Hey Georgeous loves your Valentine’s day curves

Hey Gorgeous, as you know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for many women, digging up date-night looks that they’ll feel great in and their partner will LOVE can be a challenge. When you are a woman with “curves” that sometimes can pose another ‘challenge’. I mean, I love my curves and want my man to love them too, but not every designer shows me love.

That said, for the nearly 7 out of 10 women in the U.S. who are size 12 and above, finding fashion-forward options that fit well is an even bigger style struggle. Thankfully, Hey Gorgeous! promises an easy, fashion-conscious experience for women to shop the trends they love – all available in your size. With a cherry-picked selection of haute date-night-approved dresses and stylish, yet sexy separates available on the boutique now, women can get dressed for V-day in ensembles they not only like but fall head over heels for.geor

Styles from designers like ABS Allen Schwartz, BB Dakota, Carmakoma, Harlow, Anna Scholz and many more you’ll find on their site. Hey, even if you are “with yourself” (I hate hearing women saying they are “alone”) on Valentine’s day, grab one of these dresses, doll yourself up and party like the Queen you are!!

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Spring 2015 Collection: WHITE by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal

It’s that time of year again when WHITE by Vera Wang bridal gowns from the Spring 2015 collection are being shown at David’s Bridal. The new collection features stunning modern bridal gowns, sleek new bridesmaid and formalwear styles, and feminine shoes, hair pieces and sashes. 

A few highlights of the Spring 2015 collection include a gorgeous illusion neck ball gown with lace appliqué and draped tulle bodice, a classic strapless ball gown featuring horsehair borders and delicate lace appliqués as well as a tossed tulle ball gown featuring intricate hand-beaded detailing. This season, the collection also welcomed a few new on-trend silhouettes as well as a polka-dot print and new “Sunset” color bridesmaid dress options.

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David’s Bridal for the holidays

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s no surprise that the biggest party season of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re searching for the perfect NYE dress or need a festive frock for that office holiday party, David’s Bridal has got you covered offering a variety of midnight kiss-worthy frocks and stunning silhouettes!nye

From left to right: Style 56449D, Sleeveless ruched jersey dress with beaded back in Black; $159.00, Style XS5852, Sleeveless v-neck all over beaded blouson dress in Nude; $279.00, Style 141704510, Strapless metallic jacquard dress in Gold; $149.00, Style D1082, High neckline sleeveless beaded dress in Silver; $199.00 & Style 26B6204TQ1, Cap sleeve bodice dress with tulle skirt in Gold; $89.00

 

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From left to right: Style D927, Sleeveless scallop beaded short dress in Navy; $189.00, Style141703090, Long sleeve all over sequin dress in Black; $199.00, Style 141704390, Metallic jacquard halter party dress in Black/Gold; $49.99, Style S267420,  Sleeveless sequin dress with illusion neckline in Black/Nude; $49.99 & Style S257476, Sleeveless chiffon dress with beaded neckline in Silver; $89.00

 

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From left to right: Style JHDM6795, Sleeveless polka dot dress with ribbon tie in Black/Nude; $169.00, StyleF15703, Sleeveless faille dress with beaded neckline in Apple; $149.00, Style JH4M4409, Long ruched sleeve blouson dress in Taupe; $99.00, Style F15103, Strapless satin short dress with pleating in Apple; $99.00 & Style W10184, Short strapless contrast corded lace dress in Mercury; $149.00

 

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Top row: Style SBGOWN, Blue by Betsey Johnson high heel peep toe pump in Silver; $129.50, Style SBTOSS, Blue by Betsey Johnson multi bow t-strap sandal in Gold; $69.00 & Style Valentine, Mary Jane platform in Black; $79.50

Bottom row: Style LETTER, La Regale shimmer envelope clutch in Gold; $39.50, Style DAZZLE, Sasha crystal embellished clutch with knuckle rings in Silver; $49.50 & Style TAJ, Asymmetrical beaded handbag in Taupe; $49.50

Pantone Color of the year – Marsala

Meet Marsala. A reddish-brown that’s rich and earthy — and a complete departure from the brightness of past years’ picks. It’s not quite the burgundy of the 90s, or 1970s brown, but an updated neutral that will translate well to interiors and decor.

Here’s what Pantone has to say about the color:pantone

Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

Solange and Alan Ferguson did it their way…

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This past weekend Solange Knowles (now Ferguson) in her own “you won’t see me until you see me” way, broke the internet. Not by dropping her pants (Dear Anna (Wintour), What do you think of her now?) rather by elevating the fashion of weddings and wedding couture. Her #AllWhiteWedding theme kicked the idea that no one other than the bride should wear white, down Bourbon Street.

What made Solonge a beautiful bride? Let’s start with our first view of her in an unembellished cream gown with a matching, floor-sweeping cape by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. She accessorized her look with wide gold cuffs by Jill for Lady Grey and her hair needed no veil, as her crown was her gloriously beautiful natural hair.   Not to be out done, Alan Ferguson looked as handsome in a bone-colored Lanvin suit, and gold cap-toe shoe.

How many changes were there? Some estimate as many as six various white/cream-themed outfits were on display during the wedding weekend. So change as many times as she wants (and her pocketbook can afford). I

Who designed the show-stopping backless cape she wore riding the bike? The three outfits that set the internet on fire, designed by French designer Stéphane Rolland. Solange’s only conventional outfit was a calf-length dress with a slit high on the thigh from the Australian brand Ellery, worn to a pre-wedding event.

We don’t need no stinkin’ limo. The rose-festooned bike she used to arrive to their wedding venue (Marigny Opera House), was fun, festive and as her cape billowed behind her as they rode to the church. After all, that’s what a wedding is supposed to be – fun and doing it YOUR WAY.

Can we talk about the engagement ring? It is my favorite ring to date. It is a split band with asymmetrical diamonds on each end. It is as unique as the bride and I’m sure we’ll see engagement rings trending toward unique settings.

Photography is key to capturing these moments. Take the wedding portraits by Bronx-based photographer Rog Walker, showing the carefully posed wedding party in their all white attire. Again proving that this is not the ‘normal’ wedding portrait. How wonderful that the bridal party wore everything from dresses to pants. Let your bridal party be who they are, and wear what is comfortable for them. Make is classy, make it stylish and if fashion is your thing, make it fashionable.

Finally, in true New Orléans tradition, you march to music and have a real party down the streets to celebrate. This is the way you party. This is the way you get your guests ready for festivities that will seal the deal on the celebration.

Now, in full disclosure, Solange used to live in my Brooklyn neighborhood. I would on occasion see her and her well-mannered son Julez in the local coffee shop. If you haven’t seen their well-choreographed dance to Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone”, you must. Their Mother-Son dance was just too cute. It’s funny when you recognize a celebrity and the masses don’t. They didn’t recognize that this woman is a powerhouse in her own right, and nor as “Beyonce’s little sister”. To them, she was just a quirky black woman with a cute little boy. I think that’s why she moved to Brooklyn. To find peace and I think she did. I also think this weekend; she broke that mold for good and took her rightful place in the spotlight. She is her own woman…married and “One, with the one.”

So Congratulations to the Fergusons. Here’s wishing you a forever as magical as this past weekend.

David’s Bridal and Vera Wang 2014 collection online

With the Spring 2014 WHITE by Vera Wang collection, exclusively at David’s Bridal, Vera Wang continues to incorporate her artistry and sophisticated design aesthetic into elegant looks for any modern bride and her bridesmaids. The Spring 2014 collection introduces new bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories.4059

 

 

The Spring 2014 Bridal Collection presents five new bridal gowns ranging from $728-$1,798 in a variety of feminine silhouettes with modern details.The bridal collection color palette includes White, Ivory, Champagne, Sterling and Blush while introducing new colors for the Spring season that include Blush/Gold and Champagne/Blush combinations. 4056

 

 

The Spring 2014 Collection introduces the limited edition Ebony Collection, priced between $728-$1,248, featuring five popular bridal gowns available in Ebony. The variety of styles includes SOPHIE, NATALIE, ELLA and EMILIA.The Ebony Collection will be available online for a limited time beginning in December at http://www.davidsbridal.com and at select David’s Bridal stores.4058

 

 

The Spring 2014 Bridesmaid Collection, priced between $168 to $198, introduces four new dresses that reflect contemporary and classic styles in both short and long silhouettes. The Bridesmaid Collection introduces new colors into the collection including Mist (a light blue shade), Stone (a new neutral) as well as color combinations of Blush/Gold, Champagne/Gold and Cassis/Gold. 4054

 

 

The Spring 2014 Accessories Collection, ranging from $78 to $198, features elegant bridal accents that perfectly compliment any bridal look including headbands and veils. 

 

 

The Spring 2014 WHITE by Vera Wang collection is available now, exclusively at David’s Bridal nationwide, as well as online at http://www.whitebyverawang.com.

 

 

 

NYFW: Lace loves Elie Saab

 

For Spring-Summer 2014, ELIE SAAB takes inspiration from nature. Spring is a time of renewal, of youth, of vibrant new life. In the collection, this is epitomized by the blossoming of a rose garden, flushed with color and delicate texture.

 

Colors are taken from blooms: camellia white, eglantine rose, bougainvillea and verdant green herbe de tendresse. They are combined with inky black, the garden captured at midnight.

 

As the garden grows, the collection develops. Knits in honeycomb trellis or precise pleats are combined with lace, while zips are exposed, lending an edge to refined evening looks. Fragile shades are suffused with exotic hothouse hues, the garden darkening as dusk falls.

 

Evening brings seduction. Black chiaroscuro lace clambers across the body, constellations of macro cabochon beading dazzles on evening dresses, matched with the sparkling gemstones on precious minaudière clutches.

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Needlepoint lace is used to imitate the wild foliage of a garden, contained by graphic bands of fabric. Seams are outlined with ribbons of fabric, echoed in the streamlined straps of high shoes.

 

ELIE SAAB transforms his gowns into a garden of exquisite and unique blooms, a magical fusion of woman and nature.