Not only am I a Here Comes the Guide staffer, but I also moonlight as a wedding coordinator, and recently took on a VIP client—my sister, Sandra. Our recent mission? To boldly begin the search for “the dress.” First stop was SF’s trendy North Beach neighborhood, home of Glamour Closet, a veritable treasure trove of discount designer samples. “I was a little nervous to try on wedding gowns for the first time,” confesses Sandra, “but Glamour Closet has a personalized atmosphere that’s both comfortable and elegant. Although it was very busy, owner Sandy made me feel like I was the only bride in the shop!” Sandra and I were also impressed with the variety of designers and styles available—at unbeatable prices. “I had no idea that I could actually get a designer gown that is within my budget!” Guess what, girls? You can, too!
The gotta-have beauty innovation of the season is Lush Lashes by Thi Cosmetics. This individually applied eye accessory lends natural sex appeal in person, and packs a punch for those once-in-a-lifetime photos. Ditto the rest of cosmetician Taylor Pham’s make-up line (though designed with Asian brides in mind, this tan white girl can vouch for the products’ universal appeal.)
Ready for romance? Dress Design Diva Amy Michaelson thinks you are. She’s launched her on-line Pamper the Goddess shop, which showcases her Sexy Karma Kit. The evocatively titled package promises to take you and your partner “on a journey of sublime sensuality and unforgettable intimacy.” (I wonder how many calories are in the Chocolate Kissing Creme???) Check out our Trunk Show Page to find deals on Michaelson’s glamour-packed wedding gowns.