As we say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017 many people may feel pressured to shed their old ways in the effort to become bigger, smarter, stronger, better! For me, the end of the year always brings something new to look forward to. In addition to certainly being better than I was last year, my birthday is also right around the corner, in January. I look forward to the feeling of a fresh start; the optimism that comes with the start of a new year. While I believe we are meant to grow and Read more [...]
Mistletoe and Eggnog everybody, it’s Christmas!
We are in the homestretch with only three more days to go, and by the grace snowflakes and presents under the tree, we have all but made it across the Christmas finish line! There is just one more gift to pick up, hopefully there are still some left in stock – it was a super popular toy this year. Also, don’t forget to set the turkey out to defrost, you need at least one hour for each pound. And the paper plates and napkins to drop off at the Read more [...]
Summer may be coming to a close but wedding season is far from over. Jewel tones are the perfect transition palette for a late summer or early fall wedding. Sara Brown Weddings and a team of Colorado wedding pros joined forced to create a warm and vibrant styled shoot that features a mix of gorgeous jewel tones at Villa Parker, a beautiful Colorado estate with a Mediterranean style that was the perfect backdrop for a modern twist on a late summer or early fall wedding. Forever Photography Read more [...]
From Halle Neeley:
This Kate Spade styled shoot was inspired by the charm and playfulness surrounding a summer brunch wedding. These daytime nuptials generally take place in the early afternoon which is perfect if your venue offers a lot of natural lighting. Brunch weddings are my favorite because couples are able to create their perfect day from start to finish. Not only do brunch weddings allow more time for celebration, but the couple can be super creative when selecting menu items. From eclectic Read more [...]
This year’s BET Awards will certainly be remembered with its empowering speeches and uplifting performances. While we all look forward to the great music and for our favorite artists to win, I’m always looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful women – their outfits, hair, and of course their makeup! I was pleasantly surprised to see more sisters showing their natural beauty with more subtle and classic beauty looks, all perfect for summer!
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From Tiffany Rolle of House of Ro:
The inspiration for this proposal styled shoot came from the idea of wanting to create an atmosphere that would be intimate and romantic. From there, I was able to select a venue that would provide an warm, contemporary vibe to stage a dinner just for two. The colors selected were black, gold and emerald, because they are elegant, timeless and can be used in many different settings. Cool neutral colored flowers were included in the design to contrast with Read more [...]
La Soirée Chic Events is an event planning boutique that specializes in well planned, coordinated, and designed intimate affairs. Teamed up with the talents of other expert industry professionals, the Ladies of the Chic are able to curate sophisticated events that cater to everyday people regardless of how big or small their financial investment. The inspiration behind the design elements of the shoot was birthed after an antiquing excursion. The vintage blue and white vases and plates became Read more [...]
From Alisha Chadee of Whim Event Planning & Design:
Our Blooming Romance styled shoot showcased beautiful women in soft, dreamy gowns exemplifying the Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. We envisioned an ethereal ceremony with romantic lighting and beautiful, lush florals. Our sweet table featured charming cookies, meringue kisses and a jaw-dropping lovely cake with hand-made sugar flowers.
Shoot location: Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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We love over-the-top weddings, but the truth is, that style of wedding is not for everyone. If you're a bride that loves romantic details and the rustic and vintage vibe are what you've been dreaming of, then you'll love this rustic inspired wedding styled shoot, captured and created by Gazmadu Photography and team of talented Nigeria based wedding vendors.
From the Styled Shoot Team: This shoot is aimed at inspiring the bride who is all for simplicity, uniqueness, and wants a rustic/vintage, Read more [...]
I’m always so excited to hear a great couple is getting married! However, after working with countless brides the wedding planning seems to put quite a damper on all of her excitement. By the time she makes it to her makeup consultation I can almost guarantee I’ll hear her say, “I just can’t wait until it’s over!” Yikes! I just can’t imagine feeling so over extended. This alone has been enough to convince me to have a small, intimate wedding (far away from home)!
I personally was never Read more [...]
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 have come back into fashion in a big way for guys. This vintage-made-modern option adds a touch of Read more [...]
Spring happens to be my favorite time of year! We have so much to look forward to, especially those of us living up north. I personally look forward to blooming flowers, green, pink and white trees – I adore cherry blossoms – and the unwavering promise of warmer weather. Perhaps one of my very favorite things to look forward to is bridal season because I get to meet so many beautiful women and witness beautiful brides celebrating one of the most important days of their lives.
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Men’s style and fashion trends have certainly taken a turn for the best over the past several years. Designers are finally taking note that men like to look good too; and not just on their wedding day. But, with all the new options when it comes to suits, shoes and accessories, many gentlemen are reaching out to local fashion consultants for some much needed fashion assistance.
Dondrae McGee, Owner and Principal Stylist of the men’s styling group HaberdashNow has seen a significant increase Read more [...]
Real bride Lelah Carter celebrated her road to Mrs. with a gorgeous "Lelah and Co." Tiffany & Co. inspired bridal shower. All that glitters and something blue was the theme for this detail-driven bridal shower. Every detail was well-thought out and executed just for Lelah. Check out all of the fun details captured by Photography by Jacquelynn Buck.
Let us know what your favorite detail was from the "Lelah and Co." Tiffany inspired bridal shower, Read more [...]
I must admit, I’m such a creature of habit and when it comes to my makeup, if it ain’t broke….So this makes my work a Beauty Contributor all the more interesting as I actively look for new products to try and hopefully love. This time around, I had the opportunity to do a makeover on the beautiful Yoko Jak using a few products from Black Up Cosmetics.
Continuing my trend of honesty and objectivity I’ll share with you some of the pros and cons I’ve found while using the products. Read more [...]