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BACHELOR/ETTE / FEATURED

The DHB Wedding Gowns I’d Pick for ALL the Bachelorettes

Let’s be real–one of the best parts about being a designer is dressing up your friends! Today I’m playing fantasy stylist to all the Bachelorettes, from Trista to Becca, and picking out the DHB wedding gown that suits both their personalities and their figures. Let the dress up fun begin! Trista: She’s the one who started… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

Trending Alert! Marble is Taking Over 2018 Wedding Decor

Marble is not only a hot commodity in home decor; you can now work this trend into all aspects of your wedding decor for a modern and clean look! We are loving the mix of mesmerizing white with veins of gold and gray in everything from name cards to photo backdrops. When paired with metallics,… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / MAKE-UP / PLANNING / STYLE

Inside Eyebrow Microblading

Want Lily Collins meets Cara Delevingne eyebrows without relying on an eyebrow pencil every single morning? I do too–so I paid a visit to eyebrow Microblading expert Jacqueline Perry, owner and operator of Permanent Appeal, to give my brows the perfect color and shape. While I was there, she answered my questions about this technique and I’m sharing all of… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

How To Choose Your Bridal Party

It’s National Best Friends Day! In honor of that, we’re tackling bridal party selection to help you make sure the right people are standing by your side as you tie the knot. Here’s to finding your perfect #bridalpartysquad! The size Generally speaking, a bridal party is comprised of four attendants. Of course, that guideline is… Read more

BACHELOR/ETTE / FEATURED / LIFE

All Your Questions About the Bachelor/Bachelorette Answered #AskDes

Imagine the red rose emoji here because this column of #AskDes is taking on your questions about the Bachelor and Bachelorette! So get ready for the most dramatic season yet–oh wait, I mean edition of #AskDes. It seems like just yesterday that I was putting on my red dress (that I designed!) in a hotel… Read more

FEATURED / HEALTH + FITNESS

My 5 Favorite Cleansing Brushes and How I Use Them

Ever come across a product that completely revamps your routine? I did. Cleansing brushes! These little brushes of goodness give you that I’ve-just-had-a-facial feeling of clean. I recently incorporated them into my skincare regimen and I’m never going back! They remove dirt, makeup, and oil at a deep level and give me a glow that… Read more

FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

A Week In My Life: A Behind the Scenes Look At My Family & Business

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk in my shoes? Now you can! I’m opening up my daily schedule and inviting you in to see my life as a wedding gown designer, mom, wife, and entrepreneur. You’ll see how I manage my many roles (and learn a secret or two…like who the real family chef… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING

Which Wedding Vendors Do I Tip and How Much? #AskDes

Why hello, lovely bride-to-be! It’s Wednesday which means its time for me to answer your wedding planning and styling questions that you submitted on social media using the hashtag #AskDes. I’m sure you can guess what I was doing on Monday! I was watching Becca embark on her Bachelorette journey–I was Team Becca from the… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / HAIR / WEDDINGS

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Extensions Before Your Wedding Day

#mermaidwaves, #rapunzelhair, #hairenvy….it’s safe to say that we all have a fixation with beautiful locks–especially for special events and weddings. But forget stressing about your hair growing out for your bridal day. You can get long, luscious hair the week of your nuptials! How? Hair extensions! I recently got extensions at Chromatique Salon and found out… Read more

BACHELOR/ETTE / BACHELOR/ETTE / FEATURED / LIFE

‘The Bachelorette’ Becca: suitors & celebrity doppelgängers

Is it Monday yet? Seriously though, not even the holiday weekend can take away the anticipation for ‘The Bachelorette’ Monday night premiere- so much so that we took it upon ourselves to find each suitors celebrity doppelgänger! Some resemblances will make you laugh- maybe even make you cry- but it is all in good fun and… Read more

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