Looking for the dream wedding look? Look no further. Here are the cutting edge looks for 2013, off the runways.Elie Saab designed a confectionery collection of regal lacy dresses that would suit a princess in Spain. There were also pastels that could deck out Mia Farrow circa 1968. Frankly, it was ephemeral and beautiful. They weren't hippie though. The dresses were well bred and grown up. You won't have to worry about looking immature at your own bash. The gowns glowed with his virtuoso design and fitted the models perfectly. Christopher Josse went the restricted route, with somewhat controlled sleeveless gowns that need only a simple headband to decorate with. George Chakra sent a model down the runway with a veil covered in frothy white lace pieces. Jennifer Lawrence recently shocked in her short Dior veil and hat, similar to the looks he sent down the runway at his bold wedding collection.
The buzz has it that the haircut of the moment has arrived. In fact, this new do is already being deemed as the haircut of the year. Fashion bible, Vogue, stated in their January 2013 issue that this season's "sexy and refreshingly easy to wear" look is "The Chop," as beautifully exemplified by model, Karlie Kloss. The look, made possible by hairstylist, Garren Defazio, who Karlie adoringly refers to as "the Godfather of hair," rests just above the shoulders, with slight, feathery layers in the front and is brought together by long, airy bangs.
Back in 2001, Doo-Ri Chung created her namesake brand and after much success over the past decade, has decided to step down from her position at the fashion house. Though we have little details on the matter as of now, according to WWD, there is a possibility of selling the firm while members of the Tharanco Group, owners of the Doo.Ri brand, evaluate new strategies for the fashion house.
Last Thursday traffic stopped on the streets of the West Village as Barak Obama and our First Lady, Michelle Obama, arrived at Sarah Jessica Parker’s brownstone townhouse for a fundraiser in their honor. SJP and her fashionable counterpart, Anna Wintour, hosted dinner for 50+ guests including a-listers like Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin, Andy Cohen, Michael Kors, and Olivia Wilde.
The guests wined and dined for $40,000 a plate to show their support for Obama in the next election, as well as show off some fantastic styles. Parker played up her Sex and the City fashion sense in a lace ¾ length cocktail dress and some glitzy accessories including a studded necklace and a large-and-in charge diamond ring. Other guests donned sleek gowns, bright and tight dresses, and suits galore.
Since becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama has stood as a passionate advocate for healthful eating and exercise. In her first year as the President's wife, Mrs. Obama planted a Kitchen Garden on the White House's south lawn that inspired a new conversation all across the country. Now you can read all about it in her first-ever cookbook, American Grown.
Mrs. Obama is the first to plant a vegetable garden since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden during WWII and so far Obama has laid the groundwork for over 55 varietals of veggies. She is the only presidential spouse in history to publish a book about a signature 'First Lady' campaign in the first term of her husband's presidency.
Listen. We love culture as much as the next guy. The editors here at Joonbug enjoy rolling out of bed at noon on a Saturday (or one, or two) and heading to our favorite fine art institution. But we are not about to waste our hard-earned weekends on New York tourist traps. And as it turns out, staring at paintings is a favorite activity of the Times Square-loving, Ray's Famous Pizza-eating, crisp white tennis shoe-wearing museumgoers...so the MoMA and Guggenheim will have to wait. Rather than shelling out to bump shoulders with a stroller-toting family of four, consider some of these exhibits that have been happily forgotten by the fannypack crowd:
When someone says "Prabal Gurung" what comes to mind are most likely the glamorous red carpet dresses that have landed on everyone from Hailee Steinfeld to Anna Paquin, even Michelle Obama is a fan; but his latest line proves that he is capable of much more.
There is something for everyone in the variety of ensembles that came down the Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear runway, including georgette dresses and tailored suits printed with a design inspired by photographer Nobuyoshi Araki’s Sensual Flowers series. Taking a closer look it is possible to see that the floral decorations have all wilted slightly, adding an eerie feel to the beauty.
It's time for a birthday shout!!! Barak Obama and Louis Armstrong share August 4th birthdays. Both born Leo's, no wonder they reached maximum succession in their lives. One could only imagine how the prez s partying it up tonight- one fantastic cake, a spot of tea, and the first lady Michelle Obama...recipe for one hot night, perhaps?
If you too wanna have a birthday so hot you're on a presidential level, Joonbug we can help you heat up your special day...
Our First Lady of Fashion is about to get an offer that we think she can't (or rather, shouldn't) turn down. 12-year-old Grant Mower of Texas constructed a gown especially for Mrs. Obama, inspired by an orchid he saw during a trip to the Smithsonian. Mower will travel to Park City next week for a chance to schedule a fitting with the First Lady while she visits Utah for a fundraiser.
The boy has got some serious cred, too. Mower has beat out high school and college students alike in a fashion design contest, and is an apprentice of Michael Faircloth. He has also made an appearance on the Nate Berkus show and has been mentioned in the New York Times as an rising "kiddie couturier".