Category Archives: Accessories
Do you live in London? Are you getting married? Are you free this Thursday 6th March? If so, then you need to get yourself to Fever London’s Wedding Fair.
Fever’s wedding stylist, Alice, will be on hand for fashion advice and the event will also be attended by Cakefully Yours, who will be showcasing their new collection of beautiful wedding cakes, and wedding hair and hat Designer, Alexyi Reneece. Jazz duo, Jazz In Paris Project will also be performing throughout the day.
The event is running from 12pm – 8pm at the Fever London Store (52-53 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8ED). On display will be dresses for weddings and occasion wear, all inspired by vintage design and round-the-world travel. I’ll pass you over to the Fever Team to tell you a little more about their SS14 collection.
If you have not yet heard of the brand What Katy Did Next then let us introduce you. Founded by Katy Howesion, she makes lots of lovely accessories for your wedding day. Today we are showcasing “The Reign Collection” which includes some particularly delicate and ethereal designs including a fingertip length veil with twinkling hand sewn star trim, birdcages with glitter and an array of beautiful feather, leaf and floral detail embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals.
I am particularly taken with the Eugenie shoe clips, fern leaf silhouettes hand cut from Italian leather. Unique, modern and oh-so pretty.
All of you lovelies that are getting married this year (Does excited wave/embarrassing jig) may have already decided on your perfect accessories for W-day, you may have even bought them already.
And if you are very recently engaged (further excited waving and jigging action ensues) then well… have you even considered your accessories yet?!
From a personal perspective I enjoyed this aspect of planning very much indeed, every girl loves a bit of bling.
One of the things I love the most about the Christmas break apart from the copious amounts of Terry’s Chocolate Orange and feel good T.V. is hearing all of the heart-stoppingly romantic stories of you lovelies getting engaged. You see there’s something about the holidays that encourages folks to pop the question…in actual fact 1 out of 5 engagements take place between Christmas and NYE.
Completely-useless-but-actual-fact right there for you.
New Shoe Inspiration
The Merle & Morris Girls: Getting married is a big deal. Here at Merle & Morris, we’re not the type of girls who have been planning our weddings since we were small, but we understood that when we got engaged, the world changed as we knew it.
I’m getting married in December and I know first-hand that the choices surrounding weddings can be more than slightly overwhelming. After months trudging through wedding shoe options, looking for something that caught my imagination, I knew I was stuck!
Traditional creamy satin shoes can be very pretty- for some brides; they are the epitome of their bridal dream. But I’m just not that sort of girl. I wanted my shoes to be inspirational, elegant, quirky, comfortable, original – I could go on and on with a list of adjectives. But I just couldn’t find anything that I liked!
Working in the shoe industry, finding my wedding shoes was always going to be tricky – I had a strong idea of what I wanted, and how beautiful and interesting wedding shoes could be. Surely I wasn’t the only bride struggling!?
A chance conversation with a wonderful designer friend showed me that she’d also found it difficult to buy wedding shoes too, she ended up in beautiful black sandals by L’Autre Chose.
So we decided to try and change that – to create the perfect shoe to take you on the journey from bride to wife; to dare brides to think differently about wedding shoe design; to inject some of their own personality into the shoes.… View the full post.
Only a few weeks ago I was watching an episode of Downton Abbey where there was some particularly spiffy dinner/party where various incredibly posh folks (there was an abundance of tweed/equestrian type garb) were coming to stay for the weekend. I exclaimed to Mr O’Shea that I couldn’t quite understand why the whole wear-a-tiara-to-dinner fashion stopped, and that I think I might try and bring it back as a “thing”.
The headpieces were divine. All intricate detail and delicate jewels. I assumed they must be made by some exclusive designer or actual heirlooms borrowed from the 1920′s specifically for the show.
The ‘Vintage Wreath Tiara’ and the ‘Deco Extravagance Tiara’ retail at just £88, that’s a lot of posh for your pennies people.
The Downton specials and the rest of the “Twenties Heirloom” collection will be available from January 10th 2014 from selected stockists and on line at www.glitzysecrets.com
Until then however guess what?
YOU CAN WIN ONE OF EACH DOWNTON ABBEY FEATURED TIARA WITH ROCK MY WEDDING!!!!!
You just need to visit our facebook page, “like it” (if you don’t already) and like and leave a comment on the associated post. We’ll then pick a winner based on our favourite answer to our Lady Mary Crawley question.
Go on then, what are you waiting for?
You don’t need a dinner invitation to wear one of these beauties you know, a wedding will do…..… View the full post.