Perfect choice for a stunning princess....

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kate Middleton, now formally known as Princess Catherine, looked absolutely breathtaking in her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen royal wedding gown. Her Style has always been simplistically chic yet stunning, with her natural beauty taking front stage. 

Princess Catherine opted out on getting her make-up done, as she wanted to do her own so she would look like herself according to E! 

Her gown was the perfect choice for a princess to be. The dress was specially made for the princess with intricate English and French Chantilly handmade lace applique sleeves, as well as over the ivory bodice. The Royal School of Needlework crafted both as well as the gorgeous veil.The skirt was made of silk and satin and had a 10-foot train according to E! 

Her sister and MOH, Pippa was also stunning in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Both sisters looked absolutely lovely in their McQueen gowns. 

As Kate arrived at the alter, Prince William whispered, "You look beautiful," to his future wife.
Congrats to Prince William and Princess Catherine. All the best xo!


Get up, Stand up!

Monday, April 25, 2011

By Jody Marich 

After an 18-year old girl was raped by her driving instructor in Italy, she ultimately paid the price. 

In 1999, the instructor was convicted and sentenced to jail but he appealed his sentence and made it to the Italian Supreme Court. After learning the victim was wearing jeans, the case was overturned with the Chief Judge stating, "because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex."

After being outraged by the verdict, women in the Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work and it soon motivated others to stand up and fight for what they believe. Denim Day in L.A. is one of the many events to acknowledge and support the world wide protest of the court ruling. The day is about preventing sexual violence. The campaign was created to educate and take a stand against rape. 

April is sexual assault awareness month and "Denim Day" has become an internationally known day of protest against the outrageous court ruling. With millions of women and men being affected by rape each year, the day is practiced by schools, businesses, organizations and individuals. 

Here are some stats:

❤ One in six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape.

❤  In 2008, victims age 12 or older experienced a total of 203,830 rapes or sexual assaults. - 

❤ 35% of college men who voluntarily participated in psychological research conducted at several universities indicated they might commit a rape if they knew they could get away with it.-

While doing research, I found that Denim Day has different dates but all seem to be in April. Denim Day in L.A. is April 27th with another big event happening April 28th. So if you or a friend has fallen victim to rape or sexual assault, participate and take a stand against sexual violence!

For more information check out these sites:

I want to see your peacock

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Peacocks have become the inspiration for a lot of fashion designers and clothing stores. The beautiful bird has become a mass trend for accessories and clothing. Symbolizing qualities like kindness, patience good fortune, watchfulness, guidance, and holiness, the peacock has become a favorite in the fashion industry.

Both pieces from ModCloth

Last weekend was my birthday. I chose to do a masquerade theme, and let me tell you, it turned out better than I expected. 

It was the first year that I was able to celebrate with no group projects, upcoming finals, or school getting in the way, so I wanted to go all out. A friend and I came up with the idea of "masquerade madness" about a month and a half ago and being a peacock lover I immediately knew what I wanted to do.... 

My dad brought me a mask from Mardi Gras and the outfit began.

 The details and colors were perfect for the peacock inspired idea. 

 I found a costume online that inspired the rest of my look. 
It was perfect.  I showed my mom and she helped recreate the look. 

Here are a few ways to recreate this costume:
♔Find a one piece bathing suit and nylon netting to make your own tutu inspired skirt. Add peacock feathers and intense purples, teals, and blues to your eye makeup and waaalaah! 

♔Find a leotard and a black tutu for a ballerina inspired peacock look. Once again find some feathers and place them where you would like. Spice it up with some teal shoes for an extra peacock flare. 

♔Find a LBD, and skip the skirt. <----- This is what I ended up doing. My mom and I had every intention to make a skirt, and we did, but since I bought the dress first the skirt didn't work. **If you decide to do a dress, the tutu/skirt might not look right, so beware.**Once we had the dress, we gathered a bunch of peacock feathers together to create a fan-like shape to pin to the dress.

 I found some gorgeous  peacock earrings and the look was complete. I added false lashes, teals, deep blues and purples to my eyes to spice up the look.

Here are a couple great links that have wonderful peacock pieces, to spice up your look or inspire you to DIY. 

The masquerade theme turned out to be amazing. Everyone brought masks and the fashion inspired guests really made an effort to stand out. For more pictures of my look and shots from my masquerade madness birthday bash click on the link

Hope this inspires you to go all out and do something fun and fashion forward for your birthday. It's your day so celebrate it to the fullest, while still looking fashionable and fabulous!

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