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Old Hollywood Glamour and Exquisite Embellishment from Johanna Johnson

Coming across this stunning Vintage Inspired Noosa Wedding ……

Johanna Johnson The Susannah

……on the fabulous Polka Dot Bride  reminded me about the Johanna Johnson post I promised in my Sneak Peak last month! But first I have to share these stunning snaps…….

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Sunday Style Icon: Billie Dove

OK, so many may have never heard of the subject of my Sunday Style Icon today, however believe me when I say she is a style icon – anyone in love with the 1920s, Silent Movies or Marcel Waves, as I am, will love her (and as I used to share her surname, she will forever be a favourite of mine)

Billie Dove 1920s Marcel Waves & Pin Curls Hair

Dubbed The American Beauty, the title of one of her films, Billie Dove was renowned for her physical perfection that made her a world-wide symbol of glamour and romance in the silent era. Her sensitive mouth and large, expressive hazel eyes communicated emotion with an electricity that made her one of the most popular silent film actresses of the 1920s and 1930s. Her complexion so flawless that she was a natural choice for some of the earliest films in Technicolor.

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Finger & Marcel Waves – Stylish Hair of a Bygone Era

 I have long loved the glamorous hair styles of the past – starting with the loose pin curls of the 1940s, who could not love the luscious locks of stars such as Rita Hayworth! But my all time favourite is the Finger Wave and Marcel Wave, so hugely popular in the 20s and 30s.

Bridal Finger Wave Hair Style

Loose Marcel Waves

So sleek and gorgeous! The wave was developed, as a way of softening the hard appearance of the fashionable bob of the flapper period. Finger Waves and Marcel Waves look very similar, with the only real difference being the way in which they are achieved.

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Beautiful Vintage Jewellery – ‘Vintage Bella Bride’

I love vintage jewellery and always have done – my poor Nan, bless her, was forever finding her jewellery box raided and me looking like…..

(Image source Dazzling Divas)

Nothing can complete a bridal look like a bit of glitz and sparkle! And it is amazing how much more impressive and affecting vintage jewellery is – knowing the pieces have history, have a story of their own, have been worn and loved by others from another era, there is nothing like it. My lovely husband bought me two pieces for our special day – a gorgeous bracelet and the most divine earrings, that just made me feel SO glamorous!

But as vintage has become increasingly fashionable genuine, good quality and reasonably priced jewellery has become equally increasingly hard to find! Well, after discovering the fab Dear Emma Stationery shop on Etsy, with its fantastic range of vintage wedding stationery, I recently paid a visit to their sister jewellery store Vintage Bella Bride – and I was not disappointed, it is an Aladdin’s Cave of loveliness!

I love this art deco Pave and Baguette Rhinestone Bracelet – you can just see that it will wrap around your wrist so luxuriantly.

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The Juliet Cap Veil Revival

After my post regarding the flawlessly chic, vintage wedding of Kate Moss and her absolutely stunning veil, I had a mini Juliet cap veil infatuation!

As a bride I chose not to have a veil – now I wonder why?! (although I still adore my deco inspired asymmetric hairband! ) The incredible Vera Wang says “The wedding veil is at once sacred and seductive and I couldn’t agree more – especially some of the glorious veils I came across, they would simply be the crowning accessory for any vintage inspired bride!

Today, the Juliet Cap Veil is associated with the 1920’s and 30’s and images of Brides with huge oversized bouquets, wearing gorgeous silk bias cut wedding dresses but it was originally fashioned in the 16th Century! The name actually stems from that most romantic Shakespeare play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – original drawings of Juliet depicted her wearing a cap that fit neatly to the top of her head.

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Designer Jenny Packham – Queen of Deco

I think it only right that the first designer I feature on my blog should be the designer I chose for my own wedding!

Jenny Packham is the award-winning British designer (International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year in 2007 and British Bridal Dress Designer in 2008) now world-renowned for her stunning, vintage inspired bridal dresses – she is the designer any bride wishing to recreate the glamour of a bygone era turns to, and its easy to see why…..

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Monet

So evocative of the glamorous 1930s, I love the decadence of her designs, the opulence of the fabrics and the exquisitely lavish embellishments. The silhouettes she creates are fabulously fluid, her dresses are unstructured, yet cut in such a way that they fit and flatter.

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Exquisite Vintage Headwear – ‘Twigs & Honey’

I love, love, love vintage headwear – if I could style myself vintage every day, I would have a different piece of headwear for every day of the year! And in my constant search for vintage headwear I always return to one exquisite brand in particular – Twigs & Honey, for their fabulously romantic and whimsical designs……

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Flawless Vintage Chic

It’s typical that whilst planning my wedding blog and getting it up and running there have been no end of gorgeous celebrity (and royal!) weddings. The most recent and, in my opinion most vintage wow, was Kate Moss’s beautiful bohemian wedding to Jamie Hince, in a quiet village in the English Cotswalds.

Whilst I have not always been the biggest fan of Kate Moss’s style, on her wedding day I can do nothing but admit that her style was flawless vintage chic and I absolutely adored it

From the stunning sheer, bias cut, art deco inspired, John Galliano gown – which has the most incredible peacock feather embellishment of gold beading…..

To the exquisite matching Juliet cap veil…..

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