Well hello to all the lovely new readers who’ve just found us on Juno & Joy! For those of you who have just tuned in my name is Jo and I have been asked by my long-time friend Sarah and super stylish creator of this fab new blog to contribute on all things fashion and beauty related. Having tied the knot in 2012 when planning my own wedding I wanted to ensure that the day and the choices we made represented us and my own personal style. For me that meant staying clear of classic wedding boutiques and very traditional ideas. I wanted to make sure I wore things that I truly loved and also allowed me to feel like, well, me. I also wanted my bridesmaids, groomsmen and husband-to-be to feel the same way…
So what I hope to offer all you fashion-forward readers is the ability to interpret catwalk and high street trends and incorporate those looks you’d have in your wardrobe in your wedding too. For me that also means choosing classic items that are timeless and not simply trend led. I want to help you look and feel your best with the outfit you create and the beauty products you select…And with so many decisions to make about your wedding day I hope to make some of those choices a little easier!
So in the coming weeks I am going to be putting together some ideas for you and to introduce some of the hottest trends for 2014 into your own special day. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock you cannot have missed the metallic trends on the catwalk that are already on the shop floors! Rochas Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection included some amazing pieces as did Altuzarra. The Whistles collection from London Fashion Week already has this look nailed so you’ll need to get online or down to the shops fast, as no doubt it will be snapped up…Whether you want to be the one to wear a bit of sparkle, leave it to your bridesmaids or perhaps add it to your make-up – I hope to help inspire your look.
And if you thought those winter pastels were disappearing like the floods we in the UK have been subjected too then think again. They are here to stay for Spring/Summer! The Dior Trianon Spring 2014 make-up collection has some great pastel pieces on the money. Oh I could go on but I will save the details for my up and coming posts. Here a few snippet looks to tempt your taste buds…
So keep reading if you are looking for some fresh ideas and lots of lovely fashion and beauty related stuff. Don’t forget to subscribe and you can get your daily dose of J & J straight to your inbox.
Love Jo x
We couldn’t feature Juno without mentioning Joy and so today’s post is dedicated to just that – the enduring happiness we know you’ll feel from the moment you start you wedding journey and throughout your lives as blissful marrieds…the pleasure you can take from the smallest of moments, finding the playful in the fraught and the enthusiasm in the mundane and so to lift your spirits on a mid-week day and (hopefully) inspire, here’s our gallery of joy…
Psst…I should also mention Joy is my Grandma’s name and she and my Grandpa had a marriage filled with laughter, love and a friendship that I can only hope to emulate with my better half. She is my ambassador of Joy. Who’s yours?
Happy Tuesday! Today I thought I’d acquaint you with one of the women behind our name…Roman Goddess Juno, daughter of Saturn, wife (and sister) of Jupiter, mother of Mars and Vulcan but most importantly the protector of women and marriage.
When planning Juno & Joy I knew I wanted strong female icons at the heart of it and so Juno was the perfect choice. She is stoic, depicted almost as war-like in appearance yet warm and nurturing too. The month of June was also named after her and to this day sustains its strong connotations with weddings – so I knew we’d be in safe hands with Juno at our helm!
One of the regular features I’ll be creating are inspiration boards – different style ideas you can input into your wedding day and ways you can carry your personal tastes through your celebration. With that in mind I thought it might be nice to have a look at the style of wedding Juno might have were she one of our planning brides. Here’s my Juno board…
So here she is – our Juno…what do you think? I felt she’d carry a swag of florals and greenery rather than a delicate bouquet (go big or go home eh?) – her immense beauty speaks for itself so a simple olive branch crown is enough…and why the peacock feather mosaic? Goddess Juno is often painted with a peacock by her side…as it’s part of her identity, I felt she’s carry it through her wedding day style.