Friday, October 12, 2012

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New Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Dresses by Alfred Angelo


We're in love with the new line of Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Dresses by Alfred Angelo. We love that each gown is inspired and designed for each different Disney princess. Above the first gown is inspired by Snow White, the second for Cinderella and the third for Belle from Beauty and the Beast



The first is for Ariel -- which you could probably tell because of the mermaid shape, the second inspired by Jasmine and the third for Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.


Do you love this collection as much as us? Do you think the dresses represent the personalities and styles of the Disney Princesses? (Images via Allan Zepeda)


Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Trains are Hot Right Now!


From the red carpet to the altar stunning trains are popping up all over. Whether they’re sleek and simple or totally dramatic, a great train means instant dress perfection. In addition to seeing our favorite stars drag them down premiere and award show carpets, we spotted lots of back swing action on the new gowns we previewed at the recent Bridal Fashion Week. There are just so many different ways to wear a train, making it a detail that can work with almost every bridal style. Try one with loads of layers, draped, or heavily embellished.

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photos: Taraji P. Henson, Getty Images; model, Clark+Walker Studios

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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Twilight Frenzy Has Made Vampy Makeup Huge – But Can it Work for Brides?

New Moon star Kristen Stewart plays a teenager madly in love with a hot vampire on the big screen, and off-screen she’s now become Hollywood’s biggest crush, resident It Girl, and newest trendsetter. With her fun fashion choices and smoky eyes Kristen just commands the camera. She’s perfected the smoldering eye, bold lash, and natural lip combo that’s taken over runways and red carpets everywhere. Ultra-glam Goth beauty is back, and judging from the vampire-series’ uber popularity, it may be here to stay. It’s already caught on in the beauty world!

This month, Estée Lauder is releasing a limited edition Blacker Than Black Makeup Collection that will create a vampy, dramatic, party-ready eye. Expect to see more and more ways to go dark and lovely from your favorite cosmetic lines. We love this Aqua Eyes Collection Set from MakeupForever for its bold color choices and water-proof, long lasting formula. Stila’s the front row look set features blendable shades of grey and pink shimmer shadows and a Smoky Quartz eyeliner for an edgy modern look that’s still feminine. (A great option for brides who want dramatic, yet dreamy, eyes on the big day.)

photo: ER/flynet

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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All-White Bouquets Are Everywhere –- We Love this Look!


No two weddings are the same, but we’re starting to notice that these days a few celebrity brides do have a little something in common -- a gorgeous all-white bouquet in hand! Ivanka Trump carried a lush bouquet of white stephanotis down the aisle to meet new husband Jared Kushner at a gold resort, and actress Milla Jovovich complemented her gorgeous 60s-inspired gown with a bouquet of white Phalaenopsis Orchids, Marroussia Roses, and Hydrangea, when she wed longtime love Paul Anderson in a gorgeous backyard ceremony. Reality star bride Khloe Kardashian chose the look for herself and her pretty-in-purple bridesmaids when she married NBA star Lamar Odom in late summer.

Though we’re usually all about great color combos, this is certainly a look we can get used to -- it’s beautiful, classy, and oh-so-sophisticated. What color is your bouquet?

Search our photo galleries for more white white bouquets ideas now!

photos: Bouquet: Clark+Walker Studio; Ivanka Trump, Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images; all other celebrity images, Flynet pictures

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Ivanka Trump’s Wedding Dress Makes a Huge Impression – Plus, Vera Wang Says She’s “Tired” of Strapless!

Since she converted to Judaism to be with love Jared Kushner after he proposed this summer, new bride Ivanka Trump went in search of a wedding dress with sleeves to follow Orthodox practices. As you know, she called on much-sought-after celebrity designer Vera Wang to create a dress inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding gown. We saw the stunningly beautiful result this Sunday, and apparently we weren’t the only ones who were super-impressed. Fashion critics all over are giving Trump and A+ for her gown pick, and kudos to Vera for pulling it all together in a month. In fact, New York Magazine is reporting that New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn “just died over the sleeves”, and wrote that “we’re so used to seeing brides in strapless dresses that Ms. Trump’s gown made a fresh statement.” Even the designer herself was inspired by the challenge and the result:

“[Ivanka] was actually very much about being covered and I seized on the chance to do a dress that wasn’t naked and very Hollywood,” Wang told the magazine.

We feel a trend coming on. Do you? Ms. Vera sure thinks so! When asked about the potential for bridal gowns with sleeves to catch on she said: “Nothing would make me happier. I’ve been doing strapless dresses for 15 years. It’s tiring.”

photos: Grace Kelly, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images; Ivanka Trump, Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Trend Spotting: Hair Wreaths for Brides


Ever since Milla Jovovich wore a gorgeous Grecian-inspired hair wreath at her beautiful backyard wedding, we’ve been absolutely in love with the look, and now we’re noticing other brides are too. If you’re thinking of skipping your veil for a pretty hair wreath, you’ll find that there are lots of pretty options out there. Right now we’re nuts about the ones is offering for brides. Here are four of our favorites. How about lace flowers or gold sequins for all you vintage brides? Or a lovely halo of flowers for you brides hooked on a garden theme? And, of course, we didn’t forget about you brides out there looking to add a pop of color: This pink, peach, and feather combo is divine!

photo: Milla Jovovich wedding, Rocstar/Flynet; wreaths, courtesy of

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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HOT TREND: Tutus for Your Flower Girls?


We’ve spotted a new trend we love. The tutu is back! And it’s popping up all over Hollywood – and not on the waists of heiresses and teenage reality TV stars, either, thankfully, but on celebrity toddlers instead. Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry’s daughter Nahla, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughter Violet, and Suri Cruise (she deserved her own bolding, no?) have all been spotted sporting the ultra-girly skirt while out and about with their celebrity moms.

So, will the trend be the next big thing for the little ones in your wedding? Milla Jovovich seems to think so. When she wed longtime love Paul W.S. Anderson last weekend in a gorgeous backyard ceremony, she put their 20-month-old daughter Ever Gabo in a ballerina tutu for the big event. We like the idea – a lot! – and expect to see a lot more of it hit the (wedding) aisles next season. Would you put a tutu on your flower girl? If so, you'll love these three we just found, and fell for. They're both totally sweet and affordable:

Cotton Candy Pink Tutu with Striped Bow from shoplissy’s shop on Etsy; $18.50.

Sassy Blues SEWN Tutu from mom2twogal’s shop on Etsy; $23.50. (Was featured on< I>The View and includes matching headband with removable flower clip.)

The Portrait Tutu from Just Kidd’n; $35.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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New Beauty Trend: Diamond Skin Cream?

Diamond_535_imageNow here’s a new an unexpected way to add a little star power to your upcoming “I dos”: The latest trend in the beauty world is the union of gemstones and facial creams. They’re popping up on the ingredients list for all sorts of rejuvenating skin products. They’re said to help with exfoliation, and some even promise to create an immediate shimmer effect on the skin. Dying to try this at home? So are we! Top rated products American Beauty Ultimate Diamond Restorative Anti-Aging Cream (which includes diamond-powder extract said to reflect light, and increase your skin’s luminosity), and Borba Age Defying Micro-Diamond Cleanser are first on my list to try. The price alone is hard to beat. At $49.50 and $25.00 respectively, they’re just a fraction of what the bling you really crave would cost. -- Jen DeRose

Monday, February 23, 2009

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Oscar Accessory Must Have for Bridesmaids: The Clutch


At last night’s Academy Award ceremony, Hollywood’s leading ladies had one hot accessory in common – the clutch bag! Though they each made them their own, there wasn't a lady in line to walk the carpet who didn't have a funky clutch in hand.

From the left: The Wrestler star Evan Rachel Wood wore this sassy red clutch to add a pop of color to her ivory gown. (We see it matches your nail polish too, Evan -- nice touch!) Jessica Biel chose an ultra-glam jeweled black clutch from Prada to compliment her simple satin Prada gown. And, Penelope Cruz played princess for a night opting to carry a little gold Judith Leiber clutch to accompany her oversized ballroom gown.

Planning Tip: If you want to give your bridesmaids “options”, but aren’t quite willing to let them pick their own dresses, offering them the freedom to express themselves with accessories is a great alternative. It allows each bridesmaid the chance to make a little statement of her own, while still honoring the bride’s wish for gown consistency.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Wedding Accessories: A Belt for Your Gown


Ok, so let’s look at the situation: You’re obsessed with those gorgeous crystal sashes Vera Wang has been showing this season, and you’ve even noticed that a lot of celebrities, like Kate Winslet, are hitting the red carpet this season in belted evening gowns. You love the look, but totally hate the price tag (what else is new?).

Instead of obsessing about something you can’t afford (not to mention, won’t wear again), I suggest you save some bucks and find a splashy belt that has a dual purpose: It should make you look great on your wedding day, but also offer infinite options for your wardrobe after the fact.

Option 1: The Romantic Bride
You definitely want something that delicate and dainty that fits the soft, feminine aesthetic you’re shooting for. This
Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise jeweled chain link belt ($79.89;; ) has an Old Hollywood feel with a modern (as in discounted!) price tag.

Option 2: Modern Bride
Minimalist style pops when paired with a bright splash of color. Cara Accessories satin rose belt ($31.90; comes in three modern colors and exemplifies the growing popularity of flower rouching at the hips and waist.

Option 3: Elegant Bride
You need something that’s totally glamorous, exudes a rich sophistication, but doest cost you a lot of money. This pink marquise-stone sash belt ($48.00; J.Crew) fits the bill and then some. It also comes in black and green and yellow and white, making it a pretty style option for both you and your bridesmaids.

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