And so the adventure continues!
It really does feel like our most adventurous issue yet – with the help of our well-travelled contributors and intrepid newlyweds we take you to some of the world’s most exotic locations; Iceland, India, Mexico, Turkey and Panama to name but a few, while of course still remembering our roots and supplying a healthy dose of inspiration from both our home country New Zealand and our friendly Australian neighbours.
We attended the M.A.C AW 16 Trend presentation last week and got the low down on makeup trends for the season. There are two main directions for the season, Strict and Loose. We have picked out our favourites from each which translate beautifully for wedding and occasion.
STRICT – Flashes of colour, rainbow liners and reflective elements alongside a core collective of decadent and decisively sharp eyes and rouged lips.
‘We’re pushing the boundaries with the classics this season – making specific choices to take them to an unconventional place’ Lyne Desnoyers M.A.C
The sharp lip, the loud mouth. “Its a pained precision…The extreme texture is what keeps it modern”.
Accuracy is absolute and this new look is being referred to as ‘Minimal Glam Makeup”. Skin is worked very simply and the brows are groomed but the eyes are kept very natural with a very intense and perfect lip. A fitting look for a sophisticated bride who wants a timeless look with impact.
I’d planned to propose sometime during a night of romance, fine dining and a concert of one of our favourite artists. However, that afternoon there was a hectic game of Scrabble that Emily lost, followed by a hissy fit that threatened to disrupt the evening’s plans. Mid-argument I thought to myself, this is as real as married life will get, and if I can only express my love in a romantic setting, then how real is our love? So I pulled out the ring and proposed, kneeling by the bedside. Emily’s response (through tears) was “Yes, but you could have waited till I put some pants on!”