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ENAM seeks submissions of wedding dress portraits

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Ellen Noel Art Museum curator Daniel Zies is seeking submissions to complete an exhibit set to open in December. “Betrothed: 250 Years of Wedding Fashion” from the Steven Porterfield Collection will be on display starting Dec. 3.

Zies is asking members of the community to lend family wedding portraits for the exhibit.

The exhibit draws on the extensive collection of Porterfield, a clothing expert and historian, and will showcase the fashion trends of the past two centuries.

To be considered for the exhibit, email a digital photo, a short history and dimensions of the frame to Zies at curator@noelartmuseum.org, before Nov. 1.

The final photos will be chosen by Porterfield. Photos that are selected must be framed and ready to hang.

The exhibit is limited to 40 portraits.

Comic book workshop

ENAM is having a comic book illustration workshop 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Odessa artist Mike Kennedy will teach participants to create their own superhero and draw in a comic book-illustration style

The workshop is for those 16 and older. Advance registration is $25.

Facemasks are required.

For more information, visit noelartmuseum.org.

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Kendall Jenner Brings Quarantine Fashion to a New Level With This Sheer Givenchy Dress

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On Friday, Kendall Jenner posted a series of Instagram photos of herself in a sheer Givenchy dress, effectively showing up the rest of our quarantine fashion.

“@matthewmwilliams dressed me up 🤠🤍😌 at home in the new @givenchyofficial by MATT WILLIAMS 🤍 congrats you genius!!!,” she wrote, tagging the Givenchy creative director. “what a beautiful collection.”

Apparently Jenner did an at-home fashion show with this beautiful gown, which she paired with beaded gloves and a glamorous silver necklace. Someone had some fun playing with computer desktop backgrounds, apparently. This is how we have to adapt in 2020:

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Photo credit: Kendall Jenner – Instagram
Photo credit: Kendall Jenner - Instagram
Photo credit: Kendall Jenner – Instagram
Photo credit: Kendall Jenner - Instagram
Photo credit: Kendall Jenner – Instagram

During the pandemic, Jenner has kept up her fashion game, despite the fact that most big events are canceled indefinitely these days. This summer, she showed off a yellow floral bikini while on a lakefront Idaho vacation with Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber.

“Good bathroom,” she captioned another recent selfie, though we all know this selfie had nothing to do with the bathroom (but the mirror is good).

Her Instagram isn’t just fashion photos these days. Earlier this month, Jenner posted a slideshow of the early-voting dates in each state.

“did you know that in some states you can early vote???,” she wrote. “you don’t have to wait till November 3rd (that’s also my bday and all i want is for you to vote, pleaseeee and thanks) this is the most important election of our lives! early vote if you can!!! i know i’m going to!”

If you think this is just my way of sneaking “make a voting plan” into yet another post, then…you’d be correct.

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Princess Beatrice says it was an “honour” to wear the Queen’s dress on her wedding day

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Princess Beatrice’s iconic wedding dress from her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July was made extra special for the fact that it was originally her grandmother, the Queen’s.

Originally designed by Norman Hartnell – the same designer who made the Queen and Princess Margaret’s wedding dresses – royal dressmaker Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin made a few tweaks to the garment here and there to make it unique to Beatrice for her own big day.

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The gown is currently on display at Windsor Castle, and Beatrice has already been to see it.

Sharing news of the exhibit on Twitter, Beatrice wrote, “It was an honour to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day, I hope many of you are able to visit the exhibition which is still open at Windsor Castle.”

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She also tweeted her thanks to well-wishers, adding: “Thank you to everyone who has sent in and tweeted their best wishes for our special day in July. Edo and I are so excited to embark on this new chapter together.”

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Beatrice and Edo had originally planned to marry on 29 May, in a ceremony at St. James’s Palace followed by a reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. But in March it became clear that coronavirus was going to stand in their way, and an official statement from Buckingham Palace revealed the wedding plans were ‘under review’. So instead, the Princess and her Italian property developer fiancé organised a small-scale ‘lockdown wedding’.

They both seem pretty happy with the outcome!

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“It Was an Honor” to Wear the Queen’s Dress on Her Wedding Day

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From Town & Country

Princess Beatrice had a unique royal wedding—a surprise, socially-distanced ceremony, attended only by a small group of guests—and a unique wedding dress to go with it: a vintage Norman Hartnell gown on loan from none other than Beatrice’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

As is customary after the royals’ weddings, the Princess’s gown is now on display at one of the palaces, and she thinks her fans should see it. “It was an honour [sic] to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day, I hope many of you are able to visit the exhibition which is still open at Windsor Castle,” she wrote on Twitter, quoting a tweet from the Royal Collection Trust about the exhibition.

In another tweet posted today—her first since she and Edoardo “Edo” Mapelli Mozzi announced their engagement in September 2019—she thanked fans for their well wishes. “Thank you to everyone who has sent in and tweeted their best wishes for our special day in July. Edo and I are so excited to embark on this new chapter together,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, Edo is making headlines of his own, taking part in a rare interview with the Financial Times. He shared that his wedding day suit was the newest outfit in his closet (“I worked with a brilliant cutter and creative director called Campbell Carey. It was a wonderful process and for the rest of my life, every time I put on that suit I’ll feel happy.”), that his wedding ring is the object he would never part with, and that the best gift he’s ever given was a sculpture for his now-wife.

He described it as “a bronze figurative sculpture, which I commissioned from my stepfather, the sculptor David Williams-Ellis, for my wife’s birthday last year. His studio is next to my mother’s house so we’d see him in there every day covered in clay. It’s so special for us to have a piece of his work in our home.”

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Princess Beatrice says it was an ‘honour’ to wear Queen’s dress for wedding

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The couple had originally been due to marry on 29 May, but had to postpone their plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month, Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress, which was loaned to her by the Queen, was put on display at Windsor Castle, where it will remain until 22 November.

The gown was worn by the monarch on several occasions in the 1960s, including the 1962 world premiere of Lawrence of Arabia at the Odeon Leicester Square.

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Made from peau de soie taffeta and embellished with hand-embroidered crystals, diamantes and ivory duchesse satin on the trim of the skirt, the dress was altered for Princess Beatrice by the Queen’s personal dresser Angela Kelly and fashion designer Stewart Parvin.

On Friday, Princess Beatrice tweeted for the first time since last September to thank members of the public for their well-wishes since her wedding to Mr Mapelli Mozzi.

The royal also responded to a tweet by the Royal Collection Trust about the display of her wedding dress at Windsor Castle, expressing her hope that people are able to go see it.

“Thank you to everyone who has sent in and tweeted their best wishes for our special day in July. Edo and I are so excited to embark on this new chapter together,” Princess Beatrice wrote.

“It was an honour to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day, I hope many of you are able to visit the exhibition which is still open at Windsor Castle.”

Princess Beatrice’s Valentino wedding shoes were also put on display at the royal residence, as was a replica of her bridal bouquet.

To complete her bridal look, the 32-year-old wore the Fringe Tiara, a headpiece previously owned by Queen Mary.

The tiara was worn by Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day in 1947 and by Princess Anne for her wedding to Mark Phillips in 1973.

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Princess Beatrice says wearing the Queen’s dress on wedding day “was an honour”

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Princess Beatrice sparked a surge of interest in sustainable wedding dresses when she reworked a stunning vintage gown belonging to the Queen for her wedding.

The 32-year-old royal has since said that wearing her grandmother’s “beautiful” Norman Hartnell dress “was an honour” in a rare post on Twitter, and reminded royal fans that it is still on display at Windsor Castle.

“It was an honour to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day, I hope many of you are able to visit the exhibition which is still open at Windsor Castle,” Beatrice Tweeted.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married in a small ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor on 17 July, after cancelling their plan to wed at St James’s Palace due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Buckingham palace revealed that Beatrice’s dress, previously worn by Her Majesty in the 1960s, was remodelled and fitted by the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly and dressmaker Stewart Parvin. The gown is made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory, trimmed with ivory Duchess satin, and has organza sleeves. It’s encrusted with diamanté details and features a geometric bodice.



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The full-skirted silhouette was softened slightly to give the dress a more contemporary shape, and short organza sleeves embroidered with vintage diamantés were added to the straps. The alterations were made to be reversible, should it be decided that the dress should go back to its original design.



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Continuing the royal bride’s sustainable theme of secondhand bridalwear, Beatrice also wore the 94-year-old monarch’s Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, and shoes by Valentino that she had previously worn on several occasions – including to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

The royal wedding dress will be on display at Windsor Castle from 23 September until 22 November 2020.

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Cynthia Bailey’s Wedding: Karen Huger’s Floor-Length Dress

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Cynthia Bailey’s wedding with Mike Hill was a Bravoleb-studded affair. Kenya Moore, Eva Marcille, and Kandi Burruss served as dazzling bridesmaids in all white, Porsha Williams and Marlo Hampton showed out in fierce black ‘fits, and Quad Webb came through in a flirty minidress. Even the grande dame herself, Karen Huger, made a fabulous appearance.

The Real Housewives of Potomac entrepreneur went all the way to Georgia to show her support for her longtime pal on her special day. Karen looked beyond elegant in a classic floor-length black dress detailed with a sweetheart neckline and a ruffled tulle train. Karen also came equipped with her own personal protective gear that complemented her attire. Karen carried a pearl-detailed black face mask and a clear face shield. (You didn’t think the grande dame would wear a basic disposable mask now, did you?)

She topped off her look with a fabulous, voluminous curly lob and a glowing makeup look complete with a sultry smoky eye and a glossy nude pout. 

“Congratulations my dear friend @cynthiabailey!” she captioned a snap of herself and the radiant bride. 

Karen wasn’t the only ‘Wife representing for RHOP. Gizelle Bryant also attended the festivities in a bedazzled blazer dress.

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Heather Rae Young Shares a Behind-The-Scenes Wedding Dress Shopping Photo

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Since getting engaged in July, Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young have been sharing exciting details of their wedding plans, from possible locations to who will be planning their big day. Last month, Young revealed that she found her dream dress, and now she’s giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at her wedding dress shopping experience.

Young took to Instagram this week to post a photo and a video of her wearing a semi-sheer, fitted mermaid gown featuring 3D embroidered flowers over silk tulle. “So this is NOT the ‘yes to the dress,'”she writes in the caption. While it won’t be the gown that she’ll be wearing when she ties the knot, the dress came in at a close second.

After trying on her top three wedding dresses multiple times, she says that she chose her dream dress from her favorite wedding designer, Galia Lahav. If you’re a Selling Sunset fan, that designer might sound familiar: Lahav designed a custom black wedding dress and veil for Young’s co-star Christine Quinn, who had a gothic Barbie-themed wedding that was featured on the show’s season three finale. Lahav also made another stunning black dress for Quinn to wear during her wedding reception.

At the end of the Young’s caption, she asks fans:”Is this what you would have pictured me in? What do you think the dress I chose looks like?” While we can only guess what dress she selected, we know for sure that it’ll be stunning.

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Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young shares snap of ‘second favourite’ wedding dress

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Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young has found her dream wedding dress and it looks like she took a leaf out of her co-star’s book to do so.

Heather revealed on Instagram that she has chosen a wedding dress by Galia Lahav, the designer behind Christine Quinn’s mesmerising 50k black wedding dress.

This week, Heather gave her fans a behind-the-scenes look as she went wedding dress shopping. While she didn’t show the Galia Lahav dress she ultimately went with, she did show her second favourite and it is absolutely divine. Come and take a look!



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Heather took to Instagram on Tuesday sharing a snap with her 1.6m followers of a show-stopping Galia Lahav wedding dress she had tried on.

Heather looked majestic wearing a fitted, semi-sheer, silk tulle mermaid gown with elegant off-the-shoulder straps.

The dress was made even more special by the beautiful 3D embroidered flowers and the sheer inserts on the sides.

Heather also posted a video which gave fans a 360-degree look at the heavenly gown.

In the caption, the realtor Heather Rae Young revealed her journey to finding the wedding dress of her dreams.

She wrote: So this is NOT the “yes to the dress” but this was my second favourite dress.

‘After trying my top three on multiple times I chose my dream dress from my favourite wedding dress designer @galialahav.’



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She is not the only celeb to be tempted by the dreamy designs, even Queen Bey has fallen head over heels for a Galia Lahav wedding dress.

Yes, Beyonce donned a stunning Victorian-inspired Galia Lahav gown to renew her vows to Jay Z in 2018.

Made from blush Chantilly lace it had sheer panels, illusion tulle sleeves and a Swarovski crystal and pearls embellished bustier.

Metro reported at the time that the gown retailed for €10,300 and the train was said to cost €2,900!



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Jennifer Lopez has also rocked a dazzling Galia Lahav creation before, but not on her big day.

She rang in the New Year in true style in 2019 wearing a figure-flattering crystal-encrusted plunge-neckline bodysuit by the designer with a wonderful satin train.



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Heather announced the news of her engagement to Flipping Houses star Tarek El Moussa in July.

Recently, she told EVOKE all about Tarek’s beautiful proposal, which took place on a private idyllic beach, no less. You can read all about the gorgeous proposal story here.

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The Real Meaning of a Bespoke, Couture, Designer Made Wedding Dress

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There are many terms bandied about in the wedding industry designed to both ease the pain and add to the excitement as we part with our cash. ‘Bespoke’, ‘Couture made’ and ‘Designer dress’ are three of the most common.

Most of us probably have a fairly good idea as to what they mean, but taking a look at what they do not mean will help us to arrive at a more accurate definition.

There are not many bridal shops that do not use the term ‘designer’ somewhere in the description of the dress they are presenting to us. All things we use in this life have a designer. Even a paper coffee cup had to be designed by someone. Try convincing the average buyer that the paper cup is a ‘designer’ cup worth ten times more than an ordinary paper cup and you might have some problems.

Yet effectively that is exactly what is happening in the case of many of the ‘designer’ labels we see in our high streets as well as the designer wedding dresses we first spoke about. Mass-produced dresses made (and often designed) in the Far East are being presented to us in this way. I don’t know about you, but this to me, seems to weaken the whole ‘designer dress’ ethos. Why pay more if it’s nothing but a mass-produced clone?

So what makes for a true ‘designer dress’?

Firstly, there has to be an exclusive element to the design. Admittedly high prices are in themselves a way of making a dress more exclusive, but there has to be more to it than that.

What about the dresses that grace the Hollywood red carpets and the latest catwalk shows? What makes them a designer dress?

The answer to that is individuality. Most of these dresses have been drawn by a designer and then made by a small, elite team of seamstresses, who are working the movie star or model’s actual measurements.

This is often a ‘bespoke’ dress in the true meaning of the word i.e. a ‘one off’ garment made for the individual.

The word ‘couture’ has in recent years come to mean a garment that is made to an accepted high standard by a skilled designer and sewing team. Originally the term could only be used in certain regions of France. Even today the term ‘Haute Couture’ can only be used when referring to ten current fashion houses based in Paris and three other correspondent fashion houses.

Is it possible to buy true bespoke, couture made designer wedding dresses in the UK? Yes of course, but you have to look for them. Many designers have to a certain extent ‘sold out’ to the enormous wedding dress factories based in China, and who can blame them?

In the wedding trade it is quite usual for a wedding dress ‘designer’ to walk in to a Chinese design room, choose from a range of fabrics, bodice patterns, embroidery styles, sizes required and then effectively leave them to …