Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A Summer Soirée

So today’s the day I head up to Newcastle for the Love MyDress Summer Soiree. Having had the pleasure of meeting Annabel a few times now and as a big fan of the blog I was very excited to get the invite and even more so that I’ve been able to arrange my diary so that I can go as the guest list will include the cream of the UK wedding industry and who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dressed up for a night out?

The dress code is 'glamorous, gorgeous and vintage inspired' so with the help of my mum (her wardrobe and sewing skills!) I’ll be wearing a 50’s style black & white cocktail dress with some cute black bow wedges, and if I can remember where I "safely" put it away I  do have the perfect vintage diamond neckace too.

Lots of guests are having their hair and makeup professionally done for the evening but as I won’t get to Newcastle until late afternoon I’ll be taking the DIY route (and probably doing my makeup up on the train).
I’ve spent the last few days scouring the internet for ideas and am currently deciding between these two looks for my hair:

and these make-up looks...

Shady Eyes tutorial by Keiko Lynn & Old Hollywood Glam video tutorial via The Beauty Department (quite like this Ooh La La hairstyle too-though not sure how it would work with my fringe)

If you're looking for hair and makeup tutorials for your wedding day I highly recomend you check out The Beauty Department as they have lots on there.

Ooh decisions, current thought is the half up do with a bit of a wave at the ends with the Hollywood Glam eyes, those smoky eyes could be tricky...What do you think?


  1. Have a lovely time, I'm feeling a bit jealous I'm not going now, but I don't think I could take the stress of finding an outfit, let alone choosing hair and make-up!! I'd love to see you with that loose bee-hive up-do :-) Take pics for me xx

  2. I know what you mean, it has been a little stressful...will report back on my return!

  3. It was lovely to meet you there! And thank you for being so lovely. :)

  4. My pleasure, lovely to meet you too x

  5. I wish so badly I could have been there! Just so I could wear a vintagey dress and style my hair like a Golden Age Hollywood star! I hope there's another one next year...


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