Trials and tribulations

With less than a week to go, the wedding countdown is on. Can you feel my stress, coming through your computer screen, yet? Luckily, some aspects of this very complicated production are actually quite fun. On Saturday, for example, I had my wedding hair and make-up trial. Getting married seems like as good a time as any to live out some style fantasies — like turning back the clock for a retro-inspired look. 
Like Hitchcock, I have a fascination with icy cool blondes. So, of course, my inspiration was:

I think it turned out OK, red hair and all.

I’m having a To Catch a Thief moment here, looking for the ghost of Cary Grant.

Street style

Once again, I was seduced by colour — the perfect aubergine. Black can sometimes be too “expected” but, in this case, it provides a great contrast to the purple, making it really pop. I love the patina of the patent leather. And that is one seriously chic bob.

Name: Robyn

Occupation: lawyer

Style inspiration: don’t really have one, just tips from stylish friends and What Not to Wear

Details: dress, Jacob; cardigan, Ann Taylor; shoes, Arnold Churgin; bag, Just Cavalli

And the votes are in

Looks like navy has a lot of fans. In the battle of the stagette party outfits, it won by a virtual landslide. My girl took it all under advisement, and ultimately went with … drum roll, please … the navy. The popular vote could not be denied.
 Good thing too … she looked smashing!!