Monday, July 18, 2011

STOP ASKING ME ABOUT VEILS


I have no idea what kind of veil you should wear.

Snooooooooooooozeville.

I do know I'm liking this whole messy braid/updo with flowers situation.




Image 1: SAGA SIG for Topshop
Images 2-4: Daniel Gurton for Vs. Magazine July 2011 via Fashion Gone Rogue via Jessica Goldfond

37 comments:

  1. this is the wedding hair I wanted, just because I knew my mother would have a fit

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  2. flowers in your hair beats a veil any damn day. - a bride who did not wear a veil and wore flowers in her hair

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  3. To me, personally, the addition of a veil takes an outfit from "dressed up & pretty" to "playing dress up & fussy." Not always, but generally.

    Do your hair up fierce & add a facinator if you have to. But for heaven's sake - there's no reason to hide a pretty face.

    I am seconding love for the messy braid + flowers situation. I've seen some ribbon falls/veils look awesome with loose wavy hair as well.

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  4. i'm so glad that i fought every woman in my life telling me to wear a veil, i wore a flower and felt awesome and completely myself, not like a little girl playing dress up.

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  5. o my lord that last picture is absolutely off the fucking chain. so lovely !

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  6. Oh come on now... like wearing a flower is super unique and "fashion-forward"?

    Sooo sick of "DIY weddings" - it's become an excuse to throw a bunch of shit together and claim "cutesy" - barf.

    Barf flowers in the hair 90% of the time, barf gatherings on wedding dresses, and barf drinks in mason jars - I can't wait until DIY isn't synonymous with shit decorum.

    -that bitch in Germany

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  7. I'm with that German bitch about the mason jars- no longer original people! Rustic boards nailed on a stick signs too, enough with the hillbilly crap!

    Boho I get, but enough with the bumpkin.

    I do think most of the hairstyles above are pretty.

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  8. @BitchInGermany @Dawn Unless the bride is Stella McCartney, I didn't think she should be charged with being "original."

    Nothing about weddings is original (except for maybe that snorkeling couple who got married under water).

    Also, I've never been to a wedding and thought to myself "boy, this is shit decorum." So I don't know when weddings become synonymous with that.

    So all in all, I'd say let's fuck off with the being original and all just be authentic.

    For the record there were no mason jars at my wedding and I wore my hair in a side pony with nothing in it, so there's no personal stake in the boho/hobo look.

    -I Have a German Last Name (Does That Count?)

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  9. P.S. For the record, that's why I come to ESB. I have a feeling that in 6 years when everyone on here is like, "Ugh, flowers in your hair! That's so tacky! Everyone is wearing taxidermied squirrels in their hair these days!" she's still going to be rocking the Jenny Gump look.

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  10. I totally rocked a version of that last hairstyle at my prom circa 2000 and I can verify that it is fabulous in person. Of course, the fact that this verification included the words "prom" and "circa 2000" may negate that.

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  11. The Jenny Gump Look! That's got to be someone's new wedding blog.

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  12. Love #3. And, generally, flowers in the hair.

    I think the most important thing is to be true to yourself - whether that's original, authentic, and/or shitty shitty barfbarfbarf.

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  13. I'll add to the original post:

    Barf mustaches on sticks 100% of the time - they are about as stupid as you look holding one up to your face.

    And about "original" vs. "authentic" - If you decide that your authentic self is not original and you insist on hitting copy/paste from bunches of other shitty DIY weddings, I'll just judge from afar. But I call total bullshit that you haven't been to a DIY wedding lately and said... wow, that looks like the shit I threw away a couple years ago. *translation: "Wow! This is so shabby chic. I never thought to use empty, painted bean cans as vases...."

    And unless you are Heidi (from the book) or your mother still combs your hair, leave the flowers out of your fucking braid. Super Barf.

    -That bitch from Germany #strikinganerve

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  14. Hey is it just me, or does it seem like only blondes/light-haired girls can pull this off? I'm Chinese with more or less jet black hair, and I feel like a messy braid with flowers would just makes me look like a Shakespearean witch.

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  15. All hail The Bitch From Germany who has never re-appropriated anything ever.

    And the last DIY wedding I went to I thought, "Wow, they look super happy and holy shit am I impressed by all the work they put into this affair." Because I'm not a snob.

    But then again I'm cool with looking stupid, recycling stuff that used to be cool, and using mason jars because they are $.30/each. Does that make me a hipster? Or hipster-passe?

    -I Have a German Last Name (Does That Count?)

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  16. @Vivian: Totally agree. It only works for chicks who look like they belong in the Sound of Music. That being said, it is pretty.

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  17. vivian and molly: i am filipino and everyone loved my hair. did i not do something right? hahaha

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  18. @Anon 4:29 I guess now I have to watch Forrest Gump.

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  19. @ESB It's worth it for the clothing alone.

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  20. @Maddie I guess I could turn the sound down if I had to.

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  21. @ESB Invite your most obnoxious friends over, give them booze, and then tell them you've been dying to see this for a long time.

    I promise you won't hear a word.

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  22. @angela
    Now I'm super curious, because the look is really pretty but I just can't picture it with dark hair. Got pictures?

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  23. @vivian here i am, on this very blog: http://www.eastsidebride.com/2011/02/heather-gets-married-in-carmel-by-sea.html :D

    in that post, esb puts links to other sites our wedding was on if you really want to see my hair.

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  24. It's true - we Germans are known for our wasting ways. A typical German day, for example:

    1. Get up around 6 am. Retrieve "Serbian Times" from doorstep (they have the best crossword). Check to see milk from Belgian has arrived fresh, tomatoes from Italy (cliche, but really they are divine). Breakfast is eaten on Styrofoam plates - no wasteful dish washing for me. Of course I start my auto, making sure to roll down the windows and blast the air unit - things must be fresh for my drive.

    2. Around 7 I step into the shower - hour long showers are the best, I like to heat the room before I get in...

    3. It's now 9am - time to drive to work. As you probably know, Germany is known for its' driving roads.... accordingly, I test my 0-60 every few km. This is essential to every German morning.

    4. 1:00 - lunch time. Again we make sure to utilize Styrofoam, but we melt it down outside (make sure not to do this inside, it's much better handled in nature... fumes.) I am careful to select my meal - we call it international eating. Potatoes from Russia, greens from Norway, beef from the US. Only the best.

    5. 3:00 - time to "air" the auto.

    6. 4:00 - I leave for home, but must run errands to procure the rest of my meals for the day. *our motto: eat food from distant lands, you wouldn't want to deplete German foodstock. My 0-60 improves on the ride home (it's somewhat downhill).


    But really... about those Mason Jars. See the thing is that you can rent glasses for the same price (if not cheaper). So you are going out of your way to make people drink out of canning jars. *You do know they are for canning not crafting right?

    This probably has a lot to do with you not being a snob though. I believe it's very American to "re-appropriate" things... or rather purchase more shit to liter tables with while pushing it off as "decor"...


    -that bitch from Germany

    *Sorry Shay - but this is the 15th (although my most favorite) bridal website you've sent me this week. They all feature those fucking mason jars.... I couldn't help it.

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  25. @angela
    Oh I remember seeing that post! And I do really like your hair there. I'm always afraid that my dark hair looks too harsh in any setting but your pictures look so dreamy and soft still. Awesome!

    Also, I haven't been able to follow the snarky arguments going on here, but seriously? Over mason jars?

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  26. Hahahahahahahahaha. Was just debating hipsterdom with my son. Sent him, of course, to esb. The post about wedding albums, and the antique drawer link, but still. Keeping the big H concept fresh guys, and I thank you.

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  27. Digging that bitch from Germany.... Can she do guest posts ESB?

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  28. @ESB Dude, it took me 15 minutes to figure it out. You're good.

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  29. I was just trying to be, you know, H. My son would tell you it's a mistake for the Queen of Earnest to try her hand at irony, but I just keep trying because, you know, I'm earnest about it. But never mind all that. You guys make my damn day.

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  30. this comment thread needs some serious xanax.
    do they sell that in germany?

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  31. man, can I just say that this is one of the reasons why I heart my bebe's late night feeds? Ignoring that 11:30 my time is late, of course.

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  32. Back to the unhipsterness. I loved my veil. Some of us aren't that pretty and need the Jessica Fletcher style soft focus.

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  33. love #1 and #2. flowers in the hair over veils any day.

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