The Perfect Holiday Party Look and Where to Get It + Win a Pair of Vera Wang Wedgwood Candlesticks
Email sent: Nov 20, 2012 3:18 am
November 20, 2012
Looking for a modern take on the bridal bouquet? There are noteworthy alternatives that, like a traditional bouquet, embody the beauty and the ritual of the wedding. I find a wrist corsage – small and graceful - to be a chic accessory as well as a practical alternative. A pinned corsage is elegant and incredibly flattering for a high-necked or off the shoulder gown (but pay careful attention to proportions here).
A bride may also carry a bible, psalm or prayer book with a sprig of her favorite flower fastened on or a precious object of sentimental value to commemorate this very personal moment. The processional is one of the most significant rites a woman will ever experience. - XO, Vera
Gorgeous in Grey
At the wedding of Conrad and Victoria on ABC’s Revenge earlier this month, the bride chose to wear a grey gown instead of white, and picked Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 “June”, originally shown in black on the runway. You can get a better look at the stunning dress, and plot details, at people.com.
Glam It Up
When getting decked out for a holiday party amp up your look with rich fabrics with lurex embellishments and bold metallic accents.
Will you be staying home for the holidays? Set your table with this pair of With Love Noir candlesticks by Vera Wang Wedgwood. These 6” candlesticks showcase the natural beauty of candlelight perfectly and are accented by brilliant black enamel. (Retail, $80)
Click here to e-mail your entry. Winner will be selected in a random drawing. You can only enter once per giveaway. You must enter before 5 p.m. ET on Monday, November 26, 2012. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 or older. We'll notify the winner by e-mail and you'll have 24 hours to respond. If we don't hear back, we'll pick a new winner. Click here for complete Official Rules.
behind the dress
Dress Diary: Kylie
Kylie draws your eye in, no matter where you look. There’s a romantic, dreamy quality to every element, from the eloquent corsage of airy tissue organza and tulle flowers at the neck, to the gorgeous asymmetrical draping of the skirt that sweeps the floor like a fluffy, inverted bouquet. The way everything is laid over with tulle creates this beautiful collage effect, so that all these exuberant touches suddenly take on a more subtle quality.
Kylie is a mermaid gown, but not a traditional severe version, with a skirt falling very low on the knee. Instead, the skirt starts much higher, flowing from the bodice asymmetrically, and much more fluidly. A soft swirl of delicate, micro-draped French tulle is stretched over the body from bodice to skirt in a way that softens the shape, almost like a brushstroke. It’s still very body-conscious, and very sculpted, but with an ease to the silhouette. It’s that lightness and airiness that is always such an essential part of any bridal collection I design...READ MORE