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Double Take: Alyssa’s Briar Rose in British Columbia

If this bride looks familiar, it’s because she’s quite possibly one of my favorite people to dress:)  From red carpets, to her own wedding aisle, Alyssa Campanella (now Coombs!) has worn her fair share of Lauren Elaine gowns.  And while you’ll have to wait until the end of August  for a full look at Alyssa’s wedding and her two custom Lauren Elaine wedding gowns (and her bridesmaids’ custom Lauren Elaine gowns!)  to release in the Fall 2016 issue of The Knot – today I’m happy to share these lovely images of Alyssa’s 2nd wedding reception in her Lauren Elaine Briar Rose gown.

Back in April, this fashion blogger and former Miss USA  wed actor Torrance Coombs in a royal-inspired wine country wedding at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California.  This July, the newlyweds celebrated with their extended family in Canada during a second wedding reception in British Columbia. For this intimate second reception, Alyssa chose the aptly named, and fairytale-inspired “Briar Rose.”  While we stayed away from tulle and opted for more a traditional look for Alyssa’s main ceremony gown in April,  the soft layers and bohemian lace of the “Briar Rose” offered the perfect effortless and playful look for her second celebration, without straying from her regal royal wedding vibe.

Have a look at these enchanting images, capture by Alyssa’s husband Torrance.  Be sure to pick up the Fall 2016 issue of The Knot on newsstands soon – and stay tuned for a full behind-the-seams look at the making of Alyssa’s custom wedding and bridal party gowns.

 

The Mist and Powder

In the spirit of the much anticipated (and blogged about!) MALEFICENT, I thought I’d share this newly discovered editorial obsession: ‘The Mist and the Powder,’ photographed (and styled) by Natalie Shau and Hideo, and featuring models Solveiga amd Gabriele. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous color treatment in this series, and the styling and contrast between light and dark is just magical. Enjoy.

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Once Upon a Dream

A little less than 2 years ago, I posted about the most fantastic production still  that got me all sorts of excited.   Now I’m not quite sure what to make of the three trailers that have been released so far (the first one was amazing, and the second I’m not even going to link), but two things are for certain: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is terrifyingly perfect, and Lana Del Rey’s version of ‘Once Upon A Dream’ in the latest trailer is just the best. Enjoy.

Designer Disney Princesses

Last year, Harrod’s of London unveiled a collection of gowns inspired by the Disney Princesses–each one created by a different Designer.  My favorite? Definitely Oscar de la Renta’s ‘Snow White.’ While I’m biased because Snow White is my all-time favorite fairytale character, I love his literal and magical take on this classic. You can view the entire series below. Harrods-Disney-1

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The ultimate fairy-tale inspired fashion photo series by photographer Eugenio Recuenco.

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