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6 Creative Ways to Honor Your Dad at Your Wedding


Your wedding day (and Father's Day!) is a great opportunity to give a little shout-out to those who gave you unconditional love and support along your journey, from your first steps as a toddler to the altar. On the day you say “I do,” consider these ways to honor your father, stepfather, or father figure, aside from having them walk you down the aisle. After all, you wouldn’t be who you are today without them.

A Special Dance

Many weddings feature the traditional father-daughter dance but why not take it a step further to make it one to remember? If dad’s got two left feet, perhaps you can spend some quality time together by attending dance lessons prior to the big day, whether to learn to dance a bit better or maybe even pull off a choreographed routine. Or you can surprise him with the song you dance to by selecting a sentimental song you both have a connection to.

Ask Him to Officiate

What could be a bigger honor than being asked to officiate your child’s wedding? While it may take a bit of preparation to become qualified (or not—these days you can get ordained in five minutes online), it can be considered the ultimate compliment to be asked to be the person who makes your marriage real. With the opportunity to share loving words and special moments with all in attendance while making your union official, you can work with your dad to create the ultimate ceremony. Not only will he have a huge part in your special day, but we’re pretty sure the honor will be all his.

A Daddy-Daughter “First Look”

First looks with your soon-to-be spouses have become a popular way to share a special moment together privately prior to walking down the aisle. So why not consider having a separate first look with your dad? He’ll probably be pacing the halls and biting his nails waiting to see his little girl all dolled up for her big day anyway. By setting aside a few minutes for a prewedding moment with him, too, you’ll not only create a memory that will last a lifetime, but it’s also a great photo op!

An Unexpected Shout-Out

Many times fathers of the bride will read a speech at the rehearsal dinner or at the wedding itself while welcoming guests and sharing memories and words of wisdom. Why not turn the tables a bit, and instead give him a special shout-out, too? You and your fiancé may want to take a moment to thank all of your parents, or anyone who made your special day possible and memorable—just a minute or two of time to verbalize your love and appreciation could mean the world.

A Photo Surprise

This may take just a little bit of planning, but it’s a fun and creative way to make dad feel special post-wedding. With the help of a sneaky photographer, create a sign or prop that says something super sentimental, such as “I’ll always be your little girl” or “I loved you first.” Or something short and sweet that says it all: “Thanks, Dad!” While posing with your dad or walking toward him (if his back is turned), you can hold the sign up, so that when your photos come in he is given the sweetest surprise he will undoubtedly cherish forever.

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Dad Edition

Typically brides will borrow an item from a past bride to count as their something borrowed or something blue. But what father wouldn’t feel special if, you asked him to help out? Maybe you’d like to borrow one of dad’s handkerchiefs, or sew a blue cut-out heart from one of his old dress shirts into the lining of your dress. Or you can add a borrowed cufflink into the wrapped stem of your bridal bouquet. Think outside of the box, and there’s plenty of cute ways to incorporate your dad into the tradition.Read more at:cheap prom dresses uk | plus size prom dresses


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Pippa Vosper Launches New Store Concept in Notting Hill


Pippa store Notting Hill

Pippa Vosper, the London-based editor-turned-retailer, has opened a new boutique in Notting Hill bearing her name.

The “Pippa” store follows on from Vosper’s first retail venture, RSPV, a boutique in West London’s Chiswick area that hosted designer sample sales.

Vosper said that she always drew customers based in Notting Hill, as well as from the nearby Knightsbridge and Mayfair areas, so moving to a central location had been a long time coming.

“I’ve spent so much time in Notting Hill, growing up and living here, that it’s always been my dream location,” said Vosper, adding that her aim is to create a shopping destination and focus on brick-and-mortar retail for the moment. “We’re just off the Ledbury Road, Joseph and Matchesfashion are around the corner and it’s great to sit next to those stores at a central location. All the girls walking from Portobello toward Westbourne Grove usually just see us and walk by.”

The new space will follow a similar concept to the original boutique, with the focus being on designer sample sales. The first sale, marking the launch of the store, features resort and beachwear, selling past season, discounted items from the likes of Mara Hoffman, Brazilian designer Adriana Degreas and March 11, known for their popular embroidered summer dresses. Sales by Turkish designer Gül Hürgel and Versace are also in the pipeline.

In addition to hosting sample sales, the new store will introduce a new feature that will allow designers to take over the space for week-long periods, to sell both seasonal and discounted collections as well as host events and industry appointments.

“It’s not a subletting arrangement, I would be hosting the designers and giving them control of the space for a week or two. It would allow young designers to showcase their products and collections for both customers and editors. The space can also be used as a showroom. At the same time we could also cater to more established names who don’t have a space in London,” said Vosper.

She added that she chose to keep the decor of the store “clean and sharp” so that it can easily be transformed for designer residencies: “I wanted to keep things simple, there’s pale cream walls, pink velvet curtains over big windows and a selection of objects I’ve been collecting over my travels.”Read more at:http://www.marieprom.co.uk/cheap-prom-dresses-uk | http://www.marieprom.co.uk/cocktail-dresses-uk


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Christie’s Plans Auction of Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Belongings


Audrey Hepburn in 1961.
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This fall, Christie’s will auction the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn including a dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy, an array of ballet flats and Cecil Beaton photographs. In addition to the Sept. 27 auction in London, there will be an online sale that will be open for bidding Sept. 19 through Oct. 3.

More than 24 years after her death, Hepburn remains iconic for her demure style, thanks in part to her longtime collaborator and good friend Givenchy. The actress suggested he be hired to design her wardrobe for “Sabrina,” which was her second film. On the block will be a robin’s egg blue cloqué silk cocktail dress with satin fringe that Givenchy designed for Hepburn for a 1966 editorial photo shoot with William Klein promoting “Two for the Road” with Albert Finney. Other emblems of her style — a Burberry trenchcoat and an assortment of her signature ballet flats — will also be up for bids, with starting estimates of $7,595 and nearly $1,900, respectively.

Christie’s knows firsthand how Hepburn’s fashion choices can drive sales soaring beyond estimates. In December 2006, a Givenchy-designed black satin evening dress the actress wore in the 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sold at Christie’s South Kensington for $577,638 — well beyond the pre-sale opening estimate of $63,310. At that time, the auction set a new world record for a dress made for a movie. Givenchy gave the dress to Dominique Lapierre and his wife, who is also named Dominique, to raise money for their charity City of Joy Aid.

During her career, Hepburn won Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Academy awards and two of the scripts she used for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Charade” will be up for sale with estimates starting at nearly $76,000 and nearly $19,000, respectively. Each is marked up with the actress’ notes and revisions in turquoise ink — her color of choice. Another memento is the gold lighter engraved “For My Fair Lady, Gene Allen, December 1963,” a gift from the art director of the 1964 film of the same name. There is also a letter from Truman Capote in which he writes that he is pleased with her taking the role of “Holly Golightly” for the 1958 film adaptation of his novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Photographs from Hepburn’s personal archives on sale will include Beaton’s wardrobe photos from “My Fair Lady,” personally dedicated prints by Steven Meisel for Vanity Fair and personal portraits by Bud Fraker, a stills photographer for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”Read more at:http://www.marieprom.co.uk


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