Thursday 19 September 2013

Bronzed Hepburn Inspiration

Hi All,

To anyone who has attended a Cape Malay wedding before, you would know that it is all about the food, decor and outfits. Whilst we do not have as much gem-encrusted saris, or gorgeous colourful silk outfits like the traditional Indian weddings, it is a tradition all its own.

Two weekends ago we attended a family wedding; the decor was all white and gold organza, with crystal chandelier type candle holders as centrepieces. It was really a gilded affair, with oversized martini glasses, mini cheesecakes and red velvet cupcakes in a beautifully decked entrance hall. We were served cocktails in the foyer before being called in to dinner, where the decor looked positively grand.

I love weddings, just the promise and hope that such an event brings out in one is so uplifting. The speeches are inspiring, and brings back memories of your own wedding day. The moment bride walks in is so ethereal and I believe that every single bride looks radiant on their special day (making me want to re-live mine all over again!) It was after all one of the happiest days of my life :-D

Since Cape Town had decided to cancel Spring, it was still extremely cold. It is alway such a challenge to dress up in freezing temperatures, especially if you're unsure if the venue has heating! My look for the day was elegant and classic, inspired by my timeless style icon, Audrey Hepburn. I dug out another unworn dress in my closet, a bronze piece which seemed just right for the chilly day. For some extra cover up, I accompanied it with a faux fur stole and tights.

One of my style icons

My outfit:

Dress by Queenspark (old)
Fur stole by Long Street (old)
Falke tights
Guess heels
Pearl necklace old
Honey earrings, bracelet and ring
Clutch by Vickson on Style36
Scarf from Indian Trade Fair
Lip colour by Dior

Ciao for now,