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14 Sep 2011

Fringe Benefits

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One of the most frequent conundrums I’m faced with from my brides is how to look “unbridey” while still, of course, being a bride.  Your gown clearly plays a major part  but believe it or not, your accessories (along with hair and makeup) also have a HUGE impact on just how “bridey or unbridey” you’ll look on your big day.  One piece of advice I offer is to complement your gown with bold, unexpected statement accessories (a’la red carpet) instead of “bridal” accessories to create an editorial edginess, while still feeling classic and chic.  Not only are “un-bridey” accessories fabulous investment pieces for years to come, but these simple tweaks are sure to make your photos incredibly avant garde. Catching my eye this month are  fringed details which have that unmistakeable 1920’s flirty flapper-esque flair! How I’d style fringed and tasseled accessories…. with clean, modern, or architectural silhouettes like our Harlowe,  Armelle, or Noemi gowns for a look that’s over-the-top chic! Here are just a few of my purchase-able picks, and where to find them (see image credits)!

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Throw on a fringed statement necklace,  handbag, or earring in a bold color for ultimate wedding day style impact. Crystals look fabulous with tasseled details, and I’m loving this chain fringed gold ring with diamond accents as an anniversary gift!

Of course, this chic detail is also beautiful inspiration for other wedding day details too!

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I love taking the look of fringe and applying it to strung crystals, for a bohemian/vintage but very elegant and feminine look, which would be absolutely gorgeous as a huppah.  For the more whimsical types, fringed tassles strung from above can be done in any color. I love the pops of turquoise, pink, and gold for this kitchy wedding, or monochrome tones of ivory, gold, and silver add a more sophisticated touch. Think outside the box for your table linens as well… adding a fringed trim (bottom right) adds a bit of texture to this elegant table.

Check back for more “unbridey” accessories and details!

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