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Braids Braids Everywhere

Braids Braids Everywhere

Braids Braids EverywhereBraids, Braids Everywhere!

Braids Braids Everywhere – We knew when we saw one of our favorite bloggers, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere devoting an entire post to the perfect braided updo tutorial that this “trend” just might be more serious than we initially thought.  And who are we kidding? Braids have been around forever, in so many forms ever since Pre-K when we first started donning to do.  But let’s face it, the look has gone through more transformations than almost any other hair look we can think of and now it’s not just a natural, boho, hippie look that can only be worn at outdoor summer music festivals (are we the only ones on Coachella overload right now?) No, wedding gals, the look is EVERYWHERE and we’re breaking down how to pull it off and more importantly, how to pull it up into a mega-watt hair home run that you may even want to consider for your wedding.

braids braids everywhereYes, we said it. A braid with your wedding gown.  But before you go all timeless hair lecture on us, let’s take a look at some braided looks that are equal parts sweet as they are ethereal and gorgeous.  A few years back, fashion favorite, Sienna Miller wore the milk- maid updo to the Golden Globes with a conveniently wedding-ish Marchesa gown. The look was breathtaking and only seemed to highlight how incredibly and naturally beautiful Ms. Miller is. The same can be said for the ever-chic Nicole Richie who rocks the braid with her signature boho look and carries it off with even her most classic, sophisticated ensembles as well.

When poking further into the braid craze, even the pop-ups from Saks Fifth Avenue ( also known as my computer’s very tempting cookies) guess the ron and center hair look being shown with everything from Oscar de la Renta to Moschino and Gucci and Louboutin… well you get it. Yes! It’s the braid. And for this high-end retailer, they are taking it to the max with a timeless dutch- favorite braided updo. So there you have it. Those in charge of dictating our every fashion move this coming season have spoken and you better get braiding.

Oscars Fashion Round up: For the Bride

There might be no bigger display of what’s to come in terms of fashion than the Oscars red carpet. For one night, Hollywood’s elite step up to the challenge of walking the fashion plank with close to a billion viewers waiting eagerly to see what they will wear. And while there are always the usual suspects of heavyweights that seem to never fail us when it comes to getting our fashion fix, the Oscars is always good for a few newcomers to have a major debut fashion moment and establish themselves as key players.  Given that Spring is just around the corner, designers also scramble following the show to make sure that their ready to wear designs that are widely available to the public are in line with the trends we see on Hollywood’s biggest night.  As usual we had some major favorites and we are pretty sure that some huge trends were set.  Here’s the round up and some thoughts on what you can expect to see in bridal fashion very soon.

Charlize Theron:  A loyal Dior girl at heart, once again the fierce beauty hits it out of the park in what else, but white! White on a red carpet has to be one of our favorite looks of all time and given how easy this look would be to interpret for bridal, we just can’t help but go crazy for it. The peplum bodice is so on trend and the sleeking skirt with a train is perfect for a wedding.  Take note of what body type this works best for. Clearly, we can’t all look as statuesque as Ms. Theron, but for the taller gal, this look definitely accentuates long, lean lines.  It’s also perfect for someone with a no so defined waist- the peplum is perfect for giving you a more forgiving belted feel. Clean, white, classic and timeless.  It doesn’t get much better than this!

Theron

Kerry Washington: Ever the fashionista, Ms. Washington takes a chance with a red hue against the carpet and it paid off big time.  Her Miu Miu gem of a dress took top honors on several best dressed lists and for good reason. The new color is actually a hybrid of orange and red that some are calling poppy. It’s fresh, vibrant and photographs beautifully.  And the beading on the bodice adds an interesting and very modern accent. This is our pick for color trend of the summer. Whether you’re a guest, mother of the bride, or part of the wedding party- the hue is complimentary on almost every skin tone and we can’t wait to see more of it!

Washington

Amy Adams: The pale blue Oscar de la Renta was straight off the runway but we could see it exactly as-is coming straight down the aisle. The subtle blue color is a perfect alternative for brides craving a pop of color and the dress itself is fit for a princess. We adore the entire look with simple, soft hair and natural makeup. We can just picture brides everywhere pinning this exact look!

Adams

Naomi Watts: A true fashion forward girl after our own hearts.  Her Armani Prive gown was custom made and fit her like a glove. The full beading head to toe is another option for the fashionista bride. Not to mention the interesting approach to asymmetrical. There’s not much more to say about this look other than it’s pure perfection. From her messy hair pulled back and simples but stunning jewelry, the look is a work of art and we expect to see it copied in all metallic’s including white!

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