2017年05月27日

Wedding Dresses

Move over, heavy layers of ruffle, tulle, and organza—we're loving ethereal wedding dresses right now. As a ball gown favorite, you may have held the crown for quite a while now, but this season, designers have been working with a lighter hand.


From Theia to Marchesa, their craftwork creates a more subtle effect, but one that is equally as striking. Soft layers, airy movement, and cascading tiers produce a delicate touch that promises to glide down the aisle with a dreamy grace. Such artfully designed gossamer fabrics create an ethereal feel made of a bride's wildest dreams; but now, they're a reality.


Light fabrics are no longer just for the sexy dress—take a look at these beauties below.


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Simplicity takes over in this loose A-line, Style BL18109 in Monique Lhuillier's Bliss collection. A sheer bodice with nude underlining and a deep V bring a dash of sexiness to the fairy-tale feel of the skirt. We love this one for a woodland wedding.


The cascading chiffon overlay in Ines Di Santo's Maci ripples like water down the aisle. A natural waist and angular ruffles accentuate the fluidity of the skirt, while gentle floral embroidery gracing its center mirrors the lace of the V-neck bodice.


The feminine touch of Sabrina Dahan is unmistakable in her Liliane gown. Floral adornments, one of the season's hottest trends, trail down wispy clouds of tulle while a gauzy wrap overlay across the bodice channels the magical vibe of the skirt.


Move over, heavy layers of ruffle, tulle, and organza—we're loving ethereal wedding dresses right now. As a ball gown favorite, you may have held the crown for quite a while now, but this season, designers have been working with a lighter hand.


From Theia to Marchesa, their craftwork creates a more subtle effect, but one that is equally as striking. Soft layers, airy movement, and cascading tiers produce a delicate touch that promises to glide down the aisle with a dreamy grace. Such artfully designed gossamer fabrics create an ethereal feel made of a bride's wildest dreams; but now, they're a reality.


Light fabrics are no longer just for the sexy dress—take a look at these beauties below.


Simplicity takes over in this loose A-line, Style BL18109 in Monique Lhuillier's Bliss collection. A sheer bodice with nude underlining and a deep V bring a dash of sexiness to the fairy-tale feel of the skirt. We love this one for a woodland wedding.


The cascading chiffon overlay in Ines Di Santo's Maci ripples like water down the aisle. A natural waist and angular ruffles accentuate the fluidity of the skirt, while gentle floral embroidery gracing its center mirrors the lace of the V-neck bodice.


The feminine touch of Sabrina Dahan is unmistakable in her Liliane gown. Floral adornments, one of the season's hottest trends, trail down wispy clouds of tulle while a gauzy wrap overlay across the bodice channels the magical vibe of the skirt.


Francesca Miranda's Juliette A-line takes romance for a bohemian spin with a lace bodice, silk organza skirt featuring hand-embroidered floral appliqués and tiered stitching, and matching long sleeves.


A bodice and three-quarter sleeves of illusion lace in Anne Barge's Ava yields a tender touch to a godet skirt full of movement. Dreamy and waiflike, this effortless number is rich in the decadence of minimalism.


A modest lace bodice and ribbon detailing makes Theia's Soley gown more than sweet. Stacked layers of floaty tulle in different lengths bring a subtly playful, modern feel while keeping the look lighter than it already is.


With lace trim, cold shoulders, flared sleeves, pleats, and asymmetrical lace design, this Marchesa Notte confection is all about saccharine details. Its breezy silhouette and delicate design takes on old-world romance.


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2017年05月24日

Wedding Shoot

A D.C. woman took the definition of newlywed photos to a whole new level (or perhaps sea level is more fitting) and the photos are absolutely stunning.


Nicole Hardesty, 30, has only been married a week and some change, but the newlywed couldn't wait to get her feet wet -- literally.


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"I've been a competitive swimmer all my life. I love being in the water. Every chance I get, I do underwater photo shoots," Hardesty explained with a smile.


In the photos, Hardesty can be seen gracefully posing in a beautiful, white gown at the bottom of the pool bearing resemblance to a mermaid.


"I wanted the photos to have a serene look... look like a mermaid," she elaborated.


Truth be told, the newlywed imagined the photo shoot being a little bluer.


"This was really my compromise. I wanted to originally do it in my blue wedding dress," Hardesty clarified.


However, her grandmother and mother "were not having it." Which makes complete sense considering the fact that her 90-year-old grandmother spent four weeks making the dress for her special day.


So instead she used her reception gown for the special occasion. Hardesty's brother, who also just so happens to be a strong swimmer, snapped the pictures while she ever so elegantly posed in the water.


Hardesty said it was a lot harder than she imagined, but what's a 45-second to one minute struggle under water to a mermaid at heart.


As for her prince charming, he was not physically in the picture but he stayed alongside the pool throughout the shoot for moral support.


"It would've been cute if he could've done it, but he's not as strong in the water," Hardesty said.


Either way the memories will swim on forever.


She plans to have it cleaned professionally and donated to Forever Angels of Virginia, an organization that creates infant gowns for babies who pass away from a miscarriage, stillbirth or death.


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2017年05月19日

Wedding Cost

Despite the rise of high-street bridal collections and the fact that more than half of married Brits regret spending so much on their wedding, it seems that couples in the UK are still willing to splurge when it comes to saying “I do.”


But, with the national average cost of a wedding hitting an all time high at £27,000 – and more than £38,000 in London – it might come as no surprise that more and more young couples are applying for wedding loans.


From venue hire and food, to the bride’s dress and a lavish afterparty, nowadays it’s seemingly normal to blow your budget on one day.


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But, we’re not talking about a few thousand pounds here because according to price comparison website MoneySuperMarket, of the 50,000 Brits that have applied for a wedding loan so far this year, one in ten have requested to borrow more than £20,000.


The data, which analysed requests on loans between January and March this and last year, reveals that Brits have collectively asked for £460 million to fund their big day.


While the average amount requested sat at £8,497 – just short of the funds for a deposit on the average home – a small number of couples set their sights on an extravagant day.


Shockingly, the data revealed a 53 per cent increase in £30,000 plus wedding loan applications compared to last year.


Wedding planner and event organiser Katrina Otter says that the trend for this type of extreme bridal borrowing is likely to be fuelled by celebrity weddings.


“As details of the much-anticipated Middleton-Spencer wedding start to emerge, I’ve seen a real surge in interest from my brides.


“I even have one bride who has a florist on hold as she suspects the florist has some involvement in the Middleton-Spencer wedding.”


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2017年05月16日

bridezilla stories

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of being included in a family or friend’s wedding party then you’ll know that hings can get intense very fast.


One minute you’re all sitting around with champagne toasting the extravagant engagement and the next minute you’re trying to convince a hysterical bride that the ribbon on every wedding favour is the same shade of rose red.


And it turns out you’re not alone as people from all over the internet have come together to reveal their worst bridezilla stories ever.


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In a Reddit thread posted by an anonymous user, the woman said a close friend was getting married and had become “extremely irritating”.


“I am the victim of her wrath,” the post read, before asking other commenters if they’d ever had run-ins with brides-to-be.


One woman said things got so nasty that the bride actually slapped her in the mouth during the reception.


“ She had this massive, billowing explosion of organza as a skirt,” the woman started.


“It was beautiful but utterly impractically designed: it took at least three of us to hold up her skirt so she could pee.


“She had been drinking on an empty stomach and on the second trip to the rest room with all of us holding this dress up while she hovered drunkenly over a toilet she couldn't see, she ordered me to wipe her.”


The woman of course declined and then out of nowhere the bride slapped her while screaming that their friendship was over if she didn’t do this for her.


“She tried to apologize years later, but seemed surprised when I was not interested in rekindling our friendship,” she said.


Another bride, who very religious, had an extremely strict rule when it came to her guest list.


“She told my friend last week that she doesn't want anyone at her wedding who was born out of wedlock. Which includes my friend, who is the daughter of a teen mom,” the commenter said.


Another woman said her sister-in-law told her bridesmaids to gain 5-10kg to make “her look better in comparison”.


“I just can't understand that,” she wrote.


Another person said she was asked to be in her childhood friend’s wedding party and she decided to accept because she was “really laud back and fun” – but oh how wrong she was.


“The bridal party was twenty people- ten bridesmaids, ten groomsmen,” she started.


“We were basically the unpaid wedding staff; although over half of the bridesmaids and groomsmen sat around flirting instead of working.


“The remaining eight of us set up, and completely decorated the venue for a 200 guest wedding.


“The bride and her super controlling mother followed us around, correcting absolutely everything we did.”


It turns out the bride didn’t want to pay the venue staff to decorate the place and instead spent the money of six wedding dresses for the day.


“Yes, throughout the course of the very long wedding ceremony/reception, the bride changed into all six,” she said.


“No, it wasn't a cultural thing. They were six, nearly identical, very expensive white satin dresses. I guarantee you, most people hardly noticed that she changed six times.”


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2017年05月12日

Chic in blue

Dubbed the UK’s covert 'Brexit Ambassador', it was only fitting that the Duchess of Cambridge should turn to a home-grown designer for her day visit to Luxembourg today, ensuring that she subliminally represented the UK in every way possible.


Debuting a new, sky blue coat dress by Emilia Wickstead - the Britain-based, New Zealand-born, designer who has shown on the London Fashion Week schedule since 2008 - Kate arrived in the city on Thursday lunchtime to begin a day full of events, starting with a visit to the Musze d'Art Moderne art gallery, accompanied by Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.


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Today’s wrap coat is a bespoke piece, riffing on the colour palette used for the designer’s upcoming autumn collection, and offers a simple fit-and-flare silhouette that flatters the Duchess’s waist.


She teamed the coat with her staple L.K. Bennett court shoes, a classic beige clutch bag and a matching new pair of £3,500 blue topaz and diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough.


The outfit was the Duchess's latest well-pitched choice following her Paris trip in March, when she embraced her host nation’s labels and wore a classic Chanel boucle dress. Wickstead has become a firm favourite in the Duchess’s fashion repertoire, thanks to her elegant yet modern crepe dresses and specialty dress coats - a core piece in Kate’s wardrobe for day events. Kate has previously worn her designs to several of the Queen’s garden parties, acknowledging the designer’s forte in producing perfect spring occasionwear options.


The designer’s name is also a popular punt for those trying to guess who will design the Duchess’s sister, Pippa Middleton’s, wedding dresslater this month, and coincidentally, she has just launched her first bridal collection as an expansion to her ready-to-wear offering.


“They are made to be worn and then looked at 35 years down the line and still make you think ‘That was beautiful,’" Wickstead told us of her design principles.


"I think sometimes [tradition and classic style has] been a little bit lost in today’s world of bridal so it was important to me to bring this old world back with this collection and to keep ticking that box.”

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2017年05月09日

Met Gala Gowns

What happens to Met Gala dresses after the pomp, circumstance, and those best and worst dressed lists? While many of the pieces go back to the designers' archives — many are one-of-a-kind couture, after all — but according to Katie Holmes, some of those dresses are awaiting a pretty sweet fate. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Holmes says that she's actually had the honor of keeping a few of her Met Gala looks and that she's keeping them safe for her daughter, Siri.


"I have a few of [my Met Gala dresses for Suri]," Holmes told Entertainment Tonight. "And a lot of them have gone back to the museums where they were."



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It looks like 11-year-old Siri has plenty to look forward to when she decides to slip into her mom's spectacular wardrobe. This year, Holmes accompanied designer Zac Posen and wore an intricately ruffled off-the-shoulder gown with a flowing fit-and-flare hem.


"This was the only one I tried on. I love this dress because of the care that is taken into create something like this," Holmes said of the dress. "Every ruffle is its own pattern, and there's so much thought and detail in it. It's really an honor to wear it."


Holmes wore a Posen gown last year, too. Though it was a little less voluminous, the look included heavy beading and a delicate floral pattern at the hem. And in a sort of fashion hat trick, Holmes also wore Zac Posen to the 2015 Met Gala. The actor didn't explain which gowns she saved for her daughter (she's worn Marchesa and Calvin Klein creations to the event, as well), but it looks like little Siri could have plenty of options to choose from when starts hitting the red carpet circuit.

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2017年05月05日

Kim Kardashian

#Kim Kardashian, 36, disappointed her followers with the dress she wore at #Met Gala as it was extremely simple. Fashion critics say the dress is more suited for a sunset on the beach than for an event as important as the MET Gala. The gown was designed by Vivienne Westwood, 76, a British artist who stands out for creating avant-garde design dresses, much better than the one she made for the socialite. Kim's dress, white and tight, had nothing to do with the amazing style to which the reality superstar has accustomed us.


Many began to wonder why the celebrity used a style so different to the one she usually flaunts and many believe it is due to the changes that Kim applied in her personal life.


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Reasons


Kim's life changed a lot after she suffered a violent robbery in Paris last year. From that moment, she began to give more importance to family and less to material goods. The white dress reflects the simplicity Kim prefers for her life these days. In fact, she didn't wear jewelry this important MET Gala event. In a recent interview she gave at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the reality superstar confessed that she is now less materialistic than before, "thanks" to the robbery she suffered in France. Although she thinks it is right to want to have certain material goods and to work hard for them, she no longer believes that is the most important thing in life..


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For the first time, Kim attended the MET Gala alone and everyone wanted to know why her husband, #Kanye West, 39, was absent at such an important party. The truth is that the music mogul stayed at home, taking care of their children North, 3, and Saint, 1. The decision was taken by him as he wanted to spend more time with them. In addition, the rapper wants to avoid situations of high exposure as they are not good for his mental health. In November of last year, West suffered a temporary psychotic outbreak due to stress and sleep deprivation.


The doctors recommended he work less and rest more. West is a workaholic man, so it was impossible for him to follow that advice. He continued to create music and design clothing for Adidas. In addition, he added a new activity to his daily life: he is designing jewels for Jacob & Co. The collection consists of twelve pieces of rings and necklaces. Kim is his greatest inspiration when it comes to creating jewelry. The socialite is proud of him and loves all his creations.

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2017年05月03日

Day dress believer

Prince sang “sometimes it snows in April”, and last week it did — a year to the day of the purple one’s passing — promptly propelling style plates into a state of intense discombobulation.


Immediately questions were raised. Do bare legs still look good when they turn a deathly shade of blue? Is a winter puffer worn with a pair of Birkenstocks and a (fresh new) pedi a crime against fashion or an inspired survival mechanism? One blast of cold weather and we — a collective of smart, weather-worn women who arguably should have known better than to assume that one lowly swallow (ie that balmy weekend before Easter) had made it summer — were in a state of disarray.


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The result was a delay on the great annual retail phenomenon unofficially known as “the dress dash” and a halt on a two-week spell of hot retail activity during which our favourite high-street hangouts sell more floaty spring frocks than at any other time of year.


Thankfully, with temperatures back on the climb and May Day now behind us, normal service can resume. In essence, spring has sprung and this time there’s no going back.


For the high street, which lay in wait while spring endured its own identity crisis last week, the onset of the season spells interesting times ahead. Notably because the day dress, in all its brave, bold, feminine glory, is finally back en vogue. Having suffered at the hands of mid-season separates — see sawn-off jeans, ankle-length cigarette pants, oversized striped shirts and an unrelenting appetite for athleisure — the day dress had fallen out of favour with some of the capital’s snappiest dressers.


Its demise, in part thanks to the fact that women battling with 21st-century sexism were unconvinced that a yellow floral print tea dress was appropriate attire in which to embark on a personal protest, has since been flipped on its head with more and more of us coming around to the idea that femininity in its most typical and clichéd state can be just as empowering as any of Hillary Clinton’s trouser suits.


At her show in Milan in February, Miuccia Prada was convinced by precisely this idea, citing the notion of seduction and its place in a feminist society as the starting point for her autumn/winter showcase, due in stores later this year.


Ever the trailblazer, Prada’s latest take on feminist attire bypassed the pussy power beanies and slogan sweaters that have become synonymous with our collective crusade this year and instead focused on soft touches. Her vision — classic feminine shapes and textures juxtaposed with contemporary details and awkward edgy twists — was Prada’s way of exploring the idea of an overtly feminist aesthetic as a negative tool.


“My question is about feminism and this idea that it’s stupid to be seductive,” said the Italian designer after her show. In an instant, with a vision of Prada’s scarlet mohair cocktail gown hanging heavy in their minds, the women of the fashion world fell back in love with a breed of femininity that is entirely unapologetic.


A high street that’s awash with dresses to be worn to work, eat and live in is the result of this, with more and more of us returning to the one-piece as a viable everyday dressing solution. The dress’s image overhaul is, of course, assisted by its practically. In a day and age when none of us seems to have any spare time, an item that takes 60 seconds or less to get on and out of the door makes a whole lot of sense. If you want to make your spring as straightforward as possible, invest in as many as possible.


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