Art of Bridal Beauty by Aradia

Experience the Art of Bridal Beauty – Bridal Makeovers by Aradia

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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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. Continue Reading…

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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 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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Dovima – 1950’s Supermodel Supreme

Being that I am so busy taking care of my beautiful brides most of the time, it’s not often that I am able to relax and contemplate my life and the many people and events that have inspired me as an artist. One such person is the legendary 1950’s supermodel Dovima. Dovima was the most glamorous and highly paid fashion model of the 1950’s.

Photographer Richard Avedon’s collaboration with Dovima on the pages of the foremost fashion magazines of the time created a union that provided some of the most spectacular and iconic fashion photographs in history. His photograph “Dovima with Elephants,” featured the first evening dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent, then a young assistant to Christian Dior. It remains one of the most anthologized of fashion photographs.

Dovima With Elephants - Cirque d'Hiver, Paris 1955, Richard Avedon

Dovima With Elephants – Paris 1955, Richard Avedon


Divine Dovima had a face that makes you reconsider your perceptions of beauty.

Dovima - 1950s Supermodel Supreme

Dovima – 1950s Supermodel Supreme


She was the super-sophisticated model in a sophisticated time, definitely not the girl next door!

Dovima - Elegant, Aristocratic

Dovima – Elegant, Aristocratic


I had the honor of meeting the legendary Dovima when I was a young art student learning fashion illustration. What a muse! What an inspiration! 1950s supermodel supreme, Dovima modeled the perfect poses for my fashion drawings 30 years later. She was an aspiring illustrator herself when she was “discovered” so I felt a special connection with her. Even in her 60’s she was beautiful, kind and, oh so elegant! Meeting her made such an impression on me with regards to fashion and makeup artistry. Continue Reading…

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