Designer Anne Bowen goes bridal!

by Azure

How many times have you been watching the Oscars, SAGs, or Grammy's and absolutely died over one of the evening gowns floating down the red carpet? For me, its been one time too many! Enter designer Anne Bowen. Known for her stylized evening wear, use of luxurious textures and fabrics, and simple, fresh, no-frills drama design aesthetic, Bowen is the latest eveningwear designer to apply her luxury red carpet sensibility to a range of wedding dresses, with prices starting at...

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Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2010 Collection: van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, oh my!

by Azure

This past weekend at New York's Bridal Market, Carolina Herrera wowed fashionistas and artistas alike when she unveiled her Spring 2010 Collection. Each gown that floated down the runway was a true piece of art, from the Henri Matisse dress inspired by the famed artist's paper cutouts, to the Georges-Pierre Seurat gown which used pointillism as its starting point with a polka-dotted theme. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the fabulous hat the model donned, which was straight out...

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2009 Wedding Dress Trends: Floral Details

by Azure

I've been wanting to post about 2009 wedding dress trends for some time now, but there are so many fabulous looks this season that I didn't know where to start! I decided to bite the bullet today and share with you some of my favorite dresses with eye-catching floral embellishments. This feminine and sophisticated trend took the Spring '09 catwalks by storm, as some designers added subtle, delicate rosettes to inconspicuous places, while others went bold with massive corsages at the...

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Bride Chic: NEW DIRECTIONS IN HEAD CHIC

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here are some of the finest designers of head wear in the world and they're taking us down a new and exciting path to 2010 and beyond. Since bridal fashion is moving toward breaking tradition these days, alternatives to the veil are found everywhere. While veils are still in vogue and ever traditional, the new head options are definately worth checking out. Some brides bypassing the veil are going for wide brimmed hats, fresh flowers or jewels in their hair. The...

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Calling all New York Nearlyweds!

by Azure

If you are in the NYC area tomorrow (April 2nd), don’t miss the opening of Modern Trousseau’s New York showroom! During this 5-day event, Modern Trousseau will unveil the 2009 Spring Collection, so boogie on down to 7th Ave. and be one of the first to feast your eyes on these gorgeous gowns!

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Get Inspired at NET-A-PORTER’S Wedding Boutique!

by Azure

NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s leading online luxury retailer, has just launched its Wedding Boutique. There has never been a better time to splurge... So treat yourself, its YOUR big day! And even if your fiance won't let you get away with walking down the aisle in a pair of Louboutins, use this fabulous boutique for wedding style inspiration! Row 1:Anita Ko Diamond encrusted heart necklace, Landver Asymmetric crystal necklace, YSL Arty Enamel ring, Landver Platinum stone...

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Bride Chic: BEYOND WHITE

by Azure

About Bride Chic Would you get married in black? Once upon a time most women did. In the 1800's brides wore everyday colors, mostly darker, somber ones. Today when we think black though, brides rarely come to mind. It's usually a shade reserved by society for widows and vamps. But times are a' changin' ladies. We're in the midst of an era where we're looking beyond the white philosophy that's defined wedding fashion for two centuries. No longer restricted to white on white, red, blue...

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Wedding Hair, Hollywood Style

by Azure

Sunday night’s Academy Awards didn’t hold many surprises in terms of the winners, but I for one was surprised by how many stars had their hair down: Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman (Actually, I’m a little confused actually as to whether her hair was up or down). After Drew Barrymore’s Golden Globes windswept don’t, I thought everyone would have their hair shellacked to hell. Maybe that’s just me though, my hair has a mind of its own and I find it easiest to...

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Royal Wedding Alert!

by Azure

Sweden's Royal family has announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to her longtime boyfriend Daniel Westling. Princess Victoria is heir to the Swedish throne. The couple plan to marry in the summer of 2010, and the ceremony is going to be a knockout - an early estimate for the guest list was 1,000 people. Be sure to check back here often as we get the latest scoop on all the preparations!

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White House Weddings

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Looking for a little historical inspiration for your wedding? Celebrate President’s Day by taking a virtual tour through the Smithsonian’s collection of White House Wedding memorabilia. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/3a4.html). When you’re done fantasizing about a Rose Garden reception, check out the pages on the First Ladies. Everyone knows our newest First Lady is a fashion icon, and hundreds of brides have looked to Jackie O for inspiration but what about their...

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