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Alfred Angelo Recreates Bella's Bridal Gown

Sunday, June 22, 2014 / 1 Comment
Alfred Angelo Bella's Bridal GownAlfred Angelo released a lookalike Wedding Dress today that will retail for just $799. The long solid sleeves, the cut-out back and the diagonal seaming on the front of the dress all seem to be the hallmarks of Bella's stellar gown.

Alfred Angelo Bella's Bridal Gown Front
Also reported earlier that Bella has "dream" wedding gown, but there's no word yet on whether that one will also be available.

So fashion aside, how much would Bella and Edward's pretty in-the-woods nuptials cost? Around $38,000 -- which puts them just about the national average of around $26,000. While the wedding was at home, the three miles of Christmas lights leading up to the venue were estimated at over $8,000 by Home Depot.

Alfred Angelo Bella's Bridal Gown Back
From the look of the wedding, it seems like they spent most of their budget on flowers probably around $20,000. Add in $1,500 for a live band, $800 for a cake that huge, satin drapes for the chairs ($110), a tent for the reception (around $250) and you're getting pretty close to that $38,000 estimate. Compared to other recent celebrity weddings (Kim K's estimated $10 million bash or the royal wedding, which reportedly cost around $60 million) and suddenly, this doesn't seem that bad at all.

Stats via Centives, images via Alfred Angelo.

Lauren Bush and David Lauren's Wedding Photos

Saturday, June 21, 2014 / No Comments
Lauren Bush Wedding Photo
Model Lauren Bush has shared photos from her Western-themed wedding to David Lauren with the new issue of Vogue.

The couple, who wed over Labor Day weekend has released a few of their wedding photos to Vogue magazine and sat down to dish on the details, reports the Daily Mail. Lauren Bush, niece of former President George W. Bush and granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, married David Lauren, the youngest son of fashion legend Ralph Lauren in a wedding that felt both intimate and western inspired but also extremely luxurious.

The couple dressed the part of an old Western film, with Lauren donning a gown with long lace sleeves, a high neck, and long veil and wrap around headband and David wearing a three piece suit complete with what looks to be a chain pocket watch. The bride and her entire bridal party wore cowboy boots with Lauren wearing blue socks rather than customary heels and Lauren even arrived to the ceremony in a open horse-drawn buggy.

The dress itself, while traditional with its long sleeves and high neck, had a modern twist, with a cut-out back. The top layer of the dress consistent of antique ivory tulle that was embellished with silk and metallic thread, following a Renaissance-era scroll design that took a team of 100 over 3,000 hours to sew.

Lauren Bush and David Lauren Wedding Photo
The wedding itself incorporate Western elements including a country singer, but also kept other traditions, like a Jewish ceremony. The reception barn contained a fragrant mix of gardenias, roses and lilies. "It was very romantic," an onlooker said at the time. "The couple looked so genuinely happy."
Lauren Bush Wedding

Image via Daily Mail, from Vogue.

Bella's Beautiful Bridal Gown Details

Thursday, November 17, 2011 / No Comments
Pronovias, Monique Lhuillier, Jim Hjelm
Above gowns from left to right: Pronovias, Monique Lhuillier, Jim Hjelm

See the hair clip and edges of the dress thanks to the trailer, but until now the Carolina Herrera designed gown has been kept tightly under wraps. Thanks to a sneak peak of the film though, we now know what Bella's gorgeous gown looks like.

First things first: There are actually two gowns! Bella has a wedding dream, which features the first dress: A strapless, sweetheart neckline lace gown with a slight A-line and a delicate sash.

The second dress (the one she actually wears for the wedding) has long sleeves with lace at the wrist (hello, royal wedding influence), a sheer, very low back with button details and visible piping down the front of the dress. Bella also wears the crystal hair clip we've seen in previews and a long veil and long train on the gown. We've rounded up a few lookalikes above and below. The gowns above are lookalikes of her first "dream" wedding dress and the ones below are of her actual wedding dress.

Left to Right: Carolina Herrera, Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier.
Carolina Herrera, Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier
And just because the back of Bella's dress was so exquisite, we decided to show off the backs of a few dresses we just love.

Left to Right: Claire Pettibone, Anne Bowen, Marchsea.
Claire Pettibone, Anne Bowen, Marchsea
All images by Clark + Walker Studio or Courtesy of the Designer.

Hollywood Sexy Celebrities Braids And Twists Hairstyle Posters

Monday, March 30, 2009 / No Comments
Julianne Hough, Minka Kelly, Zooey Deschanel Braids And Twists Hairstyles
Julianne Hough Hairstyle PosterImage: Julianne Hough (Sept 13 2008)
Style Description: A classically braided headband ties together Julianne Hough's curl-laced upstyle.

Key Styling Tip: Step 1: Avoiding the top six inches of dry, volumized hair, spritz a two-inch section with styling spray and wrap around a medium curling iron. Hold in place for a few seconds to set the curl, release and repeat until all hair is done.
Step 2: Create a three-strand braid through a 20-inch long matching hairpiece and then wrap the piece as a headband, securing into place with hairpins.
Step 3: Sweep your length back and to one side, pinning in back at your neck to keep in place. Spritz with hairspray to lock in your look.

Minka Kelly Hairstyle PicImage: Minka Kelly (Apr 26 2008)
Style Description: Minka Kelly's small braids keep her naturally luscious waves off her face look perfectly hippie chic.
Key Styling Tip: Step 1: Apply a mix of equal parts curl-enhancing balm and leave-in conditioner with a few drops of a shine serum onto damp hair. Twist one-inch sections until they form a coil and let go.
Step 2: Allow hair to air-dry, then pull slightly on each section to unfurl the curl.
Step 3: Create a messy center part, then create two small braids that start on each side of your center part along the front hairline, then pin them together in back with crisscrossed hairpins.

Zooey Deschanel Hairstyle PictureImage: Zooey Deschanel (Feb 21 2009)
Style Description: Zooey Deschanel adds a plaited headband on top to glam up her blunt bangs and wavy hair.
Key Styling Tip: Start with large waves through your length and smooth roots. Brush your bangs straight down. Take a one inch section of hair from above and slightly behind your ear and create a classic three-strand braid. Repeat on the other side. Bring each braid up and over the top, cross each other on top and back down the other side, pinning the ends in. Add a decorative clip that matches your outfit and then mist with hairspray to set your style.