A Fascinating Friday for Bridal Accessories

by Azure

About Bride Chic In case you're wondering, what exactly is a fascinator? Defined it's a mini or cocktail style hat made mostly out of feathers and plumes. Over the last couple years the fascinator has evolved into as many forms as you can imagine. The most forward would be those abstract-looking pieces that made fashion headlines this year at the royal wedding. Since variations abound you can choose from darling little lace hats adorned with florals and feathers to bridal...

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Bridal Fascinators by Priscilla of Boston: Affordable and Chic!

by Azure

The royal wedding has had a major impact on trends, tastes and bridal styles. Wedding hats traditionally donned in the U.K. have hit the U.S., and sleeved wedding dresses inspired by Kate Middleton's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown are all the rage. Similarly, fascinators have jumped to the top of brides and bridesmaids' wish lists, inspired by the other major head chic seen at the royal wedding. Realizing that 2011 is the year of the fascinator, Priscilla of Boston...

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Yestadt Millinery plus BHLDN Bridal Couture

by Azure

About Bride Chic Looking for some jazzy head chic? Yestadt Millinery has teamed up with BHLDN. Their couture bridal collection (also available through the Yestadt website) focuses on bird cage veils, soft blushers and--beleive it or not-- lace turbans. Look for some gorgeous detailing like out of the ordinary handmade silk flowers, plumage and delicate peau d'ange laces... Helpful Links Bridal fascinators Elie Saab couture inspiration

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Royal Wedding Hats Off to Ella Gajewska… and Fascinators too!

by Azure

About Bride Chic It never ceases to amaze me the level of talent found on Etsy. Add to that I love being the first to spread the word about new (and relatively new) Etsy shops and indie designers running them. Meet Ella Gajewska of Ella Gajewska Millinery, creator of some of the most drop dead gorgeous fascinators I've seen since Wills and Kate's royal wedding. As a milliner, her range goes from day and evening hats to the white bridal headwear you see here. As Ella puts it,...

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2011 Micro Wedding Trend- Haute Couture Bridal Headpieces

by Azure

While wedding decor will be scaled back for 2011 weddings, bridal style will not! One micro trend for 2011 focuses on the bride's beautiful blushing... head. Yes, head! More and more brides will don dramatic bridal headpieces instead of traditional bridal veils. From haute couture fascinators to retro embellished turbans, brides will show their style from head to toe! I love the bridal headwear from Jennifer Behr (who also designs to-die-for bridal belts) and Twigs and Honey. ...

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Add Effortless, Eco-Friendly, Vintage Glamour to Your Wedding Day Look with Fascinators and Headband

by Azure

Who better to create a stunning wedding day look than a former costume designer? After working for theaters all over the country, designer Ginger Breo recently set up an Etsy Shop called Seamstress of Avalon to share her amazing millinery (fancy word for headpiece) work. Ginger describes her work this way: I work in a mix of new and vintage materials, incorporating feathers and veiling with antique brooches or beaded trim taken off a Victorian gown. I always choose the finest silks...

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Bride Chic: Getting Harlow and Garbo Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic I love the Art Deco wedding complete with a bride making her entrance in the starlet wedding dress. Some simply add touches of that movie star look with feathered fascinators or those rare vintage shoes. Though the peak of Hollywood Glamour was the 1930s, 40s and 50s, fashion reflected its own kind of chic too. The 1940s concentrated on wide shoulders, satin and high hair-dos, usually worn half up, half down. The 1950s ushered in the strapless bodice with full...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Parisian Chic

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Evoke the stylish splendor for which the city of Paris is well known with this selection of fashionable accessories for your wedding! Embellish your wedding gown with the Three Rhinestone Silk Dupioni Roses Bridal Sash from Emici Bridal. This gorgeous ivory dupioni silk flower sash is completely handmade and features beautiful rhinestone details. Your rings will be the center of attention perched atop a black quilted Couture Wedding Ring Pillow from...

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Floral Fascinators: What Are They, And Why Are They So Fabulous?

by Azure

I have a confession. Graduating from college, with a degree in finance, and starting work at OneWed back in January, I was far from a wedding expert- especially when it came to bridal fashion. How far I've come since then... Its as if I've learned a whole new language! And I must say, it was a lot more fun (and much easier) than learning Spanish or Italian! Do you know what a Fascinator is? Because when I started at OneWed, I sure didn't! Defined, a fascinator is a delicate,...

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