On the heels of last year’s popular Designer Collection, Victoria’s Secret is upping the ante again with their latest trousseau, available online and in select stores. The collection incorporates the famous Victoria’s Secret bra fit with additions such as Swiss lace, hand-embroidery details, and sumptuous fabrics typically used by couture houses. Victoria’s Secret went behind the scenes for an even closer look at the new line and to meet Barbara Palvin, the face of the Designer Collection featured here.
Genevieve is quite essential to what the Fall collection is about: a study in volume and asymmetry, from the unconventional sweetheart neckline, to the tension between the restrained, slender mermaid shape of the underskirt and the asymmetrical breadth of the peplum. Genevieve is a very romantic dress, it’s completely ethereal, and it also has a Modernist soul that will speak to the bride in search of a design that’s complex and artistic.
Genevieve starts with two foundational elements: a sophisticated, very fitted, angular bodice, with its asymmetrical wisp of tulle, and then a sexy, sleek mermaid gown at the base. These make up the base for the gown’s centre of attention, which is the horsehair peplum overskirt that gives Genevieve that classic, flouncy ball gown shape. There’s a great deal of complexity in the layering of this peplum: it’s quite dynamic.
With Genevieve, Vera Wang made sure there’s never a dull angle. From the back the gown looks like a classic ball gown, but then when you see the front, it has a lot of attitude. The drama you get from the extra dimension of the peplum is something absolutely essential to this season’s collection: the dress should feel charged with a joyous, unrestrained energy, whether it’s in living motion, or standing still during the ceremony, or captured forever in a wedding day portrait.
Nail artist Tenshi No Hana wore this nail art for the Foire Internationale de Bordeaux. A stamping for the French manicure with XL C plate and little flowers with the monochromatic one stroke technique. Pretty detail to add to your wedding day! View more nail art at http://www.nails-art.fr
The perfect wedding cake for a fairytale wedding.
Mark and Leslie Randazzo bring gourmet flavour, sophisticated design and a little of their own romantic chemistry to their celebrated wedding cakes. The two Culinary Institute of America graduates work closely with their clients to develop creations that delight both the eye and the palate – and reflect the magic of the event. That’s why Mark Joseph Cakes was voted The Knot’s 2011 “Best of Weddings” pick by local brides. View more of their creations at http://www.markjosephcakes.com
This beautiful featured wedding gown is by designer Yumi Katsura. The ultimate in ultra modern style, Yumi Katsura gowns play with volume and texture to create the most flattering proportions, with exaggerated, show stopping effect! This collection is best describe as a contemporary fairtytale come true… marrying traditional bridal elegance without losing the edge of its high fashion heritage. The only recognised bridal designer that is part of the Haute Couture Society, Yumi Katsura always provides impeccable couture construction and the finest silk fabrics and materials. Every gown is truly a masterpiece that will not be forgotten! Visit the Yumi Katsura website for more information.
“If there is one wedding tradition I feel is important to uphold even today, it’s the cutting of the cake. The wedding cake itself represents joy and imagination, and can come in all shapes, styles, textures, and tastes. The cutting of the cake, however, is the highly ritualistic moment that marks the beginning of the couple’s life together and a tradition that should be adhered to as closely as possible: The groom places his right hand over the bride’s and guides her as she cuts the first piece. He feeds her, then she in turn feeds him, this shared first piece of the wedding cake representing their first meal together.” – XO, Vera
Here’s a wedding hairstyle that needs no introduction since the indelible Lady Gaga recently helped make the tailored hair bow one of the latest worldwide trends. Wrap and fasten hair into a bow-shape up high or closer to the nape of the neck. The tailored bow style works best for wedding dresses with vintage or modern simplicity, as this look is definitely a showpiece!