Are Vera Wang’s Pink Bridal Dresses Just For Show?

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Gwen Stefani, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway opted for pink wedding gowns for their weddings, and this season pink is all the rage, especially after Vera Wang presented her 2014 collection at Bridal Fashion Week in various hues of pink with large flower or bow embellishments.

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What makes the color choice even more attractive is how it flatters every skin tone. Wang described the collection as ‘Pink as sensual, pink as seductive, pink as dreamy, pink as sophisticated, pink as strong, pink as cool’ on Twitter.

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It seems that not everyone is taking wedding dresses bursting with color seriously. See more pictures and check out this video on Huffington Post to see why Marcy Blum from Marcy Blum Associates thinks these dresses are “unrealistic“, and for even more details about Vera Wang’s 2014 Bridal Collection, visit the Daily Mail.

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p.s. I have been trying for two days to post this article on my iPod Touch and finally had to give up and finish it on my computer. I have the distinction of watching this beautiful child, 3-month old Sophia Lynnette Refuerzo during the day, and it is easier to do things on my iPod, except it isn’t. It has turned into a big pain in the ass and prevents me from posting regularly, even though that is exactly what it is suppose to do.

sigh…

Unitl next time.

Prabal Gurung

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A look from the Prabal Gurung runway show.

 

Prabal Gurung is my new favorite designer. Not that I don’t still love my Chanel and Alexander Wang, but every time I see an outfit that I fall in love with on sight, it’s a Prabal Gurung. I am really drawn to his aesthetic.  He is destined to be in my closet and I want my wallet to agree without constantly reminding me it’s impossible… Mission Impossible.

There is no doubt that Prabal Gurung has arrived.  He launched his capsule collection for Target on February 10th, and according to Business Insider,  it almost sold out in one day. The 93-piece line has clothes, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. The collection is colorful but not overwhelmingly bright because there is black incorporated to give it some balance. The florals are more classic than trendy, and the line print is a bit abstract, but not enough to make you lose interest. Top the collection off with the bold jewelry if you still feel the need to kick it up a notch. Everything is meant to match and swap, and the possibilities are endless.

 

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A look from the Prabal Gurung for Target capsule collection.

 

You can definitely see Prabal in his collection for Target, and it cost a fraction of his high-end line. Prices start a $19.99 and top off at $199.99? So if you always wanted a Prabal Gurung but couldn’t justify spending thousands of dollars,  Target is giving you the opportunity to start your Prabal Gurung collection. If you’re a super-fan this nail art tutorial is inspired by one of his prints.

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Prabal Gurung Inspired Nail Art by Elizabeth Monson

 

I need every single Prabal Gurung outfit I saw from his New York Fashion Week show. His Fall 2013 RTW collection is… Badass. Sorry, if there are any sensitive ears out there, but I was actually sugar-coating my description. There really is no room for political correctness here. The olive green military inspired outfits are embellished with fur, belt straps, and leather gloves, and the results are striking. The collection is inspired by Asgardа, a  Ukrainian martial art that has been recreated to accommodate a woman’s physique, and many of the outfits have authentic Ukrainian embroidery. The dresses are seductive, and feature strategically placed cutouts and thigh-high slits that flow seductively in white, olive green, royal blue, and red silk.  The message is clear; look but don’t touch. It’s hard and soft and reeks of attitude. There is very little in his 2013 Fall collection that I didn’t like. Check out the gallery of my favorites and tell me what you think about the collection.

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