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A BRIDE-to-be has been slammed for her “bizarre” guest rule – but she insists she hasn’t done anything wrong. 

The engaged woman has been documenting how she is getting wedding day ready with DIY and crafting on social media

A bride has been slammed for her "bizarre" guest rule


A bride has been slammed for her “bizarre” guest ruleCredit: Getty

That includes showing her fiance painting their colour scheme on the invitations for guests to match their outfits with it. 

She claimed that “not one single printer” could print the exact colour scheme she wants on the invitations – so her soon-to-be husband did it by hand. 

But the now-viral video she posted admitting this has not gone down well with critics.

Detractors have been quick to tell her to “see a therapist” if she insists on “controlling” what guests wear to her special day

“If you can’t bear the margin of error at the printer, how are you going to react when someone’s dress is a close but not exact match?” one asked. 

“Why do you want to control what your guests wear?” another slammed.

“The wedding party is normal, but the guests? Pretty controlling. 

“Go see a therapist about your issues.”

“Expecting people to spend money on new outfits for your wedding colour scheme is rude,” a third penned. 

Other critics warned that her “sad beige wedding” is “going to be f*****g dreadful”. 

As the comments built up, the bride jumped in to defend herself

She said that people can call her “sad and beige” all they want but she’s not fussed because the colour scheme makes her feel “calm”. 

“I didn’t tell anyone to purchase anything,” she penned in the comment section under her viral video.

“We wanted our guest to match the colours of the wedding.”

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Fashion designer Rachel Maguire now dresses A-list celebrities including Doja Cat, Megan Fox, and Megan Thee Stallion but before she started her fashion brand Rashhiiid, she was feeling a bit lost.

“I’d done a lot of living,” she reflects. “I’d been partying a lot. I needed to feel passion. Being a workaholic now is a blessing. I’ve found something productive that I love.”

The Dubliner had tried to apply herself to a number of college courses but found herself bored and uninspired.

“I did social science, psychology, marketing — all those things that I thought were expected of me to get a conventional career.”

Rachel had been customising clothes all the way back to her school years where she would annoy the teachers for altering her uniform.

She was chatting to her mum’s friend one day — an art teacher — who took one look at Rachel’s unique ensemble and suggested doing fashion design.

“Back then, fashion wasn’t really an option for college. It was only after that conversation I re-characterised what at that point I viewed as a hobby.”

Rachel weighed up the various outlets, including the more conceptual design course at NCAD and courses that focused on illustration and Photoshop. She gravitated toward something far more hands-on.

“I really needed something that I enjoyed to apply myself to. The Grafton Academy was seven hours a day on sewing machines or pattern construction — it was entirely practical.”

Continuing on to do her Masters was a rite of passage, but, again, she found herself itching to kick-start her career and leave the textbooks behind.

“It was the societal pressure of what’s expected of you — a degree isn’t enough. I knew well I didn’t want to be there,” Rachel explains.

It all changed when she got her first

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As the cold crept in during the bleak end of 2020 and students emerged from online school to the release of a winter break, a trend befitting the climate and attitude of the season surfaced. The search term “dark academia aesthetic” peaked on Google as one year turned to the next, gaining traction on platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Tumblr. Videos informing viewers how to dress in line with the trend and blog posts listing clutter items associated with the dark academic — like old books, cigarettes, coffee, and moth-eaten cashmere sweaters — abounded. Influencers had established an online space for lovers of all things erudite, donnish, and elite.

The dark academia trend draws on the aesthetics of mid-20th century and prewar college life, with a particular focus on the conflict between academic refinement and the debauchery supplying the dark edge to the style. Although the phrase rose to prominence online as an aesthetic descriptor, dark academia has its roots in a literary genre dating back to the early 20th century. Novels such as E.M. Forster’s “Maurice” and Donna Tartt’s “The Secret History” form the aesthetic’s literary canon, texts from which its followers draw soundbites and quotes to foreground videos of dark oak libraries and photos of messy desks. By whittling these works down to just the bare bones of well-written dialogue in a quaint setting, however, many online dark academia enthusiasts are ignoring the thematic messages that underlie the genre.

In an history-and-what-it-means-for-classics-in-the-21st-century/”April 2023 article for Ekklesia Magazine about “The Secret History,” writer Tom Hilless calls aestheticization “inherently un-critical.” His point rings especially true in the case of dark academia: The aesthetic most embraces the aspects of scholastic life that the literary genre strives to rebuke. Straight-cut clothing and haughty mannerisms form motifs in Tartt’s

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In the world of fashion, particular items go beyond essential clothing and become a canvas for artistic expression.

Vlone jackets stand out as more than simply outerwear; they are emblems of a cultural movement. Let’s take a tour into the heart and soul of Vlone jackets, looking at their origins, distinguishing features, artistic effects, and emotional appeal to fashion fans.

The Origin of Vlone Jackets

Vlone, accepted by the innovative genius of A$AP Bari, appeared as a force in the world of style. Its jackets, in particular, tell a story of road style that fulfils high-end fashion. From modest origins to global recognition, the evolution of Vlone jackets images the brand’s course.

Distinctive Features of Vlone Jackets

Vlone jackets are defined by their bold logos, elaborate designs, and outstanding craftsmanship. Each stitch demonstrates the brand’s devotion to striking out. The choice of fabrics provides an added degree of luxury, making these coats highly desirable in the fashion world.

Vlone Jacket as a Fashion Statement

Celebrities and influencers wear Vlone jackets with pride, transforming them into fashion statements. The jackets have become associated with streetwear culture, seamlessly combining comfort and flair. The influence on fashion is evident, with Vlone spearheading the push to redefine what we deem stylish.

The Artistic Expression Within Each Stitch

Vlone jackets are more than just clothes; they are canvases for artistic expression. The designs contain rich meaning, frequently mirroring the zeitgeist. Each coat tells a tale and invites the user to participate in a larger narrative.

Vlone Jackets in Popular Culture

Vlone jackets have had an enduring influence on popular culture, appearing in everything from music videos to Hollywood films. Artists and filmmakers use these coats as more than just costume items; they become vital to storytelling, influencing the cultural environment.

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“When you dress with power,” Juliet Polcsa says, “it’s intoxicating.”

Perhaps that’s the appeal of the “mob wife aesthetic,” the phrase that has swiftly sunken its French-tipped claws into the internet. Type the words in TikTok’s search bar and you’ll get a seemingly endless scroll of videos offering instruction on what the look is, how to achieve it, and where it comes from. Fur jackets, black garments, stacked necklaces, animal print, long manicured nails, and voluminous updos are the most commonly advised essentials. “If you look like you’re going to a funeral,” a popular TikTok narration states, “you know you’re doing it right.” A very glamorous funeral, may we add.

As for visual examples, one woman is consistently cited: Carmela Soprano. Twenty-five years ago, the spouse of mob boss Tony Soprano, on what is now considered one of the best television series of all time, was the quintessential modern-day mob wife and now, more than two decades later, she’s trending again — this time on social media.

But before the existence of the social media ecosystem to circulate trends and iPhone apps that could track down the items needed to follow suit in just a click, there was costume designer Juliet Polcsa tasked with dressing mob wife characters on a new show called The Sopranos. And to a New Jersey mall she went.

“[Carmela Soprano] was a mob wife, but she really was a rich, suburban housewife,” Polcsa tells ET. “This was in the years of malls and that’s where you shopped, and so, I spent a lot of time in New Jersey malls looking at these rich women.”

Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano

Cache, a since-shuttered chain store, caught her eye. “Cache was a gold mine,” Polcsa says. While a lot of Carmela’s early wardrobe came from Cache, Polcsa turned to Arden

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In a world where pre-planned photoshoots and meticulously chosen locations often dominate the scene, Seerat Kapoor’s recent adventure took a refreshing turn. Actress Seerat Kapoor, known for her exceptional talent and dynamic presence on screen, recently took her creativity to new heights with a spontaneous photoshoot that showcased her love for art and design. While exploring her surroundings of Hyderabad the actress stumbled upon a location that sparked her imagination. A spot that, at first glance, might have been overlooked by others, became the canvas for a truly spontaneous and innovative photoshoot for the actress.

Seerat took to her social media and shared a bunch of pictures where she was seen donning a sexy white and mini floral dress that had a blue multi-stone floral design on it. The actress looked sexy as always when she kept her tresses open in loose wavy curls, with perfect dewy makeup, pink lips, and silver heels Seerat looked captivating. The location where Seerat posed effortlessly was behind a huge massive creative backdrop of a girl’s face with a huge hand-painted wall. Seerat embraced the beauty of her unconventional discovery. This location, with its unique blend of colors, textures, and patterns, became the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary photoshoot that transcended the boundaries of conventional glamour.

While many actors prefer plain backgrounds to ensure they stand out, Seerat Kapoor deliberately opted for an artistic background, showcasing her commitment to pushing creative boundaries. The chosen location wasn’t just a setting; it was a work of art in itself. Sharing the pictures on her social media, Seerat captioned it as, “What’s alive within my creative white door 🌷” Fans were quick to shower love on the actress and filled her entire comment section with Flower, Fire, and Heart emoticons.


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When 28-year-old Kayla Trivieri posted a TikTok in early January, she didn’t expect to start a movement.

“Clean girl is out, mob wife era is in … we’re wearing vintage furs all winter,” she said in her voiceover. “We’re already seeing the cheetah prints, the sparkle, the glitz, the glam, the fur, the big hair,” she continued over photos of Adriana La Cerva and Carmela Soprano, characters from HBO’s The Sopranos.

Trivieri had older Italian women (including her grandmother) in mind when she made the video. But the “mob wife aesthetic” also refers to the glamorous and ostentatious style of female characters in popular mafia movies and TV shows. The look is characterized by form-fitting dresses, leather, fur coats, big sunglasses and flashy gold jewelry.

Trivieri’s 26-second video, filmed in her New York City apartment, now has 1.7 million views. Her audio has been used in more than 2,200 other videos at the time of publishing. The trend skyrocketed in Google searches, appearing across social media and in magazines, going viral within days.

Some believe the trend appropriates Italian culture or glorifies the criminal lifestyle of the mafia. But others have a problem with the outfits themselves — specifically those vintage furs Trivieri mentioned in her TikTok.

Wearing vintage fur has been a controversial topic for decades. The consensus among the public, policy makers and even many major fashion houses seems to be that new fur is unethical and a line many won’t cross. But that line gets blurry for vintage.

A rising demand for vintage

Interest in vintage fur has nearly doubled compared to December 2020, according to data from Google Trends. Meanwhile, the Google search cycle for “fur coat” has remained pretty consistent for the last three years. So why are more people turning to

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It’s just shy of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, and Dior’s Spring/Summer 2024 show is moments from claiming the Paris Fashion Week stage. The street outside the venue is packed with fans, and a black BMW 7 Series’ slow approach incites their feverish cheers. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo emerges from the vehicle with a four-man security detail, wearing the House’s latest designs and waving like a royal to the sea of unfamiliar faces that have been waiting just to catch a glimpse of her brisk excursion to the door from behind a comfortably-distanced barricade. This appearance, coupled with her front-row attendance at the show, garnered $1.6 million USD worth of media impact value (MIV), or online visibility. The echo mentions, or “buzz” surrounding her presence, added an extra $6.5 million USD to the total, according to online data platform Launchmetrics. In fact, Jisoo’s attendance at the Dior show alone earned more MIV than 86% of brands showcasing at the biannual fashion affair.

K-pop is this decade’s international music supernova: as it exploded from Seoul to the world, groups like BTS and BLACKPINK have corralled fandoms that level the likes of those for Beyoncé and Taylor Swift while smashing worldwide release charts and effortlessly selling out stadium tours. At first, the fashion industry was slow to welcome the South Korean stars into its notoriously exclusive circle (BTS only attended their first fashion show for Louis Vuitton in 2021, despite having debuted in 2013 and earned several No. 1 hits in the years prior), but once their inclusion was proven unprecedentedly valuable, the show invites, collaborations and ambassadorships came flowing in abundance.

In the last year alone, Cartier named BTS’ Kim Taehyung (otherwise known as V) its newest global ambassador; Loewe drafted NCT’s Taeyong; Prada enlisted all seven members of ENHYPEN; Valentino signed

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“Ultimately, the window is a billboard,” Jonathan Anderson said, explaining why he plunked a giant, very British-looking teapot in the window of his new JW Anderson boutique in Milan instead of a dress. “It’s about storytelling: How do you draw people into a store?”

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“A window display is a first insight into the brand image, but it still has to attract people and catch their attention,” agreed Simon Porte Jacquemus, who recently installed a cherry-topped cup of whipped cream the size of a Fiat 500 in the window of his Avenue Montaigne store in Paris. It winks to his Marie Antoinette-tinged fall collection that was paraded at the Chateau de Versailles last June.

The two designers are among the ringleaders of a new style of window dressing where clothing is strictly optional, but creativity, bombast and surprise are a must.

“The product is not enough — to retain your customers, you need to entertain them,” said Julien Steenman, who teaches visual merchandising at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris. “You bring your customer into your universe in a very big and bold way. You need to be quick and efficient today.

“The window becomes the manifesto of the brand.”

Reliant for more than a decade on e-commerce and wholesale channels, Jacquemus first dipped a toe into physical retail last year and was keen to “test disruptive ideas instead of conventional manners of selling.”

“We have always been playing with everyday objects and memories in each of our shows, campaigns and collections so it made sense to us to revisit them in a very absurd and gigantic way,” the designer said, referring to the giant popcorn machine and toaster that have dominated the window “to attract

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As Baltimore prepares to welcome back Artscape next month for the first time since 2019, a new addition to this year’s festival will highlight works by local fashion designers in two days of runway shows.

Project Artscape will be a fashion-focused event on Sept. 23 and 24, featuring 31 designers in total. The runway shows will take place at the Baltimore Improve Group’s parking lot at 1727 N. Charles St.

“There are so many great designers in this city that more people should know,” said Devin Shacklett, Senior Program Coordinator for BOPA, who came up with the idea for Project Artscape and is coordinating the program. “I am incredibly excited for the Baltimore City fashion community. Without a doubt, this is going to be a phenomenal experience!”

Festivalgoers will be able vote for their favorite designers featured in the shows through a poll on the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts’ social media platforms.

Project Artscape will also be live streamed on BOPA’s social media accounts.

On the first day, the event will spotlight designers Erin Boggs, Bronté, Naima Noire, Jordan Matthews, Love More Bmore, The Black Genius Art Show, Rochelle Bremmer, Melani Dowdy-Tucker, LTYC Shop, Robert Queen, Terrance Styyles, Ashley-Star Style Agency, TTheNASA8, Aiysha Jowhar and Critique Designs and Yanni.

The next day’s show will feature designs by Yele Oladeinde, Sue’s Closet and Eloquent Accessories, HighEndRebel, Julianna Josephine, Sehar Peerzada, Sanzi, Sigi’Nommo, Sherrell Whye, Iris Webb, Brandon Kanion, The Gailery Boutique, Classic Consigns by KYS, Amparo3, Knwldg Couture and Audacity Brand.

Local models will walk the 40-foot runway in the fashion shows. The event will be hosted by Caprece-Ann Jackson and will feature DJ Shido.

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