Saturday, April 14, 2012

Style Lessons. Aice In Wonderland.

"I will tell you a secret. All the best people are crazy!"
Aice In Wonderland

There is agreat secret in all British fairy tales, people always want to make them come true. Sometimes we need to seize an opportunity and fall down a rabbit hole into a Fantasy World! Sometimes we need a little experiment, we want a little passion and magic in our workaday life.
Watch the fashion shapes that fashion designers suggest us this season:

Gold Jewelry - Bracelet and model with gold sets


Lovely comes west!

I'm thrilled to announce that Lovely bridal boutique, my favorite shop in New York, is opening a Los Angeles location! They'll carry my new collection, including my Tea/Blush gown (center frame). Opening day will be February 14th. Congratulations, ladies!

San Francisco showroom is open!

Hi lovelies! I'm pleased to announce that my San Francisco showroom with Duchess Clothier is open and I am taking appointments. If you'd like to come try on pretty dresses or consult with me about a custom gown, just e-mail me with your preferred date and time.

Trend Alert: Leopard Coat + Bright Color Clutch

There is no denying that this year is the year of color. Bright green is the new black. Take a note from these stylish ladies during Paris Fashion Week. The eponymous Celine clutch was everywhere, in bright orange, bright blue and here in bright green. 

This oversized red clutch is from Zara, and it is so pretty, sexily held on a gold chain strap. 
Clutch handbags are both practical and fashionable.

The Cambridge Satchel Company

These rectangular leather satchels look like the perfect companion for a stack of papers for the office or your laptop. They were everywhere during Paris Fashion Week, so many photographers had one. Here we have a black one, but I hope to post some different colors over the next couple of days from the Cambridge Satchel Company


The Oversized Denim Jumpsuit + Chunky Cardigan

How is it that some women can look so effortlessly cool in nothing but jeans? Here's to all the lovely people who's confidence exudes through the casual comfort of denim and some killer shades.

Anna Dello Russo's Bling Bling

Anna Dello Russo at Jardin des Tulleries wearing white leather studded jacket, black leather jacket and Black and Gold Giuseppe Zanotti boots.

The Red Chanel Bag

Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses
Over the centuries wedding dresses have changed, but a bride has always wanted her dress to be special, to make her look more beautiful. Centuries ago, only the rich could afford materials of red, purple, and true black; therefore, the wealthy brides would wear dresses of color adorned with jewels. The bride would actually glitter in the sunshine. The dress with flowing sleeves or a train was a status symbol, for the poor had to use material as sparingly as possible. Factory-made materials, with their lower costs, caused the lost of the original meaning of the train of a wedding gown, but it became a tradition over time.
Fashions changed from gowns of color to ones of white, or a variation of white, but since it wasn't a practical shade for most purposes, blue became another favorite, as did pink. In the 1800's, gray became a color for wedding gowns for brides of lower classes because the dress became re-used as the bride's Sunday best. For those who had to wear a dress that would be used for regular occasions after the wedding, many brides would decorate the dress for the special day with temporary decorations.

Wedding Rings for Women - Top 5 Styles

The number of styles of wedding rings for women has increased a lot over the last few decades. This isn't to say that the classic wedding band isn't around any longer - it is, and it too has seen an expansion in terms of the number of shapes and sizes that are available. Here are what we consider to be the top 5 styles of wedding rings for women.
5. Carved Band

A popular variation on the classic wedding band style, carved bands can feature a myriad of patterns and motifs carved along the band, adding a touch of artistry without making the ring too showy or inappropriate for everyday wearing. The best styles of carved bands use a simple yet elegant style which distinguishes them ever so slightly from the ordinary. Carved bands are available in a variety of materials, the most popular of which are platinum, white gold, and yellow gold. White and yellow gold combination carving patterns are also common.
4. Three Stone

The three stone style of rings for women takes a concept that was once strictly the domain of engagement rings and scales it down to create a wedding ring that is both wearable and spectacular. The diamonds used in three stone wedding ring styles are usually set in bezels or, in some cases, heavier than usual prongs, in order to provide protection and help reduce the need for maintenance. Rings for women with more than three large stones are also available, but the three stone variety usually offers the best combination of value and style.
3. Eternity

Also commonly used for post-wedding occasions, eternity bands are becoming more popular as wedding ring choices. With their 360-degree diamond settings, eternity bands are uniquely stunning. While a range of eternity band sizes are available, we feel that the .25 and .50 carat types are the most outstanding thanks to their combination of value and comfort.
2. Classic Band

The classic band persists as a popular style among wedding rings for women because of its inherent advantages: cost, comfort, and durability. Nowadays there are so many sizes and styles on the market that every bride is assured of a perfect fit. In terms of materials, as well, although the standards like platinum and white gold still rule, there are all kinds of choices out there. When all else fails, the classic band is sure to provide satisfaction.
1. Pavé Set

Pavé set wedding rings for women represent the ultimate in style and elegance. Pavé set rings are available in varying degrees of extravagance, and some can indeed be surprisingly affordable. As with other styles, pavé set wedding rings tend to be smaller and more wearable than engagement rings, and this has the added benefit of meaning that they're also more affordable. By carefully choosing your diamonds, you can ensure that you get great value along with the one of a kind beauty provided by this type of wedding ring.

5 Top Tips to Buy Wedding Rings

Wedding ring is most loving for all. For many of the people it is symbolic piece of jewelry that they want to wear all the time. It is most important for them and they cannot even live without it. It is therefore important for them that they choose the wedding ring that looks beautiful and is designed smartly.

If you are looking to buy the ring you should select it very carefully. There are some of the points that you should care for while choosing and ordering your wedding ring making.
- First of all you should give the proper measurements of your finger. This ensures the perfect size of ring which is easy and comfortable to wear. You should ask the professional jeweler to take the accurate size so that you get the perfect ring for you.
- Next there is a need to determine the budget and metal you want for your ring. The metal of the it can be judged by the budget you have. Gold and platinum metals are popular and precious of all. But if you want some cheap wedding rings you can also go with silver or gold polished ring that suits your budget well.

- Then you should also look for the weight and durability of the ring you want. This again is dependent upon the money you want to invest on your ring. Ring is the ring that is not purchased frequently. So if you can afford a bit you should go with buying gold or platinum rings that are most durable.
- You should also choose the weight of the ring according to the size and make of your finger. If you are having thick fingers you should invest some more in your ring so that you should get the ring that looks perfect when you wear.

- Then you should also look for the design of ring you want. You should choose the design that looks great at your personality.

IVOIRE Range - One Shoulder Empire Waist Trumpet Cut

3.1 Philip Lim Phyll Attache Clutch

Double Trouble: Twin Models Pretty in Pink

Barbara Martelo: Tweed Jacket + Black Skinny Jeans

Shiona Turini: Teen Vogue's Senior Accessories Editor

Shiona Turini during Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011, wearing a red mini dress and black leather biker jacket, accessorized with a leopard clutch. 

The History of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

The History of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
These days, many people take wedding bands and engagement rings for granted, and although they give these beautiful items of jewellery with integrity and love, they are often given with no real knowledge of the meaning behind them.
Both wedding bands and engagement rings are very special items of jewellery; in fact, they are more than just jewellery - they are the symbols of many emotions and promises such as:
  • Love
  • Commitment
  • Fidelity
  • Eternity
  • Honour
But where - and why - did these popular and sentimental pieces of jewellery stem from?
The History Of Wedding Bands
These items of jewellery have a history that spans many centuries and passes through many countries from all around the planet. Below, you will find a brief history of the wedding and engagement ring, as reported from country to country.