Today’s Chic Vintage Bride was a style icon too, with her wedding dress forever considered one of the most iconic of all time…… Princess Margaret Rose, the youngest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, married Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 1960. It was the first televised Royal Wedding watched by over 300 [...]
On 15 December 1960, today’s Chic Vintage Bride married a king!….. Fabiola of Aragon married King Baudouin of Belgium in the church of our Lady of Laeken, Brussels – a most beautiful gothic church…. The bride wore the most exquisite Art Deco tiara, a gift of the Belgian state upon the marriage of Léopold III, to her husband’s mother, [...]
Nancy Kwan was a beautiful Hollywood actress and sex symbol of the 1960s, as well as a style icon and very much a Chic Vintage Bride…… Nancy is known for her role in ‘The World of Suzy Wong’ and that Vidal Sassoon geometric bob (it was ‘The Rachel’ of the 1960s!). She married Austrian Ski [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride epitomised the 1960s with her gamine beauty and mod fashion…… (Image Source Mears) 21 year old Mia Farrow married Frank Sinatra in 1966 wearing the most chic and neat skirt suit, with a double breasted box jacket it was the antithesis of the full skirts of the 1950s. (Image Source Vogue) [...]
Oh wow, I can’t quite believe it…. it hardly seems possible…. but today Chic Vintage Brides celebrates its first birthday (Image Source) A whole 12 months old…. so much has happened since its quiet little launch last year that it quite boggles my mind! I can not wait to see what happens over the next [...]
This week I have another royal Chic Vintage Bride. In fact she is the niece of last week’s Chic Vintage Bride – Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, the daughter of Princess Marina (who’s wedding will shortly be gracing these pages), the grand-daughter of Princess Mary of Teck and King George the V and cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride was married in April of 1965, but wearing a long sleeved dress and a beautiful hood, her attire would have been perfect for a Winter Wedding (did you see the Berry Beautiful post yesterday?)…..
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride was a style icon of the 1960s, a star of the big screen and a bond girl! Britt Ekland’s fame however was found almost over night when she married English comedian Peter Sellers in 1964…..
Valentines Day (already – I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying!) I have high hopes for lots of happy couple and engagements today Of course every Valentines Inspiration board has to include a nice bright Scarlet. I went for a light turquoise and a soft fuschia to go with mine – maybe slightly controversially [...]
There is nothing I don’t love about Marina & Andy’s 1950s inspired nuptials – the bride’s long sleeved and tea length dress, the hand made brooch bouquets, the multi coloured bridesmaids dresses with fur coats, the huge sign of love at the reception and the fabulous photographs from NZ based photographic heroes Bayly & Moore….. the whole shebang is [...]
I first spotted this decidedly funky retro wedding on Ruffled, and following my You Are My Sunshine post last week, featuring some fabulous tea length wedding dresses, I didn’t hesitate in asking the incredibly talented photographer Stewart from S Leishman, if he would kindly allow me to share his gorgeous images on CVB, and well, here they [...]
There are no words to adequately introduce todays Style Icon, so I think I will let the photos do the talking…… Socialite, Wife, Mother, First Lady and a successful Editor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, above all of these, is remembered for her style, elegance, and grace.
Following my Cranberry Christmas post, I wanted to create a more southern-hemisphere seasonal inspiration board, for brides-to-be planning a Summer wedding. Inspired by the Hawkes Bay sun (which admittedly of late seems to have taken a holiday of its own!) I am loving this vintage yellow…… Bow Clutch – Etsy, Flower Necklace – Etsy, Platform Mary Jane Shoes via Pinterest, [...]
I have always thought sleeves on a wedding dress give a blushing bride a demure air of elegance, creating a sleek silhouette and immediately evoking reflections of a more graceful and refined time. After so many years of strapless bodiced bridal gowns, I do believe it is time for a sleeve revival! The beautiful Toile Francais from [...]
Whilst wandering the wide world of the web last week, I found some simply stunning images of Elizabeth Taylor (some of which I couldn’t resist sharing on the CVB boards on Pinterest) and they reminded me just how beautiful this lady truly was…… Elizabeth Taylor should be seen in colour! In fact I would go [...]
If a vintage wedding dress, like the fabulous frocks I featured in Exquisite Vintage Bridal Gowns from The Frock, isn’t for you but you still want a vintage inspired wedding or theme, then despair not! Many of the oh so talented designers of today have been drawing inspiration from eras gone by for their recent collections and 2012 is no exception. Jenny [...]
In my sneak peek of posts to come I teased you with the promise of showing where you can find the most fabulous Vintage Wedding Dresses and today I am finally getting round to keeping that promise! I have been so keen to share The Frock with you, but I confess to having been sidetracked by research [...]
Following my blissful afternoon of Audrey the other weekend and my subsequent Style Icon post I began to muse on how a bride might channel the great Miss Hepburn and infuse their big day with some Breakfast at Tiffany’s style….. and after a few hours surfing the wide world of the web I pieced together a couple [...]
A blissful Sunday afternoon lost in epic Audrey - I am talking Hepburn, of course! (Funny Face followed by Breakfast at Tiffany’s) gave me an exciting new idea for my blog, ‘Sunday Style Icons’! Style Icon is a term brandished far too liberally for my liking, to describe the current crop of fashionistas, who in 50 years [...]