Are you familiar with our heroine ‘Sara Crewe’ from ‘A Little Princess’? well if not here’s a brief summary. Her father dies and so does the wealth she is accustomed to leaving her to fend for herself and fight against her new found poverty, but in true fairytale fashion she is rescued and restored to her former ‘riches’.
Rebekah J Murray has captured the essence of this tale beautifully at an amazing clock tower location. Our leading lady wears a delicate blush gown with layers of fabric and natural tendrils for her ‘rags’ look and then an embellished beaded gown with flawless hair & makeup for her return to ‘riches’ look.
In poverty or wealth the staring lady looks stunning and portraits different ways for you to style your hair, wear your make up and generally look fabulous. We think these images are Pin-tastic and we hope we have given you some food for thought for your big day…
If you’re anything like me then you might be a little bit of a fan of Olivia Palermo. She always looks so impeccably dressed and so put together that I think I’d be permanently green with envy if I were one of her friends.
Granted her recent wedding outfit was not to everyone’s taste but I loved the fact that she made her big day sartorial decisions based on her own style rather than conforming to conventional bridal fashions. She’s a girl after my own heart in that sense of the word and I wouldn’t ever say no to a pair of Hangisi pumps either. Are you listening Manolo??
If you caught up with our recent bold lip tutorial then you’ll already be aware that we’ll be sharing lots and lots of beauty and hair DIYs to take you through the next few months to Christmas and beyond. This week then we’ll be talking you through the necessary steps to recreate a modern day ponytail with backcombing and everything…much like Olivia sported on her big day.
Shall we get started…
1 & 2. Split the hair into 3 sections: The first section should be split from ear to ear across the back of your head at the nape of your neck. The second section is formed above this from ear to ear across the crown of your head leaving the final and third section at the front.
3. Secure each respective section with a hairband to keep them separate from one another.
4. Taking the middle section, backcomb the hair in this section working from the bottom to top in small sections.
5. Smooth over the top of the backcombed section for a neat finish taking care not to brush out the volume you’ve just put in.
6. Gather this backcombed section over the smaller bottom section of hair at the nape of your neck. Using a hair band, secure it over the top of the bottom pony tail making it as smooth as possible to form one pony tail.
7 & 8. Taking the front section of hair, part it down the centre and then take each side and wrap it over the top of the pony tail to hide the hair band. Secure with kirby grips before smoothing over and spraying with hairspray.
So there you have it, an easy peasy step by step to create the perfect modern day pony for your bonce.
In actual fact it makes for a very handy day to night hair transition from the office to the bar on a Thursday evening. Equally it’s the perfect hair quick fix for when you’re feeling a bit flat and your mane is a tad dirty but you just haven’t the time to get in the shower.
Welcome to International Week on RMW – yes, that’s right – we’re going global! This week we’re treating you to some of the most beautiful, elegant and fun weddings IN THE WORLD. In fact, I’d go as far to say that this week you’ll see some of the prettiest weddings EVER to hit RMW.
And it’s all because our Love Lust List, our handpicked directory of wedding suppliers, has gone international!
If you haven’t already found our Love Lust List – then where have you been?! It’s the place to go to find suppliers who we think are great and who will help you create the wedding of your dreams.
And now, we are helping you find great suppliers from all over the world!
This morning we are off to Maine, USA. It’s no exaggeration when I say that this wedding took my breath away. The incredible natural scenery, the use of light, the feeling of warmth that radiates from the family images…
Tania & Christopher’s wedding is absolutely beautiful. They married at Tania’s family home, surrounded by the sea and by people they love. The images from Rebekah J Murray are exquisite.
Tania has some wonderful words of advice about embracing imperfection too. It’s definitely something we all need to remember from time-to-time.
It seems that Winter might actually be on its way at last. The temperature seems to have dropped in the last few days and I actually had to scrape ice off my car windscreen this morning which wasn’t exactly ideal given that I was wearing stilettos and a whisper-thin silk shirt. I know – completely practical right..?!
I don’t know about you but these colder days make me want to indulge in comfort food – creamy, marshmallow-laden hot chocolates and steaming sticky toffee puddings – and I couldn’t help but be reminded of the EPIC pie dessert table that we created as part of our Autumn editorial – The Fall – last year.
It appears that we weren’t the only ones smitten with this cornucopia of edible delights – a fair few of you lovelies professed your love for it too as well as pinning it within an inch of its life.
We like this very much indeed.
And so it felt right to share a ‘how to’ this afternoon with you gorgeous lot so if you should so wish, you can create a pie dessert table of your very own. Obviously the sunlit glade is optional…
I photograph weddings with an artful and cinematic style, designing images that meld the intimacy of a moment with the grandeur of the location. I’m based in the US but shoot often in the UK and around the world. I’m thrilled by adventures, excitement and a really good coffee, and I’d love to hear your story.