Own Your Curves…

As I write this, there is a beautiful, curvy, gorgeous, voluptuous woman sitting on a plane, on her way to Melbourne. A town that holds memories of both joy and sadness.

She has an intricate story and has weathered more storms than most people her age. But she’s on a mission. A mission to get her life back, to find her true strength and accept her beauty – as it is right now, and in the future.Miss K as I call her – married the love of her life in October 2011. Finally someone who would love her – unconditionally.

Isn’t it sad that we should have to put the word unconditionally into the same sentence as the word love? What has society turned us into?

Today I am on a mission too. I am on a mission to help Miss K accept her curves. I want to show her what her husband sees when he looks at his wife, and what I see when I look at my friend – someone I look up to as a sister, someone who is beautiful on the inside, the outside and everything in between.

Curves no matter how many you have – are gorgeous. Take ownership of them – OWN YOUR CURVES.

But most of all, remember that beauty is only skin deep. It’s what’s on the inside that counts the most.

I can’t wait to capture your beauty K. You’re gorgeous.
Love Mel x





Welcome to my new blog!

It’s been a long time coming but finally I’ve had the time to re-do it!

This blog is intended to be a collection of musings about everything from my business, to personal life, things that inspire me and everything in between. I love writing, and hope that you, my readers will play a key part in giving me the feedback that I need to improve my business.I’m aiming to write at least 2 posts a week, and maybe more, but please forgive me if time get’s the better of me sometimes!

So, what are your passions?

My passions are what create my business. I love beautiful things and always try to find the beauty in everything I see. I am a Makeup Artist specialising in bridal makeup and my goal is to bring forth the beauty that is within each and every bride who comes my way. Maybe you have a special even coming up and you want to look your best and add a bit of “wow” factor to your look. My job, is to take your best feature and make them even more amazing. There’s no such thing as “ugly”. Every person I’ve ever come across has left an impression on me and changed the way I view things. Sounds cliche, but it’s the truth.

I am also a photographer – capturing those special moments that would otherwise be forgotten makes me smile. That shy smile on your littlie? Yep – I captured that. The lone tear, that makes it’s way down your fiancee’s face as you walk down the aisle to become their wife? Captured forever. A great photographer I met recently told me that “when you are born, they give you a birth certificate and when you die, your family are given a death certificate – what memories did you leave behind that tell your story?” My job is to capture the in between moments. Be it an engagement, wedding, pregnant belly, family or child portraits or boudoir. Don’t let your story go untold. Memories should be there for our great, great grandchildren to remember.

There’s one last part of my business that I love and that is Custom Jewellery Design. Give me some sparkly beads or gemstones to set and I am in my element. Creating pieces that people believe are only in their imagination – makes me happy. I am a born magpie – guaranteed, if it sparkles I’m interested in it, and sometimes it’s just a glimmer of a bead that brings me inspiration. A word, a look a feeling…  someone throwing down the gauntlet that ‘it’s impossible to find this piece’ inspires me to create.

Nothing – is impossible.

On that note, it’s after 2am and I am a wee bit buggered so I’m going to head to bed. But before I sign off, what are your passions and what inspires you?

Love and Light,

Melani xo

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