Sunday, June 29, 2008

Side Profile
Since compiling our Ladies & Gentlemen story for Issue 7, I've been tuned in to anything slightly silhouette. Look at these fun custom-made Carter Kustera portraits I found at Jonathan Adler. Each one is hand painted and finished with a clever line or two describing the sitter. What a great way of keeping a traditional record of family and friends but in a contemporary way. This would be a fabulous idea for a record of wedding guests too - just make sure to get a photograph of each and every person attending for future use!

Posted by Jane Cameron

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Issue 7 out today!
We've been waiting for this day for a while now - Issue 7 has hit the newsagent's shelves in Australia today. We think this is our best ever issue and hope you will agree. No rest though as we're well into production for Issue 8, with many more innovative and interesting ideas for the perfect wedding.

This issue's subscription prize (open to Australian residents only) is a gorgeous kate spade Belle Boulevard 20 piece dinner set and coordinating crystal wine glasses. This uber-elegant prize is valued at over $1200!

We'd love your feedback, so please leave a comment.

Posted by Jane Cameron

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Couture Parasols Are Here!!
Parasols have become the must-have accessory for modern Australian weddings and garden events, and Australia’s leading wedding and celebration retailer,, is proud to announce the arrival of exclusive couture parasols just in time for the Australian Spring and Summer wedding season.
The humble parasol in rice paper, cotton or lace, is quickly becoming the decorative accessory of choice for beach and garden weddings in Australia, with celebrities such as Erica Baxter, Jennifer Lopez and Rebecca Romijn using them at their recent nuptials.
”In some contemporary weddings, the parasol is replacing the bridal bouquet altogether,” said Kathryn Porritt a well-known event and wedding stylist as well as the owner of “Increasingly, we’re seeing beach and garden wedding themes where the parasol becomes the chief decorative element, instead of expensive and impractical flowers.”
For the first time, hand-beaded, painted and adorned parasols are available in Australia from America’s leading celebrity parasol designer Pamela’s Parasols, exclusively through

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Monday, June 23, 2008

More on Vera Wang Stationery
Here are some more Vera Wang designs from Paper Source - another example of the intricate laser diecutting used. Both of these designs would be a perfect complement to our story Moody Hues in Issue 7, especially for a smaller, more intimate wedding whereby hand written invitations or thank you cards are achievable.

Vera Wang Parasol Notebox

Vera Wang Eyelet Spiral Notebox

Posted by Jane Cameron
Mark It
I found these gorgeous wooden bookmarks from Beacon Bookmarks and thought they would be the perfect complement to our Book Club story in Issue 7. They are only $6US each + delivery and would make a thoughtful guest's favour.

Posted by Jane Cameron

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Vera Wang on Weddings
As anyone who knows me can tell you, I love stationery. So, I was thrilled to find the newly launched Vera Wang on Weddings site. Here you'll find all things VW including the most divine stationery range, just perfect for a stylish wedding. There are new designs that incorporate intricate detailing like diecutting and embossing.

At present they only ship within the States, but promise to ship internationally soon. Don't forget you can always purchase goods from the US with easy shipping sites like Access USA that allow you to set up an account and purchase goods there, and then ship them on to Australia. Spoken like a true shopaholic!

I have seen some of the Vera Wang stationery range in David Jones as well, so try there too.

Posted by Jane Cameron

Friday, June 20, 2008

Shoe Stopper
Many people will agree that finding gorgeous, comfy and glamorous wedding shoes can be a nightmare. Faryaal Chaudhry has come to the rescue with her beautiful collection of handmade heels. Featuring Swarovski crystals, Czeck rhinestones, intricate hand-beading and embroidery they truly are pieces of art. In celebration of the launch Faryaal is offering $50 off any pair of shoes. Available in sizes 36-41. Visit to view the complete collection. International orders welcome!

Style: Micaela

Style: Sabbia AUD$320

Style: Alenna AUD$350

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Vivienne Westwood Loves Carrie
To celebrate the release of the most fashion forward movie of all time ‘Sex and the City: The Movie’, Vivienne Westwood’s Conduit Street store recently showcased the spectacular gold-backed ivory silk satin duchess gown, from is autumn/winter 07/08 collection, in its window.

A question I asked myself; did Vivienne personally write the note accompanying the gown she sent to Carrie? She certainly did!
If you fancy yourself a bit of a Carrie the Westwood gown is made to order at Vivienne Westwood Couture and Bridal; call +44 (0) 20 6293757 for more info or visit

Sarah Jessica Parker on set in the Westwood creation
Copyright Rex Features

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Friday, June 13, 2008

Rose & Ruby Spring/Summer 08
As we move in to the colder months here in Australia I love to take refuge in the spring/summer looks that are beginning to pile up in my inbox. One that has caught my eye is the ‘A Fool for Love’ collection from the ever popular Australian label Rose & Ruby.

If you’re looking for whimsical, detailed, feminine and just plain gorgeous dresses look no further. In the prettiest shades and made from the most divine laces, silks and chiffons they will make the perfect bridesmaids or cocktail dresses. Visit for the complete collection or call 02 9357 6414 for stockists.

Ain't She Sweet dress AUD$726

Let Them Eat Cake dress AUD$668

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sex and the City movie
Since series one of Sex and the City aired in 1998 I have, along with many of my girlfriends, been waiting not so patiently for the inevitable movie. It was 10 years worth the wait because the movie did not disappoint! I was lucky enough to get tickets to one of the first preview screenings on Monday 2nd June and have not been able to stop talking about it since. I don’t want to ruin it for those of you who have yet to see it but if you are after wedding day inspiration look no further than the spectacular shoot Carrie Bradshaw does for American Vogue. Featuring the cream of the crop couture designers Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood, Dior and many others it’s definitely drool worthy. I caught myself crying more than once and not just through the happier bits!

The fashion is amazing, the story line is actually better than I had imagined it would have been and the girls look fantastic. I have to point out that Miranda looked sensational!! The men, on the other hand, haven’t aged as gracefully as I’d hoped, although you can’t help but fall madly in love with Charlotte’s husband Harry. He is the sweetest man ever!!

Posted by Emilie Harrison
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Limited Edition collection
I am absolutely in love with the new limited edition collection of divine summer beauty for face and body from Estee Lauder. The colours are so gorgeous and the bronzers are not only in the perfect shades but are perfectly packaged in the cutest compacts.

The limited edition collection will be available in Australia from 13th July at all Estee Lauder counters. Visit for the complete range.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Friday, June 6, 2008

Myer 3 Weeks in New York launch
Wednesday 14 Ma
y 2008

Emma and I were so excited to receive our invites for the Myer 3 Weeks in New York launch. A party in the Myer store sounded fantastic but the disco theme was what really excited us. We donned our sparkles and enjoyed the delicious Cosmopolitans and miniature finger food. The Naked Cowboy made a rather ‘naked’ appearance, along with McLeod’s Daughters star Doris Younane and Princess Mary’s bestie Amber Petty.

Emma and I walk the red carpet

Amber Petty with the Naked Cowboy

Doris Younane, far right, from McLeod's Daughters laughs it up with friends

Channel 7 newsreader Melody Horrill with Amber Petty

Emma gets some special attention from the Naked Cowboy!

Australian fashion designer Liza Emanuele, centre, parties with friends

Thanks to David Solm for the fabulous photos.
Posted by Emilie Harrison

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton Launch Lunch
Catlina’s Sydney, Wednesday 28 May 2008

There was no denying that the marriage of Monique Lhuillier and Royal Doulton was going to be a spectacular affair. Catalina’s, in Sydney’s Potts Point, set the scene for what was to be a delicious afternoon dedicated to the new glamorous Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton tableware, giftware and cutlery range.

Monique Lhuillier

Annabelle, Emma and I were thrilled to be invited and were even more thrilled to meet one of our favourite brides and fan of ours, Catriona Rowntree. Along with Catriona, Lara Bingle, Candice Alley and Holly Brisley were all dressed in gorgeous Monique Lhuillier cocktail dresses making us green with envy! For more great pics and info from the launch don’t miss our Spring 08 issue on sale 24th September.

Emma, Holly, Lara, Catriona and I strike a pose

The Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton range will be available in Australia from August 2008. Call Royal Doulton on 1800 252 034 for your nearest stockist.

The ravishing Femme Fatale range in the most sophisticated of colour schemes

The exquisite Dentelle range

Posted by Emilie Harrison