Monday September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ready-to-wear New York Fashion week has started, but come mid-October, it is New York Bridal Week that is taking over. New wedding dresses will be presented to the press to be sold in bridal salons in 2012. Parisian born Severine Ferrari, editor- in-chief of Wedding Dresses and Engagement 101 magazines, has just released her predictions for the 6 new trends about to hit the bridal runway. 2012 and 2013 brides and celebrities should consider wearing these romantic or fashion forward new trends.
1-Lace Wedding Dresses
Lace has made a huge come back through celebrity weddings and is bound to be everywhere on the runway. This timeless trimming can be used for discreet details, like on Kim Kardashian’s strapless wedding dress, or more lavishly all over like on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
2- Wedding Dresses with Sleeves
Short, 3-quarter or even puffy sleeves will be everywhere. Brides who still want to go strapless will have the option of picking a bolero jacket that they can remove for the reception. The sleeves fabric will be solid (satin or organza) or transparent (illusion net, chiffon or lace).
3- Wedding Dresses with Dots and Prints
Wedding Dresses are sometimes inspired by ready-to- wear and though we might see some stripes, polka dots, and painted silks or prints will offer some alternative wedding dresses options.
4- Halter Wedding Dresses with High-Necks
Again, either part of the dress or the jacket, we are about to see wedding dresses with lavalieres, Claudine collars and Queen Anne necklines. Halter wedding dresses are perfect for this trend in order to keep the look modern and hip.
5-Fantasy Wedding Dresses
Princess like statement ball gowns are going to be hot. But the fantasy could go even further and include a more costume feel to personalize the wedding. I am thinking period, old fairy tales, iconic movies … Wedding Dresses are going to tell us the bride’s story. Check out the recently married Lauren Bush Lauren’s wedding attire.
6-Wedding Dresses Covered with Sequins
Sparkle mini and sheath dresses will light the runway.
Thursday September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
The new Plaited Headband by Original Diva is an affordable option for women who want to look chic on their wedding day but don’t want to stress about tresses staying put! Get one to match your wedding dress.
Loving the hair braid look but aren’t up for the hair challenge? Opt for foolproof with the plaited hairband by Original Diva. The lightweight hair accessory is made with heat resistant synthetic hair and is available in 4 different colors: brown, light brown, dark red brown and light blond.
Tuesday September 6, 2011 | 1 Comment
Your wedding pictures are not only about the wedding dress. When it comes to find the right accessories for your groomsman, you might think about a nice boutonniere, a colorful tie or a shiny pair of shoes. But socks rarely comes to mind.
One of Wedding Dresses fans, Michele, shared those delightful pictures with us. As a gift for the occasion, she gave her twelve (yes, twelve!) groomsmen a similar pair of striped socks that she found on Stance.com. She was more than surprise to see how amazing those looked like in her wedding pictures!
By the way Michele, what an impressive Bridal Party, and a stunning wedding dress!
Friday September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
French Macarons, a delicacy made with almonds, took the US by storm a couple of years ago. Macaron was the new cupcake. Though many have offered a decent selection of flavors and a palatable texture, my haughty French palate never reached the heavenly heights of eating a Laduree macaron. Nore the excitement of the amazing experience of entering one of their stores and leaving with one of their lovely boxes. Slightly delayed by hurricane Irene, a Laduree Madison avenue store has just opened. It is lovely with the traditional Laduree decor.
The cute packaging offered in a selection of shapes and colors are amazing wedding favors. A macaron tower can be a great addition to your wedding cake. According to your taste and wedding theme, you can select the flavors that work best for you. They have very sophisticated ”flower” flavors such as rose, cassis-violette and orange blossom. Or you could go with the salty caramel option which is amazing. My favorite is simple vanilla and during winter their seasonal chestnut. If you live in New York, run there to share the experience. They also offer a selection of chocolate and candle gifts.