Bride Chic: The Big Sleeve Comeback!

by Azure

About Bride Chic With necklines rising it is invariable we'd see the return of a few sleeves this season. Until lately (like the last twenty years or so), bridal fashion was a very restricted zone. With so many rules to follow, modesty was the most crucial. Covering one's self up as much as possible was de riguer, a throwback to 19th century propriety when brides symbolized purity and virginity. Fast forward to the 21st century and brides are celebrating a fashion liberation. Finally...

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Golden Globes 2010: Bling Bling!  Dazzling Jewels on the Red Carpet

by Azure

The stars took it easy on the bling at the 2010 Golden Globes. Instead of donning sparkling gems on their necks, ears, wrists and fingers, they opted for one or two pieces that really made a statement. As the old saying goes, less is more... Necklaces were few and far between, which may have a lot to do with all the unique, intricate necklines on the celebs' red carpet dresses. Kristin Bell hit the mark, though, with her lovely blue blingy necklace. Wouldn't this be perfect as...

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2010 Golden Globes: How the Male Celebs Fared on the Fashion Front!

by Azure

Men’s fashion is never quite as exciting as women’s. But, when it comes to the red carpet, the actors pull out all the stops. Sometimes it works, sometimes… not so much! At the 2010 Golden Globes, I’d say the men (overall) did pretty well. Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Gerard Butler, and George Clooney were dressed to impress with their classic bow ties. I also loved the skinny neck ties worn well by Chace Crawford and Kevin Bacon. Other stars, like...

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Golden Globes 2010: Red Hot on the Red Carpet…

by Azure

Transformed for your wedding day! "90210" star AnnaLynne McCord dared to be bare for a Golden Globes afterparty in this provocative, grecian-inspired white dress. While the bare bodice is too risque for when you walk down the aisle, I could see this gown being transformed into a beautiful beach wedding dress with just a tiny tweak. Add a layer of classic Chantilly lace or illusion netting with scattered Swarovskis beneath the skin-baring bodice, and you'll be aisle-ready for your...

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Golden Globe 2010: Red Carpet Fashion Fit for Your Wedding

by Azure

Ah the Golden Globes...the first Fashion Super Bowl of the year. The Red Carpet, surprisingly, lacked the heavy jewel tones and color so popular in runway fashion this year. That said, it seemed designers were channeling the bridal runway with Spring 2010 trends like: (1) monochromatic white and black, (2) romantic ruffles, lace & ruching, (3) sequins and rhinestone embellishments, (4) asymmetrical necklines, (5) grays and lavenders. Who made your best dressed list? Which gown...

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Bride Chic: Out of the Cottage- The Artisan as a Trendsetter

by Azure

About Bride Chic Has Etsy become the new Vogue? The way fashion and bridal bloggers are hailing some of those artisan/designers whose one-of-a-kind products grace the site, you'd think so. This new genre of fashion star seems to have left the cottage and moved on to a bigger niche in Bryant Park. Here are a few names: Bonzie, Carol Hannah, Twigs and Honey- all successful designers- all on Etsy. This is a wonderful evolution we're seeing in that the artisan has finally become...

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Express Your Inner Fashionista With Fabulous Bridal Heels!

by Azure

Who doesn't love a fabulous pair of shoes?? Feeling inspired by the sassy pair of Xtina pumps by Nina below, here are some of my favorite bridal heels! For our more traditional brides-to-be, check out the white and ivory pairs in the photo below... - From Nina: Elke LS and Quenna - Badgley Mischka Caroline White Wedding Shoes via MyGlassSlipper.com - Giuseppe Zanotti E224 Ivory Wedding Shoes - Badgley Mischka Carlo White Wedding Shoes Or, if you're feeling frisky, add a splash...

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2009 Celebrity Weddings: Celebs Wore Vera, Get the Look for Less!

by Azure

Vera Wang designed some beyond-stunning couture wedding dresses for celebrity weddings throughout 2009. Ivanka Trump's modest lace a-line gown was beautifully classic. Khloe Kardashian and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi donned more modern Vera creations- with mermaid silhouettes, drop waist bodices, and billowy trains. And Alyssa Milano was regal in a custom-made Vera Wang dress, perfectly-suited for her August fairytale wedding. Ladies these days dream about walking down the...

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Bride Chic: A Winter Wedding Fairytale

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Winter forest by night is the subject of more than a few fairy tales, suggesting magic, miracles and the reflection of jewels and opulent fabrics in the moonlight. Here our story follows a walk through those woods by night in sweeping, full skirts celebrating all the majesty of the enchanted... Photo 2: Low-waist Miss Kelly dress with draped bodice and Swarovski crystals on the skirt. Photo 3: Gold bustier Magnani wedding dress with thickly embroidered...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I am totally smitten with the 2010 Kenneth Poolwedding dresses! The entire collection just oozes unapologetic glamour... opulent, dramatic, glamour with a kick of fantasy. Sumptuous, creamy duchess satin and romantic clouds of tulle. Eye-catching Swarovski crystal beading and exquisite embroidery. Masterfully crafted organza ruffles, scalloped tiers, and crumb-catcher necklines. These Kenneth Pool dresses have it all, and it's all done right! All of these beautiful creations...

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