There was plenty to enjoy about Barcelona Bridal Week, from touring the Pronovias atelier to watching the brand's runway show stacked with major It models. But it wasn't until I sat down with French designer Hervé Moreau that I understood the intricacies of creating not just any dress, but a wedding dress. Hervé kept his head down in the days leading up to his 2017 debut, staying awake all hours just to finalize details with his seamstresses, attend casting calls with his direct team, and shoot the final lookbook.
But when I talked with him hours before he revealed his new collection, he was more relaxed and certainly excited. Through a translator, Hervé revealed the secret to finding a perfect gown and teased his upcoming model lineup, which included Irina Shayk. "This is the second time she's with us," he said with a grin. "She's worked with Pronovias many times before. But as [my] icon, the second time." But the surprises don't end there. Read on to find six takeaways from one of the most talented bridal designers around. They just might change the vision you have for your own special day.
Every Mother's Day, we face the same ol' dilemma: finding a gift that says I love you, thanks for all that you do, and by the way, [insert item here] would look just lovely on ya. The search isn't easy, but this year, we pulled through, rounding up pieces that any mom - from the beach babes to type-A planners - will love.
Scroll through to shop a few extraspecial picks and prepare yourself for months of subtle (and not-so-subtle) brags about you. Don't have ton of dough to spend? Check out more equally great gift ideas, none of which top $50.
If you think the Obamas didn't get their Star Wars on for May 4th, you're greatly mistaken. The White House Twitter account shared a video of Michelle and Barack dancing with R2D2 and a couple of Storm Troopers - to "Uptown Funk" no less. Of course, the FLOTUS was dressed ever so appropriately. While her zipper-front design took a modest A-line silhouette, it was functional with just enough flare to allow for a few moves. Michelle might have accessorized her dress with opaque tights, smart shoes, and stud earrings, but you can ditch the stockings and give off casual vibes this Spring in a pair of booties. Read on to get in the mood, then shop similar options below.
Ashley Graham and swimsuitsforall are teaming up to encourage women to flaunt their Summer bodies. The model and activist is featured alongside Olympian Amanda Bingson, activist Philomena Kwao, photographer Jessica Lavoie, and model Nicola Griffin for a new #MySwimBody campaign. In the shoot, which encourages women all over the world to share their beach looks, the five diverse women ditch their flowing cover-ups and pose proudly in splashy bikinis.
This isn't the first swimsuitsforall campaign that proves women of any size and age can rock a two-piece. The brand also tapped the models for their first #SwimSexy campaign, which graced the pages of Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue. You can shop all the flattering designs on the swimsuitsforall website just in time for your next vacation. But first, scroll through to swoon over the sexy styles (and women!) that will give you serious Summer fever.
While some women stock up on maternity gear during pregnancy, Chrissy Teigen was determined to make her everyday clothes work - specifically, denim cutoffs. Before giving birth, she announced via Instagram she'd be rocking those bottoms until the button popped. And now that baby Luna's arrived? Chrissy's still wearing her warm-weather staple, pairing them with an off-the-shoulder top and sandals in a recent Instagram snap.
Chrissy proves this piece always works, bump or not, and has convinced us to stock up before the Summer rolls in. Scroll though to see how Chrissy styles the item she just can't quit, then shop similar pieces for yourself.
We're off to the 2016 Kentucky Derby races - or at least, dressing the part. Whether that actually means you're headed to Churchill Downs or rooting for your favorite horse at a friend's party, there's one accessory that will supply all the Derby chic you'll need, and that, of course, is a gorgeous hat. What better place to draw outfit (read: headgear) inspiration from than the royals abroad? Namely, Kate Middleton and her sister, Pippa; Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie; and Queen Elizabeth II. We're zeroing in on the most masterful works of hat art, courtesy of our favorite royal figures. Let this be a lesson: where royalty and the Kentucky Derby are concerned, the more dramatic the hat, the closer to heaven. Read on for all the inspiration you'll need.
Swimwear has undergone a major overhaul - at one point in time, there were only skimpy bikinis and skirted one-pieces and nothing in between. But now, everything from sexy one-pieces to tankinis, monokinis, sporty two-pieces, knit bikinis, and more are available for women of all ages and body types.
But sometimes the depth and breadth of all that swimwear is overwhelming; how can you get something that looks ah-mazing but won't be seen on every other gal on the beach? Here are 10 brands you should snatch up before everyone else catches on.