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New Color Forecast in 2016, Pinterest Just Released it

Pinterst just released the new color forecast in 2016.

Shades of blush pink are all the rage in women’s fashion. From ballet slipper-pink shoes to light blush toned gems, there’s a light breeze of femininity blowing through the trend boards. For your wedding, look to blush-toned accessories, cocktails (hello, rosé) and bridesmaid gifts. For the fellas, they’re donning more astronaut blue and chambray. (And really, is there anything better than a hunky guy in a chambray button-down? We digress.). Home décor is completely dominated by a palette of gray and mauve—mauve’s seen a 70 percent increase! We love the combination of a darker neutral paired with an often overlooked shade of purple.

 

 

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Bipasha Basu & Karan Singh Grover Took Special YOGA Classes For Their Wedding!

It goes without saying the fact that it’s precisely one day to go for the most talked about wedding of this year that of quintessential beauty Bipasha Basu and heartthrob Karan Singh Grover. Both the actors by profession and monkeys in love are all set to tie the knot for life on the 30th of April with close friends and family in presence in a typical Bengali fashion. Pictures of their pre-wedding puja set the social media on fire with Bipasha donning a pink saree and KSG in a white kurta pajama. “It’s happening,” shared a delighted Bipasha.

And we have to admit that the actress has a bunch of actually kind and caring friends who time and again leave no stones unturned to let the leggy lass know how much she is loved. From her designer friend Rocky S to her fitness mentor and close friend Suzanne Dadhich, each person involved in the process is making sure to give their love and blessing to the bride and groom.

Bipasha Basu & Karan Singh Grover Took Special YOGA Classes For Their Wedding!

BollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY got in touch with Bipasha’s bestest friend in town Deanne Panday who spilled beans about how the two soon to be husband and wife are going gaga over their wedding preparations paying close attention to their fitness. “Bipasha, Karan and I are fitness freaks. She hasn’t been following a specific kind of workout for her wedding as she has always been a very fit person. It’s like a lifestyle for her and me. I introduced the both of them to this yoga mentor so they have been attending yoga classes thrice in a week these days” she shared.

While asked is there any other form of exercise both the actors like doing together, she quipped, “Yoga is what the two of them have added in their fitness regime. Karan, Bipasha and I work out together. Even today she has gone to the gym in the morning; I will be following her later during the day.”

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A Yoga Sequence To Prep You For The Big Day

On your wedding day, you are eager to be feeling your best, and yoga is the perfect way to cultivate the ultimate version of yourself. And this full-body toning sequence is designed to aid you tone up and wear your special dress with confidence. Beyond the physical benefits, this sequence will calm down a mind busy with important plans for upcoming nuptials as well. Breathe deep, and flow through each of these powerful postures.

A Yoga Sequence To Prep You For The Big Day

A Yoga Sequence To Prep You For The Big Day

A Yoga Sequence To Prep You For The Big Day

A Yoga Sequence To Prep You For The Big Day

A Yoga Sequence To Prep You For The Big Day

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3 Things You Can Learn About Weight Loss From A Bride-to-Be

Deadlines don’t come much bigger than your wedding day. For most women preparing to walk down the aisle, that special day is when you hope to be at your ultimate healthy peak. Whether it’s a more-toned physique, better skin or glossy hair, no one works harder for results than a bride in the lead up to her wedding. In order to certify it we spoke to nutritionist, bride-to-be and founder of TheBridalClinic.com.au and TheHealthClinic.com.au Pip Reed to find out how we can live like a bride-to-be all year round.

Things You Can Learn About Weight Loss From A Bride-to-Be

First Things First, Set Yourself a Target

Aim for a date in two to three months’ time and write a list of what you want to achieve by then. The trick is to be as specific as possible, and break your program down into weekly and fortnightly goals — think drinking two litres of water a day or eating one cup of veggies with every dinner — this will make sticking to your program easier. Pip admits, whether you’re getting married or not, short term goals throughout the duration of your main goal are best due to they will help you reassess how you’re going and keep you on track for the big day.

Things You Can Learn About Weight Loss From A Bride-to-Be

Dedication Is Key

Brides aren’t going to let a silly little thing like Christmas, Easter or a birthday get in the way of their goals. Of course, they perhaps have a couple of wines and a slice of cake but when the end goal is fitting into that beautiful wedding dress they think carefully about when and where they give in to temptation.

Seek Answers When Things Aren’t Working

If your four-day-a-week training regime isn’t producing results, or your Paleo diet isn’t changing your weight there’s simply no time to continue for another two to three weeks to see if anything changes. Brides need results and often take action by seeking professional advice to assure they have everything covered.

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Enjoy Nice Night For A White Wedding

Enjoy Nice Night For A White Wedding

While you grow up with a love of the tundra, these days finding a guaranteed winter wonderland for a wedding means heading further north, to Iceland. That’s what Mosha Lundström Halbert, 27, Canadian fashion director of Footwear News, and British-born Internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler, 37, opted to do for their recent New Year’s Eve nuptials.

And the couple live in New York and had been engaged for several years, unable to settle on the right locale for the ceremony. The decision to tie the knot in Reykjavik was sparked by a friend’s joking suggestion, not because of the country’s dramatic landscape, or because the bride had lived there on a work-study stint during university. The choice, initially, was purely geographic – a meeting point where their friends around the world could gather for a three-day excursion, culminating in a killer New Year’s Eve party that just happened to feature their vows. As it turned out, the location suited the tastes of both bride and groom. His: madcap mischief, preferably while in theatrical costume. Hers: snowy outdoor adventure by day, elegant black tie at night.

Enjoy Nice Night For A White Wedding

“In some ways it was about Aidan and I being polar opposites, but it was also the best of both worlds,” Lundström Halbert explains. “He put a lot of faith in me in terms of trusting me that it was the right place, considering he had never been there!” It seemed meant to be as details fell into place with long-distance planning, after just one quick scouting visit last August and an invaluable assist from Reykjavik photographer Hildur Erla and the on-site staff at Iceland Travel.

In lieu of a stuffy rehearsal dinner, planners suggested a theme party on historic Videy island, a short ferry ride off Reykjavik’s coastline. “It felt like medieval times or Game of Thrones,” Lundström Halbert says, knowing it would be catnip for Butler’s costume proclivities. “He is obsessed with fancy dress,” she says. “The night we met was at Buy Design, a charity party in Toronto that had a 1960s space-age theme, so we even met at a fancy-dress party.”

And as anyone who’s ever hammed it up in an event photo booth can attest, “costumes and hats are immediate icebreakers,” says Lundström Halbert. Early on, guests were given tear sheets and were urged to pack theme-related dress, finding inspiration in Norse royalty, saga mythology or the rugged pelts and layered garb of Winterfell; Butler himself wore a legit reproduction Viking costume, a tweed cloak and fur stole usually reserved for GoT.

Enjoy Nice Night For A White Wedding

Horns and Viking helmets topped the guests tucking into the medieval-style lamb roast. “Icelanders sometimes don’t appreciate how unique, special and delicious their own food is,” says Lundström Halbert. Even at the welcome-night pizza party at chef Gunnar Karl Gislason’s restaurant H-12, the focus was on unusual toppings and flavour combinations with a local twist, like pickled onions or truffled fish. “We live in such a multicultural world, so sometimes it’s nice to have something just from the place that you’re in,” she says.

In order to get people in the spirit even before the costume party, Reykjavik-born celebrity fitness trainer Svava Sigbertsdottir put friends through their paces with a gruelling high-intensity warrior workout; they were revived afterwards with the hot-cold plunge circuit at the Laugar Spa’s saunas and outdoor thermal pools.

The Imagine Peace Tower on the island happened to be lit that night, and trekking from the medieval building’s raucous Viking-themed entertainment in the dark through extreme elements of wild wind, hail and snow created a memorable, moving moment. “People are jaded and have seen it all, and it brought out childlike wonderment, going to an off-the-beatenpath place and being surprised by an experience,” Lundström Halbert says. “Iceland is such an incredible place to go with a loved one because it opens your eyes and forces you to pay attention to how beautiful the world is, and how lucky we are.”

Later, on the ferry back from the faux-Viking invasion of Videy, guests received tote bags printed with the Icelandic expression “ petta reddast” and an ancient runic symbol of protection customized by the bride’s graphic designer sister Sophie Lundström Halbert, who also created the culture-filled website and its witty what-to-pack pie graph explaining how to plan outfits proportionate to outdoor exposure. Inside were wedding survival provisions chosen on a Scandi theme: vitamin seltzer tablets from Swedish Nutra, “the best thing for hangovers and jet lag,” says Lundström Halbert; the Reyjavik Grapevine, a free newspaper with good local tips, and the country’s edition of Glamour magazine; a supply of Icelandic candy like chocolate-covered liquorice balls; and balms from local Soley Organics, the natural skincare line based on wild Icelandic herbs.

“I like Nordica generally,” Lundström Halbert explains, adding that what was so special about Gamla Bio as a venue is that while grand, “it’s not fussy or overdone. Scandinavians have a real way of paring things down so that you really remember details; it’s not so clouded with junk.” Peterson’s rooftop lounge, the building’s former penthouse apartment, now named for the original owner, had recently been redecorated in glamorous antique gold and black velvet, so mother-of-the– bride Linda Lundström chose simple however dramatic decor touches for a theme of fire and ice.

Each bridesmaid carried a lantern with a birch branch, gathered in Iceland but a nod to Canada, and there were mini glaciers all around the space with a single rose frozen inside each. “Our version of floral arrangements,” says the bride. Berry and leather Bibliothèque scented candles from Byredo, the Swedish fragrance company founded by Canadian Ben Gorham, were placed throughout the room for memorable ambiance. The couple even restricted the party playlist to Nordic music –Of Monsters & Men, Abba, Robyn, Sigur Ros, Miike Snow, The Hives. “Thank god for Sweden,” Lundström Halbert jokes, “because there’s not a lot of dancey Iceland music!”

In her wedding gown, Lundström Halbert wanted to feel at ease the way she does at dance class: “Comfortable and warm – so right away I thought fur and not locked into some kind of structured dress where the maidens have to come to the ladies room with me to help navigate. After the visit in August we got off the plane and went straight to the Wolford store for ivory bodysuits,” she says. And when mom is a known Canadian designer, whose most famous creation is the Inuit-inspired LaParka coat, any outfit she makes will be special.

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Over the bodysuit went a collar trimmed in Canadian silver fox, “ivory tips with an undertone of soft dove grey, which gave the fur a lot more richness and texture,” the mother of the bride explains, and interchangeable skirts – short and sequinned for ringing in the new year, after the more formal intermission length with a long train for the ceremony and a cutaway that spotlighted the bride’s dramatic fawn suede Paul Andrew boots. “Because Mosha’s skirt was such a wide piece of fabric, a delicate triple organza, I wanted to get it there pristine without wrinkling, thus I rolled it on a tube,” Lundström says. “An Icelandic Air flight attendant came to my rescue to let me stow it on board in the cabin!”

If Lundström doesn’t know how to dress for a chic winter occasion, nobody does: “My mom does statement outerwear better than anyone else,” says Lundström Halbert. In this case, she designed a furtrimmed ivory bridal parka that zipped off at the waist to convert to a short jacket. Far-flung bridesmaids from Brazil, England and Kenya, meant fittings would be impossible, so simplicity was key – the silhouette was similarly balletic, with a leotard, full taffeta skirt and a Canadian fox-fur shrug, all in deep midnight blue. “I just bought navy bodysuits in their size and provided my mother with waist and inseam measurements,” says Lundström Halbert. With the wedding party in shoes and ankle boots from L.K. Bennett, Butler opted to wear custom John Lobbs with his bespoke retro three-piece tuxedo, made by tailor Sox at Toronto’s The Dirty Inc. and lined in Butler’s signature skull and crossbones.

Along with embracing her love of the wintry outdoors and her mother’s family roots in Lapland, Lundström Halbert honoured her Jewish heritage with a chuppah made from ribbons woven and wound on birch branches that Lundström found around Reykjavik. “It might have been the first chuppah Iceland has ever seen! I joked that all six of us were probably the largest gathering of Jews in the country,” says the bride.
The bride and groom married in Reykjavik under a chuppah made of birch branches.

“And you’d think that Jewish and Icelandic, there are no similarities there, but the love of smoked fish is something I think brings the two cultures together,” she adds. Dinner included smoked salmon, mini caviar blinis, all served family style so guests could mingle between tables. Vinarterta, the layered prune torte typical of the festive season, served as the wedding cake.

“It felt so ‘Lundström’ to be getting married in winter,” the newlywed says. Her mother chimes in: “Unlike Mosha, I did have images of being a bride one day. I got married at the end of July, but in my imagination when I was a little girl, it was the middle of winter, with snow falling, and I was wearing fur. You can imagine when I saw her, with the fur and then snow falling on the roof at midnight, what a huge déjà vu that was.”

Enjoy Nice Night For A White Wedding

Thanks to it was a New Year’s party, not just a wedding, at midnight they brought out a crate of inexpensive party hats from the local branch of kitschy Danish chain Tiger. The wedding guests danced into the wee hours in gold Aladdin hats, glitter masks and hats adorned with hot-pink flamingos, the last a deliberately tongue-in-cheek stand-in for the infamous swan of the country’s most famous daughter, Björk. Because when in Iceland, who could resist?

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6 New Workouts For Your Wedding

New Workouts For Your Wedding

Today’s gowns are more revealing than ever before: plunging backs, deep V-necks, cut-outs everywhere, sheer illusion, and revealing lace. It’s safe to say that these hot fashion trends leave little to the imagination. Due to the uptick in custom workouts, brides have more options than ever before to get their best assets aisle-ready. In order to get you prepared, InStyle has rounded up some of the hottest new fitness programs to consider adding to your wedding day preparations.

Exhale’s Bridal Bootcamp

With a focus on full body workouts, core strength and inner bliss, exhale offers a variety of high-intensity workouts at the barre, the mat, and on the bike at locations across the U.S. and resorts like Gansevoort Turks & Caicos. Fortunate for the recently-engaged, exhale has recently launched two programs to get brides and their besties in shape for the big day. You can choose from exhale’s 6- and 12-week programs, both of which include a series of classes, facials, weekly check-ins, and more. Both programs include private Core Fusion or Yoga class for the bride and her bridesmaids, plus power facials, cool beam therapies, and fusion massages. The 12-week program ($975.00) also includes a nutrition consultation. Want a quick fix but not the whole commitment? Exhale offers an option for Bachelorette Parties—think this escape where the experts bring in your group for a private class followed by mini-spa therapies with light bites and bubbly.

Xtend Barre Bride

Does your bridal look call for the poise and posture of a prima ballerina? Consider the pilates- and dance-based workout program Xtend Barre, which has just announced an exclusive Xtend Barre Bride Membership at many of their 100-plus national and international studios—from Brooklyn to Dubai. Members will enjoy unlimited monthly classes at a reduced rate for the duration of three to 12 months, plus a private bridal party class for the bride and up to ten guests. Too busy to get to the studio? Xtend recently launched an online video membership.

New Workouts For Your Wedding

Row House NY

If your gown has a dramatic open back—who’s doesn’t these days?—rowing is the workout for you. Consider rowing at Row House NY. Described as a “uniquely smart, sexy, low-impact, high cardio, full body workout,” Row House offers up a new concept for brides looking for a group-class workout regimen. Set to a great soundtrack, authentic crew rowing techniques focus on endurance-building, core-conditioning, strength-training—and sculpting the ultimate sexy back and arms in its full body workout. Private row parties are also available at its New York City locations—and we predict that rowing will become a new sensation in a city near you soon!

SoulCycle

While cycling sensation SoulCycle doesn’t yet offer a bride-specific program, its inspiration, meditative fitness experience is perfect for the bride-to-be, who might be particularly stressed-out by all the planning. Set in a dark candlelit room to high-energy music, it focuses on lifting the mind while sculpting the body with signature choreography and cardio from upbeat instructors. Want a SoulShower? They do offer the opportunity to rent out an entire studio for a private class where brides and their friends can book a private ride, decorate the studio, create custom clothing, and celebrate their engaged status for a 45 to 60-minute class.

New Workouts For Your Wedding

ClassPass

Want to mix up your workout while you’re planning your wedding? Consider ClassPass: a monthly subscription service that provides unlimited access to a massive network of boutique fitness studios and gyms. With tens of thousands of classes available at more than 7,000 locations worldwide, ClassPass makes working out more engaging—and affordable—by offering the option of booking into a diversity of options, including cycling, Pilates, yoga, boot camp, strength training, dance, and more. ClassPass is available in 36 cities in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia—and if you happen to travel a lot, you can use your ClassPass in any of its participating cities. Price varies by market—between $79 to $125 per month.

OrangeTheory

If you’re a bride searching for a way to jumpstart your energy level, drop pounds and seriously torch calories, OrangeTheory offers the Orange Elite, a month-to-month membership that contains eight sessions per month and additional sessions at a discounted rate. This high intensity group workout combines heart-rate based treadmill interval training, indoor rowing, and weight training blocks to whip your body into its optimal shape in three to six months with classes that burn an estimated 500 to1000 calories per workout.

New Workouts For Your Wedding

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Beauty And Fitness Are Two Musts For Wedding Prep

Beauty And Fitness Are Two Musts For Wedding Prep

Recently, a wedding planning website informed me that there are about 300 days until my wedding, therefore it’s time to start thinking about a beauty and fitness regimen.

I happen to love this site, and it has been a lifesaver since I started planning. The monthly checklists keep me from becoming overwhelmed, and it has handy pointers for things very few people know anything about, as what should be included in your venue contract and when you should mail save-the-dates.

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As a result, in many ways, it’s super useful. Nonetheless holy panic! A beauty and fitness regimen that begins a year before the big day? Unless I am going to literally turn into Beyonce by doing this; it seems a little aggressive for somebody who is generally cool with her looks.

The minute I read this, I began thinking about what is actually a worthwhile investment of time and money when it comes to beauty. This is a time when I want to stick to a bit of a budget so my guests have chairs to sit in, and I also want to look like myself, hence where should I put my resources? I consider it’s different for everyone, however below are my must-haves and do-not-needs.

Must-have

Regular haircuts. I have often waxed poetic about my amazing hairstylist, whom I’ve been seeing for a long time now. I couldn’t wait to tell him about getting engaged; he was almost as excited as I was, and we immediately launched into what I would do with my hair for the big day.

Currently it’s shoulder-length, and I certainly want to grow it out so I can have an updo. My stylist and I discussed moving my cuts from eight weeks apart to 10 weeks apart so my hair can grow but stay healthy. It’s important to have an expert helping you with this stuff, and, in general, you want great hair even if you’re not getting married.

Skincare regimen. As someone who had a lot of skin problems in her teens, I know how much acne and other conditions can affect self-esteem. Not only is a good skincare regimen important to me for my wedding, but it’s important on a daily basis so I feel good about myself. My policy with skincare is simple: Use what works. I use my tried-and-true products, even if they’re a little pricier than drugstore brands.

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Basic gym membership. Toning up to wear that dress is only a small part of why this is important to me. In a year that will be completely nuts as far as people to see and things to do, I can take 45 minutes for myself to exercise and stay sane. And I need the membership because it’s frigid in Chicago.

Do not need

Spray tanning. It costs $30 and wears off in three days, people. My spending of exorbitant amounts of money on things that last a hot second will be reserved for my floral arrangements, thank you very much.

Specialty gym membership. Unless you’re a serious athlete or yogi, or have one thing that you actually enjoy more than any other workout, you perhaps don’t need monthly memberships to Pure Barre, Bikram, spinning and boxing. A regular gym offers a lot of these classes with your regular membership, and when they won’t specialize in that particular thing, there’s generally a great teacher or two in the mix. For additional things you love to do, look into punch cards for five or 10 classes thus you don’t have to go a certain number of times per month to make it worthwhile.

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