Finding a prom dress that will stand the test of time isn't easy.
Prom is a momentous event that will produce photos that you will smile (or laugh at) for the rest of your life. Your gown has to be flattering, but more importantly, it should say something about your personal style and serve as a unique expression of who you are.
Thankfully, Hollywood stylists on the sets of shows like Pretty Little Liars or movies like A Cinderella Story have already done most of the work, pairing larger-than-life fictional personalities to show-stopping gowns. So, if you're not sure which direction to go in, your favorite character or prom scene can offer the inspiration you need to shop with ease.Read more at:blue bridesmaid dresses uk | grey bridesmaid dresses uk
Tying the knot is one of the biggest leaps couples have to make towards their journey to forever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of marriages in the U.S. grew from 2,221,579 in 2015 to 2,245,404 in 2016.
With a staggering number of Americans getting married each year, how much do couples spend on their wedding? The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Survey revealed that on average, couples spend $33,391 on weddings, while high spenders pay an average of $105,130. Likewise, expenses per guest also grew from 2009’s $194 to 2017’s $268. However, the average number of guests experienced a decline from 2008’s 149 to 2017’s 136.
Traditionally, the bride’s family usually spends for the wedding, and not much of it has changed. According to the study, on average, the bride’s parents pay for 45 percent on the overall wedding budget, while the bride and groom and his parents respectively pay 41 and 13 percent.
The Knot’s survey also revealed several trends among couples such as choosing non-traditional venues to celebrate, including barns, farms, historic homes, wineries, museums, and parks. They as well add a cultural touch to their weddings like a Chinese tea ceremony or traditional hora Jewish dance.Read more at:pink bridesmaid dresses uk| red bridesmaid dresses uk
April showers? Well, that’s really not the case here in South Florida because April brings some of the best weather we have all year, which is probably why April is one of the most popular months for couples to get married in Florida.
“April is a very popular month for weddings. It’s a great time for destination brides and grooms to finally escape the cold winters of the north, and head to the sunshine state to celebrate,” said Melanie De Vito, the marketing director at The Addison. “It is also the best month for bright-colored spring flowers! The floral selection available during April is a dream-come-true for couples about to wed.”
As newly engaged couples look forward to their weddings in the coming year, we decided to talk to South Florida’s most trusted industry experts. This is what they had to say about spring weddings and trends that are taking over:
New-Age BohoBoho, boho chic, boho bride, rustic, country, barn wedding—all words that have been used to describe a bride’s desired vision for her wedding day. This blossoming trend has that relaxed, rustic feel with a little bit more elevation toward the “down-home” look with succulents, aged wood, and fresh greenery plucked straight from the garden. It’s simple, edgy but still very romantic.Read more at:pink bridesmaid dresses | red bridesmaid dresses
Emily Ratajkowski’s Five-Step Fashion Plan Makes the Perfect Spring Outfit
What to wear during the weeks of weird transitional weather (where spring can still feel like winter) is a complex decision, but Emily Ratajkowski’s latest look is a failsafe guide for layered dressing this month.
The model was in New York this week to promote the upcoming film “I Feel Pretty” with Amy Schumer, making appearances on NBC’s “The Today Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” wearing what may be the winning five-step plan for the perfect spring look.
Ratajkowski paired a a white bodysuit with a pair of dark wide-leg pants, a camel-colored topcoat and punctuated them with a pair of Stuart Weitzman’s Nudist heeled sandals in black patent leather, along with gold hoop earrings. The look is both timeless (with its neutral palette, clean lines and classic jewelry) and on0-trend, with an updated silhouette courtesy of the trousers and bodywear (it’s also a departure from Ratajkowski’s usual crop tops). And though it’s still relatively chilly in New York, her simple sandals could easily be layered with a paired of updated socks.
The walk from the parking garage to the locker room was once just a walk. Now, that underground march has turned into an NBA runway as photographers linger, waiting to snap a shot of the League’s best dressed.
Images of your favorite players wearing anything from Gucci loafers to Saint Laurent jeans to Givenchy shirts and all of the latest in fashion start circling the web, well before they step foot on the court.
Magazines like GQ are illuminating high-fashion profiles like Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox. The style mag highlighted Fox’s ability to take “athleisure” to the next level.
In 2017, the NBA hosted its first-ever post-season awards competition. Iman Shumpert, who was recently acquired by the Kings, was in the running for the NBA Style Award, going against longtime fashionistas Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade. It “isn't just that they dress well—it's that they dress well and do it loudly,” said GQ style writer Cam Wolf.
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Recently, the American modern fashion brand bebe and iQIYI hit the red hot show "hot blood street dance group" cross-boundary cooperation officially kicked off.
The concept of "Super Idol X Super Dance Crew" and the legendary spirit of freedom in the art movement of street Dance are the ultimate communication effects of "hot blood street Dance troupe". However, bebe, a fashion brand from the United States, also believes in being brave to be herself, pursuing the changeable charm of the current lady, which brings this wonderful cross boundary collision.
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FIND OUT WHAT FASHION JOBS REALLY PAY IN 2018
Ever wondered how much money people who work in fashion really make? Or what other people in your field make on average? Well, you're in luck: The results are in from our 2018 salary survey.
At the beginning of the year, nearly 3,000 people who work in fashion filled out our anonymous survey with details about their titles, companies, gender, location, years of experience and, of course, salaries. They spanned areas including design, styling, retail, PR, development, marketing, photo, editorial and advertising at companies like Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Condé Nast, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, as well as smaller firms with under 25 employees.
We had respondents with one year of experience in the industry and respondents with over 20; people who make under $25,000 per year
In addition to showing what select fashion jobs pay on average, our results show a few overarching trends. The majority of our respondents had under 10 years of experience and made in the mid-five figures, but those numbers began to increase significantly with more experienced respondents. Company size also had an impact, with employees at public companies making more than those at private ones in most cases.
And broadly, certain fields were shown to be more lucrative than others: For instance, design, retail and PR had the largest percentages of over-$100K salaries, while design and styling had the most over-$200K salaries. In editorial, while an entry-level assistant editor made an average of $35,800, the mean salary for an editor-in-chief was $264K.
Betabrand: Who's Calling the Shots On Fashion
Ever had a design idea you were sure would “break the Internet”? Ever had to alter your favorite garment to make it better? What if you could collaborate with your favorite brand directly? E-commerce and social media have impacted the way people behave as consumers. Fashion is rapidly become a team sport. From power players competing with emergent talent at Paris Fashion Week to African luxury designers taking control of their resources and outcomes to comprehensive efforts of the Russian fashion industry, in my column I have been covering the search for best practices worldwide. Every runway season brings rumors and proclamations of seismic shifts and tectonic changes! Much of it is hype, which makes this story all the more valuable! BETABRAND is one of the businesses driving both the talk and the practice of change within the fashion industry.
It started with a counterintuitive idea of participatory design and now boasts millions of sales and thousands of products in real time development. It publishes digital 3D renderings of concepts and invites users to provide feedback and input until the final product is available for purchase. A niche outlet for shoe and bag design enthusiasts has grown into a major fashion platform in partnership with VF Corporation and Li & Fung, two of the world largest manufacturers working with the likes of Timberland, North Face, Smart Wool, Nike, Disney, Wrangler, and so on. That’s as industryas it gets; and the list keeps growing. I had an opportunity to sit down with Chris Lindland, Founder and CEO of Betabrand, to discuss pros and cons of current retail models, how the most outlandish ideas stabilize business cashflow and if the value of fun and risk in the workplace is overrated.
Saudi Arabia Almost Had a Fashion Week
LONDON — Business class plane tickets and five-star hotel rooms had been booked for scores of guests. The dazzling eco-friendly Apex Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, had been chosen as a site. And a four-day schedule, featuring local Arab designers and European brand names including Roberto Cavalli and Jean Paul Gaultier, had been confirmed for weeks.
Then last Friday, just three days before an opening-night gala was to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s first fashion week, the event was abruptly postponed.
Some observers blamed widespread issues stemming from Western models and journalists unsuccessfully trying to secure travel visas in the run-up to the shows. Others whispered of a pushback from more conservative government officials against some members of the Saudi royal family who were more supportive of bringing fashion catwalks to one of the most conservative countries in the world.
Either way, over the weekend, no official explanation came. Finally, on Monday, a statement — of sorts — arrived by email.
“Since the initial announcement made in February, Arab Fashion Week Riyadh has garnered significant interest from international guests wanting to attend,” said Layla Issa Abuzaid, the country director for Saudi Arabia at the Arab Fashion Council, the Dubai nonprofit responsible for the event. “Given this important historical moment for the kingdom, the Arab Fashion Council and participating designers have collectively taken steps to postpone the dates in order to welcome guests from all over the world. This could only be done by taking additional time.”
This Founder Had A Secret For Finding Quick Success With Her Fashion Business
Fashion entrepreneur Aaina Jain’s mission is “to do denim right,” and she has been on a fast track to carry out that vision for the last 3 years.
Jain is the founder of children’s denim clothing brand Blu & Blue, based in New York City. On the other side of the world in Delhi, India, her family’s clothing manufacturing business is in its 35th year of operation. Over the years, the family firm has worked with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, The Children's Place and Armani Exchange -- and built the kind of business DNA that offers an invaluable asset for a young entrepreneur.
So when Jain decided to launch her own clothing brand, she didn’t start from scratch to find a factory or source fabric -- she already had somewhere to turn. She established Blu & Blue as a subsidiary of the family business so she could take advantage of its manufacturing infrastructure, giving herself a considerable leg up.
And her brand grew quickly, she says. Since starting up Blu & Blue in December 2015, her dresses, rompers, shirts and more -- all made from her “butter soft” denim -- have entered more than 200 boutiques across the United States. The brand has won several celebrity fans, including singer Jennifer Lopez and actresses Jessica Alba, January Jones and Naomi Watts. Jain declined to disclose annual revenue, but says the company already has about 100 employees.
Eva Longoria Talks New Fashion Line on HSN, Go-To Shoe Looks and Expecting a Child
Actress, entrepreneur, activist and expectant mother Eva Longoria has walked the red carpet in gowns from some of today’s most noted designers. And while Victoria Beckham is among her favorites, she is no stranger to the world of fashion.
According to Longoria, who’s launching an eponymous apparel line on shopping channel HSN tonight at 9 p.m. ET, she started sewing at 7 and is hands-on when it comes to the design of the collection. “I do everything,” she said. “I’ve always been obsessed with the construction of a garment, from seams to fabrics, all the way to marketing. I’ll bring fabrics back home from different countries. I was in India and had to buy an extra suitcase for fabrics I picked up. I’m involved in every aspect. It’s very natural and organic.”
While Longoria has been selling the collection on her e-commerce site since 2016, she was lured by the unique format HSN offers. “I love speaking to all of the clothes. I love telling people my inspiration, how to style [them] and about the fabric. For me, it’s right up my alley to talk to women directly and tell them why this line’s amazing.”
HOW FASHION AND BEAUTY PEOPLE REALLY FEEL ABOUT PACKAGING WASTE
If you try to explain unboxing videos to your grandma, she might shake her head in disbelief. People can really rack up 400,000 views on YouTube by doing nothing but unwrapping fashion and beauty products? Despite Grandma's incredulity, it's true — fancy packaging has become so normal that there's a whole genre of video devoted to it.
But what happens to all that tissue paper and confetti when the video ends? Quite often, it's immediately disposed of. Here at Fashionista HQ, we've seen it firsthand as the mound next to our recycling bin has become a semi-permanent fixture. So we wondered: in an age that's seen eco-friendly brands becoming the preferred collaboration partners for famous cool teens and other labels suing the President over environmental conservation issues, are fashion and beauty people really just overlooking packaging waste?
Turns out, the answer is no. We asked, and over 350 of you who work as influencers, editors, stylists, PR pros, models, makeup artists, CEOs, designers and more let us know how you feel about the waste you see — and what you think the industry can do to be better. Read on to learn the highlights from our survey.