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New season, new shoes & a new home office

Posted on: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This is not about weddings or makeup, this is just about me and new work life over here.
Winter is very different here in Sydney.
I am from Germany, where winters get bitter cold and the atmosphere completely changes.
Although it’s chilly now and I do turn the gas heater on in the evenings, drink tea, eat pumpkin soup and sleep with hot water bottles on my feet,
during the day it still feels nice enough to sit outdoors in a cafe.
Some trees loose their leaves, but the city is still very green even now.
I wear shoes without socks even in winter! It’s amazing. My favourite new little “winter” shoes are pretty ballerinas, from House of Harlow 1960.
A little treat to make Winter time more fun.
I think I can safely say, I like Winter over here, a completely new experience for me.

While weddings are slowing down in June and July over here, there is plenty of admin to catch up on for me.
My beloved laptop just died, and after being a little confused and upset for a week, I am now all set up with a spanking new iMac,
which makes me feel all settled.
Winter work consists of plenty of paperwork, admin and business planning.
At the same time also of realizing my own makeup projects for my portfolio and collaborating with some wonderful people.
While most people in the industry are taking time off, I take time to settle in and organize myself for the busy season ahead.

I am only now finally getting into a bit of a routine in my new Sydney life and feels very good.

Green smoothies, Glowing Skin…

Posted on: Monday, March 25, 2013

Green smoothies, glowing skin and other essential items I couldn’t live without lately, as I have have been busy buzzing it’s all about keeping the right balance.

In January I joined a “green smoothie a day challenge” hosted by Simple Green Smoothies,I loved it so much that I am still going. Not every day maybe, but almost. And they are having another challenge in April, which I will definitely join.
It’s so good for your whole body and it’s super easy. It makes a real difference to your skin, I promise!
If you are a buzzing bee as well, or if you are on a pre-wedding detox this is definitely for you.

I put together a few things for you that really help me when I am flat out with work:

Green Smoothies: Healthy fresh food makes all the difference, and although I don’t have the time to prepare complicated meals right now,
chucking some fruit and veggies into a blender and pressing a button can be done in 5min. I make a different one every day.
My Favourite right now: 1 banana, 1 pear, 1 apple, 1 handful of baby spinach, 1/2 cup of soya or almond milk, 1 tsp. chia seeds, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp Supergreens Powder. This recipe makes about 3 sundae glasses of smoothie!

Comfy shoes: I do like to look somewhat professional at work and won’t rock up to a shoot or wedding in flip flops (although I sometimes have to bring them along when shooting on the beach!) So: Comfortable chic shoes, that look like I am happy to work in them all day, but still somewhat stylish.
The ones above are from Geox. There is nothing worse then painful feet, on a long day of work, it’s so distracting, flat shoes are the way to go!

Little Lunch Break Swims: Whenever I can I sneak out for a quick swim in my lunch break, not just a little exercise and movement, but also great relaxation for sore muscles. I also get the best ideas why swimming and find it clears my head.
Love Balm: So small, it fits in every pocket, it keeps my lips nicely moisturized, soothes any dehydrated areas or dry patches and makes a great cuticle balm too. It smells divine of natural rose oil too, the smell that opens the heart chakra. Jurlique Love Balm in Rose, sooo goood!

What keeps you balanced when you are super busy?

Hello Bohemian Hippie Brides

Posted on: Thursday, February 28, 2013

If you have followed this blog for a while, you would know that I am having a soft spot for unique weddings and i love laid back weddings
with a slight hippie chic a lot. To discover more about the things I like, this blog can show you some of my desires the most.
I do love super chic elegant and more classic weddings too and vintage weddings and to be honest, I haven’t worked with a bride yet who’s
wedding wasn’t beautiful and stylish in their very own way.
Also I love shoes, quite a lot. I am generally humble and not a crazy shopper but I do love shoes, even just checking what’s out there,
without buying the whole lot.
My latest little find I came across for the hippie-ish bride that is looking for some comfortable flat shoes for her wedding, or just for every day. You gotta love these, right? These are by Redskins , who would have thought they come up with such a fashion forward little flat.
It makes me immediately think of brides with great feather headpieces or flower crowns.
A wedding in a field with high grass and lush trees around somewhere in the country or in the forest.
A breezy summer afternoon and beautiful colours everywhere. Just looking at these little shoes brings up all these pictures in my head.

A little bit of Luxury

Posted on: Friday, February 15, 2013

I have written so many posts about hippie bridal looks, it’s about time to show something more
elegant more high fashion, which I love just as much.
Have any of you ever checked out the great website The Lane?
It’s full of great inspiration for Brides who really love fashion, don’t check the side out for the first time if you
are having a busy day ; ) Be warned, you might loose a couple of hours looking at beautiful photos of beautiful weddings,
styled photo shoots and great vendors.
I found it a very great resource for me as a wedding makeup artist as well.
I love my job so much I could easily get lost in making mood boards and pin boards for my work.
There is always something new to discover, more to learn, skills to achieve and products to know about.

I found a wonderful pair of luxury shoes that somewhat match the vibe of the elegant weddings featured on this side.
And we all love a good pair of designer shoes.
These are by Carmen Steffens and I love all the detail: The little gold trimmings, golden buckle and the intricate pattern.
There are many more sparkly gorgeous pairs in their range
The colour makes them just perfect for weddings I think, but you will sure be able to wear these again and again and again.

Brides in Flats Part I

Posted on: Monday, January 21, 2013

I have recently done hair & makeup for a gorgeous bride to be who was wearing the most beautiful simple little flat summer sandals.
For an Australian outdoor wedding, they were such a great match, I absolutely loved it. This couple was so lovely to work with, I sometimes feel incredibly blessed about my profession.
It’s wonderful to meet people and getting to know their stories not to mention becoming part of such an important day in their lives.
I am currently preparing my stand for One Fine Day the unique wedding fair in Sydney.
It’s coming up so soon and there is still some things to do beforehand.
In Germany is a saying about being self employed, it means you are doing everything yourself and you are working all the time.
I always found that to be very true. It’s so rewarding at the same time.
Anyhow, I got inspired to source some cute flat shoes for you, there are some more here.
The ones below are by Jonak. Slip’em on and dance all night ;)

More Rosegold!

Posted on: Sunday, January 20, 2013

2013 is already an old friend, and yet it’s just beginning.
I have been preparing loads and loads for the unique wedding fair OFD.
Our last weeks in London we spent designing new business cards for my makeup artistry, with my logo in rose gold foil print.
Which I love! Above is a little snap shot for you.
And while beside makeup and hair and I am always trying to source some great shoes and wedding shoe inspiration for you guys
I came across some rad little sandals from Marc By Marc Jacobs in rose gold.
I am really seriously thinking of getting these for myself.
To match my card ;)

My wonderful Christmas Boots

Posted on: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Image via BBC Good Food

I am celebrating Christmas in Summer this year. It is my first time.
I am beyond excited about reinventing all new traditions and I have written about it here
on my personal lifestyle blog Liv+Dave=
I am dreaming about a homemade Pavlova and some cool Champagne.
We are doing a little Secret Santa as well, and I am really looking forward to buying and wrapping gifts.

My Mum just sent me those wonderful new shoes by Betty London, red ankle boots that look so festive in red with little golden zip.
I really want to wear them for Christmas.
Thanks for sending Mum, I love them, it’s just…uhm…Christmas here in Sydney might be a little bit warmer than where you are in Germany.
But I am sure I will get to wear them a lot, regardless.
And now I am looking for a recipe to make the perfect Pavlova!
Happy Christmas time everyone!

Some rad little wedding things

Posted on: Friday, December 7, 2012

I have been amazed by the creative wedding culture that I have found in Australia.
Being a makeup artist in Sydney has been amazing in the little time I have spent here.
I already mentioned the great unique wedding fair One Fine Day that is happening in February 2012.
Besides that I have found incredibly inspiring wedding magazines like WHITE, which I just bought and absolutely love.
As well as Hello May Magazine, another magazine with an amazing creative and unique approach to weddings.
I hope to get a chance to collaborate with them and meeting the inspiring people behind them.
If you are going to get married anytime soon, check them out asap.

Being inspired by all this rad magazines and people.
I thought I put together a little post about unique and different wedding flats.
As the temperatures are rising over here, I found flat shoes and comfortable shoes are becoming more important.
How adorable are the little mustard ones from My Suelly?
I hope you enjoy my little selection of cute little shoes that I would totally wear on a summer wedding.

///shoes above from left corner tan/lightblue: Belmondo, above left Blue polkadots: Paul & Joe Sister, right above colourful stripes: Nine West, right corner My Suelly, center tan/pink: Marithé & Francois Girbaud///

Brides in Brogues

Posted on: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Doesn’t the girl just look amazing in her outfit?
I have found the images via the NIBS blog which is full of great fashion inspiration.
Check it out here.
Since I am on a roll with posts about alternative wedding shoes I found a few more stunning and inspiring images for you.

I just got a pair of amazing low smart shoes, that are similar to the brogues in the photo.
Mine are from kmb and I love wearing them with about anything, especially with dresses.
Walking around with my makeup kit I refer comfortable shoes for work and also since wedding season here in Sydney is in full swing, I
would love to wear them to weddings as a guest too with a classic dress.
Right now there are so many girly brogues out there in white or pastels which would just look amazing with a wedding dress.

Moccasins & White Blankets

Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2012

Doesn’t the bride above look amazing? I found the image via the fantastic photographers Lukas and Suzy.
It’s always been fun to look into all the different cultural world wedding traditions.
I am always impressed by the fashions of Native American tribes. The colours and materials are so inspiring.
Here are some traditional native wedding customs and fashions.

The Blanket Ceremony is one of the oldest and most endearing wedding traditions among some Native American tribes. This ritual entails using two blue blankets to represent the couple’s past lives. The couple are wrapped in blue blankets and led to a sacred circle of fire. The officiant or spiritual leader blesses the union and the couple shed the blue blankets and enveloped by relatives in a single white blanket which represents their new life. Under the white blanket, it’s customary that the couples embrace and kiss. The white blanket is usually kept and displayed in the couple’s home.

The Native American bride may wear a white dress or a beautiful long leather dress with beading and traditional colors woven into the fabric. The traditional colors of Native Americans include White for east, Blue for south, Yellow for west, and Black for north. These four colors represent the four points of the earth. Native American brides may also wear moccasins and a wreath made of maize which symbolizes fertility.

Moccasins for a wedding? YES, please, I think they would make super comfy and cool wedding shoes.
I love the low smart shoes in the picture above who are by Le Temps De Cerise and are the cutest I have seen this season.

Boho wedding & honeymoon shoes

Posted on: Friday, October 12, 2012

I am always a fan of unique weddings, and especially when it comes to shoes,
almost any style can look cool with a wedding dress.
Recently I came across this Australian wedding, photographed by the incredibly talented Tim Coulson have a look at it here.
If you love the style as much as I do, chances are you will like these comfy wedges by Clarks! They would look brilliant at a hippie-ish, boho or beach wedding.
Even if you are not a heels person, you would be able to dance all day and night them! And after the wedding, these can travel with you easily on your honeymoon.

I really love the wooden heel, which reminds me of clogs.
This is the first part of a little series I have been planning about alternative wedding shoes.

I just got myself a pair of the sandals above and planning on wearing them to many weddings this season. I am so excited about doing the makeup for weddings in Sydney and Australia.
I recently had some makeup trials in London with Australian brides, who are getting married back home and am looking forward to working with them.
A great start for the upcoming move.

I have only two more weeks in London, then I can put my sandals back on.
Just booked myself in for a little pedicure: Hooray for summer feet!

Summer Swim & Summer Clogs

Posted on: Monday, July 16, 2012

I just came back from a wonderful week in Croatia.
If you want to follow up on our trip check out our personal blog: Liv+Dave=
Many of you were asking me after tweeting and posting the photo above, where I got the gorgeous swimsuit and cute clogs from.
So I decided to share it here with you as well.
The fabulous swimsuit is from our new sponsor For Luna, a fantastic online boutique for retro-swimwear.
The super comfy and cute clogs are from the best online store for clogs, our new Sponsor Lotta from Stockholm, nice people that sell extra nice clogs.

Something cobalt blue

Posted on: Friday, April 27, 2012

images via Spartoo.co.uk.
It’s the latest colour trend, and I have to say I am really feeling it.
I love blues at the moment. I am wearing lovely cobalt nail polish a lot.
Feeling so blue right now (in a good way- I am feeling happy blue!)
I picked some awesome blue wedding shoes for you. I really hope you like!

From cute peep-toes from Paul & Joe Sister, over adorable retro heels and flat sandals, to cool comfy flats, I love them all.
Which shoes are you going for on your wedding day?
I love all blues not just cobalt, but was is the cobalt trend all about?

Fun (and not so fun) Facts about cobalt:
Cobalt blue in numbers with hex and rgb values #0047AB, rgb(0,71,171)
Wikipedia says: Cobalt blue is the cool blue color of the pigments made using cobalt salts of alumina. Cobalt blue pigments are extremely stable, and have historically been used as coloring agents in ceramics, (especially Chinese porcelain), jewellery, and paint. Transparent glasses are tinted with the silica-based cobalt pigment. Chemically, cobalt blue pigment is a cobalt oxide-aluminium oxide, or cobalt aluminate, CoAl2O4.
The compound is made by sintering finely ground CoO and Al2O3 (alumina) at 1200 °C. Cobalt blue is lighter and less intense than (iron-cyanide based) Prussian blue.
Cobalt blue in impure forms had long been used in Chinese porcelain, but it was independently discovered as a pure alumina-based pigment by Louis Jacques Thénard in 1802.
Commercial production began in France in 1807. The first recorded use of cobalt blue as a color name in English was in 1777. The leading world manufacturer of cobalt blue in the 19th century was Benjamin Wegner’s Norwegian company Blaafarveværket, (“blue colour works” in Dano-Norwegian).
Germany was also famous for production, especially the blue colour works (Blaufarbenwerke) in the Ore Mountains of Saxony.

A royal wedding party

Posted on: Friday, November 18, 2011

The Royal Wedding, is long ago be now, and though I have blogged about the special atmosphere here,
I never got round to post the photos.
I love how everyone dressed up it felt like actually being on a wedding.
The best wedding party ever. And a new public holiday for us in the U.K.
See more photos here.

Liv as wedding guest

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Via My-Wardrobe.com
this dress is by Acne, shoes by Sam Edelman

In the unlikely event of Liv attending Dave’s brothers wedding in Australia in August this is what I would wear.
With smoky eyes and nude lips.
Sadly I am stuck with loads of work in London and couldn’t get the time off, so he will have to go on his own.
I can only dream- If I were going to attend, let’s say my work for August will be getting cancelled and I will be able to take holidays, at the same time I will be able to get a free flight and I will have only 1 day to get my outfit together online and uhm, while we are at it, I wouldn’t have to pay for my outfit either….
…Then I would prob. wear the outfit above. All found at My-Wardrobe.com

I would love to make it happen. Weddings are so magical.
I only need to find the time to go. The fabulous evening dress I can do myself.

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