Thursday, March 31, 2011

J - Crew Up Date

So I heard from J-Crew and this is what they had to say in regards shipping to Australia:
"We're sorry that we're currently unable to ship catalogs or merchandise to Australia. Thank you for your understanding; we'll be sure to keep your name and this email address, on file for future reference in the event we begin shipping merchandise internationally.

We will be happy to work with you to ship packages to a friend or family member in the US, Canada or Japan. Please email us for details.

We also wanted to let you know that we've recently partnered with Net-a-Porter in offering select women's merchandise for sale internationally. If you would be interested in seeing what they have to offer, you may use this direct link:

We sincerely appreciate your interest in shopping with us and look forward to serving you in the near future."

Net a porter doesn't unfortunately have any of the J Crew wedding dresses. Frowny Face. But if you have any lovely friends that in the states or other mentioned countries, it's could be a more cost effective option.

Monday, March 28, 2011

How hip do you want your man to be?

It seems that when we plan a wedding, we focus the style primarily on the bride and her vision for what she wants to look like. So the issue is that it takes two to make a wedding day. Unless there's two ladies deciding to make a life long commitment to each other, there is a groom to consider. So Topsie and Susie have decided to do a series of posts to give the man of the day a chance to decide on his style for the day.

Today: Hipster Grooms!

The hipster man is a dude who generally is too cool for school in a good way. He is a bit retro, a bit vintage, a bit grunge, a bit casual, but very stylish. The hipster groom style is appropriate at a garden wedding, a wedding with a "hand-made" style or generally for the musos getting hitched. A bow tie, a vest and a casual shoe, such as converse, is the general rule, but more than anything the hipster groom is about being yourself on the day.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I want that one!

This weeks "I want that one" is a bit of a tease. This dress is the work of J-Crew. It's flowy, garden party feel and empire line with detail across the bust, would be great for the more hippy lady or the hour glass figure. This dress and all the other amazing dresses available at J-Crew are between $300 and $3000, and are available through mail order. HOWEVER, not in Australia.

J-Crew States:
"We hope to expand our delivery range to other countries in the near future. If you wish to be notified of when we will be able to ship internationally, please send us an email at containing the word "INTERNATIONAL" in the subject line."

So I think if we all rally together and take 2 minutes to email J-Crew, saying, "Please sir, send to Australia", maybe we can make that "near future", the "near NOW".

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just a quick one

I found this and was a little beside myself with how wonderful it is. So simple, so sweet, so funny and all from Martha Stewart Weddings. I at first had trouble getting over the fact that it was Martha Stewart, who so often is portrayed as some sort of anti christ in most popular culture, but when you find gems like this, you have to think, I'd sell my soul to the devil to come up with this.

Great for inspiration on styling, flowers, favours, cakes and everything else, the Martha Stewart site is one a role model for us. So have a look, get lost for a while and just try not to picture the South Park version of Martha...


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Amy Kate and Hallam Inspiration Board

Amy Kate and Hallam are a super lovely who are giving Topsie and Susie a chance to help them out with their planning. They are looking at getting married in March 2012 and when discussing styles, the key words they talked about were burnt organges, reds, australian native flowers and a hand made feel that wasnt too vintagey. This is what we came up with. We hope that this helps them even if it helps them to decide what they dont want.

Amy Kate and Hallam have started a blog for their wedding to keep everyone up to date with their plans. Follow them at
We're really looking forward to helping them progess through this both stressful and exciting time.