Category Archives: fashion

Goodness, we now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

It’s a long story.  Back tonight and tomorrow.  Some retro fun, a mind-blowing giveaway worth thousands to the lucky winner (psst – it has to do with that new ring you sport so chicly!) and some thoughts on trends.

We didn’t mean to be away so long, we hope our lovely readers won’t make us feel wrong.  So sit right back, have a glass of Champagne – we promise we’re back in the style game.

Cheers, F4 Fam of Femmes.

Sigh....

 

Happy, healthy 2012 to you all! We are back with stylish vengeance.

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So, who got a shiny new bauble over the holidays?  Keep admiring it and give us a “ring” if you are so inclined.  ♠

We still have to catch up on those promised posts from before the holiday, but it seemed our party schedule kept us away.  We vow that it won’t happen again.  We have a great year in store for all of you planning weddings, parties, dinners and drinks.  Hang with us here or on our other media and we have a new year of deliciousness, gorgeousness, humor, practicality and sparkles planned for you.

So far, we’ve got consultations for 3 D.C. area weddings, 2 Hamptons, 2 Connecticut and one Caribbean destination, so we are busy and happy planners.  We cannot wait to meet all of these stylish girls and their betrotheds.

Before our first post, though, we wanted to let you know that Gilt Groupe is having a sale RIGHT NOW of Thread Social – our favorite bridesmaids’, engagement party and special event dresses.  Please accept our invitation to enjoy this fantastic sale – GO!  Click here: http://www.gilt.com/invite/lseccuro

See you in a few – and on Wedding Wednesday, we’ll review the best and worst of 2011 celebrity wedding details – cannot wait.

 

Holiday Color Wheel. Purple.

Amethyst and diamond earrings - so pretty.

Christian Louboutin Ariella silver studded ankle boots

Modern Grape Muscari bouquet with Grosgrain Cuff

Purple Czech glass goblet by Juliska - an F4 favorite.

Lela Rose purple silk crinkle bridesmaids' dress.

Nars eye shadow in "Daphne" - a winter must.

She of the violet eyes.

Purple potato pancakes! Serve with creme fraiche for the holidays.

Our Logo.

Le Creuset Dutch oven in Cassis

Wedding Cake by Everything Lulu

Ah, look at the purple ones. Image: Tory Burch blog.

Purple Orchids from the studio of Karen Bussen

Mila Kunis in lilac Elie Saab at the Oscars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buying guide for PURPLE:  (some items special order or discontinued)  Amethyst earrings, NARS eye shadow in Daphne, Juliska “Colette” footed goblet, book about flower arranging by Karen Bussen, wedding cakes by Lulu, one of our favorities (Beyonce and Jay Z agree), Dutch oven by Le Creuset in all sizes, Lela Rose bridesmaid dress, Louboutin “Ariella” booties (still available in black at Net-A-Porter) .   Where possible, we feature our vendors and people we’ve worked with, so if you have any questions, shoot us an email or comment in the comments section.

Tomorrow is Pantone’s “Color of 2012” – Tangerine Tango.  Well, oranges.  Our favorite!

Holiday Color Wheel. Emerald.

Absinthe - get those sugar cubes ready!

C Wonder Ikat Mugs - just $8/each. Sip in style.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

From my own collection - python and cabochon cuff by G-Lish.

Manolo Blahnik emerald suede "Toubid" sandal.

Emerald Toy watch - great bridesmaids' gift, in any color.

Vintage-y green paper straws by Kikkerland

"Constance" china pattern - this was Charlotte's pattern on SATC when she wed Trey.

"Elope" by Illamasqua nail varnish - courtesy of "Polish or Perish"

J. Crew "candy stripe" cashmere pullover in aloe/emerald

Lulu Frost emerald resin and crystal ear drops.

Kale - it's really good for you; especially brides. Saute in garlic and olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buying Guide for Emerald:  Toy Watch, Manolo Blahnik shoes, J. Crew sweater, Illamasqua nail varnish, Lulu Frost earrings, Kikkerland straws (these are Fish’s Eddy, since the green was sold out in Kikkerland, but check Amazon.com for all the great colors of the paper straws) and also try Etsy’s vintage section), Kale – at your local Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or farmer’s market, Constance fine china by Bernardaud, Absinthe at all good liquor stores, C. Wonder Ikat Mugs, python and cabochon cuff by G-Lish. Manolo Blahnik “Toubid” is from Spring 2009 collection, but can be found by clever consignment and eBay hunters.  Enjoy – tomorrow will be PURPLE.

Wedding Wednesday. Feast your eyes on the wedding of Harper’s Bazaar’s own Joanna Hillman.

Every once in a while, an extraordinary wedding crosses the blogosphere (that we did not do).  Joanna, Market Editor of Harper’s Bazaar, married Aram Green earlier this month in New York City.  And oh, what a gorgeous, intimate wedding to gaze at.  So much to absorb and love.

Click through the slideshow here and marvel over the vintage Rochas gown right from the big fashion closet at Bazaar, the Fred Leighton jewels,the handwritten invitations by Allyson Bainbridge Riccardi (her email address is right there, ladies!)  the always wonderful Greenwich Hotel, the gorgeous Italian menu courtesy of Locanda Verde, the statement bracelets (which you know we love), the coral peonies from Flowers 298, Ltd., the photos by our friend Michael Rochas of our other friend Christian Oth’s studio, the hair byFrederic Fekkai, the after party at the Smyth Hotel, the after party dress by Dolce and Gabbana but, most of all, the obvious happiness and love shared between Joanna and Aram.

What part of this wedding did you enjoy the most?

Cyber Monday readers – start your engines!

In addition to pretty much every site having great flash sales – Rue La La, One Kings Lane, Gilt Group, StyleMint, JewelMint, ShoeMint, BeautyMint, Zulily, etc., we found this for our brides, bridesmaids and partygoers!

There’s another special Cyber Monday sale going on at BHLDN–an additional 30% off all sale items! Just enter THANKS at checkout until Wednesday at 12 AM EST! We can’t wait to check it out!
http://www.bhldn.com/

Love Love BHLDN.  Good luck.

P.S. – did I also mention that we shop at The Foundary, Refinery 29, PureWow, OpenSky and The Row?  Try them all for great deals and beautifully edited collections.

Tantalizing Tuesday – Dylan Lauren’s Sweet Wedding (and life!)

You know, I’ve always admired Dylan Lauren for her work ethic, amazing idea (Dylan’s Candy Bar) and insanely long, glossy chestnut mane.  And to be dressed by her father, well…so it was with great enthusiasm that everyone held their breath as they wondered what Ralph Lauren would design for his only daughter’s wedding gown.  He certainly didn’t disappoint.  Behold: (more later on the actual wedding!)

Photo Credit: Vogue

 

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