a journey toward non-traditional wedded bliss, with style

Bargains and more at Monsoon March 24, 2008

I’ve already posted some fairly gorgeous flower/feather hairpieces as veil alternatives, but the only downside was their relatively high cost. I understand that a higher price tag from designers like Haute Bride and Leah C. comes from the handmade quality and customizable options that they offer, but like any girl I also love a good bargain. These cheekily named hair “fascinations” from the UK store Monsoon are not only fabulous but much cheaper, even with the unfavorable exchange rate for the dollar right now. Sure they may not be made out of quite as luxurious materials but they look lovely to me.


The store itself is also worth checking out, with a full range of pretty things from clothes to home goods, and even some simple bridal gowns! Wrap that all up with the company’s commitment to supporting fair trade and multicultural products, and you’ve got one stop wedding/decorating/fashion shopping with a conscience. Thank you to Harrods Girl at I am Fashion posting about this store!

To the left is an example of one of Monsoon’s bridal gowns. I’m partial to anything with a sweetheart neckline and the textured quality the embossing gives the dress is really appealing too. If you’re looking for this no-fuss, streamlined look for your wedding they have quite a few options and they also offer outfits for bridesmaids, flower girls and ring bearers.

On the fashion front, this black openwork top has a chic Art Deco feeling and has the versatility of being dressed up or down easily. Coincidentally it also has another one of my weaknesses, namely fabric covered buttons. I may have to order it.

To complete the shopping circuit, I really like this bedding collection. Since we are in the process of shopping for a new house or condo (very exciting!) I have decorating on the brain. As of now, I’m pretty decided on using calm, tranquil colors for the bedroom and this subtle blue, green, and gold floral print would accomplish that nicely, I think.


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