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The scene was anecdotal even before clothing was considered—parlor furniture, a wooden staircase, and burlesque-show curtains set the stage for Alice + Olivia's spring '11 line. The right-wing presentation was eccentric-romantic: short hemlines on party dresses heavy with beading, cropped jackets crusted with metallic embellishment, worn denim shorts and bohemian paisley prints. On the left, daytime casual took a '70s turn with collared blouses, flare leg pants, and a sparkling shawl over a bandeau top and thick yellow belt. Footwear was a free-for-all, with leopard spots, sparkles, and alligator skin balanced by solids—but the real show-stopper was the nails. Multi-colored checks and solid gold press-ons highlighted models' fingertips and gave these beauties an extra dose of magic. Not even Alcide the werewolf (yes, he was there) could resist!
Photos by Lianna Tarantin
There are so many benefits to capturing a first look — when
the betrothed see each other before the ceremony — that it has pretty much
become standard in wedding photography. I prefer a subtle, not
overly-choreographed first look, with only the couple shot in an area that's as
private as possible.
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