Monday, January 31, 2011

White by Vera Wang…






We are very excited about Vera Wang's soon-to-be-launched new collection, White by Vera Wang. From stunning ball gowns with layers of tulle and organza to modern A-line silhouettes, brides can expect nothing but sheer glamour and sophisticated elegance from the new collection when it is launched in the US on February 11. 

Here's what Vera Wang had to say about her upcoming collection:

"Every bride deserves to have great design. I believe the bride knows who she is and how she wants to look and feel on her special day. Every gown I create reflects that respect for other women and how much design means to me. This debut collection expresses my years of experience dressing brides from around the world. I've learned that a wedding dress represents more than just 'a dress'. It embodies a bride's lifelong dream and her own sense of who she is. I am proud to be able to bring my designs to more women everywhere through the White by Vera Wang collection"…

Visit David's Bridal to view more from the collection.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hilde Heim Helps Flood Victims



With so many affected by the recent flood tragedy in Queensland, bridal designer Hilde Heim has offered her support to brides-to-be to help keep their wedding day dreams on track. Below is an article from National Nine News (January 13, 2011).

Bridal Designer, Hilde Heim is offering those brides-to-be who have seriously been affected by the floods to contact her for help with their wedding gown.

Hilde Heim said, “It is such a devastating event, which has caused so much loss and damage. I think everyone needs to do their part to help rebuild Queensland. I am more than happy to help out with providing a wedding dress to those who may have lost their gown in the floods.”
 
If you know of someone who has had to put their dream wedding on hold due to the Queensland flooding, please contact:

Jasmine Brookes, Public Relations Officer
P. (07) 3356 1190 | E. info@hildeheim.com.au  | www.hildeheim.com

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Royal Wedding Save the Date Cards Have Been 'Sent'…


 Image: people.com

People.com has just reported that the save-the-dates have been sent out from Buckingham Palace for the upcoming Royal nuptials, although it wasn't the traditional formal stationery and gorgeous calligraphy that one would expect for a royal wedding… Friends and family received the save-the-date notification by fax! In a definite break from tradition, the fax shows just how up-to-date Queen Elizabeth is with technology!

Visit people.com to read the full article

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coty and Heidi Klum announce Fragrance Partnership



NEW YORK, January 21, 2011- Coty Inc., a leading global beauty company, announced today the signing of international celebrity and multifaceted supermodel Heidi Klum to develop and market her new signature fragrance, Heidi Klum Shine.

Beginning her career as a model and cover girl, Heidi Klum has gone on to create an extensive portfolio including designing an active wear collection called Heidi Klum for New Balance sold exclusively on Amazon, Executive Producing and Hosting three television shows: Project Runway and Seriously Funny Kids on Lifetime and Germany’s Next Top Model by Heidi Klum and being the Artistic Advisor and face of leading European cosmetic company, ASTOR, among other projects. Heidi has established herself as a beauty and style icon while maintaining an effervescent spirit and lust for life.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Coty on my new fragrance,” said Heidi Klum. “Working for a long time on developing a signature scent and watching it finally come to life is so exciting. I never thought my nose would recover from sniffing so many scent combinations but it is all worth it. I want my fragrance to be truly special and head-turning so that people ask the woman who's wearing it 'What are you wearing? You smell delicious!'."

“We are excited to work with Heidi and capture her energy and femininity in her new signature fragrance,” declared Bernd Beetz, Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc. “Heidi is an international powerhouse and role model and her fragrance will bring her even closer to her adoring fans around the world. Heidi’s natural beauty radiates from the inside out and is the perfect addition to the Coty family.”

 
Heidi Klum Shine is expected to launch in fall 2011. Distributed worldwide, the fragrance will be managed by the Company’s Coty Beauty division.

Marketing plans for the fragrance are currently in development. Additional information will be announced closer to the launch.

About Coty Inc. 
Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by François Coty who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry.

Today, Coty Inc. is a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of nearly $4 billion. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty Inc. has developed an unrivaled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and ultra-prestige stores and includes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloé, Chopard, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani, La Voce by Renée Fleming, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nikos, philosophy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang Joop.
 
The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes adidas, ASTOR, Baby Phat, Beyoncé Knowles, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Esprit, Exclamation, Faith Hill, GUESS?, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Lady Gaga, Manhattan, Manhattan Clearface, Miss Sporty, Nautica, N.Y.C. New York Color, Nicole by OPI, OPI, Pierre Cardin¹, Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Stetson, Tim McGraw, TJoy and Tonino Lamborghini.

For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com 

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, January 24, 2011

Glamorous…




Bow-embellished silk-faille dress | £1,846.81

Channel your 1950s glamour goddess with this stunning Jason Wu creation. With a low buttoned back and a black satin bow at the waist, Jason Wu's ivory silk-faille dress is a stunning contemporary take on classic '50s glamour. Accentuate the elegant neckline by sweeping your hair into a chignon, and keep your accessories simple for a sophisticated bridal look....


Available exclusively from Net-a-Porter 

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Be Organised in Style



Being organised has never looked so cute! I just love this gorgeous 2011 diary by kikki.k. Even better, you can get creative and customise each page with cute stickers… 

Visit kikki.k

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jennifer Hawkins' Cerrone Engagement Ring


Celebrity jeweller Nicola Cerrone was delighted to be the jeweller of choice for the recent engagement of long‐time couple Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall. “I have known Jennifer a long time so when Jake approached me to design an engagement ring I was honoured to share this wonderful moment for a beautiful young Australian couple”, said Cerrone.

After a long, world-wide search for the perfect cut diamond, Jake proposed to Jennifer in New Zealand with an impressive, 5-carat round brilliant–cut diamond, sourced by Cerrone from the world master of cut diamonds, Belgium.

The setting was later designed by the pair with Nicola Cerrone, as they wanted the classic-cut diamond to be set in an elegant and exclusive design. The 5-carat diamond takes centre stage in the design as it is adorned with over 3 carats of round, brilliant-cut diamonds which profile a stunning, scalloped claw setting. Set in platinum, the entire band is encrusted with round brilliant‐cut diamonds. The inner shank of the band features drop-set striking black diamonds, which is a unique and distinct finish to the ring, and a first for a Cerrone engagement ring.

This exquisite piece was handcrafted in Cerrone’s very own workshop by a dedicated team of artisans, this design is already a frequent request among newly engaged couples.

Stayed tuned for more on the upcoming nuptials!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Veuve for your Valentine…



Veuve Clicquot presents a quirky reinterpretation of their famous Ice Jacket in the form of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Birdsong, the most romantic gift for the Valentine's Day period.

Designed by French artistic director and illustrator Pierre Marie, Birdsong Ice Jacket Rosé is  inspired by early evening, a time when birds sing with more gusto and the sky turns from rosy pink to dusky violet. Continuing to inspire creative design and innovation, Birdsong Ice Jacket is both beautiful and functional, keeping a 750ml bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé at the ideal tasting temperature for up to two hours.

Veuve Clicquot Rosé is based on the expression of Yellow Label's traditional blend, made up of as much as 40% reserve wines with the addition of 12% red wine.

The limited editon Veuve Clicquot Rosé Birdsong Ice Jacket is available from February 1, 2011 from special leading fine wine stores (while stocks last).

For stockist information, please call 1300 136 590

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tiffany has your Heart…


Give someone special the ultimate gift, a Tiffany Heart… Perfect for an engagement gift, anniversary gift, wedding gift, Valentine's Day gift, or even a 'just because' gift, there is a Tiffany Heart that is sure to get your special someone's heart a-fluttering! 

Tiffany Hearts™ Double-Row Pendant


 Return to Tiffany™ Double Heart Tag Pendant


 Paloma Picasso® Double Love Pendant


Tiffany Keys Twist Heart Key Pendant

 
Tiffany Notes Pendant Let Me Count The Ways

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Arrivals at Weddingstar

2011 will see the addition of more than 150 fabulous new products to the ever-expanding Weddingstar range. From stationery to decorations and accessories, you will be amazed by Weddingstar's new gifts and wedding favours… Below is a selection of my favourites, but make sure you visit Weddingstrar to view all the new products!


Hang With Us Personalised Favour Card with Seed Paper Love Birds


Wooden Memory Note Box


Flat Pocket Style Goodie Bag

 
Vintage Typewriter Card Holder
 
 
Classic Round Decorative Birdcage

 
"A Kiss and We're Off!" Figurine Cake Topper


Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bridal Fairs



With the New Year now upon us, be sure to check The Bride's Diary Bridal Fair Calendar regularly as there are many bridal fairs held throughout the year to help you plan the perfect wedding.

Don't underestimate the value of attending a bridal fair! Take your partner, mum, bridesmaids, girlfriends or the whole gang along for a great day out. Usually held in major conference or exhibition centres, reputable hotels, or reception venues, bridal fairs are held throughout the year and in most states, regions, cities and towns. Also, look for smaller bridal fairs advertised in your local newspaper. 

Visit our Bridal Fair Calendar to find upcoming bridal fairs in your state.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Queensland Floods

As the terrible flood disaster continues in Queensland, The Bride's Diary team would like to offer our sincere condolences to those affected by the floods, and to all our valued clients throughout the State, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We sincerely hope that you all remain safe, and take care of one another during this time. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage The Bride's Diary members and clients to spare a thought for the victims of the flood crisis, and if you would like to donate to the Queensland Flood Appeal, please visit http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html or phone 1800 219 028.

Take care,
Anna…

Sensational Shoes for your Wedding

With sculptural lace ruffles and a satin toe pad, Christian Louboutin's cream leather sandals are an ultra-feminine choice for your special day. Wear these show-stopping shoes to embellish a directional evening look, or as a beautiful finishing touch to a modern bridal gown. 

£465.22 | Available from Net-a-Porter

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sales…


Discover great sales this January at QVB… With 180 boutique stores over four levels, you will find a range of offers from fabulous names like Swarovski, Longchamp, Ninewest, Metalicus, Molton Brown, and more!…

Visit QVB for further details. 

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stationery Couture




Stationery Couture is all about elegant wedding invitations for today's sophisticated bride. Make sure you visit the website and view Stationery Couture's comprehensive online gallery…





Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wedding Cocktails



If you are planning a cocktail style reception, be sure to have tables scattered about with enough chairs to allow elderly and/or exhausted guests to rest their feet. I just love this table setting: a bright table cloth, a simple centre-piece and the contrasting chairs make a stylish (yet practical) addition to an outdoor reception… 

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gucci Sunnies? Yes Please!

Gucci's tortoiseshell acetate square-frame sunglasses with graduated brown lenses are a must-have for every style-setter. Complete a chic vacation look with this signature oversized style.

Available from Net-a-Porter

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Prada Minatures


I love, love, LOVE these Prada Miniatures - so cute! 

Visit Prada

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Clarins Gorgeous Getaways


Going on a summer holiday? Don't forget to throw your Clarins Gorgeous Getaways pamper pack into your suitcase!…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, January 3, 2011

Johanna Johnson Templar Bridal Collection 2011


We are very excited to see the new 2011 bridal collection from Johanna Johnson - it's just beautiful. Taking inspiration from medieval jewellery, her signature 1920s old Hollywood glamour style has been adorned with exquisite gems and stunning embellishments: Templar is a whole new level of luxury…





Visit Johanna Johnson

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!…


Happy New Year! The Bride's Diary team would like to extend our warmest wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous 2011 to all our valued clients and readers. Thank you for your support throughout 2010 and we are looking forward to the new and exciting things that 2011 will bring for The Bride's Diary…

Have a lovely day!… Anna