Dawn Of A New Age | Daughters of Simone
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Hold on to your hats and prepare for this collection to blow you away...

We've been longtime fans of the bohemian bridal label, Daughters of Simone, and are elated to help announce the launch of their newest collection, 'Dawn Of A New Age' today! With a nod to strong, iconic women and the wave of change that's sweeping the world because of them, the Castanos sisters pulled their inspiration for the line from feminine power and all that comes with it. You can see that inspiration come to a head in compelling yet delicate pieces, unorthodox silhouettes and expert styling. We're absolutely enamored with every look!

Keep scrolling for all of the new beauty and a few words from the designer.

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"IT STARTS WITH INSPIRATION; A SLEEVE, A HARDENED LOOK,  CONFRONTATION IN HER EYES, A SKIRT THAT SNAGS THE WOOD FLOOR AS SHE GOES.. THEN YOU PUT THOSE THOUGHTS AND VISIONS DOWN ON PAPER, GRAB A PENCIL WITH A GOOD ERASER, PUT THE MUSIC ON, LIGHT THE CANDLES, POUR THE WINE, GET INTO A GOOD SPACE WITH YOURSELF AND AWAY YOU GO. IT’S CREATING WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR,WHAT YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THE BALLS TO WEAR,WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE THEM IN…PROUD AS HELL AS THEY MAKE THE WALK." - daughters of simone designer, brit castanos

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"WE BEGAN DESIGNING ‘THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE’ COLLECTION WAY BACK IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR. THIS COLLECTION WAS ALL HEART, WITH PLENTY OF RE-DRAFTING, DOUBT, AND RISK. ARTISTICALLY WE WERE INSPIRED BY THE DEFIANCE ILLUMINATED BY THIS GENERATION IN THE LAST YEAR.

WOMEN HAVE BEEN CUTTING THEIR HAIR, HITTING THE STREETS WITH BOOTS AND SIGNS, AND EXPERIENCING A BURST OF POWER THAT THEY, AND NONE, HAS EVER SEEN EXCEED THIS FAR IN ALL OF OUR HISTORY. IN THE DEPTH OF SUCH A MOMENT, WE WANTED THE PIECES TO FEATURE LOTS OF SEAMS, TEXTURES, AND ADD-ONS TO TAKE ON A SPIRIT OF ARMOR AND PRIDE."

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"IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST TIME WE GOT TO PRODUCE AND DESIGN THE CLOTHES OURSELVES; CHOOSING THICK ROPE TRIMS, BRASS SEQUINS, BOLD LACE APPLIQUE, PEARLED BUTTONS, AND PLEATING. EACH PIECE WAS SCRUTINIZED FOR FIT, EXAMINING EVERY SQUARE INCH WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB, WITH SOME GOWNS GOING THROUGH UP TO 7 REVISIONS THROUGHOUT THE TEN MONTH PROCESS."

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"WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US TO LEAD A LIFE BEYOND WHAT IS SHOWN OR KNOWN. IT SEEMS THAT DEVOTION HAS ONLY BEEN FURTHER REINFORCED IN THE LAST YEAR. THE FUTURE IS OURS TO CHANGE, TO CREATE, AND TO FORCE THROUGH. DAUGHTERS OF SIMONE IS ALL ABOUT THAT."

 

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK...

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Vendors:

Dresses: Daughters Of Simone, Photography: Dana Trippe, Model: Kiki Barnes, Make Up: Emily Dudley, Location: Some Drifters BnB, Location Styling: PowWow Design Studio

Modern Celestial Editorial
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Stars as inspiration for the perfect minimal bridal look? Count us in! Obviously we couldn't stray too far from the team of Pop Up Planning Co, Harriette Gordon and Jessica Josie Weddings with this gem of a shoot taking up residence in the Ritual Bride queue. Where there's a custom celestial veil you better believe we will be there!

Keep scrolling for some serious beauty...

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Vendors:

Styling: Pop-Up Planning Co, Photography: Jessica Josie Weddings, Jewellery: Au Revoir Les Filles, Florist: Poppy's Flowers, Furniture: M Events, Bridal Gown & Veil: Harriette Gordon, Hair & Make up: The Pretty Parlour, Location: Stable Hands Fremantle, Cake: Sukar, Model: Gwynette, Lanterns: La Myrtle, Stationery: Studio Silva

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Sally Eagle Bridal's RAINE 2018 Collection
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Have you ever taken the time to notice the beauty of rainfall? The captivating way the droplets dust everything they touch with a subtle glimmer of sparkle? Sally Eagle Bridal's 2018 collection, aptly titled 'Raine', does just that with ten stunning gowns made with sophistication, elegant shapes and beautiful silks.

Raine introduces new silhouettes from the New Zealand designer's repetoire with more fitted styles as well as Sally's signature floaty skirts. Much like those ethereal rain droplets, many of these stunning dresses feature a scatter of beading, or delicate 3D lace, reminiscent of dainty little flowers glowing in the sunlight.

To say we're in love with the movement of the collection would be massive understatement and the correlating editorial is one for the books! Keep scrolling for more...

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Who is the Sally Eagle bride?

She moves with style and grace. The Sally Eagle bride is a true romantic, not in the traditional sense but for the girl who chooses her own path, who sees beauty in the refined and the delicate. There is something beautiful about simplicity and the way a fabric moves as you do. Sally chooses feminine silhouettes that enhance the beauty of the individual and feel amazing to wear.

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How can couples incorporate magic and personality into their wedding day?

Be yourself, don't choose something just because everyone else is doing it. These days a wedding can be what ever you want it to be. get creative and think outside of the box.

Make sure you take a moment just for you and your new husband on the big day. It can be such a big day with a lot going on so even if it's just to hold hands and squeal, eeee we are married!!

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All of the Sally Eagle dresses are hand made in Wellington, New Zealand.

Price point $2600 to $4000 NZD

Available now at the Sally Eagle Wellington Boutique and at The Haven Bridal Boutique in Auckland.

 

Monochrome Styled Shoot
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The scene is moody with light from minimally placed pillar candles casting dancing shadows of biased cut gowns and beauteous brides upon the industrial brick walls. The details reflect that special kind of love that we're always searching for on Ritual Bride... an effortless ease and comfort between two hearts without superfluous frill.

When we stumbled upon this stunning monochrome styled shoot byPop up Planning Co, we knew we had to share immediately. Looking to be inspired by pared down beauty and some killer style? Look no further!

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What was the inspiration behind creating this shoot? 

We be wanted to bring together some of our favorite Perth vendors to create a moody, intimate wedding. It was all about texture, contrast and form. Stripping back many of the traditional wedding elements we wanted to put a dark and romantic scape together.

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What do you hope the bride takes away from these images?

Acceptance, freedom and that love is love. In the shoot we explored relationships and friendships between people regardless of gender. It's 2017 and these are definitely the kind of beautiful weddings we should be seeing. It's all about the love shared and a celebration of this.

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How can couples incorporate magic & personality into their wedding day?

Remember, it's your day and your story to tell! Add in anything that you love and that makes you smile. Don't shy away from your style and vision, it's your day and others should be lucky to share it with you!

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Vendors:

Location- The Raw Kitchen
Photographer - Jessica Josie Weddings
Stylist- Pop Up Planning Co
Jewellery- Au Revoir Les Filles
Florist- Scape by S
Gowns- Harriette Gordon
Models- Bonnie & Sarah
Make up- Elicia Rudd
Furniture- Heart strings Hire & Style

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Celestial Allure By Kiss From Fleur

It's pretty rare that we come across editorials that completely blow us away but Kiss From Fleur really created magic with this shoot! The heavenly star-struck details, the cascading textiles, the moody swags of wild flora... all the makings of something completely ethereal. We caught up with Anna-Jill Gierhards about all of the details...

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"Inspired by the mysticism and spirituality between heaven and earth, a beguiling beauty invites us into her celestial world. Naturally & perfectly imperfect, her eyes sparkle like little orbs while her dress shimmers like a beautiful galaxy..."


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What makes a Kiss From Fleur event?

"Authentic feelings, pure passion, and memorable experiences for brides with a true desire for that certain something – that is the heart of Kiss from Fleur. I offer one-of-a-kind designs and modern styles that are not found within bridal magazines. My goal is to link fashion trends and designs with an artistic flair and to redefine the styling of boutique events of all kinds."

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What was the inspiration behind creating this scene?

"I like to create a bespoke atmosphere and mood for every couple. I worked as fashion designer for the last ten years and I compare this to creating a collection. I start with the venue (like with a white canvas) and then fill it with the couples' personality, style and trend directions, decorations, mood and pick matching vendors who understand my vision.

Floating fabrics elegantly emphasize dark plum and deep black: an arrangement of orchids as a recurring, earthly element next to black plates as symbol of fascinating mythology.

Following the plate´s constellation some hand-made stationery with artful calligraphy gets us in the right mood for this celestial inspiration. Like this delicate ring that seems like it was made of a thousand little stars.

Sparkling like this piece of jewelry are the two modern brides appearing with glittering moons in their hair and shiny accents on black velvet pumps. As plain and clean her dresses are also excitingly glamorous in their beauty. Delicate, yet impossible to overlook they radiate this magic glow almost like the rising moon next to them.

The minimalistic brides brought the metallic moon down to earth to sway in its big silver crescent and dream of their big day. The big day on which they will speak their vows like “You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars” and lay the world to their sweetheart´s feet.

This new style runs like a metallic thread through used textures, hand-made stationery and the angelic celestial cake to strive for perfection in the widths of the universe..."

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How can couples incorporate magic and personality into their wedding day?

"Do not be pushed by traditions you feel that you must stick to. If you feel like getting married with only with 10 people around, please do. Also, let somebody help you with all the organization so that you as a couple can really enjoy your wedding day and all of the special moments!"

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Vendors:

Wedding Planning and Event Styling (Concept, Decoration, Flowers) & Cake Design by Kiss from Fleur, Fine Art Photography by Cornelia Lietz, Hair & Make Up by Natalie Arslan, Venue via Anna van Neerhave, Headpieces by Naturae Design, Orchidee Choker by Yves Saint Laurent, Stationery by Nice Plume, Dresses - Anna Campbell 'Sydney', Rime Arodaky 'Suki' & 'Pearl', A La Robe 'Demi Sequin Top' & 'Juliette Dress'  via Wild Heart Bridal, Models Janice & Lia, Table Runner & Ribbons by Silk and Willow, Ceramics and Cutlery by Astier de Villatte, Glasses by Malfatti Glass

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