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What do designers want to see Angie in for her big day? Take a look at some sketches from prominent designers.

Reem Acre

  • Heavy ivory silk with long sleeves of Italian tulle.
  • Vision:“Angelina will not be a ‘typical’ bride, of course,” says the Lebanese-born Acra, who has outfitted Middle Eastern royals for their walks down the aisle. “Like me, she prefers to give everything her own spin. I picture her in a structured gown: simple yet sophisticated couture, traditional but unique and, as always, elegant but undeniably sexy.” [USA.com]

Pamella Roland

  • Asymmetrical ivory chiffon with a flowing train, matching satin buttons and a side slit, accessorized with a silk tulle veil and ivory chiffon gloves.
  • Vision:Roland, who has dressed Jolie before, envisions her and Brad Pitt marrying in an intimate outdoor ceremony at their French chateau. So she created “something with clean and classic lines, not a traditional wedding dress but a flowy, carefree gown that will be easy to wear and not too formal. I wanted her to have something that was romantic, while still showcasing her confidence and sex appeal” — hence the slight, one-shouldered skin reveal. [USA]

Christian Siriano Option 1

  • Lightweight strapless silk crepe in soft ivory, with a fitted trumpet silhouette and light tulle overlay rimmed with petals.
  • Vision:Siriano, who has counted Christina Hendricks and fellow Project Runway star Heidi Klum among his clients, would rein in his signature ruffles for Jolie’s nuptials. The look? “Classic glamour … effortless but unique.” The goal is a gown that’s “light and romantic because that is what I think her day would be all about”: easy and fuss-free. [USA]

Christian Siriano Option 2

  • Lightweight ivory silk crepe with a paper-bag waist, cut low in the back with soft layered tulle attached to each shoulder “giving an almost angel-like wing movement,” Siriano says.
  • Vision:There’s been lots of speculation about a destination affair for the Jolie-Pitt clan, so Siriano sketched up what he dubs the “perfect beach wedding” dress — a “relaxed” rendition that’s more formal frock than gussied-up gown. [USA]

Tadashi Shoji

  • Crepe back satin gown with deep embroidered lace bodice.
  • Vision Shoji, known for his elegant eveningwear, is no stranger to dressing A-list actresses. Octavia Spencer swept this year’s awards circuit — including the Academy Awards where she nabbed best supporting actress — dressed in his designs. As for Angie’s big day, Shoji says her “wedding gown should be anything but conventional. Only she can pull off this sleek crepe back satin gown that’s accompanied by a very daring, plunging embroidered lace front bodice.” [USA]

Theia

“I envisioned Angelina as a wholesome sophisticated vision of the bride that her children imagine her to be, not her sexy red carpet signature style,” he says. “This one is for her family.” O’Neill’s fantasy design features a long-sleeve silhouette of French Chantilly lace over a corseted sweetheart bodice in silk mousseline and organza with a tulle appliqué hem. “The dramatic silk tulle veil is trimmed with lace to add mystery and allure,” the designer adds. [Brides.com]

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Jacqueline Traide volunteered to participate in a shocking experiment that was done to raise awareness about what animals go through when they have cosmetics tested on them.
I’m pretty sure all of us know that some companies test on animals, but do we really think about it?

Maybe these images will bring the realization that this is an awful process.

Heidi Klum stripped down and got covered in body paint for make-up brand Astor. Klum has been the face of the brand for over 2 years, but this is taking things to a whole new level. On another note, the website definitely has a post that says “Get a Mexican Look”. Hmmm.

Bridal Week Part 2

Something Positive

In a world concerned with appearances and making women feel bad about themselves comes something positive. I love this. Dove Australia (bring to the US asap!) is trying to re-write those ads you see on the side of your computer screen that make you feel bad about yourself. Now if only we could start believing it.

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Attention Brides

Here are some of my favorites from bridal fashion week…

A short time ago I joined the website “Fashion Blogs” and I’m glad I did. I entered their contest where one blog wins each week for 20 weeks (I believe they just picked winner #15). Each winner gets $100 to spend at R-Chameleon (who doesn’t love that?) I was the winner for week 14.
The grand prize winner will win an Ipad 2, an $8000 spread in Runway Magazine, and $500 to spend at R-Chameleon. Needless to say, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

What did I use my $100 for at R-Chameleon?

A Coach bag! I apologize for the quality of the photos, they’re from my phone…I have no idea what I did with the transfer cable to my camera : (

The website has pre-owned designer handbags (among many other things), meaning the bags consist of store returns, store displays, or slight bruising. I did have to put about $50 towards the bag on top of my cash voucher, but $50 for a Coach bag? I’ll take it! As for the condition of the bag, the description noted there were a few scratches on the bottom, but you can’t see them at all. And as for delivery, it came super quick. That is until we missed the postman at the door and my mom jumped in the car in her night gown and chased him down to get my bag. Best. Mom. Ever.

There’s still time to nominate yours or a friends blog. Just hop on over to Fashion Blogs.

Once the 20 weeks is up (May 19) a winner will be voted to win the whole shebang. The votes come from the blog’s readers during a 14 day period, so this is where I need your help. I would be incredibly grateful if you vote for me, it would mean the world. Until then…

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