Thursday, 25 February 2010

Wedding Fashion Inspiration: Marchesa

I looked at some of the beautiful dresses worn on the red carpet at Sunday's Bafta awards in London, one of which was the stunning Marchesa gown worn by Vera Farmiga.

The Marchesa label though based in New York is by British born designers Georgina & Keren; with backgrounds in costume design and embroidery & textile design their elegant dresses inspired by vintage and Asian influences are well known in the USA, especially for their beautiful red carpet dresses.

Their bridal range is to available in the UK exclusively at Browns Brides and being launched with a trunk show March 12th & 13th.

Here are some of their Bridal designs from the Spring 2010 catwalks.

... I'll look forward to seeing the range in the store.

All Images via Brides Magazine

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Wedding Fashion Inspiration: The Bafta Awards

It was the Bafta’s Awards in London on Sunday and as I’ve always loved watching film award shows (it used to be that I dreamt of winning an award for best Costume Design) I now love to see the beautiful dresses actresses choose to wear, often by some of the world best designers and how the red carpet can provide great inspiration for wedding dresses too.

Vera Farmiga in Marchesa, who also makes beautiful wedding dresses (available exclusively at Browns Brides and being launched with a trunk show March 12th & 13th) Image via Style

Tamsin Egerton in Alberta Ferretti. The elegant puff sleeves would make a lovely alternative to the strapless gown and especially if you don’t want to bear your shoulders. Image via Showbiz

Bonnie Wright in Prada. This beautifully cut simple gown would suit a modern city wedding.
 Image via Showbiz

Unlike at the Oscars at the Bafta’s you often see actresses wear short dresses too; good for brides and their bridesmaids.

Saoirse Ronan in a short ruffled Burberry dress.
Image via Showbiz

Audrey Tatou in fabulous pink Lanvin and great red accessories.
Image via Style

Anna Kendrick in yellow ruffled Pucci
Image via Style

Romola Garai in Erdem. This a very cute dress, love the bold print on it, shame the outfit was spoilt by those heavy black court shoes, I would have chosen some fabulous coloured shoes every time.
Image via Style

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Adorable Finds: Valentine Red & Aqua

Following on from our Valentine Colour Inspiration using red and aqua here are some adorable finds...

Fabulous red Candy Anthony 50’s inspired wedding Dress (image via Brides Magazine)
Had I got married in red this is the dress I would have loved to have worn, so perfect for a London wedding

Delicate semi precious stretch bracelet of different shaped turquoise Howlite stone and small silver beads via Oliver Bonas

Red Latex Flower headband by Benoit Missolin via Liberty Red heart earrings via Kleshna and funky red Loveheart bag via Oliver Bonas

And could the shoes be anything but Louboutin’s with their red soles, love these turquoise suede peep toe mules via Bergdorf Goodman

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentine Love Poetry: I Held You in the Square

I Held You in the Square by Ben Okri

I held you in the square
And felt the evening
Re-order itself around
Your smile
The dreams I could never touch
Felt like your body.
Your gentleness made the
Night soft.

And even if we didn’t know
Where we were going,
Nor what street to take
Or what bench to sit on
What chambers awaited
That would deliver us our
Naked joy,
I could feel in your spirit
The restlessness for a journey
Whose beauty lies
In the arriving moment
Of each desire.

Holding you in the evening square,
I sealed a dream
With your smile as the secret pact

March 1986

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Adorable Finds: Bo Bangles Hearts

Looking for a Valentine gift? Take a look at these handcrafted sterling silver heart pendants with semi precious stones in a range of colours from Bo Bangles Brides.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Floral Inspiration: Baby's Breath

I’ve been seeing some lovely floral displays lately just using Gypsophilia or Baby’s Breath recently; used on its own like this I think it makes for lovely simple displays.

From wreaths, table décor and bouquets to buttonholes there are many ways to use Baby’s Breath and not just as a filler. Most commonly seen in white it also comes in shades of pink and for an added bit of sparkle you can spray glitter on them which looks great for winter weddings.

Bouquet: Photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty, here

 Buttonhole:Photo by Suzi Q here, via Style Me Pretty

Aisle Decor: Photo by Leigh Miller, here

Floral Design by JL Designs, here, photo by Ryan Philips Photography

Table Decor: by White Lilac via The Cinderlla Project via Hotpsot here

Wreath: Photo by Daria Bishop via Style Me Pretty, here
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