Art of Bridal Beauty by Aradia

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Oscars 2015 – Inspire Your Bridal Up-Do!

There were some spectacular up-dos on the red carpet of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Just look and then let us know which leading lady you think was the fairest of them all and may possibly inspire your bridal up-do. For the most prestigious moment of their careers, just like brides, it’s no wonder that romantic up-dos lead the way toward timeless hairstyles. They proved why classics are, well, classics.

 

Anna Kendrick's soft updo was beautiful!

Anna Kendrick’s soft up-do was beautiful!

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Felicity Jones looked amazing!

Felicity Jones looked amazing!

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Marion Cotillard's side-do was so flattering!

Marion Cotillard’s side-do was so flattering!

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About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Please feel free to contact me at any time via email or on the phone, I’m always happy to help with any queries or questions.

All of my best,
Aradia

 

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Bohemian Chic Bridal Beauty Inspiration

Today’s Bohemian Chic bridal beauty inspiration comes from free-thinking brides that shun convention and trust their wildest instincts, and love natural bridal looks.

 

Bridal Makeup & Hair updated to a chic, boho aesthetic.

Bridal Makeup & Hair updated to a chic, boho aesthetic.

 

With its free-spirited prettiness, no other style quite compares to Boho-Chic. For me, it is a style of fashion makeup that take elements from Bohemian and pre-Raphaelite influences. Chic, bohemian style is about easy breezy makeup and “un-done” hair. No frills, no fuss, just a laid back glow and soft tresses that you can take from day to night and of course, from ceremony to reception!

Credit: Vogue Japan June 2013

 

About Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

I launched this wedding beauty blog in 2011 as a place to share & explore bridal makeup and hairstyle ideas with brides-to-be and those who simply love beautiful aesthetics and design. With a background in fashion and art, my passion has extended from creating beautiful faces to writing about it.

If you’d like to get in touch with me to create your own romantic, non-traditional bridal look, please contact me at aradia@bridalmakeovers.com

 

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Beauty Behind The Bridal Veil

Happy New Year 2014 Brides! I am incredibly excited for 2014 and all of the exciting possibilities that lay ahead! This is the time of your life you’ve been dreaming of – your wedding!

 

Tanya Dziahileva in “Ave Maria”, photographed by Danil Golovkin for Harper’s Bazaar Russia July 2010.

Tanya Dziahileva in “Ave Maria”, photographed by Danil Golovkin for Harper’s Bazaar Russia July 2010.

 

It’s the one day in your life where nothing short of perfection will do and I would love to help you make that happen! Continue Reading…

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Hot-Off-The-Runway Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks

Greetings Beautiful Brides To Be. I hope you are ready for some serious swooning today. You are going to love the haute couture looks from the oh-so-talented and creative designers from this season’s bridal runways.

 

On the runway, wedding makeup and hairstyles can be just as exciting as the dresses themselves.

On the runway, wedding makeup and hairstyles can be just as exciting as the dresses themselves.

 

So if you are craving a little beauty inspiration today and you are the type of bride with a passion for beauty who wants to look her absolute best for her 2014 wedding, look no further. I have the latest looks to share with you.  Continue Reading…

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100 Years of Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks – A Vintage Bridal Study

Down The Aisle Style: 100 Years of Bridal Hair & Makeup Looks

Today’s blog attempts to beautifully and chronologically demonstrate with the bridal beauty fashion history from the past 100 years. This year is all about vintage inspired weddings and bridal hair is no exception. As a professional makeup artist dedicated to brides I feel it’s crucial that I share knowledge of wedding trends and styling, so in an attempt to grow my own understanding of what vintage weddings through the past 100 years were all about, I offer you this blog. Since a lot of my brides want a wedding look that expresses their personal style while also reflecting a rich tradition, it’s important being specific about the era a certain wedding is based upon and not simply generalizing all styles to this vague, blurred term that ‘vintage’ is. Nothing achieves that goal as gracefully as vintage hair and makeup. Here is a luscious look at wedding beauty fashions from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Let’s take a look back at the best of the last century.

 

1913-2013 - A dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion.

1913-2013 – A dazzling tour of the past hundred years of bridal fashion.

 

Bridal vintage style is associated with classy sexiness, youthful wholesomeness, and flawless beauty. Vintage styles have never been more popular, with style icons like Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour. In fact the trend of retro pinup-style clothing, hair, and makeup is emerging in contemporary art, movies, ads, and on the fashion runways. Taking inspiration from burlesque divas and celebrities, so many of our brides seek to enhance their image with the effortless glamour and mysterious charisma of classic pinup beauty. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS Innovative & creative styling to bring you stellar makeup and hair artistry. Specializing in hair and make-up from the 1920’s – 1980’s we can transform you into a jazz era flapper girl, a starlet from Hollywood’s golden age, a rock n roll pin-up or a 60’s sex kitten! We at BRIDAL MAKEOVERS have a passion for beauty from a bygone era yet, love the idea of a vintage style wedding gown and hair with more modern makeup done in fresh ways. TIP: First create an inspiration board that features rouge lip colors that are pulled from a vanity table drawer from long ago, mixed with futuristic glittery eye accents, timeless natural tones and indelible smoky shadows and liners. The idea is you want to mix of old and new makeup techniques for a contemporary yet vintage look. The overall message: pair vintage with modern to make a statement that’s unique and all your own for your bridal makeup.

 

In 1913 a high coiffure, long elegant gowns and tightly corseted hourglass figure defined the style.

In 1913 a high coiffure, long elegant gowns and tightly corseted hourglass figure defined the style.

 

Gibson Girls were the embodiment of the American beauty during the Edwardian and late-Victorian era. Continue Reading…

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Wedding Hair & Makeup Trends From The 2014 Bridal Runways

Ooh, ahh!  Those cheeks, those eyes and lips — Here’s how finding the perfect makeup palette, inspired by looks on the bridal runway, can help you accentuate your best features on your wedding day.

 

LIVE PICTURES FROM THE CATWALK

LIVE PICTURES FROM THE CATWALK

 

Polished models with their elegant chignons and minimal make-up, ready to walk down the aisle. The best way to describe the latest bridal beauty trends is just three words Glamour,  Elegance & Grace.These are the looks that have caught our bridal eye for their innovative and genuinely fashion-forward designs. Bridal makeup is more classic than trendy, but it has seen a gentle evolution. Many brides today have realized that less is more – more sophisticated and more elegant. Whether you seek self-expression, sensuality or riveting beauty, there is a gorgeous bridal look to satisfy your viewing pleasure. From Vera Wang’s edgy runway makeup to Reem Acra’s seductive hairstyles, here are some of  the most gorgeous runway look we can’t seem to take our eyes and minds off.

One element of bridal fashion that inspires is the transformative power of personality, and the ability to interpret a classic shape in a variety of ways. Things aren’t just heating up outside this Summer. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS most fashionable stars are keeping things sizzling with a stream of chic snaps. Read on for the ultimate guide to your big day ‘do and makeup look,  and sneak a peek at some gorgeous gowns, straight off the  2014 runways.

 

“Bridal makeup for my dresses always has to be romantic, ethereal and also demure in a very sophisticated way” – Carolina Herrera

“Bridal makeup for my dresses always has to be romantic, ethereal and also demure in a very sophisticated way” – Carolina Herrera

 

Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2014 Bridal Collection is classic romanticism meets Old World grace. The makeup paired with the regal gowns lent softness to the overall look that was delicate yet daring. Rosy lips and cheeks with shimmery eyes completed, rather than competed with, the wedding dresses. Unlike what’s shown on the spectacular Parisian runways, the makeup worn by models at Bridal Fashion Week in New York can be easily translated for regular women.

 

Monique Lhuillier's designs have always been undeniably romantic, ultra-feminine and utterly dreamy.

Monique Lhuillier’s designs have always been undeniably romantic, ultra-feminine and utterly dreamy.

 

Ladylike elegance mixed with a hint of whimsy defined the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 bridal collection. Continue Reading…

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WHAT IS YOUR BRIDAL MAKEUP STYLE? (Part 2)

Greetings lovely brides!  Welcome to Part 2 of my Bridal Makeup Style Blog!

 

Are you bold, or are you simple? Modern or vintage? Bridal style is as unique as we are as individuals. No matter what vibe you want to channel on your big day, have I've got the makeup look for you!

Are you bold, or are you simple? Modern or vintage? Bridal style is as unique as we are as individuals. No matter what vibe you want to channel on your big day, have I’ve got the makeup look for you!

 

BRIDAL MAKEOVERS has identified the most requested bridal styles.  We feel that when you are able to define your wedding style, it will be much easier and certainly more productive when communicating with the experts you’ve hired to help you create the wedding look of your dreams. Your wedding experts stand ready to bring your unique vision to life. But we are not mind-readers. The dialogue, the adjectives, phrases, colors, textures, and any visuals you bring into a trial run meeting to help your beauty pros understand you and will act as a launching pad for the creative process. Working with a client who has spent more than one to two hours exploring their style and is able to describe it translates into a much more cohesive event that is a direct reflection of YOU. This is the new first step in wedding planning, the definition of your bridal style. BRIDAL MAKEOVERS by Aradia is going to help you describe your wedding look into existence.  Once we understand the essence of your style, we can take it from there and completely wow you with the results of their interpretation of your style!

 

If you're a romantic bride, you want a super-feminine look for the most romantic day of your life.

If you’re a romantic bride, you want a super-feminine look for the most romantic day of your life.

 

The Romantic Bride: She is feminine with a touch of classic style. Everything about the romantic bride is timeless. The dress is flowy and soft and of course, pastel colors for the makeup is a must!  For the most romantic day of your life, you want your look to match. Go for dewy skin, huge eyes, and a delicate pout. For your hair, consider a loose up-do secured with a jewel-encrusted barrette (preferably an antique or heirloom), with soft falling tendrils gently framing your face. Or, should you decide to really romance your groom, go for long tousled curls for that super-feminine, “I–am–your–princess” look.

 

Free-spirited brides look to express their style in a fun, contemporary way with makeup looks that fresh.

Free-spirited brides look to express their style in a fun, contemporary way with makeup looks that fresh.

 

The Avant Garde Bride (AKA The Non-traditional Bride): You are the type of  bride who is anything but traditional or classic. Continue Reading…

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WHAT IS YOUR BRIDAL MAKEUP STYLE? (Part 1)

Happy Tuesday lovely brides! Welcome to my blog. I hope that all of you enjoyed your weekend and got plenty of wedding planning done. I know, it’s all about the planning.

 

Rock and roll, bohemian, minimalist—no matter what vibe you want to channel on your big day, have I've got the makeup look for you!

Rock and roll, bohemian, minimalist—no matter what vibe you want to channel on your big day, have I’ve got the makeup look for you!

 

So, today’s questions to you are : What are you planning for your bridal look? There are ton of different options out there! So many, in fact, that the beauty choices can be almost overwhelming. Yes, we all agree that bridal makeup should match your wedding and personality. But, what is your quintessential bridal makeup style all about? I would really love to hear from you. For now I leave you with the words of that powerful diva Gloria Steinem; “without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. With out further ado here are some of my favorite inspirational bridal makeup looks that I’ve collected just for you.

The Daydreamer: For the bride that envisions a very feminine, romantic wedding look. Through emphasizing texture and dimension, you too can create this look. Think of warm, golden colors in soft roses, golds and bronze to enhance a natural beauty. Fabric may be flowing organza or lace, but the look is unmistakably romantic.

 

Soft and romantic and oh so dreamy.

Soft and romantic and oh so dreamy.

 

The Sentimental: This look embodies a “modern vintage” bride. She desires a wedding that is reminiscent of the past, yet done in an updated way. May include Art Deco, Old Hollywood or retro styles that recall another era. Think of classic red lips, liquid eyeliner and a well structured face.

 

Are you inspired by icons like Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn for your bridal style? Drawing from former eras, your wedding has an effortlessly stylish look.

Are you inspired by icons like Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn for your bridal style? Drawing from former eras, your wedding has an effortlessly stylish look.

 

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Vintage Bridal Beauty: The Victorian Era

Today, we’re going back to the Victorian era. There are few historical periods that are more romantic. Love frilly, lacy, full skirted, one-of-a-kind vintage Victorian wedding dresses? Then you’ll really love this week’s blog post because it is all about Vintage Victorian Brides!

 

Queen Victoria set the trends for white wedding gowns and white floral arrangements.

Queen Victoria set the trends for white wedding gowns and white floral arrangements.

 

These stunning inspiration shoots are sure to send your heart all a flutter! The images filled with delightfully creative makeup and hairstyles in an array of subdued colored hues. Inspired brides looking for something dreamy and romantic… This blog is for you.

 

The term Victorian relates to the styles and attitudes during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).

The term Victorian relates to the styles and attitudes during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).

 

Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert in 1840 and set the stage for traditional wedding ceremonies and receptions. Victorian gowns were so extravagant that brides felt like the queen herself underneath the many layers of ruffles, lace, and embellishments. Ever wonder why brides wear white? Since Queen Victoria’s wedding, white has remained the traditional color for wedding gowns.

 

The ethereal evanescence and the sensitivity from some of these original wedding designs, make them unique and timeless.

The ethereal evanescence and the sensitivity from some of these original wedding designs, make them unique and timeless.

 

The Victorian dressing style and bridal fashion is considered one of the most elegant and feminine dressing trends today. The post-modern world is known to re-use or reinvent inspiration from the past. These reinventions are proof that the lace loving era is still on track with the times. It’s clear that Queen Victoria still has some influence on the world more than 100 years later. The Victorian era has resurfaced and it’s modernized in these gorgeous looks. I just love the soft hues and the dreamy, ethereal quality of some these post Victorian bridal fashion photos… Continue Reading…

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La Vie en Rose… Love Pink?

Welcome to my blog. Love pink? Don’t be afraid to show off your girly, sweet side.

 

If you are inspired by soft blush roses and cotton candy, then this season’s bridal trend is perfect for you!

 

If you are inspired by soft blush roses and cotton candy, then this season’s bridal trend is perfect for you!

 

One of prettiest color palettes out there—pastel pinks! There’s just something totally alluring and sweet about these soft hues when done throughout your wedding motif.

One of prettiest color palettes out there—pastel pinks! There’s just something totally alluring and sweet about these soft hues when done throughout your wedding motif.

Would you consider having a pastel dress instead of a traditional white one?

Would you consider having a pastel dress instead of a traditional white one?

 

Is pink the new white? Pastels are gaining today as one of the leading wedding trends for this year. Continue Reading…

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