Friday, February 27, 2009

Loved Up London
London Fashion Week autumn/winter 09/10

One of my favourite fashion weeks would have to be London and this year it did not disappoint. There's something about London fashion, having lived there for a year I fell in love with the designers quirky sense of style and street chic. This year many of the designers opted for vibrant colour with orange, purple and pink the hot picks (Marios Schwab was my fave). Long, flowy dresses have hit the scene thanks to Ossie Clark , although the mini LBD has been reborn... with sequins and fanfare courtesy of Louise Goldin. Issue 10 of Wedding Style Guide, on sale 25th March, will feature a London fashion week round up in London Calling so keep your eyes peeled!


Roksanda Ilincic

Ossie Clark

Nathan Jenden

Marios Schwab

Mario Schwab

Josh Goot




L-R - Danielle Scutt & Louise Goldin
All photos courtesy of Vogue. To view the collections in full visit

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Princess of Pallas
Since 2002 Pallas Bride & Fashion has been known for their exquisite attention to detail in creating some of the most divine couture gowns in Australia. Inspired by international catwalk trends, the new Ruby Pallas range has captured Pallas’s unmistakable flair with a sensuous twist. The made-to-measure diffusion collection of bridal, evening and cocktail gowns features luxurious silks accented with sequins, beaded tulles and Swarovski crystals. Each Ruby Pallas piece is personally customised to create a unique gown which also embraces the couture experience. Whilst Pallas’ couture gowns usually retail from $5,000 - $15,000, the Ruby Pallas collection starts from $2,500 ranging up to $4,000. Now every bride can become a Pallas bride! Visit for more info.

Posted by Emilie Harrison
The Colour Purple
Purple is a colour that can either look great or garish so it's important to get it right. Purple was a hot colour on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week with Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta creating some masterful pieces in this gorgeous hue. More often than not it's best to opt for bits and pieces in purple rather than go the whole hog. Purple flowers can make a table look truly beautiful and teamed with purple bridesmaids dresses and pewter accessories it's a look worthy of a royal celebration. Below I've created a Polyvore of purple pieces that may give you some hints on how to add this delightful colour to your wedding palette. We did a great story on purple called 'Moody Hues' on page 78 of issue 7 so click here to have a peek. The colour purple has never been so hip.

Pretty Purple
Pretty Purple - by EmHarrison on
Click on the Polyvore to view the pieces in detail.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Prettiest Flowers
I was thrilled this morning to receive a gorgeous arrangement of flowers sent to me by the lovely ladies at Elizabeth Arden. In celebration of the launch of their newest fragrance Pretty I was lucky enough to receive the flowers, along with a bottle of the pretty fragrance itself. It's such a gorgeous fragrance and will delight all those like me who love pretty flowers. I'm sure it's going to become a very popular wedding fragrance! Available from Myer, David Jones and selectied pharmacies from 19 April 2009 at 50ml $80.

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Bouquet Bling
If you're looking for a way to add something sparkly to your bouquet look no further than Pink Frosting's bouquet bling. From gorgeous brooches, bouquet picks and bouquet jewels to monogram letters for your bouquets and centrepieces you'll be amazed at what a bit of bouquet bling can do! Visit to browse and buy online.

Crystal pearl flower bouquet jewels in silver, $30 for set of two.

Crystal heart bridal bouquet picks, $24 for set of two.

Rose Maree Brooch $95

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Twobirds with One Dress
Thanks to Twobirds you'll no longer have to listen to the painful stories that brides tell of their struggle to find dresses that suit and fit their bridesmaids. The ultimate bridesmaids dress is here! Inspired by a 1970’s Norma Kamali ‘Infinity’ dress and made from a luxurious silk jersey blend the Twobirds dress is infinitely versatile and suits all shapes. The design is stylish, timeless and can be worn 15 different ways over and over well after the wedding. With no alterations necessary, Twobirds is available in two dress lengths (80cm, below the knee and 1m, full-length), two sizes (6 – 16 and 18 – 24) and a variety of colours, incl. a custom colour match service all of which are Australian made. Priced from $320 and available from the Sydney studio from mid March I can guarantee you'll have a happy little pack of maids on your big day! Visit for all the info.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For the Kiddies
These days it's very common for children to be involved in weddings whether they are in the bridal party or just guests. Mini Style is a great website filled with great ideas for clothes and gifts for the little one's. It's always a nice idea, if you're having a kids table at your wedding, to have some bits and pieces on the table to keep them occupied. The rubber alphabet stamps are a great idea! They also have sweet silk dresses that would make cute flowergirl dresses. Visit to browse the collection.

L-R - Mia silk dress & Milan flax dress both $104.30 by Elephant Berry.

Musk lollipop purse $16.95 by Mini Style.

Alphabet stamps $44.95 by Cavallini & Co.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

White on the Night
The 81st Academy Awards

There's no night on the planet that catches the eye of the fashion set more than the Academy Awards. The 2009 Oscar's proved to be a white night with many stars opting for the softest shade. Sarah Jessica Parker's Dior gown in the palest of mint greens was a standout with Marissa Tomei's Versace gown the epitome of amazing. Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard went for the traditional ball gowns, however I adored Melissa George's white creation - so sexy yet sophisticated and truly glamorous. Brad and Ange looked as glamorous as always while Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens oozed glamour and, in my eyes, took the prize for the hottest couple of the night. Visit to view all the stars and their amazing dresses.

L-R - Penelope Cruz in Pierre Balmain & Sarah Jessica Parker in Dior.

L-R - Anne Hathaway & Marissa Tomei in Versace.

L-R - Melissa George & Miley Cyrus in Zuhair Murad.

L-R - Jessica Biel in Prada & Alicia Keys.

L-R - Frieda Pinto in John Galliano & Natalie Portman in Rodarte.

L-R - Kate Winslet in Atelier Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati & Meryl Streep in Alberta Ferretti.

L-R - Marion Cotillard in Dior & Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab.

L-R - Beyonce Knowles & Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli.

L-R - Seal with Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret & Brad Pitt in Tom Ford with Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab.

L-R - Zac Efron in Dolce & Gabbana with Vanessa Hudgens in Marchesa & Josh Brolin with Diane Lane both in Dolce & Gabbana.

L-R - Daniel Craig with Partner & Robert Downey Jr in David August with wife Susan in Blumarine.

L-R - Emile Hirsch & Robert Pattinson.
Photos courtesy of

Posted by Emile Harrison
New York, New York
Autumn/Winter 09/10
Who says winter's drab and dreary? New York's designers have obviously taken a stand against the cold economic climate parading a plethora of colourful, detailed gowns down the autumn/winter 09/10 catwalks. Red's, purple's, gold's and yellow's were the popular choices with embroidery and rouching being the star details. My favourite shows would have to have been Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta. Their attention to detail, vibrancy and pure gorgeousness got my tick of approval. To view the collections in their entirety visit

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Carlos Miele

Isaac Mizrahi

J. Mendel


Jill Stuart

Badgley Mischka

Monique Lhuillier

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Jason Wu

All photos courtesy of Click the link to view the shows in their entirety.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Les Tissages De Chanel
Tweed, the iconic CHANEL weave, interlaces the timeless chic of Mademoiselle. The detailed rigor of an impeccable skirt suit and the suppleness and comfort of material has revolutionised the allure of women. The CHANEL makeup creation studion have playfully adapted the legendary tweed in a gorgeous blush. Combining two shades sprinkled with golden or silver pearly pigments they're ideal for embellishing the complexion or creating a rosy glow. Visit to view the variety of amazing makeup creations.

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