Friday, March 30, 2012

Temperley Bridal coming to Helen Rodrigues…

Sydney brides-to-be rejoice: from May 2012, Temperley Bridal, a romantic and elegant collection from Temperley London, will be available exclusively at Helen Rodrigues, Sydney! This is the first time the internationally-renowned couture label will be available in Australia, since the launch of the first Temperley Bridal collection in 2002.

Alice Temperley, MBE, has been celebrated globally from London to New York and has dressed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon and Claudia Schiffer.
Helen Rodrigues was personally invited by Temperley to view her collections for the Australian market in London this January.
“We are thrilled to be working with Templerley’s bridal collections. Her work is exquisite; the attention to detail is simply stunning” says Helen Rodrigues.
Helen Rodrigues Sydney by appointment studio is already known for stocking Hollywood celebrity’s favourite wedding designers. Her exclusive Monique Lhuillier designs have been worn by Angelina Jolie, Debra Messing and their friends and featured in Sex and the City.
While British designer, Jenny Packham, is favoured by Jessica Parker, Halle Berry and Helena Christensen and stocked exclusively at Helen Rodrigues.
Helen Rodrigues also exclusively houses Oscar de la Renta Bridal collections.  This utterly feminine and romantic collection also includes elegant accessories, such as veils and shoes. "My designs are known for their beautiful ornamentation, details, fabrics, and embroideries – which are never more important than on a wedding dress.” Oscar de la Renta
Visit Helen Rodrigues for more information.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, March 29, 2012

What Makes True Love?

Have you had a chance to visit the What Makes True Love site by Tiffany & Co? If not, you must visit it today. As the name suggests, it's a beautiful project dedicated to true love; Tiffany's unique guide to matters of the heart. From love tips to romantic videos, as well as a collection of stories and pictures that depict true love in all its forms, you will just love browsing the site and discovering what makes true love…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New: Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics…

Whether wearing couture, a wedding dress, or your favorite pair of jeans, a perfect base with a pop of color is a beautiful way to let your natural beauty shine through.“ – Vera Wang

Introducing the Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics Collection! Inspired by Vera’s personal makeup philosophy, Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics, consists of 16 products in 74 shades. The overall palate of natural shades also draws inspiration from the full range of Simply Vera Vera Wang fabrics and textiles.
Simply Vera Vera Wang represents more than a fashion philosophy; it symbolizes a complete lifestyle vision. Beautiful hues and glowing radiance inspire confidence and individuality, whether dressing for your wedding day, decorating your home, or creating an everyday make-up look. With the launch of Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics, the focus is simple: a beautiful skin canvas embellished with color to allow a woman to express her personality.

Visit the Vera Wang blog to read more about her new cosmetics range…

The new Vera Wang Cosemetics range won't be available in Australian stores just yet – although hopefully it will hit our shelves soon! Watch this space…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, March 26, 2012

Killer Heels…

The perfect LBD would not be complete without a killer pair of heels and these satin pumps with dazzling crystal embellishments by Giuseppe Zanotti will take your outfit from drab to fab in no time at all! With striking pops of pink, blue, yellow and green, these sky-high heels would make the perfect finishing touch…

Available from Net-a-Porter.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, March 23, 2012

Autumn Accessories

With the autumn season now upon us (the leaves are starting to turn already!!), be sure to visit David Jones on Facebook for a handy gallery of the latest on-trend autumn accessories. From shoes to bags, and gloves to sunglasses, you are sure to find a few key pieces to update your wardrobe for the new season.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces…

Marc by Marc Jacobs Voyage satchel $795

 Le Specs Lethal Clutch Sunglasses $59.95 - Available online

 Mimco Snake Charmer silk scarf $79.95 - Available online

 Oroton bow ballet flat $245

Visit David Jones on Facebook to view the full gallery. Many of the products can also be purchased from the David Jones Online Store

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spinning Save the Date Cards from Martha Stewart…

I love unique Save the Date cards, so when I saw this Spinning Save the Date idea on Martha Stewart Weddings, I simply had to share it with you!…

Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow.

Tools and supplies:
Basic How-To:
  1. Download our PDF, and add your names, city, and date into the editable text box.
  2. Print the invitation onto card stock. Use a metal ruler and a craft knife to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts).
  3. To make the spinners, print the arrow design on one side of a piece of card stock. Flip the paper over, end to end, and feed it through the printer again to print the heart design on the other side (do a test version to be sure that the red asterisks will align on the opposite sides of the paper; this will ensure the arrow points the right direction).
  4. To cut into individual cards, lay the card stock flat with the arrow side up. Use a metal ruler and a craft knife to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts).
  5. Punch a hole in each side of the spinner card, centering it vertically. Cut twine into two 6-inch lengths, and loop one through each hole.
  6. To position the spinner card on the invitation, lay the cut card in position. Use the tip of the craft knife to pierce the card lightly on each side of the appropriate corner. Remove the card, and then use the metal ruler to guide the craft knife as you cut between the two pierced marks. Slip the card into the slits. Or attach photo corners to the invitation, and slip in the card.
Visit Martha Stewart for more unique Save the Date ideas…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Mondial Pink Diamond Magic Night Stakes

The Sydney Autumn Carnival, which takes place over 6 weeks (from 24th March – 28th April), is the most exciting time of year for all racing enthusiasts in New South Wales!

Among the highlights are the group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), Australian Derby (2400m), Doncaster Mile (1600m), Sydney Cup (3200m) and the world’s richest race for 2 year olds, the $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m).

The Mondial Pink Diamond Magic Night Stakes is held on Saturday, 31st March at Rosehill, on Rosehill Guineas Day, one of the biggest days on the entire calendar. It is a Group 2 event bringing together the best two year old fillies from across the country and is contested over 1200m under set weight conditions. It carries $175,000 in prize money. Because the winner of the Mondial Pink Diamond Magic Night Stakes is guaranteed automatic entry to the Golden Slipper, the stakes are a lot higher than just the prize money, making the race an exciting and hard fought affair with trainers and jockeys having one last shot at getting their horse into the Golden Slipper field.

This guarantees fantastic racing and is a must watch for punters with a view ahead to the Golden Slipper.

Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier are thrilled to be the official naming sponsor of the Magic Night Stakes this year.

Visit the BMW Sydney Carnival for more information on the Sydney Autumn Carnival. And for your chance to win tickets to the Carnival, simply 'like' the Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier Facebook page…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Bride's Diary Wedding & Honeymoon Expo

Well, the office is a buzz with excited energy as we continue to make all the final arrangements for The Bride's Diary Wedding & Honeymoon Expo – it's on this Sunday, 18th March, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra!

With two spectacular fashion parades, champagne high tea, plus the region's leading wedding specialists all together under the one roof, this is the wedding event for Canberra's style-savvy bride-to-be.

All brides-to-be attending on the day will receive a FREE copy of The Bride's Diary magazine, plus a show bag filled with delightful wedding goodies and the chance to WIN a fabulous tropical honeymoon to the Cook Islands!

So, if you're planning your wedding, grab the girls, your sister, you mum, or even your fiance, and come along to the The Bride's Diary Wedding & Honeymoon Expo – Canberra's most elegant wedding event!

For more information, visit The Bride's Diary website and be sure to like The Bride's Diary Events on Facebook so you can keep up to date with the all the news!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Image: Destill Photography by Glen Dealtry

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shop Online…


Need to update your accessories for the autumn season? You can shop a great range of watches, earrings and other jewellery items online at the David Jones online store. With a great new range of accessories from leading brands like Mimco, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, you will love browsing the range of fabulous accessories all from the comfort of your own home!…

Here's a sample of available products:
DKNY | Streetsmart Watch
David Lawrence | Metal Collar

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Blade Watch

Mimco | Jewel Stud

Visit David Jones

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 A/W Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior


Love Christian Dior? Well, for a fabulous wrap up of the Christian Dior show at the Autumn/Winter 2012 Paris Fashion Week, head over to Fabsugar. With 53 images to browse through in the online gallery, you will be up to date with the latest offerings from the French fashion house in no time…

Visit Fabsugar

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, March 2, 2012

Weddingstar Cake Topper

How cute is this bicycle cake topper from Weddingstar?! A recent addition to the ever-fabulous Weddingstar range of wedding accessories, this cake topper would be perfect for the vintage inspired wedding! The too-cute knee length gown and basket on the handlebars of the bike add to the vintage flair…

Visit Weddingstar for more information about this cake topper, or to view more new products.

Have a lovely day!… Anna