If you came over to these pages on Sunday you would have seen that it is officially Fashion week on RMW, meaning that for the next five days we will be concentrating on sharing with you gorgeous lot a plethora of pretty dresses and awesome accessories.
And we won’t be held responsible for any detrimental effect this may have on your bank balance – no pain no gain people.
We mentioned the meaning of “Cariad” in a post briefly last week – it’s Welsh for love, which is fitting because I love everything about Sarah Joseph’s recent House Of Secrets gown collection, from the delicious designs themselves to the styling of every single image. And she hails from…. yes you guessed it….Wales.
Land of sheep, red dragons and as it turns out – fashion forward thinking.
A huge thanks to Martin from My Big Day Photo’s for submitting such a delectable Monday treat.
I want hair like this please. And I want that forehead band item – immense, where would I wear it to? who cares. Sarah chose another welsh lady to provide all of the head gear, Gill Clement.
And not only do we have your more traditional “bridal” gowns but Sarah also creates some real evening red-carpet worthy numbers too.
There is something extraordinarily sexy about a full sleeve lace gown with a high collar that then does the whole maximum back flash thing. And no, I’m not suggesting anyone should wear a lace eye patch for W-day…. but the ruffled piece in the hair looks beautiful – especially to enhance a shorter hair style such as this one.
As you know I love feathers. And I have never thought of pairing a black birdcage veil with an ivory/white gown before seeing this shoot….but my doesn’t it look all sultry and sophisticated, especially when enhanced by a smoky eye and a pale pout.
Sarah Joseph: The collection is based on dark and mysterious inspiration. I haven’t concentrated on one theme for this collection, it is more of a palette of inspirational thoughts from day to day life. I have travelled the world several times over and have collected fabrics from the hills of Bali to the chic streets of Italy, years of being a collector turned itself in to a collection.
I had no boundaries with this collection however to naturally maintain a sense of calm. The vintage fabrics, intricate hand beading coupled with bespoke couture tailoring produced my favourite collection to date.
I am a South Wales based designer who knows no limits with my efforts and I thrive on perfection and attention to detail. A ten year couture experience from designers all over the world has created an unusual and intriguing personal style, that coupled with a London degree in fashion design has made me very fashion forward with a sense of couture tradition.
Make-Up – Farhana
Hair – Richard Kerr
Photography - My Big Day Photos
Jewellery Designer – Gill Clement
Gowns – Sarah Joseph
Venue - Stradey Castle
The frock above? I need it like I need air. It’s like the ultimate hot mermaid isn’t it?
Are any of you lovelies going couture/completely bespoke one-of-a-kind?
Thinking of doing something crazy with your barnet? a heavy smoky eye perhaps?
And how about feathers or sequins? or maybe changing into the darker side for the reception…..
Oh and here is a cool video to keep you entertained for the remainder of the afternoon:
Big Welsh Love