Tag Archives: soft

Dress of the Month ~ June 2014

My favourite dress of the moment is the absolutely beautiful Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier!

Charlotte Balbier 'Tabitha' fitted lace gown with beautiful beadwork and a V neckline.

A gorgeous fitted lace gown with beautiful beadwork and a V neckline. Tabitha is one of Charlotte’s ‘Hall of Fame’ dresses, which means she is a bridal best seller. Charlotte designed this beautiful dress a few years ago and brides continue to love it!

Charlotte Balbier 'Tabitha' fitted lace gown with beautiful beadwork and a V neckline.

Since we haven’t been stocking Charlotte’s collection for very long Tabitha is brand new to us, but she was definitely one of the dresses that were on our ‘must have’ list when we visited Charlotte’s showroom last year.

Charlotte Balbier 'Tabitha' fitted lace gown with beautiful beadwork and a V neckline.

I love everything about this dress but mostly how soft and light the lace is! So many of our lace gowns are much heavier and sometimes even a little bulky, but this dress is the complete opposite and really means it could be the perfect option for a wedding abroad!

For more information about Charlotte Balbier dresses click here.

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

Kylie’s Secret to Hair Success

After my little bundle of joy arrived this year my Saturday nights took on the official title of ‘relaxed night in’.  As a result, I’ve found myself increasingly hooked on a bit of Saturday Night TV with The Voice becoming a main attraction in my tele-viewing schedule. Why? Well, it’s mostly due to a certain pint-sized Australian who never fails to add a touch of glamour and interest.

In homage, I thought I’d take this opportunity to take a look at some key Kylie looks.

Kylie Minogue

Our first look is the ponytail.  This isn’t the ponytail of the playground.  This is a trendsetting sophisticated ponytail which has a Bridget Bardon feel to it.  With that little bit of extra height and its soft feminine edge this simple style has been transformed and oozes sex appeal! Ponytails are the little black dress of the hair style world – a classic that never goes out of fashion – and Kylie shows us exactly why.

Kylie Minogue

The second style I’ve picked out is Kylies’ effortless looking tousled curls. Again, a simple and effective style statement with curls created so that they go in different directions, giving that natural undemanding look.  Finished with a centre parting this hair style has a distinctly youthful feel.

Kylie Minogue

The final Kylie look I’ve chosen is her groomed voluminous blow dry.  It’s smooth but has bags of volume and body.  It retains a soft natural feel through the ends with a gentle bend – bringing in that key element of femininity that is key to Kylie’s look.

Kylie is proof that at 45 you can easily rock looks that are bang on trend – her secret, incorporating in a soft feminine feel! 

Dress of the Month ~ February 2014

This month’s dress might just be my favourite dress… ever! Sarah, by Charlotte Balbier, is the only dress I’ve ever actually hugged.  It is THAT pretty.

Sarah Wedding Dress, Charlotte Balbier

When we visited Charlotte’s showroom back in summer 2013 this gorgeous dress kept grabbing my attention from right across the room, we just had to buy her. Now that she has arrived into our boutique I think she is my ideal wedding dress. She combines so many elements of gorgeous detail and design that she is just about perfect!

Spotted tulle, textured flowers and lace applique sounds like it should be too much on one dress but I promise you that the result is soft, subtle and delightful.

The silhouette is a super flattering dropped waist ballgown with a shallow sweetheart neckline and a fabulous corseted bodice.

A true princess dress. I love her!