Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Post Wedding Cape Trends

***Awkwafina's cape-like outfit to her Ocean's 8 premiere with pants looks so cool, like ao dai June 8, 2018.***
***Ahem, Kaley Cuoco joined the bridal cape team on June 30, 2018.***
***Melania Trump joined the cape team July 12, 2018***

So now that my wedding is over, I am coming across even more cape dresses that is making me wish I waited a little longer before getting married, haha! Here's for the Daenerys-style bride on a budget:

DHgate $224
...Or wait till the pregnant cape/drapey look, haha (ie. Kim KardashianChrissy TeigenNatalie PortmanKate Middleton

Saturday, June 23, 2018

My Ceremonial Wedding Fashion

All those childhood fairy tale dreams came true a few weeks ago, as I officially became married in my most fashionable statement ever! 

THE CROWN: handmade by inspirationbyzlata on Etsy
  • Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana (from Fall 2012) embellished headbands
  • Because it also sorta Vietnamese style for my heritage 
  • Possibly trying to bring back the puffy headbands from my youth in the 90's too
THE DRESS: Calvin Klein for Dillard's 
  • Maid of Honor found the dress on a sale rack (under $90), a size too big and dirt all over it. 
  • After hundred dollars worth of alterations/cleaning, it became the one.
  • Totally enabled by Solange (go younger-sister style!)
  • Someday, I'll look back and say "remember the time when cape dresses were popular?"

THE THEME: Asian-pop Game of Thrones
  • The groom found a jacquard suit in the style of his favorite Tawainese popstar Jay Chou
  • Flower girl transformed into a fairy-princess in the Bianca dress from Trish Scully 
  • Since our outfits pass as costumes from Game of Thrones, we ran with the dragon-theme for our banquet decor. 
Love that this photo resembles the medal ceremony in the throne room from Star Wars as well. 

THE COLORS: red, white, blue, turquoise

THE BRIDESMAIDS: Glamorous Frill Maxi Dress from ASOS 
  • In cobalt to purposely match the stained glass windows of the church
  • Favorite detail is actually the tail-like ruffle on the backside (very dragon-like)

HAPPILY EVER AFTER: my prime fashion moment accomplished. 
  • BTW, my bridal shoes were from Kenneth Cole Reaction in rose-gold (size 6.5 with chunky heel was decent enough to walk/dance all day with the height, now on sale $29.99 online)
Photography by Mike Chan and guests