28 May 2013

Colour Inspirations - Chloe SS2013 Collection

Today we have a neutral colour palette with a splash of mustard. Inspired by the Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Chloe and the fantastic catwalk show. The hint of mustard gives it that mid-century retro feel too. You can see more of the Chloe collection at Elle we highly recommend taking a look -  it was one of our favourites!
. Photo via Elle .

27 May 2013

Bridal Shower Inspirations - Cream & Gold - Get the Look

We hope you enjoyed our Cream & Gold Shower inspirations recently! Here we have a follow up with ideas of what to wear! It's always great to get your guests involved with the theme or colour scheme of your party! Here we have exquisite embellished pieces from Marchesa, LK Bennett, Coast, Michael Kors and more. You can see the full original post and ideas { here }

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / LK Bennett / Untold / Coast / Marchesa /
Bottom row / Kenneth Jay Lane / Michael - Michael Kors / Diane von Furstenberg /
/ Alice & Olivia / Schutz /

Here is the inspiration board for the Cream & Gold shower - great for either bridal or baby showers!

See the full post and credits { here }

21 May 2013

Shower Inspirations - Cream & Gold

Today we have a beautiful design concept for with cream and gold inspirations for either a bridal or baby shower! With decadent decorated macarons, splashes of metallic gold and beautiful big blooms - this party is feminine, chic and pretty. See our ideas for the decor below the mood board and pop back later this week as we show you our ideas for what to wear to the party too...

> Cream macarons decorated with gold leaf, or glittery food paint - we love the dipped look & chevrons,
> Pretty cream and gold hearts make cute decor pieces and would look great fixed to a wall as a backdrop,
> Metallic gold bunting to adorn the venue with and great for a pop up photo booth,
> Cupcakes with buttercream frosting and topped with a little something gold,
> Keeping flowers and arrangements simple and chic with all cream blooms,

Credits { Unfortunately we lost our list of credits for this board but all images were found via pinterest }

See more of our ideas and inspiration boards for Bridal Showers { here } and Baby Showers { here }

16 May 2013

Wedding Inspirations - Floral Crowns

Floral crowns are becoming a huge trend for weddings - worn by Brides, Bridesmaids and flowers girls either as a statement piece or something more delicate. Reminiscent of the 1970's and also Boho looks, and Claire Pettibone's wedding dress collections' saw models wearing floral crowns - what better influence?! We love floral crowns - they seem to evoke a beautiful, whimsical vibe with a vintage edge. We have put together some inspirations for both looks - a more statement piece with larger blooms and then smaller, more intricate crowns as both jewellery or real flowers - take your 'pick'...

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / Unknown via Pinterest / Just For You / James Frost
Second row / Unknown via Pinterest / Sarah Gawler / Sarah Christensen Photo
Third row / Garden of Whimsy / Elizabeth Messina / Justin Demutiis Photography
Bottom row / Twigs & Honey / via Pinterest / via Tumblr

See more of our Wedding Inspirations { here }

13 May 2013

Bachelor Party Inspirations - Mad Men

As you may know, we now include ideas and inspirations for Grooms too - James is of course the mastermind behind this and we are very excited to share with you our ideas for bachelor parties, Groomsmen gifts, what to wear and more!

Today we are delighted to share with you our Mad Men inspired bachelor party concept - complete with cocktails, clothing and retro influences...

> Retro cocktails such as the Mint Julep - served in retro glasses of course
> Fedora hats, pocket handkerchiefs, slick hair styles and stylish retro geek-chic glasses
> Retro recipes of the day { Trudy's Rib Eye in the pan inspired from an episode of the show }
> A masculine colour palette of darker colours - deep greys, rich browns, navy blue...

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / Unknown via Pinterest / Cooking Channel Tv / Jezebel
Middle row / Burberry / n.b. / Banana Republic
Bottom row / Banana Republic / Joe Scalo / Cooking Channel Tv

See more of our Groom related inspirations { here }

10 May 2013

Branding & Graphic Design Tips - Good Design Vs Bad Design

To the left is a design by ourselves and it was part of one of our design concepts and mood boards. Opposite is an example of the dreaded DIY design. If all our mood boards looked like this we wouldn't have any readers, fans or clients! We wouldn't inspire anyone and we definitely would not sell ourselves.

Ask yourself -
Which would attract you more? { Will your company lose out to competitors with better design }
Which would you rather read? { Can you attract more clients with better design }
Which would you trust more? { Will a client hire you if your look unprofessional }
Which would you hire? { Will you lose clients because your brand looks messy }

Professional design and photography can sell you, your company and brand. Unprofessional design can do the opposite, damaging your brand and lose you sales. Here we showed drastic differences between DIY design and hiring a Graphic Designer. It is the same wording but look at the sheer difference that can be achieved by using a professional designer and professional images!

The lesson today is to never underestimate the value of great graphic design!

You can see more of our Graphic Design & Branding Tips { here }

8 May 2013

Bridal Shower Inspirations - Industrial Chic - Get the Look

Our latest ideas for a perfectly stylish Bridal Shower resulted in our inspiration board with an industrial chic concept. This has been really popular already! { See it here } We have found some perfect looks for the party for both the bride-to-be and also her guests - we always think it's nice to get people involved with your event style by wearing something which compliments it. It also looks superb on the photographs!

The Bride-to-be's outfit is this stunning silk maxi dress from Ted Baker, embellished with oversized (huge) silver sequins. Here are the rest of our ideas for what to wear to our industrial chic bridal shower and below you'll also find the mood board for the party too...

> Keeping looks modern and sophisticated.
> The new Jimmy Choo Anouk heels in black suede and silver degrade are perfect for this party!
> Mixing cool greys and blues with rich black and navy.

Credits { from left to right }
Bottom row / Oasis / Nicholas Kirkwood / Jimmy Choo /

You can see the full post, credits and ideas for styling your event like this by visiting { here }

See more of our Bridal Shower ideas { here }

6 May 2013

Bridal Shower Inspirations - Industrial Chic

We are excited to show you our latest mood board and inspirations with our Industrial chic bridal shower concept! It has a cool colour palette of greys, blues and metallics, an urban vibe mixed with chic details, metal mixed with sequins and even some macarons...

> Cool blue macarons dusted with hints of metallics such as silver, gold, bronze and copper
> Using materials such as enamel, metal and wood in a distressed condition to add that industrial edge
> Metal initials and lights to create features within the party decor
> Use or make pieces of concrete to stand / display things on for centerpieces & desserts
> Sequins in metallic colours such as silver, copper, bronze and gold

Don't miss our follow up feature about what to wear to this industrial chic bridal shower!

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / via Pinterest / Shades of Light / via Pinterest
Middle row / Whitewall Photography / The Letter Room / LA Sweets /
Bottom row / via Lover.ly / Studio Impressions Photography / Vintage Marquee Lights /

To see more of our Bridal Shower Inspirations go { here }
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...