Friday, April 29, 2011

The Anticipated Royal Wedding and the Bride’s Gown!

Just in case you missed the most spectacular event of our time, we are speaking of the Royal wedding of Duke William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, who just had their royal ceremony and we are here to tell you it was truly breathtaking!!  The anticipation of what Kate Middleton was going to wear has been the talk ever since the couple announced their engagement. Much speculation over who was going to design her gown and many where thinking that she would maybe go more traditional, but Kate went with one of the most magnificent, Creative and Awe-Inspiring Designers of our time! None other than Alexander McQueen Creative Designer Sarah Burton who has truly been busy! She didn’t only Design the Brides gown she also Designed Kate Middleton’s sister/Maid of Honors gown Pippa!!


Sarah Burton really took our breath away with this gown it had just the right details with the lace sleeves and V-neckline of the gown was just spot on. It was kind of a vintage look  making you think of Grace Kelly’s gown and how it showed her very tiny waistline and the small details from the beading and the buttons just really looked magnificent on Kate’s figure.   Here is your first look at Kate Middleton’s Wedding gown by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen:

We know it is truly just beautiful and then we know that Kate isn’t overly decadent with things and we loved the tiara that she wore its the 1936 Catier Halo Tiara just fitted perfectly for this new era Duchess!

Her jewelry was just perfect with her gown it wasn’t over or understated, very classic and modern.  We don’t want to forget about her maid-of-honor Pippa who is also her sister looked stunning in her Sarah Burton gown and it was just simplistic but elegant and had the small details of Kate’s wedding gown. The cowl neckline and the beading and buttons where just something that should don a Duchess Lady in Waiting:

The Royal Wedding had many different little elements to it that gave it the air of a more modern royal family and even the Abbey having beautiful live tress which gave an element of a park like setting. This is a new generation of Royalty and we saw from the night before with Prince Harry and William going out to shake hands and to thank those who where on the street and telling them they hope they all had coats, because it was going to be a rather chilly night. 

The Prince looked just as handsome as ever wearing his uniform as well as Prince Harry who wore his uniform who stood as his brothers Best-man in the Royal wedding:

Queen Elizabeth looked lovely as always in her yellow dress by Angela Kelly and always wearing such a stunning hat, as well as Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwell looked rather stunning she also wore yellow.

Carol Middleton the mother of Kate Duchess of Cambridge, looked just regal and always with the air of class.  We know just what Kate will look like as she ages because she is such a replica of her beautiful mother who wore a blue dress and a hat by Designer Philip Tracy who did most of the hats that the ladies in attendance wore.  Carol Middleton was escorted to the Royal Wedding by her son James, Kate’s youngest brother who also read the scripture from Romans at the wedding:

We have to tell you the one moment that we truly loved was when the Royal couple was standing before the priest and Prince William was going to take his first look at his soon to be wife was just something special, because the pair shared a very sweet look at each other and a laugh; and it was a moment that you could see he still wanted to protect and make sure she (Kate) was okay and Kate in turn was looking so lovingly into Williams eyes and face assuring him she was doing very well:

I know you all have been waiting to find out what celebrities where in attendance of the Royal Wedding! We saw of course David and Victoria Beckham which by the way she never smiled once on the carpet going into the Abbey but, she looked amazing as well as David himself! David had on a fabulous tuxedo by World Renowned Designer Ralph Lauren his Purple Label which you know I was surprised being that as you all know Beckham was the spokes model for Armani last year.  Anyway Victoria wore one of her own Designs and looked quite beautiful in her Navy dress that had this detailing in the back and didn’t show off her baby bump as you know the couple is expecting their third child and reportedly its a girl.  Victoria’s hair was pulled back in a simple ponytail and the fedora that she wore was just elegant!! Style wise this couple knocked it out the park as always!!

Other famous faces that where in attendance was Guy Richie you know Madonna’s ex-hubby we know right now she is kicking herself for not being with him as his and 1.. Then there was also the Mayor of London Boras Johnson, Ben Fogle who is a air personality in England and his wife, Princess Diana’s Brother who is William and Harrys’ uncle was there with his fiancĂ© who by the way is pregnant. (Sorry no photos of these ones)

Now we also saw Sir Elton John and his mate David Furnish who sat front row and they both looked rather dapper and loved their tuxedos!!

We also saw Prince Andrews daughters you know Fergie’s children which, are the cousins of Prince William and Harry and the ladies looked just beautiful in their dresses and hats love the style of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice:

I know they look good and their dresses are so fashion forward!! These ladies didn’t take on their mothers style let’s be so grateful!!

We have to say in all honesty, as weddings go this one was just as memorable as Duke (a little odd not to say, instead of Prince) Williams mother and father’s wedding (the late Princess Dianna and Prince Charles).  I think people will be talking about this wedding for a long time and in some way it endeared this couple to everyone because, they know of Kate’s background and life style (not having a royal lineage) prior to her marrying William this is a true a modern day love story!!


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Special thank you to Special Correspondent M. DeGaines and B. Matthews for the great Photographs and giving us blow by blow details on the energy of the crowd!

Article by; Editor-in-Chief S. LaRae

Photographs Provided by: Freelance Photographer B. Matthews of London

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Sitting in the Pink!


That’s right this Spring and Summer your going to see hot fashionistas’ sporting the pink revolution from nails to lips!! Question, how do you select the right pink for your skin tone and can everyone wear pink?

1st determine if you have a darker skin tone, a light skin tone, or an olive skin tone but, no matter what it’s very important to pick the right shade for a soft natural look.  Here is just a little key to help you on your way for this seasons HOT PINK fashion trend:

Darker skin tone:

The darker your skin the more pigment you can wear- Meaning opt for a darker pink this way it will be more dramatic and won’t be so shocking or pronounced!

Lighter Skin tone:

The lighter your skin stick with hues that are paler without any blue casts, such as pale mauve or a pale rose that will give that kind of blushed you and very sexy and sheer!

Olive skin tone:

Olive complexions should pick darker pinks with a touch of purple, you can go with anything from dark rose to like a black cherry color!

No matter what your favorite color pink is, to really be able to rock this trend it’s all about knowing the correct shades and wearing them just so! Don’t be afraid of going to your favorite store and trying on a few different shades and take someone along with you that will tell you the truth and not just say you look pretty when in all honesty you don’t.  This is your fashion trend report for this seasons HOT S/S trend for 2011.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

To Bare Arms or Not To Bare Arms?!

Its so funny many times we get e-mails from reader/clients, asking us how to cover or disguise heavy arms.  One Reader of Lapazimageing Fashion Forward, asked us “was it something she could rub onto her triceps (aka bat wings) that would help her arms to look smaller for a short period of time or do we have a good Plastic Surgeon we could refer them to.”

This started us thinking that soon around the corner the warm weather will be here and the dilemma of sleeveless will come around once again!! Many woman with plump arms fret over how to hide their flabby and un-toned areas.  We have found with some just simple exercises work but for others its just a no win solution of whipping those bat wings into submission.. Well thankfully you’ve come to the right sight that can give you a few tips on how to disguise your body’s wiggles and jiggle parts (that quote taken from-Nisei Nash of Clean House and DWTS Fame).  Knowing how to cover heavy arms involves a simple understanding of flattering fashions.  I know you hear us speak of body-type all the time but, its true if you know your body-type you can cover, take away, enhance and much more!!

The problem   

Step 1:

Avoid shirts and dresses with unflattering sleeves! If you have fat arms, sleeves that end anywhere between the elbow and shoulder leave your arms looking rather large instead of flattering.  These types of sleeves actually draw attention to your un-toned triceps, cap sleeves, which barely cover the shoulder, are particularly unflattering to women with heavier arms because the cut tends to highlight the least attractive part of the upper arm.

step 2:

Opt for shirts and dresses with long sleeves or three-quarter or elbow-length sleeves. By covering the upper arm completely, will give the illusion of the arm being smaller but if it hits just mid point on the arm it will make the arm look heavier.  Ladies believe it or not even though you have a heavier arm you could wear a sleeveless shirt depending on the width and style, you may initially feel uncomfortable wearing a sleeveless top, but this style is actually quite flattering on most women.  Choose a sleeveless tank or top cut close to the neck to reveal the subtle sexiness of the shoulder bones.

Step 3:

Wear a slimming undershirt underneath your clothes to conceal your arms’ bulges (great example is Wendy Williams when she appeared on DWTS) anyone and everyone knows how Ms. Wendy Williams speaks of her bat wings all the time well she did a great job of disguising them on the Dancing with The Stars show. The come in a wide range of styles and colors, slimming undergarments use specific fabrics and clothing technologies to discreetly shape the arms and prevent them from appearing fat or flabby. Celebrities have been doing this for years!! In many cases, these slimming shirts can be worn alone or underneath shirts, sweaters, jackets and dresses.


Step 4:

Provide an instantly slimming effect by choosing shirts in dark colors, such as black or navy blue. Since dark colors do not reflect much light, wrinkles, curves and bulges in the fabric remain relatively hidden.  However, avoid the shinny black fabrics, which will only highlight your problem areas.

Step 5:

Wear a jacket, shawl, shrug or cardigan to further cover up your arms.  Choose a color or style that will complement your outfit and skin tone.  If you are wearing jeans and a casual blouse, opt for a lightweight denim jacket or chunky sweater but, nothing that is going to add girth.  To hide your arms in business attire, don a structured blazer which will add a very professional look to your wardrobe.  When you’re out pool side, hide your arms with a casual button up shirt with sleeves rolled up to the elbow.

Step 6:

Enhance your outfit with bold accessories to draw attention away from your problem areas. This is a key element for us, rather than constantly fretting about your arms, focus on highlighting your assets!! If you are proud of your waist cinch it within a inch of your life and show off that tiny waistline, with a to-die-for Fabulous belt, have sexy legs go on flaunt what GOD has given you with a killer pair of stilettos or a really sexy pair of stockings, beautiful jaw-line and face wear a bold pair of earrings or a dramatic necklace can also draw attention away from your arms.

Whatever your issue is with your arms, trust us only you are really taking notice of this issue and you’re the only one that may feel like you have heavy or unflattering arms.  Be proud of that fabulous person you really are and know that any of these small issues can be styled!!

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