Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hairstyles = Wedding Dress

Wedding Hairstyles

A friend recently suggested to write an article on wedding hair styles. After having some thoughts, I became intrigued with the idea of dedicating this entry to all the brides-to-be out there.

Some wedding hairstyles are just plain incompatible with certain styles of wedding dresses. And just like you wouldn't serve Chinese food at your wedding if the theme were French country, you shouldn't choose a hairstyle that doesn't compliment your dress. It's important to strike a balance between the dress you are wearing and your wedding hairstyle for an ultimately beautiful, overall look.


Soft tousle hair with trailing tendrils around the face for more whimsical lace & chiffon dress

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Bateau neckline and Reverse French Twist hairstyles – demure sophisticated look.


Updo and half updo hairstyles that you can add with sparkly headpiece and jewellery

If you have chosen a princess ball wedding dress, a flamboyant updo is generally the best option. For a simple, contemporary dress, a slicked back ponytail or bun, with a floral fabric side band is elegant yet understated. For a whimsical lace and chiffon dress, you can wear your hair down with unstructured curls, or try a loose chignon with trailing tendrils around the face. A glamorous wedding and evening dress works well with smooth structured waves and sparkly accessories.


Asymmetrical Twist and Ones Shoulder Dress - feels sexy and modern (


I found this Twiggy-esque hairstyle (, highly recommended site for more styling and fantastic ideas to recreate on your wedding hairstyles.


Now this is from my own wedding experience, try to consider wedding hairstyles that can last for a long time (if you have 2 ceremonies at the same day!). If your ceremony starts at 2pm and your reception won’t finish until midnight, then you have to decide practical solution to keep your hairstyles looking great all day. I’ve chosen French Twist (morning), half updo (garden wedding) and side twist for evening reception. Can’t believe I go through all that, what a day!!


Found my wedding hairstyle photo, this was taken in the morning ceremony. I’ve chosen to put on a French Twist hairdo to change quickly into my other wedding outfit. (Photo credits to


My half do hairstyle for the garden wedding ceremony - my hair stylist & make up artist has done an excellent job to get my hair last till 6pm! Winking smile

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Final side twist hair do – thank God I only have to this once in a lifetime!

I've seen few brides in this past year going for whimsical 'midsummer nights dream' style in their wedding day look, and I fall for it every time. I just love to see a bride wearing a sparkly hair band - it makes such a pretty alternative to something more sparkly and looks fantastic with a loose up do and tousled hair.


I love this fresh and simple hairstyle, completes the day – photo credits to


Wedding hairstyles ideas – if you have very detailed wedding dress, try to keep your hairstyle as sleek as possible

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It can be hard to be objective when you fall in love with a hairstyle that just doesn't quite suit your wedding dress. And since your wedding day is typically well documented, you don't want to look back at your pictures and wonder "what was I thinking?!". The general rule is that if you have a very detailed wedding dress, or large complicated jewellery such as chandelier earrings, you should try to keep your wedding hairstyle as sleek and simple as possible.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Mulberry “IT'” Bag!

Mulberry Fall 2011

Early in 2010 just in time for Fashion Week, the Mulberry “Alexa” caused such a stir among fashionista's that high end etailers such as net-a-porter and mywardrobe were sold out within days of each new drop and at the same time in 2011, the Tillie was launched, another satchel shaped hybrid which shot to fame after being seen on the arm of Olivia Palermo.


In light of recent once a year launches, I really wasn't expecting anything new from Mulberry until early 2012, but the “Carter” newest edition was really a masterpiece! I should say, there is something about it so sophisticated and luxe looking.

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Kate Bosworth & Kirsten Dunst with their Carter handbags

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Camilla Belle with her little black Mulberry Mini Carter bag - the finishing touch to her casual look. Tres belle!

The Carter handbag has already been spotted on the arms of not one, not two, not even three stylish celebrities, but four. Actresses Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth and Emma Watson have all got theirs, as has model Lily Donaldson who wore hers to Glastonbury earlier this year.


The Carter comes in either suede, croc, or snake-embossed leather.


Comes in three different size, roomy and characterised by its modern twist on a vintage style.


Birds Nest Croc Nappa Leather (Dimensions: 23 H x 33 W x 12 D cm)

The new cult Mulberry bag? Yep, I think so. The bags in the new collection come in either croc nappa or snake embossed printed leather in taupe, midnight blue or black, or fox brown suede. All feature woven leather and chain handle straps and shimmering gold clasps on the front.


Lily Donaldson who wore her mini Carter camera bag to Glastonbury

Ooo not to forget, there’s the mini Carter Camera bag that features a longer chain strap and can be worn cross-body, the medium-sized Carter and a larger double handle style that’s roomy enough for all your daily essentials.

Grazia TV: Introducing Mulberry Carter

Now you can own one too, as the Carter collection has just hit Mulberry stores. If you need us to be your Personal Shopper, contact us for more info at

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bohemian Chic

I was totally over the moon when I received the unexpected link directed to me yesterday and this entry is another special review moment that I’m going to share with you folks!

Our lovely reader/client shared her experience purchasing her bohemian chic dress with us. What makes it special? After communicating with her through various emails, we were sort of reconnected again, when we found out we were from the same uni ancient times ago Winking smile. What a small world! :)

“…So I bought Bohemian Chic Dress, UK size 10. Sekejap jer, dah dapat parcel from DD. SERVICE TIPTOP! I LOIKEEE...Actually itu percubaan pertama beli online. The price is reasonable, Alhamdulillah, sangat puas hati!!! Carol is very very very helpful. NEXT, my long dress from Diva Darling, will be ready in 4 to 5 weeks time! Seriously can't wait to have it soon!!!”


She looks lovely with this chic bohemian dress.

Bohemian dress

You can pair it with your jeans or leggings plus matching hijab & long sleeves inner for more modest style. We adore the detailing of the neck and the embroidery, really chic!

We love the way she combined this effortlessly cool bohemian look. This look is easy to put together, stylish and most of all comfortable. Whether you’re running errands, going to work, or grabbing lunch, this casual style is a great go-to for when you’re not in the mood for constricting clothing.

We really appreciate your kind thoughts dear, and thank you so much! If you have any queries for this bohemian chic dress, please drop us an email at


Sunday, July 24, 2011

And The Winners Are…


WHEW! What a month! It's hard to believe that July is almost a mere memory. Thank you so much to all our readers who played along and left such nice comments on our giveaway posts. We really, really appreciate your kind words.

It was really fun for us to host this giveaway. It's a great way to start our week by giving away a prize to a lucky winner! And speaking of winner...I'll bet you are wondering if you were the winner of our giveaway.


Love all of them! I know you will too ;)

Congratulations to all the winners …

1. Winner of Victoria Secret Charm Body Mist

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2. Winner of Victoria Secret Romantic Wish Body Mist

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3. Winner of Victoria Secret Luscious Kisses Body Mist

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For all the rest of our lovely readers who didn't win this time, thank you so much for participating, and we hope you'll try again next time we have more giveaways, so please stay tuned!

To all winners, just shoot us an email within 48 hours at with your mailing address and we'll get your package right out to you! Thanks again, everyone. You guys really are the best, more to come soon.

Smile, love and happiness from Diva Darling xx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Bling In You


Are you looking to compliment the bling on your left ring finger with a little bling in your wedding dress? Look no further, if you like sparkly things, we have compiled various designer wedding dresses to compliment your ring bling.

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Jenny Packham ‘Garbo’ – love the beautiful embellishments.

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Laura Medni ‘Firdaws’ collection


I love Jenny Packham’s Eden dress, simply divine!


Close up of Eden’s embroidery and blings

I was inspired to write this entry after helping out one of my lovely client, a bride-to-be, she loves sparkly and shiny things. She has an excellent taste of fashion and I love her audacity trying new things. Getting to know her is like having this inner bling and I can’t wait to show you folks, the finishing of her wedding dress (soon!).


Jenny Packham sparkly collection


Jenny Packham ‘Elizabeth’ wedding dress. Designed for Elizabeth Hurley, this beautifully jewelled silk chiffon empire gown combines romantic, sexy and show-stopping in equal measure.

Ok, I have chosen these blingful wedding dresses that are worth every single penny spent. If you are thinking of passing this dress down to your daughter or maybe selling it, consider the ‘resell-ability’ of the dress and try to stick with classic and traditional designs.

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My personal favourite – Reem Acra’s collection worn by Olivia Wilde


Look at that jewel-encrusted cap sleeves, so beautiful!

I guess you can say, I am more of a simple and classic kind of girl (my style icon growing up was Audrey Hepburn!), but I love the subtle bling on certain things - a dress and shoes. One of my personal favourites, Reem Acra collection worn by Olivia Wilde in delicate pearl grey satin & chiffon dress with jewel-encrusted cap sleeves, such an ethereal beauty.


The "Rumpelstiltskin" dress above is soft and ethereal and that sash could be your subtle bit of blue for the day.

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Sophia Tolli ‘Vaughn” - the gracefully draped low back perfectly balanced by the flowing skirt which is finished off with delicate hand-beaded and embroidered appliqués at the top of each godet, front and back neckline.

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I like this vintage look with a subtle touch of bling!


Put a bit of bling on your dress and shoes (Photo credits to

Don’t be afraid to put more blings or just a little, they have the power to give life to a lifeless outfit too. In special occasions everybody wants to shine and beaded dress is the perfect way to stand out amongst all. Adorn yourself with the ostentatious beaded wedding dress, with attractive design and styles. You will set the tone for the rest of the night with your swish look.


Finally, Olivia Wilde Marchesa dress…most wanted sparkly and bling dress & it's for our lovely bride-to-be this month, stay tune with us!

You can get embroidery or beaded dresses in various contours like long-length dresses, snazzy short dresses, strapless, halter, one shoulder and many more. They come for various body shapes including plus size women too. Due to its versatile nature, they are admired everywhere.