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Pearls will never go out of style! They are just divine, and work with every type of dress! The majority of times they are the detailed beading work on a wedding dress.

I’ve put together some images of different types of headpieces with pearl details in different styles one to hopefully suit everyone! From vines of pearls, combs of pearls, headbands of pearls, crowns of pearls and small clips of pearls.

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There is something quite magical about living with the desert on our doorsteps and I love it when this is celebrated.

Maria Sundin created the most beautiful engagement shoot for Swedish couple Ellie & Carl complete with a Moroccan inspired picnic and the indisputable kings of the desert, camels. With some careful styling and elegant details, it is hard not to fall in love with this shoot….

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Today I am handing you over to Katerina of Vanila Wedding Boutique in JLT who is here to tell us all about the trends and brand new dresses from her wonderful experience at the Barcelona Bridal Week…

I’m once again at the main wedding fashion week in Europe, the Barcelona Bridal Week. Trying to piece together everything I have experienced, I would love to point out the main tendencies and trends in bridal fashion that are coming up.

The collections 2017 of the main European brands as Pronovias, Rosa Clara and Jesus Peiro are offering many wedding dresses with big skirts of different cuts. Such puffiness is quite unexpected for European brands and I think it will bring a lot of excitement to the brides of the Middle East. Wedding dresses of this style look very beautiful and regal and I think that the brides who dream of being real princesses at the wedding will definitely fall for this trend. Even though the big skirts arrived with the new 2017 collections, one should notice, that they are still very airy and light: lace and tulle, lace and mikado or pique, not heavily embellished with stones and beads, only elements and maybe a little bit of sequins. But the European feeling still falls for chic in simplicity trend.

Open backs are still on the peak of the bridal fashion, having been introduced 3 years ago, it is revived every year anew with more playful elements. In 2017 collections we see rectangular cut-outs, very low ovals decorated with beads, rhinestones and more open backs are now combined with ball gown skirts and the A-line silhouettes, rather than plain sheath and empire models.

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Most people who live in apartments are familiar with the struggle of trying to make a room look bigger either by removing furniture or constantly re-arranging furniture over the weekend. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well then a mirror or let’s say mirrors are your perfect solution and of course they involve least amount of investment.

I’ve always noticed people opt for the conventional rectangular mirror on the wall facing the dining table but why not instead choose a huge circular mirror or a series of three narrow rectangular mirrors. These help to expand walls, breaks up the reflection and looks more like art than a mirror. Make sure the mirror is clean and always reflects a clear image.

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Last month I had the pleasure of helping organise a Dubai hen do for one of my best friends. As a long time resident, we were really keen to try and find something slightly unexpected for our hen. Thanks to the power of instagram I came across Be Bar in Jumeirah; a blow dry bar that we could exclusively hire out for the afternoon and all get treated to some pampering. The fact that we could exclusive hire Be Bar was truly the cherry on top as it meant that we could play our own music, bring in some snacks and just enjoy finishing getting ready for our evening together without having to quarrel over mirror space.

The ladies at Be Bar treated us all to a wonderful shampoo with head massage and after consulting each of us on our desired look, they worked their blow-dry magic.

They also offer all sorts of extras like manicures/pedicures and can style your hair into an awesome braid or elegant updo.

I would thoroughly recommend Be Bar as part of a Dubai hen do or indeed just for a blow dry experience.

The lovely ladies at Be Bar are offering AED50 off first time clients who mention Lace in the Desert when booking. Valid until August 31st 2016.

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