Five must have statement pieces for every woman

Beatrice Harkey

Whether you are a house wife, the CEO of a fashion magazine or a grandmother living in the country side, you matter. Your outfits matter and so does your image. You may dress to impress your loved ones, your colleagues or simple yourself. But in the end, looking smart, pretty and well poised is what every woman wants. Assembling an outfit, depending on mood can be easy or difficult. But certain situations call for you to look well put together regardless of your emotional state. That’s where a few signature must haves come in handy, drawing away the blues, revealing a lively ‘you’.

The perfect stride

How a woman carries herself shows what she is made of. Nothing more unattractive than unsteady feet in a cobbling pair of shoes. Pinching fabrics, ill-fitting pumps and squashing peep toes are a ‘no-no’. A range of choices exist today. Shoes that are built for comfort without compromising on style. Choose a pair that will work with both casual and smart looks.

The time keeper

As women we understand the importance of time. Be it getting the kids ready for school or attending meeting without being ‘fashionably late’. Meeting deadlines or pulling the chicken out the oven at the right time, we have it covered. Almost, as if a clock has been embedded in our system. This only means that we should in fact own a classic timepiece to flaunt with confidence. No longer is a ‘complicated, watch a man’s possession. Women have equally demanding roles and need equally technical watches. The more intriguing the woman is the more mechanically advanced the watch will be.

The sparkle

Regardless of what walk you may be from, everyone like a little glitter and sparkle. Bold, large, dangling or petite, flowery and conservative it doesn’t matter. The earring adorns the face of the wearer and accentuates the little feminine jawline of the woman. Heirloom or not keep a pair that’s makes you feel special every time you put it on.

The girlfriend

Being a woman means you almost have something more than keys, phone and wallet to carry. Having a good bag is like a good girlfriend. Always around, carries your most private of things and if you are nice never spills the beans. Invest in a good cross body that can double up as a clutch. This can work from day to night and help you keep your personals safe and always around.

The deal sealer

A long lasting, reliable, timeless ballpoint pen. High quality and engraved with your initials or a personal phrase. Yes it’s for every woman. Be it you’re signing cheques or approving work, you need one. CEO to house wife your signature is unique and only yours. And what better way to put down your stamp in signature style.

Today’s union – forever a pleasure

Beatrice Harkey

The joining of two families, two individuals in a binding contract of ‘together till death do us apart’ is in itself a timeless event. From the time marriage and weddings were first conceptualized, to this day it remains a precious moment. Bridges built across races, tribes and tongues in a union of love and commitment. Such an occasion deserves to be cherished forever. Looking back on the special day should be pleasing to the eyes, ten, thirty even fifty years later. Now that you have chosen well for your partner, let us help you make some timeless choices that will transcend time and trend.

Foundation

Everyone has a ‘ground’ to start work on. The way you will build, will depend on it. Draw from your own traditions and values for your special day. This is a very personal space to start with, and it’s uniquely yours. Something as personal as this, will always remain relevant and in style in the years to come.

Inspiration

The theme that you will select should speak to you today and whisper to you tomorrow. (Following the latest trend of today can be exciting, but looking back one might cringe.) Timeless Romantic vibes is one option that you can work with. A fairy tale approach of soft ruffles, tulle, flowers and curls. Not only do they create a dream like vision, but they fit into any given time frame. Day or evening, today or tomorrow, you will not regret.

Colour palette

Soft hews of egg shell, whites and pinks never go out of style. It’s no bold option, but it’s charming in its simple ways. The dress, bridesmaids, best man, groom and the overall colour theme should blend in well without overpowering the bride. These shades look good on almost everyone. What’s not to love?

Decorations

A choice of wooden furniture, white linen, and plenty of floral arrangements will do. Roses in white and soft pink, peonies in pale shades or lilies. Flowers are a timeless commodity and a must for every wedding. The fragrance itself adds to the beauty of the setting. Gold and glass can be incorporated to give it just the right amount of a ‘royal touch’. Centre pieces can be simple with a bunch of flowers, or can be tall stately. Well balance deco means it will be easy on the eyes.

Cake

The cake takes centre stage right after the couple. A classic white cake with three tiers is our personal favourite. You may wish to go for a taller option or a smaller one, which would either draw a lot of attention or won’t keep it for long. White, gold, pearl designs, petals, ruffles and splashes of pastels give you plenty of options to choose from. Most go for a classic vanilla sponge, but we say go for chocolate. Rich chocolate cake covered in white Icing. It will be the surprise. Just like your love story, your cake will be picture perfect and full of exciting surprises.