Beauty Essentials Posts
Celebrating our 10th Birthday in September and
proud to be the Salon featured on the Bridal Fantasy Stage this
past January. Modern Urban Designers is a unique salon and spa
located in the heart of 124th Street. At MUD we offer full salon
and esthetics services taking care of your every need.
also offer educational sessions, product exchange programs, free
consultations and our newest adventure, MUD Mobile. Our MUD Mobile
services can be catered specifically for you on [...]
Medina has been baking since she was 8 years old, and has always
enjoyed the creative experience. After graduating with a Bachelor
of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Maria worked in the Oil
Industry. She continued to bake and treat her family & friends
with freshly baked cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Soon, her
determination to find her passion for life led her to leave her job
and pursue her dream of being a Baker.
her Cake Designer Certificate at the Bonnie Gordon College of
to different spas, lash lounges and spray tanning facilities when
you can do it all under one roof? Bliss YogaSpa
exclusive 8,000 sq ft full service spa with 2 Hot Yoga
Bring your Bridal Party for:
- Relaxing or Clinical Facials
- Spray [...]
Lash Affair has been known for amazing lash services for years
now, and has just expanded to a brand new commercial location to better serve their clients!
Lash Affair is
best known for their individual eyelash extensions: boasting a
variety of 4 extension materials (synthetic, silk, faux mink, and
siberian mink fur), 7 curl-types, 12 length choices, and 5
different thicknesses, and 10 colour options (black, brown,
natural, colour etc). Lash Affair's lash variety is the largest in
Canada and no two women will ever leave with the same set of
eyelash extensions! Lash Affair custom [...]
RenĂ©e with our models for the Cover Shoot
Styled by: RenĂ©e Strauss, Beverly Hills
is a leader in the Bridal Fashion Industry; since the opening of
her Beverly Hills Bridal Salon in 1982, she has constantly gone
above and beyond for her Brides and Followers. RenĂ©e has styled for
movies (My Best Friend's Wedding, Coyote
Ugly), magazines, celebrity weddings (Paula Abdul,
Keaton) and many more! Her expertise is highly sought after and
she is now filming the second [...]
Ramirez was growing up, he watched his mother support his family
through her seamstress business. His love for design and
construction grew, but when he was finished College he was awarded
a full scholarship to the University of Miami Law School. If he had
not made the difficult decision of dropping out to follow his
dream, our world would be a little less beautiful. In 1981 he
started his own design company Liancarlo, with his first Bridal
Collection launching in 2001. His Company has skyrocketed to the
forefront of the Bridal World; since then his [...]
Blo is North
America's Original Blow Dry Bar. At Blo, you're not cheating on
your hairdresser. No cuts, no color: Just WASH BLOW GO.
Blo digs wedding
belles. Our signature Blo Bridal in-bar service includes a
45-minute consultation prior to garter belt removal. When it does
come time to get hitched, your consult Bloer will work his/her
magic with a bridal updo or whatever you desire.
Our Blo On The Go
(BOTG) Bridal service takes the style to your hotel, reception or
other location to guarantee flawless pics. For those that lust
Sareh Nouri is
rather new to the world of Bridal Gowns, her first Collection was
launched for Spring 2012 and her Designs have been turning heads
ever since. Nouri started designing after her own wedding in 2009,
a career which was not a far cry from her former vocation as a
Graphic Designer and Persian Calligraphy Expert. Her Dresses are
made for the modern Bride and they feature amazing fabrics and
innovative techniques; they have been featured on Slice TV's and
TLC's Brides of Beverly Hills and continue to be in high
Brad Goreski is every Fashionstas'
Dream Boyfriend (sorry girls, he's taken)! After starting his
career styling under the Creative Designer and Fashion Icon
Brad has set himself apart in a big way. After landing his own
Bravo! Series "It's a Brad Brad World" (which chronicles his life
while starting a new styling business on his own) he has now signed
on with Kate
Spade NY as the Exclusive Brand Stylist.
Brad with Kate Spade
Photo Courtesy of Fashionologie.com
Attention Brides: There are plenty of factors to consider when
find the right Bridal Shoes for you, espcially when all eyes will
be on you as you walk down the aisle. With so many different
options out there, from flats to platform heels, and even UGG
Boots; how can you decide? The choice can be daunting! Here are a
few helpful hints and style suggestions:
First of all,
your shoe wearing ability is a big thing to consider; if you don't
normally wear heels, you may not want to try walking down the aisle
in them. (The last [...]
New York Bridal Fashion Week at the
London Hotel from October 12 - 15 was a fabulous event featuring
many talented and inspired designers. There were several trends
shown throughout the collections, from chic column looks to
gorgeous long sleeves. Many of the dresses from Spring 2013 are
sure to captivate and inspire many Brides.
Three of our
favorite collections from NYC Bridal Fashion Week were Sareh Nouri,
Couture, and the always fabulous Monique
some of our favourites from each collection:
Celebrity wedding and engagement
rings are what dreams are made of... While most of us can't
afford these styles of rings, there is a lot of inspiration to be
found in them.
Here are a few favorites of ours, each with a unique cut,
setting, or color; to inspire our Brides:
Miley Cyrus' actor beau Liam
Hensworth proposed with this gorgeous antique Neil Lane ring.
Reportedly costing upwards of $100,000, the 3.5-Carat Cushion Cut
Diamond is set in an 18-Carat gold handcrafted art nouveau band.
If you are looking for quality hair
extensions for your wedding hairdo but don't want to permanently
commit to them, look no further than Luxy Hair.
Luxy Hair is run
by sisters Mimi and Leyla, it started after Mimi went looking for
hair extensions for her wedding day. After searching everywhere,
Mimi found that if the hair extensions were affordable, they were
poorly made and thin at the ends; and if the hair extensions were
high end, they cost an arm and a leg and the quality was still
Your Bridesmaids are some of yours
most honored guests; and they should feel fabulous in what they
wear for your big day. Luckily, the current trends from the Spring
2013 Runways will have them looking classy and feeling elegant,
while still letting you shine as the beautiful Bride.
a few great trends to look out for in 2013:
Peplums: The peplum has exploded in the fashion
world; celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson and Blake
Lively have been spotted wearing them. The look is simple, yet
memorable and suits almost any body [...]
Loving & living in Calgary,
Alberta, Trena Olfert of trena laine, Makeup Artist, has several years
in the industry educating women about how to bring out their BEST
from skin care to makeup. She specializes in professional makeup
application for fashion runways, fashion editorials, commercial,
bridal, grad and private consults. Check out these these tips for
brides - Enjoy!
Moisturize your skin because there
is nothing worse then putting makeup on dry flaky skin - even if
A radiant, natural-looking tan
looks perfect against a wedding gown, and with a tan from Glitz Spray
Tanning you'll be in expert hands to get the colour you desire.
Making sure you look your best is our goal. Come in for a trial to
see the no-orange, no-streak spray tan. One Spray Tanning session
can give you the look of up to 20 sessions in a tanning bed.
Airbrush Spray Tanning is your best option for your wedding day
While walking into a spray tanning
booth may [...]
The Loft Hair is a hair extension
salon, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our goal is to offer a unique
service experience in the art of hair extensions. Having worn hair
extensions for over ten years, I believe in offering personally
tested extension techniques. When applied correctly, hair
extensions will not damage the wearers' hair thereby making them
safe and versatile.
Whether you're looking to add
volume or length, I personally guarantee that you will leave The
Loft Hair truly pleased in your choice of our services.
WIGS: If [...]
This Sunday September 23, you can have all of your wedding woes,
wonders, and wildest wishes answered at the Edmonton Expo
Centre from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm! Enjoy a full day of
looking at everything from photographers, to flower arrangements,
venues to transportation, and even dĂ©cor and unique ideas! If
that's not enough, you'll get a chance to win some great prizes,
including a new Lexus CT 200h courtesy of Lexus of
Edmonton and Derks Formals & Menswear.
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Michael Shandro of Shandro Photo are highly sought-after for their
unique style of art.
colour and emotion are expressed throughout their photography
portfolio. The have taken top awards in multiple competitions
across Canada and Internationally; their work has been featured in
various magazines and appearing in countless blogs. But
most importantly -
their clients love working with them!
Please note: All [...]
Courtney Owner of
Lash Affair, recently answered our top 6 questions about lash
extensions. From what they are to the process of getting such
a luscious full look.
1. What are
lash extensions and why have they become so incredibly popular over
the last few years?
are the latest craze sweeping over the beauty industry. They are
individual extensions that are adhered one by one to each natural
lash, giving women the lashes they have always dreamed of! Lash
Affair uses synthetic, silk, and cruelty-free [...]
When I think of a brooch, I think
of my Grandmother; old, dated, and tacky pieces of jewelry...until
I saw what she had. I was proven wrong when I saw the amazing
pieces she had, and actually started imagining them on different
gown designs I had seen. How nice would it be to have a little
piece of your Grandmother with you on your wedding day, in a nice
tasteful way? Also, something old, and borrowed!
But then I
thought, it wouldn't look right to just stick a [...]
Every little part
of your look has to be picture perfect for your special day. From
your head to your toes, you need to look prim and proper.
Nails can be a
tricky thing to decide on. Everything from colours, to design, even
the medium you use can send you into a frenzy of confusion and
Here's a quick guide on fun fingernail frills:
1. If you have nice nails naturally, get a manicure.
Plain and simple will do the trick. [...]
Shirley Zago is a Canadian designer
and the owner of G & G Designs. G & G stands for the names
of her parents Gabriella and Gaetano who were immigrants to Canada
from Italy. Her passion at this time is that of a jewellery
designer who redesigns vintage jewellery to create one of a kind
pieces. In studying the historical trends in fashion, she is
intrigued by the timeless and classic styles of the 1940's and 50's
and how fashion always tends to come full circle again.
Many changes in [...]
A big question for a bride is how to do her make-up on her
wedding day. What is too much? What is not enough? What should be
accentuated? Eyes? Lips? Or nothing? Since eyes tend to be the
biggest issue many women have, we'll discuss this.
2012 has started off with a bang, using a lot of bold colours as
accents in what would be seemingly dull outfits - bright shoes,
scarves, and jewelry have been used to add that "pop" for your
everyday outings. Well, the same has been going for weddings as
I, myself, was pretty clueless when it came to
the idea of wedding favours. I really had no idea what was an
appropriate wedding gifts was, or how much it should cost. So,
naturally, I asked my mother. She couldnâ€™t even remember what she
gave for her wedding gift. Needless to say, I was stuck. So I went
to the next most reliable source: Google.
On Google, I found a few great websites on
wedding favours, and possible ideas. They included stem-less wine
glasses, engraved glass, even some cultural ceramic animals.
On your wedding day, you still want
to look like yourself, just a more perfect version. This is where
make-up comes in, but remember that you still have to suit your
theme and be true to yourself. You don't want to have so much
make-up on that your groom can barely recognize you.
2012 make-up trends are leaning towards a natural look. Clean,
clear skin, and creamy blushes in peaches and pinks. Since vintage
glamour is becoming increasingly popular, bright red lips and soft
smoky eyes are in. [...]
We are so excited about our upcoming fashion shows and all the
great bridal fashion you will see. We've got plenty of wedding
gowns and even more bridal gowns to show you! We've got fabulous
bridal up do's, amazing bridal makeup and lots of bridal bling. You
can catch all the bridal gown fashion by picking up a copy of 2012
Bridal Fantasy Magazine on stands or at our shows! Visit our
BF TV to catch the latest trends for weddings
Bridal Fantasy Calgary - Hotel Arts
Bridal Fantasy Calgary [...]
Today, my wedding is a week away. My mother and grandmother will
arrive tomorrow evening and then comes complete insanity. Don't get
me wrong, I am excited, but having the 3 of us together in my tiny
house is going to be interesting. You see, they asked me to wait on
some things until they got here so that they could help out. Such
as my shoes, my hair appointment, make-up, and my flowers. Now I am
starting to think this was a bad idea.
Since the end of November, I keep having extremely vivid and
disturbing dreams about my [...]
As much as I love fashion, trends seem
to be going through a revolving door. Pieces and styles that were
popular 15 years ago seem to be consistently making a comeback. For
instance, in todayâ€™s society you might look around the room and see
flare-legged jeans coming back, shoulder pads in boyfriend blazers,
fedoras, tapered pants, oxford shoes, wide black rimmed glasses.
Everything revolves, albeit with slight and subtle differences to
make things neater, but things are essentially the same.
In todayâ€™s celebrity culture, things are
taking a step back [...]
Two more busy days of looking at all the new bridal trends for
2012; capturing the romance and fashion to make these shoots
timeless and bring our 2012 brides the latest upcoming styles and
fashion trends. Watch as we are bring you more fashion, more
details, more colours and more big style trends. We have so much
incredible talent and polish and fashionable things to share with
our brides. So they look totally elegant and beautiful on their
Most importantly, a big thank you to all of our staff for
Wedding bells [...]
Two solid days of looking at all the new bridal trends for 2012;
capturing the romance and fashion to make these shoots timeless.
Hereâ€™s a sneak peak of one of the upcoming Bridal Fantasy 2012
shoot. Watch out we are bringing you more fashion, more details,
more colour. A big thanks to our models, fashion interns, stylists,
hair and makeup directors, set designers and of course our fabulous
photographers. There is so much incredible talent and beautiful and
fashionable things to share with our brides.
- Thanks to Barry and [...]
Now that youâ€™re
engaged, donâ€™t be surprised if your mom pulls out a dusty box from
storage with her old wedding dress in it to reminisce.
styling your bridal gown, keep this saying in mind: â€śSomething Old,
Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue.â€ť Finding
something new, something borrowed and something blue is the easy
part; but finding something old can be a little trickier.
putting a modern spin on [...]
Let the fun begin...
The Edmonton Fringe Festival starts today and runs until
August 21st in Old Strathcona. This year marks the 30th anniversary
of the Festival and what better way to celebrate that
accomplishment then by giving out free underwear! Thatâ€™s right;
Derks Menswear will be at the Fringe Festival on Saturday August 13
and August 20, giving away Bjorn Borg underwear! Hereâ€™s the catch:
to receive the underwear you will have to change into the underwear
in our portable change rooms and model them for our
Casual summer hairdos are not just for everyday wear. Many
brides today are opting for more simple hairstyles for their
wedding day as well. Destination wedding brides love how a more
casual hairdo fits with their relaxed seaside theme, and brides
having a traditional church wedding like a more nonchalant hairdo
because it's delightfully sweet and simple. Inspired by the image
above, which I got from
Schwarzkopf featuring a bride with a cute and simple hairdo . .
. perfect for a fun summer wedding!
Here are a few celebrity inspired casual [...]
Image courtesy of
Room With a View
Whether it's a bad spray tan, a
huge zit, irritation from a bikini wax, or over-tweezed eyebrows
before your wedding day, don't stress! Pink Lady Krista Chapman
The Pink Book has got you covered.
Krista recommends that . .
. . . if a spray tan has got you
lookin' like an Oompa Loompa or one of the cast members of Jersey
Shore . . [...]
What girl (or guy) doesn't all deep
down inside covet and dream of natural feeling lashes that are
continuously lush, full, and make your eyes simply pop?!? Well very
few I would say. Well I'm calling on all the ladies with their
hectic and busy schedules . . . *ahem that means all you busy
brides-to-be. I've recently discovered this gem of a time and
stress saver that is just brilliant! As you all may be wondering
now, it's called . . . LashDip!
With just one LashDip application,
Who says that gorgeous dresses have
to come with a hefty price tag? Contrary to popular belief, you
donâ€™t have to spend tens of thousands to get a look that screams
runway diva. In fact, weâ€™ll show you 10 gorgeous dresses that are
bound to make your man fall for you (again!) and wonâ€™t leaving your
The dresses range from ornate and
intricate, to simple and elegant. All are classically beautiful and
perfect for your big day. Dresses are a big part [...]
* Photos retrieved
Winter is here and Bridal Fantasy feels
that the holidays definitely justify a hairdo update . . . and
we're thinking layers!
advises: â€śAdding layers to long hair is an
easy way to instantly update your hairstyle without having to
sacrifice hair length or making any extreme changesâ€ť.
As well, soft layers and waves look amazing and are great for most
face shapes as they do not [...]
So what's the next new and upcoming
culture craze and fashion trend? Well, it originates from the
saying: Scherben bringen Giack, meaning "shards bring good luck."
This trend has led to the popularization and transformation of a
German custom called Polterbend, creating elegant must-have pieces
that any girl can cherish and appreciate (as proven by etsy.com).
Polterbend (derived from the German
verb poltern [which means to make a racket] + noun abend [evening])
is a popular German wedding custom in which on the night before