Get The Bridal Look: Flower Bud Chignons At Naeem Khan Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week

Get The Bridal Look: Flower Bud Chignons At Naeem Khan Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week

Another great intricate hair look from Bridal Fashion Week!

“There is nothing as inspiring as the work of Naeem Khan, especially in his bridal collections,” said Lead Stylist, Joseph DiMaggio, Master Session Ambassador for Davines of the designer. “Having had the chance to work with him at F/W 2015 Fashion Week, I was thrilled to create the hair look for Naeem’s modern, yet classic bride.”

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Get The Bridal Look: Fairytale Braids at Reem Acra Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week

“I complemented his idyllic bead work with a demure roped chignon – reminiscent of a flower in bloom. The natural back-swept style also provides the perfect frame for the seashell crowns seen throughout the show,” DiMaggio explained.

Naeem Khan(Photo : Siren PR)

Here’s how to get the look:

– Prep hair by applying a generous amount of Davines More Inside This is A Volume Boosting Mousse ($26) onto fingertips. Distribute thoroughly from roots to ends, keeping hair smooth and in place.

– Next, section hair evenly from ear to ear, creating front and back sections.

Naeem Khan(Photo : Siren PR)

– Using a blow dryer and large round brush, work to create subtle volume and bounce at the crown and top of the head by blowing hair up and away from the face.

– Once dry, use fingers to sweep the hair into a layered ponytail, securing with an elastic tie directly under the occipital bone.

– Tightly twist into a low bun at the nape of the neck, then fasten with pins.

Naeem Khan(Photo : Instagram)

– Use weft (virtually undetectable strip) extensions to create two tight twists. Twist these two extension wefts together, creating a “rope braid.”

– Wrap rope braid around bun to create an elegant flower-like shape and pin securely.

Naeem Khan(Photo : Instagram)

– Using fingertips, customize the braid shape by applying Davines More Inside This Is A Texturizing Dust ($28) to hands and massaging for additional structural support and texture expansion.

– Finish by applying Davines More Inside This Is A Medium Hold Hair Spray ($29) for all over for shine and hold.

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This article was originally published on Fashion Times.


Get The Bridal Look: Fairytale Braids at Reem Acra Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week

Get The Bridal Look: Fairytale Braids at Reem Acra Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week

Forget “here comes the bride” — here comes the braid!

We are absolutely loving the hair from the Reem Acra Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week with Joseph DiMaggio for Davines!

“Reem Acra’s intricate bead work and sexy silhouettes are true works of art. Rather than accessorizing with jewelry, she wanted all attention centered around the hair – creating an unexpected piece of bridal ‘jewelry,'” explained Lead Stylist, Joseph DiMaggio, Master Session Ambassador for Davines.

“With that, I was able to push my own limits and dream up an avant-garde bridal style. Using long extensions, I crafted a strong structured braid and romanticized it with diamond and pearl accessories of Ms. Acra’s creation,” DiMaggio continued.

Reem Acra(Photo : Instagram)

Isn’t this simply gorgeous? Here’s how to get the look:

– Prep hair by spraying a generous amount of Davines Essential VOLU Mist ($34) at the root. Follow up by brushing Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse ($26) from root to tip to keep hair smooth and in place.

– Section hair evenly from ear to ear, creating front and back sections. Then sweep hair in the back section into a ponytail at the occipital bone, securing with an elastic. Create a strong center part in the front section and allow to hang loose temporarily.

– Apply mousse throughout three wefts of extensions. Brush through the length before creating a 12″ braided ponytail that falls down the entirety of the back. Attach this extension to the actual ponytail using an elastic cord.

Reem Acra(Photo : Siren PR)

– Brush the front section of the hair back towards the ponytail, smoothing as you go with hair spray.

– Lace the hair from the front sections underneath the ponytail (including extensions) and continue to wrap around the base creating a thick band over where the extensions meet the base of the head and ponytail. Use pins to secure.

– Using a variety of diamonds, pearls and golden wraps, pin and tie throughout the length of the braided ponytail.

Reem Acra(Photo : Instagram)

– Apply iron-on stars sporadically around the head. Adhere carefully using a hot curling iron.

– Control whisps and secure the look by applying hair spray again for all over for shine and hold.

Reem Acra(Photo : Instagram)

Ready to adorn your braid as beautifully as this? Tell us what you think with a note below!

This article was originally published on Fashion Times.


Hey, Wedding Guests: Here’s How to Dress for a Month’s Worth of Weddings for Just $49, Total

Attending a wedding this month? How ’bout two? Three?! Well, you can go to a wedding every weekend for a whole month and spend just $49 bucks, total, on your wardrobe—without wearing the same thing twice.

Here’s the deal: You sign up at and start organizing your virtual closet. If you have a bunch of weddings coming up, you’d probably add a lot of dresses and jumpsuits, plus accessories. (There are pants, skirts, tops, and outerwear too.) Then you pay $49, pick what’s in your first tote—three items of clothing and two accessories—and Le Tote sends ’em to you. (Shipping is free both ways.) You wear your items, put them back in the prepaid envelope, then drop them in a mailbox. Let Le Tote know they’re on their way, and they’ll send your next tote.

So that means, for a wedding weekend, you could have a rehearsal dinner, wedding, and morning-after brunch dress—plus accessories. All you’d need from your own closet are pajamas and underwear. You get an unlimited number of totes every month, so it seems like if you stayed on top of shipping, you could slip some workweek outfits in between weekends too. And if you fall in love with anything, just keep it and they’ll charge you the “Member Price.” (Usually under $100.)

Here are six things we adore for a wedding weekend. (Obviously all of them aren’t wedding-worthy—but there are generally several events surrounding the wedding; see above.)


T Tahari Jersey Tulip Dress. Olive + Oak Multistripe Maxidress. French Connection Viven Dress.

Summer + Sage Josie Shirred Dress. French Connection French Ivana Dress. BB Dakota Tallis Dress.

Click here to try Le Tote for yourself.


Photos: Stocksy. Courtesy of Le Tote.

Jen and Justin, Blake and Ryan, and More Surprise Celebrity Weddings That Made Our Heads Spin

When Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux said “I do” at their Bel Air home last week, no one saw the wedding coming—including their guests, many of whom reportedly thought they were showing up for a birthday party. (No Instagram snaps from the wedding dress boutique dressing room for this celebrity bride.) And while Justin and Jen are the latest A-list couple to make our heads spin by planning their big day with the same level of secrecy as a covert military operation, they’re hardly the first. Here, eight more celebrity couples whose weddings caught us by surprise.

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Blake and Ryan basically set the bar for shocking celebrity weddings: Remember, we didn’t even know they were engaged when the two took to the red carpet and casually announced their marriage in September of 2012. (Here’s a picture of Blake Lively’s engagement ring—and the reason Ryan Reynolds picked it out without her input.) The two exchanged vows at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina—where much of The Notebook was filmed—with the bride wearing a custom Marchesa wedding dress. The new parents have been equally hush-hush about their baby daughter, James, so far revealing photos of only her itty-bitty hands and feet.

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Notoriously private, Beyonce and Jay Z have never really acknowledged when they started dating, although all signs point to their “03 Bonnie & Clyde” collaboration. The two quietly (very quietly) married in New York City in April 2008, and just recently started sharing teeny-tiny peeks into their big day—posting video clips on Instagram and then promptly removing them. What we do know: Beyonce wore a high-impact curve-hugging fit-to-flare gown, and her “something blue” came in the form of blue nail polish. We’ll probably never see a full spread of photos of Bey and Jay’s wedding pictures, of course, but here’s how you can look like Beyonce in your wedding photos.

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Perhaps Jen and Justin took a page from SJP’s book: When the Sex and the City actress and the Broadway veteran wed in 1997, their guests had no idea they were showing up for a wedding. The bride chose a black gown for her walk down the aisle—but recently admitted that she wishes she hadn’t: “If I were getting married today, I’d likely wear cream, just to have that bridal experience.”

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It seems the Scandal actress took cues from Olivia Pope, pulling a fast one on the media by marrying the San Francisco 49ers star in Idaho in 2013—when most of the world didn’t even realize she had a boyfriend. The fact that there even was a wedding didn’t make it into the press until more then a week later. Well played, Olivia.

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Two ways to make your wedding details stay under wraps: Keep the guest list small and the details low-key. Keira Knightley did just that, wearing the dress she wore to the 2008 BAFTA Awards when she said “I do” to James Righton in 2013 surrounded by a mere 11 friends and family members. (She’d go on to wear the dress once more on the red carpet before it was ruined with a red-wine spill.)

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The oldest of the Baldwin brothers kept his wedding guests guessing: When he married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas in 2012 {a year after introducing himself with a kinda lame pickup line } wedding details were reportedly shared with friends and family via text message. The two swapped vows at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. The bride was understated sophistication defined, walking down the aisle in a trumpet Amsale wedding gown, while her groom picked a Tom Ford tux.

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The That ’70s Show couple were happy to keep us guessing after their hush-hush engagement, hinting first in January of this year and then in March that they were Mr. and Mrs. In July they hosted an ultra-private wedding at a private California home, although it’s speculated that they married in a civil ceremony months in advance.

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After nine years together (not to mention, six kids) we figured Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would live out their days Golie-and-Kurt style. (Those two are 32 years and counting—no messing things up with a marriage certificate.) But Brad and Angie went ahead and made things legal last year, marrying in August in France. The bride wore a tank-style Versace wedding dress with her children’s artwork trailing down the back, and all six children played a role in the ceremony. (Click here to see their journey from costars to engaged couple.)
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Beatrice Borromeo Marries Pierre Casiraghi (Again!) in Custom Armani as Monaco’s Royal Family Watches On

Beatrice Borromeo Marries Pierre Casiraghi (Again!) in Custom Armani as Monaco’s Royal Family Watches On

It’s been a busy week for Monaco’s royal family: Beatrice Borromeo married Pierre Casiraghi, the son of Monaco’s Princess Caroline—the eldest daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier—in a religious ceremony in northern Italy earlier today, following a prior ceremony seven days ago.

The bride and groom were married in a civil ceremony in Monaco last weekend, with the bride donning a pink-and-gold couture Valentino gown. (Click here to see Beatrice Borromeo’s fist wedding dress.) For today’s festivities, Beatrice picked a custom-made ivory Giorgio Armani Prive wedding dress, and the groom wore a three-piece grey suit.

Here’s a picture of Beatrice Borromeo’s engagement ring, if you need a reminder.



For the rehearsal dinner the night before, the bride picked a long-sleeved bohemian gown that was reportedly by Valentino.

ICYMI: A Brief History of Monaco’s Royal Weddings

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All the Details on Lacy From Bachelor in Paradise’s Wedding Dress!

Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul first locked eyes on season one of Bachelor in Paradise, so it only makes sense that they would say “I do” on the premiere of season two. And we have all the details on Lacy’s wedding dress.

Lacy walked down the Bachelor in Paradise aisle in a gown by Mac Duggal, the designer behind many of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Bachelorette dresses, including her final rose ceremony gown:

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Here’s Lacy in her wedding dress, a lace, V-neck gown with high slit:

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It appears to be a custom version of style 48299R. Same sheer panels (so great for a beach wedding), same neckline, same beading, minus the sleeves.

Click here to see more from the designer behind Lacy from Bachelor in Paradise‘s wedding dress. Also, buy Lacy’s wedding day perfume here.

Photos: Instagram. Courtesy of the designer.

5 Amazing Beachy Honeymoon Spots That Don’t Require a Passport

5 Amazing Beachy Honeymoon Spots That Don’t Require a Passport

You don’t have to go far for a beach vacation. These five great resort areas offer sun, sand, and fun, no passport or long-haul flights required.

Miami’s hot South Beach has its own personality. With sun bathers in teeny tiny bikinis and roller-bladers in hot pants, you’ll want to bring your coolest duds or, you know, plan to shop when you get here.
Don’t Leave Without: You must try a Cuban sandwich, and the very sweet high-octane Cuban coffee called a cortadito.
The Hamptons, New York
This elegant beach escape, just a few hours’ drive from Manhattan, offers a luxurious celeb-filled take on a sandy honeymoon. We especially like Southampton and East Hampton if you’ve never been out to the South Fork before.
Don’t Leave Without: Walking the streets of town with your eyes open; in peak season, these shopping districts are ripe for celeb spotting.


See More: Because Traveling Together Can Be Tough, Here’s How to Fight-Proof Your Honeymoon
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
What the Hamptons are for New Yorkers, Cape Cod is for the Boston crowd: a convenient sunny, summery getaway when you want a dose of sand.
Don’t Leave Without: Celebrate your childhood summers with a date night of miniature golf followed by ice cream cones.
Santa Monica, California
There’s plenty of people-watching in the Los Angeles beach retreat, where the pier has amusement park rides and the avocado-and-seafood dishes are a way of life.
Don’t Leave Without: Get into the California way of life, and set aside a day to relax on the beach until the sun starts to set.
San Diego
If the beaches in Southern California fly under the radar a bit, it’s only because the locals take them for granted as a birthright. Still, you’ll be amazed by just how many big, wide stretches of sand you’ll find here.
Don’t Leave Without: The Baja-style fried fish tacos will be something you dream of for years to come.


Photos: Stocksy.

Peek Inside Jamie Chung’s Garden Party Bridal Shower—and Copycat the Sweet Details for Your Own

When actress/fashionista/blogger Jamie Chung is the bride being feted, you’d better believe the bridal shower is going to be a fabulous affair. And it was. With the help of celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss—recently the brains behind both Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s weddings—Jamie’s best friends threw an intimate, garden party shower at the petite Jon & Vinny’s Italian in Los Angeles over the weekend. (Jon and Vinny are the chefs behind other L.A. foodie favorites, including Animal and Son of a Gun, but since the bride’s favorite food is pizza, their Italian outpost only made sense.) Here’s a peek inside the party:


Jamie’s dress is by For Love & Lemons.
Reflecting the couple’s joyous relationship, the shower logo was J + B = Happy, which appeared throughout. Wedding Paper Divas’ Fresh & Bright design was used for the invitations,and the brand’s Lovely Garland design appeared on place mats, menus, and acrylic blocks featuring fun facts about the couple that were scattered about the decor.

“Bringing the outdoors in is one of this year’s biggest trends,” said Mindy. “Using gorgeous florals with hanging seeded eucalyptus, ivy and orchids brought nature-inspired elements to life in this hip, minimalist space—something anyone can do with a little bit of imagination.”

Photos: Courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas.