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Fashion | Fashion’s Favorite Designers Show at NYC’s Bridal Week!

It was a big week for the world’s most loved bridal fashion designers as they showed their 2013/2014 collections in New York City last week. Big names including Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Oscar De La Renta dominated the event and kept the fashion community on its feet for two straight days.

First up is Marchesa who showed its feminine designs and flowing trains, as princess cuts dominated. Delicate lace, classic sweetheart necklines, and asymmetrical cuts reflected the label’s signature style.

 

 

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On the other hand, theMonique Lhuillier presentation consisted of chic and sleek lines that reflect a modern and urban woman. The designer also focused on the details, textures, and extravagant designs.

 

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Over at Vera Wang, the celebrity loved wedding designer combined monochrome with artistic and edgy princess cuts. The designer played with different bespoke fabrics including black leather.

 

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Carolina Herrera kept it understated and classy, and some of her designs were even inspired by the 60s and most of her brides carried a bouquet of golden flowers.

 

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Oscar De La Renta stuck to his signature silhouettes with puffy skirts and structured lace largely visible in the collection.

 

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Legendary wedding designer Reem Acra displayed whimsical designs; as the models strutted down the runway, their veils and headbands were embroidered with the words “Only You”.

 

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Temperly of London- a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge- presented original British designs that were inspired by the Victorian period.

 

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Bridal week did not end without a surprise, as Pronovias showed several casual wedding looks that are perfect for a Summer wedding reception!

 

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Red Carpet | The Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball!

One of my all time favorite brands- Tiffany & Co. – celebrated its annual publication of its Blue Book in New York City late last week.

 

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The Tiffany Blue Book (as the publication is called) is the brand’s annual catalogue that shows the jeweler’s latest dazzling pieces in all their glamour and brilliance. What’s even more interesting is the fact that this Blue Book has been published yearly since 1845 and has been known as the first mail order catalogue to be distributed in the United States of America.

 

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The very exclusive event took place at New York’s Rockefeller’s Center where a giant Tiffany Blue Box was erected and a blue light show lit the skies of the big city. Hollywood’s A list stars came out to celebrate the big night wearing stunning designer gowns and more importantly, they were decked out in thousands of carats from Tiffany’s 2013 diamond collection. Take a look!

 

Jessica Biel in a navy print  Elie Saab halter gown.
Jessica Biel in a navy print Elie Saab halter gown.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in a silk Ralph Lauren Collection gown & Sapphire butterfly brooch.
Gwyneth Paltrow in a silk Ralph Lauren Collection gown & Sapphire butterfly brooch.

 

Carey Mulligan in a menswear inspired Victoria Beckham cape jacket and trousers and an $800,000 diamond ring!
Carey Mulligan in a menswear inspired Victoria Beckham cape jacket and trousers and an $800,000 diamond ring!

 

Michelle Williams in a Katie Ermilio navy dress with exaggerated shoulders and $1 million in Tiffany jewels!
Michelle Williams in a Katie Ermilio navy dress with exaggerated shoulders and $1 million in Tiffany jewels!

 

Sara Jessica Parker in a golden gown and black blazer decked out in $500,000 worth of Tiffany jewels!
Sara Jessica Parker in a golden gown and black blazer decked out in $500,000 worth of Tiffany jewels!

 

Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes in a hot pink Lanvin strapless gown.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes in a hot pink Lanvin strapless gown.

 

Kate Hudson in a Reem Acra strapless Tiffany Blue gown and stunning pear shaped earrings and bracelet.
Kate Hudson in a Reem Acra strapless Tiffany Blue gown and stunning pear shaped earrings and bracelet.

 

 

 

 

All Images are courtesy of People.com & Tiffany.com

Let’s Talk Memorable Celebrity Wedding Gowns on LBC SAT’s “B Beirut”!

It was my pleasure to be a guest on “B Beirut” yesterday night, a lifestyle show that is broadcast live on LBC SAT daily at 7:30PM.

The topic I covered with the show’s very fashionable host Bilal Al Arabi was memorable celebrity wedding dresses. As you all know, wedding season is just around the corner and you beautiful ladies may want to get some inspiration from the gowns your favorite stars wore for their walk down the aisle. Check out the gowns that were showcased on “B Beirut” below!

Kicking it off with Anne Hathaway who wore a stunning custom made Valentino couture gown for her nuptials to Adam Shulman in Big Sur, CA late last year. The Les Miserables star’s gown was inspired by the 20s and even featured a head band that covered her short tresses (thank God!). Additionally, the gown was hand painted on the bottom in pink which added a girly touch to the otherwise very feminine look.

 

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The Black Eyed Peas’ frontwoman Fergie wore custom made Dolce & Gabbana for her wedding to Josh Duhamel. The dress featured a fitted corset, tulle train, and a collection of tulle flowers that were knitted on the back with Swarovsky crystals placed in the center. Take a look at that amazing diamond necklace in her hair!

 

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Gwen Stefani knows a thing or two about being rocker chic! For her wedding to Gavin Rossdale more than 10 years ago, Stefani wore a Couture Dior gown that was white, but featured a hot pink hue towards the hem. Gwen knew how to inject some punk rock into her gown while keeping it classy and is widely credited today as the celebrity who inspired pink wedding gowns!

 

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Hillary Duff, known to many as Lizzy McGuirre wore a custom made Vera Wang mermaid gown for her wedding to Hockey player Mike Comrie. The petite star looked stunning in this strapless dress that featured loads of ruffles below the knee. Tip! Mermaid gowns look good on almost every body shape; this style adds some height if you need an extra few inches and covers problem areas where you might appear to be fuller.

 

Hillary Duff in Vera Wang

 

One of my favorite celebrity gowns belongs to Jenna Dewan who married the very sexy Channing Tatum in a charming outdoor ceremony. The stunning actress wore a Couture gown by Lebanese American designer Reem Acra that featured a full skirt, beading on the bodice, and whimsical feathers all over. Love it!

 

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How else would you expect Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake to pose on the cover of People magazine on their wedding day? The beautiful actress slipped into a pink Giambattista Valli couture gown for her Italian wedding to the popular pop star. Biel kept her makeup to a minimum and had her hair in a simple updo , which kept the focus on the dress!

 

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British supermodel Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in England in a village like ceremony. The groom wore a blue grey retro suit while the blond bride wore a dress by her friend John Galliano. Moss’ gown was inspired by 20s icon Zelda Fitzgerald and was lightly sequined with sheer panels here and there. The model’s bridal party (including her daughter who served as her maid of honor) were all dressed by her close friend and designer Stella McCartney.

 

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When Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got married, it was a match made in tabloid heaven for months to come! Holmes asked Giorgio Armani to create her gown for the big day (as well as Cruise’s tux) who designed this off-the-shoulder beaded dress with a tulle trimmed veil for their big wedding in an Italian castle!

 

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When Kim Kardashian announced that she was marrying Basketball player Kris Humphries, everyone knew she was going to go all out for her wedding. But no one expected her to wear three custom made gowns- that reportedly cost $75,000- by Vera Wang! For the ceremony, the reality star wore a Cinderella like strapless gown which featured a full skirt. (Check out the diamonds on her forehead!). After, Kim K slipped into a mermaid tulle gown for the reception and later on changed into a champagne colored satin number to cut the cake. Notice how in each look, the reality star wears different jewels and changes her hair and makeup!

 

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Everyone expected Mariah Carey to go all out for her wedding to Nick Cannon a few years ago. However, the diva surprised everyone by wearing a simple Nile Cymlo gown to her big day in the Bahamas. Her dress was reportedly the same color as the island’s sand! It doesn’t stop their though- following the ceremony, guests gathered around the ocean and watched as Mariah’s dress turned pink once she entered the water. Guess Carey did have a surprise up her sleeve!

 

Mariah Carey in Nile Cymlo

 

For her understated wedding to Brian Austin Greene in Hawaii, Megan Fox wore a simple gown made especially for her by Armani Privé. The actress looked beautiful as she walked barefoot in the sand in her sweetheart neckline gown that featured a stunning flowing veil and a 13 foot train- yes 13!

 

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Melania Knauss shocked the world when she appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine one month prior to her wedding in her actual wedding dress! Yes, the former model posed in her John Galliano strapless gown that had a 13-foot train and was made from 300 feet of white duchesse satin, and 1,500 pearls and crystal rhinestones. Guess it pays to marry a billionaire like Donald Trump!

 

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The Legally Blond Reese Witherspoon wore a custom made Monique Lhuiller soft pink gown for her wedding to Jim Toth in her home in Ojai, CA. The classy actress’ gown featured a corset top made of Chantilly lace along with a separated tulle A-line skirt with a silk satin ribbon.

 

Reese Witherspoon in Monique Lhuillier

 

 

Which designer would you choose to design your wedding gown if your husband-to-be owned Gucci, YSL, and Balenciaga? Well Salma Hayek chose Balenciaga for her Venice wedding to PPR chairman Francois Henri Pinault. The stunning gown featured a silver beaded bodice that highlighted her cleavage (as always) and a full off-white skirt. Stunning!

 

Salma Hayek in Balenciaga

 

 

I LOVE Victoria Beckham, but I think that if she were to get married again, she would pick another gown than the Vera Wang she wore to her wedding to David Beckham over 10 years ago. Nevertheless, Mrs. Beckham is beautiful in this champagne colored satin strapless gown. And check out those apples in her bouquet! Maybe that’s a British thing? ;)

 

Victoria Beckham in Vera Wang

 

There you have it! A rundown of the most memorable celebrity wedding gowns! Which is your favorite?

Thank you again to the amazing production team and crew at LBC SAT’s B Beirut. Looking forward to next time!

 

 

 

 

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