Designer Vintage Wedding Show – an update

The hottest date in the wedding calendar is just a few weeks away, but there is some very important information that fashion-mommy has been asked to share with all those brides-to-be out there.


The event, which takes place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June has moved to the newly refurbished Warwickshire County Cricket Club at Edgbaston after literally outgrowing the previous venue.  And to celebrate the new venue, there is a special offer to buy your tickets to the show for just £6 each, until 6pm tonight,  Friday (30 September).

This should be a fabulous venue as there is nothing so British as cricket, so come and enjoy a typically British afternoon tea and your chance to meet the very best, handpicked bridal talent.

See you there!


Why don’t you have a fabulous July?

Apologies for this being a few days late, but there have been so many fashionable happenings already in just four days of July,  I haven’t found a minute to inform you of all the great events, books, shows and music coming up in July. But, never fear, better late than never, a style guide for July.

  • Get your tickets for the most stylish festival of them all. Vintage by Hemingway is moving to London’s South Bank and promises to bring music, fashion and retro happenings. (29th – 31st July)
  • Enjoy Malibutique in Birmingham on July 7th – get mini makeovers, manicures, style advice and spray tans courtesy of Malibu. Find more info on their Facebook  page. Treatments are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Go and see the dress that has spawned a thousand copies. Kate’s wedding dress goes on  display at Buckingham Palace this month. (From 23rd July). In the meantime you can enjoy Kate wardrobe watching during her tour of Canada, and get set for another Royal wedding as  Zara and Mike tie the knot on the 30th July.
  • Clear out the clutter. Oxfam desperately need your donations after it lost thousands of tonnes of clothing in a massive warehouse fire. Do a good dead and sort out all  the things you no longer want, wear or that doesn’t fit. Then you have the perfect excuse to hit the sales!
  • Go and see the laugh out film of the year – Bridesmaids. Take a trip to the Electric Cinema in Brum and enjoy their scrumptious cupcakes too.
  • Support retail independence day on July 4th by visiting a local independent shop.  The Celebration of the Independents fashion show takes place in  Birmingham on 7th July and will feature independent retailers such as Disordered and Sonique, as well as hair by the fantastic Benjamin Ryan salon.
  • Bourjois make-up are holding  a special beauty night on 14th July in collaboration with Boots and Grazia. There will be nibbles, drinks and goodie bags for first 50 guests through the door. 10 stores only, check their website for details.
  • If you’re a fan of Italian style – you’ll love ‘Masters of Style – celebrating the stories  behind Italian fashion’. Featuring Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Ferragamo amongst others, this photographic exhibition is taking place at Somerset House this month. (1st July to Aug 14th)
  • Get a book  about a style icon. I suggest Elizabeth Taylor – Queen of the Silver Screen by Ian Lloyd. Full of never before seen photos. (Published July 1st Andre Deutsch).

Pippa Middleton- Focus on the style of the Chief Bridesmaid.

Whilst all eyes will be on Kate Middleton on the 29th April, life will never be the same again for the chief bridesmaid. Pippa Middleton is Kate’s only sister, and is favourite to become Kate’s chief lady in waiting after the big day. Younger than Kate, but possessing the same dark good looks, glossy mane of hair and impeccable dress sense, Kate’s sister is said to be pretty, witty and sparkling.

Like Kate, Pippa favours neat dresses just above knee-length, and has a great line in fascinators. She has that glossy, groomed look and is always immaculately turned out. If Kate Middleton could become the new Jackie O, then the equally stylish Pippa could be the new Lee Radziwill.  Here are some of my favourite looks from the women on the verge of hitting the media spotlight.