Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bridal Hair Accessories: The cream of the crop

New York Magazine has put together a Wedding Shop-A-Matic directory in honor of the season. Check out the hair accessories, including Silk Flowers by Vera Wang and Crystal Mesh Headband by Colette Malouf.

(Glad to see some pretty alternatives to the birdcage veil!)

Via the Cut.

(Images courtesy of New York Magazine)

Groom Style: Craig

Here's a slammin' real groom. He's got style, and he doesn't have a line of identical groomsmen to distract. (I hate it when the groomsmen all match the groom. You wouldn't want the bridesmaids to be wearing the same dress as the bride!)

Check out Ulrica & Craig Part I & Part II on The Bride's Cafe. Ulrica went barefoot. How green and fabulous is that?

(Photos by Gertrude & Mabel Wedding Photography)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Groom Style from the South of France

Is this guy actually wearing track pants over his khakis? I don't get it, but somehow he pulls it off...

Okay, I would skip the track pants for the wedding, obviously, but his windswept look is totally sexy. (This one's for you, FH.)

(Image courtesy of The Sartorialist)

Eco-Chic Wedding Toss

I love the eco-chic idea of a birdseed toss. Martha Stewart packages it here in little glassine bags sealed with stickers.

I also like Martha's fabric bags decorated with rubber stamps and filled with paper confetti. You could easily make them eco-friendly with recycled fabric and paper. (The perfect re-use for all those DIY invitations that came out crooked...)

(Images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Silver Sneakers

I don't know how to buy 'em, but I want 'em. Let me know if you can decipher this!

(Images courtesy of menzusunika.ohugi.com)

Groom Style: How to Wear Summer Black Tie (per Details)

Click here for more pics, and tips like skipping the tie and cummerbund.

Details also features a photo of a dude in a tuxedo jacket and bow-tie with broken-in jeans, a look which I am not a fan of. The patent lace-ups don't sell it for me, actually.

(Images courtesy of men.style.com)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Groom Style: Bureau

The understated grey works so well with the crisp white shirt. See more at Bureau online.

Via Refinery29 by way of notcouture.

(Images courtesy of Bureau)

Bensimon sneakers

Fabulous French sneakers via Style Bite. Online at Jumelle.

I'll take 'em in orange, please.

(Image courtesy of Style Bite)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bride Lust: Honeydew Intimates

I just saw a great picture of a bride hanging out in her robe, pre-ceremony, on Elizabeth Anne Designs, and I thought about how my old-lady robe from target just isn't that cute.

I love this one. And the ruffly boyshorts are just hot. At Honeydew Intimates online.

(Images courtesy of Honeydew Intimates)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Procrastination Wedding

"...it is okay to have a wedding by the total seat of your pants. A really great wedding, even." (Click here to read the full article on The Storque)


(Image courtesy of Anda and Peter)

Groom Style: The Best Suits Under $500 (according to GQ)

Cotton suits by Express Design Studio ($250), Nautica ($369), Club Monaco ($378) and Calvin Klein ($256). Wool suit by Tommy Hilfiger ($495). More on men.style.com, plus tips on how to wear 'em, like taking in the jacket at the sides and in the sleeves for a slimmer fit.

(Images courtesy of men.style.com)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Why the french dress better...

From the Cut: The French just dress much better than we do. So how do they do it? According to the Independent, they look sexy without being vulgar, wear expensive clothes "in a casual way that makes them look cool," and don't overdo the hair and makeup if they've got a killer designer outfit on. This is why Marion Cotillard looked better than Keira Knightley at the BAFTA Awards, for example: She looked effortlessly hot, while Knightley looked like she tried way too hard in her Dior gown. (click here for the full article)

Effortlessly hot. That's what I'm going for.

(Image courtesy of New York Magazine)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New boy beater from Soni & Cindy

This would be slammin' with the new wide-leg jeans I bought on ebay. If it was $19 instead of $95, I'd buy 5!

Coming soon to Soni & Cindy. Via The Daily Obsession. (Might be a case for the new backless bra.)

(Image courtesy of The Daily Obsession)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Mother's Day cards at Greer Chicago

These two are from La Familia. See more online at Greer Chicago. They also have loads of other cards and stationary sets that make great gifts (and their packaging is phenomenal)!

(Images courtesy of Greer Chicago)

Groom Style: The Sartorialist

Kathryn (my lady over at Snippet & Ink) urged me to do a Sartorialist post. I especially dig the rocker chic vibe in the last pic...

But will you please make everybody take off their sunglasses for wedding photos? Off their faces and off their heads! That drives me bonkers, even in the candids.

(Images courtesy of The Sartorialist)

Bride Lust: net-a-porter

Get married in this dress by Marchesa, with green satin pumps by Miu Miu. Isn't the silver ankle tie slammin' with the short dress?

Shoes via notcouture

(Images courtesy of net-a-porter.com)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Beautiful things from Megan Park

From the Megan Park Autumn/Winter 2007/08 Collection. I w-a-n-t.

(And the photography is gorgeous.)

Via notcouture

(Images courtesy of Megan Park)

For the honeymoon: Royal Cashmere Hoodie

Tissue-thin cashmere hoodie folds up into an 8" square. Perfect for carrying on the plane or stowing in your bag if you're visiting a city that gets chilly at night... Available in black, oatmeal and mink at pb-travel.com

Via Daily Candy.

(Image courtesy of pb)

Groom Style: Brooks Brothers

You guys, I won't post pics from J. Crew. I'm just not gonna do it.

But for a more conservative groom, what about a BrooksCool suit from Brooks Brothers? Made from a patented lightweight fabric (hence the dorky name) and priced from $398-598.

(Images courtesy of Brooks Brothers)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rehearsal on the beach dresses from La Garconne

By Humanoid, Alexander Wang, and Rag & Bone at La Garconne.

Minimalist (and beachy!) and just enough fabulous. (I could even slip on jeans underneath if it got chilly... I want all three.)

(Images courtesy of La Garconne)

Groom Style: b sneaker

In black patent or mascaleros silver at b store. Not cheap, but fabulous. The perfect sneakers to go with a tux.

I'd like to have a pair, actually.

(Images courtesy of b store)

Monday, April 14, 2008


Alissa at grace's birdcage wedding tagged me. Okay...

1) you link back to the person who tagged you.
2) post these rules on your blog.
3) share six unimportant things about yourself.
4) tag six random people at the end of your entry.
5) let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs

Here goes.

1. I love rats.

2. I hate Banana Republic and The Gap.

3. Wheat gives me a screaming headache, but very occasionally I eat a donut anyway. Or three.

4. I wear orange for good luck.

5. The best job I ever had (all things considered) was at a video store, the summer after I graduated from high school.

6. I was introduced to Bill Murray on the street in New York. He held out his hand and said, "Hi, I'm Bill Murray." Yeah you are.

Now I'd like to hear from

the lovely and thoughtful Peonies and Polaroids
the slammin' jewelers Digby & Iona
the mistress of ties I won't shut up about toybreaker
my new girl crush Emma Cassi
the dudes at kingsbury
and my new obsession scout holiday

(Image by Banksy, snapped by FH)

Groom Style: Le Corbusier

Here's a man who can seriously rock a bow tie.

Images from High Fashion magazine via Scout Holiday (love this blog!)

F*ck Convention: Miss Rowe

I think either of these pieces would be fabulous for a Vegas wedding.

Miss Rowe pairs them with her skinny pants (um, haven't we discussed this? trendy and not flattering), but for the big day I would rock 'em with a tulle ball gown skirt or a short feathered one. I'm serious.

Via NOTCouture.

(Images courtesy of Miss Rowe)

Emma Cassi jewelry

Pretty with just enough edge. You gotta hand it to the French.

For sale online, and not sooo expensive. I'll be sitting on my hands...

(Images courtesy of Emma Cassi)