Color Inspiration from the Red Carpet

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Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Not only is it Martin Luther King Day and for MLK volunteers, a “Day of Service” it’s also Color Monday on Truly Engaging … Did you tune into the 69th annual Golden Globes last night? If you witnessed the walk of fashion, then you saw lots of shimmer, glimmer and glam–steeped in jewel-tones, pretty pastels and knock-out neutrals. Here are 12 of our favorite gowns for color and style inspiration. Be sure to let us know what you think!

Congrats to Michelle Williams {Best Actress in a motion picture comedy for My Week with Marilyn} who seemingly has the ability to pull off “cute” and “amazing” simultaneously.

Reese Witherspoon never fails to look fantastic and no less in this red stunner!

Emma Stone looked fabulous in her regal-looking color combo.

Viola Davis from The Help- set the bar very high for the red carpet look. WOW, she looked beautiful!

Zooey Deschanel- Adorable and very mod! Do we need to say more?

Octavia Spencer- Looking radiant in her airy pastel gown…. a big congratulations to Octavia as Minnie in The Help–winner of Best Supporting Actress!

Jessica Alba- looking lovely, and sweetly embellished.

 Charlize Theron- in a gown with a modern Great Gatsby look and feel!

Sarah Hyland- no wardrobe malfunction here. Sarah has the look of a young, “Old Hollywood” great.

Salma Hayek- Combining shimmer, chic and a little geometry Salma always looks great!

Congrats also to Claire Danes- Best Actress in her TV series Homeland. Looking wonderful and quite classic in her structured black & white gown.

George Clooney & date Stacy Keibler- my vote for best looking couple on the carpet! Congrats to George for Best Actor in the drama series The Descendants.


Who has your vote for best look?

source: TV Guide



Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Engaged

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Happy Friday everyone! Have you been hearing about all the recent celebrity engagements? Drew Barrymore…Halle Berry…Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel — the list goes on! Statistically, December is the most popular month to get engaged (whether you’re famous or not). So, it’s no surprise that the month of January has been aflutter with celebrity engagements.

Today we’re focusing on the recent engagement of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. The beautifully talented and athletic duo are finally engaged after dating on and off since 2007. (Rumor has it that Timberlake’s “elated” grandmother spilled the beans to a gossip news source!) The couple is said to have gotten engaged during a pre-Christmas trip to the quiet, scenic mountains of Jackson, Wyoming…romantic indeed!

What will their wedding be like? And what will their Save the Date look like? Yes, that’s right: time for another Celebrity Save the Date! Below are three Save the Date designs from our collection that I believe best match Justin and Jessica’s personalities.


Save the Date Magnet

Tahoe Tenderness
These LA-based lovebirds are also snow bunnies: Justin and Jessica were first spotted together in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The athletic couple enjoys snowboarding in the snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes of Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. I can imagine them saying “I do” along the alpine shoreline of Lake Tahoe—making this evergreen Save the Date a great choice for the duo!


Golf-themed Save the Date Magnet

Golf Themed Wedding
An avid golfer since the age of 12, Timberlake has made a name for himself in the world of golfing. Since 2008 he has hosted the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The singer/actor has even opened his own golf course, Miramichi Lakes, in his hometown area of Memphis, Tennessee. Now that Justin and Jessica are teeing up for marriage, I could see them using this plaid, golf-inspired Save the Date. (If anyone can make golf look hot, it’s them!)


photo booth Save the Date Magnet

Made for Each Other
Justin Timberlake is known for being a loveable (and handsome!) goofball. And his charismatic and quirky personality helps to bring out the silly side of Jessica, too. That’s why I think this photo booth-style Save the Date is perfect for the fashionable, yet fun-loving pair. I could see them personalizing this design with silly-faced snapshots of themselves—complete with mustaches, wigs, and other fun props!


What do you think of the three designs I chose for Justin and Jessica? Which is your favorite, or do you have another design in mind? I’d love to hear your thoughts!




Celebrity Save the Date: Britney Spears

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New Years’ Eve is only a few days away…And while many of us will be ringing in 2012 wearing shimmering skirts and bangles, Britney Spears will be donning a glitzy new accessory: her Neil Diamond engagement ring!

As many of you may know, a few weeks ago the pop princess got engaged to Jason Trawick, her longtime beau (and former agent). If you follow our blog, you know what this means: time for another Celebrity Save the Date post! With this being the third marriage for Brit, I’m curious about what her wedding style–and Save the Date style–will be. I decided to browse our Save the Date collection and find three pretty picks for Brit and Jason.

Save the Date Magnet

Western Charm

Britney is a true southern girl–from her sweet, southern accent to her passion to pair just about any outfit with cowboy boots. Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Britney would probably love this southern-inspired Save the Date. A photo of her and Jason would take center stage in this design, while the cute western-themed buckle would frame their names and wedding date.

Save the Date Magnet

Garden with a Twist

Much like the pop icon herself, this design is girly and flirty, yet has a little bit of that  rock-star edge to it. The flowers and vines framing the the photo are romantic, yet also remind me of a floral tattoo (Britney herself has several tattoos). I  have a feeling that Britney would love this feminine, yet funky Save the Date design.


Save the Date Magnet

Love Beckons

Deep down, Britney is the ultimate girly girl. A fan of  sparkly, pretty things, she is often spotted wearing one of her favorite shades on the color wheel: pink. That’s why I think she would  adore this fresh and fun Save the Date. The floral damask patterns speak to Britney’s romantic side, while the pops of pink give the design a youthful energy and glow–a nod to Britney’s legacy as a teen pop icon.


What do you think of these design choices? Which do you think Brit would like best? Share your thoughts!


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Anne Hathaway Engaged! Celebrity Save the Date

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There’s a mean chill in the air around here, but the love coals are burning bright as ever this season…yes, ‘tis the season to get engaged! And that includes celebrity engagements, too.

One young Hollywood actress has already received an early (and extra sparkly) Christmas gift: Anne Hathaway! As you may have already heard, the talented and lovely Anne recently got engaged to boyfriend Adam Shulman, a fellow actor (and jewelry designer…lucky her!).


Anne Hathaway engagement


As with many celebrity engagements, I can’t help but wonder: What will Anne and Adam’s Save the Date look like?

So, to celebrate another Celebrity Save the Date, I decided to shop around and pluck three Save the Date designs from our collection that I think best reflect Anne and her leading lad.


Vintage Applique

Anne Hathaway is a lady of lace on the red carpet—often wearing wearing a youthful, fresh take on the classic vintage lace gown. That’s why I think she would love this lace-inspired Save the Date design. Plus, it echoes the wedding gown she donned for her breakrole role in The Princess Diaries. To modernize the design, I could see Anne personalizing the colors to something classy, yet modern and sexy—like black, red, and white.


Seamless Charm

Filled with playful elegance and retro charm, this Save the Date design puts a modern spin on vintage beauty—much like Anne Hathaway herself. Whether she’s playing a bright, aspiring journalist (The Devil Wears Prada) or a bold, free spirit battling Parkinson’s disease (Love and Other Drugs), Anne always seems to punctuate her natural beauty and poise with quirky, loveable vigor. And since Anne and Adam have described their relationship as playful and low key, I think the happy couple would love sending this Save the Date to their guests.


Love on Ice

Forget the sunny skies of California: Adam and Anne are native New Yorkers who still love—and live in–the Big Apple. (In fact, it was at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park where she was first spotted flashing her engagement ring.) That’s why I can totally envision them having a romantic, yet low key winter wedding in New York City. With a photo of them in Central Park, this cozy little Save the Date would be a great design to reflect their love for the city—and each other.

So, what do you think about these three Save the Date choices for Anne and Adam? Which is your favorite—or, do you have a different design suggestion for the happy bride and groom-to-be? Feel free to share your ideas!


Photo courtesy of INF Daily

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