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INSIDE THE DIOR SUITE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

May 18, 2017  |  Beauty, Blog, DÉCOR, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

The French couture house of Dior has set up a glamorous suite in the luxurious Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, where the Super Stars and VIP guests will be getting ready for their attendance at the 70th edition of The Cannes Film Festival.

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CHARLOTTE BALBIER ~ BOHEMIAN BLUSH

May 8, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Fashion  |  No Comments

Walking barefoot, hand in hand with her true love. A dreamer, a true romantic, a free-spirited bride who knows her own style and is not afraid to express her individuality.

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Bohemian Blush is the new collection from Charlotte Balbier, officially launching at the WHITE GALLERY, London on May 14th-16th 2017, with the collection debuting through the release of preview imagery. Charlotte Balbier has always embraced the Boho look but the Bohemian Blush collection has gone all out with the Boho vibe.

Every bride dreams her bridal gown will stand out and be remembered forever, and in the Bohemian Blush collection, every gown tells a story. Charlotte Balbier has paid the utmost attention to detail to give each gown its unique touch. There is the dreamy Halo gown that is handcrafted with 3D floral fabrics; the Klara gown, which embraces sequins on sheer skin, and the stunning Jayde floral gown in an exclusive print to the house of Balbier, which is finished with an all-out bow! All the gowns are hand-created from the finest French laces, soft flowing chiffons, layered organzas, rich mikados and silk tulles. The 2018 colour palette introduces ballet pink, sugared peach, blush pinks and peach, pearled ivory and a pistachio green alongside the classic ever popular ivory and champagne shades. Sass meets BOHO in a fushion of style and this collection appeals to the dreamy fashion forward bride…

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“We have always created dresses for bride who knows who she is, to be their own kind of beauty and celebrate their individuality. This collection celebrates the free spirited women and Bohemian spirit. I created the Bohemian Blush collection for brides to be gorgeously unique; the gowns are easy and effortless. Whether her dream day is running through a woodland barefoot or wearing a flower crown, this sassy collection will appeal to all. I’ve fused together my two style crushes of Boho and pretty to create this delicious collection.”Charlotte Balbier

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ZUHAIR MURAD ~ SUMMER 2018 BRIDAL COLLECTION

May 3, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

This Summer 2018, Zuhair Murad inquisitively wanders the famous Jardim Botânico Garden. For your perfect day, he celebrates the luxurious greenery in shimmering creations of tulle and chiffon with ravishments of frills and draping.

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Redolent flowers and lush gardens lure Rio’s finest with the most exuberant & rich taste to Jardim Botânico, while Imaginary birds in Chantilly lace making their way through blooming flowers showered with crystals and pearls, appealing to Zuhair Murad’s supreme clientele .

With the Sheer sleeves, filled with intricate details of crystals and sequins setting the tone to lightness and romance and the moulded silhouettes in shades of white and ivory crepe enfolding femininity in luminous brilliance, Murad makes sure peaceful respite is provided.

Powered by energy and creativity, the designer takes his inspiration from the serenity of this garden during weekdays, the new life from its blossoms during weekends and from the lake containing the huge Vitória Régia water lilies and the orquidário, home to 600 species of orchids.

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ATELIER PRONOVIAS 2018 SHOW

May 1, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

The Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collectionis a very special new collection, for which I was inspired by a magical wishing well where the bride’s sensuality and radiance is reflected by jewelled and embroidered embellishments. The water is a key element and the liquid movement is evident in the gowns’ various volumes and patterns.

– Hervé Moreau, Pronovias’ Creative Director

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PRONOVIAS, the leading bridal fashion firm, delighted more than 2,000 guests at the firm’s catwalk show at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in Barcelona, for the presentation of the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection. The firm gathered celebrities from the world of fashion and film, Spanish and international socialites, press and buyers from around the world. The audience enjoyed the fashion show with a unique mise-en-scene, under a theme called “WISH” with a spectacular wishing well at center stage.

Victoria’s Secret angels Romee Strijd, Martha Hunt, and Cindy Bruna along with the international top model Bregje Heinen shined more than ever on the mirrored runway. For yet another year, the mise-en-scene surprised the guests; this time it included a spectacular wishing well, metaphorically referencing the magical movement of water, its fluidity and shine, which is apparent in all the designs of this new collection.

Through the catwalk presentation, guests discovered the latest bridal fashion trends from the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection with dress proposals that play with silhouettes and innovative designs that fill the collection with possibilities, from mermaid and flared designs to very full ball gowns. The dresses, crafted in organza, crepe, soft satin and French lace, are finished with white gemstone embroideries that give the collection great sophistication and delicateness. A proposal created from the heart of the Maison, which presents infinite possibilities for sparkling on your wedding day.

Runway photos Ugo Cámera   Hair and Makeup Bobbi Brown and Ghd  

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BACKSTAGE AT DIOR HAUTE COUTURE IN TOKYO ~ DIOR GINZA

April 26, 2017  |  Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

For the Dior Spring-Summer 2017 Haute Couture collection, Peter Philips, creative and image director  for Dior Make-up, has created a luminous make-up, a face with the perfect glow.

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“I delved into the mysterious atmosphere and the play on seduction in this collection, which presents the hide/reveal aspect of a masked ball. The sophistication of Stephen Jones’ creations and the masks on some of the looks were also a source of inspiration for creating a poetic gaze”.

Peter Philips adds: “This is a young woman with modernized pre-Raphaelite beauty. It was essential to emphasize her soft luminosity and sensuality”.

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COMPLEXION

The complexion is light and pure. Peter Philips explains: To get this ultra luminous and natural Glow effect. I didn’t want to much texture. I needed to keep the fine texture of the skin, so I applied Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer as the base, then Dior Forever Perfect Cushion foundation.  Next I perked up the cheeks with a light rosy cloud of Diorblush no. 756 and 876.

Lastly, I applied touches of Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer no. 001 to obtain a pearly light at strategic points: the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, the Cupid’s bow”.

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EYES

Peter Philips stresses that “the eyes are nude with no mascara and pale eyelids unified with Diorshow Mono no. 826 “Backstage” and a line of Diorshow Khol no. 529 beige. A unified base to bring out the play on starry glitter”. He adds: “I created several variations to personalize each girl. The glitter was applied in a “Stardust” shower on the cheekbones swept up towards the temples. But also chose the metallic purity of a single, bigger, more ‘rebel attitude’ star placed on the inner corner of each eye or at the centre of the lower lid.

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LIPS

“Lips were smoothed with the new Lip Sugar Scrub, then lightly enhanced with Dior Addict Lacquer Stick no. 550 “Tease”, which I dab in the middle of the lower lip. When you keep application light, its creamy texture and discreet shine give the lips a plumped look. Lips are sensual but keep a very natural effect”.

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NAILS

Nails stayed discreet with Diorlisse Abricot as a base, then Gel Coat.

HAIR

Styled by Guido Palau, hair was done in the style of pre-Raphaelite beauties. Wavy and long, hair was worn either loose or tied back.

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Dior Make-up created and styled by PETER PHILIPS

 

 

 

 

TIFFANY BLUE BOOK GALA IN NYC

April 24, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Tiffany & Co. hosted an unforgettable evening at St. Ann’s Warehouse to unveil the 2017 Blue Book Collection.

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Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual gala to celebrate the 2017 Blue Book Collection with a special performance by Jennifer Hudson. The star-studded event was held at the historic St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was transformed to reflect this year’s Blue Book theme celebrating the natural wonders of wild. Hosted by Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and interim chief executive officer at Tiffany & Co., the evening featured Hollywood luminaries and fashion influencers including Imaan Hammam and Doutzen Kroes.

Actresses Reese Witherspoon, Ni Ni, Ruth Negga, Haley Bennett and Claire Danes were the epitome of elegance wearing Tiffany jewels.

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From left to right Actors Reese Witherspoon and Claire Danes (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Blogger Lala Rudge (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Actress Ni Ni  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Actress Ruth Negga (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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Model Imaan Hammam (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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GALIA LAHAV ~ LE SECRET ROYAL COLLECTION

March 10, 2017  |  Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

All Brides are curious to know what Belle’s wedding gown looks like in the much anticipated movie Beauty and The Beast! Be inspired by Le Secret Royal new collection from Galia Lahav and find your own fairytale gown.

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl

To believe in love is the motto for the new Galia Lahav collection. You will find what you are looking for if you choose to see beyond your set boundaries. Le Secret Royal expresses deep love for couture through our extravagant silhouettes, floral design elements and glamorous shades of pink. Inspired by the royals, their essence and poise, Galia advanced her designs to something unfamiliar yet extraordinary. 

The sophisticated floral arrangements along the body of the gowns are made to replicate the captivating sense of strolling through royal flower gardens. Through decorative design and rose color shades, petal details are evident through Galia’s creations. As the dresses are bountiful in silk tulle embroideries and chantilly lace, this is a collection for queens. With this collection Galia wants you to believe in love and you will find your magic. You are a Queen.

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ELIE SAAB SPRING SUMMER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

January 30, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

From its great Nile, praised in poetry, literature, music and art, irrigating the imaginations of Arabs for generations, to its people, their ingenuity and preservation of culture, Egypt has been a source of light, inspiration and richness for civilizations; a guardian of Arab memory. For Spring Summer 2017, ELIE SAAB pays tribute to an Arab epoch that left us with a priceless cultural and artistic heritage.

The ELIE SAAB Spring Summer 2017 woman, is a reflection of the golden era and a muse for the creative mind. She is a woman who appreciates artistic excellence, cultural wealth and sophistication: strong yet delicate, elegant and free.

This epoch was also a time when Egyptian and Arab cinema, with its iconic actors and actresses, was at its peak. A beautiful period that saw the effervescence of producers and directors, passionate about the silver screen and this “art-nouveau”, like producer Assia Dagher and directors Henry Barakat, Youssef Chahine and Hassan Al Imam.

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“The Birth Of Light” ELIE SAAB’s Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture particular inspiration, was a scene from the film “I Don’t Sleep”, considered one of the most beautiful of Arabic cinema, where Faten Hamama, also known as the “Lady of the Arabic screen”, arrives with Mariam Fakhr Eddine to a party in a long gown, elegant in its simplicity, embroidered on the shoulders and sparkling with crystals. It is a scene in which time is suspended, allowing but a moment to contemplate her beauty and the strength that lies behind it.

And now, as the ‘stars’ of that era still sparkle in our memories, impacting our present, and the songs of Oum Kalthoum still challenge creation while explaining the meaning of love; that golden age of Arabic cinema and art looks brighter than ever, as the admiration we hold for this illustrious past is not a nostalgic reminiscence at all. It is, on the contrary, a continued appreciation of a period that helped build the culture of entire generations. With this in mind, ELIE SAAB travelled back in time, drawing inspiration from the everlasting pool of talents from that era: to a scene where Leila Mourad’s enchanting voice meets Nour el Hoda’s passion for singing. Where Mohammad Abdel Wahab’s artistic stature converses with Omar Sharif’s charm and allure. Where Hind Rostom and Sabah’s seductive natures flirt with Farid Al Atrash’s sensitivity, and where Shadia’s light-hearted yet mature talent comes across Abdel Halim Hafez’s charisma and romance.

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Paying tribute to this woman, ELIE SAAB reveals a sharp and creative take on Oriental patterns and architectural lines that form symbols and star shapes, appearing on long, voluminous or mid-length dresses. Intricate embroidery illustrates palm trees that reflect the height and grace of those in Doumyat city while unforgettable scenes of boats dancing on the Nile recall, in a dream-like haze, the collection’s light, fluid fabrics that are constructed to float upon its breeze.

Embroidery inspired by Arabic calligraphy also covers smooth and transparent fabrics such as tulle, lace and mousseline. And while some silhouettes are soft, with fabric delicately draping around the shoulders, other angular cuts reveal parts of the back and emphasize the beauty of the neck. Accessories merge the modernity of form with the classic appeal of stones. They are a reinterpretation of styles from an epoch where ‘starlets’ wore striking gowns, painted their lips, and embraced their femininity. It is through nuances of grey and shades of blue, white and blush that ELIE SAAB injects light and color into those black and white images that are immortalized in our memories.

And it is his creative take that brings those magical moments of the past back to life. ~

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ZUHAIR MURAD SPRING SUMMER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

January 27, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

We are closing the week with the Runway Report from Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture show, FIRES WALTZ.

A journey to Japan inspired Zuhair Murad’s Couture collection, in particular the spellbinding fireworks the House founder and artistic director
witnessed on the island of Miyajima.

An explosion of coloured light cloaked with the darkest night, then reflected in the shadowy waters below. This is the harmony, the silken thread, running throughout the collection. Delicately re-embroidered Swarovski Crystals become incandescent filaments lighting up a jade taffeta creation sensually enveloping around the body.

The waves lapping the island are transformed into organic draping; knotting and pleating poetically figure the foamy breakers. The colours are natural, only more intense: moss green, fiery red, pink fuchsia, boldly contrasted with consummate skill.

The sky, crackling with Lurex electricity, or in soie perlée, adorns, here a slip dress, there a corseted ball gown.

For a contemporary twist, a nod in the direction of the eighties delivers a more angular structure, with bouffant sleeves, coattails, and DJ details richly decorated with beads.

The coming-together of the natural and the modern – timelessly elegant, opulently contemporary: such is the 2017 couture of Zuhair Murad. ~

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BACKSTAGE AT DIOR SPRING SUMMER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

January 24, 2017  |  Beauty, Blog, Fashion  |  No Comments

Happy #WeddingWednesday!

We are very exited to take you to the backstage at DIOR Couture Show Spring Summer 2017  and learn how Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup created a luminous look, a face with the perfect glow.

“I delved into the mysterious atmosphere and the play on seduction in this collection, which presents the ‘hide & reveal’ aspect of a masked ball. The sophistication of Stephen Jones’ creations and the masks on some of the looks were also a source of inspiration for creating a poetic gaze. This is a young woman with a modernized pre-Raphaelite beauty. It was essential to emphasize her soft luminosity and sensuality.”

-Peter Philips, Creative & Image Director for Dior Makeup

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COMPLEXION 
Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer

Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation (various shades depending on model)

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion (not available in US or Canada, launched Jan 2017 in Europe)

Diorblush #756 Rose Cherie – (sub Rosy Glow).

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #001

“To get this ultra-luminous and natural glow effect, I didn’t want too much texture. I needed to keep the fine texture of the skin, so I applied Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer as the base, then Dior Forever Fluid Foundation. Next I perked up the cheeks with a light rosy cloud of Diorblush #756 Lastly, I applied touches of Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #001 to obtain a pearly light at strategic points: the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, the Cupid’s bow.”  – Peter Philips

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EYES
Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow #317 Metaphore (Not available in US or Canada, available in Europe)

NEW Diorshow Khôl High Intensity Pencil #529 Beige Kohl ( launching later in 2017)

*Note stars & glitter/ sequins applied to model’s eyes were sourced by Peter, and are not made by Dior
*sub: Mono Eyeshadow Minimal or Gallery depending on skin tone. Also use wet to sub for the Khol Liner.

“The eyes are nude with no mascara and pale eyelids unified with Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow #317 Metaphore) and a line of the new Diorshow Khôl  #529 Beige. This created a unified base to bring out the play on the starry glitter, which I created several variations of to personalise each girl. In one look, the glitter was applied in a “Stardust” shower on the cheekbones swept up towards the temples. Then I also chose the metallic purity of a single, bigger, more ‘rebel attitude’ star placed either on the inner corner of each eye or at the centre of the lower lid.” – Peter Philips

LIPS
NEW Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub Sweet Exfoliating Balm (New launched Jan 2017)

NEW Dior Addict Lacquer Stick #550 Tease ( launching later in 2017)

“Lips were smoothed with the new Lip Sugar Scrub, then lightly enhanced with Dior Addict Lacquer Stick – Peter philips

 

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PIA TOSCANO’S WEDDING AT ANGEL ORENSANZ IN NYC

Pia Toscano who became a national sensation when she was on American Idol and shocked the nation when she lost just got married to Jimmy R.O. Smith who she met through Jennifer Lopez. Pia is her back -up singer and Jimmy R.O. Smith is one of Jennifer Lopez’s dancer. The dream venue was the celebrated Angel Orensanz in New York City, after the ceremony the wedding reception got entertained with celebrity DJ Adrian “DJ Dubz” Wiltshire – DJ putting the spins on some amazing tunes.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Photography & Cinematography JAYLIM STUDIO

Entertainment DJ ADRIAN “DJ DUBZ” WILTSHIRE – DJ

Wedding Planner & Cake LILABBYS EVENTS

Creative Visual Director LINDA CANGRO

Wedding Gown MICHAEL COSTELLO

Hair EDUARDO PONCE

Makeup LYNDSAY ZAVITZ

Catering JOE DECANDIA

Floral Design FLORAL COUTURE (Bouquet, Centerpieces, Wedding Arch, Sweet Heart Table)

ALWAYS BLOOMING (Aisle & Escort Floral)

CARY DECOR (Floral Wall)

Event Decor DIVINE PARTY DISPLAY

Dessert Room & Favours SWEET SERENDIPITY

MORILEE by MADELINE GARDNER ~ DESTINATION WEDDING GOWNS

January 13, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Floral Trends  |  No Comments

Destination Weddings is a growing trend and Brides to be are starting to plan their “get-away” wedding with this in mind Morilee By Madeline Gardner has designed a line of wedding dresses specifically for destination brides. Dresses that are light & easy to travel with; dresses that are elegant yet modern; simple yet eye catching. The Voyagé collection has many stand out options for brides looking for the perfect destination wedding gown.

Happy #FashionFriday!

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ABOUT MADELINE GARDNER
For more than 25 years, Madeline Gardner’s sensational wedding dress and evening gowns have been the guiding force behind MORILEE’s remarkable success. As a graduate from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, she has blended her expert knowledge of design with her flare for beautiful details to produce only the most gorgeous dresses. Madeline’s clear passion for fashion has shined bright as she has been turning women’s dreams into reality on their wedding day and special events. With her studio in the heart of bustling New York City, Madeline Gardner continues to seek influences from all the latest fashions. While her style is always evolving, her designs continue to transcend time.

NARNIA ~ UK WEDDING INSPIRATION

A themed style shoot arrived from the UK, inspired in the epic movie Narnia.

The beauty of the wintery snow scenes and the warmth of the greenery after ‘the thaw’ totally suited to this time of year. There were so many options and it became instantly exciting. I didn’t want to totally recreate the film, but moreso have the film inspire the shoot in a subtle way. I wanted the photos to be exciting for people to look at but yet provide inspiration and achievable looks for couples searching for ideas for their own big day.

So what were the key Narnia elements on our wish list for the day? Well, we definitely wanted the Snow Queen, Prince Caspian, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the forest, the sparkle and warmth of winter, and of course some snow. If you’re a fan of the books you may spot the details quickly… or maybe you will have to look a little harder. – Terri Pugh owner at Tides Events.

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THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Photography CAROLINEPOTTEROHOTO & CHEBIRCHHAYESPHOTOGRAPHY
Event Planner, Décor & Styling TIDES EVENTS
Floral Design BAMBOO-THE FLOWER GALLERY
Models KIRSTY ELY & JOSH HAVERLY
Gown IAN STUART
Groom’s Suit SAVILE RAW COMPANY
Shirts & Formal Ties BILL CHILD FORMAL WEAR
Groom’s Hat, Bride’s Necklace, bracelet, Stag Books Ends JUICE COLLECTION
Bride’s Headdress MASON BLUE DESIGNS
Bridal Shoes SOLEY FOR YOU
Hair REBECCA HAIR WEDDINGS
JESS MAC STUDIO
Venue LONGWORTH HALL
Lanterns & Candles AISLE HIRE IT
Lion & Fireplace lantern WYE VALLEY RECLAMATION
Furs (Faux) VINTAGE TRAMP
Cake DIVINE BAKES
Stationery ARTEMINS STATIONERY

TIFFANY & CO. DAZZLES AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 9, 2017  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Diamonds, truly a girl’s best friend, played a significant role during the night at the Golden Globes. Find inspiration in the ‘hot-list’ of celebrities who looked stunning wearing Tiffany & Co. jewellery – a Perfect Bridal Look!

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Above: Emma Stone, winner of ‘Best Actress’  for her performance in “La La Land”, accented her Valentino gown with a Tiffany Archival necklace, diamond earrings and rings.

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Above: Presenter Gal Gadot complemented her Mugler gown with a diamond and black onyx necklace and ring.

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Top: Presenter Sienna Miller coupled her white Michael Kors dress with classic pearls and diamond earrings. Actor Jeremy Renner wore a Tiffany CT60 watch in stainless steel.

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Top: Naomie Harris, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Moonlight”, paired her metallic gown with diamond earrings and a selection of platinum and diamond rings.  Natalie Portman, nominated for Best Actress for her work in “Jackie”, wore a selection of Tiffany jewels to complement her Prada dress, including diamond fringe earrings, a ring with white and yellow diamonds and a Tiffany Archival platinum and diamond bracelet.

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Above: Presenter Reese Witherspoon accessorized her yellow dress with a Tiffany Archival necklace, yellow diamond earrings and a selection of rings.

URBAN CHRISTMAS ~ STYLE WEDDING

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“Being a huge lover of all things Christmas, I wanted to create a styled shoot inspired by this holiday but stepping out of the traditional theme we often see – red & green, snowflakes and Santa. Instead, with the help of an incredible team of vendors, my vision of “Urban Christmas” was brought to life at one of the best restaurants in the city of Edmonton. Focusing on keeping the shoot modern yet reflective of a traditional Christmas, we kept the vibe moody & cozy, embodying the feel that Christmas brings. Combining a ton of evergreens with lush flowers and copper metallic accents throughout the shoot captured the essence of the theme. Modern hand-made shapes called Himmeli, which are a traditional Finnish Christmas ornament, were brought into nearly every aspect of the design – flower centrepiece runner, the bride’s gorgeous hairpiece, the groom’s boutonniere, the cake topper and of course as tree ornaments. The Himmeli shape even inspired our stationery design. Graced by an incredible two-piece gown, our bride was glowing as she stood hand-in-hand with her groom in front of the Christmas tree, making promises of love & happiness to one-another. We had the best time creating this shoot and hope that it helps to inspire couples who want a Christmas wedding that is slightly less predictable in design.” – Sandra Bettina Weddings and Events.

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THE PERFECT TEAM

Planning & Creative Design SANDRA BETTINA WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Photography KYRA JASMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Flowers FLEURS FLOWERS

Rentals SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS

Hair & Make-up BLUSH ARTISTRY 

Cake LAURABELLA TREATS

Stationery WEDDING DESIGN BY ANIKA

Himmeli Design & Creation SALVAGE + BRONZD

Gown BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Dress Designer MARTINA LIANA

Groom’s Attire DERKS FORMALS

Venue PARLOUR

BREAKING NEWS: DIOR MAKEUP FIRST BOUTIQUE OPENS IN NYC

November 16, 2016  |  Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Did you ever dream about a luxury makeup store where you can experience the feel of being backstage at a fashion show?!

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Dior Makeup makes your dream come true! The Couturier French House has announced today the opening of its first makeup concept beauty boutique at 1 World Trade Center in New York City.

The luxury retail selling space, located on the second floor of Westfield’s World Trade Center, was designed in Paris.  The boutique interior which uses modern elements of video design is devoted to a mix of products across all makeup categories including lips, face and eyes. Videos will feature content linking together Dior beauty and fashion, offering clients a full backstage experience.

Inspired by the backstage glamour of Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior makeup, the space itself comprises of a lip studio where clients can play with and choose from the various textures and product offerings.  Six makeup workstations will offer clients backstage pro services including lash and brow styling and flawless face consultations. A fragrance wall brings to life the history and heritage of Dior’s iconic fragrances created by François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, including Miss Dior, J’adore and Sauvage.

Dior’s new World Trade Center beauty boutique offers a modern backstage shopping environment, reflecting the brand’s unique heritage of luxury and innovation. ~

VEHEMENCE ~ FASHION WEDDING DECOR EDITORIAL

Happy #WeddingWednesday! Today we are sharing the complete collection of inspiring images from the VEHEMENCE style shoot featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine 1oth Anniversary Issue – BLOSSOMING.

The intense jewel-toned floral setting, contrasting with powerful bridal looks, is the result of a collaboration of talented wedding vendors from Toronto. This was shot at the Pravda Vodka Bar by David Hou Photography and planned by Event Culture.

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Below: Plunge V-neckline, fitted bodice and thin waistband cocktail pageant dress by Mac Duggal

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Above: Black sequins fitted floor length gown with gathered tulle skirt and satin pleated collar by Gavarcia.

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From top to bottom: Bridal Gown,  ‘Aisle Style’ Catherine Langlois for David Dunkley Millinery from ‘Aisle Style’ collection David Dunkley Fine Millinery. Tallulah (Style number AW1526) is a full length gold and metallic floral lace gown with mesh peak-a boo details at the rib cage by Narces.

 

 

THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Creative Director and Event Producer EVENT CULTURE

Photography DAVID HOU PHOTOGRAPHY

Floral Design OPENING NIGHT FLOWERS by NICHOLAS SMITH

Hair and Makeup MAKEUPLADY.CA

Wardrobe Styling i.D. SILHOUETTE

Bridal Gown CATHERINE LANGLOIS

Millinery DAVID DUNKLEY FINE MILLINERY

Stationery DEFINING MOMENTS STATIONERY

Model, ANASTASIYA for SPOT 6 MANAGEMENT

Table and Chairs DETAILZ COUTURE EVENT RENTALS

Chargers, China and Stemware WILLIAM ASHLEY CHINA

Flatware, accessories, candleholders ZARA HOME

Venue PRAVDA VODKA BAR

 

 

ZUHAIR MURAD ~ HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2016

November 8, 2016  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Today we take you ‘Behind the Scenes’ at the  Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall 2016 show, a view from backstage where all the action happens before and during the big event.

This is collection rich in jewel tones for the Modern, Rocker but Elegant woman. – Zuhair Murad

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ROSE GOLD ~ FLORAL FASHION STYLE SHOOT

As featured in the current 10th Anniversary Issue – BLOSSOMING, Erin Bishop the creative mind and owner of Filosphi Events designed ROSE GOLD photographed by Sweet Heirloom, a colourful, lush and full of fun Wedding Décor setting rich in vibrant and citrus tones that contrast with the all-white orchid, rose and hydrangea chandeliers hung above the table line. The floral arrangements by Flower Factory are built with multiple varieties of roses, ranunculus, tulips and coral peonies. A garden glam inspired setting with luxurious details and glimmering touch of elegant gold.

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Peter Fong owner of Ganache Patisserie in Yaletown, Vancouver created a modern and architectural cake by stacking various sizes of pure white square tiers and incorporated fresh florals and a touch of intricate texturing to add a luxe look and personality to the cakes.

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Jewellery above: Tiffany & Co. shared setting band ring in 18k yellow gold with round brilliant diamonds, Tiffany & Co. Milgrain wedding band in yellow gold, and Tiffany Setting 18k yellow gold diamond engagement ring.

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Above: Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger circle rope necklace in yellow gold, Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger daisy bracelet in yellow gold, Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger Lynn earring in yellow gold with diamonds set in platinum, Tiffany & Co. Shlumberger Leaf Wrap Ring in yellow gold with yellow sapphire.

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Model & Musician: Ashley is wearing a Pronovias gown ” Taciana” available at Clara Couture Bridal Hair & Make-up by Nadia Albano Style Inc.

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Cory Curtis, Canadian Musician is wearing Isaia Neapolitan soft shoulder suit paired Eton shirt and a purple diamond printed Tom Ford tie all from Harry Rosen and styled by Nick Taylor. Clock: Tiffany CT60 Chronograph 42 mm.

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Ashley wearing a Pronovias gown “Tamar” available at Clara Couture Bridal. Jewellery: Pink Tourmaline and diamond vintage necklace, rind and earring available at Maison Birks. Manicure: Joyride

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Cory Curtis is wearing a Isaia Neapolitan black and grey suit, paired with an all black Eton shirt and texture Tom Ford wool Tie all from Harry Rosen styled by Nick Taylor.

THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM

Creative Director FILOSOPHI EVENTS 

Photography SWEET HEIRLOOM

Floral Design FLOWER FACTORY

Cake GANACHE PARISSERIE

Hair & Makeup NADIA ALBANO STYLE INC 

Models Ashley @ashyvr & Cory Curtis @corycurtis

Manicure JOYRIDE

Videography LIFE STUDIOS 

Stationery LELE CHAN DESIGNS 

Gowns CLARA COUTURE BRIDAL 

Suits HARRY ROSEN

Jewellery MAISON BIRKS & TIFFANY&CO.

Chairs, flatware A&B PARTY TIME RENTALS

Table, Chargers KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN RENTALS 

Plexi pillars REEL SILKS

Live Wood Shelf PACIFIC DESIGN LAB 

Venue PIPE SHOP AT THE SHIPYARDS

PRONOVIAS PHOTOSHOOT IN PARIS WITH TOPMODEL IRINA SHAIK

October 19, 2016  |  Accessories, Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Feature Article  |  No Comments

Pronovias, the world leader of the fashion bridal world, presents new designs from the Atelier Pronovias 2017 collection with Top Model Irina Shayk. Brides can find this new collection at www.pronovias.com

The Pronovias muse poses again for the firm in a luxurious setting photographer in Le Bristol Paris Hotel. According to Shayk, the new creations from Atelier Pronovias 2017 collections are very special: “The gowns in this collection fascinate me. Of all of them, my favourites are the lace ones.. I like how this material is worked, as it fits the body like a second skin. I general, I think that the Atelier Pronovias dresses are classic but sexy, chic and simple at the same time. I share Pronovias idea that less is more”.

For the next season, the Atelier Pronovias 2017 designs have been created with artisanal methods using extremely high quality fabrics and pure, minimalist and clean lines. The gowns have been crafted in the finest materials such as Chantilly, crepe, taffeta and stretch chiffon. At the same time, the use of transparencies has been given very special prominence, crafted with gemstones and delicate hand embroideries, covering the silhouettes with feathers and silk thread.

Irina Shayk behind the scenes with Pronovias

Art Direction & Styling PRONOVIAS

Photography LALO CORTES

MAKEUP & HAIR DAVID CARREIRO for BOBBI BROWN and ghd.