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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.




A gorgeous trend: High-Neck Halters


Kim Kardashian Style in Fashion Trend Halter-Dress detail

While not too long ago, we were fascinated over the season’s  bold,  falling necklines, while nowadays we find ourselves more into modest-yet gorgeous-high-neck halters. This of-the-moment neckline is recently on the radar thanks to women like Diane Kruger, Rihanna, and Kate Bosworth, all of whom newly shaped outstandingly chic outfits with high-neck halter dresses. An elegant trend to the spring’s new look and have become the choice of almost all ladies since it’s perfect for different occasions like cocktail parties, formal parties, etc.

The high-neck halter is not for celebrities only, it is absolutely wearable in real life too. In fact it is suitable for almost all occasions for a glamorous summer chic look.

You can try out Ralph Lauren “Black Label’s” Halter dress in Lime looks great with or without a belt. The dress is lined with silk, making it feel so lovely against your skin, or Bird by Juicy Couture Bonded Halter dress, you can also check out shops like Zara and Mango for some casual selections.

Lime knit from Ralph Lauren. Crew neckline. Cut-in halter strap hooks at back of neck. Formfitting silhouette. Hem hits at knee.

Juicy Couture Hot Pink & Orange Halter Dress


Now, you are ready to rock the world with your new fashion style. Enjoy your whole new world and do not get surprised when people stare at your gorgeous clothes.





Trend Alert: Round Glasses


Square spectacles? So last decade. This summer, it’s all about circular frames.

Forget about scarves, capes, or lightening bolt make up. It’s the round classes that stricken the world’s fashion in 2012. They have celebrities, fashion experts, and design houses taking cue.

Vintage geek goggle glasses for males and females were spotted on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Zegna and Lanvin.

From the runway to real life, many celebrities are also adopting the look. Lady Gaga, Sienna Miller, and Mary Kate Olsen have all been spotted wearing round frames.

I honestly really love round classes, but too bad they doesn’t suit my face, square sunnies suites me more, so make sure they suit your face well before thinking to obtain them.

Stars in Dior: A New Book by Christian Dior



Rizzoli Editions presents a new book Stars in Dior, which is coming out in France this May and in the U.S this September. The book features the most iconic stars around the world in outfits by the couturier. Therefore, it includes a collection of 250 images; obtains from movie scenes and photos from popular shoots with annotation by journalist Jérôme Hanover.

Stars in Dior includes photos from Marlène Dietrich to Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Elizabeth Taylor, to reveal the most glamorous and elegant outfits worn by the stars of the silver screen.

We don’t know if Dior’s most recent models Marian Cotrillard or Mila Kunis are featured in the book, but I think it is a brilliant idea and a good collectible for fashionistas around the world and Hollywood fashion people who love, love, love their images and often attempt to reinvent them.

As I mentioned before, Stars in Dior will be available from Rizzoli Editions this September priced at $65.00.

Vogue’s New Rule: No Underage or Anorexic Models. Is it too Late?



Vogue’s underage, anorexic model ban will (hopefully) promote a healthy body image for models throughout the fashion industry. Photo Credit: Reuters

For several years anorexic models have been displayed in media, more likely in Vogue as a culture’s representation of beauty. However, yesterday Vogue announced that from now on, they are going to display healthy models that are above sixteen and without any eating disorders.

Vogue believes that good health is beautiful,” Jonathan Newhouse, authority of Condé Nast International, said in a matter around a BBC. “Vogue editors around a universe wish a magazines to simulate their joining to a health of a models who seem on a pages and a wellbeing of their readers”

All Vogue editor around the world have agreed that they will no longer employ under 16 model who appear to have an eating disorder, and promised that they will make sure to check IDs before modeling sessions and encourage healthy backstage working conditions.

“Vogue believes that good health is beautiful. Vogue Editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the well-being of their readers,” said Conde Nast International Chairman Jonathan Newhouse in a statement. Photo Credit: Reuters

Fashion designers, temporarily, will be encouraged though not pleased to consider the costs of unrealistically small sample (dress) sizes, which encourages the use of really thin models.

Some may think it’s a little too late for Vogue to realize that it is no longer healthy to use anorexic models on their covers. However, I think, now, with Vogue’s ban on underage, anorexic models on their cover pages, real change is probable. That’s one small step for Vogue, one giant leap for the whole fashion industry.

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.