You don't have to plan a day in the great outdoors to enjoy the beauty of Marchesa's Petit Trianon garden-inspired collection. Bursting with romantic botanical prints and chiffon floral embellishments, this ladylike line of cocktail dresses and gowns was a delight for the senses. The mostly black and white designs, dotted with colorful watercolor patterns, featured fittingly feminine silhouettes to match the budded fabric (think: drop-waists, tea-lengths, and baby-dolls). Of course, no Marchesa collection would be complete without a little of the label's signature lace and scalloped Chantilly accents enhanced by the demure nature of pieces that would be at home in any garden (or city) setting.
Far outweighing the glamour of most other red carpets, the Cannes Film Festival is as much about the jaw-dropping couture as it is about the movies. This year's fest was no exception — from start to finish, we were treated to a lineup of A-list dressing. Given the nonstop glamour, it's not easy to play favorites, but we've narrowed it down to just a handful of the most stunning Cannes arrivals. Cara Delevingne lit up the scene in a sultry black lace Burberry gown, Freida Pinto wowed in brilliant color with a bright pink Gucci gown, and Jessica Biel hit the carpet in a frothy, feathery Marchesa confection and a megawatt serpent necklace.Not to be outdone, Marion Cotillard dazzled in an elegant white Dior dress, and Nicole Kidman played official juror in a decadent and ultrafeminine Valentino Couture gown. Of these five most memorable fashion moments, who's your Cannes red carpet queen? Cast your vote now.
The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the color wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
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Rather than take cues from tonight's punk dress code, Ashley Greene opted for more feminine fare in a voluminous, gold-embroidered Marchesa gown. She kept her accoutrements simple, making her black and gold ballgown the focus and adding just a pair of Harry Winston earrings and a coordinating handheld clutch to the mix. The only slightly irreverent style elements might just have been her messy updo and dark nail polish. Are you into it?
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Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014 showed off another season of stunning aisle-worthy confections, all thanks to Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier . . . and the list goes on. With each runway presentation came another "here comes the bride" moment, of which inspired countless oohs and aahs in response. From traditionally modest cuts adorned with vintage lace veils to princess-like ball skirts with corsage-embellished bodices to skin-revealing back details on even slinkier floor-length silhouettes, to tulle-infused fishtail hems and decadent embroidery, every bride will find The One in this lineup. Click on to see the latest wedding-dress fare — with Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, THEIA, and Temperley Bridal also inside — right this way.
If you're one for wedding traditions, we found 24 perfect "something blue" pieces for the bride to wear on her special day. Blue shoes are always a popular option for those who just want to show a peek of blue — who can forget Carrie Bradshaw and her perfect satin jeweled Manolo Blahniks? If the bride wants something a bit bolder, we love the idea of a statement clutch (like this gorgeous Tiffany rendition seen below) or wrapping a slim belt around the waist of the wedding dress. Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets also offer just the right amount of shimmer, and if you want something really discreet, there's always the lingerie option. Shop our top editors' picks below, and tell us which piece you love the most.
For New York Bridal Week Spring 2014, Marchesa sent models down the runway with a smoky eye fit for a nighttime wedding. While most women stray away from anything drastic on their wedding day, Revlon's Gucci Westman revealed the secret to pulling off the look with class. And while the hair by Kérastase seems complex, you can easily re-create it for yourself.
The look: A soft smoky eye, a twisted knot, and sheer pink nails.
Key tips: Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman recommends carrying a hydrating lipstick, concealer, and eye shadow for touch-ups during the wedding reception.
Overheard backstage: Westman also told us a little bit about her wedding makeup and mentioned she might be making an all-inclusive palette for brides in the future.
Whether you're the bride-to-be, wedding guest, or bridesmaid, Gilt's newly launched wedding boutique pretty much has you covered in every style category. The bridal destination currently houses a glamorous array of designer gowns and accessories — from the likes Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Badgley Mischka, to name a few — marked up to 75 percent off. Meanwhile, the wedding party is supplied with chic dressing options for women and men, and for the guests, there's a ton of pretty pieces to choose from too. With prices this ridiculously discounted, sizes are limited, so we suggest you act fast. Click on for our top picks from Gilt's wedding event, and then get shopping!
Congratulations are in order for Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, who gave birth to a boy late last week.
Page Six reported that Chapman and her movie-mogul husband, Harvey Weinstein, welcomed the new addition to their family on Thursday in New York. It's the first son for both Chapman and Weinstein and the second child the couple has had together (they had a daughter, India Pearl, in 2010). Weinstein has three daughters — Emma, Lily, and Ruth — from his first marriage.
Update: Page Six has reported that the baby's name is Dashiell Max Robert. The first name is for The Thin Man author Dashiell Hammett (a source said Weinstein was reminded of the book's main female character, Nora Charles, when he first met Chapman). Max was Weinstein's father's name, and he and his brother Robert (known as Bob) formed both Miramax and The Weinstein Company together.
Suffice it to say, Oblivion star Olga Kurylenko had a really good week, with designers Roland Mouret, Marchesa, and Elie Saab to back her up. But the real surprise-turned-treat came courtesy of Angelina Jolie's rare red-carpet appearance. The actress and humanitarian attended the Women in the World Summit in a look straight from the Saint Laurent Spring '13 runway — olive-green caftan, sweeping black robe, and all. As for the rest of the top 10 lineup? You'll just have to keep clicking to see who made the cut.