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Known for his signature aesthetic of channeling vintage glamour and making it accessible for the contemporary bride, Matthew Christopher kept true to his promise while offering something a bit different at this season's show. Among the slimmer fit, trumpet gowns and billowing trains, the Twyla gown stood out as a noteworthy choicein the pack of shimmering glamazons.

Best suited for the brides that still want that element of glamour, but want to incorporate an understatedlevel of sex appeal combined with eccentricity;the Twyla gown captures just that.  Itis an exciting piece that embodies all the energy and seductive vibes ...

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Perhaps the best thing about the classics is that they have an element of agelessness to them. They endure the test of time, becoming a point of reference and inspiration for each generation's emerging style. What makes the Brielle such an ideal selection is its soft wedding sparkle that fits perfectly for the holiday and winter season. Theintricate detailing on this gown easily reflects light, creating a dazzling display of elegance and romance.

 Swarovski crystals, milk beading, and curve hugging chapel length train channel a whimsical fairytale like glamour. From its sweetheart embroidered bodice to ethereal squinted details, the ...

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Glamour, beauty and romance are essential details to consider when selecting your wedding gown. Matthew Christopher keeps true to his signature aesthetic of vintage beauty combined with curve hugging silhouettes at this season’s runway show. The 2015 collection is comprised of channeling classic beauty and the iconic style of icons like Audrey Hepburn, and more notably, Grace Kelly whose 1956 wedding gown remains an enduring source of inspiration for designers.

 High necklines and sweeping trumpet gowns, inspired by this timeless glamour, were among the highlights of the show. Fantine, one of the collections signature pieces, received gasps of amazement ...

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Grandma’s Famous Rolls

Nov. 26, 2014 by editor 0 view
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"Call often, and not too far between.” -Grandma Sobaski
 
I always call Grandma Sobaski while cooking. And there is no better time to call than Thanksgiving. This time, I called for my favorite roll recipe. 
The famous Grandma Sobaski roll recipe. She took me through it step by step…after putting me on hold. Grandma, at 91, is a very busy lady.
 
This Thanksgiving, I want to share our favorite roll recipe with you!
 
Grandma’s Rolls
 
1 pint of milk 
2 sticks of butter 
3 packages of dry yeast (add water and a little bit of sugar as directed ...

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Vintage 60's

Nov. 19, 2014 by editor 0 view
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       As the great saying goes, "there's nothing new under the sun." This classic adage is especially true in regards to the “something blue” in wedding tradition but Matthew Christopher has made this old favorite, new again. Combining his curve hugging aesthetic with vintage cuts of the 1960's and cool hues of blue proved to be a hit with design critics. Known as one of the few designers that address body diversity among brides, this collection is in the designer's own words "modern elegance with a classic feminine twist."

       Other touches of 60's style were spotted throughout ...

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Your day, Your dream

Oct. 1, 2014 by editor 0 view
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In recent years, couples have taken the creative theme of their wedding ceremony into their own hands by opting for something less traditional and more contemporary. The trend of brightly themed weddings has captivated brides and grooms. Themes have spanned the areas of popular culture from film, fashion and travel to fantasy and literature. Popular themes have included more understated nautical attire, to popular films and TV shows like Harry Potter and The Game of Thrones. While these wildly themed productions are fun and memorable, it’s important to note that trends continuously evolve. What looks good today may not ...

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Bridesmaid gowns are, by definition, an accessory to the bride. Her stylish and flamboyant posse; whose attire vibrantly stands out, or smoothly blends into the background complimenting the wedding theme. Traditionally these gowns follow one important and well known rule, don't look better than the bride. A notion that has thusly launched the notorious and fictitious idea of unfavorable dresses for bridesmaids. Happily enough, these unflattering styles are a thing of the past. Grouping your girlfriends together in the same dress is no longer a style standard. Its now more acceptable for each bridesmaid to wear the gown with ...

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Much like the dress, décor, venue and setting, the music sets the mood for the entire wedding event. Not at all like the ceremonies of the past, couples are choosing tunes that are both classic, nostalgic, and even quirky for their ceremony. You have typical wedding classics like, "At Last," "My Girl," or "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing," that partners use to emphasize their overwhelming feelings for one another.

In more recent years, as traditions and trends evolve ceremonial music has become more personal. The tunes played at the wedding or reception do not only emphasize eternal ...

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In recent years, the media has placed the spotlight not only on fashion designers, but also on the stylists and industry consultants that play an integral role in trend forecasting and the development of designer’s collections. Creating a collection is not only about the designer's vision, but also what his or her following is doing that particular season. True enough, designers influence fashion's popular trends, but it’s the populous that subconsciously births the trends and decides whether they will sink or swim.

A consultants job is to assist the bride in the selection of the gown ...

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A Very Personal Design

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Matthew and April, best friends for many years, collaborate on her 10 Year Wedding Anniversary Cocktail Gown!

Last week, April and Jonathan Larken celebrated their 10 year anniversary at the same location where they were married. It was an amazing get together with friends, family, fabulous food, cocktails and incredible atmosphere that April’s exceptional event planning and creativity brought together.

To really wow the guests, Matthew and April collaborated on a gorgeous dress design, a cocktail stunner that highlighted the beautiful embroidery that was showcased on the train of her original gown 10 years ago. April designed her original ...

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