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As much of my life is consumed by weddings – whether it be planning them, participating in them or simply attending them – I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of the day’s biggest crowning jewel… The Dress! It’s the one thing I will always look forward too, and the one thing that’s presence will never be surpassed.
Heck, since of the dawn of time, people have been getting hitched and bridal dresses have been worn, but it remains the singular bridal accessory that is both static in concept and oh so dynamic in content. With all the vibrant styles, designs, assortments, creations etc., it’s no wonder why it’s a favored part among so many.
And there is no better place to immortalize the wedding dress all than the Silver Screen!
With the well anticipated release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 coming out this Friday (yeah, I just took it there), I couldn’t help but get excited to see the wedding scene again… if for nothing else, the ka-ka-ka-KILLER Carolina Herrera wedding dress, which is tailored impeccably to dance along Kristen Stewart’s delicate figure.
The $35,000 (yes, I said $35,000) custom created gown, which took four seamstresses six months to complete, oozes with timeless bridal elegance and has a regal quality unmatched by today’s standard of competition. In a world dominated by strapless couture, it’s the kind of dress that stands out in all the right ways… and don’t even get me started on the jewel-encrusted Manolo Blahnik’s she got to rock with it! I mean hellooo!?!? Can you say dream?!
And speaking of dreams, here’s our Top 15! Feel inspired, feel encouraged or simply feel completely green with envy like me, but no matter what, you gotta pay respect to the style :)
1. Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
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2. Elizabeth Taylor in Father of the Bride (1950)
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3. Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City (2008)
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4. Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
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5. Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957)
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6. Kate Hudson & Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars (2009)
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7. Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
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8. Rachel McAdams in The Notebook (2004)
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9. Jennifer Aniston in Marley and Me (2008)
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10. Natalie Portman in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
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11. Audrey Hepburn (again!) in Sabrina (1954)
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12. Sasha Barrese in The Hangover (2009)
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13. Keira Knightley in Love Actually (2003)
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14. Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia! (2008)
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15. Ginger Rogers in It Had to Be You (1947)
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February 7, 2012
Kim Cattral & Miley Cyrus
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the “six degrees of separation” theory. It’s the same theory people used to show how all celebrities are connected by six degrees or less through Kevin Bacon. Haha! (Does anyone else find using the former Footloose frolic-er as the placebo here as hilariously random as I do?) Well, for all intents and purposes, I will be putting it into play for this post as well… the theory, that is… not Kevin Bacon.
While today’s blogging bit may not be exactly six degrees off, I’m using the common denominator that the first Sex and the City movie was all about Carrie and Big’s tumultuous twists and turns during their road to the alter, in order to justify writing about my total, over-the-top levels of anticipation for its sequel. (SH$@*HG$#&GF!!!!!) That’s supposed to symbolize my girlish giddiness. Awesome, I know.
Anyhoot, People.com just released an article revealing some of the movie’s “some-things-to-look-forward-to” features, and I couldn’t be more pumped to discuss them all with you! Among the delicious details is news of celebrity guest appearances from big names, such as Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, and dare I even name drop it?… Liza Minnelli. That’s right, even Ms. Minnelli will be pasting on her best false lashes and fluttering for the silver screening of this big sequel. Too and Much.
Ohhh, the 80's
Another juicy gem is the knowledge that the finest (“finest” being the operative word) fashions of the 1980′s will be out in full force through a memory Carrie recalls during a flashback. Reminiscing when she first moved to the Big Apple and met her co-starring counterparts, Parker’s character will be dolled up and decked out in clothing from the most cringe worthy era ever. For cereal, how can you not love that?
Patricia Field, the famous fashionista behind the iconic styles of Sex and the City and downright genius of the threads – if you ask me, went on to divulge that there will also be some exotic settings to watch for. The cast and crew will spend about six weeks shooting in Morocco, which means the film will not only have babushka 80′s bangs, but belly dancers and Bedouins! (Oh my!)
As for the Mr. and Mrs. Big newlywed networkers, Field is keeping her lips sealed. (Boo!) You know that girl knows we’re all DYING for some baby news! Just like the age old saying, first comes love (aka Seasons 1-6 of the series); then come marriage (aka Sex and the City: The Movie); then comes (fill in your name here) in the baby carriage (Sex and the City: The Sequel)… I’m just saying :)
October 21, 2009