Posts Tagged ‘Carmen Ordonez’
Good Afternoon DB Readers! As the holidays are fast approaching, do you need a dress to wear to all of your upcoming events? If you live in the Miami area, our Hispanic and Budget Fashionista Carmen Ordonez is making an appearance in our Coral Gables store TOMORROW! She will be personally styling and giving her advice on how to dress well while on a budget without sacrificing impeccable style!! If you’d like to come visit Carmen from 5-8 tomorrow night, please RSVP to RSVPCarmen@dbi.com
TGIF! Happy Fashion Friday DB Readers! Our Style Council member Carmen Ordonez has a great fashion blog called Viva Fashion, and we absolutely loved her post today on how to get Eva Mendes’ style without the big price tag! Eva is known for her sophisticated and trendy fashion, and David’s Bridal has a similar dress to the black Dolce & Gabbana lace sleeve dress she wore while attending the AFI Fest in Los Angeles!
Click here to check out Carmen’s blog post on where to get her look!
Good Afternoon DB Readers! Do you live in the Miami area?! Our Hispanic and Budget Fashionista Carmen Ordonez is making an in store appearance on the 13th of November from 5-8 PM in our Coral Gables Store! If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to RSVPCarmen@dbi.com
Fall Getaway Travel Tips
by Carmen Ondonez
Looking to getaway before the holiday chaos kicks in? Or perhaps planning a trip to visit the family for Thanksgiving? Wherever you’re going, here are some tips to look effortlessly stylish while traveling.
Accessories are a great way to spice up any outfit and avoid looking drab. Look for bangles or beaded bracelets, such as these from David’s Bridal for a fun and fresh look.
Airports can get really chilly, so it’s important to have a sweater at hand. Look for oversized cardigans in this fall’s hottest colors such as burgundy or hunter green and pair it with your favorite riding leggings or stretchy jeans.
Wrinkle Free Garments
Nobody wants to be ironing during their vacation, so try to stick with fabrics that won’t wrinkle easily and will survive the trip. These fabrics include cotton, wool or nylon. If attending any fall weddings this long jersey one-shouldered dress will do the trick. If you do end up with some stubborn wrinkles, one of my favorite tips is to hang the clothes in the bathroom while you take a shower. The steam from the shower will magically help get rid of wrinkles.
When it comes to shoes, remember you’ll be taking them off a lot while going through security checks, so make sure to pick a style that can easily slip on and off. I like to stick with ballet flats or flat slouchy boots.
Hispanic Wedding Traditions
by Carmen Ondonez
When my husband and I got married five years ago, we wanted to make sure that our Hispanic culture and traditions were reflected on our big day, but it was so overwhelming to blend so many customs into one ceremony. The key is to decide which traditions are most important to you and it can be easier than you think! Here are some to think about to help you get started:
- The Lasso- In many Latin countries, such as Spain and Mexico, it’s traditional for a lasso or rosary beads to be placed around the couple’s shoulders in a figure eight shape. This symbolizes the unbreakable bond between the bride and groom and the protection of marriage.
- Unity Candle- The bride and groom each light a candle after the wedding ceremony and then use each of their candles to light a third one together. This symbolizes unity and a new life together.
- Blending of Sands- Similar to the unity candle, the bride and groom each have a vase filled with sand of a different color, which are combined into one vase. This symbolizes unity and eternity, since the sand grains can never be separated. My husband and I actually incorporated this custom in our own wedding and we still have our vase tucked away in a special place in our home!
- The Mantilla Veil- The mantilla veil originated in Spain toward the end of the 16th century and is one of my favorites. The mantilla is a gorgeous veil with lace edging that can add instant Latin flair to any wedding dress. I’m in love with this one from David’s Bridal.
Another easy way to add a latin flair to your big day is with some great Spanish music. To this day, I remember how much fun my husband and I had on the dance floor when “Cumbia” and “Puya” music (a traditional Colombian music genre with African roots) played during our wedding.
It’s That Time Again! Join Us at the #DBRedCarpet for Our Emmys Twitter Party!
Follow @DavidsBridal on September 23 @ 7pm EST at #DBRedCarpet to discuss the stars’ looks as they walk the Emmy’s Red Carpet. Don’t forget to follow our David’s Bridal fashion experts to join us in the conversation and find out how to get these looks for less:
- Cassandra Morris (@SoCassandra) – Teen Fashion Expert
- Carmen Ordonez (@VivaFashion) – Hispanic Formal Fashion Expert & Budget Fashionista
- Katrina Mitzeliotis (@KatrinaCM) – Celebrity Fashion Expert
- Nicole Brewer (@NicoleBrewerNYC) – Plus-Size & Celebrity Fashion Expert
@DavidsBridal will also offer gift card giveaways, so you too can get the look for less!
#DBRedCarpet Twitter Party Details
When: Sunday, September 23rd
Who: You and all of your fashionista friends!
Time: 7pm EST
Party Host: @DavidsBridal
Five Must-Try Fall Fashion Trends
by Carmen Ondonez
Fall is right around the corner and with the change in season comes a change in fashion trends. From winter whites to fabulous burgundy and brocade fabrics, this fall there will be several trends worth trying. Here are five of my must-have picks.
Burgundy- This fall we’re seeing tons of rich hues like burgundy. This sultry color is sure to make a fashion statement anyway you wear it.
Brocade- Brocade invaded the runways. Not only is it timeless, but it’s also chic and great for dressing up, like this dress here from David’s Bridal.
Hunter Green- This shade is another one of my favorites for fall. It acts as a neutral in your wardrobe and is the perfect substitution for black.
Military- The military trend is back and strong this fall. Look for the print in coats, sweaters and dresses to easily add structure and sexiness to any outfit.
Leather- Leather is always in style, but this fall we’re seeing more of it. Try it in a skirt or dress, or opt for leather accents to create an edgy ensemble. I personally love seeing leather accents in unexpected classic pieces such as a pencil skirt or a sheath dress.