Friday December 10, 2010 | 0 Comments
Nicole Richie and soon-to-be husband Joel Madden are planning to get married this weekend, and rumors are saying Nicole is planning to wear a Marchesa wedding dress. We’re not sure which Marchesa dress the petite star is planning to wear, but we think this piece suits the star best with its unique ruching. What do you think?
Thursday December 9, 2010 | 0 Comments
We sat down with wedding dress designer Anne Barge to answer some of our questions about her stunning collection. Here are her answers:
Your new collection is beautiful — lots of pieces reminiscent of 50’s couture. Which dresses are your favorite?
My two favorite dresses from the new collection are Reece and Devereaux. We opened the show with Reece and closed it with Devereaux! Reece is my idea of a classic Anne Barge bride that takes your breath away with the sheer high neck yoke, exquisitely beaded bodice and side draped skirt topped with a matching embroidered veil. Devereaux is my most dramatic gown yet with three dimensional embroidery on the bodice and multi tiered tulle edged in horsehair with hundreds of embroidered lace appliques dancing all over the skirt.
What did you wear for your own wedding?
For my wedding in 1993, I wore a short Guipure lace dress with a jewel neckline and short sleeve. It was designed by Richard Glasgow and given to me as a wedding gift. I think it was perfect for a small afternoon wedding, and I think it still looks great. If I had to choose again in 2010, I would still wear a short dress!
You managed the London Virgin Bride store when it was open. What is the difference between American and British brides when it comes to wedding fashion?
When I began working in London in 1996, there was a huge difference in US brides and UK brides…..now, that ocean has shrunk, and there are not so many differences. I do think that more UK brides are apt to wear a color where US brides primarily stick to white and ivory. The real difference in weddings there versus here is what the guests wear. EVERY woman wears a hat to a UK wedding whereas very few wear hats here.
Prince Albert of Monaco is getting married soon. What would you recommend as a dress for Charlene, his fiancé?
I think our new Channing dress with a cathedral train would definitely suit a royal wedding in Monaco topped with a diamond tiara and plain edge five yard long silk tulle veil.
You can find the new Anne Barge collection in all couture stores in America.
Monday December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments
Luxury hairstylist Julien Farel is now exclusively offering his services to brides, grooms, and bridal parties of The Pierre Hotel. Guests are invited to experience top-notch beauty services, as well as spa treatments, to have them glowing and gorgeous on their big day!
The service menu includes lavish packages for the bride & groom (facials, waxing, makeup, mani, pedi), hairstyling by Julien himself (among other stylists), and shaves for men using Hommage products. As for one of Julien Farel signature wedding hairstyles, here is one styled by Elvin Arvelo. Here are some tips to achieve the look if you are not in New York:
Julien Farel Wedding Day Hair Style
“One of the reasons we did this was because the bride wanted something elegant and off her face. Her hair was very long , so we did two pony tails and separated the ponytails in sections and pined the loops in place.
To finish, we put the little hair ornaments in. She did not need any big tiara or piece in because the loops made it look elegant enough, and you don’t want to over do it.
This style is elegant, sophisticated, and classic but very beautiful. A great way for someone with long hair to put it up.”
Julien Farel Salon on Madison Avenue (605 Madison Avenue, 212-888-8988). The Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street, 212-838-8000).
Friday December 3, 2010 | 0 Comments
For a worry- and wobble-free walk down the aisle, don’t go without the Stiletto Stylist Kit for Brides by Foot Petals ($44.95). All six sole solutions are designed to stay hidden in even the strappiest, most delicate shoes for maximum comfort . You could also share this loot with your bridesmaids.
Each Stiletto Stylist Kit for Brides contains:
-1 pair of Tip Toes
-1 pair of Heavenly Heelz
-1 pair of Killer Kushionz
-2 Sole Stopperz
Killer Kushionz and Tip Toes are also available in baby powder if you are still looking for something blue!