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Wedding season is fast approaching and brides-to-be are on the search for the perfect dress, shoes and accessories. Some spend months searching for the perfect dress. Carrie Bradshaw’s entire wedding plan was thrown into a tailspin because of her over-the-top Vivienne Westwood dress. I was lucky - the second dress I tried on I chose and purchased on the spot. It was a “Saketini” gown made famous by San Francisco couturier, Colleen Quen. Today, there are many options whether you are having a grand vineyard estate wedding in Napa Valley or a simple civil ceremony at City Hall. There are styles to suit everyone from the classic bride to the bohemian and fashionista alike.

Perfectly suited for a civil ceremony or glamourous penthouse affair, this fitted ivory ribbed-crepe dress is classic with a twist detail at the shoulder. The short sleeve RM by Roland Mouret Aphrodite twist-detail dress ($1,545 at Net-a-Porter) features a low back, a slim fitting skirt and split at the back. Most women either love or hate veils. If you are the type to wear a veil, Lanvin makes an exquisite glass pearl-embellished tulle veil ($1,070 at Net-a-Porter). Pricey, yes, but you can save it as a family heirloom for your daughters. The Blanche veil attaches with a silver-tone hair comb and is embellished with 100% Swarovski glass beads. Exquisite! With a the fitted and short skirt on the Mouret dress you’ll want to have a pair of very special shoes on your feet. How about these satin Christian Louboutin Miss ChaCha satin platform sling backs? They are available for $945.00 at Barneys New York. As you glide around the dance floor or pose for photos, wouldn’t it be lovely to have this Lanvin Silk-satin Drawstring Pochette ($770 at Net-a-Porter) on your arm? Grace your ears with a pair of Ben-Amun Crystal Framed Pearl Drop Earrings ($188 at Max and Chloe). These shimmering drop pearl earrings feature two lustrous pearls and are surrounded by Austrian crystals. Before you walk down the aisle spritz on Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet ($88.00 at YesStyle). Containing the essence of the original Miss Dior fragrance is has notes of mandarin orange, peony and musk, you will start life with your new husband smelling sublime.

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Mattel to make ‘Mad Men’ Barbie dolls DonBettyx-inset-community.jpgMad Men is so much a part of pop culture that Mattel has decided to bring out versions of Barbie and Ken dolls styled after four of the AMC show’s characters. [USA Today]




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Red Carpet Hair Tricks and Tips 1e1a7635253cd8aa_Hair.jpgWhilst spending time with famed hairdresser Charles Worthington, we not only talked about his background, my hair and the 2010 BAFTA Awards, but we also talked about how to keep hair looking its best for a big night out. [@fabsugaruk]




McQueen’s Mesmerizing Finale rmcq2-articleLarge.jpgWith a pattern of angel wings undulating over her shoulder blades, the model walked through the gilded salon in one of Alexander McQueen’s final creations before he chose to leave this world. [@NYTimesStyle]




Blair Waldorf’s Foley + Corinna Setter Jr. Tote bw.jpgLeighton Meester’s character Blair Waldorf is carrying the blue Setter Jr. Tote ($528) from the label (if you’re in Manhattan, their boutique is worth checking-out. They stock their own brand along with a bunch of vintage finds). [@BagSnob]




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