Carmen Marc Valvo & Lotus Threads Bridal Showcase During New York Fashion Week

Carmen Marc Valvo and Lotus Threads showcased their Fall/Winter 2018 bridal collections during Style Fashion Week New York at Cipriani.

Guests enjoyed Notorious Pink Rosé as they mingled in the expansive art market, featuring artwork by Derek Gores, Adam Thompson, UnCutt Art and works from LUMAS Gallery.

Models were beautified by Davines sustainable haircare, while VIP’s and guests enjoyed cosmetics gifts by Onsen. Vezt music app brought industry executives to the crowd as upcoming artists including Jae Hall, Amanda Holley, Chris Stylez, Arielle and Vyse performed between shows.

Essentia kept guests hydrated throughout the events. Additional performances by Dinner land artists AzialIAm, Él Fleego, Bam Vito & more wrapped up an incredible series of New York Fashion Week events.

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4 of the Best Chocolate Gifts for Romance & Valentine’s Day

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon have selected and award 4 of the Best Chocolates for Valentine’s Day, or for anytime when Romance is on the Menu.

TV Celeb Ali Fedotowsky married in Val Stefani Wedding Dress

Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno officially tied the knot at an Oceanside ceremony in Palos Verdes, California.

Best known for as a tv host/personality and as the Season Six Bachelorette, Ali looked gorgeous in a custom Val Stefani gown she personalized for her reception.

Ali met with the designer duo behind Val Stefani, Valerie and Stephanie Chin, prior to her wedding day to customize a dress that wouldn’t make her feel “sucked in.”

About Val Stefani

Val Stefani is based out of the sunny shores of Southern California by the talented designers that brought you the successful bridal house Moonlight. With over 20 years of expertise this fashion house draws on generations of experience with the additions of the sister duo which the label draws its namesake. This cross-generational team dynamic allows for the creation of innovative designs while still rooted in the traditions that have made them successful.

A fierce feminine aesthetic is the inspiration behind every Val Stefani gown with gowns accented by delicate beading, hand rolled rosettes, cascading ruffles, and lace. Each gown conjures up vintage beauty and elegance that transcends generations and trends by using the most luxurious silk fabrics, intricate French lace, and hand sewn Swarovski crystal detail. These hand-crafted details and creation of feminine silhouettes are signatures for every Val Stefani gowns.

Great Chocolates for Brides and Weddings

If you are looking for great chocolates for weddings, brides, receptions, or as gifts, the Bridal Chocolate Salon — part of the International Chocolate Salon — has recently announced several of its top picks for the year. The selections are part of the annual BRIDAL CHOCOLATE SALON AWARDS Competition.

This year’s top picks were rated and ranked by Stars, and are based on features such as Taste, Texture, Packaging, and of course, whether it makes a great bridal chocolate.

Here they are:

  • 1) SELEUSS Floral Collection: 5 STARS
  • 2) DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER Hibiscus, Almond and Rose Tea: 4.5 STARS
  • 3) THE SECRET CHOCOLATIER: Brownie Pops: 4.5 STARS
  • 5) EHCHOCOLATIER Lavender, Vanilla and Los Ancones: 4 STARS
  • 7) DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER Pistachio rose and Smoked Cigar Caramels: 4 STARS

The Winners are also eligible to join and distribute their chocolates on The Chocolate Registry site,

New Bridal Must Haves for Wedding Season

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It is always wedding season, and for any bride-to-be, preparing for their wedding day is sure to be one of the most exciting times of their lives. However, it’s also a busy time, so whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for the bride-to-be in your life, or looking for gifts to shower your bridal party with, here are some great items to help.

Trust Fund Beauty

The folks at Trust Fund take your outer beauty very seriously – that’s their business. They sell nail polish and lipstick products formulated with love in the U.S.A. and EU, which are always vegan and cruelty-free. If you are looking to minimize the toxic content you are exposed to, and you believe you can be beautiful without being cruel, Trust Fund is the cosmetics company for you. Needless to say, Trust Fund products are a must have for brides and their bridal parties on that special day!

Hey Lady Shoes

Hey Lady shoes offer one-of-a-kind style with a one-of-a-kindness philosophy. Each vintage-inspired pair of shoes will serve as a platform for giving, and also provides comfort in several ways. Not only do they include NASA-developed memory foam insoles, (perfect for dancing the night away!), but they are good for the soul

Hey Lady Shoes-5-lStanding in heels all day could be just as painful as running a marathon and Hey Lady takes you across the finish line. Why Hey Lady’s are so comfortable:

  • Nasa-developed “Poron urethane” full insoles
  • Shock absorption to protect against impact
  • Breathable to keep you dry and cool
  • Cushioning for maximum performance
  • Lightweight shoes
  • Flexible for continuous comfort
  • New technology R&D team to develop the ultimate comfort

When you purchase a pair of Hey Lady shoes, you are giving to deserving causes, as each style purchase will immediately donate a portion of proceeds to non-profits close to the designers’ hearts. Hey Lady shoes will benefit over a dozen non-profit organizations including Spirit of ’45 (preserving legacy of veterans and ordinary heroes), Hand Up (Homeless), World Wildlife Conservation (Animals & Forest), Rota Care (Free medical care), Random Acts of Flowers (Repurposing flowers for hospice), Muttville (Senior dogs), etc.  For further information, please visit:

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The lucky bride, and future MRS., can also gift her favorite ladies with TEAM BRIDE hats, which are all smaller than traditional trucker hats, with less space on the cap top to ensure a perfect fit! The brand boasts a variety of collections including their brand new “MRS.” Collection, celebrating wives and future wives with messages like “Wifey”. The perfect accessory for upcoming bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or everyday wear. HGTV Flip or Flop star, Christina El Moussa loves hers, as do Real Housewives stars Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson, and Lizzie Rovsek.

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Lily & Val’s Keepsake Kitchen Diary™ is the perfect combination of memories and recipes in one place. There’s no other cookbook like it! The company has combined a recipe keeper with a journal to record the precious memories, moments, and stories associated with food. In addition to its functionality, the book is beautifully and thoughtfully designed.


PrayerBowls are stunning porcelain bowls elegantly trimmed with a gold edge and hand-applied Swarovski Crystals. Inscribed on each bowl is a powerful Bible verse, and each set includes a bundle of PrayerCards that the loving couple can use to pray together as they begin their marital journey with a strong relationship with God.


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Fashion Brunch at the Four Seasons

A visit to the Bridal Fashion Show & Brunch at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley to see some delicious fashions over meals and mimosas.