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Monday, November 30, 2009

That Sexy Shoulder: Anthropologie

I love the buyers at Anthropologie. They always find the most unique clothing for their stores. This dress is amazing with it's fab one shoulder style. The print is beautiful, too. Get the Sterling dress @ Anthropologie for $168.00.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Unexpected Bridal Beauty: BCBG Max Azria

I have a big thing for BCBG Max Azria. I love this brand. So I was checking around for sale items when I discovered this gorgeous dress. Not only is it beautiful, but it is only $548.00. See it here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So bridal lovelies, we have a winner of these adorable Birch Harbor Earrings (see above) by Turtle Love Committee. Congratulations to Maria! Maria, I will be in touch with you later today.

Don't forget, you can still score a deal. Get 15% off you order starting today until Friday, December 4th. To get your discount, enter Promo code is BWL at checkout.

And even more, they have a great Bridal Party jewelry promo. Get 10% off when you buy four of the same pieces of jewelry. This code is good indefinitely! To get this discount, use Promo code is: BRIDALPARTY.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Turtle Love Committee

Looking for something so cute, so dainty, then you will totally heart Turtle Love Committee. I love the Whitney Necklace shown above. I love how it has the shape of a heart. Too cute.

So bridal lovelies, you have a chance to win these adorable Birch Harbor Earrings below. You know I love to give away things, so I will definitely make it kinda easy. To enter, leave a comment telling us the main entree at your wedding reception. Contest ends on Monday, November 23rd at 6 pm EST. A winner will be chosen randomly. Good luck to you all.

But there's more... if you are not lucky enough to win these fab earrings, you can still score a deal. Get 15% off you order starting today until Friday, December 4th. To get your discount, enter Promo code is BWL at checkout.

And even more, they have a great Bridal Party jewelry promo. Get 10% off when you buy four of the same pieces of jewelry. This code is good indefinitely! To get this discount, use Promo code is: BRIDALPARTY.

PROMO: Tying the Knot: The Knot and Philosophy

The Knot has joined forces with lifestyle and beauty brand philosophy on an exciting new partnership. The result of this unique collaboration is a multiplatform, integrated marketing campaign surrounding the launch of philosophy’s first co-branded product made exclusively for The Knot. Entitled “tying The Knot,” this just-for-brides gift set was created to pamper the bride-to-be so she looks as beautiful as she feels on her special day.

The “tying The Knot” gift set is now available for purchase on ( and The special set features an inspiring message for the bride, along with a philosophy created exclusively for The Knot: You must love yourself before you can love another.

Retailing for $100, “tying The Knot” includes nine essential bridal beauty products, including purity one-step facial cleanser; amazing grace firming body emulsion, bath gel, and spray fragrance to help her feel amazingly clean and beautifully feminine; and kiss me exfoliating lip scrub for soft, smooth, kissable lips.

Additional philosophy products in the gift set are:
  • hope in a jar moisturizer

  • microdelivery peel pads

  • kiss me clear lip balm -- SPF 20

  • eye hope deluxe sample

The Knot and philosophy announce the Wedding Day Hope Sweepstakes. The Knot invites brides to share their hopes and dreams for their big day. These personal and authentic messages will be posted anonymously on the site’s user-generated bulletin board for everyone to see. The notes offer an outlet for brides to share their inner thoughts and feelings which every bride can relate to. Brides who share their hopes are automatically entered to win the grand prize of a luxury honeymoon worth over $10,000, courtesy of Viceroy Anguilla Resort & Residences. Other prizes include a wedding day makeover for one lucky bride and her bridesmaids, courtesy of philosophy beauty expert and makeup artist John Trau, as well as “tying The Knot” gift sets.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What Lies Underneath: Brulee Lingerie

I just adore the 40's feel of these beautiful pieces of lingerie from Brulee. Totally will exude the sexiness while leaving something for his imagination. Available in sizes XS-XL, the collection encompasses a rich color palette of deep plums and blacks as well as soft ivories, offset by hand cast gold and crystal hardware. Pieces retail from $36 to $178. Visit their web site to order.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jaw-Dropping Glamour: Karry'O @ Couture Lab

It is so obvious that the designs of Karry Berreby are influenced heavily by her fascination with films from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, along with the elegant allure and incomparable style of Hollywood sirens. If this necklace doesn't take you back to those eras, then you just don't have a clue. It is jaw-dropping. Get it at Couture Lab.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BRIDAL TIP: The Perfect Wedding Day Face - Kimara Ahnert

Kimara Ahnert’s New York City Studio, at 1113 Madison Avenue at 83rd street (212-452-4252), recreates the comfort and convenience of home to provide a platform to concentrate on bridal looks and achieving them. From luxurious dressing rooms where plush Swiss robes and slippers take the place of everyday wear, to state-of-the-art facial facilities, to intimate cosmetic counters where experts transform brides to be, individualized personal attention is everywhere.

Ahnert has a custom designed line of professional makeup, brushes and skin care allow brides to take Kimara’s vision home with them and adapt to their lifestyle. There are a variety of shades, textures and formulations that take into account the varying needs, lifestyles and tastes of brides from near and far. All cosmetics and skin care products are consistent with prevailing environmental standards and are hypoallergenic and sensitivity tested.

The makeup artist knows a thing or two about skincare and creating the perfect polished look. She has worked with models, celebrities, socialites and busy executives. At her studio, she offers makeup applications, makeup lessons, eyebrow shaping, lash applications, facials, body waxing, electrolysis, body hair bleaching and tinting, massages, body treatments, self tan application, and post operative makeup.

So what tips does the fabulous Kimara have for brides in order to have the perfect wedding day face?

  1. Foundation to even out the skin tone and texture

  2. Blush to bring color and a natural flush to the face

  3. Mascara to open up the eye and waterproof so you won’t have any mascara stained tears

  4. Lipstick to bring color and more staying power to the lips. Lipstick is also slightly more sophisticated than just a lipgloss

  5. Concealer to disguise and blemishes or undereye dark circles.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Statement Jewelry: Bibs and Chokers @ Plaza, Too

For a strapless dress or a dress with a deep neckline, a choker or bib necklace is your best bet. Here are a few options available at Plaza, Too. The first one is my fab fav.

Nancy Bacich, $275

Kevia, $85

Janna Conner, $135

A.V. Maxx, $98

Alice + Olivia, $176

Monday, November 09, 2009

That Sixties Look: Black Raven Vintage

If you want to walk down the aisle with that sixties look, then this is your dress. I love this. It is available at Black Raven Vintage.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Different From The Rest: Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung's dresses put the biggest smile on my face. I posted about him after NY Fashion Week in February. But I saw one of his dresses on a celebrity and it just reminded me how much I heart him. He has the most amazing style and mixes it so eloquently with whimsy.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Resurrecting the Great Gatsby Era: Noaki Jewelry

Noaki Schwartz pulls from her California roots with its Hollywood facade, shuttered canneries, and splintered piers and bleached Deco buildings. Her surroundings are very evident in her gorgeous jewelry which pays homage to the Great Gatsby era. These were my favorites. You can see her entire collection on her web site.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

For the Love of Viv: Vivienne Westwood

I love Vivienne Westwood and her take on fashion. Her clothes never look like anyone else's clothes. There is a clear distinction. So of course, I love this wonderful white dress from her Gold Label collection. Available at

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

SURVEY RESULTS: Where Brides Are Cutting Back @ conducted a survey recently to discover what cutbacks are brides making during these recessionary time. It seems that wedding Planning cutbacks start with honeymoon, flowers, and the reeception'

Here are their findings:The lagging economy has caused almost two-thirds of brides to cut back on their wedding budgets – with honeymoons, flowers/décor and reception catering taking the biggest hit. All this according to a recent survey of brides conducted by My Wedding Workbook - - an online wedding planner for brides.

62.2% of the brides surveyed responded that the recent recession has influenced their wedding planning decisions, with 58.7% stating that they have cut back on their honeymoon budget, 58.2% on their flowers and décor and 54.7% on their reception food and drink.

“Brides are certainly trying to squeeze more value out of every part of their wedding budget,” said Jeff Kear, co-owner of My Wedding Workbook and My Wedding Workbook Pro - - which offer online wedding planning software tools for brides and wedding consultants, respectively. “And although they are definitely cutting back extensively in those top three areas, our findings show significant cutbacks across the board.”

Brides are also significantly shaving their expenses in many other areas, with 51.2% reporting cutbacks in wedding transportation, 47.3% in photography/videography, 45.8% in the reception venue, 45.3% in number of guests and 39.3% in wedding attire (including wedding gowns).

Of the brides surveyed, almost half (41.3%) stated that their wedding budget was by far the biggest challenge they faced in wedding planning, followed by choosing a venue (13%), family issues (10.9%) and finding the time to plan a wedding (10.9%).

“Even though they are cutting back, brides are getting creative in how they save,” said Kear. “Some of our respondents are moving their wedding to a Friday night or a Sunday so they don’t pay the Saturday premium that many venues charge. Others are planning their ceremony and reception in the same venue. And almost three quarters of the brides we talked to are handmaking at least some of their wedding items to save on costs.”

Some brides are even putting off their big day, with 29.4% saying that they have moved their wedding date further out because of the economy. “That shows how smart and prudent brides are being. If they can’t have the wedding they want sooner, then they will take longer to save up and be more patient.”

But even though brides are paring back in almost all areas, the survey shows that photography/videography and the reception location and catering still remain the biggest priorities for brides.

“Brides want to make a great, lasting impression with their wedding, and they want to hold on to the memories,” said Kear. “Even though the economy may be unpredictable, some things never change.”

About My Wedding Workbook -
The next-generation wedding planner software, My Wedding Workbook provides all the tools engaged couples need to manage their wedding details. Its Web-based wedding planning tools are completely free, easy-to-use, comprehensive and let brides track their budgets, guest lists, RSVPs, gifts and every detail for every wedding-related event.

About My Wedding Workbook Pro -
My Wedding Workbook Pro is online business management and event planning software for today’s busy wedding consultant. As comprehensive, Web-based wedding consultant software, it delivers all the tools a professional needs to stay organized; offers all the convenience of online software; and allows consultants to share areas of the software with their clients so they can more easily and efficiently collaborate with them.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Finding That Unique Piece of Jewelry: Rochelle's Little Ones

I love indie designers. They create the most amazing and unique things. If you are looking for an unique piece of jewelry to finish your wedding look, check out the review of Rochelle's Little Ones on The Capitol Fashionista.

The Wedding Salon Event is Tonight!

Go to the Wedding Salon to purchase your tickets for tonight's event.

MS Weddings Launches Luxury Wedding Expo

On November 14, the Martha Stewart Luxury Wedding Expo kicks off online with a live two-day event where brides will be able to browse the digital booths of leading bridal vendors and interact directly with vendor representatives, Martha Stewart Weddings editors and bridal experts. Brides will be inspired as they learn planning tips, creative cost-cutting ideas, fashion advice and more.

The Luxury Wedding Expo which features 29 advertisers in bridal fashion, fine jewelry, registry, travel and more, is the first of its kind. It also reflects the trail-blazing spirit that distinguishes our brand, which appeals to the bride who places a high premium on quality and who is always looking for fresh ideas that allow her to put her unique stamp on every aspect of her special day.” The Expo, which is taking registrations at Luxury Wedding Expo, is open from November 14 until February 28, 2010, allowing you to access inspiring ideas, resources and information when you need it as you plan for your big day.