Summer Wedding Extravaganza; The dream dress

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; The dream dress

I may only be 17 but I cannot wait for the day that I get married! I have always dreamed of having the perfect wedding; so much that I plan on having 2 and wearing 6 dresses. I know it sounds ridiculous but being the fashionista I am I need a dress for each stage of my wedding; one for the ceremony, reception and after party. Secondly the reason for me wanting 2 weddings is because I want all of my loved ones to see me get married meaning that I need to have a wedding here in the UK and one in Africa, that way everyone I love gets to share the happiest day of my life with me and I get to do it twice!  I envision it to be one of the happiest moments of my life and a part of my life that I will cherish for a lifetime.

The most important thing for me and all most every woman out there who dreams of getting married has to be the dress- we all want the perfect dress or in my case dresses. And for some of us money will not be an object when it comes to purchasing that dress. Although it’s not quiet the same process, what I found last year when trying on prom dresses is that our minds can change on what we perceive to be our ‘dream’ dress and that at times we end up picking a design that had never even crossed our minds. I guess what I’m trying to say is that visit as many stores as you possibly can, try on every style you can to get as much variation as possible – don’t just go on pictures because your ideal dress may not be what you expected. I remember last year before even visiting the first prom dress shop, I had already picked out my dress but when I got there it wasn’t the perfect fit I had pictured in my head, so DO NOT rule anything out – every dress is a possible candidate, but more importantly don’t stress, have fun with it and in time you’ll find the right dress for you!

If you really want to make your special day even more special I would recommend getting your dress custom made that way you know that no one else will have worn the same dress as you making your wedding day that little bit more unique! But if you don’t know where you would even start with the design process or you’re just simply a lazy bride here are some of my favourite couture gowns from my top 10 favourite bridal designers to help you in your search for your dream dress;


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Zuhair Murad

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Monique Lhuillier

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Oscar De La Renta

Embroidered Tulle Luvi GownPoppy Embroidered Silk-Faille Gown

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Elie Saab

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Vera Wang

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Alex Perry

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Viktor and Rolf

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Georges Hobeika

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Mira Zwillinger


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Best Dressed; 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Best Dressed; 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Last week was the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards and this year wasn’t you’re average Golden Globes but it was a movement, Women and men wore black in support of the Me Too movement and Time’s Up initiative to fight sexual misconduct and gender inequality in the workplace. 

As a young woman growing up in today’s world I find it hard to believe that there is still gender inequality within the workplace, it’s 2018 for goodness sake. No one is born more superior than the other, we are all equal, yet society teaches us that there is a hierarchy and men are at the top of this. Women have always had to fight for their rights, we had to fight for our right to vote and until recently women were only seen to be homemakers, we had to prove ourselves and we have to work a hundred times harder than men in order to gain high ranking roles yet when we do obtain those roles we’re still paid less. Why do men get paid more to do the same job? Why are women disregard for promotions? Why is this still occurring? Who decided this? What more needs to be done for there to be gender equality within the workplace? 

As well as fighting for gender equality the night was also dedicated to fighting against sexual misconduct in the work place. Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, handed to her by Reese Witherspoon, one of the leaders of Time’s Up Oprah delivered an empowering and emotional speech.“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up.” 

A lot of women are scared to speak out against sexual harassment within the workplace over fear that they may not be believed or that they may lose their jobs. A good example of this is Harvey Weinstein, a well known director in Hollywood who took advantage of his position and convinced women into committing sexual acts with him by telling them they would potentially lose their jobs and last year more than 50 women made allegations against him and the numbers are still growing. This needs to change and it needs to change now! Why does sexual harassment even occur especially in the workplace, women are not objects and they should be able to do their jobs in peace. 

On the bright side black looks good on EVERYONE and the Golden Globes is evidence of this, people did not come to paly this year! here are my favourite looks;

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES wearing Zuhair Murad.


TRACEE ELLIS ROSS wearing Marc Jacobs


DAKOTA JOHNSON wearing Gucci.


MARY J. BLIGE wearing Alberta Ferretti.


EMILIA CLARKE wearing Miu Miu.


EVA LONGORIA wearing Genny


REESE WITHERSPOON wearing Zac Posen.


NICOLE KIDMAN wearing Givenchy Couture


ALISON BRIE wearing Vassilis Zoulias


KERRY WASHINGTON wearing Prabal Gurung.


HELEN MIRREN wearing Zuhair Murad.


ALICIA VIKANDER wearing Louis Vuitton.


ZOË KRAVITZ wearing Saint Laurent.


MARIAH CAREY wearing Dolce & Gabbana.


PENELOPE CRUZ wearing Ralph & Russo.


KATE HUDSON wearing Valentino.



The Best of Haute Couture

The Best of Haute Couture

Couture week ended just over a week ago and it still forever remains my favourite version of fashion week! Nothing will ever beat couture week for me, it is the most extravagant and elaborate week of fashion.  Although the average person may never be able to afford couture or even know how and where to wear it, it’s always nice to look at and fantasise about. Right?

Of course Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner ruled the couture week runway this year, the models of the moment, they are the Cindy Crawford’s of this generation and will be remembered for generations as the models of the 2010s and the social media queens of our generation.