Putting together the final touches for your wedding look? Take a close-up view of the eye-catching headpieces from Pronovias 2014 collection presented recently at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spain. Lavish natural floral headpieces in peach, cream and plum colours, the bird cage is back in an ultra-sexy style adorn with flowers, and bows, oversize hats, shimmering headbands and the classic veil with a modern styled twist are the most breathtaking looks for a beautiful Bride.
Perfect Wedding magazine attended the opening of Reem Acra’s Shop-in-Shop at the fabulous bridal salon Blush in West Vancouver. When the Brides visit Blush they experience the essence of Reem Acra’s New York flagship store!
Photos courtesy Lori Miles/Sweet Pea Photography
One of the most classic fragrances of all times, Chanel No.5, now for the first time ever is now represented by an iconic male figure – Brad Pitt.
As part of her debut as the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance ‘Florabotanica’, Kristen Stewart will be answering questions to internet users
in a 30-minute live interview on October 18th.
On January 13th, Coty Inc and Balenciaga’s Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière introduced Kristen Stewart as the face of the brand’s second fragrance for women, after Balenciaga Paris. It is Kristen Stewart’s first brand endorsement.
Kristen Stewart, who has starred as Bella Swan in the Twilight saga movies, was introduced to worldwide audiences with her outstanding performance alongside Jodie Foster in Panic Room. Stewart most recently starred in Snow White and the Huntsman opposite Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. In May 2012 On the Road (the screen adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel) premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
The live interview is to be filmed in Los Angeles and broadcasted live on the Balenciaga Fragrance website (http://balenciagafragrance.com)
and on the Balenciaga Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Balenciaga).
The thirty-minute interview will start at 3pm EST (12pm Pacific Time / 9pm in France). It will be moderated by French Fashion Editor Virginie Mouzat, who will ask Kristen questions covering her roles as brand muse and fragrance endorser.
Registration to submit a question is open at http://balenciagafragrance.com/en/live-interview
and will remain open until the interview closing time.
To take advantage of this opportunity, anyone may register and submit their questions online. There are no restrictions on the number of questions per participant, and registration is free of charge. Twenty questions will be selected. A Florabotanica fragrance will be sent to anyone whose question was selected.
Participation is entirely free of charge. Interview will be broadcasted live online and its access will not require a password.
Elie Saab‘s Spring/Summer RTW 2013 collection is absolute perfection for the modern bride. He is a genius, creating dresses that sculpt the feminine figure and this time emphasizing the waist with grosgrain. The gowns have treatments of geometric inserts of lace tracing the natural curves of the body. Colours range from nude, royal blue and raspberry pink.
Culinary Capers Sweet Summer Splurges
Summer is here and without a doubt this year’s trend for Culinary Capers Catering’s desserts is the threeDs - Downsized, Deconstructed, and Dessert Flights. Petite desserts are going strong for west coast summer entertaining – we love them because they are a perfectly elegant bite (or two!) of fruit decadence and almost guilt-free.
Dessert Spoons have layers of delicate flavours in one-bite.
Dessert Flights are an affordable luxury for those who want a showstopper at the end of the meal. Here is a Summer Trio Dessert with lime pot de crème with honey tuile; raspberry lemon shortcake; shot of local BC rhubarb and vanilla bean panna cotta.
Traditional comfort made new again.
Shot of Strawberry Rhubarb Fool
rhubarb strawberry compote and vanilla Chantilly cream
Sweet Cones- We love them because they are pretty, yummy, versatile and easy to eat. Nothing says summer more than petite cones. They are the perfect size whether you want to sample different flavour combinations or just want a small bite of decadence. Miniature ice cream cones that come in three cone flavours – strawberry, vanilla and chocolate - topped with your choice of four house-made ice cream flavours in vanilla bean, dark chocolate, strawberry and caramel.
Macaron mania is still going strong but we’ve re-imagined different ways to present our house-made colourful delights such as filling them with fresh berries, vanilla bean crème diplomat and a dusting of lustre to add sparkle.
Petite Fours - we have ampted up these bite-sized tiny cakes with Italian buttercream and adorned with white chocolate edible flower.
Whimsical Classics for the kid in all of us that never goes out of style such as pink cotton candy, house-made marshmallows and fresh BC berry white chocolate pop tarts.
Here is a sneak peak for Fall…Canelés – If you haven’t had one of these delicious little gems you haven’t lived. A pastry native to Bordeaux, France, are poised to be the new new cupcake. They’re the perfect confection: crispy and caramelized outside, soft and custardy inside.
‘The Art of Romance’
Legacy, Luxury and Glamour at Rosewood Hotel Georgia
VANCOUVER, BC : Within the storied walls of Vancouver’s most historic and elegant luxury boutique hotel, celebrated designer Jason Matlo launched his 2012 bridal collection last night, with exquisite jewellery designs by Tiffany & Co.
First opening its doors in 1927, the Hotel Georgia came to be known as Vancouver’s most elegant retreat. Home to Hollywood legends and British royalty, the past 85 years have witnessed countless weddings, engagements and romantic tête-à-tête’s within its graceful surrounds. Re-opening in July 2011, the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia revealed a loving restoration; timeless design stayed true to the hotel’s glamourous past with many original features meticulously restored. In the Spanish Ballroom, where Matlo’s runway show took place, decorative cornices and crown mouldings resemble the original 1920’s design with simple understated colours creating unique ambiance.
Says Matlo of his new bridal collection, “Classic couture shapes and details are inspired by 1950’s silhouettes with retreated waist lines and gathered full skirts. The textures, beading, prints and lace are reminiscent of art deco prints. Dove grey, champagne, ecru and black tones create a modern bridal look that although vintage in concept is opulent, chic and modern.”
World renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co., a name synonymous with beauty, craftsmanship, design and romance provided the perfect accent to the stunning gowns. It was Tiffany & Co. that introduced the engagement ring as we know it today with the celebrated six prong “Tiffany Setting”, a Tiffany diamond truly makes hearts beat faster.
The city’s ultimate romantic venue, Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers a complete range of services, venues and amenities tied to true love including specialty suites, Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, the Spanish Ballroom, Reflections, Hawksworth Restaurant and through Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, an unrivalled selection of the world’s top honeymoon destinations. For more information call 604 682 5566 or visit: www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com