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New York International Bridal Week – Awesome Hair and Makeup Trends For 2013

We are coming off of one of the biggest weekends for the wedding industry: Bridal Fashion Week. Taking place in New York bi-annually, it attracts buyers, editors, bloggers, event designers and planners and showcases the most glamorous designs the bridal world has to offer. From the catwalk to the altar. It seems as couture fashion this season is all about “white lace and promises!” I love to see the hot trends on the runway and how they inspire real brides!


2013 New York International Fashion Bridal Week - Hair & Makeup Trends

2013 New York International Fashion Bridal Week – Hair & Makeup Trends


The bridal industry is all about innovation, and Bridal Fashion Week highlights the trendsetting positioning and cutting-edge details that Bridal Makeovers exemplifies. Aradia of Bridal Makeovers takes trends that she sees on the runway, combines them with her imagination and then has her team replicate them for bridal clients. This season, designers unanimously returned to tradition with elegant lace, long sleeves, and classic silhouettes. There were fresh silhouettes, billowy ball gowns, and couture details. Here is the preview of next season’s hottest bridal hair and makeup trends—straight from the runway. And it doesn’t take much imagination to see these ethereal white creations walking down the aisle…

Bridal Market was this past weekend, and here are a few trends we’re seeing:


Sparkle down the aisle with an all-over sequined gown.

Sparkle down the aisle with an all-over sequined gown.


A memorable Bridal Fashion Week is winding down. The models have sashayed down the catwalks in the most exquisite gowns and the wedding industry collectively ‘ooed’ at the clouds of tulle, glamorous silks, satins, ruffles and intricate lace that graced the shows. Bridal beauty trends this year from the top designers – Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang included. When these couturiers recently hit New York to reveal their collections I not only became obsessed with what I saw on the runways (soft colors, dramatic ruffles, and sheer everything), I couldn’t wait to share with my brides the elements that will inspire their bridal looks. So take a peek at my favorite new looks from the hottest names in bridal, and check out the wedding beauty trends I am spotting now.


Monique Lhuillier "dream-like" collection

Monique Lhuillier “dream-like” collection


The Look: The fashion world was all aflutter last week as designer Monique Lhuillier presented her frothy confections of white lace, tulle, and satin floating down the runway. The models makeup looks were very dreamlike, ultra-feminine and sensual with different textures, ranging from shimmer to matte with sparse shimmer to pearly in shades of pretty peach with iridescence and taupes with coppery shimmers. I am enamored by these luscious looks.


Oscar de la Renta's Silk organza sweetheart gown.

Oscar de la Renta’s Silk organza sweetheart gown.


The Look: Making classic styles current is why famed designer Oscar de la Renta continues to impress with this tortoise Spanish comb with white corded Chantilly lace trim tulle cathedral veil on the model’s updo and bronzy, golden, luminescent shades on her face. It’s all about the light-reflecting property of pearls enhancing a bride’s natural beauty by bringing a delicate luminosity to her skin. You will find that when I do your makeup for your wedding, I will also capture this quality in a radiant airbrush application that will give your skin a gorgeous glow!


High Buns are still en vogue.

High Buns are still en vogue.


The Look: The dropped waist flapper-inspired dresses on the Reem Acra runway showed models with some gorgeous hairstyles from imperfectly-shaped while others were tightly structured. But one thing was for certain—no matter their style, high buns were still en vogue for brides. Breaking the mold for brides is where Reem Acra excels. Fresh-faced beauty is heightened with lush hand-made headpieces that harken back to the decadent 1920’s. Acra managed to keep it modern with textured, unstructured hair randomly twisted and pulled into place. Flushed cheeks on pure skin with a pretty lip stain kept it soft, pretty and attainable.


A cafe-colored Reem Acra gown, Fall 2013

A cafe-colored Reem Acra gown, Fall 2013


The Look: The roaring ’20s served as ideal inspiration for this master designer. The decade replete with flashy garb surfaced in ultra-short, flapper-style dresses, art deco crystals, and geometric draping. The makeup look was created to shimmer down the aisle with a pearlized look with just a hint of color.


It's All About Lace Overlays

It’s All About Lace Overlays


The Look: The Vera Wang 2013 Fall Bridal Collection reflects an exploration of laces all hand-wrought, pieced, appliquèd and tossed onto an assortment­­ of light, airy confections with a casual nonchalance. The makeup styles redefines bridal beauty with her charming looks for this collection that’s brilliantly washed in white gold. As far as the up-do hairstyles…I mean come on, how gorgeous, right? It’s perfect for weddings–it’s pretty, but not too overdone, natural but not too low-key. This designer made fresh, new, exciting hairstyles the mane attraction.


Messy buns meet modern elegance

Messy buns meet modern elegance.


The Look: The stylists for Vera Wang went for softly distressed pulled-back hairstyles that culminated in artful twisted buns in the back, not unlike the design of her gowns, each showcasing a surprise at every turn. Wang’s models resembled the wan, young floating dancers of the Paris Opera and Degas, which was the driving force of inspiration behind the mood of her collection. The polished faces of lightly bronzed cheeks and peachy lips were youthful and pretty while they perfectly complimented the hairstyles.



Aradia is a Miami Beach based makeup artist specializing in fashion, bridal and editorial makeup. Aradia feels that brides need to own their look. “Try, try, try!” There are hundreds of designs and brides should experiment until they find the right look. Working with various styles, Aradia takes the latest techniques and trends from the runway and brings them the world of brides. Known for creating her own styles she does both natural and dramatic looks that are camera ready. Aradia has over 20 years of experience creating looks for beautiful brides, combining her talent with photographers and designers to makeup and style models. Aradia’s background includes working in New York City and Milan designer fashion shows. She was on the NARS national artist teams and has worked with various makeup companies training others in the field of makeup artistry.

Her beauty philosophy is simple, quiet and timeless: “If the bridal dress is very decorated then hair, makeup and jewelry should be kept to a minimum. If the dress is more modern and simple, then this is a great opportunity for making a statement with your beauty look.”

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