E! News features DWTS judge - Carrie Ann Inaba wearing Val Stefani!
"Last night's finale episode of Dancing with the Stars proved to be an exciting show filled with fantastic performances and gorgeous costumes.
And while we can't wait to tune in tonight to see who will be crowned the DWTS champ, we're still reeling from Carrie Ann Inaba's stunning look while sitting pretty on the judge's panel.
We tapped her stylist Gabrielle Letamendi to get the scoop on her white hot ensemble and dazzling jewels.
Lamenti dressed Inaba in a beautiful white sequined gown by Val Stefani featuring a one-shoulder silhouette with a cap sleeve.
Carrie Ann's skin tone looks great in white and it makes such a statement on TV," she explained to us. "She wore a lot of silver this season, so we wanted to wait until the finale for this one."
"We had about 30-40 dresses to pick from, and the minute we had that dress on her, we both knew it was the one! It accentuates her hourglass figure perfectly," she added.
Indeed it did, and we have to say, Inaba stole the show in her elegant evening gown and sparkling jewels.
As for accessories, the former dancer wore a LaFonn ribbon ring from their red carpet collection, which featured an undulating ribbon motif and plenty of sparkle.
"LaFonn has such beautiful pieces that really read well on camera," she commented of her exquisite selection.
She also wore a striking set of stacked white gold diamond rings from Beverly Hills hot spot XIV Karats, where Letamendi pulls from on a regular basis.
Engagement season is here and we are being asked to sketch what we think these soon-to-be celebrity brides will be wearing on their big day!
Bridal Guide Magazaine asks what we think Kelly Osbourne
"We're expecting one heck of a wedding dress from Kelly Osbourne! The E! Fashion star and daughter of rock god Ozzy Osbourne can pull off ultra-elaborate styles and wild looks with ease. She tends to favor vintage-inspired silhouettes and details.
In honor of her amazing hair color, Val Stefani sketched this purple and black gown for her wedding to chef Matthew Mosshart. (Fun fact: They first met at Kate Moss' wedding back in 2011.)
We think the 29-year-old would approve of the glamorous and goth vibe of this wedding dress, which showcases an illusion neckline and feather detailing. We can only hope that she'll honor her British heritage by wearing a fascinator!
In regards to Colombian comedian, Sofia Vegara -
"Sofia Vergaraknows what works when it comes to her fashion choices. "I still take advantage of the cleavage," the 41-year-oldModern Familystar admitted toE! News. "While I have it, why not flaunt it? Who knows how long I'll have it looking this way."
When the Columbian-born beauty marries businessman Nick Loeb, she'll choose a modern yet elegant wedding gown."I've been married before, so nothing too traditional or crazy," she's said.
The Val Stefanistyle pictured below features her favorite silhouette—the mermaid. The gown's ruffled skirt has more volume than what she normally wears on the red carpet, making it a wedding-worthy choice.
Like Jessica Simpson, we anticipate that she'll accessorize her dress with an incredible belt, along with some amazing statement jewelry. (We're still dreaming about theemerald, ruby, and sapphire earringsfrom Lorraine Schwartz that she wore to this year's Emmys — they cost a cool $7 million.)
Dancing with the Starsreturns for Season 17 and many of you may have been shimmying along with your own dance moves Monday's at 8:00 p.m.Dancing with the Starsfeatures competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all while climaxing to the dramatic elimination. Each week, viewers vote for their favorite dancing performance. Each couple will be eliminated at the end of each episode by combining the judge's scores of the night, along with the public votes from the previous week, which will determine who gets eliminated.
On last night's season finale of Season 17, veteran judge Carrie Ann Inaba wears Val Stefani style VP1323 and looks absolutely flawless!
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
E News! and Brides Magazine feature our designer's envision of Kim Kardashian in a chic two-piece, with black lace and a pop of color for her big day with Kanye West. This alternative mermaid gown also takes into consideration the future Mrs. West's switch to a darker, monochromatic wardrobe, as well as the recent crop top bridal runway trend.
Great news! We are on the cover of "Today's Bride" with Val Stefanistyle D8047. CTV's Michelle Dube graced the front cover in the latest issue available on newsstands now. Doesn't she look absolutely marvelous?
Our designers were just featured in the September issue of Bridal Guide as the "Dream Team." They are the youngest designers to ever be featured, grab your issue available on newsstands now!
Carly Steel attended amfAR's "Cinema Against Aids" during the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival wearing Val Stefani.
Lisa Guerrero, an award winning American journalist attended the 2013 PRISM Awards held in Los Angeles, CA where she wore Val Stefani Celebrations style MB7294 from the Fall 2013 collection.
Val Stefani Cocktail style RR2217 was recently featured on "The Stylish"
Val Stefani Cocktail featured on AndaazTV.
Normani Hamilton of Fifth Harmony rocks Val Stefani Cocktail style RS2211 to the 2013 Kid's Choice Awards
Lucky Magazine features Val Stefani Fall 2013 style D8045 in their latest article, "Dramatic Ruffles: Bridal Edition."
"Ruffles remain a tried and true detail of bridal gowns, regardless of how dramatic you want that detail to be. Below I've highlighted a few options that provide the bride in search of creating a head-turning moment when she walks down the aisle."
You can read the entire article here: http://contributors.luckymag.com/post/dramatic-ruffles-bridal-edition. We will be launching our Fall 2013 collection 3/15/13.
Our designers were asked by The Huffington Post:
How To Pick A Dress That Complements Your Body TypePosted: 02/21/2013 7:45 pmRead moreChoosing a Wedding Dress ,How To Choose a Wedding Dress ,Wedding Dress Body Type ,Wedding Dresses ,Wedding Dresses ,Weddings News
When you start your search for the perfect dress there are three key things to be on the look out for to finding "the one". You need to look for the perfect silhouette, proportion and fit. When you have these three elements it will make an impact and greatly improve how you look and feel on your big day.
1) Be open to trying all different types of silhouettes
Bridal gown silhouettes are not normal silhouettes you find in everyday clothing. Chances are you have never seen what a mermaid, trumpet, or ballgown looks like on you. When you see a dress in a picture it may not translate as to what looks good on your body shape. So be open to new silhouettes and be able to adapt and see what silhouette enhances your shape, then you will look and feel your best on your big day.
2) Understand your body's proportions
Choosing the right proportion goes together with the perfect silhouette for your body. Finding the silhouette with the perfect proportion for your body will help emphasize areas you want to show off, and minimize others. If the proportion is not correct to your body it can be unflattering.
Look at the gown in relation to your whole body, from the top of your shoulders to your feet. Divide your body into thirds from your shoulders to your feet. For example if you are pear shaped you do not want to have a gown on that cuts your body in half emphasizing your hips. Instead you want something elongating such as an A-line silhouette or trumpet silhouette, which will draw attention to your waistline and balance out your shape. If you are petite you should try to wear something that is elongating. A ballgown silhouette will be overwhelming for your shape because the width of the skirt will make you appear even shorter and disproportionate to your height. If you choose a mermaid shape the lines will create the illusion of being taller because of the long waistline. An easy way to accessorize your look and emphasize your waist is to add a sash, which will help to give you a defined waist and hourglass figure.
Every woman has parts of their body she is most proud of. By finding the correct proportion and silhouette it will make your figure appear balanced and enhance the best parts of your body, giving you confidence on your big day.
3) Make sure your dress fits
Alterations are the last step to making sure your wedding gown is flattering and worry-free. Skimping on your alterations is like getting a spray tan, but only on half of your body. Taking all the time to select your bridal gown and trying on different silhouettes and making sure the proportions are correct will all be lost if you do not get alterations done on your dress. You do not want to spend all night pulling up your dress because the bodice does not fit properly or risk falling down or tripping over your dress because the hem is too long. If you are getting a dress with straps or illusion sleeve detailing, you want to make sure they fit to your arms and are not falling off your shoulders. You want to enjoy your wedding day and look amazing in your pictures, so alterations are a must.
Our designers were asked by The Huffington Post, what brides can do to make their shopping experience less stressful. You can read what they advised below!
Our designers, Valerie and Stephanie, recently did an exclusive Q&A with FAJO Magazine. FAJO Magazine is an international digital luxury fashion publication providing in-depth coverage throughout the fashion industry. Valerie and Stephanie discuss the concept behind a few of their classic designs and what the dynamics are working as a sister team, not to mention what it's like designing for a slew of Hollywood's A-Listers!
You can read more about this article here - FAJO MAGAZINE
Special thanks to Briannah of Eva's Bridals & Fashions in Chicago for working with "The Steve Harvey" show. We'll be giving one lucky bride their DREAM bridal gown! Tune in November 14th so see who the lucky winner will be! Also, don't forget to make your appointments for our Spring 2013 trunk show with Eva's November 23rd-25th.
Without a doubt, Australian beauty and actress, Sophie Monk, looked absolutely stunning in Val Stefanistyle VS9190. She attended the classically elegant "Derby Days" held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.
Wedding Dresses Magazine stopped by our showroom during the New York Bridal shows, see what they have to say about our Spring 2013 collection!
SR2169 featured on EHOW
See how they turn this Short & Cocktail gown into an edgy look.
By now we've all heard the wonderful news that one of our favorite actresses, Jennifer Aniston has gotten engaged! This is the latest sketch our designers did for her big day!
“Jennifer will embrace her California style with simple, clean lines accenting her sunny personality with pretty accessories, including French lace and vintage style jewelry.”
Featured in CELEBUZZ
Val Stefani Fall 2012 was just featured on a site we absolutely adore,Wedding Inspirasi
See what they have to say about our Fall 2012 collection!
Constance Marie, from the "George Lopez" show and ABC's acclaimed television series, "Switched at Birth," wore style VS9190 to the 28th Annual Television Critics Association Awards, where she graciously accepted the award alongside her castmates for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming, for the hit TV series, "Switched at Birth" and looking absolutely gorgeous while doing so!
Have you gotten a chance to look over the latest issue of Life & Style? We're in it! Val Stefani was featured in an article in regards to Celebrity Weddings. Our sketch for Miley Cyrus' wedding gown was one of the few bridal gowns selected! Get your issue now!
Our designers recently submitted a different sketch for Miley Cyrus, what do you think?! Twist Magazine recently featured the sketch in their latest issue.
Cheryl Burke from "Dancing with the Stars" recently wore our gown ME2165 to Red Bull's Sweet 16 Celebration for Lindsey Vonn. This is from our cocktail collection and is pictured in a gold printed sequins! Looking absolutely stunning Cheryl!
Yahoo! Along with Bridal Guide just did a feature in regards to chic mermaid gowns and guess who got chosen as number one?
Val Stefani D8024, a silky organza mermaid which features at chapel train.
What do you think about this mermaid gown?
Miley Cyrus' ever so young and chic bridal gown sketch that our designers drew! It was just featured in Glamour Magazine today! What do you ladies think? We can definitely see Miley in an ensemble like this.
Our sketch for Miley Cyrus' gown was also featured in CELEBUZZ! We think this dress suits Miley's style so well.
Confeti magazine featured a sketch of what our designers think Drew Barrymore should wear as her bridal gown. Based on her chic red carpet appearances and nonchalant style, our designers crafted aminimalistic gown that can be accentuated with an assortment of jewelry!
Terrica, a blogger that loves all things fabulous, such as stilettos, creme brûlée, shocking colors, the shiniest of lip glosses, and a glamorous wedding, recently raved about our Val Stefani bridal collection for Fall 2012. See what she has to say about this gorgeous collection that features, ball gowns, mermaids and the finest lace.
Dancing With The Stars professional and two-time champ Cheryl Burke wore Val Stefani style SR2168 on the Red Carpet at the after party for the Grand Opening of 'Dancing With The Stars: Live in Las Vegas' at the new Tropicana in Las Vegas on April 13th!