Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring into Fashion {2011} Part 1

With spring fast approaching its time to shed those winter clothes for the latest spring styles! Here at Princess Couture Designs we have your bases covered with styles in all the latest trends.
Its a Jungle out there
Animal prints are hotter this spring then the African desert.
They carry over from fall but watch for them in new and exciting ways and many print including jungle themes and even feathers.
Blumarine Spring Summer 2011

Its all in the Lace
Lace is a trend that's here to stay.. don't worry though, this isn't your grandmas lace. Sophisticated silhouettes is key to keeping this trend fresh and young.

Dolce Gabbana spring 2011

Neons {period}
Whether is Lips, clothes or accessories... brights is where its at this season!

Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011 collection

While most the the pictures are a little out there for majority of us... you will be seeing a more toned down and wearable style in the stores you love to shop. The key to partaking in a trend that seems a little out of your comfort zone is..... ACCESSORIES! So dip your toes in the water with one of our pieces and then you won't be afraid to dive in head first!

Watch for part 2 coming next week with 3 more exciting trends!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Shop.. New collections!

I thought for those of you that don't follow me on Facebook I would do some updating. I am slowly switching over to an Etsy shop.

Everything new will be listed there and some one of a kind pieces as well. I have recently post 3 new collections there... well 2 full collection and a 3rd I havent finished all the pieces of yet.

You can order straight through etsy if you have an account and want to. There are tons of great things offered on etsy so if you haven't checked it out yet you should. I will also still take orders straight though email like we used to. So if you see something in my etsy shop you want to order but don't want to go through etsy we can do that too!

Here are some pictures of the new collections.... I hope you enjoy!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Hair style Ideas and a tutorial

I've had a few people ask me for some style ideas to use with our new bobby pins so I invited my sister over and did a few on her to give you some ideas on how we wear them. If you have questions or anything feel free to shoot me an email at Hope you enjoy!

The standard:
This is how we most commonly wear ours. Simply pull your bangs/hair to the side and stick the bobby pin in!

The Braid:
Another simple style to wear your bobby pin with. I curled her hair with the straightener first.

Cute little pigtails:
This would be an easy style for second day hair... Do the one above the first day and follow it with this! The front is very loosely twisted into the pigtails which are sprayed and ratted to give them some volume.

The Twist:
 Our favorite way to wear them! Followed by a small picture tutorial on how we do it.

Step One:
Grab the front section of hair and start to twist is backwards. Slowly grab more hair as you go down, similar to a french braid.

Twist it down and little then start to go towards the back of your head.

Step two:
Take a bobby pin and stick in back down inside the twist so the end of the bobby pin is facing the front of your head. You may need more then one to get it really secure.

Step Three:
Open the end of your flower bobby pin and stick it in toward the back of your head. Make sure it goes over the one you put in first to add extra stability and then tuck the ends under some loose hair so you don't see them.

 The finished look:

I hope these have helped and you enjoy them. If you like them maybe I can do a couple others!


Monday, February 7, 2011

And the winners are...

The winners for the homemade with love giveaway are:

$20 Gift Card-
 brandipinkshoes said...

I "hearted" your Esty shop :)

Free Set of your Choice:
Jenny Stamos said... Like you on FB (Jenny Stamos)
Amanda T said... I like you on Facebook as Amanda Tomlinson


Our new collections are almost done so watch for them and a special discount!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Its Giveaway time

Handmade with Love Giveaway

Welcome to Princess Couture Designs
and the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway.

Hundreds of blogs are participating in the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway Hop! Each one is offering a themed giveaway - all the prizes are handmade treasures or gift certificates to shops that sell handmade items. There is a linky at the end of this post. After you've entered here, hop on over to the next blog on the list and keep going as long as you'd like! The more you enter, the more likely you are to win. Good luck!

 THREE winners total!!

 One Winner Will get:
$20 Gift Card to Princess Couture Designs

Two Winners Will get:
One set of their choice from Princess Couture Designs
 (value $6.00)

How to enter:
Main Entry:

Follow Princess Couture Designs publicly on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) and tell me what are your favorite summer color combinations.

Bonus Entries:
1 entry- Like me on Facebook
 1 entry- Add my button to your blog
1 entry per day -Update your Facebook Status with links to this giveaway and @Princesscouturedesigns 
 1 entry per day- Twitter about the giveaway with links to this post
1 entry- Heart our new etsy shop
3 entries- Place an order from Princess Couture Designs
*Please leave your email address for winning notification purposes!

Open to everyone!

Leave one comment for each entry. Giveaway ends February 6, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. There will be one winner chosen for each prize. The winners will be selected by and notified by email to the email address provided in the winning comments. The winners must respond within 48 hours of the notification email, or another winner will be chosen. See my Giveaway Rules page for further information.

Here is the linky for more Handmade With Love Winter Hop blogs!