Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday I'm in Love: Soft + Natural Look!

Queensland Brides Hair & Beauty Inspiration!


To pull off Katie’s soft and natural, doe-eyed look Kevin from  Girl Friday’s Make Over Lounge had his muse in rollers to create soft curls and used pinks, taupes, mauves and nude tones from the Lucinda Jane collection to complement Katie’s baby blues. He then created drama worthy of a princess with using Pro Finish mineral powder, plum lip tones with a gloss finish and lashings of mascara from the Lucinda Jane collection.

Above Left: Froth and bubbly! MAC Cham Pale lipsticks and lip-gelées in Luxure, Sin-tillation and Bubble Lounge.  RRP$34  www.maccosmetics.com.au

Above Middle: Inspired by watercolours, Clarins Neo Pastels Limited edition eye colour and liner palette. RRP$68 from department stores.


Above white bottle : Keep porcelain skin protected with Dermalogica Oil Free Matt Block RRP$64 
P: 1800 659 118 or  www.dermalogica.com.au

 Above cream bottle : Stay smooth with Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation. From department stores.  P: 1800 061 326


Featured in the current issue of Queensland Brides Autumn 2011 issue! Grab you copy here!

Photography: MILQUE Photography
Models: Dallys Models
all Earrings: Xennox Diamond World

Friday, March 18, 2011

QB Loves : Bridal Beautiful!

The key to a stunning bridal look is flawless skin enhanced with colours to suit your skin tone. Go natural for a summery beach wedding or glamorous for a sophisticated city or vintage-inspired celebration.


Adele Marney from Beauty & Co. put the focus on fresh clean skin and a glowing foundation, then softly emphasised Adele’s features using Blossom from the Arbonne Collection on her cheeks. To enhance Adele’s gorgeous chocolate eyes she used Arbonne’s Moss, Cabernet and Ivy. She then “channelled the glamour gods to create a Veronica Lake look with a new millennium spin” creating sculpted waves to frame her face perfectly. Finally she took glam a step further with bold Cherry lip liner and Strawberry lips for a long lasting and very kissable look! 


COLOUR INSPIRATION!


From left: 
>Go va va voom with Clarins’ super intense Rouge Prodige range RRP$42 from department stores. 
>Lash out with Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Bold Volume Mascara. RRP$48 from department stores. P: 1800 061 326
>Glow girl! St Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Body Lotion. RRP$29.95 P:1800 358 999


Find your dream look ... visit our Hair and Beauty online directory or visit our Hair Inspiration Gallery!

Bridal Beautiful : As featured in the Autumn 2011issue of Queensland Brides Magaizne > find the full article in the Hair, Beauty & Health feature,  pages 136 - 138. Grab the current issue online now! 

Photography : MILQUE Photography
Models: Dallys Models
All Earings: Xennox Diamond World
Hair Accessories: Elizabeth De Varga Exclusive Fashions

Friday, March 11, 2011

Qld Brides Design Awards, one night ... 119 glorious gowns.


Introducing every gown from the 2010 Queensland Brides Design Awards.
One night. 119 glorious gowns. Held in October at the Brisbane Convention Centre, where couples had already enjoyed a day at our fabulous Wedding & Honeymoon Expo, the awards were an inspirational showcase of all things bridal and beautiful. 




A judging panel which included some of the stars of the local wedding and design industries as well as three People’s Choice judges had the rather daunting task of nominating winners from the parade of head-turning gowns. Compères Leigh Muirhead and Steve Hill guided us through fi ve categories full of gorgeous fabrics, stunning silhouettes, incredible workmanship and plenty of variety. 

In the ever-popular Student Calico Bride category the bright future of Queensland design was on show. You’ll be astonished at what these young designers can do with a swathe of calico and a lot of imagination! Enjoy choosing your favourites and see you at the 2011 awards.


Backstage Photography Above: Elleni Toumpas
Catwalk Photography below: Porfyri Photography


Above Clockwise: WINNER - WENDY MAKIN COUTURE
RUNNER UP - FIORENZA COLLECTIONS ....




Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday I'm in love : Balinese Bliss!

In the lush region of Ubud, at the retreat where scenes from Eat, Pray, Love were filmed, Agatha Walczuk and Dave Eller said a very tropical ‘I do’ – and stayed on for a blissful Balinese honeymoon.  A huge thank you to Agatha and Dave for sharing their wedding!
Love the purple  highlights throughout the styling  ...
The Balinese know how to party! We adore these night time pics!


Agatha and Dav's wedding is featured in the current Autumn 2011 issue of Queensland Brides Magazine! Grab you copy online here! 


ceremony: Komenecka Bisma Chapel
reception & honeymoon: Panchoran Retreat
accommodation: Laksmana Villas, Seminyak
gown: darb bridal couture
coordinator: Balistarz
photography: Sun Studios 
View our photography inspiration galleries here!


View more real life weddings here or start planning your tropical dream here!

P.S. Happy Friday! QB x

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