Category Archives: Accessories
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.
Headpieces seem to be THE THING at the moment.
Every time we feature a Bride sporting one you lot go crazy for it! Whether it’s vintage, boho or out-and-out Princess style…RMW Brides love headpieces.
Well today we’ve got an absolute feast for your headpiece loving eyes…the latest collection from Donna Crain, styled with gorgeous make up, delicious bouquets and luxurious gowns to show you their true potential.
Personally, I tend to lean towards the boho vibe – I’m coveting the Amelia, made with Swarovski crystals, pearls and a delicate vintage inspired chain that trails beautifully down the back of the head.
And not only do we have loads of accessory pretty for you, but make up artist Adele Rosie has details of all of the products used on the shoot too. We do spoil you lovely lot sometimes don’t we? Enjoy!
Keep It Simple And Natural
Adele Rosie The MUA: It’s so important to get bridal make-up right. From the preparation, product quality, colours and finish – it’s a lot for a bride to think about. So, keep it simple and natural. There’s a fantastic range of products out there to suit all complexions and budgets.
Davinia and Isabella were our models for the day and I created two different looks with each girl, to suit the dresses and Donna’s beautiful accessories.
Statement Eye Colour
It’s no secret that Team RMW are huge fans of the ballet, we produced a whole styled editorial inspired by it. We’re also fans of Love Lust List member Debbie Carlise and her pretty unique headpiece and jewellery designs for brides.
For her latest “Adagio” collection Debbie has also taken inspiration from all that is Swan Lake – the grace, femininity and dreamy fluidity of the ballet.
Do let us know which piece is your favourite lovelies.
Debbie Carlisle: In the past I’ve been strongly influenced by vintage styles and while this is still the case, in this collection I’ve moved on to create something that combines classic styling with a much more contemporary edge and a very feminine, ethereal feel. I think the ballet really encapsulates the effortless grace a lot of brides want to feel on their wedding day and the prima ballerina with her combination of strength and femininity was something I really kept in mind while designing the new collection.
Adagio consists of nine new headpiece designs plus a few reworked old favourites and, for the first time, I have added a new element to my accessories – earrings. I’ve had so many requests from brides looking for earrings that would work with my other accessories that I decided to add a selection of pieces to my website that reflect my style and would work with my headpieces and vintage jewellery bouquets. The result is a collection of 22 pairs of beautiful pierced and clip-on earrings that work perfectly with my style and range from timelessly elegant studs like Odette (£45) and Ophelia (£35) to full-on Hollywood-style showstoppers like Eva (£60) and Hattie (£85).… View the full post.
Lockets & Lace is a gorgeous online Bridal Accessory Boutique and a member of the Rock My Wedding Love Lust List. They specialise in beautiful pieces to compliment your gown from names such as Sara Gabriel, Enchanted Atelier, Untamed Petals and Tantrums and Tiaras, each of our world-wide designers are carefully selected for their individuality, quality and style.
To celebrate their impending 1st birthday, the generous bunch at Lockets and Lace thought that RMW readers (i.e. you gorgeous lot) might like to win your favourite piece from recently-added designer, ‘Enchanted Atelier Couture Accessories‘.
The Enchanted Atelier collection is VERY fancy and the first store to carry the pieces was famed bridal salon Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. Enchanted Atelier soon frequented the pages of every top bridal publication and began appearing on the shelves on the best stores and boutiques throughout the world. Enchanted Atelier has worked with fashion notables over the past few seasons including stylist Eric Daman for Gossip Girl (yes, you too can look just like Blair Waldorf), Maison Sophie Hallette, Claire Pettibone and Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.
How To Enter And Competition Rules
2. Leave a comment on the blog post telling us which is your favourite piece and how you would style it for your big day.
3. Giveaway to end at midnight on Friday, 11th October.
4. Delivery is included for UK readers but a delivery charge applies for international readers
Which one would I pick?… View the full post.
That’s exactly what vintage-inspired accessories brand Britten have created with the launch of their 2014 Libertié Collection.
Inspired by the style and glamour of the Edwardian golden age, the Liberté Collection reflects the fusion of Art Nouveau and British Luxuries that became synonymous with King Edward VII’s reign.
I know, fancy schmancey.
There are twenty four bespoke pieces to choose from, all hand made at the Britten workshop in Bath. Every bead is hand-sewn, every pattern hand-cut and every flower hand-pressed from softest silk and it is this dedication to design and craftsmanship that ensures each accessory is completely heirloom-worthy.
As well as some show-stopping headpieces the Libertié Collection also offers a selection of feminine bags and the most spectacular marabou feather fan, the ultimate in evening glamour. Or I’m thinking an alternative to a bridesmaid bouquet perhaps?
I have (as you can imagine) quite a few favourites but I think the Darcy might be my top pick, you see so much “headpiece” styling with sophisticated up-do’s yet I love how these images are also presented with long flowing (and ridiculously glossy) locks. I wonder what shampoo the model uses…think I might try and find out.
And the make-up, did I mention that? this palette of apricot and bronze is perfection for W-day, modern and pretty yet still uber natural.
Each item purchased from the Libertié Collection is made to order and presented in a a luxury gift box which means you will feel VERY special indeed (yes sometimes when I purchase items on-line I request gift wrapping…just for myself.)