Elaina

Elaina Vaune

Elaina Vaune, is the Fashion Editor for BlackBride.com and Black Bride Magazine. Elaina is also a Fashion & Lifestyle expert and owner of Vaune's View LLC, a fashion editorial & marketing consultancy firm based in NYC. Keep up with Elaina Vaune on Twitter & Instagram here: @elainvaune!

Eniko’s Vera Wang Wedding Gowns

When actor and comedian Kevin Hart married his longtime girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, the duo threw quite the lavish ceremony. Eniko's Vera Wang wedding gowns were the most memorable aspects of the night. With friends and family gathered in Santa Barbara, CA, for the pair's nuptials, and they all posed for gorgeous photos beforehand. The bride stole the spotlight in Vera Wang, as the fashion house created two dresses for Eniko, each complete with French Chantilly lace, but totally different in style. While Read more [...]
ElainaEniko’s Vera Wang Wedding Gowns

Who says you can’t wear an LBD to a wedding?

Weddings often come with a slew of constricting "dos" and "don'ts." Some are reasonable: Never wear white as a guest, only buy gifts from the bride and groom's registry, abide by the chosen dress code. And some are little archaic: Youthful, single ladies for the bridal bouquet toss only; and my (least) favorite — never wear black. While dark hues in general have a traditional connotation for funerals and mourning, the LBD has proved itself enough of a staple in modern times that we can do away Read more [...]
ElainaWho says you can’t wear an LBD to a wedding?

Lightweight Foundations for the Summer Months

Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes a surge in heat, humidity, and the universally dreaded feeling of putting anything heavy on your face. Naturally, it's not just time to mix up your wardrobe, it's time to pull out your lightweight foundation. You guessed it: It's also necessary to swap out heavy complexion perfecters for lightweight alternatives. After all, who wants to apply thick, hydrating foundation in the summer months?  Fortunately, you don't have to sacrifice an even complexion. Read more [...]
ElainaLightweight Foundations for the Summer Months

Ciara’s Stunning Wedding Fashion Revealed!

Ciara married Russell Wilson on July 6th, 2016 in Liverpool, England wearing Cavalli Couture. The unique bridal creation is composed of white silk tulle, fully embroidered with floral motifs throughout, and delicate glass beading, covered entirely with precious Chantilly lace appliqué. An absolutely stunning dress for the perfect bride... See pics from her day below! Ciara's Wedding Fashion Revealed! You can even get Ciara's stunning bridesmaid looks with Theia's newest collection Read more [...]
ElainaCiara’s Stunning Wedding Fashion Revealed!

Stunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

After inching down the aisle in a look that took the combined effort of your entire bridal party, switch into something more comfortable for the reception. A stunning second look for your wedding day can change the way you enjoy the reception and festivities.  You’ve seen your favorite celebrities execute the trend of having multiple looks on their big day. The idea of having a traditional wedding gown for the ceremony and portraits; then changing into a party dress for the reception is Read more [...]
ElainaStunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

Pronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Pronovias hosted a styling master class with celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger in NYC. Hosting brides and bridal industry insiders, Micaela shared her tips for styling your bridal gown, featuring stunning new styles from Pronovias. Plunging v-necks to classic a-line gowns, Micaela prepped brides to make their gown their own and look breathe-taking on their day. Explore the top looks from the Pronovias collection and all of Micaela's tips! Tips from Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger Make Read more [...]
ElainaPronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Amazing Moments that Make You Sweat

We've partnered with Simply Stylist and Dove to share an inspiring story of love! When celebrating Amazing Moments in life, the fact always remains that sometimes the moments that make us sweat are the most amazing moments of all. In the new Amazing Moments campaign by Dove, the brand puts its Clinical Protection Antiperspirant to the test during a real woman’s surprise proposal to the love of her life. Louisa took the biggest step ever and popped the question to her boyfriend Rob! In an stunningly Read more [...]
ElainaAmazing Moments that Make You Sweat

4 Cool Groom Looks That Make a Statement

Forget the plain black tuxedos. These days, grooms are bringing something new to their looks – style. The traditional penguin suit has made way for cooler, modern and more personalized fashions. We asked Justin Delaney, the founder of online tux rental company Menguin to pick out 4 cool groom looks that are sure to make a statement. 4 Cool Groom Looks That Make a Statement Suspenders Suspenders have come back into fashion in a big way for guys. This vintage-made-modern option adds a touch of Read more [...]
Elaina4 Cool Groom Looks That Make a Statement

New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 Trends

The Spring 2017 trends from Bridal Fashion week were all the things pastel and floral dreams are made of. The sun was shining at last, with tulips blooming and—best of all—the top designers in bridal unveiled their new collections featuring Spring 2017 Trends, that we absolutely love. We're about six days into a jam-packed schedule of shows and presentations, and a handful of standout trends have emerged. Here are a few of my favorites. Show Some Skin If the new collections are any indication, Read more [...]
ElainaNew York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 Trends

Sneak Peek: Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune’s Favorite Things for Spring

Bridal Fashion week in New York City is an amazing time and as I was getting ready for a fun filled week I started to pull some of my favorite items to feature in my Spring & Summer Editor's Picks for the upcoming Black Bride Magazine Issue. I knew I wanted my favorite things to be items that would help get me through a LONG week of shows and events. So my favorite things this season were all geared to help me create the ultimate Bridal Fashion week survival kit! I hope you were able to get in Read more [...]
ElainaSneak Peek: Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune’s Favorite Things for Spring

Best Dressed from the 2016 Oscar Red Carpet

The glitz! The glam! The oh-so-showstopping gowns and jewelry! The 2016 Oscars and the Oscar Red Carpet were full of memorable moments and fabulous gowns we can't get out of our heads. The Academy Awards is an event that never seems to disappoint from a fashion perspective but this year, the looks were better than expected. We loved the mix of old Hollywood glamour and the new minimalist looks with sleek silhouettes. And lets not forget the over the top jewelry choices by the celebs on the 2016 Read more [...]
ElainaBest Dressed from the 2016 Oscar Red Carpet

Designer Spotlight: Lakum Bridal

'There are so many women seeking fashion forward, modern looks that have not been serviced by the current bridal wear market. We created Lakum for the bride who has a clear vision of who she is and how she wants to represent her personality on her wedding day.  She recognizes quality, seeks something rare and demands an exceptional fit.' - The Lakum Girls, Sathya Balakumar and Heather Green This quote is the embodiment of the Lakum Bridal Collection. I fell in love with this designer duo and their Read more [...]
ElainaDesigner Spotlight: Lakum Bridal

Street Style Stars from New York Fashion Week Fall 2016

Between all the New York Fashion Week shows, we're all fixated on the same thing! We are always looking out for the flocks of show-goers, fashion stars, and street style elite as they hit the pavement before and after a show. New York Fashion Week is where the trends come to life, crafted with the personal touch of a seasoned style vet or a fresh twist from a Fashion Week newbie. Here, our Black Bride Fashion team has curated the best of the New York Fashion Week style stars. Take it all in as there Read more [...]
ElainaStreet Style Stars from New York Fashion Week Fall 2016

Super Chic Bridal Headpieces

Head Turning Headpieces The perfect bridal headpiece for every wedding theme. From traditional to avant-garde, we have selected stunning headpieces that every bride will love. In the past few years wedding dresses are popping up in new whimsical shades of blush and blue, while bridal shoes are more bold and photo ready than ever. Bridal headpieces, it seems, are following suit. If you’ve never seen yourself as a bride with a giant veil on top of her head don’t fret: everything from flower Read more [...]
ElainaSuper Chic Bridal Headpieces

The Hottest Colors of Spring 2016

"Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves." Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™ Influenced by the world of art, new global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind, designers this season have gravitated toward a palette that is first and foremost calming. Paying homage to the beauty of natural resources, colors emerging in the Spring collections serve Read more [...]
ElainaThe Hottest Colors of Spring 2016