Milieu Magazine - Volume 02, Issue 01

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Alexander Wang had peeka-boo panels in between statement tees and Lela Rose experimented with translucent wood-grain patterns. Maybe it’s global warming, but sheer, chiffonlike fabrics will be everywhere starting this spring. Try this trend now: T by Alexander Wang ($168,

Headphones (Worn as an Accessory)

Wedding Trends “Color combos will be navy, gray and yellow; shades of pink; peach and turquoise. yet monochromatics or using color, in the same shade, is ALWAyS an elegant look. Becoming very popular is a mermaid gown style along with lace longsleeve wedding gowns. Succulents are being added to everything from the bride’s bouquet and table arrangements to seating cards. Grooms are forgoing the boutonniere and opting for lapel pins. Say goodbye to tiaras. The new rage is soft metal headbands thanks to Kim Kardashian. Grooms are getting creative with having guys wear bright and bold-colored socks. Less is MORE!!!” —Michael Russo, Celebrity Wedding and Party Planner,

With stylish headphones they’re cute enough to wear around your neck even when you’re not listening to music, as evident by all of the Fashion Week street style. Try this trend now: Frends ‘Layla’ Headphones ($149.99, Nordstrom,


“Couples are falling in love with technology, and will be using it at their weddings with wedding apps and mobile devices. In 2014 we’ll be seeing interactive toasts, virtual guests, and giving your wedding a hashtag. The best man and maid of honor toasts are being done to songs, dances and visual presentations. Many couples are using Skype for family and friends who could not be at the wedding and I think you will see an increase in live-stream weddings so people can watch the entire event. Hashtag Couples are asking guests to take as many pictures as possible and post them to Instagram using a hashtag that is devoted to that couples’ wedding.” —Bob Kneisel, Banquet Manager, Watermill Caterers, Smithtown,


“Brides are asking for cocktail parties with casual ambience. Many are selecting wedding invitations with a lot of bling and lace and making the affair itself less formal.” — Francesca Leonardini, Wedding Planner, dazzling Affairs, Mineola, dazzling


Anything “Radiant Orchid”

This will reign in 2014 according to Pantone, the standard for all things color. Watch out for it everywhere from clothing to nails, and it is the perfect color for any bride choosing a bridesmaid theme color dress. Try this trend now: Leyla Rose ($270, Bridesmaids, Ja n ua ry / Febr ua ry 20 14

Home Parties

“I’m seeing a lot more events, birthday parties, kids parties and bridal showers being done in the home. It makes sense post-Sandy to save that extra money associated with a venue and do more relaxed events at home. Guests are actually more comfortable in the intimate setting and they don’t get lost and disconnected like in a large venue.” —dJ CHEF “The Chef That Rocks!”

“1-800-Flowers sees a variety of floral trends when it comes to Valentine’s arrangements. Roses are still the most popular flower to celebrate love during the most romantic day of the year, in fact 1-800-Flowers delivered more than 5 million roses last Valentine’s! Although traditional red roses are a classic choice, requests for roses in various colors (white, purple and pink) continue to increase each year. Mixed floral arrangements with flower varieties, such as lilies, tulips, alstroemeria and iris, are growing in popularity. In terms of floral design, consumers have increasingly gravitated toward compact arrangements with glass cube containers to accommodate these tighter designs.” —Julie McCann Mulligan, SVP of Product development, 1-800-Flowers,

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