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UNCONVENTIONAL

BRIDES


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CONTENTS IN EACH ISSUE EDITOR’S NOTES

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CONTRIBUTORS

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FEMME STYLE SPOTLIGHT WISH LIST OBSESSION LESS IS MORE

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L’HOMME STYLE SPOTLIGHT ON THE RADAR THE COVETED LESS IS MORE

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BEAUTY BEAUTY REPORT BEAUTY ADVICE GROOMING

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CULTURE FIVE THINGS MUSIC ART & LIFESTYLE

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THE LAST WORD

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COVER PHOTO: Photographer: Karen Nutini Stylist: Janice Susan Wallace Dress: Tony Hamawy Model: Bella

FEATURES PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT GIBSON BESPOKE

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BUCK TRADITION TONY HAMAWY

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GOING TO THE CHAPEL AFRO BARB & KEN

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WEDDING GUESTS FASHION HAUTIES

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EXECUTIVE FASHION DIRECTOR Janice Susan Wallace MEN’S FASHION EDITOR Emmanuel Egolum

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ASSOCIATE MEN’S FASHION EDITOR Kevin Gray BEAUTY EDITOR Dominica Tillary ECO-FASHION EDITOR Ebony Gilreath ART & LIFESTYLE EDITOR Alexis Jackson MUSIC EDITOR Kendall Robinson FEATURES EDITOR Janelle Williams PRODUCTION MANAGER Iysha Robinson FASHION STYLIST Keri Henderson WEB PRODUCER/FASHION Janet Ephraim WEB PRODUCER/BEAUTY Aleah Rae Dorsey DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS W. Roderic Hopkins MARKETING PARTNER Postured Media Group FASHION & STYLE PARTNER Models Inc.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Love is in the Air Our summer issue is always one of my favorite issues. I am without a doubt, a hopeless romantic. I love weddings and the idea of standing up in front of all whom are important to you and professing your love for another. Breathtaking. But I wanted to put a different spin on this issue. I wanted lovers who take the plunge to feel comfortable “bucking tradition.” It’s your day, do it your way. There really


are not any rules. I believe that you can wear a bright red wedding dress or turqouise shoes or dress your bridesmaids in black. Do whatever. We showcased several evening gowns by bridal designer Tony Hamawy. Tony has a collection of drop dead gorgeous wedding gowns. But he also has some equally beautiful evening gowns that would be stunning options for the unconventional bride. Afro Barb & Ken are out to change the way people see African clothing. Designer Monique Jobi mixes African prints and trimmings with modern silhouettes. It’s the way that stylish men and women will want to dress when they head our for a special occasion.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the “Defense of Marriage Act.” The universe has restored order. No one person in this world has a right to define love and marriage for any other person. Hooray for justice and equality. We have won the battle. Let’s keep fighting to win the war and let love rule! As always, if you know an amazing designer, artist, musician, restaurant, movie, book, or would like to send a letter to the editor, just email me at: editor@faconmagazine.com. We are totally on social media. Follow us on Twitter, @faconmagazine, Instagram, @facon_magazine, Facebook, facebook.com/faconmagazine and Pinterest: pinterest.com/faconmagazine/. Connect with us. Enjoy!

Janice Susan Wallace

Photographs by Karen Nutini

Editor-in-Chief @stylish_in_dc


CONTRIBUTORS KAREN NUTINI (ksn10@aol.com) Photographer By day, Karen Nutini is a photographer for the Federal Government. But by nightfall, she freelances as an editorial/lifestyle photographer. After a chance opportunity to shoot with Wihelmina Models, Nutini realized that she needed an outlet for her creative side. Her passion and for fashion and photography is evident in her images. She works tirelessly to get the right image at the right moment. Karen worked with Bella of Models, Inc., on an overcast day to shoot Tony Hamawy’s gorgeous gowns in “Buck Tradition.”

SIG SAUER (flashbangphotz@gmail.com) Photographer Sig is a recent transplant to Baltimore with an eye for light. His passion for photography is rooted in Light Painting; his ability to use everyday lights to create dynamic images filled with depth and emotion have sparked a buzz about Flash Bang Photography within the local Baltimore area. Aside from Light Painting, he has an interest in fashion photography where his uncanny eye for light and color have enabled him to capture and truly bring out the essence of what fashion is all about. As a self-titled "Community Photographer," Sig teaches new photographers about their DSLR's, post-processing workflow and even building websites, all on his own time just to give something back to a city that has given so much to his lens. You can see more of Sig's work at www.FlashBangPhotography.net, or on Instagram @flashbangphotoz. Sig worked with several models from Models, Inc. on Bussman Bridge in “Going to the Chapel.”


To learn more about our company, shop online and find our store locations, visit our website: www.dmilikah.com


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STYLE SPOTLIGHT THE TEN BEST WEB SITES FOR UNCONVENTIONAL BRIDES TO SHOP FOR DRESSES

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RUCHE Ruche has a variety of fabulous options in their bridal section at very reasonable prices.

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MODCLOTH Modcloth's line of party dresses have a retro flair for the retro bride.

SEAMBLISS At SeamBLiSS, you can hire a designer to create that special wedding dress that you can't seem to find anywhere.

ETSY.COM Etsy is a great place to find something handmade that is totally out of the box.

KEATON ROW Let a Keaton Row Stylist select a dress for you that is sheer perfection.

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JOHANNA JOHNSON Johanna Johnson Boutique has readyto-wear and made-to-order dresses available for the bride who wants something a little different.

PRE-OWNED WEDDING DRESSES No one will know but you.

LUALLA.COM A fab marketplace where people sell their amazing items. Sure to find something good.

ARMOIRE APPAREL Austrialian designer, Evon Tan moved back to her native Melbourne to create her unusual engineered dresses.

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US.TRENDY Another great indie marketplace full of lovely dress options.

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WISH LIST WEDDING INVITES FOR THE UNBRIDE

R.S.V.P.

NEHA INVITATION Invitations by Ajalon, $7.50/set, invitationsbyajalon.com

CITY LIFE INVITATION Love Vs. Design, $4.00/set, lovevsdesign.com 10

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GETTING HITCHED INVITATION Modern Love Invites $3.50/set, modernloveinvites.com

VISIT LAS VEGAS INVITATION hello! lucky $4.00/set, hellolucky.com


PARADISE INVITATION Smitten on Paper $4.20/set, smittenonpaper.com

NADIA INVITATION Aerialist Press $6.40/set, theaerialistpress.com

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OBSESSION

Editor’s Picks

Ebony Gilreath, Eco-Fashion Editor | @_Miss_October

The Conscientious Bride Eco-friendly Options for the Eco Bride

Anthea Adele Wechsler - Eco Couture VI, adelewechsler.com 12

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CHERRYBARK ROSE GOLD ECO-PEARL BRACELET Green Diva Modern Eco Jewelry, $225, greendivajewelry.com

VINTAGE 1960s WEDDING VEIL Retro Vintage Weddings, $199, etsy.com/shop/RetroVintageWeddings

WATERCOLOR PLANTABLE INVITATION Forever Fiancés, $6.25/set, foreverfiances.com

VINTAGE TURQUOISE WEDDING VEIL WITH NETTED VELVET ROSES Rose Petal Curiosity Shop, $18, etsy.com/shop/RosePetalResources Façon | Summer 2013

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OBSESSION

Sweet

Little

Darlings

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PALE CLOUD (PALE-CLOUD.COM) Your little princess bride should look as stylish as you do on your wedding day. Thank goodness for Pale Cloud and their Ăźber-chic options for flower girls. Pale Cloud is dedicated to the expression of style through those we love the most, our children. High quality fabrics and yarns are used to bring to life the fashion forward styles of Creative Director & Founder, Marion Reynolds.

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OBSESSION

In Vogue, $170 Fashionista Boots, $595

DANCE YOUR WEDDING NIGHT AWAY

Un-Bridal Shoes

You are different and unique and do not want to wear traditional wedding shoes and we don't blame you one bit. So what's a girl to do? Opt for Tiffany Chimere (shoptiffanychimere.com). Not your usual bling.

Center of Attention, $199

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Fusion, $245

Fashionista, $375,

Peacock Remix, $220

Party Animal, $220

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OBSESSION

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JEWELRY WITH THE WOW FACTOR

Pretty Spectacular When pearls are just not your thing, Reason To Be Pretty (reasontobepretty.com) has just the answer. Jewelry that is very feminine but with a cool urban feel to them. The necklaces, earring, bracelets, rings and headpieces portray designer Nophar Haimovitz’s love and background in embroidery and embellishment design. From the hand knitted flowers to the fabric beads, the extravagant hand crafted pieces in fabulous colors and material fusion are all hand made in her New York based studio, with zealous attention to color combination, fabrication and details.


PERSONALIZED PEARL & CRYSTAL BANGLE BRACELETS Beau Coup, $44, beau-coup.com

WINE SOAPS - SET OF FOUR Uncommon Goods $28 uncommongoods.com

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LESS IS MORE

What to Give Your Bridesmaids FAB FINDS UNDER $100

FLORAL EVENING CLUTCH Constance Handcrafted, $50, etsy.com/shop/ConstanceHandcrafted WOODEN PUZZLE IPHONE CASE Uncommon Goods, $29, uncommongoods.com

BILLIE BRACELET Erin Gallagher Jewelry, $45, eg jewelry.com

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STYLE SPOTLIGHT SEVEN COOL SITES FOR UNIQUE WEDDING RINGS

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ASH HILTON Ash Hilton offers a collection of unique ring designs, as well as, custom designs to content your heart.

SYLVIE COLLECTION

The Sylvie Collection specializes in conflict-free diamond settings. Good for the soul.

CHIKAHISA STUDIO

Chikahisa Studio is for those marching to that different drummer. Metal marries stone for sure. THE ROSA Macha Jewelry

JUDITH ANN JEWELS

Gorgeous selection of rings. Opt for the ring section instead of the bridal section.

BRILLIANT EARTH

Brilliant Earth has a cool collection of vintage and antique rings. One-of-a-kind finds there.

MACHA JEWERLY

You will find amazing sculptural pieces at Macha Jewelry.

INTERLOCKING KORU RINGS Ash Hilton

CATBIRD NYC

The perfect choice for the little lady who wants something a little more dainty.

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ON THE RADAR

Editor’s Picks

Emmanuel Egolum, Men's Fashion Editor | @ConsummateStyle Kevin Gray, Associate Men's Fashion Editor | @KevLive

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Dress Shoes For The Modern Man

A Formal Affair

PICOLIT BLACK/GREY Oliver Sweeney, $440, oliversweeney.com

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THE COVETED

THE DUMILE Ikiré Jones, $670 ikirejones.com

THE BLACK DONTE Ikiré Jones, $670 ikirejones.com 26

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JACKETS TO MAKE THE GROOM STAND OUT

Dapper Don

COTTON FLORAL BLAZER Alexander Nash alexandernash.com

CAMO BLAZER Alexander Nash alexandernash.com

GRAPHIC PRINT BLAZER Alexander Nash alexandernash.com

RED FLORAL BLAZER Alexander Nash alexandernash.com

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THE COVETED

Lapel Flower Gold Ball, $20

THAT SPECIAL SOMETHING TO MAKE THE OUTFIT

Accessorize Me Suited Man (suitedman.com) has that very something special to add the perfect finish to the groom's attire

Lapel Flower Standard Blue, $20

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Pin Lapel Flower Felt Colorblock Blue/Heather Gray, $20

Lapel Flower Stripes Navy/Orange, $20

Pin Lapel Flower Burlap Plum $20

Pin Lapel Flower Felt Colorblock Shades of Grey, $20

Lapel Flower Stripes Black/White, $20

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Sunset Plaid Pocket Square, $32

Flower Rings Pocket Square, $32

Shade Garden Pocket Square, $32

Stamp Print Pocket Square, $32

Palmetto Plaid Pocket Square, $32

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Textured Stripe Pocket Square, $32


LESS IS MORE

Skinnies & Squares FAB FINDS UNDER $100 AT GENERAL KNOT

Bozeman Plaid Skinny Tie, $88

Midnight Indigo Skinny, $98

Vintage Navy English Rose, $98

Geo-Floral & Stripe Skinny, $98

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BEAUTY REPORT

Editor’s Pick

Dominica Tillary, Beauty Editor | @_Liberatedee

Perfect Skin with AJ Crimson No matter what traditions one chooses to follow or what make up one chooses to wear, one thing that will never lose it's style is perfect skin. A bride’s skin should never look too heavy or too matte. It should be very soft and slightly dewy to have the perfect glow. Though you want your skin to look perfect, you still need your natural beauty to shine through. AJ Crimson Crème Foundations and BB Creams give you perfect bridal skin. AJ Crimson products are used to enhance one's beauty, not to hide it. AJ has been a celebrity makeup artist for years but he felt like something was missing in the world of makeup so he created Crème foundations and BB Creams. AJ Crimson Cream Foundations are perfect for the bride who has some slight imperfections and needs a little extra coverage without a heavy finish. What I love about the cream foundations is that they come in all shades, from extra light to very deep, there is a shade for everyone. The creams can also double as your concealer, so you can cover, highlight and contour with the same product. The Crème can also be packed on a little heavy to cover any scarring or tattoos anywhere on the body. Beauty Balms are essential for every woman, especially in this weather. BB Creams can be used as your primer or coverage or both! Because BB creams are fairly new to the makeup industry it’s hard to find them in deeper shades, until now! AJ has seven shades to choose from. What I love about BB creams are the fact they give you everything a foundation would but without being too heavy and allows your skin to breath. BB creams can be applied with a brush to give fuller coverage or with your hands for a lighter finish. You can purchase AJ’s makeup online at www.AJcrimson.com. Also check your local cities to see if there is a makeup expo coming up featuring Mr. Crimson to buy your makeup on the spot.

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BEAUTY REPORT

Hair and Makeup What's Hot in Bridal Hair and Makeup

Gorgeous Bride New York (gorgeousbridenewyork.com) Although today’s bride may decide to go against rules of the traditional wedding, getting pampered is something that will never go out of style. Gorgeous Bride New York specializes in giving brides the best in hair and makeup. This agency takes great pride in delivering the best services to each bride by pairing them with artist(s) who can execute your vision. No need to add extra time for driving back forth because all artists will come to you! Trial runs are an option that is highly encouraged to ensure that you and your artist are on the same page. All packages are customized especially for each bride. So prices are based on the desires and wishes of the bride. From traditional to retro whatever your heart desires Gorgeous Bride will deliver.

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Photography by rodney Bailey; Gown by Marchesa, available at Carine’s Bridal Atelier; Accessory custom made by Carine’s Bridal Atelier; hair Styling by hair by Giselle; Makeup by Carl ray Makeup; Model Casandra nicole from T .h .E Artist Agency

Trunk ShowS 2013 Badgley Mischka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6th-8th Liancarlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 8th-10th Monique Lhuillier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 22nd-24th Bliss by Monique Lhuillier . . . . . . . . . . September 19th-21st Marchesa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 5th-7th Carolina herrera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . october 3rd-5th Liancarlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . october 17th-19th Badgley Mischka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . october 31st-november 2nd Angel Sanchez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 5th-7th By appointment only

1726 Wisconsin Avenue NW 2nd Floor Washington DC, 20007 202.965.4696 • info@carinesbridal.com www.carinesbridal.com


BEAUTY ADVICE

Wedding Day Do’s & Don’ts Last Minute Tips for a Fabulous Wedding Day

Do 1. USE WATERPRO OF M ASCAR A

Even if you’re not a crier, today just may be the day! You don’t want to streaks of black after saying “I do.”

2. OPT FOR COLOR

Use some kind of color on your lips. Not having any color on your lips is a big mistake. You don’t want to look washed out. Pinks are always safe and in vogue for ever y season.

3. SETUP A M AKEUP TRIAL

Have a trial run with a makeup artist and hairstylist months before the big day. Your wedding is a ver y special day and you don’t want to walk up to makeup counter or into a salon and have someone tr y to create your look with time constraints.

4. HAVE TOUCH-UP PRODUCTS HANDY

No matter how amazing your artist and stylist are, there will be a need for touch-ups to hair and makeup. If you chose not to have your artist and stylist stay all day, make sure that they leave you with essentials like lipstick , powder and hairspray.

5. INDULGE A LIT TLE

Have a glass of wine. It calms the soul.

Don't 1. TRY SOMETHING NEW

Never tr y new skin care, peels or mask the day of or before your wedding day. You never know how your skin may react to products. So stay away from any unfamiliar products that may cause irritation to the skin.

2. BE AFR AID TO WEAR M AKEUP

Think about your pictures! I know that most women who get married are not that interested in makeup but when you look back and see how amazing you look in your pictures you will be thankful and grateful.

3. FORGET TO TAKE PICTURES

Anytime that you go in for a trial/consultation, always take pictures. Pictures will help your artist recreate the look and help you to see what you will look like in your wedding pictures.

4. DEHYDR ATE YOUR SELF

Please drink lots and lots of water. Even if you have the best makeup artist, dehydration is hard to cover. You want your skin to look radiant all over.

5. STRESS

Stress causes bumps and blemishes and we don’t want that on the big day, now do we?

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GROOMING The Grooming Lounge (thegroominglounge.com) It’s not all about the bride. Every groom deserves some pampering, too! The Grooming Lounge is a great place for the groom to have his "get handsome" grooming needs met. There really isn't anywhere else like it for men. From skin care, hair care, and shaving, The Grooming Lounge is a perfect one stop shop for the man that is about to give his heart away for life. There are a few locations in the DC metropolitan area which include barbershops, male spas, and grooming lounges. Because a visit to a unisex spa can still look more like a place for women, The Grooming Lounge is very masculine with rich hues and tones all around. One of Grooming Lounge's key missions is to help make men "even more handsome." It offers haircuts, hot lather shaves, manicures, and skincare but in a much setting that will make a groom feel comfortable and relaxed. Founded in 1999 by a group of men who had experience in the men’s grooming and fashion industry “The Grooming Lounge” opened its first store in March of 2009. You are able to book online, call, or walk-in for your grooming services. IN WASHINGTON, DC 1745 L St NW Washington, DC 20036 202.466.8900 IN VIRGINIA 1732 International Drive McLean, VA 22102 703.288.0355

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CULTURE FIVE THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ART

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Behind the Veil: Brides and Their Dresses American Textile Museum, Lowell, MA April 6, 2013–August 11, 2013

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BOOKS Vintage Weddings (Merrell) Marnie Fog g, Lark Craf t

MUSIC Renzo "Mi Favorito," MP3 renzoworld.com

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EVENTS FOOD City Girl Custom Cakes citygirlcustomcakes.com

Best of Washington washingtonian.com/bestof

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MUSIC

Editor’s Pick

Kendall Robinson, Music Editor | @eliDYNAMITE

The First Dance UNCONVENTIONAL SONGS FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE

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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS Queen, News of the World, 1977

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WHY? It's the perfect song for the psycho sports couple.

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MORE THAN A WOMAN Tavares, Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, 1977

WHY? The best up tempo love song ever written.

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WICKED GAME Chris Isaak, Heart Shaped World, 1989

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WHY? Because the shotgun was loaded.

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THE BOOK OF LOVE Peter Gabriel, Shall We Dance Soundtrack, 2004

UNTITLED D'A ngelo, Voodoo, 2000 WHY? Because your family members are inappropriate on every level.

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STEADY AS WE GO Dave Matthews Band, Stand Up, 2005 WHY? Dave Matthews knows a thing or two about love songs.

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FUGITIVE MOTEL Elbow, Cast of Thousands, 2003 WHY? These Brits made the perfect love song for the waltz.

WHY? Peter Gabriel's rendition of this Magnetic Fields song is a tear-jerker.

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RUFFNECK MC Lyte, Ain't No Other, 1993 WHY? Your ghetto family would understand completely.

WHY? Because Disco rocks!

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AS Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life, 1976

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YOUR MY WIFEY Next, Welcome II Nextasy, 2000 WHY? Because some things are just not obvious to everyone.


GOTO KAIA SET

OVERSIZED SAND DOLLAR

THE KING AND THE QUEEN PILLOWCASES

KATE BLACKLOCK PRINT

MONOGRAMMED GLASS EGG ORNAMENT

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ART & LIFESTYLE

Editor’s Pick

Alexis Jackson, Art & Lifestyle Editor | @jadoreMADAV

For the Bride & Groom EXOTIC GIFTS FOR THE LOVELY COUPLE 1. Chesapeake Bay Sailing for Two, Experience Days, $75 WALL CLOCK

2. DC Painting Wine Class, Experience Days, $50 3. Indoor Rock Climbing Virginia, Experience Days, $75 4. Intro to Scuba Diving, Experience Days, $90 5. Parasailing Certificate at Catalina Island, Parasail Catalina, $65 & Up 6. PB Apothecary Jars, Pottery Barn, $35 & Up 7. Monogrammable Glass Egg Ornament, Pottery Barn, $8.99

PERSONALIZED CUTTING BOARD

8. “Soft Touch,” Kate Blacklock Print, Art.com, $64.99 9. Oversized Sand Dollar, Pottery Barn, $135 10. Peugeot Senlis Adjustable Salt & Pepper Mills, Williams & Sonoma, $80 11. Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack, JNM Rustic Designs, $85 12. Goto Kaia Set, Your Murano, $495 13. Pottery - Three Ladies , Timeless Wrought Iron, $163 14. “Summer Speaks,” Kurtis Watkins Original, Price Upon Request 15. Personalized Cutting Board, Twisted Branch Designs, $39 16. Wall Clock, Party Mojo, $46 17. The King and The Queen Pillow Cases, Lost Pigeon, $22 each 18. Sponsor an Acre of Rainforest, Rainforest Concern 19. He and She Mug Set, Uncommon Goods, $40

CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT GREAT GATSBY!

The Roaring

Debbie Bailie-Collins is the creative director and he

the high fashion industry for almost 15 years, she fel

and her love of all things bridal shone through. Stron

include the golden age of Art Deco, the renaissance

Gibson Bespoke (etsy.com/shop/WillowMoone) u fine silk tulle and lace, hand pressing and cutting

beautiful and timeless headpieces and adornment

crafting the most graceful and timeless heirloom q

of women. We work with only the finest materials. A

crafted French lace, silk tulle and the highest qualit elegant and individual creations.

Gibson Bespoke have designed couture and ready t

even the most diverse and individual tastes. We offe

clients unique specifications. Heirlooms can also be sentimental touch to any hand crafted piece.

All Gibson Bespoke designs are hand crafted and fi

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g 20s

ead designer at Gibson Bespoke. After working within

lt it a natural progression to move into creative design

ng influences within the Gibson Bespoke design ethos

e period, classical literature and the natural world.

use couture beading and crystal work techniques on silk using vintage techniques to produce classically

ts for body and hair. Sketching, designing and hand

quality pieces to be treasured throughout generations

Akoya and south sea freshwater pearls, crystals, hand

ty Indian silk dupion are imported to create the most

to wear pieces for women across the globe, satisfying

er a bespoke service, personalised and tailored to the

e incorporated into all items, creating an intimate and

finished in Ireland.

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Buck Tradition A TONY HAMAWY EVENING GOWN IS THE PERFECT OPTION FOR THE UNCONVENTIONAL BRIDE

Photographs by Karen Nutini Fashion Editor: Janice Susan Wallace


Buck Tradition ABOUTTHE THEDESIGNER DESIGNER ABOUT

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, American designer Tony Hamawy was raised in the

Darrell Clark is the designer behind the Darrell Cortez brand. garment business. After learning the industry in the family firm, he went on

to apprentice with a traditional women’s clothier. There he trained in the oldworld methods of couture and handwork. Positions with various well-known Lebanese designers, catering to the fashion elite of the Gulf and Europe, eventually spurred Tony to formal study in Paris. After completing his education in French fashion design there, his journey brought him to New York to begin his own line in 2007.

ABOUT THE SHOOT His vision is to combine European detailing with New York flair in elegant but playful collections of bridal dresses and evening wear. Location: Clifton, Virginia To view the entire collection, visit tonyhamawy.com.

Photographer:

Daniel Stiles

Fashion Editor:

Janice Susan Wallace

Makeup ABOUT Artists: THE SHOOT

Dominica Tillary Shamaya Fenwick-Chisholm

Location:

Styling Assistants: Photographer: Fashion Editor:

Model Rep:

Makeup Artist:

Models: Model: Shoes

Model Rep: Model:

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Lake Artemesia

Jasmine McCrae Karen Nutini Denisio Truitt Cameron Guckert

Janice Susan Wallace

Chauncea Carothers Christopher I. The Fount Group, Inc. Justin Luciano Bella Hector Aguilera Kevin Steve Limpic Madden John Ramseth Derek Furman Derek Furman

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Going to the Chapel AFRO BARB & KEN IS THE CHOICE FOR THE COUPLE WHO WANT TO MAKE A STATEMENT


Going to the Chapel ABOUTTHE AFRO BARB & KEN ABOUT DESIGNER

Afro Barb & Ken is the brainchild of designer Monique Jobi. Jobi hails from

Darrell is the designer thethrough Darrell Cortez brand. fabrics NigeriaClark and pays homage to herbehind homeland the use of African

and trimmings. Afro Barb & Ken caters to the modern African woman in every shape, size and ethnicity who wants to look modern and stylish by playing up her inner Barbie along side her dapper Afro Ken, the male line dressing the modern African man into the perfect African Ken doll. To learn more about Afro Barb & Ken, visit their Facebook page.

ABOUT THE SHOOT Location:

Clifton, Virginia

Photographer:

Daniel Stiles

Fashion Editor:

Janice Susan Wallace

Makeup ABOUT Artists: THE SHOOT

Dominica Tillary Shamaya Fenwick-Chisholm

Location:

Styling Assistants: Photographer: Fashion Editor: Model Rep: Makeup Artist:

Models:

Models: Stylist Assistant

Model Rep: Wedding Dress Model: Jewelry

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Bussman Bridge, Savage, MD

Jasmine McCraeHall, Savage, MD Carroll Baldwin Denisio Truitt Sig Sauer Guckert Cameron Janice Wallace Chauncea Carothers The Fount Group, Inc. Dominica Tillary Justin Luciano Hector Aguilera Bella, Winter, Rose, Dream, Silhouette, Kevin Limpic Fancy, Davian, Tank, Anthony John Ramseth Iysha Robinson

Derek Furman Marchesa Notte, Carine’s Bridal Atelier Derek Furman Carmen Eliam Jewelry

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wedding guests THE FASHION HAUTIES GET DRESSED UP FOR THE HAPPY OCCASION

Photographs: Abby Hamilton & Elli Esher Fashion Stylist: Abby Hamilton


wedding guests ABOUT THE FASHION HAUTIES

Fashion Hauties is Abby Hamilton, a teenager, her fashionable friends, all of whom happen to be obsessed with photography and what hails the pages of Vogue. JoinAbby and her friends in their own fashion wonderland. To learn more about the Fashion Hauties, visit their web site at: fashionhauties.blogspot.com

ABOUT THE SHOOT Location:

Old Town Alexandria

Photographer:

Abby Hamilton & Elli Esher

Fashion Stylist:

Abby Hamilton

Hair Stylist

Libby Boda

Models:

Abby Hamilton Elli Esher Michelle Laker Libby Boda

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Finale

While working on the “Buck Tradition” shoot, I was so overwhelmed by the beauty in the lilypads that were out on the water. It was the perfect moment to reflect on the fact that life is a beautiful thing. Love is a beautiful thing. Give Love. Give Life. Photography by Karen Nutini

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Facon Magazine - Summer 2013