Wednesday, 30 March 2011

You & Your Wedding- our wedding featured! x

thank you

you & your wedding

for featuring our wedding in the current edition!

James and I are both very excited to see our photos in print- again all due to the amazing work of Chloe Browne at Caught The Light Photography!

it's lovely to have so many of our details featured and Inspired Winter even gets a mention! apart from our wedding, the other real-life weddings are also very beautiful and have some very inspirational details- a good issue all in all I think!! x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

with love from hk. x

it's been a busy few weeks as you probably have gathered from my lack of posts! over the past week I've been in Hong Kong with work- a very, very busy but good week and a great opportunity to visit a new city for me. although we worked from early morning until very late, I thought I'd share some photos of the moments where I was actually able to see a bit of the city!
moody night cityscape...

I loved Hong Kong's blatant in-your-face advertising hoardings- particularly the double Cs at the Chanel shop in the Harbour City shopping centre. I think the skycraper lights could give me a headache after a while though... best in small doses perhaps..!

but my favourite part of my trip was visiting the trim market and discovering the aladdins treasure troves of beads and ribbons and buttons. if you or a friend is visiting HK, I urge you to go to the trim market- I bought over 20 metres of grosgrain ribbons in spectacular colours which would have cost me over £25 in VV Rouleux, and there cost me £2.10!! I wish I had bought more!

not having travelled much in asia before, I thought that HK might be a bit like Singapore, and it was for me, but maybe with a touch of NYC thrown in... I look forward to returning soon!

here's my favourite shot of the trip:

Monday, 7 March 2011

we heart a guest blog for the Boden Community site. x

I was thrilled last week to be asked to write a guest blog for the Boden Community site.
I chose to highlight typical wedding and party scenarios and suggest some of the pieces I think would be great to wear from the latest party and limited ranges at Boden. As a designer for Boden (yes, that's right, that's what I do...!), I was excited to hear that a party range suitable for the wedding season would be offered for SS'11. it's a really pretty range and there's some great dresses for all members of the wedding party (the girls anyway) if you look at the limited selection too.
of my recommendations, my favourite dress is the white limited 'ruffle silk dress'. at £125 I would definitely have considered this if I had been looking for a registry office outfit. without being completely biased, the quality is great as are the details. I love it! x
see my full posting here.

we heart papier mache magazine. x

papier mache online magazine issue #6 is out now!
I thought I'd share a few of my favourite images from this edition:

there's a really pretty little ballet story. with the recent release of black swan at the cinema, and subsequent oscar prizes, there's been a lot of this around in other blogs (especially wedding ones). although it's a been a very gorgeous trend to indulge, I'm a bit over it now. So here's my one concession: (I may change my mind if I find some other lovely pictures though!...)

there's some other really lovely pictures but you'll have to see for yourself!
see papier mache here.

Jenny Packham sample sale. x

calling all brides!

Jenny Packham sample sale coming up!

6th april, 11am-7pm

7th april, 10am-5pm

JP store
3a carlos place
mount street
my advice is to take the morning off work and be at the front of the queue for the best pickings- totally worthwhile!