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Thursday
Apr052012

It’s Ombré, Hombre.

It’s hot. It’s happening. It’s colorific fantastickness (it is so a word) that’s all over everything fashionable. That includes weddings.

It’s ombré. It’s everywhere. In case you need to know exactly what we’re talking about?

ombré noun

Having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

Here’s some more examples…

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Rose petals down the aisle. Thanks to The Martha.

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As a backdrop, via here.

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Tea-stained escort cards.

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Invitations via Etsy seller Whitney Rae Paper.

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Ombré bouquet from Lauryl Lane Botanical Stylist.

A little ombré fascinator I’m working on for TruLu Couture.

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Love the simplicity of this pretty little cake via Balancing Bites.

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White to dark ivory wedding gown via NY Mag.

One thing about the look is: don’t ombré do it. You don’t want everything to be ombré . Choose an aspect – like all your paper products. Or the flowers. You might also consider a few separate things, like the cake and the invitations, using a color or two plus an accent as a whole story. Remember, it’s FIVE COLORS!

And remember the definition? It’s light to dark. That doesn’t mean a rainbow. People are calling stuff ombré that not’s really ombré.

I’m just sayin’.

Be careful with the color choice, keep it simple. Less is more in this case! You can follow a trend without being trendy.

What do y’all think? I’m loving the really soft ombré, not so much the bright stuff.

Friday
Jan272012

{On Trend} The Back is Back!

First of all, have you see this? I have a hang-over just thinking about it.

Second, it’s been a while since I dove right into the goodies of wedding fashion world, so I thought I’d chat about one of my fave new trends right now – the open/sheer back detail of weddings gowns.

Now, we could all roll our eyes and think of ourselves as lemmings, assuming the trend is hot because of Carolina Herrera’s gown that whatsherface wore in that incredibly stupid Twilight saga movie. Make no mistake, I was in the theater the weekend it came out, but ohmygod was it bad.

But seriously, a trend isn’t going to become one unless people like it and want it. Need proof? Is ANYONE talking about or copying that god awful headpiece that Kardashian wore on her wedding day? No. Why? Because it was stupid and no one wants to wear that shit.

If you look at trends from a spot about 10,000 feet above all the noise, you can see things moving and morphing. Trends start off small and then grow to horrid extremes and then are gone, POOF! Just like that.

So floating above the noise, looking down at the wedding gown world, it seems all we’ve witnessed for years is a variation of strapless. Strapless, strapless, strapless as far as the eye could see. Why? I think it was a knee-jerk reaction to the sleeves of the 1990’s. (Side bar: so many of my girlfriends from college got married in the 90’s and the lamentations I’ve heard over their gown choices now are TOO FUNNY!). The sleeves got carried away and then Vera Wang stepped  into the scene with her gorgeous simplicity and on a dime, the direction changed.

I love that Kate Middleton brought us back to sleeves and her sister made our jaws drop at the stellar simplicity of the backside of her bridesmaid gown. I would pay some money to know whether or not she was rockin’ some Spanx because DAMN GIRL! Nice ass!

Anyway, you can see things trending from afar. Want a tip? In the décor area, we’ve seen French Provincial and it’s iterations for SIX SEASONS. I wouldn't put a lot of investment into that look for too much longer. We've worn ourselves out with it.

So instead of further dissecting trends, let’s just enjoy some eye-candy of this current one, shall we? Love me some back detail!

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Marchesa

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Angel Sanchez

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Claire Pettibone

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Reem Acra

Here are just a few more, jaw dropping inspirations.

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All photos found in and around here.

So what do YOU think? Loving the trend or no? Do tell.