Tag Archives: glamour

Dress of the Month ~ September 2014

My current favourite dress this month is a recent arrival – the incredible Francine by Sottero and Midgley.  This dress is ultra glam and totally glitzy.  Think old Hollywood glamour, the kind Greta Garbo exuded!

Sottero and Midgley, Bridal Gown, Francine

The gown actually comes in two parts, a slinky satin slip and a lace layer that goes over it. The slip has two options, one with a super low back and another with a higher version.  This is a fabulous idea, allowing those girls who want to show off their backs to do so but also letting girls with heavier busts, who need more support or coverage for their bra, to wear this style too.

Sottero and Midgley, Bridal Gown, Francine

Monroe slip dress with dramatic low back

Sottero and Midgley, bridal gown, Francine

Raised back satin slip dress

I absolutely adore the twinkle and gleam of this dress – unfortunately the designers photography shows only the light gold version where ours is the ivory, and I genuinely think the image doesn’t convey the intricacy of detail and sparkle.  This is one of those dresses that has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Article by Catherine Massey

Catherine has been writing Bi-Weekly Article for us since the 8th May 2012 and is our very talented Bridal Specialist. Catherine is a Bridal Stylist for their family Bridal Boutique, Cathedral Gowns. Find them onlineat http://www.cathedralgowns.com or on Facebook.

Any questions, email catherine@thebeautycloud.co.uk

Glamorous Red Carpet Hair: Get the Look

I love a bit of Red carpet celeb watching to see who gets it right and who gets it horribly wrong!

Well, this year at The Grammys it was all about glamour. Tousled waves, retro curls and sophisticated up styles were all in the mix …… lets take a look at some of my favourite looks!

Beyonce at The Grammys 2014
Beyoncé rocked the tousled beach wave hair making it less for everyday hair to looking right at home on the red carpet!

Hero Product to create this look is Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray . Mist on and twist in curls then dry gently and mist a little on your hair at end to eliminate any fizz.

Taylor Swift at The Grammys 2014
Taylor Swift styled up the everyday ponytail by adding movement and curl to give a more sophisticated feel.

Hero Product to recreate Taylor’s ponytail Kevin Murphy Damage Manager. Apply just before you Curl for ultimate protection from heated appliances, giving you movement and curls with no dehydration.

Rita Ora at The Grammys 2014
Rita Ora wowed us all with her vintage retro curls. She looked like the ultimate starlet with her perfectly polished waves and curls. This was one of my favourite looks of the evening.

Hero Product to get glam like Rita – Kevin Murphy Easy Rider. After taking your heated rollers out brush through your hair and then smooth through when dressing curls in place. Viola the ultimate polished pin up!

Katy Perry at The Grammys 2014
Katy Perry looked sensational with her huge bun . Pulling her own natural hair back tightly into a bun then placing a large hairpiece which was intricately plaited then wrapped around the original bun to exaggerate the size.

Hero Product is Kevin Murphy Smoothing Brush which smoothes hair perfectly to give you sleek groomed look. For Hairpieces go to http://www.pauls-hair-world.co.uk.

So why not glam it up for February

Romancing the Tresses

Valentines Day is a upon us and we all want to look stunning for our other halves, so I have jotted down a few quick tips on how to romance up your hair !!!

1. Keep it soft – Movie Romantic hair is soft and touchable. So my top tip to achieve this is use light weight products but go gently on the amount you use.

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2. Wispy – Our Hollywood Heroine always has hair tumbling and blowing around her face, so if your pinning your hair up or back drop some tendrils down around your face for that leading lady feel.

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3. Waves & Curls – These are almost always a must for a soft romantic feel. The movement softens the texture of the hair, giving it that effortless natural feminine look.

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So with these hints and tips you Valentines Day should be red hot with passion.