Kasia & Matt’s Wedding

I simply had to repost this blog by Unique Visions Studio, because not only did it involve one of my wedding dresses, Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9006, but more importantly because it was the wedding of my very good friend, Kasia!

If you missed the photos from Kasia’s Bridal Shower, and her “Pin-Up Girl” Photo Shoot, they are absolutely worth looking at too!

Here are some beautiful pictures of Kasia in her wedding dress, from the Unique Visions Studio Blog:

 

 Looking lovely in Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style #9006

 

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62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were on Sunday, and it saddens me to say that over all I was left feeling completely underwhelmed by the fashion I saw.  It used to be that you could watch the Emmys and be inspired left and right by almost every gown that came down the  Red Carpet, now, not so much.  It’s not to say that in the past the dresses were ALL good, but, the dramatic fashion forward gowns usually overruled the mundane or horrifying.  This year it felt as if everyone remembered the Emmys one or two days before the event, and ran  for whatever evening gown they could find on short notice, even if it was not extremely flattering or interesting.  It’s true there was some beautiful fashion, but they were few and far between; more on the good fashion later.

First, let’s do a quick style rundown.

What was popular this year?  Sparkles, sequins, and more sparkles!  In fact,  it seemed to be sparkles first, fit second.  Brides, when you’re searching for your perfect bridal gown do NOT take your fashion hints  from the 62nd Emmy Awards.  A perfectly fitting and flattering dress in a classic fabric will look 1000 times better on you than a flashy ill-fitting bridal gown.

Total number of glitter covered gowns I counted: 12

Another major style walking down the runway was the one-shoulder gown.  One-shoulder evening gowns can be very flattering, and give an added interest to a simple silhouette.  There is no denying that one-shoulder dresses are a very now.  Of course, it used to be that the red carpet gowns would be a window into tomorrow’s looks, rather than a reflection of current trends, but that certainly doesn’t diminish their fashion factor.

Total number of one-shoulder gowns I counted: 17

The next fashion trend I preface with a warning:  Do NOT try this at home.  Cut out dresses were scattered across Red Carpet this year, for reasons that are beyond me

I cannot name one person where this style has made their figure look better than it would have if they had worn a whole dress.  Even if you happen to be a size 0, in my humble opinion you will still look skinnier if you leave the holes for your Swiss cheese.

Total number of cut out style dresses I counted: 4 too many

As with any award show, the next day almost everyone will dole out their awards and opinions for best and worst dressed.  However, this year’s Emmy Awards warranted a little more than just best and worst in my book.

The award for the best Saloon Girl dress:  Cristina Hendrix

The award for the most ordinary dress:  Kim Kardashian

Honestly, it even looks similar to Rose Byrne’s dress from the same night.

The award for the most beautiful dress:  Lea Michelle  (Even though in my opinion this style it has been done before).

The award for the most terrifying/made me want to cry dress:  Anna Paquin

The award for the most baffling dress:  Lauren Grahm.

Lauren, I love you, you have a beautiful figure and generally a great fashion sense, what happened?

The award for the dress most flattering for the figure: Kelly Osbourne

And finally, the award for the most interesting style and best dressed overall: Tina Fey

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Buyer Beware of Internet Schemes

We know how important your wedding day is to you.  It is supposed to be the day where you feel the most beautiful.  Imagine for a moment that you fell in love with a Liz Fields bridal gown.  As an internet savvy woman, you have searched for your gown online and discovered it selling for a price that is unmatched at any retail store location you have visited.  You know that this seems too good to be true but you order the dress quickly before the website changes their price and you lose the opportunity.  Now your wedding day is approaching and you receive your bridal gown in the mail.  In great excitement, you open that box, only to discover in horror that it is not the dress in the picture and is of a much lower quality.  You have not received a Liz Fields wedding dress but rather a cheap knock-off and you have just been scammed!

Several of our Authorized Retail locations do offer online sales through their websites, however, it is difficult to know from the home page who is an Authorized Retailer and who is selling cheap knock-offs and illegally using the “Liz Fields” name.  Please take the extra time to click on the “Contact Us” portion of the retailer’s website and call to find out if they are actually authorized to sell Liz Fields, and what the name is of their actual store.  Just because you find a Liz Fields wedding dress online does not automatically make it a knock-off.  Check with our Store Locator to see if they are truly selling Liz Fields gowns.  This way, you can protect yourself from an unnecessary wedding day nightmare.  If you still remain unsure if the dress you are about to order is a true Liz Fields dress, please feel free to contact us.  We read all of our emails and we will be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Also, please keep in mind that when you go to a boutique, you might pay a little more for your gown, but you are getting service and attention that you will not receive when you purchase online.  Using a store for fittings and then ordering online is exactly why stores around the country keep closing their doors.  When visiting a storefront retail location in your area you are not only giving revenue back to your community, but you are also ensuring that you get a proper fitting gown, and that it arrives correct and on-time.  You are also opening yourself up to options you may not know about when you just visit an online store.  This is a joyous time for you and our Authorized Retailers are wonderful, ready to share your joy, and knowledgeable enough to make your day as wonderful as it can be.

Discover the Lo-Ve-La charm at a boutique near you.

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9007

 

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown style #9007

“The Rockin’ Radio Gal”

To say that Mandy is outgoing would never begin to cover it. She is loud, boisterous, opinionated, cheerful, and she is the voice that you are most likely to hear in the morning if you turn on the radio in her city.  Mandy was born to be a radio personality. For her it’s like talking to her friends on the phone for hours, except that she gets to share it with thousands more people.  When Mandy is not on air you can probably find her in the corner music store in the local artist section.  She loves being one of the first people to discover a band.  The added bonus is being able to yell “I told you so” on air to her fans, after her unknowns become the next big thing. 

For Mandy’s wedding day it is important that all eyes be on her.  She makes sure no one changes stations when she is on air, so they certainly had better not be looking away on her wedding day!  Mandy knew she had found the dress that would do just that when she saw Liz Fields original, style 9007.  Its pleating and beadwork were beautiful and flattering to her figure, but the element that put her over the top was the asymmetric full skirt. With a wedding dress like this Mandy knows she won’t have any trouble holding everyone’s attention when her day comes.

 

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Wedding Trend Alert: Pin-Up Girl Photo Shoot

Last week, a friend of mine asked me if I had heard about the latest wedding trend of “pin-up girl” photo shoots.  To my surprise, I had heard of this from none other than our head designer, Liz Fields.  Liz’s friend Kasia (whose garden tea party bridal shower was mentioned in the blog last month) had a pin-up girl bachelorette party just a few weekends ago!

I love this wonderful and different idea for a bachelorette party.  Who needs male strippers when you can make your girls and yourself feel beautiful, and have lasting proof to show off too! 

Liz attended GWU with Kasia, and was lucky enough to be included to the bachelorette party even though she is not in the bridal party because she designed Kasia’s bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses, which will be unveiled in a blog towards the end of August!

  This is a picture of Liz Fields, Kasia, and Kasia’s sister Agata

 

The party was hosted at Kasia’s house in Long Island NY.  There was professional hair and make-up available for everyone and a photography studio was set up in one of the emptier rooms of their house.  Everybody brought outfits,  pieces of costumes, accessories, shoes, etc and consolidated them into one “dress-up” room where girls could change as many times as they wanted throughout the night and get some shots taken.

Liz said that the photography women were amazing – ready with props and made it very easy and comfortable to pose.  They were especially good with telling each girl what to do and how to change their pose to make them look their best.

Would you consider a pin-up girl bachelorette party?  I know I am.  What are some interesting bachelorette party trends that you have heard about?

Your Liz Fields Guest Blogger – Ariel 

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9013

 
 

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown style #9013

“The Romantic”

 

Iris was always the maker of other people’s dreams. In school, she was the one who set her friends up on dates.  She would wait at home curled up with a good love story waiting for the phone call telling her how romantic their nights had been.  She would happily listen knowing that she had been right.  

After graduation, Iris knew that she was meant to be a wedding planner because she loved helping other people have their perfect night.  It wasn’t until an old friendship blossomed into a romance that she realized it was time for her to have a perfect night of her own.  

For her dress, Iris wanted to go classical and romantic, and she choose a Liz Fields original, style 9013.  This strapless tulle bridal gown, with beaded and embroidered lace appliqués, and a hem treated with lace appliqués makes her feel like a character out of one of her books.  Iris is excited that she gets to be the one with the romantic wedding story to tell everyone now.

 

 

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Wedding Style Tips For Hot Summer Days

It is currently 103° outside!  Just thinking about how hot it is makes me feel overheated!

I can’t help but think that on a day like today I would hate being a bride wearing a huge wedding dress with a long train.  Even if the dress is sleeveless, +100° weather is not the time to mess around!

If you are considering having your wedding on a lovely summer day, here are some styles I recommend to stay cool in while still looking gorgeous.

The dresses shown are from our Liz Fields Destination Bridal collection, and with their light chiffon and charmeuse fabrics you will feel as great as you look!

Meanwhile, don’t forget about your girls.  If your bridesmaids are dropping like flies in the heat it might just put a damper on your wedding!  I’m joking, but as someone who was a Maid of Honor just a few years ago, little things like heat can be very distracting, and you don’t want anything distracting from your day.

This style is perfect if you want your bridesmaids dresses to have a formal look during the ceremony, but a ready-to-dance look at the reception.

Liz Fields Bridesmaid Style 309

Keep cool, and remember that the national weather service recommends that you say in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Your (Overheated) Guest Blogger – Ariel 

And The Winners Are…

Hello Everyone, I am sad to say that our Fashion Origami contests have come to a close!  It has been so much fun!

First, I would like to introduce our guest judges, Carolyn and Kate.  Carolyn and Kate are sisters, and you may recall Carolyn is my 8-year-old friend who originally inspired this entire origami series.

For those who haven’t been following from the beginning here is a summary of the contests

Our Contest :  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days, wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia.

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day!

Now it is my pleasure to congratulate Anna, from Chicago, Illinois, on her origami wedding dress submission.  Great job Anna, we will be contacting you soon!

I am also pleased to announce the winner of our own Liz Fieldsorigami contest.  The winner is, Roxan!

Here is what Carolyn and Kate had to say about their decision.

“We chose this because we love how she made the wedding dress with the tiers and we loved the purple shoes with the matching bag.  Very cool!” 

A big thank you to all of our participants, I hope you had as much fun making your origami pieces as we did!  Of course thank you to Carolyn and Kate for being great guest judges!

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Fashion Origami Competition- Day 57 The Final Roundup

It is day 57 of our Fashion Origami Contest, which means this Friday we will be announcing a winner of both of our Liz Fields competitions. If you have not submitted your design yet, you still have until Thursday night to send your images to LizFields@LizFields.com 

Before I show everyone’s final collections and submissions, I would like to share a cute and topic appropriate  DIY project I came upon this morning. 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

In case you were wondering how our little contest could ever apply to your wedding inspiration, take a look at this adorable origami heart, perfect for wedding invitations or even a love note to your sweetie.  Read the whole article at eartdrinkchic. 

Back to our contests, here are the submissions that you sent to us! 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Names and locations of contestants from left to right:  

  1. Sylvia – New Jersey 
  2. Jennifer- Massachusetts 
  3. Anna- Chicago 
  4. Jennifer – California 
  5. Maria- Florida 
  6. Rachel- New York 
  7. Elise- Minnesota 

Our special guest judges will be looking over each entry and picking a winner on Friday. 

They are all so unique I’m sure it will be a tough decision.  I especially enjoy the origami bridal gown photographed on top of  Bride and Bloom magazine.  Incidentally, if you happen to pick up the latest issue of Bride and Bloom magazine you will find our bridesmaid dresses and bridal gowns as part of their showcase! 

Now, on to our own DIY adventures! 

Origami collection by Liz: 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Origami Collection by Roxan: 

 

 

  Notice her original wedding dress origami pattern! 

Origami Collection by Ariel: 

   

  

  

  

  

  

Some valiant attempts at origami hats by Pam and Andrew: 

 

 

Leave a note with your votes for favorite design! 

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A Gift From The Wedding Chapel

I received this in the mail from our good friends, The Wedding Chapel, in Crystal MN, where we recently had a Liz Fields trunk show last month.

I think maybe somebody has a little too much time on their hands…just kidding ladies!  This made everyone here smile, thank you!

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