Gioia Mia loves: Flossy and Dossy

Hallo everyone!

I was really delighted when Wendy, of Flossy and Dossy, asked me to contribute some jewellery and accessories for a photo shoot she was organising for her new collection.

I was even more excited when she agreed to let me feature her collection and the shoot on my blog. And here it is – a perfectly-formed collection of the most beautiful dresses, made with lace, tulle, sequins, silks and satins. Pretty details abound: illusion lace and polka dot overlays; capped sleeves; scalloped trims and satin-bound edges; large silk bows; delicately beaded sashes and motifs. Which one’s your favourite?!

 

 

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Marina

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Marina

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Ruby

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Cora

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Cora

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Lucie

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Lucie

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Gisele

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Flossy and Dossy, wedding dress, Struve Photography, Gioia Mia

Gisele and Jane

 

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Do drop Wendy a line if you’re looking for a dress for your big day. Her designs are so elegant and feminine, the materials she uses so beautiful, and they are so exquisitely made, that you couldn’t help but feel very fabulous in one!

Oh, and if you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, there will be a special ‘Birthday Treat’ in the next one from Wendy. If you’d like to receive a copy, drop me a line with your email address and I’ll make sure that you get one.

 

 

Flossy and Dossy Online

Flossy and Dossy Website

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Shoot Contributors

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Photography

Struve Photography

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Dress Designer-Maker

Flossy and Dossy

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Makeup Artist

Theresa Glasgow

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Hair Stylist

Alison Campbell

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Jewellery, Headpieces and Accessories

Gioia Mia

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Hats and Additional Headpieces

Modiste

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Florist

Lavender Blue

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Venue

Sloan’s Ballroom

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Models

Rosie and Dawn

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Previous Gioia Mia Loves Posts

Pamper and Polish

Samantha Whitehead-Young Wedding Design

Flossy and Dossy

Hill Wedding Stationery

Struve Photography

 

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Gioia Mia Online

Gioia Mia Etsy shop

Gioia Mia website

Gioia Mia on Facebook

Gioia Mia on Twitter

Gioia Mia on Pinterest

Gioia Mia on Instagram

 

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Gioia Mia loves: Pamper and Polish

Hallo everyone!

I’ve always loved watching makeup artists and hair stylists at work: they have such an incredible eye for choosing and blending just the right colours, and for the most flattering styles; they work so quickly and precisely; and the very best have the loveliest, easiest manner with people.

I really enjoyed watching Lesley, of Pamper and Polish, at work and absolutely loved the different looks she created for our model, Eilidh. I thought that it might be interesting to ask Lesley how she created Eilidh’s look, what products she used, and why she picked certain colours or products.

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Over to Lesley:

I use Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics because the full range of make up is kind to the skin – it’s also referred to as the ‘skincare make-up’. It is free from oils, talc, FD&C dyes, synthetic preservatives, parabens and synthetic fragrances. It is water resistant, long lasting and allows your skin to breathe, therefore lovely to wear!

My model Eilidh had lovely, flawless skin. I decided to keep her make up natural to enhance her own natural beauty as she was modelling delicate, handmade pieces of jewellery.

I applied some primer to the skin to increase the luminosity of the skin, followed by an application of ‘Liquid Minerals’ foundation. This foundation is light reflecting with the mineral spheres suspended in aloe vera gel and lavender flower water, so very refreshing to wear on your skin. 

No sharp contouring or concealers were applied. I used a soft peach blusher with a little highlighter above the brow bone.

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Image courtesy of Bound By Light Photography

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I chose peach and a mid grey/brown (‘Crushed Ice’) eyeshadow colour to accentuate Eilidh’s eye colour, followed by a soft brown eye liner and black mascara. 

A brow powder was used to sculpt and enhance the brows naturally, which also helps to accentuate the eye area. Soft gold points at the inner corner created a wide-eyed look.

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Lipgloss completed the make up look with one of the new colours available, ‘Sangria’.

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Image courtesy of Bound By Light Photography


Lastly, I used a light spritz of D2O hydration spray all over the face which sets the minerals, hydrates and plumps the skin.

The jewellery and hair pieces are delicate pieces and light to wear, so I decided to keep Eilidh’s shoulder-length hair soft and natural so that the hairstyles wouldn’t distract your eyes away from the head pieces.

I put a soft curl into Eilidh’s hair by sectioning the hair into small sections and curled it using a medium sized curling wand.

I then ran my fingers through the curls using a little Schwarzkopf serum called ‘Osis’. You only need a tiny bit of this. By doing this, I was able to pull out and soften the curls to then create my styles.

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Image courtesy of Bound By Light Photography

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I finished and set the styles using Paul Mitchell fast drying sculpting spray which holds really well, but also brushes out easily.

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Image courtesy of Bound By Light Photography

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Handmade, bridal, wedding, jewellery, jewelry,  comb, hairpins, earrings, necklace, sterling silver, Swarovski pearl, Swarovski crystal, headband, tiara, bride, bridesmaid, Gioia Mia

Image courtesy of Bound By Light Photography

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Image courtesy of Bound By LIght Photography

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These Gioia Mia head pieces are versatile and can be worn in different positions on the head and within different hairstyles, which is shown in this shoot.

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Thank you so much Lesley, for sharing your skill and expertise. And if you’re looking for a hair and makeup artist for your big day, I can wholeheartedly recommend Pamper and Polish!

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Pamper and Polish Online

Pamper and Polish website

Pamper and Polish on Facebook

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Shoot Contributors

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Photography

Bound By Light Photography

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Hair and Makeup Artist

Pamper and Polish

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Dress Designer-Maker

Flossy and Dossy

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Jewellery and Accessories

Gioia Mia

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Model

Eilidh

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Venue

Many Studios

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See More From The Shoot

The ‘Arco’ Collection

Jewellery

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Previous Gioia Mia Loves Posts

Samantha Whitehead-Young Wedding Design

Flossy and Dossy

Hill Wedding Stationery

Struve Photography

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Gioia Mia Online

Gioia Mia Etsy shop

Gioia Mia website

Gioia Mia on Facebook

Gioia Mia on Twitter

Gioia Mia on Pinterest

Gioia Mia on Instagram

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