Give yourself

During pre-wedding and through the wedding festivities, your skin is the one that suffers the most. How? With the amount of makeup you apply, changing it through the day, it builds up chemicals and toxins on the skin. Even if you do follow the rule of removing makeup every night before sleeping, there can still be some unwanted residue left. What your skin needs is detoxification. Here’s how you can get your skin to breathe again post-wedding.

Dry brushing

Dry brushing means using a brush over your skin without applying water or any other liquid. It removes dead skin cells and is also said to help get rid of toxins from the body and reduce cellulite. It stimulates lymphatic systems and the blood circulation under the skin. Because of this, more fresh blood rushes to your skin, and toxins are easily eliminated from your body. For best results, do this before bathing. Use a natural bristle brush and rub it over your skin in strokes directed towards the heart. Start from one area of the body, like the toes and head to the others, taking 2-3 minutes on each part. Avoid doing this on your face, or any place where you have skin abrasion or rash.


Steaming your skin is another way to open up pores and unclog accumulated dirt or grime on the skin. If you don’t have a steam shower, visit a salon or spa that offers steaming and ensure that you give your skin at least 10 minutes or more of it. You can then use an exfoliating scrub to remove loosened dirt or grime.

Deep cleansing

While you may be using a face cleanser regularly, you need to deep-cleanse it to ensure that all residual toxins are removed. Choose a natural, chemical-free, and pH-balanced cleanser. After this, use lukewarm water to clean it further and then cold water to seal the open pores. You can use a deep cleanser after steaming to ensure that opened pores are cleansed too.

Detox baths

Epsom salts help draw out impurities that might have got built up in skin pores. Add some of these salts to your bath and immerse yourself in it. You can add other products to further help detoxification. Ginger helps prevent free radical damage, so add some freshly grated ginger to the Epsom salt before adding it to the bath water. Or add apple cider vinegar to the watr containing Epsom salts, as the former helps restore pH levels of your skin.

Get muddy

Mud masks aid in removing impurities and toxins, unclogging blocked pores, and revitalising the skin. From the many mud masks available in the market, pick the one that suits your skin type the best, and use it as per the instructions on it. Slather on a thick layer of mud mask on your body, and keep it on for 10-15 minutes. Step into a hot steam bath, and let it open up your pores and get the benefits of the mud mask seep in. After five minutes of steam, wash off the mud mask and enjoy a fresh, hydrated skin!Read more at:bridal dresses | wedding gowns melbourne


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How Rehearsal Dinners Came

I took the “rehearsal” part of my wedding seriously. Wearing a short white dress and tramping around the damp grass in heels, I kid you not, I instructed my friends over a microphone on the dance moves they would perform the following day as they walked down the aisle. (In my defense, it was a different time. It was 2013). Yes, it was a Thursday. Yes, most people had just arrived from a hasty and stressful work week. And yes, it was showtime. After a few quick run-throughs, I knew the cast of my wedding needed to carbo-load. Wouldn’t want them nutrient depleted before their big YouTube debut, now would we? So we dispersed into about 21 vehicles, give or take, and made our way through the fields of Ohio to our rehearsal dinner hosted by my in-laws.

Rehearsal dinners have been happening for about as long as weddings have been happening. Wedding historian Susan Waggoner writes, “Hundreds of years ago, attending a wedding could mean days of travel.” Now we may not have to travel days anymore, but it sure feels like it when your layover is at Chicago Midway, am I right? Waggoner continues, “The night before the event would find the tent, hut, castle, or manor house jammed to the rafters with friends, relatives, and emissaries, all of whom had to be fed.” I recently attended a wedding in Albuquerque, and the night before we had 13 people crowded into a six-person apartment that we rented on Airbnb. The grooms took pity on us and dropped off pillows, blankets, and extra coffee supplies at about 10pm, and we plebeians grunted a chorus of thanks from our respective corners.

I love Waggoner’s description of rehearsal dinners of yesteryore: “The meal born of necessity evolved into a party, and with it evolved the convenient belief that it was the guests’ absolute duty to make as much noise as possible in order to drive away evil spirits and ensure a propitious wedding day for the bride and groom.” In Albuquerque, there wasn’t much to do in the wee hours before the wedding day with about two inches of sleeping space, so we had a small dance party... and some craft beer-inspired drumming was involved. While I was certain the neighbors sharing our wall would snitch, they must have understood the gravity of scaring away evil spirits from our beloved grooms, and on Monday our host gave us a perfect review. It was a rehearsal dinner miracle.

Other rehearsal dinner miracles may include: uncles from two sides of the family really hitting it off, your best friends becoming best friends, and perhaps even enjoying the rehearsal more than the wedding itself. Caroline of Virginia says, “Our night-before dinner was one of my very favorite times during our wedding. The actual day was full of whirlwind chaos, but the night before we had so much fun just relaxing, eating amazing food, and being with the most important people to us.”

Dawn of Ohio also experienced the magic of rehearsal dinners: “Our rehearsal dinner became a time for everyone to get to know each other and relax the night before the big day. In fact, after meeting for the first time that evening, a lot of our wedding party decided to all go out together after the rehearsal dinner and then again after the wedding.”

Rehearsal dinners range from being very casual to quite upscale. Erica of North Carolina says, “Instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner, we had a ‘Welcome BBQ’ at my sister's house.” Meanwhile Regina of Ohio says that in her husband’s family, “they actually call the rehearsal dinner the ‘groom’s dinner,’” which she found a little weird. “It even had assigned seating...unlike our wedding! While it was more formal than my tastes I just sat back, enjoyed it, and let it be what it was.” She could tell how important the dinner was to her mother in law. “It turned out to be plenty of fun and in the end I enjoyed attending a party rather than hosting one.”

Rehearsal dinners are for making new friends, enjoying a meal, letting your mother-in-law do her thing, and scaring those evil spirits away, of course. All in all, I have to say—for the first time ever—that this is one wedding tradition I hope never dies.Read more at:wedding dresses | wedding dresses perth


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Voonik's business

A major breakthrough for Voonik came about around the end of 2014. We launched the company in 2013, primarily as a stylist platform providing recommendations based on body type, personality, lifestyle, etc.

However, around October 2014, we launched our mobile app and along with that, introduced a new category: sarees. What we noticed then was a large inflow of customers predominantly from tier-II, tier-III towns and when we went deeper, we observed that sarees (which was the newest category) was slowly becoming 50% of our overall business. This was a time when smartphone usage was picking up across the country.

We realised there was no particular fashion app to discover and buy sarees. While fashion portals like Myntra existed at that time - their primary focus was the metro audience.

Similarly, horizontal marketplaces were also not specifically focused on smaller towns and cities. This is when we found our white space. We decided to go for the affordable segment focusing on ethnic wear like sarees, kurtas, etc. We were going to provide the discovery experience with an app-first format.

The app having a million downloads within 2-3 months and the saree category becoming half of our business gave us a peek into what the future for Voonik is going to be. Prior to this, we were focused on metro fashion.

All this happened in November 2014 and post-that, once we found this white space - that we are going to become a leader in affordable fashion through ethnic wear - we were able to raise series-A round of funds from Sequoia in the next two months.Read more at:wedding dress adelaide | beach wedding dresses


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Coconut oil serves

Do you want whiter teeth? Moisturized skin? Healthier hair? Coconut oil could be the answer.

Coconut oil can be used in many different ways. Coconut oil is a natural product that can be used as an alternative to chemicals present in beauty products. It can also keep your body in a healthier state of nourishment.

Naturopathic doctor Jana Rogers praises coconut oil and often tells her patients to incorporate the natural remedy into their lives.

“Coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats to consume for brain function in its raw form,” Rogers said.

Rogers shares many benefits with her patients that can come from daily use of coconut oil. She said the natural product increases energy and has anti-aging properties and anti-bacterial properties that can prevent cavities.

Dallas resident Savannah Troutt uses coconut oil as an alternative to the harsh chemicals in sunscreen.

“I use it to get a dark tan. When I use coconut oil, my skin stays moisturized and I never get sunburned,” Troutt said. “Coconut oil has a natural SPF in it and I don’t feel like I am putting any harmful chemicals on my skin.”

Troutt also expressed that she takes coconut pills every morning to help her skin and hair. She says the properties in coconut oil have made her hair thicker and shinier.

Despite many positive testimonies in relation to coconut oil and health, the Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to Carrington Farms, a provider of coconut oil, and expressed why their product is misleading and not as healthy as people may think. The FDA have found that increased cholesterol can be connected to active Coconut Oil use.

“Scientific evidence suggests that trans-fat acts in a similar manner to saturated fat with respect to raising LDL cholesterol,” the FDA said.

Coconut oil can also be used in other ways that are not beauty-related. Plano businesswoman Lane Shulte uses coconut oil in the kitchen.

“Instead of using oils in cooking such as canola oil and vegetable oil, you can use coconut oil which makes the food healthier,” Shulte said. “It is also a good oil for high heat, so you can grease your pans with it to add great flavor to your food.”

Shulte says she uses coconut oil every morning when she fries her eggs. She puts the oil on the pan and the eggs never stick.

Coconut oil has also been found to accelerate weight loss when paired with light exercise.

“I have noticed weight loss. Before a workout, I always take three pills so I know I will have the energy to give it my all,” Troutt said.

Coconut oil has been found to have anti-bacterial properties that can be very useful for oral care. SMU student Brooke Pospichal uses coconut oil as an alternative to Crest White Strips. Before discovering coconut oil, she used the strips and now she will never go back.

“I swish with coconut oil in my mouth for about 20 minutes every day, and I have noticed my teeth have become much whiter. I don’t experience the sensitivity that I used to get from the white strips,” Pospichal said.

Coconut oil has also been seen to cure tooth infection. Oil-pulling is a new trend in which the coconut oil pulls toxins out through your mouth. This can be a way to cure oral needs naturally.

“I drink a lot of coffee, so coconut oil saves my teeth,” Pospichal said.

Any product or service has both positives and negatives, and coconut oil will have to be taken with a grain of salt for each individual.Read more at:Beach Bridesmaid Dresses | cheap bridesmaid dresses


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Wedding Photographer

It’s all about the right fit.

Finding the right fit is ultimately the most important aspect of working with a wedding photographer to create beautiful and timeless imagery. The vision you have as a couple for your wedding, the photographer’s philosophy and approach to photography, the chemistry between the two of you and the photographer’s work ethic are all a part of the context of a great fit. For instance, we at Animus-Art have created a wedding experience that embodies camaraderie, storytelling and fine art with editorial influences.

Understand your style.

One of the steps we suggest taking, before searching for local photographers, is to determine your preferred artistic style. Use bridal blogs, Google, and print magazines to look at wedding images to determine which style of wedding photography speaks to you. Are you drawn to light and airy, or dark and moody? Are you a fan of traditionally posed images, or do you prefer a more editorial style? Once you develop a preference, search for local photographers with a similar visual esthetic to yours.

Read, read, read.

Once you identify photographers whose work you love, spend a few minutes on their website reading their “about us” section. Look for inclusive language, learn about their approach and photography style. Eliminate the ones that fail to connect with you.

First impressions are important.

While we all agree that budget is a significant part of the conversation when hiring wedding creatives, and will surely be discussed, understand that some photographers are storytellers, and they connect with the couple on a personal level to create art. Therefore, in your initial email to a wedding photographer, make sure to include a few lines about you and your partner. I get so excited when I open an email and read about a couple. Every couple is unique, and I love that in that moment, as our paths cross, I make a connection no matter where the journey leads.

Meet in person!

I cannot stress the enough the importance of meeting in person. This is when you ask your questions, and see if you can be open and comfortable with your photographers. Similarly, your photographers are getting to know you and your partner as their artistic muse. Tell your story. If there is chemistry, be open about your concerns, your vision and your journey. Not everyone will be a good fit, and that is ok. You will be spending a good chunk of time together with your photographers leading up to your wedding day, and on your wedding day. With our couples, we usually have multiple in person consultations, and on average 2 shoots prior to the wedding day. On wedding day, we are there from morning until the end, documenting their journey. When there is chemistry, it’s magic!Read more at:Pink Bridesmaid Dresses | Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses


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Wedding ceremony in Sri Lanka

A grand mass wedding ceremony for 50 Chinese couples took place in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday as part of the the government's agenda to promote Sri Lanka as an ideal wedding destination.

The ceremony which was held in the Colombo Municipal Council grounds was attended by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and China's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang, Xinhua reported.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, the Ministry of Tourism and the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Ranawaka, speaking at the ceremony, thanked the couples for choosing Sri Lanka as their wedding destination and said both nations have shared strong and historical ties since ancient times.

"Sri Lanka is very proud to be selected as the destination for these couples to celebrate the most important days of their lives," he said.

Ranawaka added that while this event would also promote Sri Lanka's beauty globally, the country itself is undergoing further development with the construction of new hotels and other areas catering especially for tourists.

Amaratunga told Xinhua that this event would help boost Sri Lanka's tourism.

"We hope through this event, many other couples, from other parts of the world, will select Sri Lanka as their wedding destination," he said.

The brides and grooms were dressed in typical Sri Lankan wedding attire, traditional Chinese wedding outfits and gowns and tuxedos.

After the traditional dances, the couples were accompanied into heavily-decorated tents where each couple exchanged rings while a holy thread was also tied on their fingers amidst religious chanting.

Wang Yan, a bride who participated in the mass wedding, said that she had learnt of the event through her friends and she was happy to select Sri Lanka as her wedding destination.

"The people here are very friendly and we have been treated so well. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country," she said.

The couples, on Monday, will be taken on a tour of Yala, Sigiriya and Kandy, which are all popular tourist spots in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists with China currently being the second largest market.Read more at:cheap wedding dresses | wedding dresses australia


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New wedding trends

The Shanghai Winter Wedding Expo at the Shanghai World Expo pavilion last weekend showcased new features and trends.

"The China Wedding Expo is the world's largest one-stop wedding shopping platform," says Lin Yan, representative of the 2017 Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International, whose winners walked the ramp at the expo.

The expo provided couples with choices for wedding photography, honeymoon, wedding dresses, banquets, jewelry and other requirements.

Since the wedding expo concept took off in China in 2005, 42 such expos have been held in Beijing, 36 in Shanghai, 24 in Guangzhou, nine in Wuhan and Tianjin, respectively, and one in Hangzhou.

The platform introduces brand shops, designers and celebrities from over 30 countries with an annual turnover exceeding 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion).

This year's expo in Shanghai invited the winners of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International to present high-end customized wedding dresses from international bridal brands such as Lanyu, Tarik Ediz, and Grace Kelly and jewelry from Platinum.

"We will consider business links at different levels to introduce Chinese couples to more honeymoon tourism resources, and also provide more tourism opportunities for merchants," says Lin.

As for hotel choices for wedding banquets, more 5-star hotels entered the market.

For instance, the W Hotel on the Bund, Amanyangyun, Four Seasons Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton are all participating in the expo.

Also, custom-made ring brand Blove brought the jewelry design team of former US first lady Michelle Obama to the event.

According to Lin, the generation born in the 1990s is gradually becoming the major clientele at wedding expos. And compared with the generation born in the decade before, 90 percent of whose weddings are arranged by their parents, the '90s generation is more willing to participate in wedding preparations and choosing wedding supplies. Now, around 80 percent of them arrange their own weddings.Read more at:backless wedding dresses | mermaid wedding dresses


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Beauty is More Than Hair Deep

A hairstory written & performed by Ella Turenne

Every woman has a hairstory. It’s a common bond. I have short, very tight kinky curls. So when I was little I would find the longest scarf in the house and tie it around my head so I could pretend to have long hair. I wanted my mom to straighten my hair. For a long time she wouldn’t. Then when I was 13 she let me get this new thing called Wave Neauveau which made my hair wavy. If I blow dried my hair with Wave Neauveau in it, it would become straight. So I did that for months. I finally had straight long hair! I fit in with the other Black girls in school for the first time. But…then I woke up one day and had bald patches all over my head. I had to cut all my hair off. It was devastating.

It was then I decided: no more chemicals in my hair. But...I still wanted it straight. So my mom used the hot comb. Ah the hot comb. It’s metal. You put it on the stove. Once it’s hot, you comb your hair with it. It would sizzle when it touched my hair. I would sometimes get my ears burnt if I moved at the wrong moment. But it was so worth it. We did that all through high school. Then in college I ditched the comb. I was becoming more political. My hair was a statement about my Blackness. Then after college I decided I wanted locs. Not dreadlocs, but locs. Because when Africans came to the US as slaves and loced their hair, colonizers would call them dreadful…thus dreadlocs. I thought locs were beautiful. And to me they were unapologetically Black. I obsessed over getting them but was afraid because it wasn’t really an acceptable thing to do. I worried about what my parents would say. I worried if they would stop me from getting a job. I worried if I would look terrible with them. Some people think that if you have locs you’re dirty. Or too political. Or ugly. But to me, they were gorgeous. For 2 years I chewed my best friends ear off with all these questions. Then he had enough. He said to me, “Either get the dreadlocks or stop talking about it.”

So I went to a hairstylist to get it done. The way she did it - she sectioned my hair and rolled each section with her palm. I had these little coils all over my head. She knotted each at the roots my hair wouldn’t slip out. She warned me, When I do this, there is no going back. Only way to undo this is to chop everything off again.” But I was ready. And I loved them. I watched them grow. I took care of them. I knew each loc…they had their own personality. Some of them were really frizzy. Some of them were tight. Some had knots. Some had curly strands. And sure, there were haters. One time I was at the airport going through security. A TSA agent pulls me over and tells me she has to inspect my locs – which are down my back by this time – because I have too much hair. I won’t let her touch my hair so she has to pass a wand around my head to make sure nothing is in it. That was the bad side. The good side was that having locs though was like being in a secret society. Every time I encountered someone with locs, there was eye contact, a smile, a head nod. My locs were not just my hair…they were more like extensions of my body. Some people believe locs have a direct connection to the cosmos and therefore they capture energy. Like when things happen to you - a breakup, death, trauma, it all gets caught in your hair. So after 8 or so years of having locs, I definitely began to feel the weight of this energy. Cause it just accumulates. Like - I broke up with this guy I had been seeing and had been madly in love with. He wasn’t madly in love with me. And I had a crazy job – toxic environment and terrible boss. My dad was diagnosed with cancer. Nearly died. And my hair held all of it. So after all that, I started thinking…maybe it was time to cut my locs. Which scared me. If I cut them all off, who would I be?

In South Africa people were abducting folks and cutting their locs to sell them on the black market for people who wanted instant locs. I had this dream. I'm in this club. This guy comes up to me and says, “I really like your locs. You’re beautiful.” And me, all flustered, am like, “ Oh thanks.” And then he says,” Why don’t we get out of here.” And I say, “Ok.” I don’t know why I say this. Normally I wouldn't just walk out of a club with a stranger. He grabs my hand we go out the back door. Before I know it, I'm knocked out. When I come to, my friends are saying “Your hair, your hair!” I touch the top of my head. All my locs are gone. I scream.

That dream was like a sign. Something inside said, you have to cut them off. This is too much. This dream is a manifestation of all the crap that’s up in there! I thought I’d start slow. So I'm standing in my bathroom with the scissors in one hand and the mirror in the other looking at the back of my head through the mirror on the wall. I take a section of locs, measure where I want to cut with my fingers and then…deep breath….cut right through. About 10 locs fall right into the sink. I’m looking at them there. And then I look in the mirror at my shorter locs. And here’s the thing. I don’t feel anything. Nothing. So I kept cutting. Cutting and cutting until the whole sink fills up with my locs. Still no feeling. And that’s when I know. That’s when I know I am going to cut them all off.

I went to the salon. The stylist cut them off. I remember looking in the mirror after she cut the last one off and thinking to myself - “Who is that person?” But then, I saw me. And it was ok. In fact, I loved who I saw in that mirror. I felt kind of giddy. I felt like I had been set free. Letting go of my locs gave me space to receive other things – my creativity. My love for myself. My fearlessness. I wasn’t thinking anymore about what other people thought of what I looked like. That was life changing. These days, I still get loc envy – when I see someone with a beautiful head of locs, I remember what it was like. And I think one day, I’ll do it again. But for now, I’m really loving the hair I’m in.Read more at:wedding dresses adelaide | wedding dresses australia


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As good as it may sound, sometimes these non-stop purchases require us to hop around the entire city looking for the perfect piece. With excess traffic on the roads and unavailability of a well-rounded collection, we do tend to get frustrated often.

Here's where Aarong, the renowned fashion store of Bangladesh, comes in with their exclusive wedding collection to simplify our lives.

Yes! Aarong has it all and that too for everybody. A strict patron of deshi fabrics and produce, Aarong has been a renowned name in the fashion market of Bangladesh for quite a long time. Every year during special occasions customers flock this particular brand store in search for something different but close to their hearts and motherland. Foreigners also love visiting the Aarong stores, in search of little treasures that define 'Beautiful Bangladesh'.

The Exclusive Jamdani Collection for Wedding 2017

An addition to Aarong's accolades is the latest wedding collection in Jamdani. Speaking to the creative minds behind the exclusive collection, Star Lifestyle was able to get much insightful information.

Jamdani has always been a part of our heritage wear, so most might wonder regarding the exclusivity behind Aarong's latest collection.

“It is simply different, the weave count is high. The material is very soft and the zardozi work is simply amazing,” reveals one designer.

Upon inspection we discovered that the Jamdani collection included truly exquisite pieces; with matching blouses and dupattas, they looked unique and were poles apart from what is regularly available.

What particularly caught the eye were the unique motifs and the intelligent symmetry and placement of the patterns. Speaking to one designer, we were able to gather that the traditional motifs used over the exclusive Jamdani collection were hand-picked from Aarong's archive of rare ethnic motifs and took a minimum of 2 months to weave by the artisan weavers. The materials were super fine, soft and luxurious zari had been used – signifying an authentic look that brides are usually looking for.

The marketing team at Aarong believes that people don't want to buy common wedding wear anymore, the all-too-familiar look that overpowers the bride and her personality. With, this exclusive collection, they believe the deshi bride's personality would be enhanced, making her stand out amongst the crowd.

Other Wedding Collections at Aarong

While the wedding collection has been developed in fiery combinations of maroon, red and orange; the reception collection sports a playful experimentation with magenta. The suggested jewellery for the elite collections are also unique; apparently entirely in silver. The principle idea behind the unique suggestion is to encourage consumers towards silver ornaments as a trendy alternative to traditional gold – providing them with a whole new different outlook.

Aarong also has an exclusive gold collection and gold plated collection to match with the fashionable saris.

The Holud Collection

The holud collection showcases amazing colours like orange, magenta, parrot green etc to signify the colourfulness of the occasion. Matching dupatta and blouse are available for the brides; they can also opt for contrast blouses if they want a different look altogether. Suggested jewellery to go with the designs are pearls, gold-plated jewellery in unique craftsmanship.

Wedding Collection for the guests

Well! Not everybody is getting married themselves, there are a lot more who are worried about what to wear at their close-ones' ceremony and Aarong comes forward in solving their problems as well; offering classic Jamdanis in regal tones like pastels and off-white.

An entire collection has been developed in blue-purple theme in muslin and silk to meet the styling needs of the guests; that too in a mighty affordable range. That's not all, being a conclusive outlet; Aarong provides everything from matching bags, shoes and sandals – their metallic Kolapuri designs being an eye-catcher.

Men's Wedding Collection

The Men's sherwani have been developed to meet with the styling statement of their lady love; colours have been kept in mild tones, in contrast to the ladies; for e.g. if the bride picks a magenta Jamdani for her reception, the groom can easily opt for a teal sherwani and fashionable nagra to re-create the picture-perfect look.

Special kotis in natural silk are available for occasions like holud. Both light and detailed embroidery are available on the sherwani's based on the preference of the groom; uniformity has been maintained in the quality of the fabric used, which is comfortable and relaxed.

So, that's just a bird's eye view of the special wedding collection at Aarong. We are sure most of you would want to visit the stores once to look through the exclusive collection.

If everything gorgeous is available at once place – then why not?

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Anushka was always by my side

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s love story first began when they met on the sets of a commercial they had been shooting together. Soon after that, rumors of the special bond between the Bollywood beauty and the Indian cricket champion began doing the rounds.

Now, a couple of years down the line, both Anushka and Virat still remain mostly tight-lipped about their relationship. In fact, the "Sultan" actor actually makes it a point to evade all Virat-related questions thrown her way.

But this time, in a first, the cricketer has opened about his lady love and how much she has helped him in life.

During a recent episode of "Breakfast With Champions" hosted by Gaurav Kapur, the cricketer dished out on how his famous girlfriend has made him become a better person.

”I’ve got to thank my lady luck. You’ve known me since before; you know I did not have any sense then. Ever since ‘a lady’ has come into my life, she has taught me a lot of things,” said Virat. I’ve learnt a lot in the past four years. I have become more sensible. She has taught me how to be patient. Also, how to utilise potential to the fullest at whatever point you are in your life. The flip in my attitude has been because of her.”

She has not only stood by her beau but also reached new heights in her own career at the same time. If the recent commerical where Virat and Anushka are seen exchanging new-age wedding vows is anything to go by, fans hope the couple gets to do something similar soon, off-screen too!Read more at:wedding dresses perth | wedding dresses australia


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Pixie Lott's wedding

Speaking to New! magazine, she said: "It's next September and we've been really busy so we need to get round to sorting it out. I'm also really unorganised and currently looking for a house. I'd like to have a big wedding in England, so I can invite all my friends and family, celebrate and have lots of fun."

And it's not just the wedding the 'All About Tonight' hitmaker is busy organising as she's also trying to find a new house so that she's closer to her family in Essex.

She explained: "We live together now, but in a really small flat I've had since I was 18. It's time to get some more space for all my junk!

"My family live in the Essex countryside so I'm looking there."

And a bigger house will come in handy when the couple decide to have a family of their own - although Pixie doesn't want to start trying for a baby until after they've got hitched.

She said: "I've got a really close family so I'd love to have children one day, but at the moment we haven't got round to planning the wedding! We've got to get that done first."

Meanwhile, Pixie is hoping to persuade Danny Jones to sing at her wedding after they hit it off while shooting 'The Voice Kids', in which they were both judges, this year.

She said recently: "I'm hoping he does it, he has said it a couple of times. I was hoping he wasn't just saying that in interviews and won't actually deliver. Make sure you print it. I would love him as the wedding entertainment."Read more at:wedding dresses melbourne | vintage wedding dresses


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Congo Fashion Week

Despite the ongoing political standoff between the government and the opposition, hundreds of Congolese people spared some time to attend the sixth edition of Congo Fashion Week held at Pullman Grand Hotel in the DR Congo’s capital Kinshasa last week.

The event, which took place from 11 to 14 October, is a platform designed to celebrate Congolese fashion designers by showcasing their creative talent to both local and international audiences.

Last week’s four-day event brought together fifteen Congolese fashion designers,including the popular fashion creator Zoe Eleng’Art, who got a rare opportunity to sell their fashion ideas and items to the rest of the world.

From renowned designers to upcoming stylists, the event was a perfect rendezvous for Congolese fashion artists.

The event featured an array of electrifying activities, including runway shows and exhibitions by local stylists.

Taking Congolese Fashion Global

Through the different catwalk shows, exhibitions and fashion talks, the annual event offers an ideal opportunity for the public, the media and retailers to discover the amazing fashion designs and trends in Congo and the African industry in general.

CFW event, which was founded by a Congolese Media consultant Marie-France Idikayi in 2011, helps to promote the unique Congolese fashion while giving the emerging and already established designers access to both local and international markets.

It’s a fairly new concept in the Democratic Republic of Congo born out of the desire to expose the country’s fashion to the world. As the fashion industry continues to grow, Idikayi hopes to use the annual fashion event to put Congo on the map.

She says the event is intended to not just showcase fashion items on the runway, but to also enable Congo achieve its dream of becoming a regional fashion hub.

CFW also plans to begin hosting fashion events with international stylists, media and buyers. These shows will include show room expos, allowing designers to display their work beside the traditional catwalk shows.

This, they hope, will offer an opportunity for professional exchanges between local and internationally-acclaimed fashionistas while creating a direct link between designers and buyers.Read more at:tea length wedding dresses | casual wedding dresses


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Tying the Knot, Island Style

Tying the knot with a seaside theme is a popular option for many couples. Galveston offers many venues for such a dream wedding – island style. Why not get married barefoot on the sand in a beach park, or surrounded by grapevines within a vineyard? Or you can repeat marriage vows on the front lawn of the seaside Hotel Galvez, in the Tremont House Ballroom or even amidst train cars in the Railroad Museum. Galveston has both classic and unique island spots to say, “I do.”Tremont House Hotel

Located within The Strand District, this swank and upscale hotel has eight venues with over 15,700 square feet of space that can fit up to 800 guests. The hotel is conveniently located near many restaurants, galleries and shops. Nighttime views of Galveston from the hotel’s Rooftop Bar are like no other. Hotel Galvez and Spa

Tie the knot with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico in the hotel’s Oleander Garden and Centennial Green. The imposing façade of this century-old hotel surrounded by palm trees and leafy gardens offers a romantic backdrop. Take the party indoors to the wide-windowed Veranda setting and Terrace Ballroom. Moody Gardens Hotel

Get married with a grand view of the Gulf at Moody Gardens’ Rooftop Terrace, Palm Beach or the Botanical Gardens with views of the Gulf. Inside reception facilities range from suites to a grand ballroom. Galveston Railroad Museum

The museum’s train depot exhibit, locomotives and passenger cars serve as backdrops for weddings and other events. Dining cars that once chugged along tracks nationwide are still used for events and galas serving up to 64 guests.Galveston Beach Parks

Talk about a seaside wedding. While small ceremonies without chairs or other setups can be held on public beaches, larger events must be prearranged. Two areas designated by the Galveston Park Board for weddings and private parties can be rented – one at Stewart Beach and the other at East Beach. Permits are required for music; no problem, however, with the beachside views.The Lasker Inn

A bed and breakfast with porches on two levels, this central island inn has intimate inside reception rooms and a rooftop viewing platform. Ideal for smaller events. Sea Star Base

With maritime sailing, educational and leadership programs, this waterside venue also has space for events and weddings. Facilities include an outdoor waterfront chapel/amphitheater, suites, and a dining and banquet hall. Haak Winery

Just across the Causeway in Santa Fe, this is the ideal spot to tie the knot surrounded by grapevines. Five acres of vineyards grow within a 12-acre estate with an outdoor chapel and reception pavilion that’s just perfect for the occasion.Read more at:tea length wedding dresses | SheinDressAU


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What Is It How to Host One

Your rehearsal dinner marks a few important wedding milestones all at once: a successful wedding rehearsal, the coming together of two families, and the first opportunity for your bridal party and your closest family members to start celebrating your impending marriage in the same space. This can be a tricky event, though: out-of-town guests might be arriving on late flights and need to time to freshen up, and others might have had a long day of travel and need to retire early.

A traditional rehearsal dinner held in a single venue for a standard amount of time doesn't take into account the individual challenges of meeting up with everyone the night before the nuptials. So, let us introduce the progressive rehearsal dinner: a flexible, moving event where each section (cocktails, dinner, dessert) happens at a different location, letting friends and family decide which parts they can attend.

When Gail Johnson's namesake wedding and events company was tasked with planning a progressive rehearsal dinner, she was excited to find a new way for families to come together. "Some people haven’t even met before the rehearsal," she says. "A progressive dinner gives people a chance to meet both sides of the family. It’s always kind of nice for everybody to be familiar with each other and have already met before walking down the aisle."

One of Johnson's most important suggestions is that couples hire a planner or coordinator if they opt for a progressive rehearsal dinner. Between food, drink, and venue negotiating, it's best to have one person focused on the details while everyone else focuses on enjoying the night. "You have to be really focused to do this," she says. "You need some help to pull it all together."

If you can't think of where to host an event like this, remember that a nontraditional layout calls for nontraditional venues, too. "Have fun with it," Johnson suggests. "If you have a favorite dessert place, this is the time to incorporate all the things that you love that you may not be able to include in the wedding."

For couples having the wedding in their hometown or where family lives, ask parents or other close family to host part of the event. For example, attendees can stop by the bride's parents'house for cocktails—an informal start to the evening will make it truly optional for those who need to check-in at their hotels or settle in after a long flight. Then, move the party to a restaurant for the dinner. Stress on your invitations that this will be the main portion of the evening in order to maximize your chances for everyone to attend. Round out the night with dessert or after-dinner drinks at a local favorite. Or head to the host hotel on the last stop, so your guests can filter in and out as needed.

Johnson cautions, though, that a progressive rehearsal dinner is "not for everybody, so it would have to be thought out. It’s not a one size fits all." Before you make this decision, think about your budget and expectations for the night before your wedding.

If you choose to do a progressive dinner, all of the necessary wrangling and coordinating will be worth it in the end. Breaking the big event into smaller sections makes it more accessible to more of the VIPs you want to share your night with. And if you, your spouse-to-be, and the in-laws have been struggling with who will host the dinner and where, you can please more people if you create more opportunities for input. Most importantly, everyone in attendance will get a chance to see more of the place where you've chosen to tie the knot, and you'll have lots of fun, food, and conversation along the way!Read more at:wedding dresses adelaide | wedding dresses australia


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Glamour with a message

Students of Lakhotia Institute of Design (LID) organised a show addressing societal problems facing the people presently. The Fresher’s Day for the new academic batch was themed ‘Message’ and conducted to great levels in the Banjara Hills campus recently.

It was a good spectacle to see energetic boys and girls go about their awareness campaign, which was given further glamour in the form of dazzling ramp shows, and presentation of skits, displaying interestingly conceptualised placards that bore messages Respect Elders’, ‘Say No To Drugs’, ‘Phone Addiction is deadly’, Respect Every Women’, and other such human traits that one must cultivate and carry forward by living up to the expectations.

There was an overwhelming participation by students of specialisations like Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography and Modelling. If the smartly dressed fashion show was a big hit and the skits won approval from the audience, an equally encouraging applause came when students rendered dance numbers, specially chosen for the occasion.

The event began with the ramp walk by modelling and fashion students. Fashion students presented skits that highlighted the need to spread awareness about the vices and how life can be more beautiful if one led a simple and healthy lifestyle for enjoying domestic and peer bliss. The students vowed to never fall prey or get into alcohol and drug addictions.

It was a day when every student-participant was a winner for the sheer enthusiasm with which they performed and showcased their creative outpourings. The best of creations and their mentors were duly rewarded on the occasion.Read more at:A-line wedding dresses | black bridesmaid dresses


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Rules for Dating His Daughters

Even nowadays, you hear the phrase "shotgun wedding" and your mind gets invaded with images of a scruffy, scary father thrusting a firearm in the face of a bad-news boyfriend who thought he could just "hit it and quit it," as the kids probably don't say anymore. While there's nothing wrong with a loving parent dedicated to looking out for trouble (I know my own dad would take on the whole of the UFC if they did me wrong), we have to be careful about dispersing a disturbing notion that men should treat women well only out of fear of our fathers' wrath.

This is why writer J. Warren Welch isn't threatening anyone in his now-viral Facebook and Instagram post that summarizes the "rules" for dating any one of his five daughters. Welch and his wife, Natasha, are raising two 16-year-old daughters, Ashton and Jade, in addition to 13-year-old Darcy, 12-year-old Carmen, and 7-year-old Laney, from previous relationships, according to Today. Instead, he's leaving the law-laying to his girls.

"You'll have to ask them what their rules are," Welch writes. "I'm not raising my little girls to be the kind of women who need their daddy to act like a creepy possessive badass in order for them to be treated with respect."

Welch expanded on his parenting philosophy to Today Parents, saying, "I understand the urge to protect your daughters. But the kind of posturing by fathers of daughters I was specifically responding to had nothing to do with that 'protective instinct' and everything to do with asserting their dominance over women and reinforcing a belief that women need men to take care of them."

Even if dads are well-meaning, there is a worrisome likening of young women to "property" that Welch is actively calling attention to and trying to combat here. Instead of viewing his children more like heirlooms than humans, Welch says, "These girls are my heroes. I was a feminist long before I had daughters, but it wasn't until I was blessed with the task of raising young women that I realized why: These girls are amazing, and I can take no credit for that other than the fact that I at least knew that the best thing I could do for them is not try to 'mold' them."

Welch told Today the response to his post has been "overwhelmingly positive," and he hopes this indicates "a change in attitudes towards women in our culture."

We hope so too, and based on the above, we can't wait to hear the laudable father-of-the-bride speeches Welch will undoubtedly deliver in a decade or so.Read more at:sheindressau.com | wedding dress brisbane


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Art Museum Wedding

HOW WE MET Connor and I met for the first time in preschool at the age of four. We even stood next to each other at preschool graduation! We became friends in high school through mutual friends and mutual classes. Connor started helping me with my advanced algebra homework and we started dating our sophomore year of high school at the age 15.

THE PROPOSAL Connor proposed the day after we attended the wedding of a friend where I also happened to catch the bouquet at the reception! I had to move into my new apartment and Connor helped me move all day and after our parents left, he offered to help me unpack. He sat on my brand new couch with a pillow in his lap and did not, in fact, help me unpack. He eventually asked me to come sit by him on the couch, where he revealed a letter he had written me so he could include everything he wanted to say. When I was done reading it he got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!

AN ARTFUL DAY When you get married at a beautiful venue like the Joslyn Art Museum, the rooms speak for themselves. I knew when we decided to have our ceremony and reception there that we wouldn’t need to go over the top with decorations as the rooms are already beautiful and filled with magnificent pieces such as the Chihuly sculptures. I wouldn’t say we had a certain style or theme but we definitely visualized elegance. We wanted to accent the beautiful Storz Fountain Court with flowers around the fountain and up at the altar. We filled the room with the beautiful music of the Mahr String Quartet. For the cocktail hour, guests were able to peruse the Modern and Contemporary Permanent Collection at the Joslyn whilst enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the musical stylings of the Mahr Quartet on the Strauss Bridge.

DAD'S TOAST My father told a couple stories of our interactions before we started dating in high school. He had all of the guests laughing with his impression of 15 year old Connor trying to get my attention!

FIRST DANCE The sweetest moment at our wedding was probably our first dance. We danced to “Annie’s Song” by John Denver and the song combined with the emotions of our wedding day made me very teary. It was so memorable to have that moment alone dancing to one of our favorite songs and we will never forget it!

LIGHT IT UP Our centerpieces consisted of wine bottles that we filled with copper LED lights and then covered with a monogrammed label. It was very cost effective and served as another way to light up the room.

GUEST BOOK We got our “guest book” from Peachwik, who sell customized canvasses for guests to sign. They come in a variety of colors and styles, but we loved the way ours turned out. It is a nice way to put your guest book on display instead of putting it away and rarely looking at it. Ours is on our wall and we see it every day!

WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT HER Liz is my best friend. She is kind, supportive, and there is never a dull moment. One of her best qualities is that she is never afraid to be herself, which anyone who knows her would attest to. She is silly, sweet, caring, and effortlessly makes anyone around her smile.

WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT HIM Connor is one of the only people who can make me laugh no matter the circumstances. He is also the kindest person I have ever met. He is genuinely interested in the people he meets and he makes a lot of friends by being that way. He knows me better than I know myself and I feel so lucky that I get to call him my husband.

BEST ADVICE Pick a venue that doesn’t require a lot of decorating. When you pick a venue that is already beautiful, you don’t need to worry about all kinds of decorations. These venues tend to cost more, but you will likely save money on decorations and have to deal with a lot less setting up.

SKIP THE FIRST LOOK When we first started planning, I thought about doing a “first look” before the ceremony as that seems to be the trend currently. Connor really wanted the first time we saw each other to be when I walked down the aisle. We ended up not doing the first look and I’m so happy we chose to have that special moment walking down the aisle.

BEFORE MARRIAGE, I NEVER KNEW ... that Connor could make mundane activities so much fun! Things like going to the grocery store, cooking dinner, and walking our dog are so much more enjoyable when we are together.

...that Liz would be so good at cooking. Neither of us had much experience in the kitchen, but she’s not scared to try new things, and hasn’t had any major mishaps yet! I try to show my appreciation by helping with the dishes when we’re done eating each night.

FAVORITE GIFT My grandmother gave us beautiful new silverware from Pottery Barn. It is the nicest silverware I have ever owned and I am confident it will last many, many years. We will always think of her when we use it. We also had a friend give us a fire extinguisher, which we loved because it is hilarious but also very practical!Read more at:princess wedding dresses | www.sheindressau.com


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Fashion Week Show

Gore designer wowed by Fashion Week Show

Gore fashion designer Luke Dawson is looking forward to returning home to start creating more clothing after a whirlwind few days showing his label at New Zealand Fashion Week.

"I'm pretty bloody knackered but it's been awesome. I've been like a lost fly in a big city.

"I dropped the girlfriend off at the airport yesterday to come back to Gore and to be honest I could have got on the plane with her."

Luke Dawson's collection, called The Boy From Goreville, was on the runway at the New Generation show on the catwalk at the Viaduct Basin in Auckland on Tuesday.

The line features a comic strip drawn by him after he merged his interest in fashion design with his skills in 3D animation.

"It was pretty intimidating putting it out there to start with to be honest but the models looked awesome and it went really well.

"I've had some awesome feedback and made some cool connections. The boys from Federation have been looking after me."

Dawson was spending Thursday at a trade show where he hoped to make more fashion industry connections and meet retailers.

"I've had some people say they're keen to stock my stuff in their stores so that's pretty awesome."

Showing his collection at Fashion Week had been a steep learning curve.

"It's been a really big step up.

"It's made me realise that if I want to get on with it I just have to get stuck in and I'm pretty keen to do that now."

He's keen to return next year to hold his own show

He won't be giving up his day job just yet though - Dawson works on the slaughterboard at Silver Fern Farm's Waitane plant.

"In saying that I'll be back at work next week to get a bit of ribbing from the boys at work."

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white T-shirt

My quest for the perfect plain white T-shirt

I enjoy, as a genre, any interview that accompanies the launch of a new clothing line – it is an admirable world of aggrandised nonsense. Take super-stylist Karla Welch, who has just collaborated on a collection with Justin Bieber.

This new range? Seven plain white T-shirts. In fact, supermarket-bought T-shirts “reimagined” (cut up and put back together) to best suit the star’s taste. And pray, what’s wrong with a normal white T-shirt? According to Bieber, the T-shirt he wanted “literally didn’t exist in the marketplace”.

Now I love a tee more than the next person, and arguably more than Bieber. My favourite is from Cos. Soft, firm, it hangs beautifully, and unlike thinner tees, your man boobs and beer belly don’t poke through. In fact through some dark magic they somehow make you look skinnier. And at £12 a pop, you can’t go too wrong. But the idea that a T-shirt could, to paraphrase Bieber, “push boundaries”? Maybe my commitment to Cos was stopping me from charting new territory.

This might all sound a little overblown, but this item is fairly fundamental to a man’s wardrobe: “I guess because it’s versatile, anyone can wear a white T-shirt and not be judged,” says Elgar Johnson, the fashion director at GQ Style.

There is no such thing as a plain white T-shirt. Tiny, almost imperceptible differences between them can be life-changing. It’s also the last of the great men’s staples. So many of the sacred cows of trendy menswear have been slaughtered in recent years: skinny jeans, beanie hats, bright macs, bomber jackets, hi-top trainers – all unavoidable a few years ago, now tacky and uncool. Yet the white T-shirt prevails.

They work because while white is a statement colour – if you went to a party wearing a bright white outfit, you are basically saying: “Look at me, I have arrived and I am very good at not spilling drinks on myself.” – a plain T-shirt is a deeply innocuous piece of clothing. So it lets you be both nonchalant and exceptional: the perfect crime.

To realise its power, simply think of its sworn enemy, the navy T-shirt. Imagine a man in a navy T-shirt and navy jeans: his favourite band is Kings of Leon; he hasn’t told his wife he loves her in six months; he has given up on life. You try to know more about him but you cannot, because he is already fading from view, disappearing into his own stock photo existence.

By contrast, the white T-shirt is essential not just for the summer hipster, but suits the tattooed punk, the dad that dates, the stylish hip-hop head: it is the very pinnacle of versatility, available on every high street. It is also democratic. “They look good on men and women, pop stars, royalty and builders – whoever,” says Elgar Johnson.

With that versatility and flexibility in mind, I went in search of the perfect white tee, trying a different one each day of the week.

I start my week with a Sunspel short-sleeved crew neck in white. Sunspel is an upmarket brand with a heritage, the sort of place people go to treat themselves to a pair of expensive boxers when they get a promotion. A few friends tell me their T-shirts are the best out there. At £65 a go, they really should be. The top is unbelievably soft and I feel richer as soon as I put it on. It definitely would be perfect with an overshirt or suit jacket, but it feels too much like a posh undershirt to wear on its own.

The quality of the Sunspel is all the more noticeable when I try the offering from Arket, a kind of upmarket knicknacks and basics store from the people behind H&M, which has just launched in London. Their tee is thin and scratchy, and see-through, so every hair on my chest is visible. It is so uncomfortable I have to take it off after five minutes and go back to a Cos classic.

On Wednesday, I go by the maxim that anyone who only sells one thing must be bloody good at it, and opt for online specialists The White T-shirt Company. In Bieberesque fashion, it claims to have “started with a simple goal – to design and make the perfect white T-shirt. A wardrobe classic made without compromise to quality, style or ethics.” It’s a soft, thick shirt that hangs nicely, but the look is a bit too basic, like a 1970s gym kit.

I give David Gandy’s M&S white tee a go next. It is the least flattering of the bunch, a sort of half-hearted V-neck, with a hospital-gown fit. But its softness almost makes me cry. This is the perfect bed shirt, as long no one can see you.

There is not an outfit that doesn’t work with a white tee: suits, jackets, pyjamas ... But the classic is just on its own, with blue or black jeans, harking back to the man that made them so popular: James Dean. His simple, untailored white T-shirt worn in Rebel Without a Cause led to soaring sales in the US, particularly at JC Penney, where it was rumoured Dean’s T-shirt came from.

The winner in my test comes at the end of the week from Swedish basics online store Asket. Unlike the other tees, they have offerings in five sizes and three lengths. I opt for the large-long tee and it’s perfect: thicker than the others but still quite soft, with that right James Dean-y look that means you can wear it on its own.

Supermarket and discount T-shirts still remain some of the best available; the Bieber shirts are going to be XL Hanes T-shirts taken apart and stitched back together to make them longer – you can buy a seven-pack of them for about a tenner. I have a bunch of the Hanes ones at home and I can see the appeal: the cotton feels workmanlike, almost industrial. But it is a good thing they are cheap, as you get through them quicker than dishcloths – it takes just a drip of moussaka or a wash warmer than a baby’s bath water and they’re ruined for ever. Stains expand as they reach them, like oil on water.

If you are rolling your eyes at this point, I know, they are just bloody plain T-shirts. But let me just say that at the end of the week, I did a blind feel test with five new tees, a Cos classic and my long-suffering girlfriend. She correctly recognised every one straight away. When she got to the Arket one, she said “eugh!” and threw it across the room.

Besides, there is still a level above that I haven’t reached – the designer white tee. Kanye West made a white tee with APC that cost $120 (about £90); Rick Owens, the US furniture and clothes designer, has one out this season for £179. Really though, those shirts already fail, because a white T-shirt cannot be kept for life: imagine shelling $430 for a Gucci washed cotton tee (a real thing), only to dribble down juice from a lamb shish, ruining it for ever. That’s the thing about a white T-shirt, they are transient. If you’re as dribbly as me, you have to buy one a month, so you might as well get it right.

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a Re/Done Denim Collaboration

Cindy Crawford’s #TBT Inspired a Re/Done Denim Collaboration

It’s widely understood that Kaia Gerber, the gorgeous offspring of Cindy Crawford, is following in her mother’s picture perfect footsteps. See, for example, her gig as the face of the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume.

But now, it looks as if Crawford is drawing inspiration from her daughter. Let us explain.

Gerber, who happens to be a cool teen on the scene in L.A., is often photographed wearing reworked Levi’s jeans from denim brand of the moment, Re/Done. There was the cropped and flared pair she wore to the Tommy Hilfiger show on the West Coast this past February, and again, just a few days later in New York. The brand’s cut-off shorts have become part of her summer uniform, particularly a cuffed true blue pair she’s been wearing around Malibu.

So it seems Crawford was inspired by her progeny, as she is partnering up with Re/Done on a capsule of jeans. Aptly titled The Crawford, the three-piece range includes a re-worked pair of Levi’s 501 Original jeans in a throwback faded blue hue, a t-shirt with a nod to her famous mole and a black sweatshirt with her airbrushed portrait on the back. The jeans, which are mid-rise and slightly skinny, were inspired by a pair that Crawford wore in the ’90s and loved so much she never gave them away. The fit of the pants has been modernized for 2017, so these jeans are guaranteed to be both flattering and vintage.

But how did this range really come to be? Well, it all started with Crawford’s Instagram post (as most things do these days), which was a throwback of the model in a pair of Levis. In the caption, she wrote “Workin’ that @shopredone look before @shopredone was even born!” Touché!

The brand’s co-founder, Sean Barron, did give the model credit, admitting: “She popularized the look that is the core of the brand.” So turns out that Gerber, yet again, is simply taking style notes from her mother.

To celebrate the launch of these new Re/Done designs, Crawford has taken over the brand’s Instagram Stories. The denim line is taking the Instagram focus one step further, by offering 20 limited pieces from the collection, which can only be shopped by swiping through Stories. In addition to Instagram, the collection, which deserves the title of the sexiest mom jeans on the market, can also be scooped up at Barneys, Colette, Ron Herman Japan and on Re/Done’s website.

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