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Nicole Warne’s wedding dresses

The Australian influencer Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl decided to got married in Rippon Hall, a biodynamic vineyard in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. With 1.7 million instagram followers and an online presence that was launched 9 years ago, Nicole decided to wear 3 different stunning couture dresses for the occasion.

For the ceremony she wore a Valentino Haute Couture gown made out of 38 meters of silk organza embellished with handmade silk flowers and petals encrusted with crystals and sequins. Twenty embroiders used 17 meters of silk tulle to create the embroidery during the period of 4 weeks and the result was one of a kind gown of silk organza with long sleeves.

After the stunning ceremony, Nicole changed into an espectacular Oscar de la Renta gown for the reception . The ruffled gown was created with seven layers of materials bonded together to create the dramatic Spanish flair that Oscar injects in most of his gowns. It took the experts of Oscar de la Renta atelier 300 hours to make the dress, which was designed by the creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.

For the after-party, Nicole chose to wear a dress by one of her favourite designers Dion Lee. It was a short white satin dress with asymmetric neckline and cut out details that allowed her to dance all night and enjoy one of the most special nights of her life.

Hubert de Givenchy the great master of Haute Couture

The world of fashion has lost one of its great talents. Hubert de Givenchy was the last of the generation of designers of French haute couture. In this article we commemorate his incredible work that has marked an unforgettable footprint in haute couture.

In the 1950s, Givenchy presented his first collection with unique and innovative pieces, like the Bettina blouse, giving a new direction to elegance with simplicity. In this way he created the dresses with the minimum of seams possible, thus enchanting the woman’s body:

“The dress must follow the body of a woman. It is not the body that must adapt to the dress.”

With this idea, Givenchy showed his admiration for femininity and his particular vision of fashion, which we should all follow.

The French designer marked his fame by creating personalised clothing for princesses and first ladies of high society in the mid-twentieth century, such as Jackie Kennedy or the Duchess of Windsor. His most beloved client was the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn who also shared great admiration for Givenchy

“He is more than a designer, he is a personality creator”.

Hepburn commissioned the French courtier to make the emblematic dresses she wore in her most recognised movies, such as Breakfast in Tiffany, Sabrina and Funny Face.

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In Funny Face, 1957

At the Oscar Ceremony 1954

The iconic black dress of Breakfast in Tiffany

Givenchy was the couturier of Audrey Hepburn not only in the movies, but also in real life. In her second marriage to Andrea Dotti, Audrey wore a pale pink long-sleeved wool mini-dress, designed by her close friend. Her cute headscarf was made from the same fabric as her beautiful dress, creating an iconic look that was dramatically different from the traditional bridal veil.

Famous pink dress Audrey wore at her wedding

Hubert de Givenchy was part of a generation of designers who sought perfection from beginning to end using high-quality fabrics sewn with extreme attention to detail often using time-consuming
hand-executed techniques.

Met Gala 2017 Red Carpet

On the 1st of May the most exciting and glamorous fashion red carpet event took place – The Met gala 2017! This year the gala celebrated the opening of the exhibition of one of the most influential designers of the last 40 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Rei Kawakubo. Check out our favourite looks from the glowing and brave red carpet.

Daisy Ridly wore a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown in floral patern

Zoe Kravitz in a custom Oscar de la Renta pale pink and black duchesse satin column gown and cape with hand embroidered bodice of preserved and dyed fresh black roses.

Miranda Kerr wore an Oscar d ela Renta Fall 2017 silver lame and red poppies Jacquard gown.

 

Taylor Hill was the lady in red wearing Carolina Herrera

 

Hailey Baldwin looked espectacular in Carolina Herrera

 

Hailee Steinfeld  wore a Vera Wang custom made gown.

Wedding Reception Ideas

Modern Love: Radiant blue hues with gleaming accents are sublimely minimalist

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Sunny Delight: Bring the warmth of the Mediterranean to your party

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Starry night: Put on the razzmatazz and throw a celebration that dazzles

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Boho Bride: Make it a floral affair with a hint of bohemian rhapsody

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Uptown Chic: Turn your fairy tale fantasy into reality

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How To Choose Your Bridal Bouquet

What you wear on your wedding day will hugely influence the style of the bouquet you should chose;

Shower bouquet: Full skirted gowns and dresses with a long train, Best for taller and fuller figures.

Overarm bouquet: Dresses with lots of details, mermaid shapes and slinky styles, Best for slim figures.

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Spray bouquet: A-line cuts, ballerina dresses or princess gowns with flowing skirts and trains, Best for tall figures.

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Tear-Drop bouquet: Traditional dress shapes including A-Line skirts that flare from the waist, Best for full figures.

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Round bouquet: Silhouette gowns with floaty and slender cuts, Best for brides with medium height and build

Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Inspirations

The Hollywood stars looked spectacular at the 87th Academy Awards. Beyond the many different silhouettes, necklines and shapes most dresses had the icy colour palette in common. Many of the gowns seen in this year’s Academy Awards were heavily embellished with pearls and sequins. Although we always see a wide range of colour palettes on the red carpet, it seems that this year the most popular trend is white and silver. Take inspiration from these red carpet white gowns for your wedding.

Felicity Jones wearing a stunning Alexander McQueen gown

Julianne More in haute couture Channel

Lupita Nyongo’s beaded white dress from Calvin Klein

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Reese Witherspoon in black and white Tom Ford dress

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

Ana Faris in beaded Zahir Murad dress

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Rene Russo in J.Mendel

Jenna Dewan in Zahir Murad

Golden Globe Awards 2015 Red Carpet

From elegant and fitted mermaid gowns to structured column silhouettes and romantic one shoulder neo-Grecian dresses, 2015 Golden Globes red carpet shone with the best of glamour in a variety of bold color palettes such as white, red, black, green, blue, grey, yellow. Long gowns with super deep V-necks were the choice of many celebrities as well as strapless and halter-neck dresses in delicate chiffons, crepe, taffeta, tulle and metallic fabrics. However the real winners of the night were those stars that added a little bit of drama to their personal style.

 Lea Michelle in baby pink Oscar de la Renta Dress

Jenna Dewan in yellow chiffon Carolina Herrera gown

Rosamund Pike in ivory silk tulle Vera Wang gown

Anna Kendrick in a delicately embroidered Monique Lhuillier

Amy Adams in powder blue Versace

Amal Almuadin’s Fairytale Wedding Dress

The British-Lebanese human-rights lawyer Amal Almuddin wore a custom made Oscar de la Renta gown on her fairy-tale wedding to George Clooney. The dress is an exquisite mille-feuille of ivory tulle appliqué with twelve metres of Chantilly lace with hand embroidered beading and crystals on the bodice. The beautiful bride wore a matching cathedral length veil that was also adorned with Chantilly lace and beaded crystals.

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Here Comes the Flowers Girls!

Many brides are more inclined to choose older bridesmaids rather than flower girls, which often means they miss out on a childlike charm. Here is some advice on how to help your little flower girls bloom at your wedding.

Comfort is the Key: Big might be beautiful but try to keep the garland on her head and the posy in her hand

Petal Power: Some flowers are more prone to bruising under the touch of small fingers so make sure you choose closed flowers like roses and ponies that are more likely to withstand the pressure.

Robust is a Must: you have to come to terms with the fact that your flowers may end up being thrown on the ground and possibly trampled on so don’t invest a lot of money on the flowers that the little ones will carry.

The Dream Factor: Even if your wedding style is practically perfect and polished in every way, you need to allow a little bit of freedom to your flower girls to play their special role

Celebrity Wedding Style

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Kiara Knightly wore a no-fuss strapless tulle dress with a Chanel jacket and ballerina shoes on her low-key wedding ceremony in Provence, France.

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La actriz Anne Hathaway se casó con Adam Schulman en un vestido de tul y un look total de princesa de Valentino.

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson tied the knot with her fiancé Brandon Blackstock in an intimate ceremony in Tennessee. The bride wore a romantic Temperly London long sleeve lace gown.

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La actriz Lake Bell y el artista Scott Campbell se casaron en la Ópera de Marigny, en Nueva Orleans. Bell llevó un vestido de Marchesa con bordados y un hermoso velo con encaje.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had their sophisticated wedding at a private estate at Lake Como. The model wore gorgeous strapless tulle Vera Wang gown for the ceremony, and then changed to an elegant mermaid gown followed by a red mermaid gown with petal embroideries at the skirt also by Vera Wang. She confessed that she couldn’t help but end up buying another gown every time she went to Wang for her fittings.

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Christina Ricci and James Heerdegen said “I do” on the Upper East Side during an intimate ceremony in front of close family and friends at the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall. Ricci looked stunning in a high neck dress with white beaded long sleeves and a long train by Givenchy Haute Couture.

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Actress Kate Bosworth married filmmaker Michael Polish in a romantic western outside ceremony at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg. The 30-year-old bride wore a beautiful, classy and timeless custom-made Oscar de la Renta strapless ivory ball gown – featuring an eight foot long, sixteen foot wide train – teamed with ivory-colored Jimmy Choo sling back heels, which were encrusted with crystals across the front strap for the nuptials

Sheane Grimes

Shenae Grimes tied the knot with model and musician Josh Beech just outside of London in a non-religious low-key countryside ceremony. The edgy bride wore a black tulle wedding dress by Vera Wang with a beautiful open back and velvet roses detail.

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The Polish-American model Joana Krupa tied the knot with club investor Romain Zago in a $1m dollar fairy tale wedding in front of 150 guests at the exclusive Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. Joana wore a gown with jewel-encrusted bodice and a ruffled mullet cut skirt. She added some ‘bling’ to the outfit with a white veil with jeweled headband, and diamante sling back heels.