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Fab Wedding! February 4, 2009

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So I was perusing Nate and Jaclyn’s blog from The Image Is Found and my eyes skimmed and came to a halt when they landed on this fantastical, dreamlike wedding.

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She has rosettes on her dress!! =)

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whimsical genius. hmmmm, maybe we should try laying on the grass

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Her bouquet looks yummy enough to eat. Love colorful flowers that POP!

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Best. photo. booth. shot. ever.

The Image Is Found sets the bar for photo booth pics. Their whole line of photos are bursting with hilarity.

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Here’s when I really stopped in wonder. You see what I’m seeing in the background? You thinkin what I’m thinkin?????……..

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Where did they find those bridesmaid dresses???

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Who knew such an in vogue bridesmaid dress could exist?

The bride was kind enough to share that these dresses for her bridesmaids were found on asos.com and to top it off – they’re quite affordable!

More about this site, the dresses, and online bargain finds to come!

 

Got Milk? February 2, 2009

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Celebrities have been spotted with their hair thrown up in this old school “Heidi” hair-do. Milkmaid braids are predicted to possibly be one of women’s 2009 hair trends.

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Click here for a milkmaid braid tutorial.

 

Bridal Hairpiece: the details January 29, 2009

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So I got the idea to make that hairpiece I posted below from this print ad photo taken by Amy Squires. This compromise is a cross between liking hair flowers, birdcage veils, and a mantilla veil and wanting to wear all of them – hehehe =). I made it not as large as the picture and did not want to embellish and dress it up too much because I thought that with my earrings, a mantilla veil, and my make up and hair did – it might be overkill and get too busy up there. Although I think I still need to play around with the different angles I could wear it.

Tools you’ll need:

– silk flowers can be found at most craft stores. got mine from Michael’s.

– a hair clip or barette

– glue gun or fabric glue

– (depending on what you want) rhinestones, pearls, lace, crystals, feathers, etc. – can all be found at fabric/craft stores

– scissors

– I bought my birdcage netting and that sheer iridescent material from Heddy’s fabric store in Vegas and cut the fabric into leaf/petal shapes

Find a picture of a hairpiece you like, copy, cut, and glue that baby together. That’s what I always think when I see a hair flower – “I could make that.” Twigs and Honey hand-makes hers, why can’t we?? Save yourself the $50-60 dollars.

 

Bridal Hairpiece January 28, 2009

Before I go into detail about this hairpiece, let me know what ya think. Yay or nay?

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Shorts Over Tights January 26, 2009

Here’s a look on our style watch that may take some getting use to – shorts over tights. This odd pairing has made appearances since 2007, but it seems just recently more ladies are ballsy enough to wear it.

Style tips: Wear them short but not too short. In addition to jean shorts, also try out other fabrics like tweed. For footwear, consider closed toe flats and pumps and the ever-popular ankle boots. Coordinate with tights of various colors and patterns.

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Given the right ensemble, I think I’d dare to rock this look. Your thoughts – too weird and funky or would you/do you wear tights under your shorts?

 

Cute Cakes =) January 23, 2009

jan-kish-cakeThe light teal color and regal icing embroidery on this cake caught my attention. To achieve a design like this by Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur, give your cake designer a copy of your invitation to use as a template.

april-reed-cakeHow delightful is this sugar-covered carnation cake by April Reed Cake Design?

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Sugar ribbons cascading into an adornment of ruffles is such a unique alternative to common florals. This cake design by Sweet Melissa Patisserie is still simple but also fun, modern, and original – sure to leave a lasting impression.

Don’t these make some delectable looking cakes?

 

Michelle’s Inaugural Style January 21, 2009

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Not only do we get a new first lady, but an arrival of the resurgence of gracious, fresh style that hasn’t caught much attention and caused much buzz since Jackie Kennedy. Contrary to the drab, conventional, dress suits worn by most first ladies and female politicians, Michelle Obama ushers in an elegant but still youthful fashion. As an emblem of modern style, Michelle will continue to cause a stir amongst style-watchers. I love her bold choices of color and fusions of wearing mainstream American retailers while supporting lesser-known fashion designers. Her fresh new take on style is another symbol for just what our country needs.

Above at the inauguration, Michelle was dressed warm yet still pulled off chic, classic, and sophicticated  in a lemongrass wool lace sheath and matching coat designed by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo. Jimmy Choo pumps and green J Crew gloves are a winning match and her wide diamante necklace adds a sparkling touch of elegance. I particularly love that shade of yellow which is a color noted by style experts to represent optimism, confidence, and hope.

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In addition to one of America’s newest fashion icons, we get these two little precious fashionistas dressed in crewcuts by J Crew.

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Later that evening, Michelle Obama revealed this white chiffon gown designed by Jason Wu. She’s definitely with the trends dressed in this one-shoulder neckline which was a popular sight  on the red carpet of this past Golden Globes. It got some mixed reviews, but I liked the sparkles and appliques and thought the neckline looked flattering on her. What did you think of this white gown?