Monday, February 23, 2015

Academy Awards Fashion Favs

The A-Listers were all in attendance on Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year! Dare we say that last night's Oscar's were perhaps the most fashionable ever?! Neil Patrick Harris was a wonderful host singing and dancing to start the star-studded evening. His comic timing seemed to be just perfect! The belle's fav moment was of course Lady Gaga's tribute to The Sound of Music... and Julie Andrews surprise appearance was just the cherry on top! All of our favs seemed to win too! The Academy Awards red carpet certainly didn't disappoint either. What a perfect Sunday evening it was. And now onto our favorite gowns of the night...

Alia's Favorite:
Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein

Caroline's Favorite:
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Chelsea's Favorite:
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Christine's Favorite:
Faith Hill in J. Mendel

Jordan's Favorite:
Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad

Natalie's Favorite:
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

Rebecca's Favorite:
Jennifer Lopez in Ellie Saab

Valerie's Favorite:
Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Monday, February 9, 2015

Grammy Favs

Last night the 57th Grammy Awards took place and the biggest names in the music world were all there to dazzle. A few of last night's most talked about moments included another Kanye scare over Album of the Year, Kristen Wiig as Sia in Chandelier, and Annie Lennox's amazing performance with hot new artist Hozier. What was your favorite moment during the Grammys? Whatever your favorite performance was, we can all agree on one thing: the Grammy red carpet did not disappoint. From the wacky, Charlie XCX anyone, to the surprisingly tame Gaga, and the always glam TSwift, we loved every second of the fashion! But now, we all must choose our fav...

Alia's Favorite:
Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford

Caroline's Favorite:
Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad

Chelsea's Favorite:
Beyonce in Roberto Cavalli

Christine's Favortie:
Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

Jordan's Favorite:
Gwen Stefani in Versace

Natalie's Favorite:
Jessie J in Ralph & Russo

Valerie's Favorite:
Mary J. Blige in J Mendel

Monday, January 26, 2015

Red Carpet at the SAG Awards

Did you catch the SAG Awards last night? The fashion lineup got us even more excited for the biggest Red Carpet night of the year, The Oscars! But for a brief moment let's talk about the winners! And what better way to start than with Eddie Redmayne? I think our crush on him has grown immensely after last night's speech, plus that perfectly handsome grin... swoon. And what girl didn't love the big Downton Abbey win?! And of course we have to mention the almost fall by gorgeous Naomi Watts. I think our favorite part was Emma Stone's reaction. After Naomi tripped on the funny girl's gown, she looked shocked, embarrassed, and truly sorry. It just made us want to be friends with Emma even more than we already do. But enough with a recap, now onto our favs...

Alia's Favorite:
Camilla Alves in Donna Karen

Caroline's Favorite:
Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture

Chelsea's Favorite:
Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive

Christine's Favorite:
Reese Witherspoon in custom Armani

Jordan's Favorite:
Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs

Natalie's Favorite:
Keira Knightley in Erdem

Valerie's Favorite:
Rosemund Pike in Christian Dior 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hollywood's Golden Night

The Golden Globes always marks the beginning of the award show season and more importantly the beginning of award show fashion! From TV to movies, all of Hollywood's biggest stars came dressed to impress. The show was absolutely fantastic! Our favorite ladies, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler again were perfect hostesses for the evening. We must say we LOVED George Clooney's acceptance speech and him gushing about his amazing wife. Other hits of the evening: Common and John Legend's acceptance speech and finally a Downton winner :) But enough of a recap, let's get to the gownsAs always, the Belles chose their favorites from last night and in historic fashion (get it?!) we all liked one fashionista's pick the most... Sienna of course. But not to worry we all chose more than one!

Overall Belles Fav:

Sienna Miller in Miu Miu

Alia's Favorite:
Amal Clooney in Christian Dior

Caroline's Favorite:
Emma Stone in Lanvin

Chelsea's Favorite:
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Christine's Favorite:
Selma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

Emily's Favorite:
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad 

Jordan's Favorite:
Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera

Natalie & Vals' Favorite:
Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Even the men were fashionable at the Globes! It looks like the navy tuxedo is the newest trend of the season. Perhaps a trend that can carry over to all of our future grooms?! We love it!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Musings

1. On Monday, January 5th one of our favorite celebs got hitched in secret! Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden at her Beverly Hills mansion. After a short 7 month relationship they decided to tie the knot and make it official :) Around 100 guests attended the wedding including celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore. Check out the picture below of Diaz's house all decked out for the big day!

2. Of course we are so excited that Kate Middelton is expecting her second child! If you want some adorable and ROYAL outfit ideas, take a look at these pictures. Hmmm, does the baby bump look like a boy or a girl?
I mean, c'mon, can she get any cuter? :)

3. Needing some inspiration for your winter wedding?? We've got you covered :) Our personal favorites are the s'mores bar (who doesn't love s'mores?!) and the "Baby, it's cold outside" hot chocolate bar. Both of these activities are great for warming up the cold winter!

4. There has been recent surge in popularity for food trucks at weddings! You can find whatever you're looking for from Mexican food to BBQ. Before you make up your mind though, read these helpful tips about reserving a food truck for your wedding :)

5. Embrace the fur this winter season! There's no reason you can't have an outdoor wedding just because it's a little cold. Wearing a fur coat or wrap adds so much elegance and style to your wedding gown. Even if it's faux fur ;)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Musings

1. If you are still looking for the perfect touch for your Christmas wedding or even a Christmas party, check out these 25 great ideas! The Christmas themed champs and pinecone place card holders are some of our faves. Check them all out now!

2. If New Years is more your style, not to worry, we have some great ideas for you too! New Years Eve weddings are such a great way to ring in the New Year and celebrate new beginnings. This champagne tower is so fun and we love these dance floor props!

3. We know you are going to look absolutely gorgeous whether you get married over Christmas or New Years, but just in case you need some extra hydration or glow, check out these great finds to keep your skin looking perfect!

4. If you are still looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, we have some amazing last minute trips for you. These locations are absolutely beautiful in the winter and you might not even have to leave the country!!
                             Prague, Czech Republic
Park City, Utah
5. Another winter wedding idea... chocolate wedding favors! What a sweet way to say thank you to your guests for attending your special day. How cute are these hot chocolate packages in mason jars?!?!
xoxo-the belles

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Musings

1. While the photographer always has creative shots for you on your wedding day, don't you think your dress deserves a little attention of it's own? After all, you've probably been dreaming of your dress for years! Check out some awesome ways to display that beautiful gown on your wedding day.
2. Long tables are a great way to bring people together and keep conversation flowing! They are perfect for outdoor weddings because of the casual feel they bring. Plus, it saves you the time of creating the seating arrangements ;) We are always trying to make your life that much easier!

3. Kate Spade is known for her girly and classy style, so why shouldn't you incorporate some Kate Spade into your wedding?! Check out this wedding where everything from the invitations to the decadent cake had Kate Spade inspired details and it couldn't be cuter!
4. Are you good at giving or receiving gifts? Then this is the challenge for you! Create the best wedding registry and you could win a $2,000 Target gift card! What a great way to turn something that could be stressful into something fun!
5. Finally, we hope everyone had a fun and safe Thanksgiving!!!

xoxo - the belles