Sunday, 13 November 2011

Blooming brilliant!!

What a brilliant idea and all credit to my bride who spent a year collecting brooches to make her bouquets. Hours of work goes into collecting these wonderful visual feasts and it is so worth while.
There is a story behind every brooch, what memories it evokes and what it represents.

You can create something as magical just have fun, be creative and put your own stamp on the design.

Source vintage fairs, car boots and ebay for old brooches, earrings, necklaces and bracelets

Try Etsy for supplies, they have a range of sellers, mainly US based but a growing number in the UK also and are the perfect source for all kinds of crafting items

Ask your family and friends if they have any old jewellery knocking about that you can use. This is a particularly nice way of going about it as when the day rolls around and they see you walking down the aisle they will feel proud of the fact they have helped you create something so beautiful and special.

Don’t just stick to brooches and other jewellery, you can use ribbon, feathers and even a few fresh flowers to accompany your glistening jewels.

When the day is over, these beauties can be cherished forever as a keepsake or dismantled and shared out amongst close friends – this way they always have a little piece of your wedding day as a reminder of how fab it was.

 I now am the proud owner of a beautiful green brooch which will always remind me of the pleasure I had working for this family.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Follow up on who is wearing what!

It wasn’t only Lady Gaga who had several wardrobe changes during the 2011 MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night. As the host, Selena Gomez showcased several looks too.
Justin Bieber’s girl wore a Marchesa Fall 2011 dress.
Her ivory embroidered and tulle Marchesa look was actually presented as at top during Fashion Week.

She arrived on the red carpet wearing Marchesa, before going on to make eight more changes.
Another favourite look was her Moschino Spring 2010 dress.
The fruity mini dress, with an embellished cowl neck and a bubble skirt, was teamed with Swarovski jewels and Casadei gold crystallized peep-toes.

Katy Perry wore a Jeremy Scott Spring 2012 dress.
Her pink one-shoulder sunglasses-print dress was teamed with a matching studded leather jacket.
She also wore white ankle socks and Jeremy Scott saddle shoe ankle boots with pink platforms.
The pink theme continued with her fuchsia-coloured hair styled in 50s pin-up curls and fuchsia-pink lips.
White earrings with a pink happy face completed her typically quirky, retro look.
Lady Gaga, the queen of the night and the eccentric singer opted to wear nothing but looks from the Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 collection with alien-like headwear by Philip Treacy.
She was in the press room wearing a figure-hugging silver metallic Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 dress which ironically matched her awards.
With her hair tiered and swept to one side she completed her look with silver glitter eyebrows and a blue glitter lip colour.

For her stunning rendition of ‘Marry The Night’ the singer wore a red thronged metallic two-piece with two huge discs providing the backdrop.
She collected her award for Best Female wearing a similar silver disc Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 dress with a Philip Treacy hat.
Gaga picked up the Best Video award for her single ‘Born This Way’ wearing an olive-green metallic Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 dress with a peplum and an extravagant shoulder detail which almost upstaged her Philip Treacy hat.
I’m not sure how, but Gaga dropped to her knees before accepting an award from Bar Refaeli for Best Song for ‘Born This Way’ wearing another of my favourite looks of the night.
This Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 emerald-green skirt suit had an armour-like silver detailed bodice. Silver platform lace-up boots and yet another Philip Treacy hat topped off the look.

Hayden Panettiere joined her fellow American stars Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV European Music Awards.
The actress wore a Tibi Rococo cap sleeve dress from the Fall 2011 collection.
Her black and white Rococo printed cap-sleeve dress was teamed with Christian Louboutin black satin knot detailed platform pumps.
Silver statement earrings and a matching clutch accessorized her look.
All in all a brilliant night, a rare night of delights for Belfast, may there be some more.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Let see what is happening at Belfast's biggest party

The Hoff arriving at the Awards, says the Belfast girls are great.
Jessie J
Snow Patrol at the EMA's
LMFAO have just arrived at the Odyssey Arena
Actor David Hasselhoff presents the award for Best Female to Lady Gaga (R) at the MTV Europe Music Awards show in Belfast November 6, 2011. REUTERS-Cathal McNaughton
The Hoff presents Lady Gaga with the
award for best female.
Actress and singer and host of the show Selena Gomez is seen near a teleprompter as she addresses the audience at the MTV Europe Music Awards show in Belfast November 6, 2011. REUTERS-Cathal McNaughton
Selena in another outfit

Lady Gaga at MTV Europe awards
Lady Gaga took home four prizes at the MTV Europe awards, handed out at a ceremony in Belfast. The flamboyant star, who was nominated six times, won best female, best song and best video for Born This Way, the title track of her latest album, and the "biggest fan" award – a celebration of her devoted "little monsters", as the artist terms her followers.

Ready to Rock

I can't wait to see the frocks!!!

Katy Perry, managed 12 costume changes at the 2008 show. What can we expect this year?
Katy Perry at the MTV EMAs in Liverpool, 2008
The boys have arrived, LMFAO have just arrived. They say they are Irish!!

Katy Perry
What will Katy wear tonight?
Jessie J
Jessie J wear fantastic creations too.
Lady Gaga
Then there is Lady Gaga, she will be out to impress. She leads the nominees with nominations in six categories.
 Surely we will get at least six changes of costume.

Lady Gaga
Lady Sybil Crawley (Jessica Brown Findlay) turns heads in her trousers in Downton Abbey
While Lady Sybil Crawley (Jessica Brown Findlay) turns heads in her trousers in Downton
Update from the Oddessy a photo of the shoes ready back stage

Selena Gomez who is hosting the MTV EMA's