t he perennial headpiece is a blessed thing. Beloved by those more artful in their accessorizing, headpieces remind us that flappers, princesses and girls who wear garlands are not so anachronistic. Maybe shop at a local joint with a custom bent, because it’s true-blue of you to nod to your city’s cool artists. Then again, with a world of dramatic headwear just waiting to crown you ‘bride
f eathers en bloom sparked a generation of flowerless bouquets, including wires, weeds, pinwheels, balloons and paper carnations. Of course, actual flowers have stepped up their game as to not be eclipsed. Sometimes they work in tandem with the artificial accoutrements; sometimes they are just so beautiful. A top ten list barely grazes the great field of posy-bilities, but it’s a start.
g et back to your creative roots with homemade favors for your most beloved, because doing wedding-things yourself is (chicken-soup-kind-of-) good for the soul. For those who see every spreadsheet as potential paper-doll overalls, each memo a jet plane-in-waiting, AC forever an acronym for Arts & Crafts - this is your perfect fix. make them do-it-themselves
t he ultimate in classy understatements, the bodacious black accessory is borderline melodramatic but oh-so hot-to-trot for Spring/Fall 2010. Raven-esque accents against snowy palettes of traditional white dresses are cropping up here there and everywhere on both runways and wish-lists alike. Whether ashy and ruffled, or smoky and smooth, these wearable trend options take being grrrly
e arfuls of sweet nothings are always yes-please welcome, but they’ve got nothing on the rite of passage-ness that comes with teenage ear piercing parties circa the sandy-dandy girldom days of Grease. With a shout-out-out-out that goes all the way back to ancient Persia, femme fatales have been bedazzling their lovely lobes for centuries. The just-right trickle of gem or pearl compliments flushing cheeks, creamy necks, and light refracting properties of stained-glass resplendency, making today’s cosmetic highlighters glow green with envy. beauty within earshot
a dministering innovative global-chic and fab attainable luxury, jewelry designer Rosena Sammi simply soars, thanks to a glammed out jewelry line featuring traditional Indian aesthetic melded with tinsel-town charm. Blending opulence with historical context, Sammi’s gemmy pieces have been shutter-bugged on the likes of Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, and Hilary Duff.
w hether you carry one of these fantastical bridal bags all evening or give them away as custom bridal party goodies, be sure to revel in the genuine python exterior, featured all-natural fiber buntal, and sumptuous French blue suede interiors. Illustriously littered with vintage brooches and alluring rhinestone paraphernalia, these little-wonder beauties are about to spark a major trend-watch.
a ny wed-vice article worth its weight in straight talk will tell you: your big day won’t be without its little blunders. Even when it feels thisclose to perfection, an emergency kit is still in order. Because glutting a purse full of high-priority bridal trappings is a fun but tricky art, its best to break it down by bag size. The roomier the clutch/fanny pack/rucksack, the more secondary accessories permitted. Build up accordingly.
s tyle-savvy Moyna Singh delves deep into the world of Asian handicraft with an adept attention to artisanship, quality, and innovative design. Fashioning fabulous handbags for the bride-to-be patron, Moyna promotes aesthetic experimentation in Asian Indian beading, 100% pure silks, and authentic traditional technique. a clutch is a must
l adies love to accessorize. The delirium of frills is all in the excess, with bandeaus and boleros and teal nail polish granting that more is more, and no less. With that in mind, take a good long ogle at our most wanted bridal druthers.