Here in NYC, you live and breathe fashion whether you like it or not. With an office near Seventh Avenue (also known as Fashion Avenue), smack dab in the middle of the Fashion Institute of Technology campus, we get our morning mocha at Moda Espresso Bar and our evening shopping on at the Barney's Warehouse Sale. And with Fashion Week just around the corner, it's even harder to ignore that lovely, mysterious world.
You see it all the time ... girl gets engaged, decides that she needs to get in shape STAT, and revamps her diet and fitness routine. Then, after many countless hours at the gym, eating like a bird for months and finally a beautiful wedding - poof! It's now six months later, and she's actually put on more weight than before she had got engaged. Well, we're here to make sure this does NOT happen to you. iMag went to Plus One Health Management's certified personal trainer Gloria Vitolo to get the dos and don'ts of becoming a buff bride even way after your wedding day.
... And they say grooms aren't nearly as involved as they should be while their brides are planning those lavish nuptials. Psssh. Whatever. Tony Romo was a major influencer in the day's events when he wed Candice Crawford (that's Gossip Girl-star Chace's little sis, FYI) over the weekend. Although Todd Fiscus officially planned the wedding, Tony planned some important aspects himself, including the playlist for the evening.
Like the rest of the fashion universe, I am dying to see Kate Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The anticipation and speculation has been swirling since November: What will her gown look like? Who will design it? Will she sport a train? A veil? Lace sleeves? I'm beyond glad the wedding is this week, because I'm not sure I can wait much longer! No one knows for sure what Kate will wear. Her style choices have been kept under lock and key. But it's wedding week, so let's celebrate by furthering the speculation. I've compiled a few predictions for Kate's wedding-day look. In just a few days, we'll know if I'm spot-on or if I've totally missed the mark (finally!).
With less than a month to go before Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, tie the knot in Westminster Abbey, the media is abuzz with speculation over every last detail of the highly-anticipated ceremony.
According to bridal trend watchers, ruffles, bows, lace, accent beading and tulle are all posed to make a comeback in 2011, as are fairy-tale princess ballgown skirts. One trend, however, may surprise you: a return to long-sleeved gowns. Why are they coming back now, and more importantly, could you rock one?
Maybe it's because we're just barely out of a recession, or that vintage clothing is "in," but the idea of wearing a second-hand wedding dress doesn't sound as crazy as it once did. When it comes the environment, consumerism and our checkbooks—we're all a bit more averse to excess these days. Recycled Bride, a popular online marketplace for used wedding attire and paraphernalia, lets vendors sell everything from jewelry, veils, and table decor in addition to gowns. The website isn't some half-baked eBay knockoff, either. It's a business that attracts more than 100,000 women a month.
Although weddings may seem timelessly romantic, every wedding season ushers in a series of new trends: doggie attendants, YouTube invitations, dry receptions. Now, it seems that Project Runway-channeling brides are adopting "design it yourself" wedding and engagement gear as the latest in wedding trends. Are you into this trend?
Many brides feel the pressure to look like a movie star when they walk down the aisle. According to a 2007 study from Cornell University, more than 70 percent of brides-to-be want to lose weight before their wedding. We investigate what's behind the trend, and how to lose weight the healthy way.
Poll: How Much Did You Spend On Your Wedding Dress?: Less than $100 $101 - $500 $501 - $1,000 $1,001 - $2,500 More than $2,500
It's that time of year again. Every year, Filene's Basement in New York City holds its 'Running of the Brides' sale. Hundreds of eager women line up with friends and family for a chance to storm the bargain department store for their dream dress. With sizes ranging from 2 to 26, there's a good chance a bride-to-be can walk away with a $10,000 Vera Wang for the bargain price of $300. Sounds like a dream opportunity, right? Wrong.
Today's Washington Post has a slideshow of the best dresses for second weddings. Eleven percent of engaged women and 17% of men said their upcoming nuptials would not be their first, according to a Conde Nast poll. Second time around, brides tend to choose gowns that are very different from what they wore at their first wedding. And red carpet events and celebrity weeklies that showcase fanciful frocks are fueling both brides' and designers' desires for creative wedding dresses.
Yes, we've heard of Trashing the Dress; nothing new there. But what about creating an elaborate photo shoot out of it? Boston.com posted an article (and video) on a local photographer who going the "Trash the Dress" route (aka Down the Gown or Mess with the Dress) and documenting it on film. Apparently, the new trend is â€œnew and grittier post-wedding albums. Who knew? But I like the sound of it.