New York Bridal FashionWeek
 
 MONIQUE LHUILLIER 

April 17, 2016

The Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017 collection was inspired by a woman madly in love, running through a garden. This romanticism translated into feminine silhouettes with lingerie-inspired elements. Sheer details, low backs and high slits added sensuality to the delicate gowns. The sod palette brought a combination of antique ivory and warm tones like rose and caramel. The effortless designs were perfect for a chic bohemian wedding.

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Moroccanoil invited Sophisticated Weddings for a special look at Monique Lhuillier backstage, where we got to see the work of the incredible Kevin Hughes - hair designer and Moroccanoil's brand ambassador and creative director - whom created beautiful, effortless looks to complement the runway looks. The inspiration was the nymph-like feel in Monique's collection and the result is stunning.

 

Learn how to get this look!

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Get  the look!

  1. To create the perfect styling foundation, prep damp hair with a dime-sized amount for soft texture and long-lasting shine.   

  2. Apply Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream from root to tip, and follow by blow drying hair..

  3. Create a deep center part using a boar bristle paddle brush and separate hair into even sections.

  4. Mist an even amount of heat styling protection to protect hair from breakage.

  5. Wrap each section around a 1 ¼ inch barrel curling iron, leaving the ends loose to create a gentle bend.

  6. Next, spray texture spray for volume and touchable texture.  

  7. Piece out the ends using Moroccanoil Texture Clay to add definition.

  8. Place hairspray over every inch of hair to ensure long-lasting hold.

  9. To finish the look, place a delicate headband an inch behind the hairline, and gently pull sections from the front to tuck behind the band. 

 REEM ACRA 

April 17, 2016

Mixing tradition with trend, Reem Acra's Spring 2017 collection had the perfect combination of drama and elegance. Classic silhouettes were freshly redesigned with interesting fabrics. Lace-up bustiers with see-through lace bodices and skirts added sex-appeal to the gowns. Convertible trains into veils (yes, you read it right!) were certainly an exciting surprise!

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 LELA ROSE 

April 16, 2016

The timelessly chic Spring 2017 Lela Rose collection, brings a new perspective to the bridal definition of effortless. Taking inspiration from the brand’s ready-to-wear runway, new separates and understated silhouettes incorporated the brand’s signature exquisite materials and fabrics whilst infusing modernity and a casual ease.

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 MARCHESA 

April 16, 2016

Sophisticated Weddings was backstage at the Marchesa fashion show. Hair stylist and Moroccanoil's Creative Ambassador Kevin Hughes, guided us through the romantic looks that were developed for the show.

 

Here's a step-by-step on how to get the models' gorgeous hairstyle!

Marchesa's Spring Summer 2017 collection was inspired by an enchanted garden with flourishing rosebuds and blossoming florals in the sunrise. The colors of the gowns reflected the inspiration, bringing beautiful shades of blush and nude to the mix of off-white dresses. Lightweight tulles, French Chantilly lace and 3D organza roses, contrasted with plunging necklines and peek-a-boo cut-outs giving a modern edge to very romantic designs.

 

 

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  1. To create the perfect styling foundation, prep damp hair with a dime-sized amount Moroccanoil Treatment for manageability and long-lasting shine.  For fine hair, use Moroccanoil Treatment Light. 

  2. Create a deep center part using a boar bristle paddle brush and  apply Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion from root to tip.

  3. Next, spray an even amount of heat styling protection and blow dry straight.

  4. Once hair is dry, spray an even amount of Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray to create gritty volume and hold. 

  5. Brush through hair and begin creating a five-strand braid down the back of the head. Secure with a clear elastic.

  6. Fold the braid up into a chignon to hide ends and secure with hair pins.

  7. Finish with a light mist of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for long-lasting hold.

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 BERTA 

April 15, 2016

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Berta's Fall/Winter 2016 collection was presented at The Harvard Club, where the collection showcased exquisite craftsmanship and statement pieces.

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 GALIA LAHAV 

April 15, 2016

Deep and pure love was the theme of Galia Lahav's presentation at New York Bridal Market. While Galia's "Gala No. 2" collection was an ode to effortless beauty and nonchalant silhouettes, the "Le Secret Royal" line was the perfect contrast with extravagant designs fit for a queen.

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April 14, 2016

 ANNE BARGE 

In Anne Barge's Spring 2017 collection, each gown is inspired by the awakening of spring gardens. Amidst 30 timeless gowns, Alençon lace appliqués and cascading pearls enhance the feminine silhouettes, bringing newness to classic styles for the romantic bride.

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TREND ALERT!

SPRING INSPIRATION!

March 25, 2016

Spring has arrived and we are thrilled about it! This is certainly one of the best seasons to get married and in honor of it we decided to gather a couple images that inspire us and make a mood-board that will hopefully inspire you too!

Gabriella Campagna and Mario Milana’s Wedding in Colombia

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A TRUE FAIRY TALE WEDDING:
BRIDAL DESIGNER HAYLEY PAIGE GETS MARRIED!

March 24, 2016

The new season of "Say Yes To The Dress" just started, and you cannot miss the first episode! Typically at the end of each show, a real wedding of one of the brides is featured. In the opening episode of season 14 you will see the wedding of the one and only Hayley Paige! Yes, the designer! And it is the ultimate fairy tale wedding (with a blue unicorn and everything!). The most exciting part is not the actual wedding itself, but rather the gorgeous dresses! The designer wore 3 different gowns on her wedding day, and a total of 5 during the weekend of the party. Needless to say, each gown was stunning!

Photos by: Chard Photographer

Hayley Paige's fairy tale wedding!

 

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PNINA TORNAI FALL 2016 CAMPAIGN IS HERE - AND IT IS STUNNING!

March 22, 2016

We all remember Pnina Tornai's Wind Upon Water collection presented at Kleinfeld during the last  Bridal Market. Recently, Pnina released on her website and social media a photo shoot that will make you not not believe your eyes when you see it. The truly gorgeous collection is captured in the desert, where romantic embroidered gowns contrast with the dry dramatic set. The hairstyles and make up brought a modern touch that made the photos worth of a fashion editorial.
 

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We're in love with the long bob in this Pnina campaign! Find ideas on how to look chic and pull off a bob on your wedding day on our Pinterest boards!

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