Friday, January 29, 2010

A Weekend of Lovelies

Photo Credits: Jose Villa

Before I bid you adieu for the weekend, I've left behind some lovely weekend reading material and inspiration for you all to enjoy! Happy Weekend!

The most perfect French inspired birthday party by Kate Landers Events.

Divine and FREE stationary elements designed by the lovely Katie of Chelle Paperie.

How adorable are these DIY Valentine's Goodie Bags by Twig & Thistle?

I am just drooling over these unique invitations for the wedding of the ever so talented photographer Jessica Claire.

Vintage silhouette Valentine's Day cards evoke the classic romance of a bygone era.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Imagine this...

In a perfect world, I envision myself living quaintly amongst the hills of the French countryside safely tucked away within a French château. Honestly. And nestled within my lovely château I would have a collection of the most exquisite décor from the likes of charming boutiques and vintage shops. A balanced blend of majestic and regal furniture, everything from cottage chic to über couture and lovely accessories infused with charming modern touches and elegance throughout. A place to indulge in one's fancies and to compose one's soul. A girl can dream, can't she?

I have been enamored with the glamorous designs of Layla Grayce since I long discovered their elegant reproductions of heirloom pieces fit for the Highness in all of us. Vintage and French chic décor just seems to elicit that perfect touch of opulence and romance in my little whimsical world . A magnificent home that combines urban and industrial with provincial and girlie is my cup of tea.

I am absolutely smitten with this picture perfect boutique bedroom and I'm longing for the day to come when I can make it my very own romantic hideaway. The rustic setting pairs perfectly with the soft and delicate accessories and I can not help but adore the oh-so charming white linens. Maybe I'm drawn to them for the vision of purity they elicit, or may it be for their complete impracticality. Either way, aren't they lovely?

And while we're dreaming...

Photo Credits: Kiss the Groom, Layla Grayce, The City Sage, House Beautiful, Romantic Homes, Easy Living, We Heart It, Brabourne Farm, Country Living, Amy Neunsinger Photography

What a wonderful world.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Divine Designs: Twigs & Honey

The lovely and ever so talented Myra of Twigs & Honey emulates perfection at it's finest. Every little thing she does is magic. Literally. Her soft, delicate, and intricate couture designs take pretty little accessories to a whole new level. Her girly creations, which range from a color palette of pretty pinks and blush tones to creamy whites and soft yellow hues, are every bit whimsical and romantic. Like an ode to the days of Marie Antoinette, Myra's latest pieces are pristinely French and classically chic. The perfect finishing touch for a glamorous boudoir photo shoot. And I am secretly dying to take my very own.

Photo Credits: Twigs & Honey

From lovely headbands to pretty hats and chic masquerade masks, there seems to be no limit to Myra's unique talent and unmistakable originality. She has painstakingly hand-dyed, cut, painted and sewn every single petal of each flower for creations that are quite simply above and beyond magnificent. In my books, she's absolutely remarkable.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Sew Cute: Pink Baby Shower Invites

Today I stumbled upon that perfect bit of inspiration encouraging me to learn how to get my stitch on. These charming and lovely pink invitations were laid out in InDesign and then created using an inkjet printer, a sewing machine, Japanese paper charms, and little scraps of tulle, tissue and cupcake liners. Adorable, are they not? Perfect for a baby shower welcoming a baby girl!

Photo Credits: Raya Photography

Sew cute!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Show

If you are still swooning over all the fabulousness of The Wedding Party, fear not. I have a ton more eye candy for you. Bar none, the highlight of The Wedding Party was the Kleinfeld bridal fashion show. Absolutely amazing! For most of you who are familiar with TLC's Say Yes to the Dress know quite frankly that the bridal house Kleinfeld in New York City is simply divine. Magnificently divine in fact. A Manhattan boutique filled with the largest collection of couture bridal gowns and exquisite design exclusives. And today we have an exclusive scoop on all the pretty inspiration that went into the making of the fantastic Kleinfeld bridal fashion show at The Wedding Party. Captured by Mel Barlow, Allan Zepeda and Carlos Varela these pictures define the essence of such a dreamy day that I am still gushing about.

The Mediterranean Ballroom at The Breakers was the perfect stage for the glamorous occasion.

This chic bridal show is my definition of love at first sight. A balanced combination of soft, delicate, flirty, and romantic designs that pair so perfectly amongst one insanely gorgeous setting. Simply breathtaking.

And if you just can't get enough of all this couture glamour, check out our snippet video below for a taste of all the fabulousness just oozing from this divine fashion show. Love, love, love!

Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Show from Jacquelyn Chiovari on Vimeo.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Helping Haiti

Photo Credits: The Design Girl
With so many real issues upon us today I encourage you all to give whatever you may be capable of giving in light of the recent earthquake that has devastated the country of Haiti. United together we can all make a difference. Please help the people of Haiti.