So my husband was talking to our 8 year old son who asked "Daddy, How old is God?" Wow, that's a big question for a little fella. But Keith replied that God just always has been! Lil' man thought for a while and then proceeded with "Daddy, was God here before the 1980's??" AHHH! We are officially OLD! lol.
The '80's weren't that bad.....were they? My husband of course told him that God was here long before the 80's. I wonder though, given the hair styles of the era, is it possible that God took a slight respite from watching over us all in that retro age of florescence and tacky hair. lol. (I'm joking of course)
All jokes aside though, I think we can all agree that one of the least loved fashion statements of the 80's were the wedding gowns. I mean c'mon, I'm pretty sure I could make a small hot air balloon out of one of those puffy sleeves that graced the arms of so many trend following brides.
So quickly done away with yet I wonder, are we destined to be doomed with a revisitation of that "swallow me whole" bridal attire? Taking a look through Bridal Magazine, I came across an ode to the talented and ever loved, David Tutera and his gowns for Mon Cheri!!! STUNNED by the 1st gown, I hasted to my laptop to see what else he had been designing.....so far, this is the only dress I have seen like this one. Whew, I was worried there for a moment.
Now I'm no dress designer expert but, um, is she wearing her mothers gown with a few minor alterations? Not his finest work.
David, we LOVE your dresses, what's up with this one?
I wonder where Bridal Fashion is headed to next year. I'll give you a hint, the style is: What is half woman and half fish? You guessed it! Some seriously overstated mermaid shaped gowns have hit the spotlight for 2012! So girls, it's time for those crunches and lunges if you're gonna rock one of these babies because they show every lovely curve!
So back to Tutera, The poof sleeve dress may be giving me a bad feeling but that's not to say he's not an EXCELLENT designer or one of the best wedding designers out there! I found a lovely article about him touching on the topic of his recent success with bridal fashion. Enjoy.....
David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Debuting for Spring 2012, leading celebrity wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera partnered with industry veteran Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create the
David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding dress collection. Launching at the AmericasMart Atlanta August 18th - 22nd, David and Martin are also scheduled to make a personal appearance at the Chicago Merchandise Mart on September 25th on behalf of the new collection and in commemoration of Mon Cheri's 20th Anniversary Celebration.
David Tutera for Mon Cheri offers today's stylish brides with an assortment of fashionable designs to choose from, ranging from traditional ball gowns to modern dresses, couture fashions to more informal designs. With high quality fabrics, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals and impeccable fit, David Tutera for Mon Cheri provides the perfect dress for every body type at an affordable price point. View the new collection the upcoming Spring 2012.
Wow David, we truly love your work. Just please, don't bring back the poof!!!!! Don't repeat the 1980's bridal fashion nightmares!!! Please!!!
All in humour and love of course. In every area we would copy David without question! He's amazing. We just think some fashion is best left in the past. ;)
So you're planning for the big day! You already know everyone will be looking at YOU the whole time and you want to find the PERFECT dress! Don't make the mistake of letting your dress look better than you do!
I know, I know, you want to look "natural" and your mind is made up. You don't want to feel like a clown or look over done. But did you know that less is not always more when it comes to your wedding day? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying to go cake the stuff on, I'm simply saying don't be afraid to step outside the box this once.
Try this: Do your makeup how you think looks best, then go take a picture of yourself wearing all white. Upload it to your picnik account, add a little color and see at how much healthier you look! This is not because you look washed out in person. It is simply because your makeup does not show up as well on camera and you look washed out. These pictures aren't for facebook, they're your memories for a lifetime!
Knowing this, why would a bride opt to wear the same amount of makeup on her wedding day as she does on a Monday morning to the office? Do you wake up and decide "Today at work, I will look the BEST I ever have!" Of course not! lol. We roll out of bed, into the shower, do what we must and go about our day. So is this look really good enough for you WEDDING DAY????
It absolutely isn't!
So make sure you schedule appointments with a few artists and do it earlier in the day. See how long each makeup type lasts on your skin and how you look in different lighting throughout your day. Your skin also may not react well to a new product so you'll want to find that out as well. You'll soon be able to find your perfect match! And don't go for trendy, think "timeless"!
Next, schedule a few test runs with the makeup artist you picked to perfect your look. Bring your camera and take plenty of pictures from all angles. Make sure you wear something that is close to the color of your dress so you get it right!
If you still insist on making this a DIY project, don't over do it with glitter, self tanner or trying to look like someone you've seen on tv. The girls on tv look good because they have had a professional do what looks best on THEM....on camera. So find what looks best on you!
Do not EVER apply self tanner to any part of your body the week of your wedding. Let a professional handle it.
There are things you can cut corners on and save money on your wedding, your makeup is not one of them!