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Guest Contribution : Picking the Perfect Pearls for your Dress

Whilst weddings are a momentous and joyous occasion, one that you have probably envisaged since you were a little girl, the run-up can be stressful, time-consuming, even all-consuming!  Whilst there is enormous amounts of preparations, organisation, guest politics, who to invite, who’s vegetarian? coeliac? gluten-free? – you get the point! – Relieve some of the pressure with these stunning jewels which are guaranteed to pull your wedding attire together and ensure your day goes smoothly (well in the looks department at least!)

Yes it is a given that the wedding dress plays a huge factor in the bride’s overall look but coming in a close second is her choice of jewellery as this can either make or break a look.  Whilst there is a whole treasure trove of choice, one of the most popular of all jewels are still pearls.

Pearls have retained their status as the go-to wedding jewel as they have a perennial elegance that never looks dated.  Pearls can be worn with modern dresses or more traditional designs.  These lustrous, highly versatile beauties are one of the few gemstones which appeal to all generations.

Most brides are interested in achieving a highly sophisticated look which oozes understated glamour and this is easily achievable with pearl jewellery.

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If you are opting for a traditional dress with a fitted and bodice with a flowing, ball gown-esque skirt then a classic pearl necklace is the perfect option to create harmony throughout your look and pull everything together.  Choose a bridal pearl necklace from Winterson made with the finest cultured saltwater Akoya pearls for a look that exudes luxury, glamour and ultimately sophistication.  These pearls, traditionally cultured in Japan, should be round, with a sharp lustre and pinky white colour. Sitting just below the collarbone, the length of this necklace will bring the focus to your face whilst creating a demure and ethereal aura around you.

 

 ModernModern

If you have decided on a more modern, slinky and ‘bodycon’ dress, then I would suggest a simple pearl pendant.  A luxurious white South Sea pearl and diamond pendant necklace will perfectly balance out your wedding look but will not detract from the dress.  With a silky lustre which radiates beauty, there is little wonder why pearls are the wedding jewel of choice.  This exquisite piece (featured below) also features a dazzling diamond set above the pearl to add to the luxury of this pendant.  This piece will not only see through your wedding day in style, but will also become a firm favourite in your jewellery wardrobe.

 

BohemianBohemian

For the romantic, slightly quirky, bohemian bride, choose freshwater coin pearls.  These type of pearls have a distinctive, slightly irregular and jaunty, baroque shape.  Each pearl is unique thus creating a carefree, laidback look rather than a more traditional, polished style.  If this is the look you are trying to pull off then this White Freshwater Coin Pearl Bracelet would look stunning on the wrist of any lace-clad, billowy-sleeved bride.

Author Bio: Rebecca is a lover of the finer things in life and frequently writes about her musings and findings.  All images are courtesy of Winterson.

 

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH : DZINE COUTURE

Hiya Poutlings!

With the likes of Pintrest and Facebook Pages sharing images from all over the world it is sometimes really hard to keep track of the things that are available to the average girl looking for a dress be it for a matric dance, a wedding, a cocktail party or a gala event.

I have been watching DZINE COUTURE for a while now, and all I can say is that every single item they have I absolutely LOVE. The elegance of the evening dresses, or the exquisite designer dresses.

Check out some of my favourites!

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za "This delightful cocktail dress is definitely one of the popular designs. The strapless sweetheart neckline is encrusted with intricate beading, followed by a lightly gathered full chiffon skirt with open back."

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“This delightful cocktail dress is definitely one of the popular designs. The strapless sweetheart neckline is encrusted with intricate beading, followed by a lightly gathered full chiffon skirt with open back.”

Available at www.dzinecouture.co.za This dazzling sheath gown using a metallic finish, features spaghetti straps that weave their way from the bodice, then cross over one another for a chic finish on your otherwise exposed back. A stunning sweep train completes this head turning design.

Available colours: Black, Fuchsia, Gold, Green, Royal, Silver.

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“This dazzling sheath gown using a metallic finish, features spaghetti straps that weave their way from the bodice, then cross over one another for a chic finish on your otherwise exposed back. A stunning sweep train completes this head turning design.”

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“The vibrant patterns and bold colours add excitement to this gorgeously flowing dress, which includes many soft, delicate layers. Its wrap-style bodice features sparkling trim along its simple neckline. A subtle empire waistline ensures a perfectly snug fit.”

available at www.dzinecouture.comThe striking illusion bodice of this evening gown is topped off by a sweetheart neckline that`s bolstered by clusters of chic floral appliques. Additional appliques wend their way down the midsection. The fitted, dropped waistline gives way to a gauzy, flared skirt.

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“The striking illusion bodice of this evening gown is topped off by a sweetheart neckline that`s bolstered by clusters of chic floral appliques. Additional appliques wend their way down the midsection. The fitted, dropped waistline gives way to a gauzy, flared skirt.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"This stylish strapless cocktail dress is made of ruched netted fabric with a jewel encrusted front for an uber sassy look."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“This stylish strapless cocktail dress is made of ruched netted fabric with a jewel encrusted front for an uber sassy look.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"A strapless, sweetheart neckline frames the corset style, sparkling bodice of this stunning cocktail dress. A flirty spray of shimmery tulle creates the short skirt. This festive and fun dress is sure to make a statement."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“A strapless, sweetheart neckline frames the corset style, sparkling bodice of this stunning cocktail dress. A flirty spray of shimmery tulle creates the short skirt. This festive and fun dress is sure to make a statement.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"The layers of translucent material on this elegantly flowing dress fall softly to the floor, featuring a subtle hi-lo hem. They`re decked out with dreamy patterns that include animal-print designs. The ruched sweetheart bodice is punctuated by a glittering adornment that injects a little extra flair."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“The layers of translucent material on this elegantly flowing dress fall softly to the floor, featuring a subtle hi-lo hem. They`re decked out with dreamy patterns that include animal-print designs. The ruched sweetheart bodice is punctuated by a glittering adornment that injects a little extra flair.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"The elegance and suave of this strapless evening gown is in a league of its own. The shape and form of this glamorous design features a fitted silhouette and full lower skirt with rosette detailing. Accessorise this dress with straight black gloves and a rhinestone bracelet for a polished look."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“The elegance and suave of this strapless evening gown is in a league of its own. The shape and form of this glamorous design features a fitted silhouette and full lower skirt with rosette detailing. Accessorise this dress with straight black gloves and a rhinestone bracelet for a polished look.”

and my personal favourite…

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"You will never want the evening to end when youre wearing this extremely hot evening dress. Its short skirt is accentuated by a long outer layer of silky material. The ruched bodice boasts delicate floral embellishments that culminate in an utterly unique shoulder strap."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“You will never want the evening to end when youre wearing this extremely hot evening dress. Its short skirt is accentuated by a long outer layer of silky material. The ruched bodice boasts delicate floral embellishments that culminate in an utterly unique shoulder strap.”

Be sure to check out Dzine Couture on their website and Facebook page.

*missfitz

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LFW: saying “Fabulous” In a British Accent

Hiya Poutlings

Hope you’re all doing faaaabulous!! Anyway, anyone been keeping up with London Fashion week? Well, I have, but very briefly.

Who are the front row fame ho’s at this Fashion Week? Well, its certainly not lived up to the celebrity drenched hub that is NYC.

Even New York this year wasn’t up to it’s usual star-spotting standard. This year was just dull in having couples who add up to one mega star between the two of them, I mean Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas or even Kim Krapdashian and Kanye West *vomit* I’d much rather have a Gwen Stafani or a Tilda Swinton over those couples, you know, people who really are known and matter substantially more? Yes. Those!

London, on the other hand has been even more disappointing. A group of “It” fashionaista models, Laura Bauley, Poppy Delevigne, bloggers and self-affected children, Alexa Chung, Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof… oh and of course, Lady Gaga jumping up and down looking for attention, again… a bit like an annoying little dog, but worse.

The highlights of the lowlights so far:

At Henry Holland, Alexa Chung tells the other spiffingly fabulous fashion twigs how she doesn’t even know why anyone is interested in her.

Kelly Osbourne interrupts and offers advice on how to wear sunglasses and speak in two accents at once. And say “all fashion” all the time on TV.

At Burberry, Anna Wintour having a old girls meet ‘n greet with photographer Mario Testino. She actually looks her age in this snake print suit from the cruise ship boutique.

Dita Von Teese starts an impromptu outdoor burlesque by sexily dropping her umbrella then remembers she’s wearing corseting that renders her incapable of even scratching her head and waitis a knight in a shining retro tuxedo to save her.

Who ever the hell Tali Lennox is (I guess by the name she is Annie’s kid – maybe!), I like her Burberry Prorsum swag.

Who ever the hell this chick is needs to go back to her struggling artists loft and brush her hair…

Samantha Cameron wonders why she can’t sit with a bitchy fashion blogger or a child of celebrity.

Child of American music royalty, Daisy Lowe shows no sign of her step mother, Gwen Stefani’s style, grace or genuine rock ‘n roll attitude.

14 year old Marc Jacobs’ muse Elle Fanning shows up to Topshop Unique straight from school… Aaah, does it make you miss how glamourous school uniform can be? hahha. NAAT.

Olivia Palermo does it up proper fashion, like also at Unique. She has an uncanny ability to make you want to buy clothes that will make you look like you are wearing a black plastic bin bag.

…well that’s all for now folks.

**missfitzz

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The Naughty Middleton & Her Crown Jewels

Hiya Poutlings!

Pippa Middleton and her sister, Dutchess Kate

The Middleton family is just oozing with style. Dutchess Katherine is the epitome of classy chic, sister Pippa always look stylish and trend appropriate and now their distant cousin, has emerged on the scene with her own unique and risque aesthtic. My dear Pouters, meet KATRINA DARLING.

The “fun gene” in the Middleton family didn’t all just go to Pippa! Some of it went to Katrina Darling who is unique and risque and who also happens to be a distant cousin – but related to Kate nonetheless. All you have to do is take one look at their hair to know they’re related. THE HAIR ON THEIR HEAD! God. You’re so gross.

Dirty dancing … Katrina Darling performs her raunchy show…

Katrina and Kate are technically second cousins once removed (Kate’s grandfather is the brother of Katrina’s grandmother), but still you can see some resemblance from their shiny luxouris locks to their wide set eyes and big smile. Kate and Katrina have many an enviable feature there is no wonder why Katrina is gaining some fame.

While you’re here, take a look at some of Katrina’s pin up modeling….

It was revealed a few months before the Royal Wedding that the soon-to-be Dutchess was related to an ex-banker and soon-to-be full time burleque dancer there was quite an outrage. Fancy British people everywhere dropped their tea cups and their mouths to the floor. Then Hugh Heffner knew exactly what to do – let the dust settle, wait about a year and then give Katrina a chance to publically shake what her mama gave her in an eight page spread in Playboy September 2012. That is my version of events anyway, and I’m sticking to it.

When things get a bit boring around the palace, which I’d imagine as quite often, Kate Middleton can skip over to her cousin’s house to learn some burlesque moves to impress William. (Or Harry…. yes, I still believe Kate will have a ginger heir.)

Apparently, there isn’t any frontal nudity in the photoshoot, except for one topless shot, so it seems like Katrina’s keeping it tasteful. Who knows if the Palace requested she do so or not, but there is one thing we can be certain of, these Middleton girls have style and PANACHE!

Kate has nailed conservative-chic and Katrina’s got bawdy elegance down to a T.

How wonderfully stylish their Christmases must be!

**missfitzz

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Forever New

Being fashion forward at Pout Perfection is part of looking fabulous!
One of my new and favorite collections is

FOREVER NEW!

 Forever New embraced South African shores in 2010 and has been a growing success since, the store originates from Australia, and brings an absolute amazingly fabulous range of clothing, shoes bags and accessories to their customers.

I am very impressed that the brand has found a name, that means and describes exactly what the products that they deliver are. Forever New describes every piece of clothing the stores offer… Every piece you see has classical staying power, they are not fads in fashion that will fade the next time summer comes around. This is the kind of store you go to buy those items you know you need and can use year in and year out, coats, dresses, handbags, shirts, that literally will stay Forever New.

Their clothing is so fresh, stylish and a range that you can never go wrong with. They bring out the natural beauty with their clothing and surely makes you feel FOREVER NEW!

Their brand is all bout CLASS and ELEGANCE!

At the moment they have three amazing collections available.The first collection is:

MORACCAN PRINCESS

The “Moroccan Princess” collection takes you to a world of exotic Middle Eastern glamour, inspired by the Moorish art and design of the Marrakesh. Abundant in rich jewel colours and warm spice, the summer collection is a lavish oasis of luxurious silks and embroidered fabrics in saturated tones that pop against glittering golds and sparkling silver metallics.

Brilliant hues of sapphire blue, poppy red, citrine orange and emerald-green are stunning against accents of gold, coral, turquoise and violet. The vivid colours and high shine lend a 70’s influence with the sleek and fluid lines of flowing halter neck dresses and split details. Digital animal prints, one shoulder dresses and embellished kaftans combine for an opulent “beach to bar” look with statement bags and vibrant heels the perfect partner for party dress season. The collection is a spectacular cocktail of bold 70’s glamour and the rich sensual mystery of Morocco

Some of the clothing in this collection:

PALM SPRINGS

 Escape to an endless summer in the Australian sunshine with Forever New’s “Palm Springs” collection. Inspired by Hollywood in the 60’s, this glamorous range is a riot of colour and luxurious fabrics. Packing for that dream holiday has never been more exciting, with gorgeous bikinis and stunning kaftans to take you from lazing at the beach to sipping cocktails by the pool. Pretty embellished sandals and ultra chic handbags are just the thing you need to dress up your cool white shift dress while you lunch at the Versace Hotel like supermodel Milou Sluis.

Warm balmy nights take you to dinner in tangerine silk cocktail dresses to show off a golden tan, or an eye-catching colour blocked dress and statement necklace. Awash with hot vivid colour, bright white and metallics, the Palm Springs collection pops with coral, watermelon, raspberry and tangerine, cooled down with splashes of aquamarine and bursts of bright turquoise. Final touches include oversized totes in faux ostrich and snake-skin are perfect for jet setting to your summer destination filled with an array of gorgeous swimwear, towels and beach accessories from the exclusive Resort Collection that launches with the release of Palm Springs.

Some of the clothing in this collection:

SHANGHAI ROSE

“Shanghai Rose” is inspired by the exotic allure and fragile beauty of the Orient. The collection; reminiscent of 1920’s style opulence, features drop waisted dresses and beaded kimono sleeved tops with the embellished jacket returning as a hero item. Heavy beaded camisoles provide the perfect evening piece paired with metallic jacquards and sheer slinky fabrics. Pure silk maxi dresses and cocktail shift dresses receive a fresh spring update with Chinioserie prints featuring amongst delicate oriental flowers and cherry blossoms. The colour palette of peach sorbet and coral tones includes delicate highlights of lavender, tiffany blue and jade green against the signature Forever New backdrop of soft pink, dramatic black and vintage pearl.
Art Deco chandelier inspired jewellery makes a statement with metallic heels, beaded hard case clutches and fan-shaped accessories. Unique headwear with an origami influence provides the finishing touches to this glamorous and sophisticated collection perfect for the Spring racing and occasion wear season.

Some of the clothing in this collection:

As you can see their clothing is simply beautiful. I could blog forever with regards to all their amazing accessories and shoes and clothing so I suggest all you Pouters get to your nearest FOREVER NEW and experience the amazing range they have.

They have stores located in:

JOHANNESBURG: Clearwater, Cresta, Eastgate, Fourways, Melrose Arch, Sandton, The Glen, The Zone

DURBAN: Gateway

CAPETOWN: V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk

POLOKWANE: Mall of the north

NELSPRUIT: Illanga Mall

PRETORIA: Woodlands

So Pouters get to your fashion eyes on and stay

FOREVER NEW!!! 

XoXo

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