Sep 22, 2010

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Bridal Fashion Photo Shoot “Dita In White”

This shoot was inspired by Dita Von Teese who I love. She is a wonderful combination of the strong modern and independent woman with a unique fashion sense, and the old style feminine siren!

Dita Von Teese is one of the sexiest women in America, so I wanted to try a bridal photo shoot with the fashion modeled after her personal style, while giving it my own twist. I thought it would be fun to see what it might look like if the burlesque queen herself was a bride in white. Not a likely scenario as she got married in a gorgeous purple gown that was a bit reminiscent of Carey Bradshaw’s wedding gown in the ‘Sex in the City’ movie. Hey, a girl can dream!

There are a few things that I had in mind for the shoot. I wanted to create a Dita look that captured her style in a completely achievable way. I wanted the model to look as stunning as Dita would look, but in a way that was really easy for anyone to achieve. And of course I knew that no matter how white the gown, she would be having an offbeat wedding. So her style would have to reflect that!

The gown is a strapless sheath gown with a corset top since that is one of her favorite looks.  It is actually really simple in style, but elegant and sexy in all the right ways – quite like Dita if I may add! We wanted to add some unexpected element to the whole look as is also characteristic of our inspiring star, so we made a fuchsia pink floral hat and used fuchsia pink netting for a dramatic veiled look. We finished off the entire look with fuchsia pink netting for a shrug-like scarf accessory to add one more strong punch of color to tie it all together, and voila! We had our “Dita In White”!

I especially love that this look is a combination of various looks. It is both modern and vintage; it is elegant and classic in some ways, but sexy and offbeat in others. It is perfect for a bride that wants to have a combination of all of these things and still wants to achieve it in a no-fuss kind of way.

The gown and the hat are available for sale or rent, so give us a call for details on these and our other items!

Sep 22, 2010

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Bridal Accessories In Your Colors

Looking for a unique and colorful bridal accessory to add fun and character to your bridal gown?

I am a big believer in the notion that color is healing and that it plays an important role in how we feel and how we express ourselves as people. As a result I think it is wise to take advantage of every opportunity to use color to uplift and express ourselves.

As a bride, you may not feel like you can go so far out-of-the-box as to wear a bright purple gown like the one I mentioned in our ‘Dita in white’ photo shoot. Or even if you want to, you may have any number of restrictions, as many brides do. For instance, if Mum is footing the bill and she gets a say in everything you wear, she may not, in a million years, go for a gown that’s not white. If you don’t want to spend all your time fighting with her about it, or dealing with her dissatisfaction on the day of your wedding, you might strike a nice compromise:

Pick a beautiful white gown, and then use accessories to introduce color to your look! You may have to look hard to find something you love, but the right accessories ARE out there. (and we can help you find them!) Consider wearing a hat instead of a traditional veil, as hats come in lots of really cool styles and colors. Also consider using your jewelry and shoe choices to bring color into your look. This way Mum gets you in a white dress, and she is so happy she cries, AND you get to have the color expression that you want. That’s a happy mini-marriage right there!

If you are looking for ideas about how to make your accessories work with your wedding colors, our line of colorful and fun accouterments, called Xharisma Bridal Accessories may have just the perfect thing for you. All the items in this line are available for both purchase and rental. We can also custom design all of your accessories in your choice of wedding colors. Contact us for more information.

Sep 3, 2010

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