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Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Be Smart About Wedding Beauty Prep!

article by Metro | posted on March 25, 2015 at 5:00am

All eyes are on the bride and groom on their wedding day. Feeling beautiful and dapper can boost a couple’s confidence and ensure they look back on their wedding photographs and videos with pride. Certain beauty basics and makeup and hair strategies can help any bride look spectacular on her wedding day. The following are some do’s and do not’s of wedding day beauty preparations. DO employ the s…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Ideas For Your Dress Following Your Wedding!

article by Metro | posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:00am

Brides want to look their best on their wedding days. In addition to professional hairstyling and makeup, many brides invest in extravagant wedding gowns. Estimates suggest the average wedding gown costs $2,000. Brides who indulge by purchasing a designer dress can pay upward of $5,000 for their gowns. But even the most expensive dress will only be worn once by the blushing bride. Fortunately, th…

Attire & Style : Gowns

The Right Dress To Fit Your Shape

article by CTW | posted on March 16, 2015 at 5:00am

If You’re … Short & Petite Look to designs that fit closely to the body and have an elongating effect, such as a sheath, says Tiffani Rogers, a fashion stylist and founder of Style by Tiffani, which serves the New York, Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston areas. Avoid ball gowns with voluminous layers that can overwhelm your frame. Tall & Slim The best silhouettes are mermaid, A-line or ba…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Starting Your Dress Search Right!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 13, 2015 at 5:00am

Save time, skip the stress, prevent overspending and avoid regrets by formulating a bridal-attire plan of attack before you head to the salon. These are the five key details you’ll want to factor in to your purchase. Mood/Formality All elements of a wedding should emulate the wedding dress, so its formality will set the tone for the rest of the bridal party, the location, the menu, the décor,…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Minimal Makeup? No Problem!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 09, 2015 at 5:00am

Even a no-makeup look requires a bit prep work. Follow these simple steps to achieve a fresh face on your wedding day. To get started on your radiant no-makeup look, prep the face by exfoliating and cleansing, followed by a mild toner to remove excess oil, says Krystyn Johnson, a makeup artist and co-owner of Bridal Beauty Chicago. If you have great skin, the next step is a tinted moisturizer t…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

The Bold Bride’s Makeup Plan

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 06, 2015 at 5:00am

Dramatic makeup can have big impact on your big day – but to avoid looking overdone or garish, it’s best to go bold with only one key feature. Here the experts tell you how to make your beautiful eyes pop or play up a stunning smile. The Eyes Have It Smoky eyes are always thought of as black/gray, but the term really refers to the effect – that lovely graduation of color intensity, says Jem…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Hair Color With Flair

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 02, 2015 at 5:00am

The hairstyle you decide on is every bit as important as your gown when it comes to creating a gorgeous and complete wedding look. The color of your locks can play a key role in that. If you’re interested in dying your hair, adding highlights, or simply maintaining already color-treated hair, meet with your stylist at least three months in advance. This will give you time to formulate an action…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Curly Hair Style Ideas

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:00am

Just like delicate wedding-day flowers, curly hair takes some care to look its best on the wedding day. Instead of using harsh chemicals or time-consuming appliances to straighten your curly locks for a look that isn’t the real you, Gina Ludwig, owner of, which offers hair and beauty products and services, advises working with your natural waves. Like any bride, your only…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

How To Rock A Floral Crown

article by Cathy Cassata, CTW | posted on February 18, 2015 at 5:00am

If a veil isn’t your thing, maybe adding some floral flare to your hair is the answer. “There are lots of different styles for crowns,” says floral designer Jennifer Morris in Leesburg, Virginia. She defines a few below. Tahitian Large flowers that present a tropical look. Rustic/Bohemian Natural looking with greenery and small flowers or flowers placed throughout hair. Antique Bejeweled…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

Marsala: A Touch of Richness

article by Carley Lintz, CTW | posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00am

Meet Marsala – the robust red hue with earthy brown and rich burgundy undertones – Pantone’s color of the year for 2015. Like its wine namesake, Marsala is a hearty and fulfilling color that provides people with a sense of confidence and stability, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “In a world like the one we’re living in people obviou…

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