Monday, May 30, 2011

Heart Strings Save the Date

Does your loved one tug on your heart strings? Do they have your heart on a string? Share that sentimental notion with this whimsical and down to earth collection!… The Heart Stings Save the Date Card by Weddingstar is a super-cute way to ensure your guests don't double book a social event on the day of your wedding! Combine with other co-ordinating stationery components and accessories to create a cohesive look.

Visit Weddingstar 

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, May 27, 2011

2011 Relais & Châteaux Guide Book



The annual Relais & Châteaux Guide Book has become one of the discerning traveller's most treasured resources. A compendium of 500 of the world's most intimate charming and authentic hotels and restaurants, the 2011 Relais & Châteaux Guide Book provides 680 pages of properties to be discovered and dreams to be fulfilled.

Relais & Châteaux began in 1954 as a way for holiday-makers to find charming places to stay and dine along the route from Paris to the Riviera. It was a mini-guide created by eight hoteliers who banded together to divert travellers from France's new highway, inviting them to instead discover a "Route du Bonheur" of fine dining experiences in exquisite private hotel settings along the way.

This "Road to Happiness" has since spread to 61 countries, including Australia and New Zealand. Relais & Châteaux properties now embrace myriad styles, from romantic converted castles to charming country inns, exotic beach villas, magical mountain chalets, game reserve lodges and chic contemporary hideaways.

For more information about the 2011 Relais & Châteaux Guide Book, visit Relais & Châteaux.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, May 23, 2011

Love…

Spread the love with the exquisite Paloma Picasso® Love Ring. Featuring Paloma Picasso's own handwriting and part of the Paloma Picasso Graffiti collection for Tiffany & Co, the Love Ring is 18k white gold and diamond heaven!

Visit Tiffany & Co for more…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, May 20, 2011

Reveal Breathtaking Precision and Beauty…


Treat your guests to a delightful surprise with wedding stationery, accessories and favours from Weddingstar's new Laser Expressions line. Featuring unique, high impact designs and intricate detailing, the Laser Expressions line will add a sense of three-dimensionality to your wedding day style.

Here are a few of the new items…

Laser Expressions Bracketed Place Card Napkin Ring 

  Laser Expressions Small Oval Baroque Frame Folded Place Card  

French Whimsy Hand Fan with Decorative Shape

Check out all of the beautiful Laser Expressions laser cut wedding stationery now!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ShopStyle Australia


 
 

Fashionistas rejoice… ShopStyle Australia is now live! Offering you the best fashion from Australia and around the globe, ShopStyle Australia lets you search the world's leading labels according to style, colour, size and price requirements, and shows only the products that are available to be shipped down under, and in Australian dollars. Thanks to this fabulous new e-tail tool, you can now browse the best that Barneys New York or Saks Fifth Avenue has to offer, as well as leading Australian labels like Mimco, Witchery and Saba, all from the one stylish and easy to use site. 

Visit ShopStyle Australia and see for yourself!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, May 16, 2011

Super Styling…


Recently discovered by one of the BD team members, we are absolutely loving the KEVIN.MURPHY range of styling products. Created from a personal need for great styling products that have super hold but don't weigh the hair down, editorial hair stylist Kevin Murphy launched his own range of salon only, professional hair care products.

The KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids is an indulgence of runway looks and natural aromatherapy that cater for every hair type. The products are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants, and as an added bonus, all KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free.

And while the products are truly fantastic, the super-cute packaging also rates a mention!! From modern rectangular bottles to cute little shakers, the KEVIN.MURPHY range will not only work wonders for your hair, it will also look fabulous in your bathroom cabinet!!

POWDER.PUFF Volumising powder 

ANTI.GRAVITY Oil Free Volumiser

STICKY.BUSINESS Low shine paste. Medium Hold

These are just a few of the fabulous products – be sure to visit KEVIN.MURPHY to see the entire collection!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bridesmaids



We love a good wedding movie, and can't wait to see Bridesmaids, the new film from the producers of hit comedies Knocked Up and Superbad. We all know weddings are a time of careful planning and preparation, and when Annie's (Kristen Wiig) best friend asks her to be maid of honour, Annie gracefully accepts. Although Annie is lovelorn and broke, she does her best to lead a cast of "colourful" bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on the wild journey towards the big day. If Knocked Up and Superbad are anything to go by, Bridesmaids is set to be a hilariously funny must-see wedding flick!

Bridesmaids is due to hit Australian screens in mid-June, 2011. Visit the official site to watch the trailer…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Timeless Elegance for Barbie…



There was a little squeal of delight in the office this morning when the Vera Wang e-newsletter came through with the latest gown for Barbie! Featuring a draped neckline, layers of tulle and a gorgeous ribbon detail on the shoulder, there really is something quite enchanting about the new Traditionalist Vera Wang Bride Barbie…

Visit Vera Wang for more details and to view a sideshow of previous Vera Wang creations for Barbie…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, May 9, 2011

Free Give-Away: Fashion Weekend Sydney! Hurry Competition Closes Tomorrow!

 

Fashion Weekend Sydney is THE must attend event for any fashionista – catch the latest trends on the Fashion Weekend Catwalk, enjoy the luxury of discount designer shopping, beauty treatments and so much more…it's the essential girls' day out! And, to help keep you fashionable in the lead up to your special day, The Bride's Diary are giving you and a friend the chance to WIN tickets to Fashion Weekend Sydney. Get your entries in today as the competition closes tomorrow!!!
 

Due to take place at The Royal Hall of Industries, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park this weekend, you will find fabulous savings on current and last season pieces from over 120 of Australia’s leading designers, including Bec & Bridge, Ginger & Smart, Loveable, Maurie & Eve, Natasha, Nookie, Peep Toe, Milk & Honey, Wayne Cooper and The Cassette Society. 

To enter, simply email your entry (including your name and mailing address) to mail@wppublishing.com.au with 'Competition – Fashion Weekend Sydney' in the subject line. Hurry, entries close 10th May, 2011! Good luck!… 

Visit The Bride's Diary for more…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Love Mimco!


We all know Mother's Day is this Sunday, so if you haven't already got something to spoil your mum with, there is still time for a last-minute dash to the shops to grab Mum a fabulous gift from Mimco! Choose from a fantastic collection of bejewelled gifts for your inspirational mum, and with a range of special offers on now, you are sure to find the perfect gift that says "I love you Mum"!

Here are a few of my picks…

TIFFANY JEWEL WING CUFF

 DUQUETTE GLOVE

DYLAN MINI ZIP TOP

STAND OFF WALLET

BABY BOW BARETTE

FULL BLOOM CHOKER

Visit Mimco for more gorgeous Mother's Day gifts…

Happy Mother's Day!… Anna

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bridal Inspiration from Lisa Ho

 

As RAFW continues, the BD office is loving the showcasing of the best in Australian fashion and Lisa Ho's new collection was no exception. I especially loved two gowns in particular (see above).  The flowing, Grecian-inspired silk gowns were oh so pretty, and I loved the pastel hues - reminds me of sorbets and spring… The sleek lines and the soft draping of the fabric of these two floor-length stunners offer fabulous inspiration for the bride, bridesmaid or black tie guest.

Visit Vogue to view the entire Lisa Ho collection, as there were plenty more gorgeous pieces on display… 

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Great Cause…



Mother's Day is a special day for families to honour the efforts and achievements of their mothers and mother figures. It is a day where we acknowledge the tremendous roles that our mothers and mother figures play in our lives, and where we celebrate our mums and shower them with hugs, kisses and gifts.

Mother's Day is also a day where communities come together to raise awareness or funds for charities and non-profit causes, and the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run and Walk is a perfect example of this. For more than a decade, the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run and Walk has provided communities with a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, whilst raising valuable funds for breast cancer research. 

This Sunday, make it a classic Mother's Day by getting involved with this fabulous cause. Register today for a walk or run at an event near you and fundraise to give the gift of breast cancer research on Sunday, May 8.

Go the extra step and help fund the National Breast Cancer Foundation's researchers who are investigating ways to prevent and cure breast cancer by asking friends and family to sponsor you. You can find help with your fundraising here.

Online registrations are open until noon today, Wednesday 4th May so visit Mother's Day Classic and register your interest.


Have a lovely day!… Anna

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Alex Perry's Cuban Princess…



Contrasting stunning floor length gowns with sharply tailored suiting separates, Alex Perry's Cuban Princess collection for Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2011 was simply divine. I know we've already talked about the new range on our Fashion & Beauty Blog, but I particularly loved the floor length gowns in the collection because the striking bold colours coupled with the formality of the designs means these dresses would make fabulous bridesmaid gowns, especially for the more formal style of wedding…

Featuring high necklines, lace overlays, geometric necklines, and of course, the traditional black fishtail silhouette, Alex Perry's Cuban Princess collection offers a glamorous range of bridesmaid-appropriate gowns that will have style-savvy brides-to-be squealing with excitement! 

Images: Getty Images via Marie Claire

Be sure to visit our Fashion & Beauty Blog for a more detailed wrap-up of the 2011/12 collection…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Royal Wedding… Dress!



Well what an exciting weekend! The Royal Wedding, the 2011 TV Week Logie Awards… so much fashion! Let's start with the Royal Wedding (be sure to visit our Fashion & Beauty blog for a run-down of the Logies!)… 

We were all counting down the hours on Friday, waiting with baited breath for one particular moment in the royal wedding… the moment that Kate stepped out of the car and we could finally see her dress! 

Kate's gown, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, was absolutely stunning with its long-sleeves, English and French Chantilly lace appliqué bodice, satin gazar pleated skirt and nine-foot train. Coupled with a full veil, Cartier tiara borrowed from the Queen and a small bouquet of white blooms, her wedding day style was greeted with swoons of admiration from the crowds outside the Abbey. As Kate arrived at the altar, the crowds' sentiments were matched with William's beaming smile! 

Kate's gown was truly divine, and very befitting of the moment. Kate is said to have chosen the British brand for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Working closely with Sarah Burton, Kate wanted a dress that combined tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen's work. 

 
 
 
Images: Getty Images, DPA, Landov, and PA Photos

For more details on the gown and comments from Sarah Burton, visit HuffPost Style.

Have a lovely day, and stay tuned for more Royal Wedding details over the next few days!… Anna