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Monday, September 19, 2011

Bohemian Style For Your Wedding Day…

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“The cry of ‘Flower Power’ echoes through the land. We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom.” – Abbie Hoffman
Keeping it natural, beautiful, and hippie-inspired is the key to adding a true bohemian vibe to your bridal gownand your entire wedding.
From maxi-dresses to floppy hats to platform sandals and up-to-here mini skirts…the 60′s offered women a wide range of fashion choices, and almost all of them had a touch of bohemian, Flower Power style…
To achieve a bohemian look inspired by the 1960′s, there are different ways to approach styling for your wedding; one approach is simplicity…natural hair, a makeup-free look (note: this does not have to mean truly makeup free…this sort of natural, barefaced look can be achieved with proper makeup that evens out the skin and adds some glow)… even bare feet or flat sandals.
The model shown above is beautifully tousled and tanned, and she captures the essence of easy bohemian beauty…nothing about her look is contrived.
However, if you like more drama, you can still amp up the glamour while using the Flower Power era for inspiration…
An outdoor wedding where good weather is expected can be the ideal venue for this look, because, at its most authentic, a Hippie-esque look always celebrates nature, spirituality, and the value of friendship and community…
Vintage 1960′s Maxi Dress – Free Usage Image
In fact, a Bohemian-inspired wedding could feature romantic Beatles tunes, laurels of wildflowers for the bride-to-be’s hair (and her bridemaids’ tresses), and retro three-piece suits (vests are a must!) for the guys….
If you’re into this sort of vintage vibe, here are some other ways to channel 1960′s Bohemian style on your wedding day…
Easy Shapes And Floral Accents…
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Voluminous skirts just don’t work with this wedding dress aesthetic – keep it relaxed, easy to wear, and easy to accessorize with cool, 60′s-inspired details, such as long, center-parted hair, flowers, beaded necklaces, and floppy hats…with this type of look, choosing exactly the right accessories, makeup and hair is really important. Since nothing is too tight or constrictive, this look can also be so flattering for plus size wedding dresses.
Also, consider using bright colors for your wedding party’s suits and cheap bridesmaid dresses – you can even extend this to include groovy wedding invitations and wedding favours. Since you’re likely going to wear white as the bride-to-be, use a cool, slightly psychedelic color scheme for the rest of your group, and choose Flower Power accessories for your own outfit! This whole Sixties vibe can be as subtle or as campy as you wish – so have fun with it!
Woven or Lacy Details Are Perfect For A Luxurious, “Rich Hippie” Look…
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 The type of dress shown above will be perfect with a Sixties-style floppy hat, and its lacy jacket mimics the handcrafted shawls and jackets of the hippie era – albeit in a decidedly more elegant way…
Celebrities such as Sienna Miller and Kate Moss often opt for this “rich bohemian” look when they choose evening dresses for special occasions.
These dresses must be styled for an overall look – makeup should include pale lipstick, a touch of bronzer for a natural glow, and heavily lined and mascara’d eyes, for that special Sixties look.
Back in the day, British beauties who began to embrace bohemian chic (such as Beatle George Harrison’s lady, Patti Boyd, and model Jean Shrimpton) were known as “dolly birds”; with the right hair, makeup, and dress, you too can be a true “dolly bird” on your wedding day…

Saturday, September 10, 2011

How To Coordinate Wedding Party Outfits

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To make your wedding photographs as beautiful as possible, why not coordinate your bridal dress, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl dresses?
Recently, supermodel Kate Moss wed rock musician Jamie Hince (of The Kills), and she wore an ivory, 1930′s-style Galliano couture wedding gown with metallic accents.
Kate Moss (Deon Maritz image)
Kate Moss
To coordinate her wedding party, Kate chose innocent white gowns for her bridesmaids and flower girls, along with laurels of flowers for their hair.
Although choosing white bridesmaids gowns isn’t a typical choice, it gave the wedding photos a dreamy, innocent quality.
Kate Moss wanted a decadent, Great Gatsby vibe for her nuptials, and she succeeded brilliantly…right down to her groom’s fitted, pale-blue tuxedo!
To find the right combinations for your wedding, we’ve put together some exciting wedding party ensembles that may give you some welcome wedding inspiration.
Golden Light…
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Gold adds a touch of sunlit beauty to wedding party ensembles…from the bride’s stunning white wedding dress, to the bridesmaids evening dresses and the flower girl’s little frocks. If you love a touch of metallic glamor, coordinate your wedding party with combinations of cream, gold and white..
The stunning, show-stopping gown featured above is adorned with frothy tulle and luxurious golden embellishments and trimmings. To coordinate the wedding party look, consider mimicking Kate Moss’ palette by dressing your bridesmaids in cream-coloured cheap bridesmaid dresses…
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Of course, the perfect finishing touch is a sweet flower girl dress in a matching metallic. If you love gold, cream and white, you might enjoy this pretty and fun flower girl choice:
Pink Ladies…
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A rosy glow is always flattering…for years, Old Hollywood glamor queens changed their own boudoir light bulbs from white to pink, knowing that the pink bulbs made them look fresher and younger. A little touch of pink adds feminine charm to almost any woman’s look, and this popular color can also work for a wedding party look that is picture perfect…
The gorgeous gown shown above will make you feel like a goddess – elegant draping around the torso leads to stunning layers of the palest rose-pink…perfect for any skin tone, fashionable wedding dresses like this one are meant to be treasured for a lifetime…
To dress your bridesmaids, select pretty pink dresses that blend beautifully with your own wedding gown’s palette…
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Of course, little girls need to feel gorgeous, too, so treat them to a touch of petal-pink beauty that shows off their rosy cheeks and fresh faces…
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mimic Hot Celebrity Style On Your Wedding Day

Angelina Jolie
Outrageously gorgeous, bold and spirited, Angelina Jolie is a lightning rod for controvery; however, she also evokes Old Hollywood glamor that (despite her array of edgy tattoos) always feels timeless.
Angelina’s style is classic – if you’ve seen her in her street clothes in paparazzi shots, you’ll know she favors skirts to the knee, fitted trousers, sweater sets, boots and simple pumps, and she keeps accessories to a minimum. However, her beautiful chestnut hair is always perfect (whether worn up or down), and her makeup is consistently flawless.
At night, on the red carpet, Angie unleashes her undeniable sex appeal with a formitting evening dress that tends to display a certain simplicity. With lips and eyes like Angelina Jolie’s, a lot of ruffles or jewels are not necessary, so she keeps it classic, with a touch of postmodern minimalism.
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To get the Angelina Jolie look on your wedding day, choose a sophisticated gown, such as the stunning bridal dress shown above, and wear your wear in soft, controlled waves – after all, Angelina rarely goes in for fussy updos.
Makeup should be subtle, but still dramatic – Angelina always does a cat-eye look by lining her upper eyelid in black eyeliner and extending the line upward, for a winged effect. However, she doesn’t apply eye makeup to her lower lashes. This glam look makes the most of almond-shaped eyes, and it’s very elegant. Angie plays down her famous, full pout with earth-toned, beige-y lipstick – however, once in a while, she’ll choose a bold crimson or orange-red lip color that stands out beautifully against her pale olive skin tone.
Once you’ve found the wedding dress of your dreams, high heels and gorgeous bridal rings will be all you need to capture this hot celebrity look. Be sure to look for wedding dress alterations if you need them, as a perfect fit is really important for this high-end look.
Taylor Swift
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Innocence and all-American wholesomeness define the style of natural beauty (and Cover Girl spokesmodel) Taylor Swift. This young singer-songwriter is known for her delicate features, alabaster skin, and curly blond tresses. Lately, Taylor’s been appearing in more grown-up hair and makeup, but her lean, elegant build and angelic face still lend a fresh, feminine, and youthful look to whatever she puts on.
To get a Taylor Swift-style wedding look, go for a deep side part of lush curls, and keep your makeup rosy, dewy, and girly. Flushed cheeks, rose-pink lips, and eyes lined in a little smoky charcoal eyeliner or eyeshadow will work perfectly for this look – avoid earth tones if you also have pale skin, like Taylor’s. Use shimmer powder on the decolletage and arms to add a “stardust” effect that is dazzling under bright lights.
Perfect wedding dresses that mimic the Taylor Swift look include the pretty corseted style shown above – always choose pure white, rather than cream, to highlight the fairytale beauty of this sort of look…
Zooey Deschanel
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Indie “It” girl Zooey Deschanel is an actress with a distinctive hipster- vintage look and a love of girly dresses with a Fifties vibe. Her thick, dark mane and bright blue eyes have made her a natural choice for ingĂ©nue roles in film and television. Married to a member of alt-rock band Death Cab For Cutie, Zooey is also starring in a new television series, New Girl, this fall…
To get Zooey’s cool retro look, choose a knee-length wedding dress that nips in at the waist – accessorize with thick bangs, a pretty headband, and high heels. Red lips will work well, if you’re pale with dark hair, like Zooey. Whatever makeup you choose, keep it very light and natural, except for the lips, which should contrast with your skin and hair.
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