Friday, August 20, 2010

that lil' bird hairpiece

Carrie: I wore a bird on my head
Miranda: Is that what that was? I thought it was a feather?
Carrie: It was a bird.

... Sex And The City: The Movie ...

Despite the not-so-positive reviews from critics regarding her avian headgear, I seriously felt this was truly 'Sex & The City' vogue to its core. I never fail to admire how much SATC has revolutionized the culture of girly brunches, ready-to-wear avant garde couture, dating and sex culture and most of all weddings! So... the Vivienne Westwood dress did not have a happy-ever-after but didn't the bird hairpiece blow your mind??

It sure did mine :)

So this is my personal homage to Carrie Bradshaw and SATC genius of a stylist Patricia Field *kowtow kowtow* I don't care what you haters say.. I love the unconventional! And I've always tried to live my life that way... not dangerously (not so dare-devil-lah) but brave.

Since I did receive quite a wee bit of emails regarding the bird-in-my-hair, I thought I'd share the journey with you lovelies so you can be brave too *giggle*

1. Prepare:
- hair clips (available at accessories shop)
- miniature paper flowers, preferably 2 big 1 small in size (available at crafts store)
- faux birds (available at crafts or haberdashery store)

2. Perch the bird on the clip as if it's resting comfortably on it. Wind the thin bit of wire protruding from the bird's under(?) around the middle bit of the hairclip. Try to hide the end bit into the middle so it doesn't poke your head.

3. Attach the larger flower to the end bit of the clip disguising the fork-end. Wind the flower's wire to the clip.

4. Attach the next large flower to the end of the clip in the 'front' direction. Front meaning where the beak points out to.

5. It's half done and you're almost ready. It should look like this.

6. Lastly, attach the smaller flower to the small opening at the end of the clip to give it a wholesome 3-D appearance. This is the view from the front.

7. This is the view from the back.

8. And this is how you wear it with pride!

The lil bird-in-your-hair pieces (& remakes) are available for sale.

Do email me @ for more details :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

my TLC kit

Remember my post on the bridal survival kit?

Well I really did make them for my bridesmaids. Yea I'm that sort of corny *shrug* The nay part however, was due to the fact I had put them together in abit of a hurry, I had forgotten to attach the 'Bridal Survival kit' labels. Instead my bridesmaids call it 'Shelby's TLC Kit' which I find pretty endearing too. Anyhooters, I put together bits and bobs of what I consider as life-saving in order to survive my anxiety-driven Bridezilla reign ;)


Clockwise from top right:

1. Sterile cotton pads + rose water = eyepads to reduce fine lines + puffiness: for the hours I put them through which may cause minimal sleep and bloated eyebags
2. T.Ponstan 500 mg: for the throbbing migraine when I drive them crazy and
3. T.Gelusil 1/1: for the gastric attack if they ran around town running my errands and forgot to eat
4. Alcohol Prep Pad: antiseptic wipe in case they hurt themselves... infection prevention!
5. Elastoplast: band-aid to seal the wound
6. The London Tea Company white tea, elderflower & apricot: if the skin gets a lil' roughed up
7. Normal Saline eyedrops: for dry eyes / contact lenses
8. Crimio strawberry milk candy: for those hypoglycemic moments that makes you wanna faint
9. Hair Mud Mask: to revive the limp locks
10. Pink surgical cap: to increase absorption intensity of the hair mud mask
11. Recyclable plastic (sorry!) container with matryoshka tape: they can use it to hold make-up, food leftovers...
12. Le Sportsac pouch (just wanna point out that this is not an imitation): to niftily hold them all together

Delightful or not??

Monday, August 16, 2010

the gem giving you the final touch

I got this in the mail and thought you strawberry shortcakes could benefit from this little piece of information...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

inspire: alix & manu

Me likes:

- the bite-sized snacks & desserts!
- whitewashed name signs
- the guests dressed in their Sunday best
- demure old Japanese aunties in colourful kimono. How extraordinary.
- classic french ladies in eye-popping birdcage hats
- pastel foxgloves(?) and hydrangeas floral decor that looks like they were just picked from the garden
- bridesmaid chiffon dresses in khaki and nude. I'm not usually a fan of brown but this is marvelous!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

alix and her maria lucia lohan dress

What do you expect from a Parisien girl with tumbling dark brown locks that has captured so many hearts (mine included) catapulting her fashion photography blog into the exquisite page of Vogue? Especially when she got married?

Lots of peach and pastel loveliness with impeccable style and beauty of course! That and macarons :) (I just love saying that word: macaron macaron macaron macaron...)

When she said she had a special collaboration with Maria Lucia Lohan in progress, I had initially thought she was probably the muse for the next collection. It was only later revealed that MLH was her dressmaker. How fabulous!! And such a fortunate bride :)

Look at all that tulle and frills and chiffon. Oooh how I'd die to swim in those luxurious floaty fabrics...

The first preview of her dress. She looks like a princess, non?

The dress' debut on a very special day. Divine weather too.

Her amazing photographer, Maryanne Taylor, captured the hues just brilliantly. I wish I had her as my photographer.

Tres belle.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the cherry blossom girl gets married

Alix, The Cherry Blossom Girl, is married!

It feels really warm and nice to share similar wedding year with alot of my favourite blog personalities. She had the loveliest French wedding with a macaron tower and Marie-Antoinette pastel coloured candles. Lovely lovely lovely.

Aren't you blown away by her Maria Lucia Lohan dress?? Tres belle :)

More images to come...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

wedding giveaway

Hello happy little gnomes!

Thought I'd spread a little love what with the wedding and all. Leave your email at the comments box. The lucky gnome will be randomly selected on 10th September 2010 :) Here's crossing fingers + toes that it's you!


Friday, August 6, 2010

connie talbot of britain's got talent

If only I had found her and her untapped super-talent way before 'Britain's Got Talent' and got her to perform at my wedding, it would totally BLOW PEOPLE'S MINDS!!

Dear dear Connie Talbot,

I'm gonna watch Youtube videos of you again and again and again when I'm preggers so my little baby's gonna be as wonderfully cute as you. You put a smile on my face everytime (and Simon's *wink*... and not many people can attest to that claim).

Shelby bride-already

P.S: How much would it cost to hire you just for a song? Just in case I get enquiries... Love you love you love you!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

olivia graham with marika domincyzk in style weddings

OMG doesn't Olivia Graham take amazing pictures?? Marika Domincyzk looks smashing in the pretty little white dresses :) for In Style Weddings. Don't they suddenly uproot you and transport you into the times where The Mamas and Papas ruled the airwaves? I can already hear the cracklin' sound of California Dreamin' lightly playing in the background :)

I can't read the text 'cos it's terribly miniscule but I'm pretty sure it's Erin Fetherston circa spring/summer 2007(??). that is, like, MY FAVOURITE SKIRT!! How did they manage to find this piece 'cos I've been searching for it for years and nobody seems to stock it. Erin, if you're reading.. I'm looking!! Kudos to In Style weddings for bringing it back and adding a matrimonial twist to it :)

P.S: OMG I can't believe I've actually written a post about Erin and this skirt in my first few posts!! Read the post here *click*!!

Images courtesy of Olivia Graham