Monthly Archives: October 2012

Veils and Tiaras

Many brides question whether to wear a veil and headdress of some form such as a tiara, headband or decorative slide. Some of the more traditional-at-heart brides would not dream of leaving off a veil, while some more modern brides would find a veil overkill and choose to opt simply for a decorative hair comb placed strategically within their ‘do’.

For the most part, veils are still firm favourites and can be hired or custom-made. You may wear a veil only once in your life and you may find the dress dictates the choice of veil. For example, a very ornate veil would be too much with a heavily decorated or patterned dress, or if you have a gown that has very pretty details down the back, you may not want to choose a long veil which would cover it all.

For some, the choice of veil may come before the dress – in this case, it’s best to try on lots of different styles and fabrics to find the one that works best for you, as there are a range of lace edged, diamante encrusted and different colours available.

Styles of veils include:
Blusher – This style of veil comes to just beneath your chin, or the top of your chest, and can be combined with a longer veil for a more dramatic look.
Chapel – This style of veil flows down the back of your dress, just over your train.
Cathedral – Think Lady Di and Kate Middleton, this style of veil extends beyond your train for an even more formal and dramatic look. However, make sure the dress is just as dramatic to stand up to this style.
Mantilla – This is a Spanish-influenced style of veil which drapes just over the head and usually has a scalloped edge trimmed in lace.
Whether you go for a veil or not, most brides do like a bit of sparkle, whether it’s in the form of a princess style tiara, a more simple headband or an understated hair comb decorating your wedding hair do. You may be the bride who has know exactly what she has wanted since the grand old age of five, if not, don’t worry, simply try a few head accessories on with your dress and discover which look you like best. The style of head piece you go for may also determine how to wear your hair. So it’s wise to take any head piece you have chosen along to your hairdresser so they can play around and work out styles you like which incorporate your tiara, headband or hair comb.

You will also need to think about your bridesmaids – although they certainly won’t require a veil, you may want to allow them a little head sparkle so they stand out. Your choice of bridesmaids dresses will most likely determine how detailed you want to go and whether you want to introduce the theme colour to the bridesmaid’s hair accessory. However, don’t choose headpieces that are larger or more prominent than your own, as this would look a little odd in the photographs if all your bridesmaids wore tiaras, while your dainty hair comb was hidden at the back or side of your head out of view.

Brides don dresses once more to raise funds for sick kids

Joanne Mulcahy has her bridal gown fitted by Jocelyn Fairbairn.

NOT sure what to do with that big white dress sitting in your closet?

Have a hankering to wear it again?

Well here is your chance. Past and future brides across the Mackay region are getting dolled up for a good cause, competing in Bride of the Year 2012.

The competition, which raises funds for Angel Flight and Ronald McDonald House, has resulted in Moranbah resident Joanne Mulcahy raising more than $1000 for the cause.

Ms Mulcahy, who got married a couple of years ago, said it was nice to be able to wear her dress again while raising money for a good cause.

The former bride has taken the fundraising side of the competition seriously, holding charity events like bare foot bowls in Moranbah to raise funds.

Jocelyn Fairbairn, of Jill Burston for Brides in Mackay, is helping to organise the event.

“I’ve gone out and chased all the prizes and given entry forms to my brides,” Ms Fairbairn said.

Ms Fairbairn said she wanted to get involved because of the charity.

“It (Angel Flight and the Ronald McDonald House) is important for people in rural areas – they’re just a magic service.”

Ms Fairbairn said more than 50 women had signed up and while most of them were getting married this year a number of them had married a few years ago.

The Bride of the Year 2012 competition has six categories: Bride of the Year; runner up Bride of the Year; Charity Bride of the Year; runner up Charity Bride of the Year; Photogenic Bride of the Year; and Most Popular Bride of the Year.

To become a sponsor of the Bride of the Year event or for more information contact Jill Burston for Brides 4951 2747.

I was invited to a wedding and it was a church wedding and a very fancy long gown

ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo is headed into town this weekend and there is also an exciting new service for those with tattoos who may want to see them temporarily disappear for special occasions.

“I wanted this one in remembrance of my mom,” Barbara Searanda said as she had her tattoo covered up.

“Barbara Searanda has several tattoos and is proud of them all, but admits she sometimes wants to see them disappear.

“I was invited to a wedding and it was a church wedding dresses and a very fancy long gown. And I thought it might be inappropriate to have a tattoo showing,” Searanda added.

So Searanda decided to cover up her ink using the newest treatment in Atlantic City to temporarily hide even the darkest of tattoos.

“We airbrush the hydroproof, meaning its waterproof makeup over the tattoo and we completely camouflage it,” owner of the Bellezza Salon Denise Rounds said.

The machine airbrushes the treatment right over the tattoo and blends it in with the the person’s skin.

“It won’t sweat off. You can hug everybody and its not going to hug off or ruin your beautiful gown,” Bounds explained.

The treatment will match any skin tone and they can add freckles and age spots if needed.

“As the airbrush is going on its cool. It just feels like there is a breeze going on it,” Searanda explained.

The treatment can take as little as 10 minutes and starts at $35.00. The tattoo treatment can last anywhere from two to three days.

The Belleza Salon is open everyday of the week and tattoo removal is by appointment only.

Jovani Steals the Show at Brooklyn Fashion Week{end}

Jovani pulled out all the stops at this year’s Brooklyn Fashion Week{end}. The New York-based fashion house closed the runway show with some of their newest couture dresses at the event on Friday, September 28. The Spring/Summer 2013 Couture show featured seven international women’s wear designers to showcase and celebrate the unique influences that fashion has worldwide.

This year’s fashion show brought a diverse spectrum of socially conscious, influential and fashion- forward people together. Some of those in attendance included socialite and Cherished Feet founder Karen Koeningsberg, who sat front row in a gorgeous navy blue Jovani cocktail dress.

The 14-piece couture collection, designed by Julie DuRocher, combined classic silhouettes with elaborate and contemporary embellishments—beading, peacock feathers and fringe galore. The uniqueness of the designs is areflection of the fashion house’s intent to amaze and stimulate their audience. Jovani continues to be an industry leader in Strapless Formal Dresses that bring a touch of glamour to any occasion.

Each meticulously, hand-crafted design floated down the runway with various components glistening and gleaming under the bright lights. From the sparkle of gradient crystal gowns with legs peeking through, to short and long fringe dresses that swayed effortlessly to the models’ strut—Jovani’s collection accentuated body movement and reflected subtle sex appeal while keeping glamour and elegance intact.

Color plays an integral role in today’s fashion. From the combinations of gold and nude, to the metallic and iridescent shades, with subtle hints of blue, green and purple, all were beautifully used throughout Jovani’s show. From the eye-catching hues, to lavish embellishments, old Hollywood style is coming back full circle making Jovani’s definitive allure and magnetizing appeal a leader in the year’s biggest trends.

Jovani’s SS 2013 show was mesmerizing and graceful. If this is a reflection of what is to come from the evening wear designer, then it’s safe to say that they will remain at the top of the fashion radar for a very long time.Company Jovani is a New York-based fashion house that designs and manufactures luxurious evening dresses and couture gowns. The world-renowned brand sells to over 3,000 specialty stores worldwide, including major department stores

such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Jovani offers an extensive collection of gowns, bridal and cocktail dresses, in addition to their embellished couture designs. Jovani dresses are a favorite among A-list celebrities like Miranda Lambert and Selita Ebanks, and they can be seen all over the red carpet and inside the pages of high-fashion editorials.