I’m so excited to show a 12 look bridal style series I shot for Flutter Magazine. Inspired by the signs of the zodiac, each look was modeled after the charateristics of each sign.
Here is my sign, Scorpio. Since Scorpio’s are mysterious, I styled this pink dress by Ivy & Aster with black vintage jewelry and a skinny black belt.
For her hair, Noelle and I went with an updated version of a french twist.
For the scene, we had the model walk along the top of a wall at the incredible Sunstone Villa. To see the eleven other looks, check out the Flutter Magazine’s Astrology Bride right here. And 3 other bloggers are featuring looks from the shoot on their blogs today:
Snippet & Ink is featuring Gemini here.
The Sweetest Occasion is featuring Aires here.
Grey Likes is featuring Virgo here.
Better yet, a PRINT version of the magazine will be in two weeks and will be distributed with The Sentinel and available at select boutiques. A big thank you to all the vendors who participated, I couldn’t have done it with out you!
Last week, I featured a bouquet with a two-tone bow, and this week I’m showing how you can use this same idea and put it on your puppy head. Here’s Mira modeling her two-tone bow.
You can also tuck in some flowers. Simply take 3 flowers, use green stretchy floral tape and wrap the stems together (as if you’re making a boutonnière). Pin with a safety pin, attach under your bow, and you’ve got yourself an adorable ensemble for your doggy. More doggy ring bearer ideas right here:
Mira wearing bold ikat
Mira with a red, white and blue scarf
Mira with a lace bow
Happy (woof) holidays! I hope your day is filled with friends and family and too much bacon! I’ll be back here on New Year’s Eve (I can’t believe it gonna be 2013, that sounds so futuristic).
I’m smitten with these black (well or pretty close to it) flowers! Black scabiosa is frilly and delicate, black dahlias are geometric, and chocolate cosmos are such a sweet, tiny flower. I love the idea of using these flowers for boutinerres for a moody winter wedding…
Seriously how stunning would a black dahlia against a white dinner jacket?
To make boutinerres is really, really, easy to do:
1. Begin with a flower and one piece of foliage (here, I’m using dusty miller).
2. Place the foliage behind the flower and hold between your two fingers.
3. Then grab a piece of stretchy green floral tape.
4. Stretch the tape as you wrap around the flower and the foliage, creating a little bouquet basically.
5. Then wrap the boutinerres with whatever ribbon you like. You can either glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the bout or you can pin it (depends on the size of the flower).
6. Stick in two pearl headed pins so you have those ready to go once your ready to pin it to your groom.
If you’re making this the night ahead, leave the flower stems long and place in water. Then when your ready to use, simply trim the stems and you’re good to go. Happy flower arranging!
I love fall and winter flowers and for this centerpiece I was inspired by bold red anenomes with their black centers.
Coupled with fall maple leaves, bittersweet, black dahlias and chocolate cosmos, I love the rich saturated colors paired with the darker, moodier flowers.
To make this arrangement you will need:
1 bunch maple leaves
1 bunch black dahlias
3 strands of bittersweet
1 bunch chocolate cosmos
2 bunches orange dahlia
2 bunches red anenomes
1 bunch frizzy orange/red tulips
1 bunch black scabiosa
Begin by placing the bittersweet and maple leaves first to establish shape. Then add in your larger blooms at different heights. Remember to turn your centerpiece periodically so you end up with a good shape from every angle. Layer your smaller flowers into the arrangement and ta da! You have a beautiful fall centerpiece!
There’s nothing more then those perfect, timeless, lady-like accessories. First up, perhaps the most perfect camel coat that I’m utterly obsessed with it, it would be perfect for cocktail hour or just with jeans and a T. Of course a perfect black dress with peplum detail is always a lady-like winner in my book. Bow earrings with pearl details, I like you. And that Kate Spade purse in a perfect soft blue, sign me up. Of course, the piece de resistance are these insane grey Louboutins with the most impossibly perfect little bow. Perhaps Santa will be kind and bring me a pair…
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