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A Fashion Fix for Bridesmaid’s Dresses

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bridesmaid dress in your closet that you never once had the urge to “accidentally” decorate with nail polish before the big day?

As a rule, bridesmaids’ dresses are like uniforms, and who wants to wear a uniform to a wedding? No two women look equally great with a plunging neckline, spaghetti straps, or a big fat bow tied at the butt (actually, NO woman looks fab with the big fat bow…period). articles_alt

There’s a new solution, and it seems almost too good to be true. twobirds offers a bridesmaid’s dress in 11 yummy colors that can be worn up to ten (yes, TEN!) different ways. One dress fits women size 0-16, and it’s simple, flowy, and will look totally at home at a California wedding—or even a night on the town with the girls. Each maid can tailor the style to themselves, and they’ll still look great for pictures. You can also opt for color-matching wraps and neckties for the groomsmen.

Brides, take note. Think about it this way: torture your bridesmaids now, and they may just have to pay you back for it when they get hitched themselves…petticoats, anyone?

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 26, 2007.
Filed under FashionStuff We LoveTrend WatchWedding Dresses


It’s no secret that many Japanese girls have a soft spot for Hello Kitty. But a whole Hello Kitty-themed wedding?

Oh yes.

While I don’t personally share the Hello Kitty obsession (I was more of a Rainbow Brite girl myself), I’m dumbfounded by how many details went into making this a playful—and surreal—wedding experience. Of course it’s a little too pink and cuddly for my personal tastes, but it raises the question—why can’t Americans have more wedding celebrations that bring out the child in us? I’m not advocating a GI Joe event (complete with camo-clad bridesmaids and the groom wielding a machine gun), but there’s plenty of inspiration coming from Saturday morning cartoons. And who wouldn’t want to attend an event with Marvin the Martian? He’d be the life of the party!

If you do take this suggestion to heart, I’m begging you: send us pictures!

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 25, 2007.
Filed under Off BeatReal Weddings

A Vice Presidential Rehearsal Dinner

What kind of setting is fit for the rehearsal dinner of Sarah Gore, daughter of Vice President Al Gore? Truly, only a restaurant created by a princess will suffice. Crustacean Beverly Hills was the dramatic location of Sarah Gore’s 75-guest rehearsal dinner celebration July 14, complete with a 6-course tasting menu. articles_alt The restaurant is both European-modern and Asian-exotic, with an 80-foot glass-topped indoor stream filled with koi snaking from the cocktail lounge to the dining room. The decor is inspired by the vice king of Vietnam’s French Colonial Hanoi estate (exective chef Helene An’s father’s home). With that kind of pedigree (not to mention the seriously sumptuous food), I dare you to not imagine you’re a princess yourself when you visit! articles_alt

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 17, 2007.
Filed under LocationsReal WeddingsRehearsal DinnerRestaurants