Monday, December 22, 2008

A Most Merry Christmas
Today is our last day before leaving on our Christmas break. We'll be back on board from the 5th of January, ready to embark on a new year filled with many more exciting and inspiring wedding ideas. We thank you all for sharing in our blog this year and look forward to welcoming you back in 2009.

Posted by Jane Cameron
Very Inviting
You know we love anything equine, so I couldn't go past this sweet stationery set from Lucky Paperie in the US. Pony passions aside, they do offer a nice range of designs suitable for many different styles of wedding.

Posted by Jane Cameron.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Coast To Coast
Needing a little something to brighten up the table at your reception? Why not think about adding a colourful coaster, they are sure to impress! I found these ones from rock scissor paper, they are US$8.25 for a set of 12 and they ship internationally.

Posted by Emma Henderson
Perele Perfection
The latest super luxe collection from France's leading lingerie brand, Simone Perele, is absolute glamour puss. The collection evokes images of old-style, Hollywood glamour, Greek goddesses and Parisian Chic, with its blend of vibrant colours, luxe fabrics and gorgeous designs. Simone Perele is known for its luxurious French fabrics, exquisite detailing and ideal balance between comfort, fit and style. Established in Paris in 1948 by a young corset maker, Madame Simone Perele, the company was founded on her three design principles – fit, function and fashion – that continue to dictate the construction of a Simone Perele garment today. The Simone Perele range includes bras, briefs, bustiers, suspender belts and shorty briefs and is available from David Jones stores nationally as well as selected lingerie boutiques. This collection will be in stores February/March 2009. Visit to admire the pretty collection.




Posted by Emilie Harrison

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Goodwin Charli
Melbourne tailored fashion label Godwin Charli has opened its second Melbourne store, one year after opening their flagship store in Little Collins Street. Known for their attention to detail, superb fit, and classic lines, the brand specializes in men’s and women’s suiting, shirts and accessories. Influenced by the arts, and the charm of vintage, Godwin Charli aims to create and celebrate beautiful clothing, both off-the-rack, and made-to-measure. Using the finest fabrics, sourced from mills across Europe, each garment is handcrafted and constructed in Melbourne, and delivers an old-fashioned take on modern tailoring, from elegant pant-suits and skirts for women to sharp suiting for men. The current Godwin Charli collection for men and women features eccentric preppy-style jackets and sharp silhouettes in suiting with a colour palette of solid and textured greys and browns. For men, shirts feature strong, tall collars with small checks and subtle striped patterns, in mint, red, pink, purple, blue and classic florals. Accessories include both skinny and traditional width ties, in basic and textured blacks, navy, grey, florals and polka dot patterns. Plain and patterned pocket-handkerchiefs complete a perfectly preppy look. The second Godwin Charli store is situated at 24 Collins Street, Melbourne. Visit for further information, and to sign up to receive the latest news and VIP offers.

Posted by Emilie Harrison
On Sale Today
Issue 9 is on sale today in Australia. Bright and bold colour themes lead the way with many inspiring styling ideas. Be brave and the results will be amazing!

Posted by Jane Cameron

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Perfect Motion
For some mascara has always been one of the trickier beauty must-haves to apply successfully but thanks to Estee Lauder that could be a problem no more. The clever people behind the cult brand have come up with a brilliant idea... a vibrating wand! TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara™ gently vibrates to help deliver maximum volume, length separation, definition and curling. Ophthalmologist-tested, fragrance-free and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara™ will be available exclusively at David Jones Elizabeth Street, Sydney from Oct 1 2008, with a national roll out scheduled in selected Myer and David Jones stores from Feb 1 2009 so keep your eyes peeled!

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Beautiful Mrs Strong
There is noting quite like receiving a truly gorgeous handwritten card or invitation in the post. If you were to receive a Mrs. John L. Strong invitation I would think you'd be a pretty happy camper! Mrs John L. Strong was founded in New York in 1929 and immediately set the standard for exquisite hand-engraved stationery. For decades, its founder Flora Strong built a loyal following for her special formula papers and beautiful hand engraved dies. World leaders, American presidents, royal families and society's prominent personalities and celebrities have all used Mrs. Strong's distinctive papers. To view the collection and enquire about orders visit

Posted by Emilie Harrison
Suave Shaboosh
New luxury womenswear label Shaboosh has opened its first flagship store in Sydney's prestigious Paddington. Shaboosh epitomises vintage glamour, with collections inspired from the 40s, 50s and 60s. For those of you going for a vintage feel on your big day Shaboosh dresses will make truly beautiful bridesmaids dresses. The collection is available in store and online and they're happy to ship OS. The new store is located at 329 South Dowling Road, Darlinghurst. Visit for all the details.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Friday, December 12, 2008

Have Your Cake
How's this for a striking cake? We see many black and white themed weddings here at the magazine, and it was a theme we touched on in our Black Magic story in Issue 3. This cake would complement that story perfectly - it's from Papillon Cakes in Canada - their website if full of inspiring cakes, many of them incredibly intricate and elaborate.

Posted by Jane Cameron
Stationery Spotter
We were sent a link to this stationery designer today - Sarah Drake, based in Chicago, the designs are lovely with something to suit both classic and contemporary tastes. Their custom designed stationery offers a glimpse into the possibilities if you have something bespoke in mind.

Posted by Jane Cameron
Saja in the City
Having studied at Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, designer Yoo Lee's label, Saja, has hit the big time. Made from the most divine fabrics the romantic, pretty and ulta feminine frocks are worthy of admiration. The brides and bridesmaids collections offer a selection of styles and colours that are bound to draw gasps. Saja is sold to over 300 stores throughout the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, French West Indies, Spain, England, Ireland, Japan, and Indonesia. Although not available in Australia Saja are happy to help out with any questions regarding shipping etc. Visit for all the collection and contact details.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fuchsia Now
I'm loving the new Fuchsia Now makeup collection from Estee Lauder. It's such a gorgeous collection of colours and the palettes are so pretty! You will have to wait though. The collection isn't on sale in Australia until Feb 1 2009. It will be worth the wait however! Visit for release dates.

Posted by Emilie Harrison
Garland Ga Ga
I'm a sucker, through and through, for pretty decorations - especially of the tissue-paper variety. I have quite a collection of vintage pieces but always have room for new beauties like these... Fancy Flower Garland £3.45 for a 5m string from Pedlars in the UK.

Posted by Jane Cameron

Monday, December 1, 2008

All I want for Christmas Is...
When the party season arrives it's of utmost importance to frock up in a killer party dress. With so many to choose from there really is no excuse to pull out last year's wares. It's not always important to spend a lot of money. Often some of the best dresses haven't broken the bank but considering it's nearly Christmas I feel I must share with you some of my favouries. Even though they're at the pricier end they're still super pretty to look at. All I want for Christmas is... A Zac Posen party dress!

L-R - Cove satin dress £1,227 & silk Love dress £1,254 both by Zac Posen.

L-R - Thomas Wylde Casablanca skeleton print dress £930 & Missoni Papavero mini dress £704.

L-R - Navy silk organza dress by Thread Social £281 & Zac Posen silk satin mini dress £1,710.

L-R - Antik Batik sequined mini dress £298 Marc by Marc Jacobs Fiona faille dress £217.

L-R - Milly strapless brooch dress £294 & Trickle halter dress £1,265 by Zac Posen.

L-R - Silk mini dress £737 & classic corset dress £682 both by Luella.

L-R - Flower corsage dress by Thread Social £311 & Alice & Olivia ruffle trim mini dress £277.
All dresses available from

Posted by Emilie Harrison