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Tarte Beauty Giveaway

For all our beautiful brides don’t miss the opportunity to win the Tarte Cosmetics Bridal giveway!! Tarte partnered with to  offer this awesome beauty giveaway. One grand prize winner will receive a mother of pearl plated compact from the 1950’s (something old) a $500 gifct card to Saks Fifth Avenue , a set of bridal magazines and bridal books from The Knot, and a set of tarte products(something new) , and 2 tarte makeup artists to do your makeup and the makeup of 5 members of your bridal party  plus a makeup trial run on your wedding day! (something borrowed).

This is an epic bridal day giveaway that I wanted to share with all of you!! Don’t miss your chance, the deadline is 6/15/2014. Good luck!!

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Braids are Taking Brides by Storm!

For quite a while, braids have been on an upward trend. Braids have taken over the red carpet and runways, and now braids are taking the bridal hairstyle by storm! Modern brides are trading in their traditional formal do for less traditional braided styles.

Styles range from subtly romantic to elegant sheek and everything in between. We have seen fishtail braids, waterfall braids, French braids, headband braids, around-the-world braids, braided updo’s, messy braids, and more! Braids are fresh and youthful and these styles are a fun way to be out with the old and in with the new!

I have noticed more of my clients requesting braids be incorporated into their style. I have to say, I am loving it! Braids are a great way to add fun to any style and bring a little bit of youth! Braided hairstyles can be dressed up or down and add a punch of fun to any look. Most are easy to create, and some can be done with wet or dry hair. Styles can be worn bohemian, messy, and formal. There are so many to choose from.

Check out some of these popular styles below, I even included some how-to’s from YouTube for you to practice with!

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Shooting with Song

I was privileged to work with an extremely talented designer Song Oh from New York design house SOH. Song specializes in high end designer knitwear. SOH designs are made from luxury fabrics including cashmere, silk, and fine cotton and linen blends. What sets SOH apart is the philosophy they stand by “We strive for harmonious balance with nature and our daily surroundings….we can always make time to smell the roses, to reflect on our inner growth within a quiet moment.” Song’s personality embodies this very philosophy. He is my favorite designer to work with, articulating his vision with sincerity and truly believing in what his designs inspire. Song is funny, warm, caring, and we became friends on this shoot!

Song’s eye for understated and easy elegance is one to be admired. The 2011 Spring/Summer collection inspired by nature features bright whites contrasted beautifully by muted grays, rich blues, and deep greens. The flow and attention to detail in each design is pristine conceptual yet simple. The collection is luxury made simple and a privilege to wear.

 To view Song’s entire collection or find a store visit

For this shoot we went with a look that is casual and easy. 

On her: Tousled locks and natural makeup to compliment a walk on the beach or a stroll through the market.

On him: Messy waves to work with windy day highlighting his piercing browns.