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As I sit here writing this post for you gorgeous lot I realise I have run away with myself.
You see this post was meant to be more of a discussion piece; instead it seems to have turned into a shopping list for the millions of bags that I’m currently coveting.
But I’ve taken the liberty of assuming that you won’t really mind feasting your eyes on the profusion of pretty that I’ve laid out for you below. Plus looking at a host of scrummy pictures might help to get your debating juices going – it’s a thought anyway.
And so to business.
Jewel-encrusted clutches, big-day purses, oversized pocketbooks and glittery miniature totes. You name it, I probably want it. Whilst shoes, for many of you, are your downfall, bags are my kryptonite.
They make me go weak at the knees and I break out into a little pony-stamping dance if I see a piece of leathery goodness and I can’t have it. I am such a drama queen.
But….somewhat surprisingly, I went bag-less on my actual wedding day. I just couldn’t be doing with holding the bouquet and then a bag on top. Instead I left my essential valuables in my room and gave my lipgloss to my bridesmaids to hold.
This wasn’t my best move…but that’s another story.
So I want to hear what you think.
Have you purchased a wedding day clutch or will you relying on an old favourite?… View the full post.
Dom and Elizabeth married in June with a ceremony at Normanton Church Museum, Rutland Water and a reception held at Elizabeth’s parents home in Broughton Cambridgeshire.
Pictures today are taken by the supremely talented Dottie Photography.
So many things I love about this wedding… But let’s start with an outrageously gratuitous picture of the shoes… by who else other than McQueen.
Loving The Low Back
The dress is Darling by Jenny Packham from The Taylors Cat, Cambridge. I actually set out looking for a lace fishtail dress, and thought I knew exactly what I wanted, but after trying on loads it just wasn’t me. I’ve always loved Jenny Packhams designs but didn’t think they would suit me… but in the shop I couldn’t help but try on at least half of the Jenny packhams they stocked… I loved the low back of the dress and the timeless shape, I just didn’t want to take it off.
I also brought the Valencia Stole from Hope and Grace its vintage glamour went perfectly with both the dress and the theme of the day. It also came in very handy as it was freezing on the shore of Rutland Water.
I’m not big into sparkle so as the dress had a detailed waistband I wanted to keep the rest to a minimum. I wore simple pearl drop earrings and a vintage 1920’s Rolex that has been passed down to me (my something old)
Sage And Gold
I love my shoes!!… View the full post.
If you remember our Dirty Pretty Things engagement shoot post then you will recall how Steph and Chris’s W-day plans sounded completely and utterly out-of-this world amazing.
And you know what? it was. Unbelievably so.
It’s no secret that I’ve been looking forward to posting this one-of-a-kind W-day since photographer Guy Collier let us have a sneak peek a few weeks after the event as there is not one element I don’t love, from the sexy shoe candy ( McQueen people McQueen!) to some of the most unique and delicious paper pretty I have ever seen.
Steph is a Rock My Wedding bride in the truest sense of the word and if you want “doing it your way” inspiration then it’s right here folks, Steph and Chris knocked it clean. out. of. the. park.
Best Face Forward
My make-up was by the legendary Katy Messer of “MakeupbyKaty”, who also acted as my Best Woman, rock and all round wedding advisor. Her years of experience and talent as one of the leading industry make-up artists were on hand to create an edgy yet elegant bridal look that made me feel my utmost confident as I prepared to walk down the aisle.
My hair was styled by Cassandra Rizzutto who not only created a style that suited perfectly, but provided the most incredible sense of calm throughout the whole preparation and stayed right up until the last minute before the ceremony.
We have some H.O.T gossip.
Or at least hot as of yesterday folks.
Apparently word on the (fashion blog) street is that the design house of the late great Alexander McQueen has been chosen to create Madam Middleton’s fabulous W-day frockage.
No. We are not kidding you.
Can you imagine?
Sarah Burton, the new creative director of A. McQueen’s place of pretty and nominated designer of aforementioned Royal threads is said to have “been chosen for the discretion afforded by her relatively low profile, as well as for her alternative take on elegance” *
The fashion house have since firmly denied claims.
Well then. You know what?
If the rumour’s true we will actually die.
Please please humour us lovelies and tell us in the comment box below what YOU would like to see Katie wear come April 29th. Rebecca and I would LOVE to read your thoughts and style ideas this dreary Monday.
I’m thinking feathers. And backless. And some kind of amazing train that is so long it takes twenty five maids just to carry it down the Westminster ailse……
Big If I Were a Princess I’d Be Rocking McQueen Love