Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vera Wang New Bridesmaid Collection

Vera Wang's new bridesmaid collection is more reasonably priced (starting at $220) while maintaining her signature simple lines. My only thoughts about this collection; not a lot of them would be flattering for every figure, nor are the colour palettes flattering for every skin tone (they are either very light, or very dark colours). Have a look at the whole collection here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Blog!

Instead of posting about our new home renovation project here, I decided to start another blog, called Designing Our Home. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring 2010 Carolina Herrera

Here are some of my favourites from the Spring 2010 Carolina Herrera Collection, each of which were inspired by different famous artists.
Marie Antoinette number inspired by Francois Boucher.

Dress with individually sewn petals inspired by Henri Matisse`s paper cut out phase.

Jacques Louis David inspired English Net dress.

French lace halter inspired by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
Black rose fils coupé on ivory inspired by pioneer Impressionist Edourd Manet.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kate's Paperie Favourites

If you're in the New York City area and looking for invitations, stop by Kate's Paperie for Bridal Brunch, a workshop on custom printed invitations. The fee is $10 but you get a $10 gift card and a discount if you order custom printed invitations.
If custom made invites aren't in the budget, consider getting pre-printed invites. I've picked a few of my favourites from Kate's Paperie below.
By Peculiar Press
I love this whimsical design for casual get togethersLove this card for a housewarming party!

So cute for a graduation party!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show

If you've never been lucky enough to wear an Oscar de la Renta dress, take the opportunity to go to White Toronto for the trunk show May 22-23rd. Any fashion fan will appreciate the incredibly amazing construction, which is as beautiful inside as it is out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jenny Lee Bridal Trunk Show

White Toronto is having a Jenny Lee Trunk Show May 15-19th. Call 416-849-9196 for an appointment!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bridesmaid Dresses "Off The Rack" Looks

I've put together a few more "off the rack" looks for dresses!
I love yellow bridesmaid dresses. Go modern with a pure white bouquet (by Saipua) or more traditional with a pure cream bouquet. This sweet dress is on sale at Banana Republic for $109.99!
This classic ballerina pink dress is accented with a tone on tone bouquet. Start by matching the shade of your dress to the flower, and add some deeper tones. Silk chiffon dress from JCrew for $180.
I love the idea of this simple tailored navy shift (totally wearable after the wedding!), with a strand of pearls and a bouquet of garden roses like this one (from Martha Stewart Weddings). Dress by JCrew, $225.
This look is so 50's yet so fresh! This silk chiffon twist neckline dress ($170) from JCrew would be great in a spring or summer wedding with a bouquet of melon coloured ranunculous, tulips, and roses.

Bridesmaid Dresses Under $250

Getting bridesmaid dresses custom made can be stressful and aren't exactly budget friendly. However, I believe some of the best dresses come from off the rack. Most stores will allow you to put certain sizes on hold so your bridesmaids can come and try them on individually.
Here are some examples under $250.
This Banana Republic silk taupe dress would be great on a petite frame, softened by a lush bouquet of pink flowers. $250. Bouquet from Instyle Weddings
BR Monogram criss-cross silk dress is available at Banana Republic, $250, and would look great with a bouquet of cream flowers tied with black ribbon at a sleek affair. Bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings.
This low-key but fun dress from Banana Republic reminds me of a garden wedding. I've paired it with a fresh garden bouquet in neutral colours from Nicolette Camille.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Beautiful Accessories

Hi Everyone!
I know it's been a long time since i've last blogged but we're getting into wedding season so I thought i'd start up again. I've been keeping myself busy with another project of selling, buying, and renovating our house, so you might see more home related items on this blog. For now, let me leave you with some beautiful accessories.
Monolo Blahnik`s Something Blue Shoes from Neiman Marcus.
Christian Louboutin`s Tulip Slides.
Gorgeous Lanvin Pearl Grosgrain Necklace available through Harvey Nichols.
Light and feminine Christian Louboutin Carnaval Shoes in Light Pink available through Barneys.
For the bride who prefers to wear flats- Petal flat sandals by Christian Louboutin from Neiman Marcus.Lanvin Bow Strap Pumps from Barneys New York.