No Drama by Ruby

Ruby released their Spring 16 range, No Drama today and we are big fans. We selected our favourites from the range for bridesmaid, wedding guest and occasion. From left to right, the Celia camisole and pleat skirt for bridesmaid, the Marina gown for the wedding guest and the new spirit gown for occasion.
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Beauty – M.A.C AW 16 Makeup Trends

We attended the M.A.C AW 16 Trend presentation last week and got the low down on makeup trends for the season. There are two main directions for the season, Strict and Loose. We have picked out our favourites from each which translate beautifully for wedding and occasion. STRICT - Flashes of colour, rainbow liners and reflective elements alongside a core collective of decadent and decisively sharp eyes and rouged lips. 'We're pushing the boundaries with the classics this season - making specific choices to take them to an unconventional place' Lyne Desnoyers M.A.C Sharp: The sharp lip, the loud mouth. "Its a pained precision...The extreme texture is what keeps it modern". Accuracy is absolute and this new look is being referred to as 'Minimal Glam Makeup". Skin is worked very simply and the brows are groomed but the eyes are kept very natural with a very intense and perfect lip. A fitting look for a sophisticated bride who wants a timeless look with impact. SHARP1 From left to right: Marni, Mary Katrantzou, Sibling & Zac Posen

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Sally Eagle Bridal – Wellington

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Tell us about your design background and how you came to launch a bridal boutique/dressmaking business?

I was always interested in fashion and from a young age I was making my own clothes and drawing up designs. Once I finished school I studied fashion at University and found that all I really wanted to design was beautiful dresses. I then got married myself after I had finished my study and made my own wedding dress. I started getting asked by friends and friends of friends to make their dresses. I really loved the process of working with a bride to create their dream dress, so decided that this is what I wanted to do with my life. I then designed my own range and it went from there.

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Together Loves – Natalie Chan

You opened your atelier in 2001, what led you to this? I’ve had a life-long love affair for creating beautiful designs for myself and others to enjoy, so when the chance arose to have my own atelier - above a florist’s boutique no less - it was the perfect opportunity. _MG_8409
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Categories: Fashion, Inspiration, Weddings-Clematis and Crane Brothers

Clematis and Crane Brothers

1I2A9800 Japanese artisan shoemaker Keitaro Takano of Clematis visited New Zealand last week, being hosted at Crane Brothers' High Street store where an exhibition of Clematis shoes was held and a workroom set up for shoemaking and shoe shining demonstrations. Guests to the trunk show were treated to divine catering from Ebisu and other beautiful and refined Japanese touches.
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Categories: Fashion, Inspiration-Introducing Liam Celebrations 2016 Collection

Introducing Liam Celebrations 2016 Collection

It's good news for bridesmaids (and those who like to turn heads at special events), Ruby & Liam have edited and updated their Celebrations collection to include a variety of styles to suit every occasion. From refined classics to modern sophistication, there is a suitable piece for every special event. Below are a few favourites of ours from the new collection... storyboard028

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Categories: Fashion, Flora + Styling, Inspiration-Crane Brothers & Muck Floral for Valentine's

Crane Brothers & Muck Floral for Valentine’s

12728987_1534169706880152_4503998759685723264_n The clever folk at Crane Brothers have partnered with Muck Floral this Valentines day allowing Auckland's most dapper gentlemen to peruse the latest in refined menswear whilst also taking care of their Valentines day requirements. So why not send your boyfriend, fiance or husband off to buy a new ensemble this Valentines weekend. It might just bring out his romantic side. More on this wonderful collaboration below...
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