Lucy & the Pow­der Room’s Wed­ding Prepa­ra­tion

Wedding Destinations - - WEDDING PREPARATION -

What Lies Be­neath

Dress­ing from the bot­tom up, de­serves full at­ten­tion. Get the brides­maids into match­ing twin­sets of the un­der­gar­ment kind, step out of the square that is blind­ing white bri­dal lin­gerie and en­ter the sen­sual world of bur­gundy lace, co­ral silk and choco­laty vel­vet. Beau­ti­ful lin­gerie really does trans­form a girl, whether its on show in peek­a­boo fash­ion or hid­den be­neath, there will be a nu­ance to the way you move that charms and en­chants. TIP: Mois­turise from head to night be­fore bed the night be­fore and wake up to glow­ing skin. Lucy Loves: Sans Baobab Re­gen­er­a­tive Cream $60

Nail it

Get hands and feet in tip top shape with reg­u­lar man­i­cures and pedi­cures lead­ing up to W-day, that way all the hard work is done and the morn­ing can be spend the morn­ing get­ting a sweet rub down and pick­ing out a pop tone – for the toes. Keep the fin­ger­tips nat­u­ral, buff them but avoid glit­ter, me­tallics and French man­i­cures at all costs. TIP: Hot picks for toes are Tan­ger­ine Red, Li­lac, Crim­son and Bur­gundy Brown. Lucy Loves: ‘COR’ by Uslu Air­lines $36

Hair Dress­ing

Some­time around a week be­fore the wed­ding day, book a con­sul­ta­tion with a stylist. This is the time to throw around ideas, bring some pic­tures and fig­ure out likes and dis­likes. The cut of the frock will help with choos­ing whether to go up or down, high or low. In a way, the hair do is an ex­ten­sion of the dress and should com­pli­ment the shape and tex­ture as well as mak­ing those cheek­bones pop. On the “morn­ing of” let the stylist take con­trol, a lit­tle cre­ative li­cence goes a long way in get­ting the best a stylist has to give. This is a good time to bust out the French cham­pagne, kick back with the maids and take some be­hind the scenes snaps. TIP: Take­out a mini spray and tuck it in a clutch bag for touch-ups. Lucy loves: Se­bas­tian Re­shaper mini hair­spray $15


With the flick of a brush the face can be the per­fect can­vass with a flaw­less fin­ish and a youth­ful glow. Keep the foun­da­tion base light; skin ought to look like skin af­ter all. If there is an an­noy­ing blem­ish or two, block them with a dis­creet touch of con­cealer and make sure the brows are in good shape be­fore get­ting in the chair. Don’t be shy with the peep­ers - false lashes or ex­ten­sions are a must, a lit­tle con­tour here and there, a pretty high­light in the cor­ners, an up­ward sweep of liner and a hint of peach or plum on moist lips will guar­an­tee a male swoon. TIP: Turn the phone to silent, close those eyes and have a moment of peace. Lucy Loves: Ob­ses­sive Com­pul­sive Cos­met­ics Lip Tar in ‘Di­vine” $39


High on the list of fem­i­nine graces, scent is a for­mi­da­ble aphro­disiac. Not to be un­der­es­ti­mated it also acts as a pow­er­ful me­mory stim­u­lant. Choose a spe­cial fra­grance for this aus­pi­cious day, some­thing not worn be­fore and so will re­mem­ber al­ways. TIP: Take care to layer scent up through­out the morn­ing, ap­ply­ing a dab to the wrists, nape, shoul­ders and an­kles ev­ery 90 min­utes. Lucy Loves: Es­cen­tric Mol­e­cules, In­tel­li­gence & Fan­tasy, The Beau­ti­ful Mind Se­ries, $230.00

Lucy & the Pow­der Room

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