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Sunday, 17 November 2013

'Style Pearls of Wisdom' - Part 4

This week, our 'Style Pearls of Wisdom' series focuses on a glamorous look, designed to really bring you to the centre of the party.

We have selected a beautiful 1930's style dress in stunning reflective silver, complemented with a Classic Ostrich Feather Shoulder Wrap available from The Vintage Swallow.

A combination that truly epitomises panache and debonair, to add the finishing touches to the already alluring style, the model wears Extravagant Beauty Side TiaraVintage Heiress Earrings and Pearl Heirloom Cuff available from Glitzy Secrets.

Stood atop the bridge, our model portrays a Juliet seeking her Romeo, a romantic vision of pure elegance and sophistication.

As with our previous selections, the cut of the dress is versatile enough to adapt well to the majority of body shapes, and the style will really add sparkle to your occasion. It exudes confidence, and will perfectly recreate the suave glamour of ‘30s High Society, with a contemporary feel to it. 

Once again, Black Pearl Weddings would like to thank 

Make Up Artist - Maisie Palmer

Hair stylist - Emma White

Joint Creative Directors - Kelle Parker & Wioletta Godun

Visit our blog page next week for the next in our 'style pearls of wisdom' series. Below is a preview of what is to come.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

'Style Pearls of Wisdom' (Part 3)

The third instalment of 'Style Pearls of Wisdom', is here at last, and this time we are choosing Ivory for our third selection.

Our gorgeous model this time wears a classic ivory lace dress, with a bold grey flower. Stylistically, the intricately detailed lace is simple, and draws attention perfectly to any accessories worn with it.

Complemented with the divine Extravagant Beauty Side Tiara from Glitzy Secrets , the sublime Art Deco Black Pearl Set, from The Vintage Swallow and completed with delicate ruffled lace gloves.

This graceful ensemble is timeless, showing just understated dress can be coupled up with the ideal jewellery to create a perfectly coordinated outfit and inimitably elegant style.

This cut of the dress is such that it could suit the majority of body types, and the colour can be combined with bold colour, refined jewellery or equally a minimalistic combination.

Our most sincere thanks once again to:

Make Up Artist - Maisie Palmer

Hair stylist - Emma White

Joint Creative Directors - Kelle Parker & Wioletta Godun

Keep following for the next episode in our 'style pearls of wisdom' series. Below is a preview of the next instalment.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Meet The Make -Up Artist Behind 'Style Pearls of Wisdom'.

For our recent styled photo-shoots, shown in our 'Style Pearls of Wisdom' series, we enlisted the services of hugely talented up and coming Make Up Stylist Maisie Palmer. At just 18 years old, she shows incredible prowess and initiative, able to style make up worthy of the most prestigious events or cutting edge fashion. As well as being excited to see where Maisie's career takes her, we are thrilled to have had her on board and will be sure to work together in the future.

Here, Maisie tells us about herself and shares some invaluable advice from a professional perspective.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself ?

I am an 18 year old Make-up Artist from South East London. From the age of 14 I began teaching myself the application of make-up and discovered I had a huge passion for it and decided that this was my future career. I gained an Distinction in Fashion and Photographic make-up at the London College of Beauty Therapy in April and have proceeded to work make-up jobs ever since then.

Please tell us about the make-up you used in the recent 'Style Pearls of Wisdom' shoot?

The make-up style that was chosen for the shoot was based around the glitz and glamour of the 1920's, the make-up I used had to reflect that time period and the make-up women would wear back then. It was all about the smoky dark eyes, dark lips and rouged cheeks (which makes you think of what the girls wore on The only way is Essex)  but in a flattering way.  A quick tip to anyone wishing to recreate the 1920's make-up, start with the eyes first and then the foundation after, it makes it easier to clean up !

What advice would you give a bride on bridal make-up ?

The advice I'd give to a bride to be who is planning her make-up is to think  about what you would be most comfortable wearing on your big day. If you are a natural girl, its best not to go over board with bright red lips or a purple smoky eye ( unless you really want to ) but then again if you are used to being seen with bolder make-up and that is what you're comfortable with, then you  don't  have to feel the need to wear just the bare minimum. Bridal make-up doesn't have to be the standard neutral barely there make-up if you don't want it to , it should make you feel like yourself on your best day !

Do you have any tips on bridal make up that you could share ?

 Useful tips for wedding day make-up is :

* Use products that are long wearing and waterproof as it will be an emotional day and you don't want to look like a panda within a few hours !
* Use products with no SPF in as the SPF can create a white flashback on your wedding photographs, which isn't very flattering, unless you're a ghost !
*Pick a foundation that you know matches your skin colour and tone, if you are doing your own make-up on the day it is best to visit a make-up counter of your choice so they can match you to the correct colour of foundation.
* Practice in advance ! Whether you are booking a make-up artist or doing it alone, it is always best to have a trial of your make-up and test it out by taking some photos. It saves you from any last minute disasters on the day !

Maisie can be contacted on 07794357609 or at email