A Most Merry Christmas
Today is our last day before leaving on our Christmas break. We'll be back on board from the 5th of January, ready to embark on a new year filled with many more exciting and inspiring wedding ideas. We thank you all for sharing in our blog this year and look forward to welcoming you back in 2009.



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Very Inviting
You know we love anything equine, so I couldn't go past this sweet stationery set from Lucky Paperie in the US. Pony passions aside, they do offer a nice range of designs suitable for many different styles of wedding.



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Coast To Coast
Needing a little something to brighten up the table at your reception? Why not think about adding a colourful coaster, they are sure to impress! I found these ones from rock scissor paper, they are US$8.25 for a set of 12 and they ship internationally.








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Perele Perfection
The latest super luxe collection from France's leading lingerie brand, Simone Perele, is absolute glamour puss. The collection evokes images of old-style, Hollywood glamour, Greek goddesses and Parisian Chic, with its blend of vibrant colours, luxe fabrics and gorgeous designs. Simone Perele is known for its luxurious French fabrics, exquisite detailing and ideal balance between comfort, fit and style. Established in Paris in 1948 by a young corset maker, Madame Simone Perele, the company was founded on her three design principles – fit, function and fashion – that continue to dictate the construction of a Simone Perele garment today. The Simone Perele range includes bras, briefs, bustiers, suspender belts and shorty briefs and is available from David Jones stores nationally as well as selected lingerie boutiques. This collection will be in stores February/March 2009. Visit www.simone-perele.com to admire the pretty collection.


Muse


Floralie


Andora

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Goodwin Charli
Melbourne tailored fashion label Godwin Charli has opened its second Melbourne store, one year after opening their flagship store in Little Collins Street. Known for their attention to detail, superb fit, and classic lines, the brand specializes in men’s and women’s suiting, shirts and accessories. Influenced by the arts, and the charm of vintage, Godwin Charli aims to create and celebrate beautiful clothing, both off-the-rack, and made-to-measure. Using the finest fabrics, sourced from mills across Europe, each garment is handcrafted and constructed in Melbourne, and delivers an old-fashioned take on modern tailoring, from elegant pant-suits and skirts for women to sharp suiting for men. The current Godwin Charli collection for men and women features eccentric preppy-style jackets and sharp silhouettes in suiting with a colour palette of solid and textured greys and browns. For men, shirts feature strong, tall collars with small checks and subtle striped patterns, in mint, red, pink, purple, blue and classic florals. Accessories include both skinny and traditional width ties, in basic and textured blacks, navy, grey, florals and polka dot patterns. Plain and patterned pocket-handkerchiefs complete a perfectly preppy look. The second Godwin Charli store is situated at 24 Collins Street, Melbourne. Visit www.godwincharli.com for further information, and to sign up to receive the latest news and VIP offers.





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On Sale Today
Issue 9 is on sale today in Australia. Bright and bold colour themes lead the way with many inspiring styling ideas. Be brave and the results will be amazing!



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Perfect Motion
For some mascara has always been one of the trickier beauty must-haves to apply successfully but thanks to Estee Lauder that could be a problem no more. The clever people behind the cult brand have come up with a brilliant idea... a vibrating wand! TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara™ gently vibrates to help deliver maximum volume, length separation, definition and curling. Ophthalmologist-tested, fragrance-free and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara™ will be available exclusively at David Jones Elizabeth Street, Sydney from Oct 1 2008, with a national roll out scheduled in selected Myer and David Jones stores from Feb 1 2009 so keep your eyes peeled!



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The Beautiful Mrs Strong
There is noting quite like receiving a truly gorgeous handwritten card or invitation in the post. If you were to receive a Mrs. John L. Strong invitation I would think you'd be a pretty happy camper! Mrs John L. Strong was founded in New York in 1929 and immediately set the standard for exquisite hand-engraved stationery. For decades, its founder Flora Strong built a loyal following for her special formula papers and beautiful hand engraved dies. World leaders, American presidents, royal families and society's prominent personalities and celebrities have all used Mrs. Strong's distinctive papers. To view the collection and enquire about orders visit www.mrsstrong.com.









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Suave Shaboosh
New luxury womenswear label Shaboosh has opened its first flagship store in Sydney's prestigious Paddington. Shaboosh epitomises vintage glamour, with collections inspired from the 40s, 50s and 60s. For those of you going for a vintage feel on your big day Shaboosh dresses will make truly beautiful bridesmaids dresses. The collection is available in store and online and they're happy to ship OS. The new store is located at 329 South Dowling Road, Darlinghurst. Visit www.shaboosh.com for all the details.





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Have Your Cake
How's this for a striking cake? We see many black and white themed weddings here at the magazine, and it was a theme we touched on in our Black Magic story in Issue 3. This cake would complement that story perfectly - it's from Papillon Cakes in Canada - their website if full of inspiring cakes, many of them incredibly intricate and elaborate.



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Stationery Spotter
We were sent a link to this stationery designer today - Sarah Drake, based in Chicago, the designs are lovely with something to suit both classic and contemporary tastes. Their custom designed stationery offers a glimpse into the possibilities if you have something bespoke in mind.







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Saja in the City
Having studied at Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, designer Yoo Lee's label, Saja, has hit the big time. Made from the most divine fabrics the romantic, pretty and ulta feminine frocks are worthy of admiration. The brides and bridesmaids collections offer a selection of styles and colours that are bound to draw gasps. Saja is sold to over 300 stores throughout the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, French West Indies, Spain, England, Ireland, Japan, and Indonesia. Although not available in Australia Saja are happy to help out with any questions regarding shipping etc. Visit www.sajainc.com for all the collection and contact details.









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Fuchsia Now
I'm loving the new Fuchsia Now makeup collection from Estee Lauder. It's such a gorgeous collection of colours and the palettes are so pretty! You will have to wait though. The collection isn't on sale in Australia until Feb 1 2009. It will be worth the wait however! Visit www.esteelauder.com.au for release dates.





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Garland Ga Ga
I'm a sucker, through and through, for pretty decorations - especially of the tissue-paper variety. I have quite a collection of vintage pieces but always have room for new beauties like these... Fancy Flower Garland £3.45 for a 5m string from Pedlars in the UK.


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All I want for Christmas Is...
When the party season arrives it's of utmost importance to frock up in a killer party dress. With so many to choose from there really is no excuse to pull out last year's wares. It's not always important to spend a lot of money. Often some of the best dresses haven't broken the bank but considering it's nearly Christmas I feel I must share with you some of my favouries. Even though they're at the pricier end they're still super pretty to look at. All I want for Christmas is... A Zac Posen party dress!


L-R - Cove satin dress £1,227 & silk Love dress £1,254 both by Zac Posen.


L-R - Thomas Wylde Casablanca skeleton print dress £930 & Missoni Papavero mini dress £704.


L-R - Navy silk organza dress by Thread Social £281 & Zac Posen silk satin mini dress £1,710.


L-R - Antik Batik sequined mini dress £298 Marc by Marc Jacobs Fiona faille dress £217.


L-R - Milly strapless brooch dress £294 & Trickle halter dress £1,265 by Zac Posen.


L-R - Silk mini dress £737 & classic corset dress £682 both by Luella.


L-R - Flower corsage dress by Thread Social £311 & Alice & Olivia ruffle trim mini dress £277.
All dresses available from www.net-a-porter.com

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The Beautiful Boyd Baker House
Undeniably Australian and a national architectural treasure, the Boyd Baker House makes the perfect environment for a unique ‘Australian Bush Wedding’. Situated only 45 minutes from the heart of Melbourne and serviced by the delicious Ed Dixon Food Design, the Boyd Baker House makes an authentic and upmarket setting for couples who want something truly different for their big day. Featured in the Wallpaper Guide to Melbourne the Boyd Baker House is recognized for its sensational interiors as well as architecture. Completed in 1963 and finished in local quarried stone, the house is an organic property, unlike any other in Australia.
Several entertaining options and function spaces exist on the 34 acre property, including the Roy Grounds library, the Dower House and of course the Boyd Baker House which is complete with centre courtyard. The Boyd Baker House is also able to accommodate the wedding party and wedding breakfast the next day making it a fabulous place to celebrate you marriage. Visit www.boydbakerhouse.com.au for all the info.







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Delicious in Pink
If you're anything like me and love chocolate you'll be delighted to know that internationally acclaimed cocolatier Jessica Walker has just released the Jessica Walker Chocolates Luxury Collection. Not only are the chocolates delicious (I was lucky enough to get sent some) but they are packaged to perfection. I think they would make lovely favours or pressies for your friends and bridesmaids. Jessica Walker chocolates are available exclusively in Australian Priceline stores.





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Quick Switch
I have to admit, sometimes my handbag feels like the tardis, especially when I'm desperately searching for my ringing mobile that has somehow disappeared into a parallel universe in there. This nifty little gadget may just be the solution... it's the Borne Naked Liner. Pop all your bits and pieces into the sectioned compartments and never again will anything be lost. The best part... you can quickly change handbags without having to think about what you may or may not need for the day. Without doubt, this must have been designed by a woman! Perfect for wedding day and honeymoon organisation, especially if switching from handbag to beachbag at a moment's notice.


Before...


After... blissful organisation. Small liner $24.95 and large $29.95 + postage.

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Bling-A-Ling-Ling
As the saying goes diamond's are definitely one of girls best friends. There is nothing quite like the sparkle of a diamond to put a twinkle in any young ladies eye. For over 100 years Harry Winston has been the king of diamonds, sourcing the rarest, most beautiful diamonds from around the world. His website happens to be on the list of my most drool-worthy, and now, for those of you lucky enough to reside in the continental United States you can shop online. I know the pieces may be a little far fetched for many of us but as Carl Sandburg said, "Nothing happens unless first we dream". Visit www.harrywinston.com to view the online shop.


The Sunflower ring USD$17,000


Button cufflinks USD$9,000


Diamant De Neige Drop earrings USD$70,000

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Apple of my eye
Whilst on the look out for a new cosmetic bag for my upcoming trip to London in December I found these gorgeous Apple & Bee bags. Their website is just beautiful and you can buy some of their range from Ciao Bella Travel. I picked up the fold out bath bag in blue!


fold out bath bag


bowling bag


small make-up bag

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