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Month: March, 2012

Embroidered Lace and Appliqued Wedding Cake

To evoke a hip ’60s dress crafted of embroidered lace blanketed with cotton floral appliques, cake designer Ron Ben-Israel created silicone molds of appliques inspired by the original fabric – no small task considering there were 25 shapes to replicate, including dahlias, roses, and periwinkles. Sugar paste was pressed into each mold, then applied in layers to the fondant. The resulting ivory tower is one that both generations – yours and your mother’s – will adore.

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The Miracle Lip Balm

The miracle lip balm for kissable lips on your wedding day! For many years, Carmex was a best–kept secret of models, celebrities and make–up artists. But it’s hard to keep a good thing to secret for long. It contains a unique blend of ingredients, including natural moisturisers such as cocoa butter and lanolin. These and other emollients give you healthy-looking lips by restoring lost moisture and preventing dryness and chapping. Carmex also contains camphor and menthol. These ingredients give Carmex a cooling effect and helps relieve the irritation of rough, chapped lips – encouraging a healthy appearance that feels as good as it looks. You’ll be pleased to know that it’s not tested on animals.

Elie Saab Fairytale Inspiration For Brides And Bridesmaids

If you’re thinking of including bridesmaids in your wedding, then Elie Saab could solve the dilemma of how to dress them. The Lebanese designer is an expert in shaping fashion in the bridal world. Not only does he form part of an exclusive commercial line in Pronovias created by various designers, he is also responsible for some of the most exquisite bridal creations seen on the Paris Haute Couture catwalks. It was on this exact catwalk in the Spring Summer 2012 collections, where the 47 yr old designer displayed his creative talent. He gave life to a purely Saab collection, composed entirely of a palette of pastel colours. A succession of fairytale dresses were paraded down the Parisian catwalk, a cascade of delicious alternatives in tones of cream, lemon, mint, rose and sky-blue.

For success, keep the same simple line in each of the dresses, differentiating the bride with unique tones and different cuts and lengths, and varying details like the neckline or sleeve length.

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian 14KT Gold Honey Hexagon Hair Comb

The Belle Noel 14KT Gold Honey Hexagon Hair Comb by Kim Kardashian is a stunning and statement-making accessory. Made from 14KT gold-plated palladium, it features two small hair combs with four golden chains that dangle from your hair. Also available in silver. http://www.shopthetrendboutique.com

Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection

Sweet, sexy, cheeky and luxurious lingerie from Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection. Perfect for your wedding night. Available from http://www.victoriassecret.com

Black Is The New White

Would you ever wear, or consider wearing a black wedding dress? Well, after seeing Vera’s Fall 2012 Bridal Collection, you may just be saying “I do” faster than you thought possible. “It was a big step on the wild side for me” says Vera Wang. “This was the first time I could explore a long time fantasy of translating all the white and ivory dresses I have done for so many years…”

Photographed by Joshua Jordan. Black silk georgette and silk faille V-­neck halter ballgown with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué and multi-­layered, crushed and honey comb tulle skirt.

Tone Down In Neutrals

Courteousy of Vogue, photographed here are The Courtin-Clarins Girls. All 4 girls are granddaughters of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, who founded Clarins skin-care company. They display an array of neutral tones appearing chic by use of beading, chiffon, lace and print textures. It’s becoming quite the trend to have your bridesmaids choose a dress in the colour palette of your choice. Choose a neutral for your colour story. With a neutral, your bridesmaids will look timeless, not to mention compliment you on your wedding day.

Simply Elegant, Simply Beautiful, Simply Vera

Inspired by Vera’s personal makeup philosophy, Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics, consists of 16 products in 74 shades. The overall palate of natural shades also draws inspiration from the full range of Simply Vera Vera Wang fabrics and textiles. Click here to read more about the products and Vera’s inspiration behind Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics

Racerback-Styled Wedding Dress

Racerbacks aren’t just for sports bras and the gym anymore. If you’re looking to highlight your back and shoulders, this style is perfect! This pretty Versace dress with racerback detail proves they don’t always have to look sporty.

Green Ties And Bow Ties

Green doesn’t have to be plain if you’re planning a green-themed wedding. Allow shades and patterned detail to give the ordinary some character.