Vintage Remade: Illusion Necklines

Categories Dresses + Fashion

The sheer beauty of the illusion neckline …  another wedding trend offering a nod to the past. Kate rocked a royal one. Audrey Hepburn rocked one at the Oscars. And of course, we’re seeing these lovelies pop up in wedding gowns for spring 2012. Why so popular? I think it’s because the sheer coverage around the neckline, shoulders and arms is sexy yet modest at the same time. And, no sliding like you’d have with a strapless dress. A perfect combination.

What do you think of illusion neckline gowns? Love them or leave them in the past?

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2012 wedding dress trend: illusion neckline


top: Kate & William via CBS, Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy at the Oscars via Life
bottom: {left} Marchesa {middle}Legends by Romona Keveza {top right} {bottom right} Monique Lhullier



Color Inspiration from the Emmys

Categories Inspiration + Resources

Happy Color Monday!

Color inspiration can be found wherever you look—and last night’s red carpet at the Emmys is no exception! Be inspired by the color combos—even you’re not a fan of the dress. Each of the following colors can be found in our Design Studio at MagnetStreet Weddings.


Congrats to Julie Bowen- best supporting actress in a comedy series Modern Family.
The animal print look is still so hot …

julie bowen dress


Congrats to Julianna Margulies for her win as lead actress in a drama series The Good Wife.
Here’s a combo that is soft, sweet & very romantic …


Sarah Hyland & Matt Prokop
The coral of Sarah’s dress is energetic while Matt’s suit is calming- presents a nice contrast.

emmys red carpet Sarah Hyland & Matt Prokop


Brooke Anderson – host of The Insider
Jewel tones are regal. Emeralds anyone?



Maria Menounos and Mario Lopez- host of Extra
From classic to classy- this combo of black & white plus the shimmering of silver



Ariel Winter
Lacy. Soft. Elegant- a champagne look!

emmy red carpet ariel winter


Which is your favorite color combination?




Celebrity Save the Date: Kim & Kris

Categories Wedding Stationery

Happy Monday! We’re hearing from our wonderful web & contributing blog writer Rachel…

Love it or hate it, celebrity engagements seem to make the news a lot! And, I have to admit, I enjoy poring over “umpteen” carat rings, designer wedding dresses, extravagant venues and dreamy honeymoon hotspots {sigh}. With big personalities and even bigger budgets, celebrity couple weddings are fun to predict: What will she wear? Who will perform at the reception? Where will they honeymoon?

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Here at MagnetStreet, I like to think of another fun question: What would their Save the Date look like? It’s fun to browse designs and find ones that famous couples might choose to personalize. With the recent (May 2011) — and highly publicized — engagement of reality tv star Kim Kardashian to NBA player Kris Humphries, I decided to shop around and find three Save the Date designs that I believe best reflect their celebrity style.


Lovely Leopard Print - MagnetStreet Save the Date

Lovely Leopard Print

Kim and her sisters love to dress up in bold, exotic animal print outfits. Therefore, this leopard-inspired design seems tailor made for Kris and Kim. It’s daring and exotic, yet the whimsical border  for the wording helps to balance out the bold design. However, knowing how much Kim loves the spotlight, she might prefer a photo Save the Date design…


Flower Flourish - MagnetStreet Save the Date

Flower Flourish

Feminine, flirty and fun, this floral Save the Date design would beautifully complement Kim and Kris. The big, one-photo layout would give the famous duo plenty of space to show off their favorite engagement pic — perfect for Kim (ever the paparazzi princess). The gift tag dangling on the end of the flowers adds a playful touch, too. But, if she craves an ever bigger photo feature…


Romantic Ruche - MagnetStreet Save the Date

Romantic Ruche

This trendy Save the Date design is all about the photo — a feature Kim would undoubtedly love. She and her fiance could plaster one large photo across the entire background! The intricate ruche frame around the seal would match Kim’s extravagant taste, while the modern, minimalistic layout would probably appeal to Kris and his more subtle style.


What do you think: Would Kim and Kris like any of these designs? Do you have a better design choice for the celebrity duo? I’d love to hear your ideas!


source {Kim & Kris photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage}




Consummate Classic Bride

Categories Fashion + Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

grace. dignity. beauty.

Princess Grace, who married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 was a stunning bride who epitomized the consummate classic bride. Kate is reminding the world of her timeless style and beauty today.

Did you watch the Royal Wedding today? What are your thoughts?

Royal Emblem design wedding invitation

Royal Emblem Invitation image via MagnetStreet Weddings

Flat Square Wedding Invitation with Petal Holder and RSVP, Enclosure Cards

image of Princess Grace Kelly via The Ethereal Bride

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