Before I Do: Hair & Makeup
Before I Do: Behind the Look & Sound
Are you as entranced as we are by the tune in our latest hair and makeup how-to? The voice of Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Olga Bell recently made its way into our musical consciousness and when this project came up, we instantly thought of her. Described as 'ethereal' and 'lustrous' by Pitchfork and Consequence of Sound respectively, the recent New England Conservatory grad has already worked with the likes of composer Philip Glass, rap group Das Racist, and members of the St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Julliard string quartets—a testament to her own inventive style. Check out a full version of the featured song "Dialtone" here, Olga's tumblr here, and of course, her debut album Diamonite.
Beauty stylings provided by BHLDN favorites Riku Campo (makeup) and Moiz Alladina (hair).
Choosing a Signature Cocktail
After months of sorting out endless details, well, you deserve a drink; and surely you've earned an especially splendid one! So how about a cocktail tailor-made for your big day? We'll never say no to champagne for toasting, but a curated cocktail circulated on trays as guests arrive to the reception is another (tasty) way to add a layer of delight to your celebration.READ the WHOLE STORY »
Who says a bucket’s worth of spent Champagne bottles from New Years Eve can’t make a fantastic centerpiece for your rehearsal dinner? Or the pails from your garden shed the perfect focal point at an outdoor wedding? Sometimes the ordinary is ripe for turning extraordinary.READ the WHOLE STORY »
MAKEUP IDEAS FOR THE BRIDE ON HER BIGGEST OF DAYS. Like paint on clean canvas, makeup artist Riku Campo transforms one model into six entirely different brides, offering up gorgeous inspiration plus the how-to for your own wedding day look. Read on for the beauty wit and wisdom of one of our favorite makeup artists, whose resume includes penning in-depth beauty guide Best in Beauty, cover looks for Vogue and Interview, as well as looks for Anne Hathaway, Milla Jovovich, and Molly Sims.READ the WHOLE STORY »
Wedding Day Hair
10 STYLES TO INSPIRE, PLUS A PRINTABLE HOW-TO FOR EACH. For months now you've pictured it: the place where you'd exchange vows, the shape of your dress, the flowers—your hair. Let's face it, on the morning of, who isn't hoping for a fantastic hair day? Which is why we reached out to our go-to hairstylist Moiz Alladina (whose work has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Numero, to name a few) for some inspiration and detailed guidance. We provided the gown and the headpiece, and then let Moiz do his thing.READ the WHOLE STORY »