Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Sole Talk Thursday

What a dramatic statement sandal by Giuseppe Zanotti - these brushed-leather sandals are embellished with a gunmetal spider {which I absolutely love} and so perfect for an elegant evening or my Halloween outfit that I have yet to decide on.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Cuff Love

This attention-grabbing cuff bracelet compliments of  Miriam Haskell  is on my holiday "wish list."  Personally signed by Haskel, this intricately hand wired bracelet is layered in Russian gold plated brass petals, filigrees and other unique adornments.  I love the vintage feel and it's sure to create a dramatic look with any outfit.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Scentsational Monday!

Such a dreamy and long-lasting fragrance, we love it!

Notes Top Note: Bulgarian Rose, Orange Blossom, Absolute  
Middle Note: Magnolia, Rice Husk 
Base Note: Vanilla, Ambergris, Sandalwood

 Recommended Use: Evening wear

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Calling all shoe-lovers - I need shoe help!

I stumbled upon this shoe while surfing the web and can not seem to locate the designer and/or style information.  For the lucky Chica who can help me find this pump, I will personally send you one of our signature "Savvy Girl On The Go" Kits!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Glove Passion

We are a sucker for girly girl accessories and these tea-stained crochet gloves compliments of BHLDN are a cross between shabby chic and southern charm.  The beaded and sequined grosgrain bows on the wrist really add a demure touch and would instantly change the look of any blushing Bride's attire. 

Styling Note: 
Before entertaining wearing gloves on your special day, consider the fabric, style and length of your gown to ensure that your gloves compliment your entire look. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Viva La Etsy!

Feminine, Modern, Sophisticated . . . 

There are hundreds of reasons why we love Etsy and one of them is because we can always find unique bridal accessories for our clients.  These handmade bridal sashes compliments of DENIZ03 are so timeless.  The exquisitely designed fabric flowers and vintage inspired pearl and diamond brooches will truly make an enchanting statement on any Bride’s big day.

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● Celebrating Bohemian Chic

This stunning headpiece compliments of Jannie Baltzer is made with handmade flowers, velvet leaves and a beautiful mix of preciosa pearls.  A contemporary element that will certainly add a feminine touch to your bridal look.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Daily Swoon ● It's All In The Clutch . .

This pleated box clutch by Sondra Roberts is the perfect accessory for any special occasion.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Event Alert - Baby Bash & Bling Expo ● Calling All Expecting Pregginistas

We are excited to be producing the Fall 2011 Baby Bash and Bling Expo and Show - A
 Sophisticated Soiree For Expecting Moms-To-Be!
To add a fashion twist to the Expo, attendees will enjoy the “Bump the Runway” maternity fashion show presented by runway producer Maggy Francois, LLC.   All “Bump the Runway” models will be outfitted by couture runway designers offering tricks of the trade so you don’t have to shop at a maternity boutique to look fabulous! Guests can look forward to discovering new and interesting parenting tools, health and safety products, fashion trends, nutrition tips, and baby furnishings.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We ♥ This Look From Badgley Mischka {Swoon!}

Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday's Featured Gown ● Vera Wang {Spring 2012 Bridal Collection}

In early Spring, I featured this pale pink strapless mermaid gown after seeing it at New York Bridal Market.  Clearly, it was love at first sight and I had to feature it again, since it is my source of inspiration today.  The pleated chiffon bodice, tissue organza blossom peplum with draped petal technique detailing and grosgrain multi-bow sash made me love it and and I still adore it today.  This gown has character, volume and is simply freaking stunning!

There are only a few things that make my heart skip a beat and this gorgeous gown by Vera Wang does it every time.  Isn't she lovely?

Monday, September 12, 2011

{Teaser} Bridal Fashion Shoot at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Yesterday, my styling team had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Stajka of Elizabeth St John Bridal Collections at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C.  The day was nothing short of amazing and we were so thrilled that the weather was on its best behavior {since there was a 80% chance of rain}.  Elizabeth will be showcasing her 2012 Bridal Collection on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Nuit de la mode.

At this event, you will also have the opportunity to examine the fashions on display in Hillwood's popular exhibition Wedding Belles: Bridal Fashions from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Family, 1874-1958.  We of course will be there to style the looks for the fashion show and would love to see you there!  

Stay tuned as we'll have additional photos to share soon.

Photo by John Barley of SilverLux Studios and Vithaya Photography

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Personal Prayer on 9-11

American Flag Heart
 Lord, thank you for allowing me to see another day and the ability to pray for peace for everyone who has been touched by the tragedy of September 11th.  I pray for our country's safety, I ask that you bless the soldiers that guard our borders.  I ask that you continue to have your hand on this nation, and that you provide the leaders with the wisdom to guide us in the right direction.  Please revive your work in these days and make the saving beauty of Christ be seen and desired by all men.  Guard us from internal war, from compromise, fear and confusion, because it is in his name we pray.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wedding Wednesday Signature Cocktail - Pink Bubble Gum Martini

  • 1 oz bubble gum vodka
  • 2 oz pink pink lemonade
In a martini shaker, combine the vodka and lemonade over ice and shake.  Pour into chilled martini glass with pink gumballs and lemon zest.  Cheers!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Wedding Inspiration

Wishing you and your entire family an amazing Labor Day! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Beauty Event ● Danielle Lewis Beauty Lip Lustre Launch

Lip gloss was definitely poppin' last night. . . . 

I had the pleasure of celebrating with Danielle Lewis {Danielle Lewis Beauty} last night to commemorate the launch of her new Lustre Lip Gloss line.  Danielle specializes in bridal, runway, editorial and fashion makeup and is the epitome of a professional.  The event was hosted at Topaz Boutique in Baltimore, Maryland {which by the way, sells cute shoes and handbags}.  

Upon arrival, I was immediately introduced to the signature cocktail coined “Smooch.”  I loved it and had two {don’t judge me}.  The ambiance was very nice and John Legend crooned in the background as we glossed up our lips and decided which colors we admired the most.  I’m already in love with the collection because it does not feel like thick sticky glue and it survived my first sip of tea this morning.

Prior to my camera battery retiring for the evening, I was able to snap a few photos.

There are 12 Lip Lustre Colors -  Kendell (Fiery Orange Red); Krystal (Ultra Shiny Crystal Clear); Logan (Baby Pink with Golden Shimmer); Sydney (Peach Nude with Golden Shimmer); Robin (Golden Brown with Golden Shimmer); Exposed (Soft Beige Pink); Melrose (Lilac Pearl); Marley (Bright Pink Shimmer); Charlie (Golden Peach Pink); Drew (Deep Berry Wine); Harper (Deep Blue Plum) and SuperGorge (Magenta Shimmer)

The "Smooch" signature cocktail was delish - Danielle needs to bottle it up and sell it wholesale!
My two fave Fall colors Harper (l) + Charlie (r)
I am all smiles with the Lady of The Evening Ms. Danielle (left).

I love how I'm meeting more empowered, motivated and accomplished female entrepreneurs - Who Runs The World?!  

Want to know more about Danielle Lewis Beauty Lip Lustre, contact her today!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Bash and Bling News ● "POP" An evening of Pregginista Belly Painting with Mikal

Love art?

Expectant moms turn your pregnant belly into a work of art.  Celebrities are doing it and so can you.  We are currently seeking five round bellies (20 weeks and beyond) to embellish for promotional purposes in conjunction with the upcoming Fall Baby Bash and Bling Expo and Show.  Our first body painting session will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

If you are interested or know of someone who may be expecting, contact us today for further details.  All selected pregginistas will receive their favorite photo from the belly painting session as a keepsake.
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