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Will you be my…?

So today we’re so excited to launch and share our NEW blog and we think, so adorable laser cut Will you be my Bridesmaid, Flower girl, Maid of Honour and Matron of Honour cards? Laser cut in a beautiful soft white thick card and printed inside in a delicate shade of blush that shows through the laser cutting, each one is printed in a gold ink with a message.

Your bridesmaids will love to receive one of these delicate cards, its the perfect way to ask your best girls to be with you on your big day!

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You can have them personlised too!

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Ask your little ones to have a special roll in your wedding day and surprise them with this special card for their keepsake box.
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They’ll love that there name is on the front of the card too!SONY DSC

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If you want your sister or best friend to be right beside you, to help organise and be there on your big day, what better way than to surprise them! When this card pops through the letter box it will not only be a wonderful way to ask them but it’ll be a card they want to keep! Then get the party started, looking for bridesmaids dresses!

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Traditionally the Maid of Honour refers to your unmarried chief bridesmaid. The Matron of Honour is your married chief bridesmaid. So ask the special person in your life to help organise, plan and be there at your side.
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All our little lovelies are designed by HB and are exclusively for sale on Not On The High Street .

Go treat your girls, they’ll love one of these precious cards!

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Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Another new laser cut design has been added to our anniversary card collection! They’re just so popular and we couldn’t ignore the requests for a card to send for a 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary card too.

Now available on Not On The High Street.

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Iconic Bikini Moments

Forgive me for having a moment away from stationery and a little trip down memory lane. Having started out as a lingerie and swimwear designer I just can’t help but mark this moment in time!

The bikini just turned 70!

July 5, 1946 was the day the bikini was launched to the world, in Paris, by Louis Réard. He’d noticed that women were always having to roll up their swimwear on the beach in order to tan. We owe him so much!

The Réard brand was popular for several decades but disappeared in the 70’s. Now it is being brought back under new management, and rumour has it that the first design will be a version of its original newspaper-print style, in honor of the anniversary.

Louis Reard and the first string bikini circa 1946

The bikini has created some beautiful and iconic photos over the last 70 years. So because we are supposed to be in the middle of summer, (its raining and cold of course, what else…) I thought I’d celebrate by putting together a few of my favourite iconic bikini moments.

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Brigitte Bardot in Cannes (1953)

Brigitte Bardot in Cannes 1953

This beautiful shot of Brigitte Bardot on the beach during the 1953 Cannes Film Festival for the film ‘Girl in a Bikini’.  The 18-year-old wearing a floral print bandeau bikini, posed on the beach for photographers and helped bring the then-risqué two-piece to the world’s attention.

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Audrey Hepburn looking fabulous in cat eyes and polka dots.ts

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A very young Marilyn Monroe before her platinum blonde locks coiffed to perfection and full make-up. Love the cute french nautical stripes with red ribbon slot trim and cute little bows!

Marilyn Monroe showing off a polka dot bikini in 1951.

Marilyn Monroe in a gorgeous polka dot bikini in 1951.

Jayne Mansfield in green bikini

Jayne Mansfield in a very chic green bandeau bikini.

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Ursula Andress 1962

When you think of iconic bikini shots, Bond girl Honey Rider comes straight to mind in the famous “coming out of the water scene” in the first James Bond film, Dr. No.

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Carrie in the iconic gold metallic, sculptured bikini she made famous in Star Wars Return of the Jedi.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in The Talented Mr Ripley 1999

Gwyneth in a stunning vintage print bikini, of course. I have a sudden urge to buy a classic retro deckchair! But please, and most importantly let’s just take a moment to appreciate the one and only actor Jude Law in all his tanned glory.

Halle Berry channelling Usula Andress’s Bond bikini moment in Die Another Day in 2002

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And finally of course, channelling Usula Andress’s Bond bikini moment in Die Another Day in 2002

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A  Very Private Affair 1962

Brigitte Bardot is often credited with making the bikini popular first by wearing the floral bikini in her 1952 film ‘The Girl in a Bikini’ and then wearing it in Cannes. But it was this perfect white underwired top and ruffled bottoms from Louis Malle’s film that is my absolute favourite and i think really made it an iconic piece of clothing still copied today!

 

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