black and white. The collection was packed full of modern silhouettes, bolf black and white gowns with geometric patterns and black accents including full-length leather gloves.  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Little Peach Co. Letterpress Printing

What bride doesn't love letterpress? Little Peach Co. have recently opened a brand new shop in Brisbane, and they are obsessed with all things paper and design, with a love for customising wedding stationery on a bride-by-bride basis.

Letterpress printing uses a photopolymer or lead plate with a raised surface which is inked and pressed into a sheet of thick fluffy paper, to create a beautiful three-dimensional deep impression.

Little Peach Co. use a rubber based ink, which is weighed with accuracy and mixed by hand to create custom colours. Everything is done in-store by hand, from designing the printing blocks, to mixing the ink and stamping into the thick cotton card. This means no two pieces are entirely identical, and everything is created just for you. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lovefield – For Brides Who Live For Style

When gifted graphic designer, Lena Tarasenko, was planning her own wedding she found that while there are lots of beautiful stationery options out there, much of it is similar in style.

She searched high and low for the type of design that she loves - design that is brave, bold and modern with a glamorous, luxurious feel. She was looking for a service with a personal touch and one that, in true wedding fashion, pampers its clients by meeting their every design need!

Observing a genuine gap in the market, Lena’s vision for Lovefield was to create a sophisticated designer stationery collection that presents choice in terms of price, theme and colour while sharing her distinctive and celebrated sense of style.

Lovefield’s exclusive Bespoke Studio offers the ultimate in wedding design luxury. After consultations with you and your planning team, they will create a unique visual identity and style reference for use in all aspects of your wedding design.

Alternatively, you can customise their creations by selecting a style collection and choosing the products you require from their online store. Then, simply provide your wording preference and colour scheme, and they will tailor to taste.

The online store also sells their own collection of ready-to-frame personalised prints, designed to remember by Lena. Along with an imaginative selection of wedding accessories handpicked from around the world.

By uniting their passion and commitment for weddings with yours, Lovefield promises to make your big day an even more stylish affair.

All Lovefield products are designed and made in Australia.

Visit Lovefield.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ben Albrecht Jewellery

Ben Albrecht, the youngest member of Melbourne fine jewellery retail institution, Kozminsky, has grown up around beautiful things. Ben’s knowledge, passion and instinct for a fine jewel is perhaps a family trait, but Ben has taken this a step further as he has since perfectly positioned himself to take advantage of the revolution in the retail, as he has launched his new business, Ben Albrecht Jewellery, online.

Ben Albrecht Jewellery puts the customer in the centre of the retail process, the customer does not come to Ben, Ben goes to the customer. A simple, but revolutionary model for the highly traditional and conservative fine jewellery business as Ben Albrecht has observed that many people are price checking online, even with expensive items such as diamonds.

The Ben Albrecht Jewellery consultation process is centered on the request of the client. Often very discerning, Ben’s clients will request a specific carat or clarity in a diamond or gemstone. Ben will go to great lengths to source beautiful, clear gems and will work collaboratively with the client in designing exceptional, yet individual pieces of jewellery.

Ben brings to the table several generations of ‘Albrecht’ contacts, and this knowledge all underpinned by a solid bedrock of trust and accountability, which is something not always accessible through the Internet.

Ben Albrecht Jewellery also offers a collection of sublime jewels, gems and precious adornments which can be bought online. From important pearl strand necklaces, to singular standout diamond rings and idiosyncratic cuff links for the debonair millionaire, Ben Albrecht Jewellery is bringing a bespoke version of Melbourne retail finesse to the front door.

Visit Ben Albrecht Jewellery

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Li'l Darlin - A Fun Hen's Party Idea With a Difference

Have you ever wanted to get behind the bar and shake up a cocktail or two? Imagine all your girlfriends fusing, muddling, mixing and tasting Li’l Darlins’ famous cocktails!

Your girls are involved in the creation of five classic cocktails: 

Old Fashioned
Amaretto Sour

The bartender will give you an overview of the history, ingredients and the creation process of each cocktail in detail.

Every guest will choose one cocktail to make and the bartender will supervise carefully, guiding each person through the mixology.

Cocktail Class - $59 per person
Includes three cocktails per person to drink

Li’l Darlins’ trademarked bars are popping up all around Sydney with more are yet to come. Li'l Darlin' provides reassurance that wherever you host your event you’ll experience the same friendly service and amazing food in a fashionable atmosphere.

Their menu is designed to suit any event and can be served individually, as shared platters or canapé style. Their selection ranges from grilled chilli prawns and lamb backstrap to crispy peaking duck pizza and classic cheeseburgers.

Visit Li'l Darlin'.

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