Monthly Archives: June 2012

Design Your Own £20k Wedding Gown

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Phillipa Lepley

A wedding dress by Phillipa Lepley

Hello brides-to-be! There’s no doubt that choosing your wedding gown is one of the hardest tasks that’s facing you right now, but how would it feel to sit down with couture wedding dress designer Phillipia Lepley to design your special wedding dress that worth £20,000?

Lepley is known for her delightfully unique and romantic designs, and now she’s giving the opportunity for her Chelsea studio lucky winner to join her in her studio for a one-on-one bridal design session. Then Lapley and her facility members will make your chosen design to perfectly fit you to look glamorous and captivating on your big day.

If you want to try your luck and get a chance of winning, you will have to simply sketch your dream wedding dress in a sheet of A4 paper, then scan and e-mail it, in addition to your name, age, size, wedding date, a picture of yours and 100 words about your wedding.

Philipa and Brides editor Jade Beer will accordingly choose a list of the 10 top dresses from the ones they’ll receive that will be published on BRIDESMAGAZINE.CO.UK. where people can vote for their favorite design.

If your dress gets the most votes, you will then win and finally meet Phillipa to discuss your dream gown with her!

You can e-mail your sketch to: designyourweddingdress@condenast.co.uk by 31 July 2012.

For more details and terms and condition you can visit bridesmagazine.co.uk

This chance is not to be missed, brides, so you better get drawing!

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Here at PYP we try to draw inspiration from different outlets – wallpaper prints, clothing collections, etc. Today’s tutorial was inspired by a printed notebook we fell in love with. Filled with scalloped edges & great colours for the summer, this design is fairly easy once broken down into steps.

Step 1: After applying a base coat (we recommend CND – Toughen Up) paint nails 2 coats of a nice bright white – we used Sally Hansen Whirlwind White. This creates a great blank canvas to bring our design.

Step 2: Using China Glaze For Audrey & a medium sized nail art brush, paint 3 large circles coming from the base of the nail. It’s best to create the center hump & move outwards.

Step 3: Using Essie Big Spender, a lush red-violet creme that pops against the aqua & a larger dotting tool create a scalloped edge –…

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Twins Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen Win their First CDFA Award

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Designers Ashley (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen smile backstage with their award at CDFA

Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won the trophy for Womenswear Designers of the year at the 2012 Council of Fashion Designer of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards in New York June 4,2012.

Their wining collection “The Row” is an extravagance clothing brand named after London’s historic Savile Row. This means that both Mary-Kate and Ashley have successfully grown from child actresses to genuine fashion designers.

“I’d like to thank you — you,” Mary-Kate, wearing an all-black ensemble, said, turning to her purple-clad twin, as she accepted.

The twins wore from their latest collection from The Row Resort 2013. Mary-Kate’s hair was dyed dark brows, and she was wearing a very simple long-sleeved dress with a waist-sash. She was also wearing a Louis Vuitton black suede peep-toe high heels, and a cute black purse by The Row with a silver Sidney Garber necklace.

While Ashley wore a plum-hued V-neck dress, from The Row collection too, with a willowing rumple down middle, a silver cuff bracelet, and a Manolo Blahnik heels with a purse from their resort collection as well.

Other the being known as the Oscars of fashion. The Olsens’ win solidifies their legitimate place in the industry, moving their label The Row from celebrity clothing line to bona fide designer label.

Resources:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fash-track/cfda-awards-mary-kate-ashley-olsen-seth-meyers-333258

http://www.binsidetv.net/2012/06/mary-kate-olsen-ashley-olsen-2012-womenswear-designers-of-the-year-win-cfda-award/