Princess Eugenie’s Reception Dress Designer Zac Posen Shares Unseen Photo from Her Wedding Day

Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

It’s been two years since parents-to-be Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding, but royal fans just received a behind-the-scenes look at their fairy tale reception looks.

Zac Posen, the designer behind the gorgeous blush silk gown that Princess Eugenie wore to her wedding reception at the Royal Lodge, wished the couple well on their second anniversary Monday by sharing a never-before-seen photo on his Instagram.

The shot shows the couple posing for a photo in their reception ensembles with their arms around each other, taken from the side.

“Happiest 2nd Anniversary dear Princess Eugenie & Jack!” Posen captioned the snap. “It was so special creating this gown for this wonderful moment in your life, being with you and the family on the magnificent magical day, I will remember forever.”

He added, “Wishing you both continued love and happiness always with your new baby

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Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer Hetal Desai promotes India culture with her creative designs

Hetal Desai of Veer Fashion Studio is a well-known fashion designer and entrepreneur based in Melbourne whose designs are a symbolic representation of Indian culture.

Originally Hailing from Gujarat, Hetal Desai began her career as a fashion designer right after graduating from BRDS, Ahmedabad. Within no time, Hetal’s Veer Fashion Studio has become a prominent name and a go to brand for celebrities and other people who prefer the brand right before any celebration.

Hetal offers a wide range of collections. From traditional outfits to modern casual wear to ethic and fusion wear, a lot of effort is put into creating perfect outfits that are not just unique but also focus on customers satisfaction.

Hetal’s traditional wear is a major hit amongst the Gujarati community. Her specialisation in making Rabari dress, a special community-based outfit has got her immense praises from people across the nation.

Currently residing in Australia, Hetal

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How The Crown’s Costume Designer Made Diana’s Wedding Dress

Amy Roberts, The Crown‘s costume designer, did an impressive job re-creating Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress. Emma Corrin, who plays Diana Spencer, will be wearing the dress for the royal wedding scene with Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) in season four of the series — and Netflix recently shared some new details on the making of the iconic replica.

Princess Diana’s original ivory silk wedding dress worn at Buckingham Palace on July 29, 1981, was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel. It featured a 25-foot train, a 153-yard tulle veil, three-quarter-length puffed sleeves, and ruffles along the neckline and back of the gown. Netflix shared on Twitter that, for The Crown‘s re-creation, Roberts “wanted to pull in many of the style choices and create the same spirit of David & Elizabeth Emanuel’s original design, but make something new.”

Netflix added: “Without access to the original patterns, Amy collaborated with

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Sunday Best: A tribute to iconic fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died last weekend at age 81 from COVID complications

To the list of those souls lost to COVID-19, add the name of the pioneering fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died this month at a Paris hospital at the age of 81. Takada — whose fashion company was known by his first name, Kenzo — helped bring Japanese fashion to the world, paving the way for many later Japanese designers. Takada, who was one of the first men to attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, arrived in Paris in 1964. Initially planning a short stay, he ended up spending the rest of his life there, opening his first store in 1970 and presenting playful, exuberant fashion shows until the 1990s; later, he designed for opera and presented a homewares collection. Here, he’s seen as a young man with Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida in 1977 (she had just awarded him the title of one of the

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Fashion designer dies, Cleveland Browns attendance upped, White House cases, more – coronavirus timeline Oct. 3-9

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here is our regular roundup of coronavirus facts, figures and numbers regarding Cleveland, Ohio, the United States and the world Oct. 3-9:

Oct. 3: CNN says only three states – Texas, Missouri and South Carolina – are reporting a decline in new cases compared to last week, as the country hit its highest daily rate in almost two months. Twenty-one states report an increase in cases. Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor and aide to President Trump, announces he tested positive. He joins several other prominent figures who tested positive, including Kellyanne Conway and Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. CBS News reports that the California governor’s office, in a Tweet, suggests restaurant-goers keep their masks on “in between bites.”

Oct. 4: Trump leaves the hospital and takes a ride with Secret Service members, drawing criticism for leaving a quarantined and controlled health environment. The

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Woman loans designer wedding dress to other brides for free

A woman in Minneapolis wants to help other brides feel special on their wedding day by loaning out her designer dress. 

Last week, Tina Nguyen posted a photo of her wedding dress on Facebook Marketplace offering to lend it to other women for free.

“I absolutely loved my wedding dress, it was one of the best parts of being a bride,” she wrote in her ad. “If you are planning your wedding, or know someone who is, and can not afford a wedding dress, please connect with me. I’ll lend my dress for the bride for her big day.”

The dress is a Paloma Blanca, she said in her ad. It is made with three layers of silk and costs more than $2,000, according to Minneapolis television station KARE 11. 

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Nguyen wore the dress when she got married last year

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Dallas designer shares glamorous life and style in new book

Jan Showers’s new book, “Glamorous Living,” is a reminder of why our home interiors are so important. Done well, they can energize us or comfort us on any given day. They can unite families and provide a perfect footprint for great parties, large and small.

Showers is a rock star in the Dallas design world, though she started her firm later than most, waiting until her children were grown. She’d been helping friends with home-decorating projects when in the mid-1980s she realized she could be busy enough to have a full-time job.

Her design firm — Jan Showers and Associates — expanded in 1995 to include a showroom for antiques. A few years later she launched her own furniture collection, the Jan Showers Collection, which has been sold across the country for nearly 20 years.

“Glamorous Living” (Abrams; 224 pp.; $65) is Showers’s third book, following “Glamorous Rooms” in 2009

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Funeral service is held for Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada

A memorial service was held today for the Japanese fashion designer who founded Kenzo and died from coronavirus last week in a hospital near Paris. 

Mourners gathered at the Pere Lachaise cemetery this afternoon to pay their respects to Kenzo Takada, 81, who died at the American hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine last week from coronavirus. 

A Shinto priest performed rituals at the service, which was attended by relatives and friends, including French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass and male model Satya Oblet.        

Pallbearers carry the coffin of late Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada to a funeral chapel of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France today 

People lay flowers to pay their respects to late Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada at a funeral chapel of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France today

People lay flowers to pay their respects to late Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada at a funeral chapel of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France today 

A Shinto priest performs rituals at the coffin of late Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada at a funeral chapel of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France today

A Shinto priest performs rituals at the coffin of late Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada at a

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British Designer Monica Vinader Discusses The Evolution Of Her Demi-Fine Jewelry Brand

Monica Vinader established her eponymous jewelry brand in 2008, and since then the accolades, awards and high moments have rolled in thick and fast.

Not only has the designer launched boutiques across London, and established concessions within Liberty and Selfridges, she’s also collaborated with influencers and dressed a whole host of celebrities, from The Duchess of Cambridge and Madonna, to Bella Hadid, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Olsen and Kate Winslet. Whatever the woman, Vinader has something for you.

All this goes to show that Monica Vinader has certainly made a name for herself within demi-fine jewelry arena. Expect yellow gold, rose gold and silver metals that are thoughtfully combined with gems such as aquamarine, onyx, then there’s pearls and of course, diamonds for everyday adornment.

More is more and so, there are plenty of pieces designed to be stacked including rings,

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Designer Charles Almonte’s favorite classic picks from Crate & Barrel

“Crate & Barrel is one of my first go-tos, especially if it’s a budget-friendly project,” Almonte said. “It’s not the cheapest, but it’s not the most expensive. It’s a good middle ground, and a lot of people feel comfortable with the price point and style.”

He also advises people to take stock of their existing pieces and look at editing out things that don’t work in their space. (Looking at you, papasan chair from college.)

“Sometimes you don’t need to overhaul things. Sometimes you just need to move things around and clean up a bit,” he said.

With that in mind, his picks are classic pieces that will work in most spaces or with most design styles. Pair one or two items with what you already have. You’ll be surprised by what a difference a new accent chair or statement lamp can make.

Almonte said he loves “the simple elegance”

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