Dare to dream
With this, the release of her second collection, Sareh Nouri transports you to an era of timeless elegance, a time where all things are possible…
With a flick of your wrist, and I might add that the detailing Sareh has added to each and every dress is as unique as her vision, you are well on your way to realizing that the dream is real and it’s yours for the taking.
Nine dresses, each billowing over with yards and yards of the finest lace, dare I say it, the meringuiest of tule. So light and effervescent. All very different. “All like children,” as described by Sareh herself. Each one more unique than the next. Each one bringing forth it’s own path, a path that leads directly to you. You know what they say, “That when you put on the right dress, you know it”.
So, if you’re having the buttons that drip down the small of your back closed from here to there, and it appears that you have all the time in the world to languish in the moment…remember this. The time is now and it’s yours, so take it. After all, if not now, than when?
Photography Moshe Zusman
Ok, so many of you asked for a make up brush lessons with the Chrysalis brushes and we are doing just that on 2/8/12 from 3pm to 8pm at AVEYOU in Deal, NJ. Come on by a great store where I actually pick up some of my supplies. Oh by the by, did I mention there will be cocktails and loads of little niblits to munch on. A DJ and a photographer, YUM.
At the end of the evening I will be signing copies of my beauty book “Two Faced” just for you. If you want a lesson call AVEYOU for an appointment, or stop by and just visit and pick up a set of brushes for you and your friends, and of course ma book!!! See you there.
On the day you became a Mrs.
As a little girl you dreamed about your perfect wedding day, and now as a grown woman you are planning your actual nuptials, so I have to ask, “Has anything changed…I mean really changed?” “Did we grow into the women that we were meant to be?”
When you stood in front of your mirror and pictured yourself as a bride, was it more about your face, the dress, the groom? I mean we all played Mystery Date when we were kids…right? Ok maybe that was just me. But I digress yet again.
Do you see yourself as a classic bride, a modern bride, traditional bride or something else altogether. I ask this as I’m in the midst of a bridal season and I have had the pleasure of doing many weddings where the brides, oddly enough, seem to have categorized themselves. This stands out to me for so many reasons, I have 30 years in the industry and usually there is a picture or a reference point, but rarely have they mentioned their style to me, by category…because this is how I usually ask them about their personal style.
When I think of a classic bride, I think of Princess Grace, Princess Diana, and when I think of traditional, I reference Elizabeth Taylor in the movie “Father of the Bride”, or Kate Middleton. The reference points have changed these days. I’m getting (thank goodness) references like Ivanka Trump, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez. The brides today see their beauty in many different ways; the refreshing thing is that for the most part, they are staying true to themselves.
I’m currently working on a wedding where I have known the bride since she was a teen. She was a wild child and since she has grown, she has maintained her individuality but it has matured, always acceptable, always enjoyable, but now that she is getting married I found it curious that her comments to me were that she wanted to be minimal, more classic. Yet after a beautiful application (even if I say so myself) during her trial, I loved it and so did she but I found that she was reaching into her past for an edgier side. I again found this curious so we ended up doing a smokier eye, not always my favorite for weddings as sometimes it can come off a little too dark. If I felt it was wrong I would have spoken to her but I know her and I knew where she was coming from, and going to. The end result was beautiful and I assure you she will be a stunner, I can’t wait to see if on her wedding day she’s feeling more classic and soft or still feeling the edge. Either way, I’m happy to be a part of her day to ensure that her vision is carried out so that when she looks back, and she will, that she will know for sure that she has never looked lovelier, staying true to herself.
So I bronzed her for balance and took the edge off with some gloss in a shade that softened the red so that it seemed to all looking to be not a red lipstick, but the perfect shade for her to be married in…and for sure it was. She was after all a “classic bride”.
You see, sometimes, you dream of your moment, your perfect moment, and I assure you that they do exist. Stay true to yourself. If the face you put on is just that, “a put on,” then what really is the point? I have to ask. On this day that is all about you, it would be amazing if in hindsight, you could say that “All the stars aligned, all that you worked towards and for came together…on the day you became a Mrs.”