Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Kelly Clarkson rocks a wedding dress in her engagement shoot

Kelly Clarkson is different.. Gotta give that to her

Unlike other celebrities who like to keep it low, she has since disclosed her wedding date, (she is getting married in October 2013 to Brandon Blackstock), worn a real wedding dress at her engagement shoot, has revealed what her wedding dress looks like "It is my personality in a dress. It's sweetly damaged. A little rock and roll. A little tattered. Nothing like a princess thing!" From the description it is doubtful that it is the same dress. Well only her can pull off the white wedding dress in an engagement shoot. Check out her engagement shot below

What do you think of the shot? Love the literary/library theme.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Galia Lahav 2013 - 2014 wedding dress collection

Isreali Bridal designer, Galia Lahav just took me to couture heaven and back *swoons

Says his team about the collection

This season Galia Lahav’s bride explores the French Riviera, sails her yacht and rides her Harley Davidson from the heels of Monte Carlo, to the hot white graveled beaches in Cannes. From the film festival, the Casino and the royal palace in Monaco this is where royalties, actors, super-models, and celebrities meet and this collection is inspired by two princesses, on and off screen Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly.

Body-hugging silhouettes, softly embracing each curve, imperial ball gowns, and statuesque red carpet glamour dresses, all in a modern look, but with a wink at the sizzling 60s. Classic silk satins, chiffons, and French laces, Tulle and dotted net, mixed with hand embroidered details, using crystal and pearl embellishments, and antique cross-stitched ‘Gobelins’ medallions and floral motifs.

We couldn't agree more.

Join me in swooning as you check out some of the pieces

Thursday, 4 July 2013

4th of July Inspiration

'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
- (The Star spangled Banner, United States of America National Anthem)

It's 4th of July.... the Stars and Stripes will fly high and proud today.. the sound of the star spangled banner will resonate all over the world.. yes, world! Happy Independence Day, United States of America.

Check out some fabulous 4th of July inspiration from around the web

The star spangled banner on the cupcakes.. lovely idea
as seen on

Credit: lilybrookevents
Credit: brides and bloom design

Credit: bridal guide

To our American readers, have a beautiful holiday.

RIP Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar Makeovers

Adieu Adenike Ogungbe, CEO Ewar makeovers
We were greeted with sad news yesterday about the death one of the most talented make up artists we've come across, Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar Makeovers Nike passed on yesterday afternoon due to complications from childbirth. May God console her husband and keep her new born daughter. She was just 32 years old.

Nike's work has inspired many. Many make up artists today can attest to the fact that they learnt some skills from Nike's many DIY tutorials. We've lost a gem. Sleep on Nike

See some of her work after the cut

Monday, 1 July 2013

How to create a "Twilight" theme

It's almost impossible to get over the union between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in the Twilight: the Breaking Dawn movie. With many twihards falling over themselves to copy Bella and Edward, the twilight theme has become one of the most popular wedding themes at the moment

Here is how to get the twilight theme to a 'T'

The Dress: Bella looked beautiful in a wedding dress designed by Carolina Herrera. The dress is made of satin and French Chantilly lace and has up to 150 buttons. You can get a replica of the dress by Alfredo Angelo for just $800
Bella Swan replica dress by Alfredo Angelo

Use a vintage hair comb like Bella Swan and wear your hair in delicate swept up style with a french braid

hair combs available at Etsy

Have your bridesmaids wear different shades of purple

Make simple vintage styled invitations and put your family seal on the envelope. Don't have a family seal? The tradition can begin with you