Monday, May 14, 2012
Himself and I did our first proper joint wedding-y thing yesterday: we took ourselves off to The Vintage Wedding Fair at Chiswick Town Hall. It was a pretty small affair, with about 40 suppliers spread across a couple of rooms, but it was a suitably gentle introduction to the world of wedding shows for a reluctant bride.
Although I hadn't intended to fit on any frocks (and was therefore wearing entirely unsuitable underwear for the makeshift communal changing room that was shared between all the vendors), I did try 3 dresses from Luella's Boudoir in Wimbledon while we were there. They were all around the £3,000 mark, which I didn't realise before I fitted them on, and if I hadn't been so shocked at their price tags I would have laughed in the assistant's earnest face.
I didn't feel like I was having anything close to a THREE GRAND dress experience in a communal changing room with 6 or 7 other birds in their knickers with a mirror and a half between us; the last time I was in a communal changing situation like that was about 16 years ago in super cheap 'n' tacky No Name on Dublin's Henry Street (and even it had loads of mirrors.)
Anyway, I think all the wedding stuff and lace and vintage palettes that we were surrounded by yesterday inspired today's manicure: the classic China Glaze shade For Audrey embellished with hand-drawn white lace detail.
I think it turned out really nicely - what do you reckon?
Orly Bonder base coat
China Glaze For Audrey
White nail art pen
Seche Viche top coat