Friday, October 22, 2010

Vintage Muse by Kate Moss

An enduring beauty with a distinct sense of style, Kate Moss is the ultimate muse. Over the years, she has inspired a multitude of artists, ensuring that her inimitable looks and spirit will live on in art forever. Now, Kate’s very essence is the inspiration behind her new fragrance: Vintage Muse by Kate Moss, a creamy floral musk with a timeless appeal.

As a globally acclaimed model, a successful fashion designer and a celebrated style leader, Kate has captivated artists, sculptors and photographers everywhere. Eminent talents such as Lucien Freud, Tracey Emin, Banksy, Stella Vine and Marc Quinn have been moved to create their own extraordinary visions of Kate. Each appeared to have been fascinated and enthralled by her beguiling looks, her innate sensuality and her iconic status. Kate has inspired, she has created, she transcends all that defines art… she is timeless.

Available from October 2010, Vintage Muse is a unique expression of Kate, the woman, and her role as a muse. This modern floral musk has a clean and hidden dimension that reflects Kate’s multi-faceted charm. Sophisticated and memorable, Vintage Muse evokes Kate’s breath-taking beauty and feminine allure.

Kate Moss comments, ‘’I feel honoured and privileged to have worked with many great artists and to have been the subject of such remarkable works of art. Being part of these creative processes inspired me to develop Vintage Muse, a gorgeously chic, refined fragrance that lifts and inspires. Just as a painting or photograph endures as a thing of beauty, Vintage Muse has a wonderful timeless quality that makes it a contemporary classic.”

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Profile: Jo Tory from Najo Jewellery

As part of a new feature on The Bride's Diary Blog, we will be introducing you to individuals who work in the wedding industry... giving you an insight into who they are and why they love weddings!

This week we have been chatting with Jo Tory, managing director of Najo Jewellery. Jo gives us an insight into some of her memorable experiences from working in the jewellery industry for the last 25 years, as well as her inspiration for creating beautiful jewellery...

Tell us a little about your business...

Najo is a contemporary sterling silver jewellery brand that focuses on fine design. We aim to provide the most captivating and enticing collection on the market. We are designers and release two collections per year.

What is your role in the business and why are you passionate about it? 

I am the Managing Director of the company. My passion for jewellery started when I lived in a small town in Mexico in the early 1980's and discovered the stunning workmanship of the silversmiths there. I knew then that this was for me- to be able to express myself through jewellery design.

How long have you been working in the industry?

I have been in the jewellery industry for 25 years

What are some of your past business experiences? 

Probably the most memorable is right at the beginning of my career I was selling some designs on a street in Rome. The police would occasionally come to clear us all out, someone would shout "carabinieri" and we would all scoot off!!

Tell us a bit about your family and home life... 

I live with my two gorgeous daughters so we are an all female household! They are both funny, stimulating and totally creative. They keep me attuned to life!

How do you enjoy spending your spare time? 

I love entertaining, sailing and looking at art.

What is your most memorable life experience? 

The birth of my 2 daughters of course.

What are your plans for the future?

At some stage I would like to sail around the world! But for now I just want to create more beautiful jewellery!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Become a Bronze Goddess This Summer with Estée Lauder

In anticipation of summer, unleash your inner Bronze Goddess with a divinely sensual selection of makeup, fragrance and skincare. Turn up the heat with a sultry new look with dramatically bold hues for lips, eyes and nails. Seduce your senses with an irresistibly exotic, sun-drenched fragrance… And  transform your skin to golden bronze perfection with decadent self-tan formulas. This year Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Collection worships every inch of you.

This summer, exotic, eye-popping color and seductive bronze radiance create a dramatic new look. Skin is luminous with a heavenly sun-kissed glow. Eyes sparkle with bold, juicy, metallic hues. Bright lips beckon in tempting shades. Take a walk on the wild side!

Vivid Color for Eyes, Lips and Tips

Create a vivid metallic eye look with the NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Liquid Eyeshadow. This lightweight, ultra-creamy liquid eyeshadow delivers maximum metallic impact to eyes in just one stroke. Available in delectably bold shades of Ultra Violet, Aqua Flash, Molton Bronze and Sand Shimmer, this luxurious eyeshadow instantly saturates lids with vivid color and radiant luminosity that lasts up to 12 hours without fading or flaking. Lids not only look beautiful, but they stay soft and comfortable all day.

Divinely Radiant, Sun-kissed Skin

For a finishing touch of shimmering sun-kissed color, try this summer’s NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Exotic Bronzing Blush. This luxuriously silky, all-over bronzing powder features a shimmering untamed, wildlife-inspired tablet design that offers two shades - a perfect bronzing shade and a blushing coral shade - for perfect sun-kissed, naturally bronzed skin. Perfect for virtually any skin tone, this beautifully exotic blush delivers a luminous, streak-free application that can be worn alone or over bronzer and is packaged in Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess “sunburst” compact.

Bronze Goddess Fragrance Collection

Experience the seductive scent of summer in a luscious fragrance that makes every woman feel divine. Inspired by a luxuriant tropical beach under the constant heat of the sun, the Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Fragrance Collection is built around a creamy heart of golden Amber that emanates pure summer.

Bronze Goddess Suncare Collection

Radiant, sun-kissed skin makes a woman feel sensual and seductive and can be achieved through a self-tanning product. Inspired by the power of the sun, the Bronze Goddess Skincare Collection includes five radiant self-tanners that each create a seductive experience with a variety of textures and formulas that leave skin looking radiantly luminous and feeling nourished and irresistible.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Deacon introduces menswear for High Summer

It’s about looking good without trying too hard and Deacon’s High Summer range is no exception. Deacon’s clean lines and intelligent styling give a subtle nod to the latest trends, while remaining focused on individual design. Perfect for the man in your life!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Casual Cool with All About Eve

As the weather warms up and balmy summer days edge closer, The Bride's Diary team all begin thinking about freshening up our wardrobes. We love the new collection from All About Eve - great for adding a bit of flair to your weekend barbecue outfit and even better for beach chic for your summer holiday! 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Collection

The Bride's Diary like to keep up to date with all the latest and greatest beauty products available, and we are so excited about the upcoming release of Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Collection from Estée Lauder, which heralds and age-correcting breakthrough!

Brilliantly combining proprietary, rare and precious ingredients with some of the most scientifically advanced technology all meticulously sourced from across the globe, Estée Lauder introduces the ultimate skin-renewing breakthrough that lifts, firms and perfects skin’s appearance with an ultra-luxurious all-in-one super creme. New Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme’s secret strength lies in the extraordinary fusion of Estée Lauder’s exclusive Life Re‑Newing Molecules™, the most advanced lifting technologies, and precious Black Tourmaline, a charged mineral known for its energetic properties. Together, they deliver a revolution in luxury skincare with Estée Lauder’s most dramatic age-correcting results ever.

Inspired by the field of epigenetics, Estée Lauder Research further advances its decades of scientific expertise and innovation with new, exclusive Life Re‑Newing Molecules™, helping to Repair, Recharge and Restore skin’s energized, radiant appearance. Addressing three vital aspects of skin performance – repairing skin’s natural ability to sustain energy, recharging skin’s energy to optimize natural skin cell performance and restoring skin’s youthful look – the revolutionary Life Re-Newing Molecules™ revitalize skin’s appearance so it looks more vividly alive, more radiant and more youthful.

Only Estée Lauder could blend its proud heritage of innovation with powerful new ingredients to bring you a breakthrough of this magnitude. NEW Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme revitalizes skin so it looks more vividly alive, more youthful, dramatically more lifted.

New Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme is part of the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Collection, which will be available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide and online at from November 7, 2010.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Dream Diva keeps real women looking cool this Summer

Keep your cool this Summer with gorgeous tops, flirty dresses and sexy jumpsuits from Dream Diva.

Dream Diva ticks all the right boxes with lace, bright colours, ruffles, military influences.... And there’s more to come!

Curvy girls size 14 to 24 will love these fashion forward pieces – all under $200!

Visit Dream Diva