Tuesday, April 26, 2011


With all the suspense building for the Royal Wedding, I am dying to know how all of the details will come together. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am completely obsessed with the thought of what Kate will wear, and in particular, what she will wear on her head. 

Let's take a look back at some of the most popular Royal Weddings. Queen Victoria wore a simple Honiton lace veil that was placed over a wreath of orange flower blossoms for her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. Queen Elizabeth II donned a silk tulle veil, which was held in place by a tiara lent to her by her mother in 1947, when she married Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Probably the most memorable was Princess Diana's (Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales) cathedral length silk tulle veil that she debuted at her 1981 nuptials to the Prince of Wales. It included a full blusher with tiny hand-embroidered mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls, and was accompanied by the Spencer family diamond tiara. And, let's be honest - that thing was a complete showstopper. Most recently, Sarah Ferguson wore a silk tulle veil with sequins and a lace trim of guipure flowers when she married Prince Andrew in 1986. Her veil was attached to a perfumed crown of gardenias, and the Queen gifted her with a jeweled tiara after the ceremony.

A History of Royal Wedding Veils

So, do we think that Kate will also be gifted with a tiara? Personally, I'm not a big fan of them, but it is the Royal Wedding and I'm sure that Kate could rock it in the most modern, sophisticated way, if it came to that. And do we think she'll follow in Princess Diana's footsteps with a completely over-the-top stunner? There have been so many similarities between Kate and Diana in terms of fashion, but since Kate seems to be a little less showy than Diana, I think she may go for a long veil with some pretty lace detail for the ceremony, and then switch into some type of hair accessory for the reception. The possibilities are endless, and I'm such a sucker for unique hair pieces, but I'm picturing either a sparkly comb or headband, or maybe a large flower of some sort. Check out my pics below and let me know what you think!

Whatever she chooses, I'm sure it will be gorgeous and breathtaking, and will influence wedding trends for many years to come. Happy Royal Wedding week!


In honor of Royal Wedding Week, I decided to dedicate this Tuesday Shoesday to Kate Middleton and the amazingly talented shoe designers who sketched their ideas of a Royal Wedding shoe, when asked by FN on WWD.com. Check out these beauties below - which one would you pick for Kate?

From top to bottom & left to right:
- Vince Camuto's T-strap sandal with oversized jewel
- Kate Spade's silk slingback pump with gold, orange and pink confetti print
- Loeffler Randall's white satin stiletto pump with rosette
- Ivanka  Trump's T-strap with rosettes and diamonds
- Ivanka Trump's ankle-strap d'Orsay with diamond strands
- Stuart Weitzman's strappy sandal with sapphire forget-me-nots
- Michael Lewis' diamond-encrusted ankle-strap sandal with gold heel
- Alejandro Ingelmo's lace bridal booties

Friday, April 22, 2011


In honor of Earth Day, I'd like to introduce you to Angela Vaden and one of her absolutely insanely gorgeous vintage inspired wedding gowns. It's available for purchase on Etsy for $899, and is perfectly delicate and delicious. Angela is so incredibly talented (she'll even make a custom gown for you), and she encourages upcycling, uses eco-friendly options when available, and pours tons of TLC into every piece that she designs.

Images found via Etsy by Natalie Watson

It breaks my heart that I will not be purchasing this dress, you know, since I'm already married and all. So if I can't have it, I would want nothing more than for one of you lovelies to snatch it up. Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Meet the world's most expensive pair of shoes - at $228,452, these suckers are made of solid gold and 30 carats worth of diamonds! They were concocted by British jewelry designer, Christopher Michael Shellis, and are still up for grabs after being on sale for five months. They are obviously gorgeous, but I can confidently say that I will not be the one to purchase them. Would you make the splurge?

Image found via Full Frontal Fashion

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Simple Silhouettes is having a sample sale this weekend! All Simple Silhouettes dresses, suitable for brides and maids, and all Simpledress dresses, which are ready to wear, will be up to 80% off, so you won't want to miss it. And your bridesmaids WILL thank you - these dresses are actually wearable after the big day. 

Image found via Simple Dress

Where: NY Showroom - 547 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between Prince & Spring Streets)
When: Friday 4/15 10am-6pm AND Saturday 4/16 10am-5pm


Check out these black and cream peep toe heels from Anthropologie - they are understated enough to wear with almost anything, but unique enough to make your day a little extra special - I mean, check out that floating t-strap! I'm in love.

Image found via Anthropologie

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I'm feeling all fancy today, and what better way to show it, than with these drop-dead gorgeous copper leather fringe pumps by none other than Mr. Christian Louboutin. Yeah, that's right - I said it - copper, leather, AND fringe all together in one deliciously constructed pump. Talk about eye candy.

 Image found via Bluefly