Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Give Mum a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime this Mother's Day



Celebrate Mother’s Day in style this year with great gift ideas from Parker. Every mum is different, so Parker offers a range of stylish gifts to choose from this Mother’s Day.
 
Whether it’s the new cool generation Pink Ribbon Urban or IM, the elegant and timeless Sonnet or the IM Premium Shiny Chrome with its contemporary shape and modern style, there is something for everyone.
 
Since 2006 Parker has been donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and in 2009 was awarded Platinum Partner sponsorship. A portion of proceeds from every Urban and IM Pink Ribbon sold is donated to the Foundation.
 
For national stockists call 1800 727 537 or visit Parker

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Veronica & Shadi's Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable and Haloumi Salad



I just love a great vegetarian recipe and I can't wait to try this one from the My Kitchen Rules winners…

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced lengthways 1cm thick
  • Salt flakes
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced thinly lengthways
  • 1 red capsicum halved and sliced
  • 1 yellow capsicum halved and sliced
  • 1 red onion halved and thickly sliced
  • 800 g Kent Pumpkins, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced.
  • 300g haloumi cheese, sliced
  • 2tbs balsamic vinegar
  • Cracked black pepper

Method

Sprinkle salt generously over eggplant. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile grill vegetables in batches on an oiled hot grill plate for about 2 min each side or until almost tender. Set aside and repeat with remaining vegetables.
Transfer to a large oven proof baking tray
Grill haloumi for 1 min each side and add to vegetables
Drizzle over balsamic vinegar
Season with salt and pepper
Cook in moderate oven (180) for 15 minutes or until vegetables have cooked through. Served on a large platter with grilled bread.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
 
Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gorgeously Green Diet: How to Live Lean and Green



We all want to look and feel our very best, and I am trying to be more and more conscious of the Earth, so I wanted to share with you this fabulous companion that can tell us a thing or two about living 'lean and green'. 

The New York Times' bestselling author of "Gorgeously Green" returns with this eco-friendly guide that shows how to love food, live healthy, lose weight, and save money, all while helping to save the planet. Loaded with easy to implement strategies that will help you look good, feel good, and do good for the planet - simultaneously.

Available from Borders. Visit Gorgeously Green

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation from Bobbi Brown


Foundation Meltdown? Give Bobbi Brown 5 Minutes. He’ll Make It Last All Day.

The Problem: You want a foundation that lasts and gives you shine-free, even-looking skin, but yours never looks natural—and it starts to fade by lunch.
 
The Fix: This oil-free, long-wearing foundation balances oily and combination skin, so you’ll have a soft-matte, even-looking complexion without needing to pile on powder throughout the day. And like all of Bobbi’s foundations, the shades are yellowbased
for a natural look.
 
Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 offers multiple benefits:
 
Balancing: This oil-free formula hydrates and controls shine where you need it. Sponge-like powders
absorb excess oil on the surface of the skin, while emollients lock in moisture to ensure
skin stays perfectly balanced.
 
All Day Wear: Transfer-resistant formula helps create a barrier against heat and humidity for 8 hours of wear. Even in the most humid climates, makeup stays in place.
 
Natural, Soft-Matte Finish: This new formula contains an oil-free emulsion system that delivers a blend of finely milled pigments, spherical powders, and mica for natural-looking coverage.
 
Perfect for oily and normal/combination skin. Available in 15 Shades.

Available nationally on April 11, 2010. Visit Bobbi Brown

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beauty by the Stars: Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream


Resurrect tired, dry, dull of aging skin with Antipodes® Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. Clinically proven to stimulate synthesis of type one collagen in human skin cells by an amazing 92%, Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream has been specifically designed to deeply hydrate the skin while you sleep. 

The superior restorative properties of 100% pure avocado oil combined with exotic aromatics of sandalwood and ylang ylang restores life to the skin overnight, leaving it plumper, smoother and more even-toned with a visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkles at an epidermal level. 

Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream also contains healing marigold and Vinanza Grape® which helps neutralise the free radical damage that can lead to premature aging. This revolutionary ingredient, used for the first time in the world in skincare by Antipodes®, is a potent antioxidant extract from Marlborough sauvignon blanc grapeseeds. 

The impressive results from the clinical tests, showed that type 1 synthesis of collagen was stimulated by 92 per cent in just 48 hours. Once applied, the rich cream is absorbed into the dermal layer, which contains the fibroblast cells. Because it takes at least 24 to 48 hours to activate collagen synthesis, the best results come from using Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream cumulatively. Nature's anti-aging bu night, beautiful skin by day!

Available now from David Jones and selected pharmacies, and online from Antipodes

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ninféo mio by Annick Goutal


Beautiful perfume - especially in a gorgeous bottle - is a sought after luxury item in today's world, and I just love this new scent from Annick Goutal

A tangle of woody and citrus scents, this new fragrance is inspired by the legendary garden of the Hesperides. Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen have captured an enchanting landscape of bitter orange, citron, cypress, fig leaf and the woody accord of the lemon tree. 

Available in two stunning bottles: Fluted bottle with hand-tied bow EDT 50ml $130 and 100ml $190; Square bottle EDT 100ml $150.

Availale from 1st April, 2010.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada & Gal



I absolutely love lip balm, and I particularly love these gorgeous offerings from Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz for Prada. Ruiz is known for her quirky style and this is evident in the fun designs of her lip balm tins. The beautiful tins will make a glamorous addition to a girl's handbag, while keeping her lips moist and shiny…

Available from April 26, these new SPF15 lip balms come in two great flavours, tropical and peach.

Visit Prada

Friday, March 19, 2010

Your Outdoor Wedding



I am very excited about the weekend as I will be attending one of the BD Team's weddings and thankfully the weather is set to be just perfect for her outdoor celebration. So I thought today I would share with you our thoughts on planning the ultimate outdoor wedding, so you can be sure that you've covered every angle and your outdoor wedding will go off without a hitch…

Your wedding ceremony can be held just about anywhere you would like – and many couples opt for the great outdoors, either at the beach, on a river bank, in a park, vineyard, or garden, or on the sparkling waters of a harbour for an unforgettable wedding cruise. Be creative with the location.

This is a once in a lifetime event and you should choose a venue that is beautiful and meaningful to you both. Here in Australia we are truly blessed with the variety of outdoor locations that are perfect for weddings. Some brides and grooms enjoy the freedom of a beach wedding, while other water lovers opt for a specially chartered cruise vessel.

If you prefer to have your feet on terra firma, consider the romance of a beautiful country garden, an orchard, a vineyard, or a magnificent botanical garden. Depending upon the time of year, you could exchange your vows surrounded by lush greenery, the delicate pink and white of spring blossoms, or autumn’s vibrant reds and golds.

When planning any outdoor wedding, there are a few logistics to consider. For example, you will need to select a spot that is reasonably easy to access, particularly if you have very young children or older relatives among your guests. You should also discuss your plans with your marriage celebrant, as well as with your photographer, videographer and the musicians you have hired to play at the ceremony so that they can make any special arrangements that may be necessary.

Parking is another factor that shouldn’t be overlooked. Is there adequate parking within easy walking distance to the spot you’ve chosen? If not (and you have your heart set on this particular location) you may be able to arrange for your guests to gather somewhere close by and hop on a bus that you’ve hired to transport them to and from the wedding. This could add a fun ‘mystery tour’ element to the day – but allow plenty of time for this manoeuvre to be carried out successfully!

If your chosen wedding venue is a public space, you may need to obtain permission for its use from the relevant authorities. And no matter what location you choose, be sure to give your guests clear directions on how to get there, as well as advice on suitable dress and footwear.

Are both your wedding and reception to take place at the same location? Then you’ll probably need to investigate the hire of a marquee for your reception. A marquee is a flexible and creative option. 

They can be erected just about anywhere (as long as you have permission) and can be decorated anyway you choose. However, if there are no kitchens nearby you’ll need to hire a fully equipped caterer’s tent and possibly a generator, as well as arranging for access to fresh water. Discuss this with your caterers, who may be able to give you some useful advice.

Finally, while an outdoor wedding can be a wonderfully romantic and relaxed celebration, always choose an alternative indoor venue as back up in case of bad weather.

Have a lovely day!… Anna







Thursday, March 18, 2010

Porcelain Ice Cream Cones

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I just love quirky items for the home (much like my love of vintage bottles!) and today I wanted to share with you these gorgeous porcelain ice cream cones.

Each handcrafted cone is one-of-a-kind item, slip-casted and handmade by Virginia Sin. As they are hand made in an eco-friendly process and workspace, each cone in unique as slight warping and unique irregularities are intentional. What's more, not only are these cones fabulously attractive, the excess clay that is not used in the production of these cones is reclaimed and reused, while the glaze in non-toxic and lead free…

For more information, visit Virginia Sin

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Australia's First Teenage Disabled Marriage Celebrant



We received this press release from a very proud mother, and I simply had to share this with you all…

James Davies is 19 and has Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy as a result of being born prematurely, 14 weeks early. Despite being permanently confined to an electric wheelchair, James is a very talented young man and 2009 was a huge year for James.

On February 24th 2009 James underwent major 9 hour spinal fusion surgery, where a series of titanium rods were used to correct his scoliosis. 

 James in ICU after his Surgery

Recovery from the operation usually takes around 12 months; however after 5 months James was beating the odds and eager to begin studying again to help him “get back into the groove” before returning to TAFE to finish his Diploma in Business.

After attending his cousin’s civil wedding ceremony, James thought he might investigate becoming a Marriage Celebrant. A few days later, he hopped on Google and found an online course with the Academy of Celebrancy Australia which mentioned a software package called Celebrant Express that produces all the marriage certificates electronically and allows the user to print them out on their home printer, eliminating the need for copious amounts of handwriting (handwriting is a challenge for James). All the Celebrant has to do is enter the data into the computer, generate the forms using the software, print the forms out and sign them. Therefore, James enrolled in the online course and passed all activities with flying colours, whilst completing his Diploma at Central TAFEWA. Effectively, James was completing two full-time courses – a mammoth task for anyone – let alone someone with a disability.  James is articulate, tech-savvy and is able to sign his signature, so I have no doubt that James will be able to provide an outstanding service to couples who wish to marry.

Proudly, James is now officially a Marriage Celebrant. You can find his name on the Attorney General’s website by following the link below and scrolling down to ‘D’: www.ag.gov.au

You can also find out more about James and his endeavours from the Centre for Cerebral Palsy’s ‘You Be The Difference’ website: www.youbethedifference.com.au

James is an inspirational guy, and has faced many obstacles over the course of his life, always with a smile on his face and an amazingly positive attitude.  He is very ambitious and has just enrolled in Curtin University to study Commerce. Furthermore, he is planning a tour to Melbourne for a group of disabled people from around the country, which he hopes will transpire in December this year, as well as co-authoring a manuscript over the internet with a girl in New Zealand who is his ‘pen pal’ (She too has Cerebral Palsy). Remarkably, the pair has never met in person, although the story they are writing will be an absolute thriller! Their manuscript is in the hands of an editor at the moment and they are due to send it to a Literary Agent in April.

James’ goal is to be Australia’s first teenage disabled Marriage Celebrant to marry a couple, meaning he would very much like to solemnise a marriage before he turns 20 on July 3rd, 2010.

About a month ago James registered his business name, Cape Diem Celebrancy Services. Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase translating to ‘Seize the Day’. Seizing the day is exactly what James has done every day of his life, making every post a winner. I thought James’ story may interest you. I hope that you might be able to assist James in attracting some clients before he turns 20, to ensure, he is, in fact, Australia’s first Teenage Disabled Marriage Celebrant to solemnise a marriage. A romantic at heart, James loves seeing people happy together and can’t wait to tailor a marriage ceremony to the couples’ needs and desires to create a lovely experience for everyone involved. His aim is to give the couples he serves a joyous memory to cherish as they begin the next chapter of their lives together.

More information about James' business is available from Carpe Diem Celebrancy Services' Facebook fan page here: www.facebook.com/pages/Perth-Australia/James-Davies 

If you would be interested in having James conduct a wedding for you, please contact him on 0401 765 458 or jamesdavies6010@hotmail.com… 

Have a lovely day!… Anna 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Bottles

As the world around us keeps progressing, there is something inside us all that longs for elements of the past – the way things used to be. Collecting antiques is one way that connects people to times that were more simple and less busy.

I just love old, vintage bottles and giving them a new lease on life by using them as vases, or as containers to store things like beautiful bath salts. 

Once you find your bottle, use your imagination! You could add cute labels, you could fill them with gorgeous flowers, use them in the bath, arrange them on your dressing table, or group them on a window sill and watch the sunlight shine through them... 

To find gorgeous vintage bottles, just shop around at antique stores and op shops, or visit Etsy for great online stores.Have a lovely day!… Anna











Monday, March 15, 2010

Donna Karan Home Collections

After the excitement of your wedding day is over and you have returned home from your honeymoon, it's time to begin your new life together as husband and wife… Do this in style with the fabulous Home Collections from Donna Karan. With beautiful bedding and manchester items, towels and other accessories for the bathroom, scatter cushions and throw rugs amongst the products in the stunning range, your home will be fabulous and stylish in no time at all…

 Donna Karan Collection Evening Sky Bedding


An elegant nod to the world of couture. Opulent silk charmuese in the shades of New York City’s evening sky. Subtly glittering sequins and beads capture the elegance and beauty of the city for the modern woman. Distinctively glamorous, understatedly colourful, crafted from luxurious materials and sophisticated in style. Delicate and harmonious, the bed softly shimmers, illuminating the power of the night. An eloquent mix of craftsmanship and luxurious materials configured with hand stitched vertical rows on the finest cottons that graciously off-set the glitzy drama of Evening Sky's opulent silk duvet. Sheets that re-define sophistication. An elegant tuxedo pleat adorns the hem on the tailored flat sheet and pillowcases made of a luxurious 525 thread count cotton sateen. The fitted sheet has an all-around elastic for easy fit along with an 18" deep pocket to fit most luxury mattresses. Collection also includes a coordinating bed skirt to complement the sheet collection.

DKNY Colour Block Bath Collection



Add colour with confidence. Sleek in style, sophisticated in design, yet playful, with a clever mix of horizontal and vertical stripes in super chic colours. Modern shapes enhance the overall feeling of these fun yet functional everyday bathroom accessories. Coordinates with Urban Stripe towels and bath rugs.


Scatter Cushions and Throw Rugs
DKNY Willow Reverse Pleat Decorative Pillow


DKNY Willow Reverse Pleat Decorative Pillow
An elegant decorative pillow crafted using a stylish reversed pleat stitching technique gives an unexpected twist of texture and colour.




Donna Karan Modern Classics Metallic Decorative Pillow


Donna Karan Modern Classics Metallics Decorative Pillow
An accent of geometric squares crafted in sumptuous silk creates dimension and texture on a rich crepe background in Donna's signature colour.


Donna Karan Evening Sky Midnight Pleats Decorative Pillow


Donna Karan Evening Sky Midnight Pleats Decorative Pillow
An expression of sophisticated style. Elegant pleats adorn the sultry silk pillow in a seductive hue of evening sky that is at home in any stylish bedroom or living space.


  
Donna Karen Essential Knit Throw
The must-have accessory for any room. it’s all about how you use it – whether you wrap it around your shoulders or drape it on your bed, a throw adds a dash of texture and colour to any room. The plush linear cable knitted throw is generous enough to wrap from head-to-toe and is complemented with a coordinating European sham.


Visit Donna Karan Collections


Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bridal Beauty - Make-up Tips & Tricks


Every bride wants to look her beautiful best on her big day, so I thought I would share with you tips and techniques from the experts at Model Co… 

With wedding bells in the air, Model Co asked 3 top Australian Makeup Artists - Leaine Taylor, Budi Juspandi and Aimie Fiebig to share their tried and tested beauty tips on how to achieve that fresh, dewy, radiant look for the big day.
 
PREP
“In the lead up to the big day, apply LASH + BROW Growth Stimulator, $42 before bedtime for more luscious lashes & fuller brows in just 14 days. 

Use FACE OFF Smoothing Facial Exfoliator, $34 twice a week to refine and brighten the skin, and for dry areas of the body, such as legs, elbows, etc, use EXFOLIATE Body Wipes, $26 daily - massage the coarse side in a circular motion to slough away dead skin cells and the softer side to buff and polish to perfection” Leaine Taylor
 
BODY
“Sexy, sun-kissed skin will beautifully set-off a white gown but don’t risk sun-exposure – perfect a faux glow by first prepping the skin with TAN PREP Body Polish, $26 which neutralizes the pH Levels in the skin ensuring an even coverage. 

My favourite tanning product for brides is TAN Airbrush In A Can, $34 as it delivers a salon-professional result, but gives you complete control, and the blue/green base delivers a rich bronze glow rather than a nasty orange shade. Start to apply your tan 1 week before the big day, start light and layer until you’ve reached the desired hue. TAN REMOVER, $25 is your savior for any mishaps, and remember - practice makes perfect! Before the gown goes on, the finishing touch is SHIMMER Airbrush Illuminiser, $26 – the light-reflecting pigment highlights the décolletage, shoulders and back beautifully, and can also be used over makeup.” Leaine Taylor
 
FACE
“No need for Bridal Botox! I use ERASE THOSE FINE LINES™, $65 on all my brides - simply swipe the wand over trouble areas such as around the eye and the forehead for instantly tighter, smoother skin. For a long-lasting, flawless an glowing complexion start with FACE BASE Skin Primer, $34 (keeps makeup in place for up to 10 hours) then apply a sheer, water-based foundation such as FLUIDSPLASH 3 in 1 Foundation (about the size of a 20 cent coin if you’re using a brush), keep the coverage light and natural and build where necessary. Use the colour-matched concealer and eye base which is housed in the lid to disguise imperfections, neutralize the lid and keep the eye makeup in place. Use SKIN PERFECT Pore Minimiser, $32 to conceal any open pores and absorb excess oil. Finish with a dust of GLOW Summer Bronze, $58 - a sheer bronzing powder with golden shimmer fusion on your cheeks, forehead, nose, and if the gown is strapless - carefully dust over shoulders and décolletage.” Budi Juspandi
 
BROWS
“Well-groomed brows are integral to any bridal beauty look as they frame the face – the EYEBROWS Designer Brow Kit, $48 contains all the shaping and grooming tools you need to colour, shape and define your eyebrows. Choose the shade closest to your hair colour, select desired shape from one of the 4 stencils, use one of the angled brushes to tame and extend the brows with the soft wax, and the other to fill in and define the brow with the matching pressed powder, pluck stray hairs and finish with BROW CONTROL Clear Gel, $24 to hold in place all day and night.” Budi Juspandi
 
EYES
“Eyes should look defined but natural - start by adding depth to the top lash line using a thin brush to apply high-pigment eye shadow in midnight blue such as COLOURBOX Eye Shadow, $28 in Tahiti (this shade is less harsh than black or brown for the daytime). Next apply a wash of eye shadow in a neutral champagne hue with a luster finish such as COLOURBOX Eye Shadow, $28 in Costa Rica to the entire lid and contour lightly along the crease with COLOURBOX Eye Shadow, $28 in St Tropez. Curl lashes from the root using Turbo LASHWAND Heated Eyelash Curler, $35 (this is also great to keep in the bride's beauty bag to refresh the lashes before the reception). 

For long, full, defined lashes use FIBERLASH Brush On Lashes, $48 - like extensions but without the hassle! The tear-proof formula is perfect for brides! If you have sparse lashes, plump up the lash line using a few single false lashes such as LASH OUT Single Lashes + glue, $18.” Aimie Fiebig
 
CHEEKS
“For a youthful, ‘blushing bride’ look use your fingertips to gently dab CHEEK + LIPS TINT in Rosy Red, $34 on the apples of the cheeks and up slightly towards the temples, don’t rub - the long-lasting formula is perfect for brides. Then using your fingertips, gently dab LUMINOSITY Shimmer Stick, $32 on the upper cheekbones to highlight and give a radiant ‘lit-from-within’ look.” Leaine Taylor
 
LIPS
“Create the perfect base and let the true colour of the lipstick show using the LIP WAX PRIMER Ultimate Shaping Kit, $34 – use the nude coloured pencil to line then fill in using the soft wax. To set off a white gown go for a pink shade such as LIPSTICK Lip Light, $28 in Kitty – the handy inbuilt light and mirror means that the bride can stay looking picture-perfect all day and night. Finish with a slick of light-reflecting gloss such as LIPLIGHTS Ultra Shine Gloss, $35 in Pink Sea Shell. To make lips even poutier, delicately apply LUMINOSITY Shimmer Stick, $32 to the cupids bow.” Leiane Taylor
 
TOOLS + ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS
BRUSH 01 FINE LINE, $18 
BRUSH 02 MEDIUM TAPERED, $20
BRUSH 04 FOAM APPLICATIOR, $20 
BLUSH BRUSH 05 , $48
SKINDRINK Airbrush Moisturiser, $32 – a quick drying, non-greasy moisturiser lightly scented with Pink Frangipani
LIQUID EYE BUDS, $14.50 – perfect for precision cleans-ups of fall-outs or mistakes
BEAUTY FIX Makeup Setting Spray, $34 – a bridal must-have, seals makeup in place for hours

Visit Model Co for more information on the fabulous products mentioned above

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bark in the Park - Sydney



For something different to do with your four-legged friend, bring your dog down to Camperdown's Victoria Park on Saturday March 13, 2010 for a day of festivities with your furry friend. The highlight of every dog owner's social calendar, Bark in the Park is a free day out for you and your furry friend to spend some quality time together.

Steve Jacobs, from Channel 9's TODAY show, and his dog Jake will be your hosts for the day with a range of great activities waiting for you, including:
  • FREE entry
  • FREE dog washing and grooming
  • FREE BENEFUL samples
  • FREE expert advice including pet behaviour, feeding and training
  • FREE caricature of you and your dog
  • Stretch out on the grass and enjoy the FREE live music
  • PLUS, giveaways, competitions and much, much more!
Thousands of dogs and their owners are expected to attend so be sure to get there at 10am to try and avoid the crowds. If you wish to fetch more details about Beneful Bark in the Park, please visit www.beneful.com.au

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oscars 2010

I love watching the Oscars, and while yes, I am interested in the movies, I have to be honest, it's the fashion that pulls me in each year… 

And this year was no exception, the gowns were simply stunning, and I wanted to share with you my top 5 gowns.

1. Diane Kruger in Chanel.
The combination of nude and black was just gorgeous, and I loved the layering of fabric around the middle.


2. Sandra Bullock in Marchesa
The metallic colour was stunning against Sandra's complexion, and her hair was perfect - simple and sleek.


3. Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel
Such an ethereal beauty, Sarah Jessica Parker looked amazing in Chanel. Superb.

 

4. Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta
Again, the metallic hue was a fabulous colour choice for Cameron's golden complexion. I love the folds of the skirt at the back.


5. Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab
The pastel colours, the full, flowing skirt, the criss-cross bodice… Rachel looked heavenly.


Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shoes for Your Wedding

Leather or satin? Strappy or enclosed? Stiletto or court? Beaded or not?
 
I'm talking about shoes – and this particular pair is going to carry you through one of the most important days of your life. So should you be giving their selection more than a little care and consideration? Absolutely! A huge range of beautiful bridal shoes is available: from mules, boots, and court shoes to sling backs and sexy ankle straps, with finishes in satin, damask, brocade, pearlised leather, and trims that include beads, lace, ribbon and embroidery. Your shoes are the accessory that will set your overall bridal look. 

Below are a selection of fabulous shoes to complement your wedding day style from Net-A-Porter, so have a look through and make sure you visit Net-A-Porter for more ideas…

 
Fendi's beautiful bow-embellished ivory satin pumps will lengthen your legs while the double platform makes them comfortable enough to wear from the ceremony, to the reception, to the dancefloor....



Christian Louboutin's white python pumps are a seriously cool bridal footwear choice. A fashion-forward update of the classic almond-toe heel, these gorgeous shoes are perfect for a city wedding with a contemporary shift dress. 
   
The braided ivory silk-chiffon detail on these nude leather thong sandals, lends your nuptial look a laid back luxury. Wear these glass pearl embellished Lanvin flats to accent a resort bridal ensemble.

 
With an iridescent sheen and pretty floral detail, Valentino's rose-gold satin-finish leather peep-toe pumps are the ultimate in feminine footwear. Slip on this glamorous style to enrich your wedding gown in one super chic step. 

 
Exhibit some fancy footwork in Giuseppe Zanotti's exquisite bead and crystal embellished champagne leather sandals. Team them with a tonal wedding dress for head-to-toe chic.

 
For superb comfort without comprimising style, Chloé's bronze leather ballerina flats with contrast gold-tone piping are a luxe alternative to high heels. 


Have a lovely day!… Anna