Shoes — Every woman’s weakness

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if there’s one thing women have in common, it’s a weakness for shoes. One can never have too many pairs of shoes. A pair of shoes can make or break an outfit. So here are 5 essentials that every woman should have in her shoe boudoir. All shoes are by Aruna Seth and are now available exclusively at The Prelude Bridal. Book your appointment now to try on a pair of Aruna Seth Shoes which are specially designed to provide glamorous comfort. No longer will brides have to grimace in pain or hobble about after wearing these shoes during her wedding day and will probably even last through the after party!

1. The Wedding Shoe
It is no secret that brides often have difficulty finding a pair of wedding shoes. Three important tips when it comes to buying your wedding shoe — comfort, color and continuity.

Bear in mind that you are going to literally live in these shoes for a whole day. So be sure that you are comfortable in your shoes before purchasing them. Think also about your venue. This pair of Farfalla butterfly white satin platforms, most recently worn by Nikki Reed of The Twilight Saga fame at her wedding, is perfect for an elegant formal wedding.

But if it’s a beach or garden wedding, opt for wedges instead like the Kimberley ivory satin wedges. You won’t want to be sinking your heels into a nicely manicured lawn or sandy beach with each step you take.

Colour is all the rage now. You don’t always have to go with the traditional white or ivory colored shoes. Go for a pop of color like egg plant or coral. Or pick a color that will match your theme.

If you want a bit more bling, these Cerise satin wedges with Swarovski crystals will do the trick especially if you’re wearing a tea length party dress.

Lastly, make sure you can wear your shoes again. Don’t buy a pair of shoes that will only see the light of one day. If you decide to wear an ivory or white satin Aruna Seth shoes, the satin can be dyed and your wedding shoes will be transformed to an almost new pair of shoes!

2. The Working Girl
Classic blacks are a definite must have!

3. The Everyday Flats
When we want to kick back our heels and relax, slip on a pair of sandals and pair it with a pair of boyfriend jeans. A favourite of Katherine Heigel.

4. The Day to Night Wedges
Off for Friday night drinks after work? This pair of brown leather gold studded wedges will do the trick. I’m a proud owner of a pair and let me tell you, the softness of the nappa leather is simply sublime. Available also in black, navy blue suede and cream.

5. The Fashion Statement
Every girl needs that one pair that will wow everyone’s socks off and you won’t go wrong with this raspberry satin Farfallas!

Bridal Beauty — Cellular Power Infusion by La Prairie

It’s one month to your big day. Everything is starting to fall into place. You’ve gone for your first gown fitting. You’re finalizing your seating plan. Decor and floral arrangements have been settled. You’ve gone for your food and cake tasting.

But there’s another major item that should not be left off the check list — beauty preparation for your big day! If you don’t have good skin, what good will the makeup do even by the best make up gurus in Singapore. So how do you ensure that your skin will look absolutely fabulous? A perfectly balanced, clear and glowing complexion.

Enter La Prairie’s Cellular Power Infusion treatment. It’s described as a revolutionary anti-aging breakthrough but it promises to reenergize your skin into looking and feeling re-born; smoother, dewier, tighter, more luminous. Sounds perfect for a pre-wedding beauty prep to me!

The Cellular Power Infusion treatment is a skin booster that is meant to be used alongside your regular skincare regime. Each treatment lasts for 28 to 40 days (to apply religiously in the morning and at night) to coincide with the skin’s natural renewal cycle. The treatment consists of 4 vials tucked nicely in its own white leatherette case. Each vial lasts for between 7 to 10 days.

It is necessary to go through one complete cycle (4 bottles) of skin renewal initially to balance the energy level, the cellular quality and tissue quality. Then it is meant to be used intermittently, one month out of three, along with your regular skincare regimen – no matter how simple or comprehensive it may be. Considering each treatment pack retails for USD475, it might be rather painful on the pocket to indulge in this treatment once every three months. But I think it’s perfectly justifiable as a pre-wedding gift to yourself!

I won’t go into details about the ingredients contained in this miracle serum. You can read about it here:

The active ingredients must be “freshly combined” for optimal performance. Activate each vial by twisting the bottom cap of the vial and watch as a colored liquid is released to form a brilliant lilac serum. Once activated, it will be “fresh” for 7 to 10 days of use.

I have tired, dull skin that is prone to breakouts and clogged pores. So although my wedding was 6 months ago (wow time flies!), I decided to give this treatment a shot. I started off a skeptic. There have been many a time when I’m bought over by the description of a product but the effects are almost zilch. This serum goes on smoothly and is absorbed fully without leaving any residue. It feel slightly sticky (but not greasy) initially but this disappears after a few minutes. Sometimes i put a second layer. I love the fragrance as well. I applied my usual moisturizer and eye cream (a must at my age now) and went off to bed. Effortless! So far, I’ve only used one vial (and it lasted for 9 days despite me slathering it on morning and night). But I’m seeing the improvements which would explain why I’m willing to write this post even before completing all four vials. My skin is definitely smoother, less sensitive, less dehydrated and there’s a glow to it! Can’t wait to see the results of the full treatment! The only down side is the use of the dropper dispenser which makes it hard to reach the serum sitting at the bottom of the vial once you hit Day 8.

So brides-to-be, consider pampering your skin before your big day with La Prairie’s Cellular Power Infusion!

*Disclaimer: The effects of this product may differ for each individual depending on their skin type and it is not possible to guarantee that each individual’s skin will react positively after using the product. But I will say that the reviews that I’ve seen for this product are very positive!

Spring 2013 Bridal Trends — The Back

April 2012 saw the ushering of the Spring 2013 bridal collections of key designers at NY Bridal Market.

Trend #1 — The Back

Last season’s sexy backs returned for Spring 2013 with a romantic and demure attention to delicate embroideries, lace frames, and peekaboo keyholes. Alice Temperley’s “Ophelia” collection is the epitome of the “romantic” back.

Estella long sleeve gown

Amoret full lace cap sleeve gown with keyhole back

Grace high neck gown with silk satin bodice

Temperley’s collection will be available at The Prelude Bridal in September 2012. Start the countdown now!

Nonetheless, David Fielden’s sexy backless gown with lace trimmings continues to be a hit with brides here!

Images courtesy of Wedding Inspirasi.