Monday, March 29, 2010

Trash the Dress

A wedding photographer from Brazil started following me on Twitter.
I clicked on his links, and found some awesome wedding photography there, but what piqued my interest was his 'trash the dress' series. Have any of you heard of this practice?

Just curious if I am so much out of the loop, or is this a new trend? The photos are really awesome, but there is no doubt that by the end of a shoot like this, your wedding dress would be trash. Do these brides have two dresses, or do they do this shoot after the actual wedding reception?

Since I can't read Portuguese, I can't see if there is any information on his website or blog.

(here is a link to his website, in case you are curious, too after reading this blogpost -- )

Fair wedding blog readers, any thoughts?

Curious, I remain,


Saturday, March 27, 2010

In which I note that I am still alive and post more pictures

Sorry for the long silence AGAIN, but I just thought it would be fun to get deathly ill and hang out on my death bed for the better part of the week. Well guess what? It wasn't!
What I'm posting are pictures of 2 Sundays ago, when the weather was nice and I wasn't dieing. (okay the weather's really nice today as well, and I'm pretty much alive, but I thought an impact sentence would be good.)Leather Jacket, Cardigan, and Skirt: I Pinco Pallino
Boots: Unnamed
Leggings, Bag, and Shirt: H&M

See you guys, I promise I'll be back!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Types of Wedding Dresses

Tip- Your wedding gown can be from any era and it can still be fashionable and stylish. Most of wedding gowns type are 50’s inspired and therefore anyone shouldn’t tell you that the dress you are wearing is old fashion!

Note: Dresses from Impression Couture, Sottero and Midgley, Maggie Sottero, Lazaro, Demetrios, Monique Lhuiller, Sincerity bridal and Simone Cavalli.

There are famous six types of wedding gowns

1. A-Line- A Line silhouette is a gown for almost any shape and sizes, it is flattering to many figures as it skims curves for those with big curves, and it elongates the petite by adding an illusion length and it also add fullness to taller brides.

2. Ball Gown- it is a classic wedding dress of all time. I can say it is the most traditional wedding gown. A ball gown is also know as a pick up, they say when you wear this gown you can’t remove it by yourself. It is fabulous for those who like to shape their waist add volume to their shape. It is a perfect choice for fairytale wedding.

3. Sheath- It a sexy slinky figure hugging dress which flow direct from your shoulders by following your body. If you have the so called ‘nyama uzembe’ sheath style is not suitable for you. It is chic and most preferred for beach weddings or outdoor weddings. This figure hugging silhouette is hot and it will be hot for many couple of seasons.

4. Mermaid- mhmm if you have a figure like Beyonce why not show it. A Mermaid silhouette is the style for you. It is a fit and flare type of dress. It fitted well on top and dramatically flare from the hips down. Mermaid wedding dresses are strictly advised for very confident bride. It can be good on tall and slender to a medium size bride. If you are a petite or broad shoulder lady avoid this style.

5. Tea-Length- It is a contemporary wedding dress style which end 2cms below your knee. It can be perfect for a second wedding, very causal and it perfect for informal wedding like bomani or ubalozini. You will look just fabulous if you have nice pair of legs with classic pair of shoes.

6. Empire/Grecian/Princess wedding dress- If you like to rule this is the dress for you. It is for Goddess and the Queens and Kings decedents. It is high waited and smoothing down to your body with slimmer skirt. It gently blends the waist and provides a long and lean silhouette. It is good for petite brides and slim slender brides.

Choose your dress according to your body type and look fab! in your dream day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just another saturday night post...

Can you believe I'm heading off to study chemistry soon enough? Puah! Saturday night's are overrated, and my head hurts so bad all I want to do is lay down in the dark and listen to Janis Joplin and La Roux.
By the way I am SO in love with this look from Zoe Saldana (even though it's from a while ago). Doesn't she dress so very nicely?
This BEAUTIFUL dress is RM by Roland Mouret.

Sorry for the boring boring short short post.
I'll be posting some more soon enough.
Enjoy your evening, or day, depending where you are.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Latest Trends in bridal fashion- Raffles

Raffles are so in fashion right now.. Visit
Dresses from my favourite designers Demetrios and Monique Lhuiller

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Something I've Been Meaning To Post For A Week

...but the Oscars' stole its' thunder.
We're getting it back now.
Anyway, last week I headed out with my coz and sisters for a fun night out. And really, that's that.
Jumpsuit: Mango
Tee:....I have no idea
Shoes: Via Montenapoleone
Belt: Louis Vuitton

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

James Kabagire and Wendo Mbutu Wedding

A spectacular wedding between James and Wendo was held in November 28th 2009 at St Peters Church Dar es Salaam. The bride and bridesmaids was dressed by Wedding Bells boutique.

OSSSSSCARS 2010! (am I late?)

Amanda Seyfried In Armani Privè ( the entire colour palette kinda reminds me of an angel.)
Sigourney Weaver In Lanvin (I suppose saying she looks good would be understated.)
Cameron Diaz In Oscar De La Renta (girly and glamorous? yessss)

Rachel MacAdams In Elie Saab Haute Couture ( I love it! An Oscar risk that paid off.)
Jennifer Lopez In Armani Privè ( I don't like her, and I don't even like the dress ON her..but the dress itself? Pretty darn awesome.)

Kate Winslet In Yves Saint Laurents (she looks elegant, stately and beautiful)

Vera Farmiga In Marchesa (The colours pretty brilliant, and the dress is a wrong that somehow works.)

Carey Mulligan In Prada (Perfection)

Zoe Saldana In Givenchy Haute Coture (the colors, the ruffles, the beaded bodice....brava brava Zoe)

Maggie Gyllenhaal In Dries Van Noten (Looks like another fashion risk that paid off to me)

Penelope Cruz In Donna Karan (Finally some color woman! I love it.)

Katherine Biglow In Yves Saint Laurent (She looks like the winner she is, yes Yves does that to people.) And though I haven't seen her movie, I am soo proud of her for her win.

Sandra Bullock In Marchesa (Sorry for all the times I've said you looked bad Sandra, and I'm sure I'll do it again...but when it was the big moment, you looked beautiful.)