March 31, 2015

Bridal Style: Non Traditional - Yet Trendy Bridesmaid...


Lets face it, bridal style is everywhere, whether you are a bride, bridesmaid or Groom.  The pressure to look your best & stylish is present especially with the presence of social media.  Bridesmaids styles are pretty traditional unless you add a twist to it with variations of colors, lengths or even allowing the bridesmaids to pick their own dresses as long as its in the same color palette.

Well you know that bridal styling is my thing...right?  There is a resurgence of an old style trend that I think would be absolutely adorable for a afternoon Spring/Summer garden wedding.  Culottes!!  Now hear me out, Culottes were typically worn in the Victorian Era when women would go horseback riding because it very difficult to be lady-like and straddle a horse in a skirt.  Culottes is actually described as a "riding split skirt".   I rocked culottes probably 8-10 years ago when they made a come back into the fashion scene.  However if you have visited any major department store or specialty store in the last several weeks, culottes are definitely making a comeback for the Spring & Summer.



How to make them work for an afternoon wedding?  With today's style of culotte jumpers it would be easy to incorporate this style trend into your bridesmaid wedding attire.  I would suggest it for an afternoon or garden wedding.  This look could easily be accessorized with statement jewelry & also a pashmina to cover the arms for chilly evenings.   What's even better is the fact that your bridesmaids will be comfortable & confident because truthfully its appears like they are rocking a midi skirt until they walk and you can see the split. Win, Win!

Here is an example of a culottes jumper that I would recommend for a lower style budget wedding.  However if this is a style that you like, it would be simple to recreate this look with a more quality fabric + an amazing seamstreess for a luxury budget wedding as well!


Would you consider this as an option for your bridesmaids?  I personally love this look & would love to hear your thoughts!

Comment below!  As always for bridal styling please contact me at www.OpulentCouturier.com 


March 2, 2015

Bridal Style | Bridal Manicures with Zoya Naturel Satins


Now a days a bridal manicure is almost just as important as the perfect wedding dress or statement heels.  Zoya Naturel Satin Polish Collection is amazing for the perfect neutral bridal manicure that can be rocked with any gown from traditional white/ivory & also blush pink.  This colors are very pigmented and long wearing with your favorite top coat.  Also because they are mostly nudes, they will transition well with your honeymoon style looks if you are honeymooning right after your wedding day!

Another awesome thing about Zoya Nail Polishes is that they are very high quality, made from natural ingredients & the first to remove toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from its formulations!  

The Zoya Naturel Satin Collection:





February 18, 2015

New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 - Naeem Khan


Its the most wonderful time of the year if you love style & fashion, its New York Fashion Week.  Showing currently at Fashion Week are designers presenting their collections for Fall 2015 Ready to Wear.  What is special about Ready to Wear collections is that designers also present gowns that could possibly be worn for formal events & weddings.

Naeem Khan is a designer who is definitely on the come up with young Hollywood.  This RTW Collection is definitely red carpet ready with the strapless chiffon gowns, black & white color palettes & tuxedo looks.

This collections impressed me because as I mentioned it can also be worn for formal events & even bridal if the brides wants to rock a non traditional or super couture gown for her wedding or even reception.

My favorites from the Naeem Khan:











February 3, 2015

Wedding Dress - I am in Love with Atelier Pronovias


To use the word obsessed is a bit obsessive, however I am obsessed with the Atelier Pronovias 2015 collection!! *smile*  

These wedding dresses are definitely for the bride that loves haute couture designs & isn't apprehensive to show a little more skin with her dress design.  I love the lace details & illusion necklines on the mermaid style dresses & the shirt/skirt combinations on several of the dresses.
What I also love is that the Atelier Pronovias collection suites the style of a combination of brides from traditional to couture.

If you are getting married in 2015 or 2016 have you identified your bridal style?  Leave a comment below!














February 2, 2015

This is a good time to start thinking about "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" gifts & also just a fun bridal box subscription for the newly engaged!  The Julep Maven Bridal Box promotion is available from now until April 29, 2015, so don't miss out!! Simply click on the image to be directed to the website & sign up for your Julep Maven Subscription service!  


All Maven plans automatically renew, and you may cancel any time. Our monthly Maven plan is $24.99/month (over $40 value!), or you can save $5/month if you choose the special 3-month prepaid offer. Once you join, you'll be able to customize your monthly Maven box with your favorite nail colors & beauty products from a brand new Julep collection (or wait for a surprise). Your welcome box includes three nail polishes and one beauty product. Items may be substituted.