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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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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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Going to a Prom?

30 Apr

Well, so are we!

This year’s trend are smokey eyes, combined with red and pink to make a statement. Have a look for yourself:

        

Statement jewellery, the latest trend

17 Apr

Once again we’ve been snooping around some US blogs and websites to find out what is trending on the other side of the Atlantic.

On our reading travels we’ve come across an interview with Richard Wubnig, the jewellery department manager for Michael C. Fina, THE must stop location for brides in New York: Located on Fifth Avenue, Michael C. Fina sells lots of lovely things for weddings, special occasions and lifestyle.

According to Richard Wubnig, who has been a part of Michael C. Fina for almost 11 years, the hottest trend in jewellery for brides right now is statement necklaces.

Apparently the change towards statement jewellery all goes back to last year’s royal wedding: “Kate Middleton’s gorgeous gown is leading brides towards simple, more sophisticated dresses” said Wubnig. “For these simpler dresses dainty jewelry will no longer do the trick. In order to show personality brides are turning towards statement necklaces.”

Currently the hottest color rush for brides is blues and purples, explains Wubnig. “It really does show the individual,” he said of choosing colorful statement pieces. Besides blue/purple color combinations, Wubnig said that silver/greys and rose/gold are becoming popular choices. “It’s a modern twist on very traditional.”

Trending this season are also vintage inspired pieces, as well as nature and tribal. To get the vintage look with a statement necklace Wubnig suggests colored pearls. For a nature or tribal inspired look, the jewelry department manager recommends green and oranges for a more “organic feel.”

To incorporate a bold bracelet or earrings, Wubnig suggests turning towards a dainty necklace.

“It really comes down to the individual,” said Wubnig. “Michael C. Fina is dedicated o helping every bride-to-be find the perfect jewelry for her special day.” Brides are encouraged to bring photos of the dress so that they find a necklace that not only suits the gown, but also the bride’s personality. Wubnig explained that they generally try n about 10 to 15 pieces. In special cases they accompany brides to dress fittings so the bride can “see the complete look in the mirror.”

“We like them to try everything on,” he said. “We want her to have fun. We want her to put on things she never put on before. You only get one shot at this so we want to get it perfect.”

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Wedding dresses – the latest trend from the USA

31 Mar

 

A wedding planner on Twitter today got all excited about a wedding dress she saw somewhere, which inspired us to write this blog post!  We do see a lot of dresses in our job – all brides look beautiful, but some wedding dresses are just breathtakingly stunning.

On the internet we came across a US website featuring the latest trend for wedding dresses: The focus is all on the back of the dress, and don’t they look stunning.

I wonder when I’ll see the first bride wearing one of these.

PS: The trend was releaved on nj.com by Weddings by Lilly