Glitter & Pearls

Untamed Petals
April 29, 2010, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Accessorize, Hair

Etsy shop, Untamed Petals, recently launched their online shop!  Ruffled Blog just received several images from the lookbook shoot and boy, are they gorgeous.  From rhinestone halos to giant flower headbands, clips, and brooches, to elegant dainty belts and chunky necklaces, each piece is unique and drool-worthy.  All items are handmade to order, and of course, made with love.

Untamed Petals is also giving a 15% discount on any item when you use coupon code RUFFLEDBLOG. Click here to visit their shop.

From their Etsy store bio:

The Untamed Petals philosophy is that the accessory makes the outfit. Each hand-crafted headband, halo, sash, or fascinator is designed to make a bold statement and complete any look.

All adornments are freshly cut and crafted from the highest quality materials. From imported silk chiffon to vintage rhinestone trim–an Untamed Petals Accessory looks glamorous on any bride, yet is chic enough to wear out with friends or to the office. Try adding an Untamed Bloom to your favorite blazer, or pair an Untamed Halo with a great sundress!


Chanel Rouge Coco
April 29, 2010, 5:55 pm
Filed under: Beauty, Picture Perfect

Flipping through magazines the other day, stuck at some appointment or another, I came across the new Chanel ad campaign, featuring Vanessa Paradis (Johnny Dep’s very lucky leading lady), for Chanel.  The ad is stunning.  The makeup is even more stunning.  And of course, the look screams wedding.

Chanel Mademoiselle is the shade worn by Vanessa Paradis in the new Chanel campaign.  Apparently, this shade looks different on everyone, and perfect on everyone.  It is somewhere between nude and pink, but blends well with every skin tone.  This is also a personal favorite of Peter Philips himself (although he confesses he loves all his “babies”, as he calls them).

Philips has been the global creative director at Chanel since 2008.  Since then, he’s released, among others, Le Vernis in Jade, which has been a global phenomenon, selling at $100 a bottle = insane.  He is also responsible for the development of Chanel’s newest lipstick phenomenon:  Rouge Coco.

I am not much of a lipstick kind of gal.  I started on vanilla Lip Smackers at the mere age of 13 (obviously I had to look glam for my bat mitzvah), and since then my gloss has grown with me.  Luckily, you can’t splurge any more than Chanel Glossimers, so I have plateaued – thank g-d.

But lipstick is glamorous.  It’s old Hollywood.  It is soooo WEDDING.  I am going to the makeup counter immediately – must try Rouge Coco.

Off The Floor
April 29, 2010, 1:56 pm
Filed under: The Nest

Looking to furnish your brand new home with hubby?  Check out the Off the Floor Now Website. The site offers high-end model furnishings (sofas, lamps, ottomans, tables, etc.), that find themselves homeless after their showroom days end.

The furniture, decor, and discontinued fabrics and prints are offered at ridiculously discounted prices.

Bonus Do-Gooding:  Committed to charitable giving, even through the most difficult economic times, donates 5% of every sale to charitable organizations.

Brette Sandler Accessories
April 22, 2010, 8:51 pm
Filed under: Accessorize

Can I wear these to my wedding!?

Well-known swimwear designer, Brette Sandler, is expanding into accessories for summer.  In addition to a UV-protection sun hat designed together with Hat Attack in support of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Sandler’s summer line will include these friendship-inspired bracelets made from braided and knotted lanyards and gold toggles.

I LOVE lanyard. Takes me back to summer camp ’96.

New Monique Lhuillier
April 20, 2010, 2:52 am
Filed under: The Dress

Meet the latest Monique Lhuillier bridal collection.  Lhuillier’s Spring 2011 collection was inspired by “A Field of Dreams.” The designer channeled ethereal florals, layers, and tulle, but with plenty of fashion-forward structure.

Photographs a la Style Me Pretty

Hasell Street Gown
April 14, 2010, 9:49 pm
Filed under: The Dress

Love this simple dress from designer Carol Hannah (a la Project Runway.)

The damage:  $2,800

Gown Description:  Strapless modified sweetheart neckline gown, made of exquisite re-embroidered silk organza flowers appliqued onto silk tulle exclusively imported from Switzerland.

Layers of tulle create volume underneath, and the silk crepe de chine lining maintains the airiness of the gown. Bustier of duchess silk satin is fully boned to the waist to create support and flatter your figure. Low scoop back. Available only in ivory, as shown.

Gown can also be made with a train if desired.

TP dresses
April 9, 2010, 8:37 pm
Filed under: The Dress

This is too awesome for words.  The following wedding dresses were made completely out of toilet paper.  The dresses were made for’s Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest—using only TP, glue, tape, a needle and thread. I secretly LOVE the last wedding dress.  If I didn’t have to walk around all evening fearing table corners and liquids, I would totally beg the designer for a look-a-like.

And good news, Cheap-Chic-Weddings is currently accepting entries for this year’s contest.  (Click here for the official rules.) The winner gets $1,000 – woo hoo!  TP away!