Oscar de la Renta, L’Wren Scott: Red Carpet Stars Who Won’t Be Forgotten

Looking back over the awards season that ended with the Oscars Feb. 22, the red carpet was a little less luminous owing to the loss of two of fashion’s brightest lights: designers Oscar de la Renta and L’Wren Scott.

Between them, de la Renta, 82, who lost his almost-decade-long battle with cancer in October, and Scott, 49, who passed tragically in March, have dressed the evening’s biggest stars, including Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Garner.

“You always knew there was going to be a great Oscar dress on the red carpet,” says Elizabeth Saltzman, stylist to Gwyneth Paltrow. “He was the epitome of class and style and taste. I adored him. It’s for his clothing I would save my money, knowing how timeless each piece is, how beautifully made, how worthy, and chic, and not trendy.”

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De la Renta’s timelessness, says Eric Daman, Emmy-winning costume designer on “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl,” stemmed from his matchless savoir-faire.

“His designs were the embodiment of a richness that comes from decades of experience with couture,” says Daman of de la Renta, who honed his skills in the studios of Cristobal Balenciaga in Spain, Lanvin in Paris and Elizabeth Arden in New York, before launching his own label in 1965. “He had the ability to separate fashion from style. You’d be hard pressed to find any of Oscar’s past looks that could be called ‘dated’— they seem perpetually relevant.”

Not only did the Dominican Republic-born designer conquer Hollywood, he also conquered Capitol Hill.

“I respect that Oscar not only wanted to dress young Hollywood starlets, he also dressed politicians, and real woman making real change,” says Lawren Sample, stylist to “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks, of the designer, who’s dressed every First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy including, arguably, the current First Lady of Hollywood, Amal Clooney, on her wedding day.

“My favorite Oscar de la Renta moment would have to be the dramatic powder blue Amy Adams wore to the (2013) Oscars. It was a lot of dress on a little lady, but she worked it, and you could tell she felt like a million bucks,” says Sample.

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“Magic forest” lawn wedding for brides in spring

A unique outdoor wedding dress is a dream for a lot of people, to walk the green lawn and then hold your wife to get married, today we will give your exclusive lawn wedding party, pink is main colors, coupled with green lawn, fresh and natural, beautiful and romantic.

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Hollow-out the vault, a circle of red and white flowers, flowers pavilion design is lovely, princess fan, main and without any obvious way, just on the chair is on both sides of the flowers and balloons, out of the way and seat one integrated mass, make the whole wedding pure and fresh and clean.

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Whole is pink, match each other, mutual set off, sign in machine design has a big back, make the scene more have a sense of fulfillment, all-round collocation, put the wedding fill have qualitative feeling more, overall contrast will feel the scene of the beautiful and magnificent.

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This pink background is so beautiful, it is very suitable for spring law wedding, if you have many bridesmaids, you can let your bridesmaid wear pink dress, it will become the most beautiful landscape on your wedding.

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Top 5 vintage long sleeves wedding dresses for brides in 2015

The long sleeves wedding dress inspiration is from vintage wedding dresses, it is no long the representative of the traditional conservatives. In recent years, many brands have been through long sleeves wedding dress to create a combination of fashion and gorgeous vintage design elements, so that the long sleeves wedding dresses are more and more avant-garde and outstanding, more than the sleeveless dresses more can show individual character and detail design of space. 2015 long sleeves wedding dresses charming is diminished, design has more innovative than ever before which is bringing stunning visual effects and temperament style.

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Those vintage long sleeves wedding dresses are luxurious and elegant, if bride-to-be to wear it, it can add more charming and elegant. So nice and fashionable. Are you want to find more fashion vintage wedding dresses for brides, see more at http://www.dressesmallau.com/vintage-wedding-dresses-c160/

How to mismatched green bridesmaid dresses?

2015 spring and summer color green is popular for weddings of the bridesmaids, do you dare to wear green bridesmaid dresses? Will you wear green?

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Green is the color came from the nature around us, so it will be very attractive to us in the fall season, and with the use of it. Green is a bright, fresh colors, and it can be used with many colors. In my eyes, green has always been synonymous with health, neutral, mature, full of oxygen.

Do not be limited to just color matching dress, we can boldly applied to the basic necessities of life, and today we are all interactive demonstration of the green and other color matching paradigm, we must not be limited to the clothes, on other merchandise mix can be bold. The attempt to use.

If divided from green hue, there are many different levels of color and emotion. Here are some green shades:

Pea green; bean green; light bean green; olive green; tea green; light green; onion green;

; apple green; forest green; moss green; grass green; gray green; agate green; crystal; jade green; mineral green; turquoise green; spearmint; viridis; peacock green; dark green; green black; jasper; jade green; emerald black; dark green; petrol; bottle green; Chinese green; deep green; blue green, mint green, sage green, teel green, bud green.

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Green match with black

Black has a different meaning in different areas of color, but also has different cultural connotations. Black mysterious, hidden power, positive black can reveal elegance, passion, mystery and power. Almost black in the design and all the colors to match, it can make other colors appear brighter. Similarly, black and green mix, can make green look more beautiful.

Green match with white

A white color spectrum contains all the colors of light, its fusion power is very strong, it is the general situation in terms of white and any color can be. Elegant pure white with a bright green color, gives a very natural intimacy.

In Western-style wedding, green and white ratio of 3: 2 indoors, the ratio is 4: 1 outdoors. Green bridesmaid dresses for spring and summer are just hot.

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Green match with cream

Similarly, the green can with beige, beige color is somewhere between a camel and white between the city, which has a camel elegant atmosphere, but a little more refreshing than the camel. It has a white pure romance, but a little more warmth and noble than white, so green with beige is also a good choice.

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Green match with blue

Green and blue with denim, fashion sense is the strongest. If there is another color brown line of accessories, then a more international scope is made.

Green match with gray-brown

Gray-brown color is a very chic, color is not particularly strong, people feel the color is too deep well with other colors, but it can bring great green with autumn feel.

Green match with dark purple

Dark purple is yellow and purple hit, green and dark purple with is also possible, the visual effect is very good. But if it is for home design, these two colors, the furniture must pay attention to the texture of the material should be placed in the position as well as a good choice, so as to achieve good results.

Like green friends, try green match with other colors. Green is just a good mix of colors for bridesmaid dresses.

Ziad Nakad newest style bridal dresses for women in 2015

Ziad Nakad is a talent designers from Lebanon, he designed wedding dresses which is romantic , elegance and full of rich exotic features. His latest 2015 “White Realm” wedding dresses series, the overall design is use of white tone, it is showing a brand of exclusive elegance, lace embellishment, perspective design is sexy yet stylish. Are you want to try a bold style of brides, you can hurry to try it on!

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White wedding dress as classic style for photographed, delicate lace pattern is covered the whole body, it has a return to nature feelings.

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Strapless wedding dresses use this two fabrics, the elegant posture looks so feminine.

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Wedding dress with a transparent veil, the overall image has changed instantly, the feeling of falling to the ground is so romantic.

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7 colors for bridesmaid dresses 2015

In with the new and in with the old. We’re loving the hot new colors of the year, while still holding on to the oldies-but-goodies that keep growing in popularity. So without further ado, here are some of the best colors for bridesmaid dresses.

1. Neutral bridesmaid dresses

Neutral dresses are making a huge comeback. Perfectly sophisticated and easy to accessorize, neutral bridesmaid dresses are here to stay. We recommend mixing metallics or jewel tones with this color for a bold look or pretty pastels for a more romantic look.

2. Coral bridesmaid dresses

This sassy color is growing exponentially in popularity from past seasons. Gorgeous for summery beach weddings. I recommend coral all of the time because it looks wonderful with all skin tones and hair colors!

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3. Pastel bridesmaid dresses

Pastels are red hot right now — well not literally — but they are popping up in weddings everywhere. We’re pretty in love with any pastel actually. Perfect for a spring wedding but also unexpected in a destination wedding.

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4. Deep blue bridesmaid dresses

Various shades of blue are popular in 2014. From dusty blue for winter to royal blue for summer and the always classic navy blue for fall or anytime. Blue is a great backdrop for flowers and accessories.

5. Silver gray bridesmaid dresses

A classic color for all seasons. Gray can be perfectly accented with almost any color combo, but we love it best modern with all white flowers or bursting with colorful bouquets.

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6. Blush pink bridesmaid dresses

This feminine staple also translates well at any venue and with almost any color combo but works best in spring and summer.

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7. Mint green bridesmaid dresses

This fun shade of green is still hanging around in 2015 after making an appearance the past few wedding seasons. Great for spring through summer and perfectly accented with gold or rose gold.

Whether your bridesmaid dress color falls on this list or not, the color you choose can add a whole lot of lovely to your wedding day. And that always makes our list.

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Choose informal bridesmaid dresses 2015

Choose informal bridesmaid dresses to go with an informal bridal gown and casual wedding.

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Seasonal Dress Options

The first consideration for any bride is if their bridesmaid dresses will be comfortable. An outdoor wedding in July almost everywhere in the United States will call for a material that is light and airy, such as chiffon. Other lightweight materials for summer include:

  • Silk
  • Organza
  • Shantung
  • Linen
  • Charmeuse
  • Crepe

A wedding in the Northeast in February can be frigid and snowing, so a bridesmaid dress made of a heavy satin is more appropriate. Heavier fabrics that are appropriate for a winter wedding include:

  • Velvet
  • Brocade
  • Faux fur
  • Polyester
  • Velour
  • Cashmere
  • Dupioni

Length of dress matters, too. A tea length dress or short bridesmaid dress looks lovely at a garden outdoor wedding. However, that same dress can look out of place at a Christmas themed wedding or a rigidly formal affair.

Informal Bridesmaid Dress Designs

Choosing informal bridesmaid dresses often means the girls will be able to wear them again. While most formal bridesmaid gowns are floor-length and plain, informal can have different hemlines and often have a patterned design.

Hemlines

Informal dress hemlines can be almost any length you choose. After taking into consideration the various seasons, you can also choose almost any hemline style you like. For example, an informal dress for western themed wedding can have fringe along the hem, or a garden wedding may have a lace hemline.

Asymmetrical, handkerchief, and diagonal hemlines are other popular options for bridesmaid dresses.

Pattern

Patterns can be fun.

An informal bridesmaid dress may also have a pattern in the fabric. Patterned dresses can be overbearing, so stick with simple patterns and only a few colors. Common patterns in dress design include:

  • Gingham
  • Stripes
  • Polka dots
  • Florals
  • Plaids
  • Checks
  • Eyelet
  • Butterflies
  • Seersucker

Bridesmaid’s Choice

Another option for informal bridesmaid dresses is to let the girls pick out their own dress. You can dictate as much or as little about the dress as you want. Dresses the ‘maids pick themselves should be plain, as having multiple patterns can look busy in bridesmaid photographs.

Common guidelines for letting the girls pick out their own dresses include any of the following:

  • Color(s)
  • Material
  • Length
  • Sleeve (shoulder, spaghetti, strapless)
  • Neckline
  • Designer

If your bridesmaids are all friends, they might be able to shop together and find an informal dress at a department store like Nordstrom or JCPenney. The evening wear and misses/women’s sections will have a number of options that can work for an informal wedding.

Let the bridesmaids know that you will retain the final say over the dresses. This way, you can be sure that the dresses all fall within the guidelines.

Pros of Informal Bridesmaid Dresses

Even a more formal bride should consider letting her bridesmaids wear informal dresses. Plain, simple informal looks can be dressed up with a sash, bolero, hairstyle, jewelry, and other accessories. Reasons to let bridesmaids wear informal dresses include:

  • Cost: Informal dresses often cost less than their formal counterparts and is very considerate for bridesmaids who are on a budget.
  • Body Shape: Informal dress choices often offer more fabrics and cuts for women who have hard-to-fit bodies.
  • Future Use: An informal dress, especially ones the bridesmaids had a hand in choosing, will lend themselves to being used at occasions after the wedding.

Bridal Party Looks

Just because a bridesmaid dress is informal does not mean the women in the bridal party will look out of place. Similar bridesmaid hairstyles, classic makeup, and matching jewelry and bouquets are perfect accessories for bringing the entire party together. Bridesmaid shoes that are similarly styled and colored can also help unite the bridal party look.When the women are more informally styled, the men should also follow suit. Instead of a formal tuxedo, the groomsmen may wear matching jackets and dress slacks. Very informal weddings held on the beach or outdoors might call for khaki shorts and matching short-sleeve polo shirts.

Informal unique bridesmaid dresses are a great alternative to glamorous expensive dresses that will only hang in the closet after the big day. They can also help make the bridesmaids feel more relaxed for photos and at the reception, and show the bride’s consideration for her closest friends.

Light short wedding dresses for petite brides in 2015

A variety of materials and silhouette short wedding dresses more and more popular, sophisticated silhouette highlights effective body proportions and convex curves, it is really a good choice for petite brides! The more shorter, the more popular, just let your legs to show it on!

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Smooth satin and delicate lace flowers are match with it, it is revealing the leg line, smoothly shawl add more unique sense of style, it is more agile and elegant.

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Soft and delicate lace is extended to the skirt, little flash diamond dotted with shiny hair echoed, with just the right degree of exposed skin, it looks elegant and perfectly clear.

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Top 3 ways to choose practical bridesmaid dresses 2015

As the wedding supplier weddingbuy we know a thing or two about what bridesmaids want. We’ve seen you searching for everything from “elegant” to “navy blue” to “lace,” and we want to make sure you find exactly what your heart desires. That’s why we’re launching an exclusive collection of dresses for maids on the weddings! This is the collection you’ve been searching for (literally). We’ve seen what styles, colors, and fabrics you’ve been searching for, so we decided to give you exactly what you want. There’s something in this collection for you. Here we suggest you top 3 ways to find practical bridesmaid dresses.

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You will actually want to wear these dresses again and again. If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, you’ve definitely heard this sentence before: “You can totally wear this dress again!” But we all know that not all bridesmaid dresses are created equally, so we wanted to step up things up for all your lovely ladies. The vintage-inspired dresses in our collection are not only flattering, they’re chic and comfortable, too. Your girls will definitely find reasons to re-wear their dresses after the wedding — everywhere from bridal showers to baby showers to another wedding…you name it. And those little white dresses you’ve collected from all your wedding-related festivities? Throw them on for date night!

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You can get in on the mix and match trend. The mismatched bridesmaid look is so on point right now, which is why we felt it was important to make sure our entire collection complemented each other. If you want to dress all your girls in the same exact dress, you totally can. But if you want to switch things up by picking a mix of colors and fabrics, you can do that, too!

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We understand that not every bridesmaid wants to wear a long traditional dress as she accompany with the bride, which is why we designed a selection of little white dresses for you. So whether you’re getting hitched at City Hall, on the beach or at an home affair, you can look oh-so-stunning without having to try too hard.

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Top 9 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Party

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1. Think twice before you ask.

Once you’ve asked someone to be in your wedding party, you can’t go back. So while it may be tempting to ask all of your favorite friends to be in your wedding party the minute you get engaged, don’t. Take your time. Give yourself at least a month, if you can, to mull over the options. And pose this question to yourself: Do you imagine you’ll be just as close to this person in five years as you are now?
Tip for the taking: If you’re on the fence about asking someone to be in your wedding party, consider how they’d fit in with the rest of your attendants. If you don’t think they’d mesh with your crew, leave them off the list.

2. Set honest expectations.

What sort of a role do you want your wedding party to play? Is it important to you that they help to address wedding invites, dress shop with you and attend all of the prewedding parties? Or will it be enough for them to wear what you chose and show up the day of? If it’s the former, think twice about asking friends or family who live far away or have extremely hectic schedules. The worst thing you could do is set yourself up for disappointment.
Tip for the taking: For friends who can’t commit for whatever reason (they live out of town or are busy at work), let them in on just a few wedding prep activities, like an invitation stuffing party complete with wine and junk food.

3. Include your brothers and sisters.

Not to sound like mom, but think about it: Even if you’re not particularly close to his sister or her brother, siblings are going to be around well past your 10-year anniversary, and chances are, you’ll become closer over the years. If you come from a big family and you can’t possibly include everyone, draw the line at teenagers. Instead, make them a part of the ceremony by asking them to pass out programs or seat guests.
Tip for the taking: Traditionally, it’s ladies on one side and guys on the other, but feel free to break that rule and have them stand on either side of the aisle.

4. Consider the size of your wedding.

You can have as many (or few) bridesmaids and groomsmen as you like. The average wedding party size is eight – four bridesmaids and four groomsmen. Use that as a guide when you decide. Depending on formality, go larger or smaller. For a smaller wedding with around 50 to 60 guests, have no more than four, but for a larger wedding of, say, 150, you could go up to 12 if you really wanted to. Just keep this in mind: More isn’t always merrier. The more bridesmaids or groomsmen you have, the more people to coordinate with, find a flattering tux or dress for, and work around schedules with (can you imagine trying to find a free weekend for a bachelorette party with 12 bridesmaids?).
Tip for the taking: If there are a lot of people you want to include in your wedding party but just can’t, give them other roles, like usher, ceremony reader or candlelighter.

5. Call him the man of honor and her the best woman.

Guys can stand with the bridesmaids and women can stand with the groomsmen. It’s really up to you — what’s most important is that you include your favorite people, women and men.
Tip for the taking: There are no hard and fast rules about how to dress them. You can dress your groomswomen in tuxedos or dresses (or even rompers!), and your bridesmen can look just like the groomsmen or they can match their suits to the bridesmaid dresses. Just make sure they’re comfortable with whatever you want them to wear.

6. Choose responsible honor attendants.

Choosing your best man and maid of honor might not be an easy task. The best honor attendants are friends who are responsible (since you’re going to rely on them for some big wedding planning tasks and to hold on to your expensive rings) and friends who are good at providing emotional support, because there just might be a few prewedding meltdowns. (It also helps if they’re super-fun, since they’ll be planning the bachelor and bachelorette parties!).
Tip for the taking: If your best friend isn’t always the most dependable person, it’s perfectly okay to have two best men or maids of honor. Pick your unpredictable BFF and another friend you can rely on for the big, important duties.

7. Don’t ask someone just because they asked you.

Weddings are no time for quid pro quo. You don’t need to ask someone to be in your wedding because they asked you to be in their wedding. Don’t ask the college roommate you haven’t spoken to in five years just to return the favor.
Tip for the taking: If they want to talk to you about why they aren’t in your wedding, be completely honest. Explain that it was a tough decision but you really felt like you should have the people you feel closest to at this point in your life standing up for you, and there are so many of those people (including her) that you had to leave out some very special ones.

8. Research other roles.

You might need ushers to lead the guests to their seats at the ceremony, plus a couple candlelighters and program distributors. But there are a lot of other options as well than just bridesmaid and groomsman. Maybe you have a musically inclined friend who would love to play something at the reception. Or what about that friend who is an amazing writer? Have them write up something to read at your ceremony.
Tip for the taking: Think twice before offering your friends obscure, not-so-needed positions, like “guest-book watcher.” (Would you want to do that?) Most people would be happier with a VIP corsage and a reserved seat at the ceremony.

9. Kids aren’t required.

If there are no children you two feel particularly close to, you don’t need a flower girl and/or ring bearer. And if you have many children you want to include, feel free. Have three little flower girls instead of one and give them each their own basket of flower petals. Or have your two little guy cousins walk down the aisle as pages. They can bear the ring, hold a keepsake or carry a “Here Comes the Bride” sign.
Tip for the taking: Having an adults-only wedding? You can still have kids play their roles at the ceremony and not allow them at the reception – maybe even set up a room with a babysitter during the reception with some fun, kid-friendly activities.

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