Archive | May, 2012

From Model to Real Bride: A wedding dress off the rack

23 May

Trawling the web tonight we came upon a couple of articles about the dress Priscilla Chan chose for her wedding with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.  Quite refreshingly, she bought her dress off the rack – and here are the articles we found on The Gloss (www.thegloss.com)

The Zuckerberg Wedding Dress Is Selling Out Everywhere

Posted 23 May 2012 at http://www.thegloss.com

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg got married this weekend to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan and the wedding sounded super low-key. …Maybe even more low-key than we thought: turns out Chan bought her simple Claire Pettibone dress off-the-rack (scandal!).

The delicate laser-cut floral gown adorned with matte sequins lined in silk goes for $4,700–a pretty astonishing amount when you consider that celeb weeklies routinely run stories about famous people getting custom Vera Wang or Armani gowns for tens of thousands more.

Pettibone, it turns out, was also surprised to learn of Chan’s decision. Many stores that carry her designs have been inundated with orders since Saturday and traffic to her website spiked ten times the usual draw. She spoke with Buzzfeed Shift about the shocker this week and ruminated on Chan, the dress itself and larger trends in bridal:

I love that she chose that dress, I think it’s perfect for her. It has an understated quality that suited the intimacy of the event, but it still had detail and sparkle and beautiful elements about it. She’s educated and independent and chose something, I feel, that really suited her and her personality. That’s a trend that’s just really gaining momentum — women are getting married a little older, they’re more independent, and really making choices about their dress and how it express who they are more than they used to, when it was a little more about pleasing everyone else. I’m a little rebel in the bridal world in my approach. I do things that are a little different and unique. I think that’s what makes us all wonderful, is that we are different.

We also learn that Pettibone doesn’t even know where Chan bought the dress (“We’re honestly not sure. I think she may not have used her actual name”). And, of course, WWD reveals that the knock-off process has begun:

The company also heard from its Italian fabric supplier, Sky Between the Branches, Monday morning “to warn them that another designer wanted to purchase the exact fabric of Chan’s gown, but, lucky for Claire, she has the exclusive rights to that particular beaded fabric.”

Who knew Chan had this kind of influence.

(Buzzfeed, WWD)

You can reach this post’s author, Ashley Cardiff, on twitter or via e-mail at ashley@thegloss.com.

 

Mark Zuckerberg Got Married (Here’s The Wedding Dress)

Posted 21 May on http://www.thegloss.com

Mark Zuckerberg must be having a good few days: He’s got more money than God and David Bowie combined, and he just got married to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The announcement was made on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page, obviously.

The two were wed in a small backyard ceremony in Palo Alto, California on Saturday. Guests were under the impression they’d be celebrating Chan’s graduation from medical school.

Zuckerberg designed the wedding ring–a “simple ruby sparkler”–himself. Attendees dined on sushi and chocolate mice. Here’s one more glimpse of the dress:

(People)

You can reach this post’s author, Ashley Cardiff, on twitter or via e-mail at ashley@thegloss.com.

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A glamorous bride

23 May

We found this post on http://www.inspiredesigncreate.com – and we like it!

Posted on May 22, 2012 in Lifestyle

I had the pleasure of attending a wedding this past weekend with a retro rock vibe.  I was also able to do the bride’s makeup!  I snapped this photo before her false lashes were added (so you can see more the look of the eyeliner).  Also, I applied a red lipstick on her for the reception, but we kept it more subtle for the ceremony with the soft peachy pink lips below.

1940s glamour – Let us inspire you!

23 May

A glamorous look is clearly a trend this year. To inspire our brides we have put together some photos of very glamorous ladies from the 1940s.

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Wedding Trends: Dramatic Gowns From Oscar De La Renta’s 2013 Collection

8 May

We stumbled upon this article today in the Huffington Post (Huffpost Style/ Canada) and couldn’t resist sharing it with you:

The breathtaking gowns in Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 bridal collection prove the designer is a master of his craft.

While many of the gowns showcase his signature romantic aesthetic (draping, lace, and classic silhouettes), we’re smitten with the less-traditional gowns in his collection.

From a vermillion velvet sheath to a bridal pantsuit, the designer’s edgier creations challenge the popular notion of “wedding dress.” Why not wear a pastel, floral-patterned ballgown on your bid day?!

Here are some of the most dramatic looks from the collection.

Would you wear any of these offbeat bridal looks?

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