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Wedding Gown Wednesday

I think I’m just going to start calling this Wedding Gown Thursday because for some reason, I really struggle with the Wednesday thing.

Thanks for hangin’ in there with me.

Todays gown is for a very special Bride.

This Bride likes the wow factor.

She’s understated, but loves herself some Haute Couture glam.

 

See what I mean?

I love this gown because the structured bodice is so unexpected on top of the soft silk crepe skirt.

See how they styled her?

Her makeup, hair and accessories are minimal.

I see this Bride in a big city.

She’s in New York, Chicago, even Seattle.

She’s getting married in a loft or somewhere really chic downtown.

This could be you.

Do you want it to be?

Check out more specs on this dress here.

 

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Wedding Gown Wednesday

We are going to do this a little bit different today.

See, I told you that when I would found out about Jessica Biel’s wedding gown I would share it with you.

Here is the info that we have so far.

People Magazine has given us our first glimpse of her gown.

Does this photo look really awkward to anyone else?

Here is a closer look.  Not the best photo.

Her gown was designed especially for her by Giambattista Valli.

Here’s the thing.  It looks exactly like his Style 39 gown from his Spring 2012 Couture Collection.

It looks like Jessica just had him take out a little bit of the fullness and change the color to more of a blush pink.

I have my own thoughts on this, but I’m interested to see what you think.

Do you like the blush?

Jessica has such a rockin’ body, but this gown doesn’t show it off.  Do you like that?

Let me know!

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Wedding Gown Wednesday?

Who am I kidding.

It’s Thursday.

You don’t mind right?

Whew!  I knew you wouldn’t.  I’m so happy we’re friends.

The gown that I’m bringing to you today is designed by the wonderful Jenny Packham.

If you don’t like Jenny Packham then you don’t like Princess Kate’s style

And if you don’t like Princess Kate’s style, you should excuse yourself right now.

You are a horrible person.

Sorry for the outburst.

I will now bring you the gown that Jenny has lovingly named Ormlie.

Such a soft Bohemian feel with a bodice that brings both a vintage AND contemporary look that only Jenny Packham can design.

Let’s take  a closer look at that bodice, shall we?

Wow.

To see Ormlie and other beautiful wedding gowns designed by Jenny Packham click here.

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Wedding Gown Wednesday

Whew!

I’m tired.

But I’m excited.

This year’s Chicago Bridal Market turned out to be one of the best Markets that I have attended.  There are some really great new designers that we picked up and that I am so excited to introduce to you.

And for those of you that follow my twitter, it was nice bringing you along with me.

The only downer?  The prom and special occasion gowns

My son’s curfew would be 7:00 that night

I wish that I was kidding about this one.

Anyway, I will talk more about Market on friday.

So, back to Wedding Gown Wednesday.

Tonight’s gown comes from Selia Yang

 

It can be really hard for a designer to design a fully textured gown without it coming off obnoxious, but Selia Yang really pulled this one off.  It doesn’t take away from her shape and it doesn’t scream that the Bride is trying too hard.  It is just a Couture style that everyone can appreciate.

Note of caution:

If you wear a gown with a lot of texture, make sure that your hair, makeup and accessories are simple.  There is nothing worse than a Bride who got too much going on.

It’s distracting.

My point exactly.

If you would like to see more of Selia Yang’s designs, click here.

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Wedding Gown Wednesday

Welcome, new readers, to the greatest blog you will ever accidentally come across!

Man, if I new that talking about my cellulite would be so popular I would start talking about it more.

I hope you come by often.

You’re always welcome.

So here we are, another Wedding Gown Wednesday.

Let’s see what I have in the arsenal…

BAM!

Meet Isadora by Johanna Johnson, a gorgeous raw silk bodice with jewel encrusted belt and full tulle skirt with a pearl sheen.

Simple and elegant with just a touch of  “look at me, I’m awesome”.

I love Johanna Johnson.

This designer is talented and groundbreaking, everything you could want in fashion.

She has styled stars like Christina Hendricks

va va va voom

which shows me that she’s not just a one trick pony that can only design for size 0 waifs.  She knows how to flatter all figures.

Want to see more of her styles?

Check out her website here.

Here is some super important news about her current styles.  If you are wanting to purchase any of them, do it before October 1, 2012 because she is discontinuing them to get ready to launch her new collection.  They are at discounted prices and in limited quantities so HURRY!!!

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SSSHHHHH! Don’t Tell My Husband…

…But I’m having a love affair.

I can’t help myself!

I am in love with a Lebanese designer named Zuhair Murad.

Ok ok.

So I’ve never met the guy, but he has got to be incredible if he can design a gown like this

Everything about this gown is luxurious.

Look at how the lace trimmed skirt opens in the front to reveal a full lace appliquéd underskirt.

The off the shoulder lace neckline that goes into a lace three quarter length sleeve.

And the sash.  THE SASH!  It brings the eye to the smallest part of your waist and makes it look itty bitty.

I appreciate designers that don’t forget about the back of dresses because, come on, when you think about it, people will be looking at your backside 95% of the time during the ceremony.  You better give them something good to look at and that’s why I love this beautiful bow in the back.

This gown is beautiful on most figures especially if you are not feeling too keen on the whole underarm region.

You think this is good?  Take a look at his other styles by clicking here.

And I would like to take this opportunity to tell T (my husband) no worries.  I love you, but it wouldn’t hurt my love for you if you could design a gown like this.

Just sayin’.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is Fall!

Not only is the Earth at it’s most beautiful and the funnest Holiday is upon us

I want to be Rosie the Riveter for Halloween.  I’m not into skanky costumes.  Yes, I am too good for those.

but it’s the big Market Season!

You may have notice all of the hubbub going on in New York for the past few days.  It’s called Fashion Week.  It’s when the hottest designers premier their new lines for Spring of the next year.

For Buyers, this is Christmas!  (or Hanukah or Kwanza or whatever floats your boat)

This is the perk of our job.

We get to dress up, rub shoulders with top Designers and buy, buy, buy.

My Fashion Week start the last week of September.

I will be at the Chicago Bridal Market gobbling up all of the new trends in Bridal for 2013.

Seriously, best part of my job.

Did I mention my other favorite part of Fall?

The Brides.

I don’t know what it is.

The Brides that get married in the fall are always a little more low key and a little more stylish.  I love the rich colors that go into planning a fall wedding.  I love the crisp air that make the wedding festivities even more luxurious.

I just love it.

So let’s welcome Fall together and celebrate the incredible weddings that we are about to experience this season.

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Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

I deal with this on a daily basis.

I know how your conversations go.

MY friends have even said this to me!

“I have the best idea! After we get out of this tub (?) let’s pretend we are getting married and go try on wedding dress!”

Just typing that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!

I know it sounds fun, and I know that you think you have this really awesome fake CZ diamond ring that looks “totally real” and you have come up with this great story about how you are “getting married next year and just want to try on a few styles”.

I promise I am not a mean girl.  I’m actually really nice.  I know who you are when you call and make your appointment and I just sigh and put your name in the calendar.  I don’t tell you no and I don’t call you out.

I’m writing this to you to let you know that we know and honestly, you’re waisting our money and time.

It’s the chick in the back. She’s smiling WAAAAY too big.

Your story is great in the beginning and then the cracks start to show.  You all start to giggle in that “certain” way.  Your story starts to fall apart.  One of your friends can’t stand it and SHE wants to try on a dress.  And by the end, YOU know that we know and you leave giving me that sheepish grin.

Earlier this year, I had a girl send me a Thank You card apologizing for lying to me and that she will send all of her friends to me because even though she was “just playing”, I gave her the best service she has ever had (that’s how I make you feel guilty.  This isn’t my first rodeo).

I know what you’re thinking “well, if we like you and we have a good experience than we will come back when we REALLY get married”.

Whatever.

Look, your cheapening your real experience.  When you really are engaged you’ll know what to expect.

Remember the first time you kissed someone you really really really like, or do I dare say, loved?

You had butterflies!  It was exciting!  It was new and you knew that even though every other kiss you shared with that person would be incredible, it wouldn’t be as special as that first time.

Don’t waste your first time.

Go do something cool instead like

Lay in the road?

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Calling A Certain Bride

Are you out there?

You know who you are.

You are natural, elegant and don’t want to look like you just walked off the top of a wedding cake.

I love you.

I love your style and I want you have this

This will look beautiful at your outdoor wedding.

Your soft Bohemian gown will love the fact that you know how to accessorize with it.

Your guest will swoon.

The love of your life’s eyes will be zeroed in on your beautiful face.

And your photographer will bless you.

If you are this Bride and you buy this headpiece from Ruche PLEASE send me a photo!

Not only would I love to feature you on my blog, I would love to be your friend (that sounded a little creepy, don’t be scared).

What are your thoughts on this headpiece?

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Let’s See What You Got iPant

Remember how I told you in this post that I had a fun little something that I wanted to introduce to you?

Well, here it is.

Whaaaaaaa?

Ok, so here’s what they are selling.  This is taken straight from their website:

WHY IT WORKS

Wacoal’s iPant offers superior comfort and smoothing along with amazing cosmetic benefits.

The iPant is constructed of Novarel Slim® nylon microfibers with embedded microcapsules containing caffeine to promote fat destruction; vitamin E to prevent the effects of aging;ceramides to restore and maintain the skin’s smoothness; and retinol and aloe vera to moisturize and increase the firmness of the skin. 

The iPant with LYCRA® beauty fabric shapes and sculpts as it releases ingredients into your skin while you move throughout the day.

HOW IT WORKS

It is recommended to wear the iPant 8 hours a day, 7 days a week for 28 days.

Novarel Slim® test results show most women reported improved appearance, a reduction in thigh measurement and that their clothes felt less tight.

Active ingredients are still present after 100 washes.Too good to be true?  Huge scam?

So… are you buying?

Here’s the deal, I will try this for you and will let you know how it goes.  Starting tonight, I will be wearing the iPant for 8 hours for the next 28 days (if I’m not experiencing a day at the pool or anything.  That could be awkward) and will let you know if the cottage cheese on my thighs get any better.

Oh, the things I do for my readers.

This kinda grossed me out, but I couldn’t resist.

I’ll be honest, up front and forthright.

I mean, if this thing works I will be shouting it from the rooftops!!

Wish me luck!

Oh, and there will be no before and after photos.

Don’t give me that attitude!

Are you saying that you would put your dimply thighs on the internet for everyone to see?

That’s what I thought.

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