Accessorise for a wedding weekend away

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Accessorise for a wedding weekend away

Accessorise for a wedding weekend away

Posted: 11 Oct 2009

Accessorise for a wedding weekend away

When youíre packing for a weekend away at a fabulous wedding your first thought will be what youíre going to wear.
But donít forget that what you put with the clothes is just as important.
Any fan of TVís Gok Wan knows that you can Ďsex upí a high street outfit to make it look like Bond Street if you use the right bags, scarves and jewellery.
In fact, accessories are key to your look and individual style: gone are the days when they were designed to blend into the background.
Sara Strangeway, buyer at Collections accessories boutique at the Gateshead MetroCentre, said: ĎYou have to have the confidence to be bold with what you wear, and your outfit changes completely according to the accessories you team with it. Mixing prints, colours and metals works. The old rules are gone; your accessories style is your signature.í
Collections lent us some of its accessories to go with some (admittedly upscale) outfits at a wedding in the historic surroundings of the White Swan in Alnwick.
The hotel is home to the Olympic Suite featuring the original panelling, mirrors, ceiling and stained glass windows from the Titanic's sister ship, the RMS Olympic, which was decommissioned in 1935.
Our models Katie Silver and Sion Stansfield wore clothing from Cruise in Newcastle to complement the accessories from Collections.
In the first picture we see a Katie with a pink Brics trolley case £160 and small weekend bag £155, Ri2K leather and faux leopard skin handbag £195, Bulgari sunglasses £145, Diesel chunky square watch with white strap £99, Mint antique pearl necklace £18, Pilgrim leaf and diamante necklace £35.90, bracelet £32 and earrings £12.90, Radley umbrella £35, all from Collections, Yellow Mall, MetroCentre.
Sion has a brown Brics trolley case £160 and small weekend bag £155, Police sunglasses £124.99, Diesel chunky square watch with brown strap £125, Fossil chrome and black necklace £40 and bangle £35, all from Collections, Yellow Mall, MetroCentre.
For the daytime wedding Katie is wearing a Moschino dress with a black Lollipop fancy clutch £48, Dior purple sunglasses £70, DKNY delicate silver bracelet watch £99, Breeze silver and black drop necklace £99.99, earrings £24.99 and bracelet £49.99, all from Collections, Yellow Mall, MetroCentre.
Sion has a Paul Smith houndstooth suit together with  Armani sunglasses £145, Diesel chunky watch £125.

Location: The White Swan Hotel, Bondgate Within, Alnwick, tel 01665 602 109, http://www.thewhiteswan.classiclodges.co.uk/
Accessories: Collections, Yellow Mall, MetroCentre, tel 0191 460 1851
Clothing: Cruise, Princess Square, Newcastle, tel 0191 260 2601, http://www.cruiseclothing.co.uk/
Photography: Steve Coulthard, Richardsons Photographers, tel 0191 388 3346, http://www.richphoto.co.uk/
Make up: Kate May, email katemay@live.co.uk
Models: Katie Silver and Sion Stansfield
Styling: Anne Graham, Claire Barber, Rosie Waller and Jane Pikett

 

 

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