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Stone Cold Fox

Some brides don’t care about being called “Pretty” on their wedding day – they just want to be a stone cold fox. Maybe that bride will ditch the chiffon, trade a vintage vibe for something more….retro, and upgrade the typical strapless bridesmaids dresses to an off-the-shoulder stunner.  The perfect designer for this type of lady is {drumroll please} Stone_Cold_Fox. Perfect, right? 😉

How about these for the bride and her ‘maids?

Te Amo Gown and Bonita Dress

Having a hard time visualizing these coming down the aisle? Well, you’re in luck.  One of the partners of SCF made these for her sister’s wedding…

Do you recognize the bride? You might know her name/blog…
Go find out and see all of this truly amazing wedding on 100 Layer Cake.

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You can see more of the Stone_Cold_Fox collections here, {Lady Bonita 2010 is my fave} and shop for their pieces at Revolve Clothing.  Three more dresses I love:

Don Juan Dress, Alice B Toklas, and Commune

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What do you think? Is this your vibe or not so much? I really hope you’ll check out their site…I am most amazed that each piece is handmade and that they are so young! I’m looking forward to seeing lots of great stuff from SCF in the future.


Dress of the Day!

This could’ve easily fallen under my new “The Bride, The Designer” category but since I don’t know much about this frock (yet!) it gets to be Dress of the Day! 🙂

Sharisa (the bride) designed this dress and had it made by a woman in Arizona. That’s all I know! So now you’re probably happy because you’ve seen such beauty, but sad because you can’t buy it.
I know. Very conflicting emotions.

See more of Sharisa + Rex in their elopement pictures on Ruffled!
If you love the dress, wait until you see the jewelry she wore…

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And did you see the Valentine-y love shoot we shared earlier today? Keep scrolling….


Shoe Love! Calvin’s Cora

When the dress says so much, keep your shoes simple…and stunning, natch.

{Calvin Klein, Cora ~ in Platino Tumbled Metallic ~ $68.60}
{Dress by Sue Wong ~ $568.00}
See Katy + Ari’s intimate, lovely wedding HERE.

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Wedding Look for….

…$995:

Veil | Ring | Dress | Clutch | Shoes

I’m obviously on a black and white kick this week!  I love that the whole look – including shoes by Badgley Mischka – came together for under $1000! This dress is not only gorgeous but the sash comes in 20 different colors, so I dare you to say it won’t fit into your color palette.

I skipped earrings because of the veil I chose, and a necklace because of the 3D detail at the top of the dress. Creating outfit boards is such a fun exercise, and I encourage all brides to do a couple before “real life” shopping;  sometimes what you love in your head is different when you’re actually looking at it! It also helps to give you a better idea of a realistic wardrobe budget.

What are you looking for? Have you made a “Wedding Day” outfit board? Give it a whirl, or let me know and I’ll help you give it a whirl!

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The Princess Bride + Her Gown

Do you know the man in this picture with Princess Diana?

It’s Bruce Oldfield – the rumored designer of Princess-to-be Catherine Middleton’s wedding gown.  It is so strongly rumored, in fact, that Paddy Power has stopped taking bets on who will create the focal point of the Spring 2011 Royal Wedding. Mr. Oldfield has been a top name in couture-wear in London for 30+ years, dressing the elite on both sides of the pond.

If he has been chosen to make Kate’s dress – what do you think?  His work is definitely beautiful but I am – and always have been – a traditionalist at heart, so of course I like it.  Regarding the ‘lack of elegance’ in our current culture, he told the U.K.’s Daily Mail in 2008: “…there don’t seem to be any role models among the younger women”.  Well there certainly is now, isn’t there? 🙂

Kate has proven time and again that she knows how to dress; she stays fashionable, age-appropriate, and beautiful at all times.  She has also proven she desires to be taken more seriously by reverting back to her given name of Catherine ( I prefer Kate! It suits her).  In light of all this, plus Bruce Oldfield’s affiliation with Kate’s late mother-in-law,  I think she’s made a great choice.  Oh that’s right ~ if a choice has really been made.

So what would he do for Kate’s dress? “Kate has such a gorgeous figure that she would look stunning in anything,” says Oldfield.  “I would design a simple silhouette with sufficient detailing to give it a sense of occasion, but not so much as to drown her slight frame. Her dress might be traditional and elegant, possibly even demure, but I’m sure she would want a modern twist; a nod to fashion.” People

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Thoughts?  Who are/were you hoping for?  I admittedly do not know much about British designers, but  I like what I’m seeing.  I think Bruce Oldfield could stay in line with what a princess should look like and the bride’s usual fashion-forward style.

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