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Vera Wang on Weddings! A Wonderful App for the IPad!

26 Sep

If you have a iPad and are a bride to be or know someone who is getting married..there is a wonderful app which can help in the wedding planning!

Vera Wang on Weddings, is a free and fun app! Who wouldn’t want help from Vera! She gives you access to her brand, right at your fingertips!

Lets say, you need ideas. There is an Inspiration board feature where you can take photos and place them to make decisions, share your ideas and have them readily available at a whim!

To show you how easy it is, I created my own Inspiration board! Ay yi yi …if I was going to get married…..what would be my likes! I am just saying…if I had to plan one! 🙂

Here I placed photos of the church, bouquet styles and color swatches! The center pieces, stemware and the wedding cake! My engagement ring (I said my likes!) and my idea of a groom’s gift! My favorite Vera Wang wedding dress, my pooch Manolo and the style of my bridesmaid’s dresses! Music selections by my favorite artist Rashaan Patterson and table seating styles! All to be featured in Flare magazine! :).

It was fun, a whole hour past!

So whatever you decide, the Vera Wang on Weddings app can definitely help a bride out, it has so many features! And guys, if you download this to your IPad and show your fiancé, you will get major points! MAJOR!

Here is the link: http://www.verawang.com/EN/apps/

Have fun!


Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

Letia 🙂

It’s About The Gown! The Wedding Gown!

5 Aug

If you are a bride-to-be looking for a gown or a woman who is thinking about IT!  Hmmm! If I was a bride – what would be the wedding gown that I would wear?

Why am I thinking about a gown? 😉

Maybe it’s the two weddings that I have attended  in the last two weeks – which probably has me thinking about matrimony <violins are now playing in the background, while I’m typing this>!

However, like every woman who perhaps wants to be married or a mother who wants their daughter to be married …wonders!  Yes, you do wonder about the gown, thee one you would wear!

So you know, I already  have one picked out!  I have fallen in love…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with this Vera Wang GOWN!  It was delicately tucked in my TO DO folder.  I took it out tonight, to share!

Even if it was not a wedding gown, I would love it as an evening gown.   However, I am going to stick with the wedding cloud!   How about you, do you have a dream wedding gown?

The wedding gown is named, Holly.  A mermaid gown with piked and pin tucked drop-waist corset, with volumes of  layered organza petals with floating sprig embroidery!  Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

My Favorite!!!!

Vera Wang

John Hancock, illustrator.  Vera Wang, Bridal Collection  www.verawang.com

Letia 🙂

The Tabouret Chair, Vera Wang’s Choice of Seating!

13 Nov

Of course you recognize this famous and one of my favorite designers, Vera Wang.   This is a photo of her right before her guests arrived for a dinner party she was hosting a few years ago.

Here is Vera Wang is in her beautiful evening gown, which lets you know it’s a dinner party where she is totally in agreement with the style , simply Vera.  Planning you next dinner party, use your imagination!  Know that there is nothing etched in stone!

I just wanted to bring your attention to the background of the photo, it is very simple.  Many of you may think that dinner parties are over the top, however they are often not.  It’s about having family and friends in a setting to enjoy one another and what’s the best way to do this?  It’s over a meal!

You can do this!  Say if you are hosting a dinner party and require additional seating.  In the photo; the white leather banquette was not enough for the number of guests.  So for extra seating, white tabouret style chairs were used!

The dinnerware and place settings are white, clear crystal stemware , votive candles and simple short cut flowers in vases – placed on the table throughout (very relaxing).

Yes!  You can bring outdoor seating inside!  It’s your party….you can do anything you want!  The white tabouret chairs are stackable,  easy to move and also sturdy!

Here is the tabouret chair, pictured here in silver metal!  For those maybe wondering why the chair is called a tabouret.

Acquired a more specialized meaning in 17th century France at the court of Louis XIV in Versailles.  Sitting in the presence of the royal family was a much coveted honor and the tabouret was the way to do it.

The court tabouret was an elaborate, upholstered stool with curved wooden legs and tassels, carried by a liveried and wigged servant. The duchess was automatically granted the honor of sitting in front of the queen.

In fact, history indicates this stool became such a symbol of privilege that when Louis XIV’s mother, the Regent Anne of Austria granted the tabouret to two non-duchesses, such a storm of protest was raised that she had to revoke them!

So if you decide to use these chairs, their French and your guests will be  privileged!! 🙂






What are They Talking About? Horse Hair for My Dress?

18 Aug

Received an e-mail from Debbie of Framingham, MA asking:  

“Someone told me to get horse hair for my dress, where do I get it and how do I use it; what are they talking about?”

Now there’s the hem found on many wedding gowns; which has been sewned with a horse hair braid. The braid is not actually made from horse hair, but is a just synthetic nylon or plastic braiding.  The horse hair braiding can be purchased in a variety of widths and is typically between 1″ or 2″.  

It is used to create a slightly stiff hemline, adding shape and movement to the skirt. Many wedding gowns use a horse hair braid hem to keep the long train of the gown in the proper shape and allows you to move more easily in the dress. 

Basically, allowing your train not to feel like your pulling another person!  You can go to any Sewing and Notions store; like a JoAnn’s and they should sell it by the yardage ($2-3 per yard).  Many couture gowns also have this; it’s essential – similar to boning in a dress to keep its form.

Now there’s a horsehair braid sash!   This sash can be used to change the dynamic of a wedding dress, cocktail dress or even add pizzazz to an old dress; making it just like new.  We have to be creative, you know!  

The picture shows  a 120′” sash that will create magic.  It’s by Vera Wang®  found at David’s Bridal.  Available in the colors of black and cream for $58.00     It’ has some stiffness to it, so we creating your look, it will stay in place!

See you thought that you would have to go to great extremes to get some horse hair!  NOT!  I hope this helps!   Good Luck!  😉

And Pssst…Vera Wang is designing Kim Kardashian’s wedding gown too!

 Letia 🙂

Picture from Vera Wang Collection at David Bridals ®

New York Mag’s 2011 Weddings Event!

1 Mar

If you are in the New York area it’s time for New York Magazine’s Wedding Event!   Mark your calendars!

Starting Wednesday, March 30th 5 –  8 pm.

Need ideas, want to plan, see samples and demonstrations; plus over 100 vendors.

All at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street.

Their  Summer 2011 magazine goes on sale on 3/22.

Don’t say I didn’t tell you!

Here’s the link!  http://nymag.com/weddingsevent/

And Oh!  Make sure you subscribe to their site, great information…check out the DIY Wedding ideas it’s a must…. for cutting costs! http://nymag.com/weddings/

Letia 🙂

* Satin-faced silk georgette gown with shell-and-paillette trim by Theia, $795 at Lord & Taylor; embroidered pearl-and-crystal bracelet by Oscar de la Renta, $595 at Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier; sandals by Brian Atwood, $780 by special order at brianatwood.com; ring by Ivanka Trump.   2nd bridal gown by Vera Wang,  2010 – 2011 collection (my favorite!!!!!!!!).

WHITE by Vera Wang! Beautiful!!

19 Feb

You may be thinking “designer”, this out of my range, budget, pocket…don’t have that kind of money.

Well many of the designers are teaming up with bridal retailers to offer their designs, making it more affordable.

Top Fashion designer and icon, Vera Wang announced last year she would be doing just that with David’s Bridal, she is teaming up with the retailer starting this spring.

A collection of twenty wedding gowns will be available,  ranging from $600 to $1,500.   Not bad, for her bridal designer line start at $4,000 to $35,000!!!!!  And….plus sizes will be included!

I hope you are smiling! The collection is now available, White by Vera Wang at David Bridals.

I’m pleased, hope your pleased! http://www.davidsbridal.com/HomeView

Plus Size, Of Course There’s a Wedding Gown for You!


Videos by Davids Bridals and weddingpodcastnetwork.com.

Plus Size Brides – Of Course There’s A Wedding Gown For You!

26 Jan

I received an e-mail from Sarah, a bride-to-be.  Well Sarah is really stressed about finding a wedding gown!  She’s a beautiful plus size woman and simply dreading it!

First, I know that planning a wedding as it is, is stressful.  However, this bride-to-be should not lose sight that she is getting married.

This is going to be one of thee important moments in her life and finding a gown; can be done…even if she is a plus size!

Let’s set the record straight, the definition of plus size, is any size after a size 10!

The Fashion Industry always reminds us that their sample designs are from size 0 to 3!  From size 4 to 12, sometimes including 14, is the market that most fashion designers will create a collection for distribution to buyers for major stores and boutiques, it’s all about the cost of the textiles and fabrics which drives most of the size determinations.

This is why in some instances, size 16 and up will cost a bit more.  To accommodate, for fuller figure the designs were made a bit wider, this is why the ‘W’ is found next to the size; like 14W.  More and more fashion designers are making the effort to make their designs available for the plus-size woman!  My favorite is Tadashi!!!!!

As for wedding gowns, if Kleinfields in NYC has wedding gowns for the plus size woman up to a size 30.  Then you have to believe, there are other stores which are meeting the demand and affordable too!

So, don’t be ridiculous, you can have a beautiful wedding gown!!! <I’m talking to Sarah!> And…. don’t forget on-line shopping is a wonderful option.  YOU will find a wedding gown!  Your fiancée fell in love with your curves, so take the time to accentuate them with a wedding gown you love!  There are men who love curves,  you know!

Now during Fashion Week, most designers will feature a wedding gown in their collection or if they feature their bridal collection in runway show.  The Spring 2011 collections for most designers has already been featured and the designs are available in most bridal boutiques today.

Let’s talk about cost!  Yes, you may be thinking “designer”, this out of my range, budget, pocket…don’t have that kind of money.  Well many of the designers are teaming up with bridal retailers to offer their designs, making it more affordable.

Top designer, Vera Wang announced she would be doing just that with David’s Bridal, she is teaming up with the retailer starting this spring.  A collection of twenty wedding gowns will be available,  ranging from $600 to $1,500.   Not bad, for her bridal designer line start at $4,000 to $35,000!!!!!  And….plus sizes will be included! I hope you are smiling!

Here’s a few sites:  Kleinfields, David’s Bridal and Light In The Box.  Bara Luxe has beautiful wedding gowns too, featured in video!  I believe Sarah just needed some reassurance, now she can start looking!  And…for those who are being apprehensive about your curves too, start looking too!  So there!!!

Letia 🙂

Video provided by getmarriedtv from http://www.getmarried.com

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