THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL

We recently attended a one-night-only bridal event at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, hosted by Brides Magazine. It was amazing!
The venue is one of the most romantic buildings in London, and when you step through the doors, you can understand why so many brides-to-be just fall in love with the place. It really was an evening of luxurious wedding inspiration.
Here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the evening:

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A day at the Corinthia Hotel

 

 

The Corinthia served a whole array of delectable nibbles, and guests sipped Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails while surrounded by stunning displays by In Water Flowers in the iconic ballroom.

As well as mingling with some of Britain’s top bridal designers, models meandered amongst guests wearing dresses from each of the designer’s latest collections.

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or watch it on Youtube

How to avoid getting older.

 

Great looking skin and hair are so important when it comes to looking
good. Keeping them both in top  condition is a must.

I have been using Natura Bisse eye cream for some time now and I must
say i LOVE it… it’s just delicious on the skin!

See below how i got along with the 3 step skin peel, lift and firm. if
you want fabulous, glowing skin this is a must watch.

 

WEDDING DÉCOR INSPO: GOLD WEDDING DETAILS

A long table filled with masses of florals, gold flourishes and elegant glassware is the ultimate way to add a tasteful hint of glam to your wedding reception.

For a tasteful décor touch, gold is a super chic way to ramp up the luxe for your reception décor styling. Small touches can add a lavish feel and the metallic hue works brilliantly with many colour palettes. We love combining simple creams and pretty pastel shades with delicate splashes of shimmering gold from cutlery and flash rimmed glassware to edible gold leaf biscuits and tall stem vases.

Pastel shades with delicate pops of powder blue compliment gold touches perfectly – think blousy hydrangeas combined with delicate ivory and peach roses in all shapes and sizes. Keep foliage to a minimum to ensure the overall look is contemporary, fresh and clean. To give floral arrangements the extra WOW factor, combine differing arrangements in varying heights and vases.

Gold glassware, charger plates and cutlery are the top choice to carry the theme through every inch of your décor styling. Modern glass candelabras and urns are the perfect contemporary style nod to update a trad colour theme. We love ghost chairs and metallic linen to give ultimate standout to all golden dashes.

When it comes to adding gilded finishes to your reception scheme, a desert table brimming top-to-toe with all sorts of scrummy treats is a great way to create a cool décor feature. From biscuits to cute cupcakes and the main wedding cake itself, the addition of gold trimmings with hand-worked sugar flowers is the perfect way to carry the theme right through to the edible elements of your big day.

FLORAL FANTASY

Add drama to your wedding hairstyle with a fresh floral headpiece – the perfect switch up from a traditional veil or hair clip.

Pretty floral crowns are a super cute way to add a little boho cool to your big day. From blousy peony filled blooms to delicate twists of wax flower, there’s so many different styles to choose from. And not just for bohemian brides, there’s heaps of designs whatever your big day theme. Our tip for picking the perfect headpiece? Choose something seasonal that not only compliments your style and dress but mirrors your floral theme: If you’re an ethereal, Temperley type bride getting hitched in the Spring, opt for a statement crown jam-packed with sweet pastel-hued flowers in all sorts of sizes and textures: The palest pink roses and peach ranunculi intertwined with cream florals and greenery is the perfect dramatic addition to a trad headpiece. Alternatively, if you’re an Oscar de La Renta type city-chic bride getting wed in the winter months, a floral crown can still look seriously stylish: opt for a wreath of earthy evergreen and tiny white spray roses intertwined with pearls – pair with a red lip and fur wrap for the perfect contemporary nod to floral styling.

Check out our gallery for more gorgeous floral crown ideas.

 

SUMMER HAIR ESSENTIALS

Sun, salt water, chlorine, driving with the windows wide open: we put
our hair through a lot of torture in the summer. But with the help of
treatments, shampoos, heat protectors and tools, you’ll have a much
better shot at keeping your hair healthy.

I am very much against the use of silicone in any hair product, which
can make the right products hard to find. Over the years, I have built
up the perfect set though, so here are my top products for treating
your hair this summer.

1. 3″ More Inches life saver UV protector.

This gives great protection against heat and can also be used as a
styling aid. Apply to wet or dry and and leave to soak in. I love to
do plaits with it in as it gives the hair fabulous texture.

3″ More Inches life saver spray £19.50 Feelunique.com  

2. Dp Hue Acv Leave-In Hair Therapy

Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-In Hair Therapy harnesses the power of apple
cider vinegar’s vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and fatty
acids to restore the pH and health of hair. It closes the cuticle
which allows for easy and natural detangling, while softening and
conditioning hair for a long-lasting silky feel. Amongst others, it is
infused with argan oil, macadamia oil, dandelion extract and aloe vera
to help retain moisture and prevent dehydration, without weighing the
hair down.

DP Hue ACV Leave-in Hair Therapy, $35 sephora.com

3. Restore proof mask

This mask will restore each strand of dry damaged hair. It’s perfect
to use once or twice a week. Restore Mask is ideal for dry, damaged
hair. It is silicone-free, of course, and it is formulated to be safe
for both colour and chemically treated hair.

Living proof mask £12.95 allbeauty.com

4. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

I  swear by this intensely reparative treatment, which softens and
strengthens even the most fried, bleached, beat-up hair. Though the
bottle recommends only a ten-minute application, those in the know
leave it on for hours, sometimes even overnight, to get maximum
benefits. It’s so good, we almost don’t mind the cloying, old-school
scent.

Olaplex no 3 £29.95 allbeauty.com

5. Number 1 brush

I love this brush and recommend this to all my clients.The No. 1 Brush does not pull or tug, which means brushing and detangling with no snapping or breaking. It is so gentle that in recent tests it was found to be an ideal solution to brushing children’s hair. So, for those looking for a multi-purpose brush that is kind to hair without compromising style, the No 1 Brush is the latest and greatest design on offer.

Number 1 brush £24.50 feelunique.com

Hope your summer is going to be as good as mine…. Happy cocktails.

Jenny Packham 2018 Bridal collection

Fresh off the press: Jenny Packham’s new bridal collection – Circus.

The collection, inspired by Colin Thubron’s novel ‘Falling’, tells the story of a man’s fatal attraction to a circus acrobat, Clara the Swallow. Clara’s exotic beauty, courage and love of freedom inspired Jenny to create this collection of gowns, featuring all of Jenny’s signature luxury embellishments and sequins.

I am in love with this collection, especially the diversity of the dresses. Scarlet reds, sequinned crop jackets and sculptured corsetry alongside big ballerina skirts.

The collection has something for every one. I hope you all love it as much as I do.