Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bright and Beautiful

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bright and Beautiful

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Byline: By Rebecca Carter

Mandy Price ties the knot next Saturday and needed a going-away outfit for after the wedding.

She brought one of her bridesmaids Lisa Hutton, from Gosforth, along to the makeover to find an alternative outfit to the main dress for the evening party.

Mandy, from Gosforth, has chosen a gorgeous designer wedding dress for the big day but wanted a smart, fresh summery look to wear for her honeymoon in the countryside.

I took Mandy and Lisa, both 22, to Zara on Northumberland Street.

For Mandy we found a skirt with an embroidered flower design. To pair with it we opted for a peach vest top and contrasting vibrant green wool jacket.

For Mandy's second outfit we opted for another A-line skirt as they flatter Mandy's figure. The skirt was a plain beige linen wrap-over design with an elaborate panel of embroidery and beading, which we paired with a scarlet top.

For Lisa we settled on a brown off-the-shoulder, drop-waisted, knee-length silk design with a ribbon belt, perfect for a summer wedding.

For Lisa's second outfit we chose a light beige linen design with small delicate beading detail around the hem. We paired this with an elaborate two-layer vest top in green with beading detail.

I then took Mandy and Lisa to Faith in Eldon Square, Newcastle, to choose some shoes. We chose an elegant pair of muted gold sandals for Lisa, and for Mandy we chose a chocolate brown pair of leather peep toe shoes to go with the beige linen skirt, and a cute pair of flat white leather pumps that looked really pretty with the white skirt.

We then went to Toni and Guy in Monument Mall. Mandy was looking for ideas on how to wear her hair for the big day.

Consultant Brooke decided on a kitten knot style. She swept Mandy's front layers into a side fringe and then set about pinning and clipping sections of Mandy's hair into a complicated series or smooth knots with soft curls. A style like Mandy's costs pounds 25-pounds 30. …

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