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Jessica Biel Shops For Wedding Dress in Paris

7 Apr

It looks like Jessica Biel is getting her wedding preparations sorted ahead of her summer wedding to Justin Timberlake, the 30-year-old was spotted leaving Elie Saab in Paris earlier today, an ideal place to hunt for a bridal gown!

The actress looked chic in loose black trousers combined with a white blouse and jacket with her huge engagement ring (custom-designed by Justin himself) on display, of course!

A source recently told People magazine that the couple are planning a “big summer wedding”, although Jessica “initially wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding, but Justin from the beginning wanted a big wedding, and that’s what they have decided on”.

The pair got engaged in December after a five-year on/off relationship and are expected to tie the knot in the summer at a private estate.

Meanwhile, Lance Bass, Justin´s ex bandmate, knows exactly what to get the couple as a wedding gift; “The man has everything, so a nice little toaster with a Mickey Mouse emblem on it will do!” the *NSYNC singer told USWeekly.

Wedding gifts aside, the 34-year-old had great things to say about the couple; “They just get each other,” Bass said, “I love Jess because she’s just one of the guys and with Justin, you’ve just got to be one of the guys too.”

Wedding Dress Styles

21 Mar

I´m sure that most brides to be know more or less what style of dress they want to wear before they even start looking! Here are a few tips to bear in mind when picking out your dress, to make sure you get one that flatters your body shape and creates the effect you want to portray:


– If you want to play down your lower half, try a slimming A-line skirt that floats to the floor.

– If you want to conjure the illusion of curves or flaunt the ones you’ve got, a fitted mermaid silhouette creates an hourglass shape.

– Head-to-toe texture and a fluted silhouette are two foolproof ways to look taller and slimmer.

– The body of an empire line dress falls from beneath the bust, which is great if you have a broad waist and a small bust.

– A column dress hugs the figure and looks great on slim figures.

– The ball gown can support many different necklines and sleeve lengths and is perfect for those brides envisioning a fairy tale wedding.

– A tea-length dress is a fantastic idea if you want to add a pop of colour to your wedding showing off bright shoes.

Bodices and necklines:

– A fitted bodice shape will create a slimmer waistline, but add a little padding to balance the look if you have a small bust.

– A sweetheart neckline works with all bust sizes, and a deep V-neck draws eyes down, elongating your body.

– A silk cowlneck gown creates sophisticated allure, while a deep V-back accented with lace or without adds sexiness to a simple dress.

– A gown made with form-fitting stretch satin, which smooths out a multitude of flaws, is a benefit to every body type. Pleating on the column bodice offers additional camouflage and helps stretch your frame.

– A strap-less dress is a fine opportunity for jewelery, and a very elegant look, particularly if you have a long neck, good shoulders and well-toned arms.

– A sash nips in your waist, especially if you choose a noticeably darker hue than your dress.

– The boat neckline follows the line of the collarbone and suits narrow shoulders. It also creates a very romantic, but at the same time different look.


– Use long sleeves to draw attention to your upper body and conceal larger arms. They are also a great idea for a winter wedding.

– A tailored short sleeve can balance your look if you are pear-shaped and are ideal if you need to cover your shoulders. However, if you have broad shoulders, this style will emphasize them.

Little touches:

– A front slit adds drama to a traditional gown, especially when it exposes layers of silk gazer fabric and Chantilly lace.

– For a sleek minimalist look, try a fitted, strap-less dress with a thin belt or sash and a crisp peplum at the hips.

– A sheer and close-fitting corded lace jacket is a prim yet provocative addition to a delicately strapless gown.

– Add an artfully sculpted veil, in blush pink for example, to a sleek streamlined gown for a bold touch.

– Pin a single ostrich plume to your hair for a dreamy, ethereal headpiece.

– Add elbow length gloves for an elegant, 20s look.

If you are still not too sure about which style will suit you, at Brides online magazine they have a great tool to help you virtually try on bridal gowns and experiment with wedding makeup and wedding hairstyles to create your unique look.



Paris Fashion Week / March 5th-6th

7 Mar

I think Paris Fashion Week has been my favourite of the season.. Once again, my pick of the best:

Stella McCartney, Kenzo and Vanessa Bruno showcased some especially gorgeous looks, which are your favourites?