Archive for September, 2012
Howdy y’all! It´s Pilar again with an trivial question… Have designers gone too far by creating a bridal swimwear collection? Beach Bunny Swimwear came out with a playful bridal collection during last year´s Miami fashion week which has been both praised and criticized. I personally am on the fence. Living in Cabo, a well known beach destination and working in the wedding industry got me thinking about giving bridal fashion a seaside twist . As I looked into this subject I encountered some awfully gaudy designs, nonetheless they were actually quite fun. And as I kept looking I came to the conclusion I really liked the effortless but elegant white swimwear.
Most brides agree that the big day goes by in a wink of an eye, so why not extend the immaculate feeling throughout the honey moon? There´s no need to make the whole resort aware you are the bride by wearing something that looks like lingerie. Instead you can keep it simple and tasteful with these gorgeous designs. The first: Mon Cheri Bikini by Suavage Luxe, the second: Becca by Lord & Taylor and the third: Tabu by L´space.
Buen Dia, happy Tuesday !
As soon as I saw this adorable DIY flowers over on pinterest I just knew we had to do them.Yes, egg cartons!. The instructions are from a Japanese site. The process seemed very easy but by the 10Th flower you realize is a lot of work and time, and we neded more than a 100 flowers for a backdrop we wanted to create. At the end of the process we decided to put it in our etsy shop: Dulce Dia to see larger and more photos pop over to Dulce Dia backdrops and Garlands
You can use them as a hanging backdrop, behind a Candy Buffet table, a Sweetheart Table, a Cake Table, or even in a Photo Booth.
Hi everyone, I´d like to re introduce myself into this wonderful blog. My name is Pilar, friend and business partner of Vale, the author of the lovely sense and grace. As you may have seen, we recently opened up our etsy shop: dulce dia which is geared towards weddings, therefor our life lately, has revolved around this sweet celebration of union. And with that said, (no pun intended!) I was inspired by the most simple expression of that itself: coming together. Conjunction & ligature are some words that are linked to the meaning of the ampersand, whose etymology can be traced back all the way into the 1st century A.D. The word itself is a conflation of the phrase “and PER SE and”. I thought this to be quite paradoxical because the phrase ¨per se¨ means: by itself. Therefor ampersand comes from <and -by itself- and> furthermore, <together-by itself- together> lol!!!
Ok! I think I´ve gone too deep with this! Returning back to the surface, the ampersand symbol is quite popular in weddings these days and that to me is no surprise. Aside from having a beautiful meaning of harmonious unity it is also rather esthetic. Here are some examples I pulled from my fellow Etsian shops of some well delivered ampersand art!
Oh! The piñata is our dulce dia creation, the watercolor is from calamari studio, the stamp is from creatiate, and the earrings and necklace are from winsomecreations. All items that can be purchased at etsy!
Happy Friday my friends apologies for the lack of posts this week. As I mentioned earlier I was in New York for my sister´s 70 birthday. Late yesterday was my first day back from the trip. There were 2 new things for me in New York: High line park which is a beautiful park in old train railway and Eataly an amazing restaurant and market concept. But the highlight of the trip was being with all my sisters and brothers. As always I am so proud of belonging to this amazing family of nine and having such a generous sister like my celebrated one.
This past weekend was September 16, Mexican Independence Day, one of the major and most significant days in Mexico (much more than 5 de mayo). It celebrates the country’s liberation from the Spanish.
As I was in New York and in a different kind of party I did not have the mexican party mood but arriving back to Mexico, I can see all the green, white and red decorations for this past weekend. So I thought today I´d share with you some Mexican inspiration: My favorite piece and the first sold item from our Etsy shop: Dulce Día: Heart Milagritos,these little trinkets can be both a seating chart and favor and we also have the garland. They could be given as favors in any kind of wedding or event or even as a token of appreciation. Milagritos are very representative of Mexico. They were commonly made of gold or silver and used in prayers to request something, attached to the robe of a saint or in a prayer of thanks. They used to be very small and represent physical items they standed in for (like body parts). Lately they are made in all kinds of materials and they have been use more in art or as lucky charms. The first time I saw fabric heart ones, was in a church in Oaxaca they were been sold as Love Milagritos. As they were not easy to find them we decided to re create them, with our own twist.
You can pop over and see more of our favors at our etsy shop Dulce Dia Creations. Enjoy your weekend everyone !
Happy Tuesday . Today I will leave you with a some of my favorite reporpused furniture inspiration photos to get you started en mi repurpose mood.
1.2.Repurpose plastic container lamp from The Chive |3. Repurpused chair shelves via Mecahnt Design from March 2010 edition of Country Living U.K. magazine| 4.Repurposed tablesDutch designer Isabel Quiroga via Aprtment Therapy| 5. Repurpose shutt from My Repurposed Life| Repurposed window door shutters 6. from Oh How Pinteresting |and 7. from Design Sponge