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Design Your Own £20k Wedding Gown


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!


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


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.




Louis Vuitton Basket Bag spring/summer 2012 must-have


Louis Vuitton, as usual, never fails to astonish us with their fabulous bags each season. Their show starts at the very end of Parish Fashion Week, the last city of the season, and its arrival calls handbag lovers for a whole month . Model after model strode the runway  in PFW with trend-appropriate pastel satchels on their arms, many in wallet-draining crocodile.

 Throughout spring/summer 2012, Marc Jacobs rejoices softness and lightness through pleasant and stunning silhouette. The leather wears collection represents this poetical tone through iconic shapes and sophisticated details.

 “For SS 2012 Louis Vuitton collection, we decided we wanted to do something very pretty, and very gentle, and very loving, and just fill it with pretty colors and beautiful light, luminous textures, things that were translucent and transparent” said Marc Jacobs, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton

 It’s in the deviation on the theme of transparency, and in keeping up with the cute spirit of the season that Marc Jacobs have found the inspiration to create a hand bag that looks like a “Basket”. It is the definition of a luxurious shopping bag in metallic patent calfskin, which creates a three-dimensional effect. A unique puncture technique has been applied to the collection of LV.

 In case the owner of the handbag want to hide anything, each basket have a removable drawstring pocket in tonal jacquard fiber with the Monogram pattern, and since the pocket can be removed, the inner side of the bag needs to be as pretty as the outer side, which involves high workmanship.

 The basket bag is available in the sorbet shades of glossy pink, silky nougat and luminous mint, the Basket bags are available two sizes: regular and mini. The mini is about $2600 and the regular basket is $3150.