Most all of us have been known to wear some animal skin or fur from time to time. You’re probably wearing leather shoes right now! But would you have the nerve — or the inclination — to wear a wedding dress made out of road kill? Designer Jess Eaton thinks so. And her designs will be on display at London’s White Gallery this May.
She’s created Roadkill Couture, a series of gorgeous gowns created with the help of some discarded animal products. Eaton calls it “a celebration of the exquisite design of nature” and aims to g”giv[e] a second life to things of wonder and beauty when they would normally perish or simply be thrown away or discarded.”
Beautiful sentiment, and really pretty gowns, but would it creep you out to know that the dress you’re wearing is made from animals found on the side of the road? Check out a couple more of her creations after the jump! [EatonNott]
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Finally! Vogue has the first official look at Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress from her nuptials with longtime beau Adam Shulman this summer. The custom Valentino is poufy and gauzy and more cream puff than I expected from the chic Miss Anne.
Furious debate in the Frisky office ensued: Amelia thinks it’s pretty (save for the headpiece) and I say the whole thing looks like a mess of that fake spider web stuff you buy at Halloween. Of course, with such a gorgeous bride, you’re hardly looking at the dress. [Fashionista] [Photos: Vogue]
It’s wedding season, and whatever. While everyone else is off pledging eternal devotion, or crying whilst watching others do so, I embrace the opportunity to (pointlessly) browse the prettiest, most ornate wedding dresses money can buy, waxing quixotic for the day a Pinault puts a ring on my finger — or even just knocks me up! (Right, Linda?) Hell, I’d even take a Sarkozy. Lest I go on too long and reveal too much about my
gold-digging ways desire for a comfortable lifestyle, check out these 15 wedding dresses vastly beyond my means. For now.
As someone who is some small percentage Gypsy (my mother swears we’re Russian from the Caucaucus mountains), I’m more than a little bit fascinated by Gypsy culture. I’ve watched the UK version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and have been blown away by the elaborate wedding ceremonies Gypsy families participate in, passing off their often very young daughters into marriage. Gypsy communities seem to be tightly knit and in some ways highly traditional (despite the short skirts that many of the young women wear to their friend’s weddings, Gypsy girls are expected to remain very, very chaste until marriage.)
Gypsies aren’t just a European phenomenon, either. A new TLC series documents the similar Gypsy culture in the U.S. — a people who also fight against immense prejudice and stereotypes, who love fiercely and who really seem to love a big, froofry, extravagant wedding dress. Check out the American version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” on Sunday nights at 10 pm EST, and check out some of the girl’s wild dresses here.
There were a lot of things I knew I’d have to think about when we decided to get married. I don’t just mean the lofty “What is marriage for?” questions. I mean the practical questions about the ceremony and party. What I’d be wearing underneath my dress for the big day wasn’t, however, one of the things on my mind.
That is until I watched an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” in which a former beauty queen is lectured by her father about not wearing a thong to her dress fitting. “Thong” is not a word I would ever want to hear come out of my own father’s mouth, but I guess if that’s their relationship, who am I to judge? Prior to that, however, I wasn’t privy to the entire world that is bridal undergarments — a world wherein you’re not just expected to wear something stain-free and seamless, but sexy too. Indeed, “bridal underwear” is its own species in the genus of undergarments. Keep reading »
Remember when Pam Anderson got married to Kid Rock on a boat in a white bikini? Well, this wedding ensemble from Kaviar Gauche’s uh, Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, puts Pammy to shame. Yes, that’s right, Autumn/Winter. As in, the cold months. [Getty]
Wedding dress shopping. Here’s what happens to me: I walk into a bridal salon and tell the nice maternal saleswoman that I want a tea-length gown with no flowery accents. I am ushered into a dressing room where I am told that they have one tea length gown, it is covered in flowers, and did I want to try on, say, this $1,500 satin gown with a 14-foot train? For funsies? Repeat nine times. Nine. Nine.
“This is your one chance to be a princess!” one saleswoman told me. When I explained to her that my “princess” vision actually, like, seriously really did include a tea-length dress and she was just going to have to see if she could manage to wrap her mind around that, this total stranger looked at me like I had just shot her kitten point-blank in the face in the middle of the dress shop.
So, I went to the custom dressmaker. I told her what I wanted. She said she could totally do that, but she wouldn’t start the dress until next year, even though we’re getting married in April. Why?
“So you have time to get your weight where you want it.” Keep reading »
Little girls don’t grow up fantasizing about getting married in dresses that aren’t white. But designers sure want them to, judging by the latest round of bridal fashion shows that recently concluded in New York and boasted more colored wedding dresses than ever. Non-white bridal gowns have been shown on the runways every season for years, but it’s always hard to tell if these dresses actually have any traction in the market or if they’re just a wedding dress designer’s way of evading having to show another white dress. (I’ve always wondered if all the bridal industry’s names for white — eggshell, ivory, cream, silk white — were merely a reaction to white fatigue.) Keep reading »
Dating blogger Yue Xu was wandering around Nordstrom Rack minding her own biz when she spied a gorgeous Jessica McClintock wedding gown on sale for one cent. The strapless dress had been erroneously marked down from $275 to only a penny. Several Nordstrom employees gathered around as a manager furiously entered the dress’s SKU into the register. Again and again, the price came up as one cent. After several minutes and dozens of attempts, Nordstrom actually honored the price on the tag. The only problem? Yue has no plans of getting married anytime soon and, well, she thought it might be a little crazy to buy a wedding dress when she wasn’t even engaged. So Yue did something extremely cool — she bought the dress and is now giving it away. Keep reading »