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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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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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HOT OFF THE RUNWAY – Bridal Beauty Trend Alert

Fashion Makeup & Hair Inspiration From New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

Looking for some enchanting new season hair and makeup looks for your bridal inspiration? To help you enhance, define and slightly alter your features according to the latest trends, we’ve put together a selection of the makeup trends for fall 2013 from New York Fashion Week. Amidst a sea of wonderful, exciting new designs at New York Fashion Week, hair and makeup have been an essential ingredient for creating show stopping looks on the runways. We’ve spotted trends that have emerged and will be sure to lead the bridal looks this season.

 

Bardot-esque cat-eye look was all the fall rage at Anna Sui 2013 runway

Bardot-esque cat-eye look was all the fall rage at Anna Sui 2013 runway.

 

At Bridal Makeovers we’ve been busy checking out the hottest makeup designs and hairstyles for fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week and we have yet to be disappointed.  We’re smitten with some of these ethereal and romantic looks and blown away by the opulent details …Here’s a glimpse at the candid images of the runways and our predictions of what’s to come for weddings! We just love how these trends bring a fresh dimension to bridal beauty to inspire your own personal runway look. Don’t you?

 

Fuller, defined brows are popular this fall and are a classic look for bridal

Fuller, defined brows are popular this fall and are a classic look for bridal.

 

Thick eyebrows are making a big bold come-back this season and were seen across a wide variety of runways. Eyebrows really frame and define the face and pull the whole look together. Following the natural shape of your brow is generally the rule of thumb. Designer Faces – NARS: Marc Jacobs Spring 2013

 

Statement-making eye brows by Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westmanseen at the Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Statement-making eye brows by Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westmanseen at the Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

 

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Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Another Awards show has come and gone, and The Grammy’s did not disappoint! Though music’s biggest night usually brings out celebrities’ most wild styles, the 2013 Grammys produced more traditional fashion moments. I found myself loving so many hair and makeup red carpet looks.  Here are the favorites of the night that are perfect for bridal. . . Whether or not they walked home with a statue, they’re winners in our book for highlighting their best features and inspiring our brides with these gorgeous makeup looks and hairstyles.

 

Beyoncé - Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Beyoncé – Grammy Awards 2013: Red Carpet Makeup & Hair

 

Beyoncé rocked one of this spring’s most chic and simple hair trends: showing off a picture-perfect ponytail on stage at the Grammys. Minimal make-up of bright red lipstick, flirty liner let her natural beauty shine through… All very sleek, sophisticated and influential to brides seeking a more polished feel for their wedding day look.

 

Katy Perry - Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Katy Perry – Grammy Awards 2013: Red Carpet Makeup & Hair

 

Katy Perry offered one of the best beauty looks of the night!  She was truly a showstopper with her voluminous, bouffant blown-out hair, strong eyebrows, look-at-me lashes and nude lips. Very inspiring for brides searching for a vintage,  bridal bombshell look!

 

Taylor Swift - Grammy Awards 2013: Best Red Carpet Bridal Makeup & Hair

Taylor Swift – Grammy Awards 2013: Red Carpet Makeup & Hair

 

Taylor Swift showed just how thrilled she was to take home another Gramophone trophy on Sunday as she graced the stage in her ethereal braided bun. Love the soft wisps framing her face, so feminine and romantic. Add the high-shine bronzed cheeks and a perfect pink pout,  and brides too can look ethereal and goddess-like with this braided style. Continue Reading…

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Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach Style (part 2)

The roaring decade of the 1920’s not only embodied a period of glamour and drama, it also represented the rise of the “Flapper”, the “new women” who pushed the boundaries of gender identity and represented sexual and economic freedom, something that is still appealing to young women today.

 

The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!

The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!

 

1920’s flappers were at the forefront of the revolution that challenged Victorian attitudes towards women. They demanded the freedom to live their own lives and had a lot of fun doing it. These women wore obvious make-up, showed their knees and flung themselves into the hedonistic rhythms of Jazz and the Charleston. They threw away their restrictive corsets, cut their hair, smoked, wore trousers and drove fast cars. Life was fun and meant for living!

 

Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929's Pandora's Box

Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929’s Pandora’s Box

 

That era began with the look called “comme le garcon” (or, “like the boy”) – short hair was a big deal – nice girls kept their hair long, as a metaphor for maidenhood. For a woman to chop her hair short was to practically admit she was no longer a virgin. Moreover, they began smoking in public – something no “lady” did.

 

An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look

An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look

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Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach Style (part 1)

Welcome all South Florida Destination Brides. One the most favored styles or themes in the wedding industry now is vintage, primarily Art Deco and the Roaring Twenties, with all its flappers, feathers, crystal and lace.

 

Art Deco Wedding Glamour - Vintage Miami Beach - Compact Vanities by ERTE

Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach – Compact Vanities by ERTE

 

So, this week I wanted to highlight this retro glam wedding trend through the years. This blog takes you to Miami Beach during the Jazz Era, and to the fashionable bridal flapper beauty of dazzling dresses with exquisite embellishments and gorgeous head pieces.

 

Celebrate your own epic romance on the shores of Miami Beach

Celebrate your own epic romance on the shores of Miami Beach

 

The Roaring 1920’s era is not only in vogue right now. Its sensational style, swank and sound is sure to leave your guests wanting more. The Roaring 1920’s era is stylish, feminine and bold, while at the same time, nonchalant and glamorous.

 

A history of 20's love and romance

A history of 20’s love and romance

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Bridal Portraits Inspired By The World Of Fashion

Photo Shoots For Brides – High-Fashion Bridal Photography

Photo Shoots For Brides – High-Fashion Bridal Photography

Although there are several types of photo shoots for brides high-fashion bridal photography, bridal portraits, wedding day photo shoots, engagement shoots, etc., our favorites are the High Fashion Bridal Portraits, which are a lot of fun because they allow us to channel our fashion background and apply it toward bridal. These types of photo shoots have become really popular with our brides at Bridal Makeovers. We are strong believers in brides having a bridal portrait session. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a Bridal Photo Shoot Session, it’s one of those time-honored traditions that have regained popularity in recent years. Formal bridal portraits were treated as an heirloom to be treasured for generations to come. These carefully crafted portraits of the bride in her wedding gown were considered to be works of art.

Not only is it one of the few times that a regular woman gets to be treated like a celebrity while she is primped up and polished to take gorgeous photos of herself, which in itself makes the whole experience worthwhile but, it’s also a great trial run for the wedding day. This is your no-pressure practice time in front of my camera! The “model” face is always a foreign concept and posing doesn’t always come naturally. This is why this type of photo session is awesome! A Bridal Photo Shoot Session allows my brides to get super comfortable in front of the camera without the pressure of the wedding day timeline and the nerves that come along with a wedding day! By the time the wedding rolls around, they have mastered their poses and they feel confident in front of the camera, instead of timid. I always emphasize that it is important to add a bit of ‘fashion flair’ to your portraiture. You don’t want to be boring or typical. For the record, we love how all our real brides look so much more beautiful in their dresses than most of our professional models from our fashion shoots! I feel it’s because our brides have real bodies – curvy or not-so-curvy. And the glow on the face of the real brides beats any air-brushed model any day!

That being said, if you utilize the concepts behind fashion photography, you will be able to create striking images. If you’re considering having a bridal portrait taken with a high fashion twist, please contact us and let us know. Just like some of the editors from the bridal magazines that have contacted Bridal Makeovers for studio and location shoots, now you can too. With our high fashion, fine art touch you are bound to feel like a model on an editorial shoot. Just like a fashion shoot, Bridal Makeovers works on-location to create your unforgettable bridal look. Get gorgeous hair, flawless makeup and red carpet treatment! It’s your day to shine!

Book your high fashion photo shoot makeup & hair session today at www.bridalmakeovers.com

 

TIPS to make the most of your Bridal Portrait/Fashion Shoot

To eliminate blinking in all your beautiful wedding photos, use this tip: relax your eyes before the shot by looking down. Then, when the photographer says “cheese”, look up just as the picture is being taken.

To create a thinner line in your photos, angle your body slightly toward the camera. Never stand facing the camera straight on.

Don’t be afraid to glam it up. It’s your bridal portrait! It’s your day to be spectacularly glamorous! Add a little bling to your style like eye lash extensions and hair extensions. Remember, all eyes will be on you and you want to look gorgeous!

 

Aradia is a 20-year veteran of the fashion industry. A former fashion illustrator whose work has graced the pages of elite magazines, as well as a professional makeup artist and creative director, Aradia is now one of the top bridal makeup artists in the United States. Aradia travels across the country to provide on-location hair and makeup services to brides on their wedding day. She also owns and operates Bridal Makeovers.

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“GET IN LINE” – Fashion Runway Black Eyeliner Looks

Time To Delineate! - Fashion Runway Black Eyeliner Looks

Time To Delineate! – Fashion Runway Black Eyeliner Looks

The transformative power of makeup never ceases to amaze me. For the upcoming season, the makeup looks are drizzled in sexiness as a myriad of hot and fabulous cosmetics in an array of intense hues. Makeup trends are more unconventional and imaginative than ever. I love how the makeup is an integral piece of any runway show; it adds to the aesthetic of the show and helps to showcase the clothes.

 

Favorite looks from the best fashion shows of Spring/Summer 2012

Favorite looks from best fashion shows of Spring/Summer 2012

Black-lined, sultry, smoky and sexy cat eyes are more relevant than ever for spring/summer 2012

 

Winged liner has added a sexy feline vibe to spring 2012 fashion

Winged liner has added a sexy feline vibe to spring 2012 fashion – Cat Eyes

Perfect, highlighted skin was a great canvas for this dramatic, graphic liner. Black Liner was used to create a technical line on the top lash and under the bottom lash, in order to elongate the eyes. Continue Reading…

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Barcelona Bridal Week 2012, Novia-España, Part 2 – HAIR

 

Welcome to part 2 of my blog coverage of Barcelona Bridal Week 2012. Let’s take a look at what’s hot in bridal hair for 2012/2013.

Bridal Gown, Laced Full Veil by Oscar de la Renta

Bridal Gown, Laced Full Veil by Oscar de la Renta

Top Bridal Hair Trends from the world’s capital for brides-Barcelona Fashion Week Spring 2012. Always inspiring, our imagination ran wild when we saw these designs, romantic veils.

 

Romantic Bridal Veils

Romantic Bridal Veils

With their dramatic bustles and lace corsets, some of the gowns looked like they were snatched straight from the 18th century. Of course, they were accompanied by these gorgeous bun-chignon hybrids—the volume and slightly undone feel added some modern drama to the looks.

 

Raimon Bundo Bridal Collection

Raimon Bundo Bridal Collection

Conjuring 1930’s Cecil Beaton portraits while creating her wispy, imperfect buns… Embellishments in the form of feathers lent ethereal beauty to the gowns. Oh so ornate and opulent! Continue Reading…

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Barcelona Bridal Week 2012, Novia-España, Part 1 – MAKEUP

To all my Beautiful Brides… Happy Summer Solstice! I have something very exciting to share with you today… A divine blog post dedicated to the effortlessly chic looks from the 2012 Barcelona Bridal Week!

Last month’s blissful, three day wedding event is the source of my inspiration today. Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 drew worldwide attention to both Spanish and international fashion designers who were invited to reveal their new bridal collections. Dear brides, this is the world’s largest wedding fashion event!

Elie Saab - Barcelona Bridal Week 2012

Elie Saab – Barcelona Bridal Week 2012

This season we’re doing away with excess coverage and colors that mask your natural skin tone, and going for glow and transparent shimmer!

 

Wedding Dress by Jesus Peiro

Wedding Dress by Jesus Peiro

This season’s bridal collection featured brilliant fashion creations from the simplest of gowns to those who supplemented with voluminous skirts with impeccable details. Glamour, prestige and high end bridal designs are the identity of Barcelona Bridal Week. Check out the cool beauty trends we spotted on the runways of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2012—now you can take elements of the very prettiest, wedding-worthy version of natural looks and make them into your own.

 

Barcelona 2012 Fashion Makeup

Barcelona 2012 Fashion Makeup

That bridal glow… Radiance depends on your complexion, your mood and the weather… But that’s not all! Targeted skincare products, the right techniques and makeup can help you achieve a glow. Continue Reading…

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