Monday, September 9, 2013

Zimmermann's Spring 2014 Collection

Over the weekend one of my favorite Australian designers, Zimmermann, presented it's circus-inspired spring 2014 collection 'Ringmaster' during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. 

Inspired by the circus and the life of a performer models took to the catwalk in a range of tailored pieces in luxe fabrics. The collection embraced girly florals, glamorous metallics, sheer flowing fabrics, edgy bodysuits with on-trend cutouts and skirts with plenty of movement. Gold accessories and bandage-wrapped heels completed the looks.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the collection…

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PANDORA'S Stunning New Season Collection

Azure blue glass and gemstones, sparkling stripes, glam pendants and cool metals - PANDORA's new collection spells style! Delve into the new collection and fall head over heels for striking combinations that match the latest trends. Or, choose pieces that are uniquely you and team with your lasting PANDORA favourites.

This Season by PANDORA invites you to enjoy life, have fun in the sun, relax by the sea and discover new places around the world. 

Explore the joyful new collection…
Triple Leather Bracelet With Silver Clasp
Abstract Faceted Silver Charm With Teal Murano Glass
Silver Ring With White Enamel

Fish Silver Charm With Blue Treated Topaz

Shop the new collection here.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Here Comes The Bobbi Brown Bride…

Created especially for the bride and her bridal party, the Bobbi Brown Luxe Collection features everything needed to create sparkling, picture-perfect looks for the big day – and beyond.


Prepare to fall in love with this luxe palette for eyes. It features six eye shadows with different textures and finishes, perfect for creating a variety of special occasion looks leading up to, and on, the Big Day. Plus, it includes two mini-brushes for easy, on-the-go application.

Shades: Cream Eye Shadow, Pink Opal Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (New), Pink Lilac Sparkle Eye Shadow, Pink Pearl Metallic Eye Shadow, Oyster Grey Metallic Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow
Brushes: Flat Eye Shadow Brush, Flat Eye Liner Brush
Price: $115

Limited Edition

This essential brush set has all the tools you need to apply makeup like a pro. Housed in a chic clasped silver case, this set also makes a perfect bridal party gift.

Set includes seven of Bobbi’s must-have brushes: Face Blender Brush, Foundation Brush, Dual Ended Cream Shadow and Concealer Brush, Eye Definer, Eye Sweep, Angle Eye Shadow Brush, Dual Ended Ultra Fine Eyeliner and Eye Liner Brush.
Price: $200

Limited Edition

This ultra-sheer skin enhancer instantly brightens the complexion with a touch of barely-there sparkle. It’s the perfect way to add a glow without looking overdone.

Price: $90

This long-wearing, waterproof mascara promises to withstand tears of joy, all while defining, curling and lengthening lashes.
Price: $48

Planning your Big Day? Visit a Bobbi Brown counter to discover Bobbi’s signature bridal beauty tips for looking your most beautiful and picture-perfect. Makeup Lessons are complimentary and perfectly tailored to fit your lifestyle and needs.

Available at selected David Jones stores and online at Bobbi Brown.

Visit Bobbi Brown and be sure to check back soon for our exclusive interview with Bobbi Brown with tips for creating the perfect make-up for your special day!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Eschalot Restaurant – Modern Australian Fine Dining
and Cuisine, Berrima

Good afternoon BD Brides,

I felt compelled to share a recent fine dining experience I had at Eschalot Restaurant. My family and I had the pleasure of dining there and were amazed by the professional level of service, succulent dishes and ambient atmosphere that this venue provided.

Passionate about provincial techniques and produce, Chef David Learmonth has revived the very best from European Regional influences to create a sensory dining experience that is as delicious as it is rewarding.

Eschalot is one of the finest restaurants in the famous Southern Highlands, a reputation it has created and enjoyed since 2003.

Located in the historic village of Berrima and operating from one of the most significant heritage buildings in the area, Eschalot delivers consistently beautiful cuisine with an elegant and understated sense of occasion. In summer, Eschalot offers a tranquil outlook to the beautiful garden and formal courtyard, while in winter guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks by the open fire. Every dish is created with style and innovation, and beautifully complements the unique location of the restaurant.

Eschalot Restaurant is a small and intimate Fine Dining Restaurant where you can celebrate in style with total privacy. 
Their rooms are lit by chandeliers and candles 
and is intimate and comfortable. The perfect place to hold your dream wedding 
and reception.

Eschalot is the perfect venue for any occasion and they will happily organise anything from a simple cocktail party to a seated set course menu for up to 100 guests.

For further information visit Eschalot Restaurant.

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, May 10, 2013

WIN Tickets to Sydney's Essential Designer Shopping and Catwalk Event – Fashion Weekend!

Happy Friday BD Brides!

We are excited to announce that The Bride's Diary® are partnering with Single Market Events to give you and a friend the chance to WIN FREE tickets to the Fashion Weekend Sydney to help keep you fashionable in the lead up to your special day!

The Bride's Diary team love to give our members free give-aways throughout the year. We are always excited when new products are launched and our members are 'in the know'! And like everything we do at The Bride's Diary, we only promote the highest quality products and services available. So enter today for your chance to win and don't forget to visit often to see what other fabulous products we are giving away.

Fashion Weekend will open on Thursday May 16 at 5pm to Sunday May 19 at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park. Sponsored by SHOP Til You Drop, [yellow tail], TONI&GUY, NP Set, Sally Hansen and more, Fashion Weekend is the only fashion event that should be in every fashionistas diary this season.

Shop from over 100 fabulous brands all selling their collections at up to 70% off including PeepToe, Bec & Bridge, Nicola Finetti, Rodeo Show, Christensen Copenhagen, Natasha… and many more. Catch a sneak peek of the latest trends 
on the inspirational Fashion Weekend Catwalk, indulge in some pampering at the Beauty Hub…and recoup with a glass of bubbles at the [yellow tail] Bar…its pure fashion heaven!

Prepare yourself for incredible discounts from your favourite designers, sensational catwalk shows, luxury pampering, on trend style advice from the SHOP editors at the Fashion Clinic and bubbles on tap at the [yellow tail] Bar.

Once you’ve picked your favourite looks for the season, hit the event floor to literally SHOP til you drop! With over 100 leading designers showcasing their collections at amazing discounts of up to 70% off, Fashion Weekend is the hub for Sydney style and pure shopping heaven. Don’t miss designers such Natasha, Peeptoe, Rodeo Show, Bec & Bridge, Levis, Christensen Copenhagen, Something Else, Stylestalker, Nicole Finetti, Maurie & Eve...just to name a few!

Thanks to Single Market Events, The Bride's Diary are giving away 6 
FREE double passes to Fashion Weekend, on Friday 17th May and Sunday 
19th May.

To enter, visit The Bride's Diary Giveaways page...

For more information visit

Best of luck!

Have a lovely weekend!… Anna

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beauty Trends Straight From Sydney Fashion Week, As Directed By Napoleon Perdis

Good morning BD Brides!

Last week we saw all things fashion with Australian Fashion Week in town. We've got the behind-the-scenes scoop from Napoleon Perdis on the three top beauty trends emerging straight from Sydney Fashion Week.

Trend One: Couture Contouring

"This season I'm bringing back the contour! It’s one of my beauty signatures and the prominent beauty trend at the Alex Perry, Camilla and Marc, Ginger and Smart, Ellery, and Esber shows, a contour doesn't fight fashion so is fantastic for the runway (and reality!)," says Napoleon. 

Don't confuse the couture contour for anything you've seen on a Kardashian... It's modern, chic and best of all, face-flattering! In fact, Napoleon likens a great contour to being like shapewear to the face – it should lift and define in all the right places, without being seen. Napoleon used his Colour Discs in Skinny Dip and Trench Coat on the cheeks and eyes to highlight and shade as well as The Ultimate Nude Palette to customise the right shade for each girl.

Pro Tip: Using a blush or contouring brush (Napoleon Perdis Chisel Blush Brush 22b), choose a colour 1-2 shades deeper than your natural skin tone, and start at the top of the ear and apply in sweeping motions down to the bottom of the cheek, under the cheekbone. To create symmetry, contour the temples and eyes with a smaller brush (Napoleon Perdis Sculpting Brush 10r) - it's important the temple contour is the same intensity as the cheek contour.

Trend Two: Luxe Skin

"Expensive looking skin is always a trend and while we have seen the rise of the matte, velvety complexion of late, this fashion week was all about the glow!"

Napoleon himself loves both, but there's something about a dewy sheen or perfectly placed highlight that is just so pretty, fresh, and youthful. For the Karla Spetic, Dion Lee, Toni Maticevski shows they have been trialling their upcoming Radiance-Boosting Primer and BBB Cream and they are really the unbeatable duo for that fab, fresh finish. You can do anything once you've perfected the base, it works with any beauty look. Perhaps just keep the shimmer on the eyes to a minimum.

Pro Tip: For a gorgeous highlight, try dabbing a shimmery loose eye shadow (Loose Eye Dust in Ice Storm) on the top of the cheek bone. Highlight the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and brow bone for consistency.

Trend Three: Lucite Lips 

"I love a lip dripping in gloss! While it's not the most practical for every day, it does photograph fabulously and really reads on the runway."

For Dion Lee's show, he wanted to create consistency and symmetry with the gel gloss in the hair so Napoleon applied layers of his Lip Lacquer in Clearly Glam mixed with Luminous Lip Veil In The Flesh straight to the lip. We love the glossy skin, glossy lip combo they did for Dion, Camilla and Marc and Toni Maticevski, it's very polished... But the skin needs to be flawless. Looks incredible paired with a swipe of liner 
and a lash."

Pro Tip: To get that really glossy finish, eradicate any natural pinkness by concealing the lip first and then applying layers of clear gloss over the top. Add a neutral shade to warm up the tone a little.

Visit Napoleon Perdis

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Visit Us At The Sydney Bridal Expo This Weekend!

Good afternoon BD Brides!

The Bride's Diary team are delighted to be exhibiting at the annual Sydney Bridal Expo this coming weekend in Darling Harbour.

Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour - Hall 1
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April from 10:00am – 5:00pm
4 Fashion Parades Daily 11:15am | 12:45pm | 2:15pm | 3:30pm

Our lovely Bride's Diary team will be handing out FREE copies of three of our stunning wedding magazines The Bride's Diary, Wedding Celebration and Weddingstar

The Bride's Diary® – Sydney/NSW 2013 Edition (RRP $15.95)

Wedding Celebration® – NSW/ACT 2013 Edition (RRP $15.95)

Weddingstar® – 2012 Edition (RRP $14.95)

That's a total combined value of $46.85! Don't miss out on your copy of these three fabulous wedding magazines, as there are a limited amount of copies available.

Visit us at Stand 60C, as there will be a selection of our other fantastic 
publications available for purchase, including The Groom’s Diary and Wedding Toasts and Speeches.

The Groom’s Diary is more than just a concise compendium of advice and information: it is a book that a groom can make his very own, a personal planning tool to help each groom bring his special and individual contribution to the wedding. At last, a publication specifically designed for the Australian groom! This is the definitive guide to what the groom needs to do in the lead-up to his wedding.

Wedding Toasts and Speeches is a compendium of excellent, easily adaptable speeches. Each speech is easy to deliver, humorous and all designed to give you many ideas! Also included is expertly written guidance on speech preparation and delivery, sequence of events for toasts and speeches and a selection of amusing jokes and classical quotes which could easily be incorporated into a well-worded speech. 

Visit Sydney Bridal Expo to purchase tickets today. Tickets are also available at the door on the day.

Be sure to visit our Facebook pages The Bride's DiaryThe Bride's Diary Events, Wedding Celebration and Weddingstar Australia to keep in the know with the latest in wedding styling, fashion and events from leading wedding suppliers and service professionals across the country!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Friday, March 22, 2013

Two days remaining until the year's most fabulous wedding and events expo!

Happy Friday BD Brides!

The Bride's Diary office has been buzzing all week in lead up to our elegant event – The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo!

Join us this Sunday at the National Convention Centre Canberra, from 10am, for the opportunity to meet with the finest wedding and events specialists in the region. From photographers, to reception venues, stationers, transport companies and everything in between – and no matter what type of event you are planning, we have you covered with everything you need to plan the perfect event.

For brides-to-be – have you been imagining your dream honeymoon in a tropical resort, surrounded by clear blue water, whilst relaxing on a beautiful sandy beach? Your dream could become a reality at The Bride's Diary Wedding & Events Expo on Sunday, when entering the honeymoon competition. All brides-to-be in attendance have the chance to win a romantic honeymoon to Fiji! *Conditions apply (only brides-to-be in attendance are permitted to enter)

Plus, all brides-to-be will receive, for FREE, three stunning magazines, The Bride's Diary, Wedding Celebration and Weddingstar! There will also be two fashion parades and a delicious high tea.

We can't wait to see you there!

Have a lovely day… Anna

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Bride's Diary® Wedding & Events Expo – This Sunday!

Canberra’s leading bridal magazine brings you the year’s most elegant wedding event! The Bride’s Diary® Wedding and Events Expo is on this Sunday March 24, at the National Convention Centre.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the region's finest wedding and events specialists! Should you be planning your dream wedding then you must attend Canberra's most exciting bridal event. And, should you be planning a celebration for any of life’s other special occasions: a debutante ball, 21st birthday party, engagement party, bridal shower, hen’s or buck’s night, or just a fabulous party, come along and meet Canberra’s leading event specialists.

All brides-to-be attending will receive, for FREE, three stunning wedding magazines – The Bride’s Diary®, Wedding Celebration® and Weddingstar® (valued $47.85) and the chance to WIN a romantic honeymoon to Fiji!

Plus, see two stunning bridal fashion shows and enjoy a delicious sparkling high tea with your friends and family. Bring the groom and groomsmen along to view a fabulous range of immaculate hire cars. There is so much to see and enjoy!

Visit The Bride’s Diary Wedding and Events Expo on Sunday March 24 from 10am – 4pm. Tickets available at the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Have a lovely day!… Anna

Monday, March 4, 2013

Paolo Sebastian 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection

The 2013 Autumn/Winter couture collection from Paolo Sebastian is 
absolutely stunning. 

The delicate fabrics, intricate designs and soft blush tones in the collection invoke an essence of 1950s glamour, combined with subtle hints of metallic to give a modern edge to the overall finish.  

Paul Vasileff first emerged as a renowned designer on the Australian fashion scene with his elaborate, elegant and ethereal couture collections in 2007. Paolo Sebastian inspires a new vision of timeless elegance through his work reminiscent of style and fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn. 

Imported silks, French lace and beaded embellishments typify a Paolo Sebastian gown. 

I'm sure you will agree when I say we cannot wait to see what Paolo Sebastian will bring us next…

Visit Paolo Sebastian