July 25th, 2011

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New Bouquet Shapes

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Unkempt bunches of gorgeous blooms are the new bouquet style of the season.

We’re currently engaged in a love affair with loose, lovely florals. Wild blooms haphazardly gathered, tucked and tied are the epitome of a romantic bouquet. Designer Michael McKim from Toronto’s Parterre Flowers believes this trend is a result of brides-to-be wanted something fresh and unfussy. “I’ve seen a shift from Princess-Diana inspired cascading arrangements to smaller and looser bunches,” McKim explains. So how do you achieve this style without losing the elegance? McKim suggests picking a colour with varying shades of the same hue to accentuate the texture and selecting seasonal flowers. “If your bouquet looks like it may have been freshly picked from the garden, it will have a gorgeous and natural look.”

Diamonds 101: The Four Cs and More

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Photo courtesy Birks.

You’ve already heard diamonds are a girl’s best friend (thanks, Marilyn!), but what else do you need to know about these precious stones? Here’s our easy-to-understand guide to diamonds, including the four C’s (cut, colour, clarity and carat), shape and origin: Read the rest of this entry »

Inside Kim Kardashian’s Bachelorette Party


Of course glitzy, glammy Las Vegas was the setting for Ms. Kardashian to celebrate the last of her single days. Her sisters, mother Kris and 20 guests partied it up in style at the celebrity chic Tao nightclub at The Venetian on Saturday night. Kim is just like every other regular girl on the verge of wedded bliss and wanted to have one last single girls night out with her nearest and dearest. The difference is that the budget for this stagette was probably more in the hundreds of thousands than the hundreds as it is for us non-Hollywood ladies, and of course it was all filmed for her show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Read the rest of this entry »


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