La Chéri Marie

FASHION. BEAUTY. FILM. DESIGN. MY LIFE. XOXO

Month: December, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year my dear readers! May 2014 be the best yet!
Here’s to fashion and timeless style, beauty that radiates, and glowing health! I’m celebrating in cold but beautiful New York City-what a perfect way to start the new year!
Much love to you all wherever you may be!
xoxo

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Bridal Trends 2014

Hello my dear readers!
I’m so excited for the new year and a large part of that is because the trends for 2014 are so beautiful! I have big plans for my professional life this year and fashion everywhere is reflecting that beauty!

I’d love to share some upcoming trends that I’ve already been working with which are sure to make 2014 the best fashion year yet! I thought it would be fun to do a bridal post for all you lovelies because it’s so inspiring! 
1. Lace
Whether you opt for vintage or a modern lace, this trend is spot on to add flair, style, and drama to any dress. It may give that added style that you need and want to look and feel your best on this most special day…

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Plus, lace is always feminine and can conceal any part of you that you’d rather keep a little covered in photos that will be around forever 😉

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2. Illusion Necklines and Backs
This is a popular trend this year! It allows you to showcase your best assets and give the illusion of concealing or adding to your figure. Always make sure you have a gown that showcases you and your shape in the best way possible! This is a fun trend!

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3. Dramatic Shapes
Something we’ve been seeing on the runways for this season is definitely a flair for the dramatic! A very fashion forward bride may want to take this trend and make it her own;) A different shape or beautiful layers can give a very fresh, modern, stylish edge to a beautiful wedding dress. Love this!

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What’s really nice about this trend is the layering aspect. You can have an added shawl or covering piece to detach for the ceremony and reception. Or it can be a dress that can be two pieces so it’s as if you have two dresses for the day. This is a fun trend that gives you a lot of options and can be tailored to your location and setting.

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Traditional is always in style but 2014 is very fashion forward and brides are willing to take more risks to express their individuality and taste. I encourage brides to stay stylish but to stay true to themselves whether that means a traditional dress for your culture plus a modern one or a trend that showcases them and their figure in the very best way!
4. Color
More than ever before, we are seeing a color trend for this season. Ask any bridal shop and they’ll tell you that sales are up for a splash of color! Of course, nothing will ever top traditional white, but sometimes going with cream or some blush color as an accent really highlights your skin tone. This is really trending!

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So as you can see, these trends are making 2014 a very fashion forward delight! I love giving style advice and to the brides I know for this upcoming year-it’s been very exciting! 
Here are a few more looks coming up…

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I will keep you all updated because this is all very exciting!
Stay beautiful and classy 😉
xoxo

Merry Christmas

Greetings dear readers! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!
Since this is my most favorite season, I sincerely wish you all a joyous time from now through the new year….

This is also the season for fabulous fashion and stylish ideas! For those of you scrambling for a last minute outfit for a holiday party or Christmas feast, I have some excellent yet easy to put together ensembles 🙂

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You can never beat a classic black or red dress for this season…put on some red lipstick, a pretty necklace, and stylish heels or boots and…voilà!

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A beautiful sweater like this one from Banana Republic does the trick too!

A classic black dress like this one from Banana Republic is always fabulous!

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And if you need to get any last minute gifts, remember that a nice bottle of wine or a beautiful flower arrangement is always a great idea! Just take a festive ribbon and tie a bow around a nice bottle of wine! And you know how I love making flower arrangements! You can buy a nice arrangement at your local florist or you can buy several different types of flowers and arrange them in a festive vase or a jelly jar and tie with a beautiful ribbon. Add some poinsettia flowers with some roses to stay with the season 😉

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I wish you all a wonderful Christmas season wherever you may be….
Thank you for reading my blog and I wish you stylish, warm and happy memories this season!
xoxo

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Styling with Updos

Hello my dear readers!

You all know how much I love all things bridal and with my background in bridal styling, I love to bring some beautiful styles into everyday chic!

With the cold weather these days, the snow and harsh conditions can make us feel like everyday is a bad hair day…but you can incorporate some beautiful bridal updos into your look this season to change that!

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A beautiful, simple updo can really frame your face and make you look put together while walking along snowy streets!

My love for romantic bridal updos  shouldn’t just stay at the wedding! 😉

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You can add some sweet little flowers or a little sparkly something to add sparkle this holiday season like this beautiful bridal style above.

Even a simple updo with your earmuffs looks chic in the cold!

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And I love this tutorial from UK Hairstyles because it shows how simple a romantic updo can be!

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So put some flowers in your hair and it will put a little spring in your step during this cold season…whether you’re walking down the aisle or not 😉 You don’t have to be a bride to enjoy this beautiful trend! 

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xoxo