Pretty Little Things
I love it when little parcels turn up, unannounced, on my desk. It always gets my day off to a good start! Today was no exception when I opened up a gorgeous little package from Emmersen. Inside I found the cutest pair of shoe clips. Who would have thought?!
Emmersen is a new Australian owned company specialising in unique fashion accessories. Emphasising style and quality, they have a strong commitment to product development and design.
Shoe clips are a great idea. I'm sure everyone's been on the hunt for the perfect pair of jewelled shoes for that special occasion only to find the shoe, but without the jewel. Well, here's where Emmersen comes in. With a great selection of the most gorgeous little jewelled shoe clips you'll never have to go on that heartbreaking hunt again.
Emmersen shoe clips are currently sold exclusively at www.emmersen.com.au





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More on Muscari
Sorry, couldn't resist... the Muscari jewellery is too gorgeous not to share. In fact, everything on their site is most desirable!







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Buttonholes Beauties
I can hardly believe how totally gorgeous these little buttonholes are. They're from Muscari. Some of these lovely designs, together with unique ring pillows, can be purchased through their Etsy site and they do ship internationally.







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Sticky Prints
After reading the Follow Studio blog, I found a lovely stationery supplier called Notemaker. A quick search revealed this clever patterned sticky tape. A great idea to embellish envelopes or invitations. There are a number of different patterns too so it's worth a look.




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A Rose by Any Other Name
Alannah Rose stationery has long been known for their stylish and unique invitation designs. The new 2008 wedding collection does not disappoint and features some stunning new designs that will leave your guests talking long after the wedding is over.
Classic black and white, warm latte, chocolate, soft pinks and buttercup all feature in the new collection which also includes some exciting new products to the Alannah Rose range including menu's, registry cards, table numbers and save the date cards.
The new collection can be found online through the Alannah Rose Boutique at www.alannahrose.com.au


Above - Le Boutique in black and white, Hollywood Nights, and Fleur De Lys

Above - Mademoiselle Polka Dot in Black & White, Pink & Black, and Buttercup and Chocolate as featured in issue 7 of Wedding Style Guide.

Above - Le Sweet boutique, Hollywood Glamour, and Hollywood Riches

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Mariana Magic
Mariana Hardwick’s latest collection, New Age Heirloom, draws inspiration from the ‘Belle Époque” or beautiful era, a period in European history that began during the late 19th century. Cascades of lace and ultra feminine clothes were in high demand, no expense was spared.
La Belle Époque was a wonderful time for fashion, a time when clothes showed off the female body with great elegance and style. Silhouettes of La Belle Époque focused on the female form giving the body shape through intricate corsetry techniques. Like gowns of the Le Belle Époque the latest collection from Mariana Hardwick has achieved a rich lavishness. Effortlessly romantic this collection showcases Mariana’s signature decorative techniques while maintaining modern simplicity.
A soft and romantic colour palette, matched with the most feminine of silhouettes and fabrications. Refined and delicate hues of pearl whites, ivory and latte with highlights of dusty lemon and lavender gives the collection a precious quality. Luxurious fine silk and silk satin, a soft mix of silk georgettes, organza’s and
sequin georgettes, satin crepe, beaded and silver gilt lace and embroidered tulles feature in the collection. Visit Mariana Hardwick at www.marianahardwick.com.au for further infomation.


Belleepoque

Jonquil

Rosalinas

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Left Hanging
Banish the wire variety to the back of the wardrobe and replace them with these gorgeous padded coathangers. Perfect for protecting precious gowns and dressess, they're available from Toast in the UK. They ship internationally so don't allow your clothes to suffer any longer than necessary.





Thanks to Emily Style for the lead.

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Charmed I'm Sure
I'm on the lookout for interesting pieces to add to the charm necklace I'm making. I found Thomas Sabo online. The company started in Bavaria but has outlets all over the world including Australia. The range is modern and cute, with charms that would be perfect as a gift for all your bridesmaids. Try the nifty Charm Creator that allows you to add to a bracelet to see how your choice looks.



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Baby Buzz
Our London Calling correspondent, Elizabeth Syer and her partner Colin are the proud parents of Oliver Felix Hugo Dimmock who was born in London, Friday night our time. We are thrilled to welcome a new member to the Style Guide team and can't wait to share some photos when we get them.

True to form Elizabeth was still sending through emails with inspiring ideas right up until the day she gave birth. She is probably reading this blog from her hospital bed right now!

All we have to do now is work out what gift to send - maybe something like these adorable hoodie jackets from Seed.





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Hurry Up Summer
It's on cold winter days like today that a longing for summer sets in. My favourite swimwear designer, Zoe Elizabeth has the most gorgeous site full of sun-drenched images that capture the quintessential Australian summer. Perfect swimsuits for a sunny honeymoon.





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Flutter-buys
I so love these little butterflies, and how brilliant do they look en masse. Eli Edwards has created a magical collection from interesting materials. I am so going to keep this idea in mind!



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Danny Snell
I'd like to introduce you to the work of an illustrator I admire, Danny Snell. He is a very talented designer who has produced work for some of the biggest agencies in the country as well as large publications such as the Financial Review. I love the evocative imagery and clever typography. I haven't seen Danny for years but after chancing a look at one of his illustrations in a design book last week and then seeing him across a crowded supermarket over the weekend, I knew it was a sign I had to write about him. He's not only a brilliant illustrator, but a nice guy to boot!



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How Magical
Here is something no-one else will give! A Wedding Jar Fairy by Lisa Kettell at Flickr. They are three-dimensional collages using photographs, glitter and flowers. A sweet, nostaglic take on the old adage of 'something old'. I love them.



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More on Marie
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to show everyone this beautiful collage of pics devised by Bella Seven on Flickr. It's a real inspiration to see how Marie Antoinette has been depicted through time. The colours and embellishments are truly inspiring.



For anyone wanting more inspiration along this theme, be sure to visit our story, M is for Marie Antoinette from Issue 2.

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Macaroon Magic
We've used them before in stories and they featured heavily in the Sophia Coppola movie Marie Antoinette - they are of course macaroons, those delicate little irresistible sweet treats.





We have it on good authority the best place to shop for macaroons is Ladurée in Paris. Not only is the store itself exquisite but the packaging is divine and worth keeping forever. And speaking from first hand experience, the macaroons are something else. Somehow, Emma managed to bring some back for us after her last trip to Paris. We all milled around the brilliant collection as if we were viewing a box of jewels. They were almost too beautiful to eat, but eat we did and they were fantastic.



Their newest addition is a selection devised by Tricia Guild, founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild. I love the colour combination and would snap this little box up in a heartbeat given half the chance.




Laduree's spectacular macaroon cake would make a fitting end to any celebration. Given their extensive flavour choices, there is sure to be a combination to suit every wedding. What fabulous inspiration.

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A Soft Landing
Look at these stunning cushions from Country Road, top to bottom, Shimmer in Silver AUS $99.00, Emma in Marshmallow AUS $79.95, Twist in Cafe Late AUS $29.95 and Clare in Cafe Late AUS $49.95. Why not consider registering for gifts at Country Road because not only will you get the gifts you really love, but you'll receive a voucher valued at 10% of the total amount purchased from the registry - as if the gorgeous cushions weren't enough of an incentive!



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Pop-up Placemats
Look at these clever placemats from Publique Living in San Francisco. The concept is so simple but so effective. Each placemat is cut from 100% recycled paper and has an area that can be handwritten with the guest's name. They were exhibited at the recent NY stationery show so no doubt we will see them in Australia soon enough, but I just wanted to share this great idea with everyone now.





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Just Coasting
One of my favourite sites to visit is French General's. I'll often spend a good hour looking through all the lovely things they have on offer like these flourished drink coasters. US$12 for 12 + postage. From memory, they do ship internationally but contact them directly for details. Then make sure to visit the whole site so as not to miss out on any other little treats before making an order.




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Pretty Patterns
Following up with more lace-inspired stationery. I found these hand silk-screened cards at Beau Ideal via Etsy. A set of 4 is US$6 + US$4 postage. Pretty and chic and just perfect for our Moody Hues story.



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Takes the Cake
Are these the cutest little cakes you've ever seen or what? What a fabulous way to incorporate cupcakes into a bridal shower tea. Found at flickr from Bakerella.





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Wall Flower
I am in love with this Laura Ashley wallpaper named Wolcott. It would make a spectacular table runner for a yellow and black themed wedding like the one we featured in the current issue. It could be used to line envelopes, cover order of service booklets or wrap around votive holders. Finished with a yellow striped ribbon like the ones we used, it would be stunning.

The wallpaper is on sale in the UK, I can only hope it makes it to our shores and is on sale here too.





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Home Made with Love
Enjoy designing and making your own stationery with supplies from Eckersley’s Art & Craft. If you’re into glamour or classic elegance, then you’ll find everything you need from Eckersley’s including beautiful flocked paper, luxurious embossed cards, classic papers in ivory, white, and silver, decorative buckles and much more! Visit eckersleys.com.au for store locations across Australia.





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A Little Bird Told Me...
With shops based in Byron Bay and Surry Hills, Bird Textile have the sweetest fabrics and homeware. This lovely wrapping paper would fit very nicely with the Going Green story we featured in Issue 5 as all giftwrap is printed in Australia using 100% post-consumer recycled paper and soy inks - very environmentally conscientious.



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Letterbox
Visit Empire Vintage in Albert Park, Victoria for an amazing array of gorgeous found objects. They also custom make letters in a variety of styles and colours. Just the ticket.




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Name It
A fun way to define areas at the reception is to name them with these striking zinc-coated letters and numbers from ici et la. They're 21cm high so teamed together they would look fantastic. They would also make a great gift for the bride and groom to adorn their home. AUD$45.00 each.



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Flowery girls
If you're considering including flower girls at your wedding, have a look at these adorable little accessories from Annie and Olive. Perfect for a garden wedding, or as a gift for any little guests.

Based in Texas, USA, they ship internationally. Given the excellent exchange rate, now is the time to buy up big in the US!


Sarah ponytail holders, set of two US$12.00 + US$1.50 postage


Daisy Mae felt puffy heart pendant US$5.00 + US$2.25 postage

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