Grace Loves Lace wedding dress

Gold Coast creator of the world’s “most pinned” wedding dress releases dreamy new collection under $1500

Local Gold Coast brand Grace Loves Lace, the label behind the ‘world’s most-pinned wedding dress’, have just released a dreamy new collection for brides on a budget.

GLL Founder, Megan Ziems says the new ‘Les Deux’ capsule bridal collection was created for the carefree brides who prefer to spend more on entertaining guests and the experience rather than an opulent gown.

“The Les Deux woman wants to wear an effortless dress without the wedding-gown stereotype,” Ms Ziems said.

“It’s for the woman who is looking for the perfect white dress with just a hint of bridal.”

Perla Hadley Grace Loves Lace

Perla (left) & Hadley (right) | PHOTO: Supplied by Grace Loves Lace

The collection, which is handmade in Australia using luxurious European laces and silks, includes four gowns and five two-piece sets, all of which are under AUD $1500.

Piper Saffi Grace Loves Lace

Piper (left) & Saffi (right) | PHOTO: Supplied by Grace Loves Lace

Ms Ziems, who just won the Tom Burns 2017 Women in International Business Award at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, as well as taking out Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Business News Australia awards, says the range focuses on fusing luxury with affordability.

“We’re seeing an upward trend of more casual settings like dinner parties, rooftop drinks or intimate elopements,” Ziems said.

Everly Sloane Grace Loves Lace

Everly (left) & Sloane (right) | PHOTO: Supplied by Grace Loves Lace

“This range focuses on fusing luxury with affordability, is for the kind of bride who breaks the rules, and appreciates quality but won’t sacrifice on comfort.”

For more information and to view the full Grace Loves Lace Les Deux capsule collection, click here.

Eyebrow

Popular eyebrow makeup product recalled over bacterial contamination fears

A popular Benefit eyebrow gel sold at Sephora, Myer and other beauty stores around the country, has been recalled over fears it may be contaminated with bacteria.

The Benefit Gimme Brow brow-volumizing fibre gel (BM57, EC07, EC08, EC09, FM71, SD85, TR28, TT493, TT494, TT495, TT496, TT497, TT498, TT499, TT505, TT508, TT509) has been pulled from sale because it may contain bacterial contamination.

“Recent batches of the product did not meet Benefit Cosmetics’ stringent quality standards. May contain bacterial contamination,” A recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website reads.

“If applied in its normal usage on the brows, the Gimme Brow product doesn’t involve any risk.

“However, if it comes into contact with the eyes, it could lead to eye irritation.”

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The affected product, which has a use by date of 31 October 2019, was sold at Myer, Sephora, Amuse Beauty Studio, adorebeauty.com.au, princesspolly.com and skincarestore.com.au from 1 January to 26 October 2017.

People are being urged to stop using the brow wand and to return it to its original place of purchase for a full refund.

Melbourne Cup Fashion

All the best looks at Melbourne Cup 2017

It might be the race that stops a nation, but the fashion stakes are just as high!

Australia’s most stylish have started to arrive at Flemington for the Melbourne Cup today, with many opting to don bright and bold frocks.

Here is a selection of our favourite looks hitting the track:

What a beautiful soul. Wow. 🦋 @parisjackson

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@Myer- always the best on Cup Day. @lolitta_oficial @demillinery @dolcifirme

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CUP DAY!! Um, a tad windy! I tried to keep it together! @myer ☺️😂 (Outfit tagged- thank you!!)

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Cup Day colour from @myer. @toni_maticevski top @cueclothingco pants @millineryjill hat #sun7 #melbcupcarnival #7racing

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Dani: How do you want your makeup? Me: Do whatever you want (standard answer😂) @cosmetiquemakeup 🙌🏻🐴🙌🏻🐴🙌🏻🐴🙌🏻🐴

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Kmart launches budget fashion line with prices starting at just $2.75

Getting a fashion fix doesn’t get any cheaper than this!

Kmart has unveiled its latest clothing range for men, women and children, with prices starting as low as $2.75!

Nine News reports the new range includes children’s t-shirts which start at less than $3, sneakers for $17, women’s jeans starting at $7 and men’s shorts for $5.

The new range was launched in Sydney on Tuesday with a fashion show at the Grounds of Alexandria.

The new clothing range will be available in-store and online from October 26.

Cull or Keep Marina Mirage

Cull or Keep? The wardrobe dilemma every fashionista faces in Spring

If you are anything like me, spring cleaning your wardrobe is the HARDEST. THING. EVER!

‘Do I throw out that pair of bright pink floral pants my boyfriend hates? Well I have only worn them once….. but florals are so on trend this season?’

‘That blush and blue fringed dress has been sitting unworn for more than 3 years, so maybe I should toss it? But I bought it when I was living in London and someone will surely throw a 1920s bash and I’ll need it?’

This is the internal dialogue battle I face every single spring when I open my severely jam-packed wardrobe to do a clean out. In the end, I pretty much keep everything, much to the dismay of my on-the-verge-of-breaking wardrobe rails.

This year, I decided enough was enough and enlisted the help of the experts to do the culling for me.

On Thursday, I headed to Marina Mirage to take part in a live fashion event called Cull or Keep. Stylist Elizabeth McMahon, alongside Marina Mirage fashion designers Helen Grant and Anthony Leigh-Dower, looked over five garments from my wardrobe before sharing advice on whether I should, you guessed it, cull or keep it!

Let’s just say – they did not hold back!

First up the trio analysed the outfit I was wearing – a LBJ (Little Black Jumpsuit) from Zara – which luckily got the tick of approval. They provided some advice on how to dress it up for a night out, handing me a sheer black jacket to pop on over the top.

Cull or Keep Marina Mirage

PHOTO: Supplied by Marina Mirage

But then, things got interesting!

A gorgeous watermelon lace frock that I thought would be a winner was given the flick by Helen! I was devastated, but she proceeded to tell me that while lace is in this season, the length and the cut of the dress was not on trend. Bye, Bye Dress.

Cull or Keep Marina Mirage

PHOTO: Supplied by Marina Mirage

The bright pink floral pants that my boyfriend hates were surprisingly a huge hit, with all three judges telling me to keep them! I must have looked shocked at that decision, and so, was given some advice on how I could style them for a variety of occasions which I am definitely going to try.

My blush and blue flapper dress left the trio divided, with one telling me to cull and the others telling me to keep! Helen suggested teaming it with leather leggings and a jacket for a cool night time look.

Cull or Keep Marina Mirage

PHOTO: Supplied by Marina Mirage

The remaining two items – a playsuit and a ruffled skirt – were both given the tick of approval by the judges.

While only one of my items was culled at the event itself, Elizabeth, Helen and Anthony gave me some great advice on what items I should ditch from my wardrobe this season.

And so, this long weekend, it’s time to clean out my wardrobe with the help of my new found knowledge. Wish me luck!