Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Not Your Mother's Dress...

Claire Pettibone's fall 2011 collection features dresses that were all about feminine flower power.
 I love this floral bolero!
 Loving the mandarin collar
 My mother definitely had a dress almost exactly like that!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marchesa Fall 2011 Preview

I know I have yet to post more up on Spring 2010 but I couldnt wait to preview some of the Fall 2011 collections! Here are my favourites from the Marchesa 2011 collection (photos from

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate Beautifully's Back on Etsy!

After a very long hiatus, i've decided to start up my Etsy shop again. Please go visit my shop here to see my new and exciting line of hand-tied bouquets made from the most unbelievably realistic and finest quality faux flowers! Here are a few of my latest creations (watch for many more to come!):
 Luscious bouquet of red roses and chocolate phalaenopsis orchids with gold feathers.
 Garden roses and peonies with white feathers.
Deep purple hydrangeas with phalaenopsis orchids.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Winter Weddings: Look 2 - Winter Romance

For the second look, I put together a more casual, romantic-vintage look.
Dress: JCrew. A pretty petticoat lace gown in cream with a faux fur wrap or silk bolero would look beautiful in the winter.
Bouquet: Bardin Palomo. A more casual arrangement of chocolata garden and lovely lydia roses, sweet peas, hypercium berries, tied with a pink velvet ribbon. (photo from
Cake: Ron Ben-Israel. A gorgeous icy turquoise cake goes perfectly with large burgundy and deep magenta sugar peonies. The cake is a dark chocolate with dulce de leche and raspberry buttercream. (photo from
Earrings: JCrew. Finish off the look by adding vintage looking jewelry like these pearl glass earrings.

Winter Weddings: Look I - Winter Glamour

I decided to have some fun with winter weddings and post two looks, featuring the work of talented floral designer from NYC, Bardin Palomo.
Dress: Monique Lhuillier. Duchess Satin gown with matching lace trimmed overcoat.
Bouquet: Bardin Palomo. Gorgeous winter white bouquet featuring peonies, French lilac and stephanotis, studded with crystals (photo from Marc Jacobs. Gilda fur & sequin bag. (photo from
Shoes: Christian Louboutin. "Maralena" mesh crystal peep-toe pumps with crystal covered stiletto heel. (photo from

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011

I know it's been a long time since i've last blogged- thank you for your patience everyone! Here are a few of my favourite picks from Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2011 collection. I love the combination of her signature soft, feminine details with the more sleek and modern silhouettes. Enjoy!

Photos from Monique