Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday: Chartreuse

Hoping the color of the Spring 2012 season will pop up in a few bridal party looks!

Image via From Me to You.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inspiration Boards

A picture is worth a thousand words and inspiration boards are perfect for communicating everything you want to say about your wedding. Use all of your favorite inspirational tidbits (color palette, photography, fashion, interior design, typography, patterns, etc) to help establish the general look and feel of your big day.

Brides - what are your favorite ways to create an inspiration board?

Image via Vogue.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: Ribbons

High heels and satin ribbons around the ankles. Adore.

Image via Tumblr.

Monday, September 26, 2011

State of Grace

Image via Life.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday: Pretty Pink

And with a peek-a-boo hem, what girl wouldn't want to look oh so pretty in pink?

Image via Jason Wu.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Sharp Idea

How about using some color pencil inspiration when deciding your bridesmaid dress color scheme? Why didn't we do this before!

Image via Tumblr.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Colin Cowie Weddings!, slated to launch next month, will be the most compelling place online to reach the modern wedding-bound couple. Engaging the engaged with a dynamic fresh look, exclusive original content and a proprietary social network, the new entry combines the expertise of celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie, one of the world’s foremost authorities in wedding planning and lifestyle, with state of the art technology and thoughtful user interface.

“We are creating the most comprehensive, innovative, inspiring, effective and user-friendly products, website and mobile applications in the marketplace for modern couples planning a dream wedding on any budget.

Our goal is to not only deliver fashion, beauty, wedding planning, ideas, travel, service and shopping in an accessible and attainable format but to do it in a robust social environment for couples that makes it relevant to the way they live and communicate.” –Colin Cowie

Brides looking for fresh inspiration and expert planning advice at all price points will find it here, edited and curated with the added cachet of Cowie’s invaluable expertise. In keeping with Cowie’s tradition of exceeding expectations, brides will also be able to save, organize and share what inspires them privately and securely with their friends and family using the site’s MyCollection channel.

“Brides are ravenous for information and inspiration. We know she will look everywhere to be inspired and informed and we wanted to not only give her our point of view, but also give her one central place where she can store, organize and share it all. MyCollection is our special gift to her.” –Colin Cowie

A maverick team of technologists, creatives and editors with authority, track-record and perspective in the current digital landscape were tapped to complement the rich history of Cowie, whose 25 years of ground-breaking milestones in wedding planning and stylish expertise has made him a favorite of society, celebrities and the media.

“We brought together the most innovative people from a cross-section of businesses and disciplines and the passion and energy is evident from your first glance.” –Ed Wiggers, President and Chief Operating Officer, Colin Cowie Enterprises

Award-winning Creative Director Deborah Moses is leading the creative, branding and editorial. Moses’ visionary redesign and leadership of Elegant Bride magazine resulted in the first ever nomination for a National Magazine Award by a bridal magazine. She was also the former Creative Director of Vera Wang, and her recent Internet projects include creative direction and content development for Wang’s first e-commerce site and designing The Aisle New York, the first all-bridal flash sales site. Moses has brought in two experienced hands to ensure that the site content lives up to Colin Cowie’s legendary standards, Juli Alvarez as Fashion and Beauty Director and Karell Roxas as Managing Editor.

Joining the team from Condé Nast is Chief Technology Officer Janet Kasdan. Kasdan was previously Director of Technology at Condé Nast Digital where she was responsible for software development, operations and infrastructure. Before that, she was the Vice President of Engineering at Vindigo, an early leader in mobile media. Rounding out the development team and focusing on user experience, is Janis Nakano Spivack, an award-winning creative executive whose background spans traditional and cutting- edge media.

In addition to MyCollection, the site’s two other channels, Inspire Me! and Confidentially, Colin deliver world-class content, iconic photography and indispensable perspective and advice from Cowie himself.
  • Inspire Me: smart, in-depth articles for both the bride and groom covering every aspect of wedding planning from engagement parties to the honeymoon; fashion, beauty, travel and registry; how-to tips and tricks; trend reportage; inspirational ideas and more. Gentlemen's Corner will become the first area of a major bridal site that men will feel comfortable visiting, offering great style and planning advice to grooms and their groomsmen.
  • Confidentially, Colin: offers couples the chance to personally connect with Cowie and seek his advice on topics like proper wedding etiquette, planning logistics, and more. Here he shares thoughts, suggestions, insider tips, advice and counsel from his 25 years of wedding planning around the world.
“The overwhelming positive response from our beta brides and couples has validated the hard work we are all putting into building the ultimate online wedding destination. The site has also already won the support of major advertisers and partners who appreciate the ability to feature their brands in a totally new environment.” –Colin Cowie

Exclusively yours - be one of the first to witness amazing by signing up at ColinCowieWeddings.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: All Lined Up

Yes, I think these - all of these - will do nicely!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Are You ...

... a modern bride or classic bride?

Image via This is Glamorous.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fab Frocks Friday: Marchesa Spring 2012

Ready for her grand entrance.

Image via Vogue.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Went back into the archives to find this oldie but a goodie from Fashion Week.

Image via Kelly Stuart.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Niemierko Wedding Academy: Bruce Oldfield

Mark Niemierko, the UK’s foremost luxury wedding planner, will once again share his trade and style secrets at the Niemierko Wedding Academy, at The Dorchester, during a 5 day Master- class in October 2011.

In order to reveal his experience and knowledge, Mark is joined by a host of industry leading experts. Acclaimed fashion designer Bruce Oldfield OBE,will be attending the October Academy for an intimate one off Q&A session with Mark and the students.

Bruce Oldfield will join Mark Niemierko on the inspirational Beauty and Attire day of the 5 day Master-class, held on Thursday 6th October, within the Dorchester’s Penthouse and Pavilion.

The students will have a private view of Bruce’s current Bridal Collection. Whilst openly discussing his experiences of dressing some of the most famous women in the world. As well as giving examples of how a custom made Bridal dress goes from drawing and ideas to the wedding day.

Bruce Oldfield has been creating clothes for more than 35 years for some of the world’s most famous and elegantly dressed women including the late HRH Diana Princess of Wales, to Rihanna, Jemima Goldsmith, Samantha Cameron, Helen Mirren and Sienna Miller. In 1993, Oldfield was the chosen designer for the wedding dress of HM Queen Rania of Jordan. He continues to count many members of British royalty and aristocracy including HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and European royalty as his regular clients.

Today’s Bruce Oldfield bride follows in the footsteps of these most iconic and glamorous women.
Aside from the Bridal Attire aspects all other elements are covered during the 5 days. From the process of planning, wedding etiquette, budgeting, a flower class which includes a visit to Covent Garden flower market and a first class food and drinks tasting at the Dorchester. The days are broken down into concise classes, between which breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and the odd glass of champagne is served.

The 5 day Master-class is limited to 10 participants, allowing the students an intimate and exclusive learning experience. The October Academy will be held over 5 days from Monday 3rd October till Friday 7th October. The course fee is priced at £1,950.

To register for a place in the Niemierko Academy visit

Images via Allora Visuals and Bruce Oldfield.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: Works of Art

Would dream of wearing these beauties, wouldn't you?

Image via Tumblr.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Love Affairs

Paris or New York? Fall in love with these two cities all over again with these images by Parisian graphic designer Vahram Muratyan.

Wouldn't a series about you and your honey be equally as charming?

Images via Paris vs New York, a tally of two cities.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fab Frocks Friday: Showstoppers

Fashion Week. Break out the Showstoppers.

Image via TFS.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sugar High

A veritable candy wonderland set the stage for this whimsical and fanciful bridal shower for who else by Dylan Lauren.

Check out the delicious inspiration below:

Images via Martha Stewart Weddings.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Something Blue

Be the first to get your hands on the newest CHANEL Nail Colour Collection, Les Jeans de Chanel – created exclusively for Fashion's Night Out by Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup. A favorite of past and present and the quintessence of casual chic, denim fabric is the inspiration for this trio of blue lacquers. Stop by for a complimentary mini manicure featuring these exclusive hues. Click here for all the details!

Image via Chanel.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: Boy Meets Girl

When boy meets girl, it's love at first sight.

Image via Jack & Jil Blog.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fab Frocks Friday: Days of Summer

One last hurrah before the end of summer!

Image via Tumblr.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The High Pony

Sleek, sophisticated, and oh-so feminine. The high ponytail - perfect for showing off those high cheek bones and graceful neck.

Image via Tumblr.

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