Friday, 29 May 2015

Bridal designer unveils dress collection inspired by Disney's most popular princesses - including Elsa from Frozen and the Little Mermaid

Gowns fit for a fairytale wedding: Bridal designer unveils dress collection inspired by Disney's most popular princesses - including Elsa from Frozen and the Little Mermaid

A bridal company has unveiled a new wedding dress collection inspired by Disney's most popular princesses. 
Alfred Angelo today introduced its 2015 Disney Fairy Tale Weddings bridal collection, which includes dresses inspired by nine Disney princess characters, including a highly-anticipated bridal gown inspired by Elsa from the phenomenally popular animated musical Frozen.
The brand's new collection is aimed at bride's who are inspired by the whimsical fantasy of their favorite Disney films, but don't want to walk down the aisle wearing something that looks like a design that has been taken straight from an animated movie. 
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Frozen: Bridal designer Alfred Angelo's new Disney-inspired collection features a selection of beautiful themed wedding gowns, including this one, which was created in honor of Princess Elsa from Frozen
Frozen: Bridal designer Alfred Angelo's new Disney-inspired collection features a selection of beautiful themed wedding gowns, including this one, which was created in honor of Princess Elsa from Frozen
Snow queen: The character Elsa from Frozen (pictured), which has been named as the most popular animated movie ever made, inspired the icy blue gown featured in the collection
Snow queen: The character Elsa from Frozen (pictured), which has been named as the most popular animated movie ever made, inspired the icy blue gown featured in the collection
The dresses, which have been inspired by Cinderella, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine from Aladdin, Tiana from the Princess and the Frog, Snow White, Rapunzel from Tangled, and Ariel from the Little Mermaid, as well as Elsa, are showcased in a beautiful photoshoot, which sees each dress captured in a setting befitting the princess it represents. 
And while all of the gowns have been created in a specific color that the designer feels best  
Elsa's dress is showcased by a blonde model in what appears to be a frost-covered room. The model has her hair pulled into a braid just like that worn by the Frozen character, and the icy blue coloring of the strapless gown mirrors that of the dress worn by Elsa throughout much of the movie.  
For Cinderella, the model wearing the gown has been captured standing in front of a horse-drawn carriage, like that featured in the animated movie, and the recently-released live-action remake, both of which were created from a pumpkin by Cinderella's Fairy Godmother.
The stroke of midnight: Cinderella's dress (pictured) features the same full-skirted design worn by the iconic character herself
The stroke of midnight: Cinderella's dress (pictured) features the same full-skirted design worn by the iconic character herself
Sleeping Beauty: This dress, inspired by the beautiful Aurora, features a white beaded bodice and full pale pink skirt
Sleeping Beauty: This dress, inspired by the beautiful Aurora, features a white beaded bodice and full pale pink skirt
The collection's Cinderella dress features the same beautiful full skirt and beaded detailing as the gown worn by the character in the movie
The dress inspired by Sleeping Beauty (pictured) is showcased by a model who is sleeping on a bed of rose petals
Princess brides: The collection's Cinderella dress features the same beautiful full skirt and beaded detailing as the gown worn by the character in the movie (L). The dress inspired by Sleeping Beauty (R) is showcased by a model who is sleeping on a bed of rose petals
Sleeping Beauty's Aurora wears a white and pale pink gown, and is pictured sleeping on a bed of rose petals, while Jasmine, from Aladdin, can be seen lounging on a day bed in an indigo jumpsuit with beaded embellishments on the top half.
The modern design comes complete with a detachable train, sheer back yoke and crystal beading that gives it a feeling of luxury which is befitting an Arabian princess.
Ariel, from the Little Mermaid, is - unsurprisingly - pictured walking along a beach, with the waves in the background. Her sea-green strapless dress is inspired by the color of the animated character's mermaid tail, while the model has the same red hair as the original animated Ariel. 
The flared gown has been crystal-beaded throughout to sparkle like treasures from the deep, while the dramatic skirt has been layered with glitter net to shimmer like sunlight on the waves. 

Modern woman: The wedding ensemble inspired by Aladdin's Jasmine is actually a jumpsuit, which comes complete with a detachable train
Modern woman: The wedding ensemble inspired by Aladdin's Jasmine is actually a jumpsuit, which comes complete with a detachable train
Under the sea: This green strapless gown is inspired by Ariel from the Little Mermaid, and has been designed to give the impression of a mermaid tail 
Under the sea: This green strapless gown is inspired by Ariel from the Little Mermaid, and has been designed to give the impression of a mermaid tail 
In the movie Aladdin, Jasmine wears a pair of trousers, rather than a dress, inspiring designers to create a wedding jumpsuit in her honor, rather than a dress
The dress created for the Little Mermaid's Ariel is the same green color as her tail
Inspiration: In the movie Aladdin, Jasmine (L) wears a pair of trousers, rather than a dress, inspiring designers to create a wedding jumpsuit in her honor, rather than a dress. The dress created for the Little Mermaid's Ariel (R) is the same green color as her tail 
The only 3D animation featured in the bridal line-up is Tangled, which was used to inspire the dress created in honor of its central character Rapunzel. 
To showcase this particular design, the model can be seen posing in front of a stunning backdrop of floating lanterns, which, in the movie, are used to honor the birthday of the young Princess Rapunzel. In the shoot, the model wears the same purple shade showcased by Rapunzel throughout the film, while her hair is styled in the same floral braid as the character. 
Princess Tiana, the first black princess ever to feature in a Disney animation and the star of the Princess and the Frog wears a green gown, no doubt inspired by the color of the amphibian that she transforms into not long after the start of the movie. 
She can be seen posing up with a handsome suitor against a backdrop that reflects the bayou that Tiana and her frog-turned-prince travel through during the movie. 
Let down your hair! Rapunzel's gown has been inspired by the character from Disney's Tangled. In the movie, the character wears a purple gown similar to this design, and showcases the same floral hairstyle
Let down your hair! Rapunzel's gown has been inspired by the character from Disney's Tangled. In the movie, the character wears a purple gown similar to this design, and showcases the same floral hairstyle
Kiss a frog, find a prince! Tiana from the Princess and the Frog wears the same shade of green in the movie, and the background of this shoot is also inspired by the swamp in which she spends much of her time as a small frog
Kiss a frog, find a prince! Tiana from the Princess and the Frog wears the same shade of green in the movie, and the background of this shoot is also inspired by the swamp in which she spends much of her time as a small frog
The Tangled dress, inspired by Rapunzel, features the same purple coloring as the movie character's gown
A real-life princess: The Tangled dress, inspired by Rapunzel (L), features the same purple coloring as the movie character's gown, while Tiana's ensemble is green, just like the gown she wears to marry her handsome prince (R)
Snow White's gown is the same beautiful red as the apple offered up to her by the Evil Queen, while Belle's gown, inspired by the gold ensemble she wears for a romantic dinner with the Beast, features a number of floral embellishments on the full tulle skirt. 
Chief Creative Officer and family member at Alfred Angelo, Michele Piccione, said of the designs: 'Along with the silhouettes and embellishments of each gown, color gives us another way to bring the magic of Disney's imagined storytelling to life and allow brides to express their individuality on their special day.' 
Thus far the new collection has received an overwhelmingly positive response on social media, with Disney fans the world over taking to Twitter and Instagram to praise the dresses - and to choose which one they would wear when their big day comes around.  
'I love Disney everything and so these dresses are perfect for me!' one person wrote, before adding: 'I'm definitely going for Cinderella.'
Another added: 'This Frozen dress is actually perfect.' 


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Selena Gomez indulges in Chinese food at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills.

No diet here! Selena Gomez indulges in Chinese food at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills... and isn't afraid to share the photo evidence 

Selena Gomez made the Internet's collective mouth water when she posted a photo of a delicious-looking feast to her Instagram account on Thursday.
The Heart Wants What It Wants hit maker was at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills and from the looks of it, she had quite the meal with squab and lettuce, minced beef pancake and prawns, among other items.
The 22-year-old singer has been the victim of body shaming lately so she wins kudos for being confident enough to show her followers what she eats as such posts are often criticized.
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Chow down: Selena Gomez posted this Instagram snap on Thursday of her meal at LA hot spot Mr. Chow
Chow down: Selena Gomez posted this Instagram snap on Thursday of her meal at LA hot spot Mr. Chow
Embracing her curves: The 22-year-old singer and actress is confident in her new shape as in April she captioned this photo, 'I love being happy with me yall  #theresmoretolove'

Embracing her curves: The 22-year-old singer and actress is confident in her new shape as in April she captioned this photo, 'I love being happy with me yall  #theresmoretolove'

The Come And Get It singer was the subject of negative comments in April when she shared a snap of herself in a swimsuit enjoying a break at a Mexican beach resort.
Next to the photo she captioned a telling message that read, 'I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove.'
It is indicative of her couldn't-care-less attitude toward her critics following a curvier physique after she split from Justin Bieber in 2014.
Statuesque beauty: The Monte Carlo actress looked fine at the 87th Academy Awards Vanity Fair After Party in February
Statuesque beauty: The Monte Carlo actress looked fine at the 87th Academy Awards Vanity Fair After Party in February
No Bad Blood here: This promotional photo for Taylor Swift's music video, Bad Blood, captured Gomez looking confident in a racy leather get-up
No Bad Blood here: This promotional photo for Taylor Swift's music video, Bad Blood, captured Gomez looking confident in a racy leather get-up
One online critic wrote, 'hmm...@selenagomez you need to work out! please stop eating junk food.' 
But then she was inundated with support. A fan said, 'I don't know why people criticize her for her body. She's gorgeous and, the most important thing, she likes herself and her body.' 
In response to one of her haters the Bad Blood video star said, 'I could care less about what "they" or you say about what I look like. I don't need to do anything other than love myself take care of my work, fans, family, and friends.'
She changed since she left him: Gomez split for good with Justin Bieber, who she is seen with here in 2011, last year after several splits
She changed since she left him: Gomez split for good with Justin Bieber, who she is seen with here in 2011, last year after several splits



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Emmerdale's Eden Taylor-Draper: 'I'm the biggest hoarder'


Emmerdale's Eden Taylor-Draper: 'I'm the biggest hoarder'

THE EMMERDALE actress keeps going back to black but loves to brighten her look with a splash of colour.



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Eden wears a plum, pelmet-bottom dress, which she bought for a ball
Eden, 17, has played tearaway Belle Dingle in the ITV soap Emmerdale since she was six years old. She lives with her parents, sisters and brother in Selby, North Yorkshire.
How would you describe your style?
I always keep my look casual. I tend to stay on trend but then add something of my own style, too. 
Which colours and shapes suit you best?
I really like black but I’ve recently discovered yellow. I vary my shapes, so it can be anything from tight jeans with a baggy shirt to fitted vest tops and 1950s-shaped skirts. 
Always be a bit quirky and don’t just follow a trend because you think it is cool. Give it your own take
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What is your favourite fashion era? 
I like the 1950s but also the 1970s vibe, so I will try to add an element of that to an outfit. 
Who are your style icons? 
I like Kylie Jenner but I would never go with her daytime look. I prefer Sofia Richie’s, which is cool and chilled, with big boots, oversized shirts and coats. That tomboyish look appeals to me. 
Which are your favourite high-street stores?
Topshop, because they have good on-trend collections, but they also sell unique little pieces in their in-store boutiques. As Topshop is quite mainstream, I also shop on Asos, because they stock really random stuff. The fact Asos are global is really cool. 
What is your best beauty secret?
Always moisturise. All my skincare is from Lush because it is so natural, gentle and light. Their Vanishing Cream is great. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel works well on my oily T-zone.
How much do you spend on clothes each month?
It fluctuates, so sometimes I won’t buy anything, but other times, I’ll go all out. It’s not a ridiculous amount. I tend to stick to my staples and build on those. I’m not a big spender – I like my bargains.
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The actress wears a favourite all-black outfit
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The actress wears a favourite all-black outfit. It’s the kind of look Eden opts for if she is going out for meal or shopping with friends. The biker jacket, top and embellished trousers are all from Topshop, with a coin necklace from River Island. “I like an all-black outfit. I feel it looks cool and effortless,” she says
This leather jacket and pleated skirt are both from Topshop, with electric-blue Zara heels. “These are the favourite things in my wardrobe,” says Eden
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Eden models a Topshop vest top with a flirty Ted Baker skirt
From left: Eden models a Topshop vest top with a flirty Ted Baker skirt, which she says is such a versatile addition to her wardrobe. Her statement necklace is from Zara
Eden adores these bright Topshop trousers: “I’m not a great risk taker. I will normally wear skinny jeans, and these are baggy and floral, but I justwent for it. I’ve enjoyed being a bit out there with a print.” The canary- yellow crochet top was a £3 bargain from Primark
Eden wore this BCBG Max Azria dress from Harvey Nichols to last year’s British Soap Awards.“I love the fit of this dress. The back is cut away, but tastefully done. It doesn’t show too much skin, either, which is important as I’m only 17 years old 
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'This dress is very easy to wear'
Eden wears a plum, pelmet-bottom dress, which she bought for a ball, with satin heels, both from Asos. She says, “This dress is very easy to wear” 
Are you a hoarder or do you clear out your wardrobe each season?
I’m the biggest hoarder. I don’t think I’ve ever thrown anything out. I tend to go back and rediscover things, especially when I’m going on holiday. I’ll be searching through my wardrobe, then I’ll dig out a random little top, which is perfect. 
How many shoes and handbags do you own?
I’m not a handbag kind of girl. I have two staple bags, one of which is a rucksack. But I’m a massive trainer freak – I’ve about nine pairs. Because I’m only a size four, I can still buy things in kids’ sizes. But I also love a heel, especially unusual ones, which I’ve now become used to walking in. 
What is the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
Always be a bit quirky and don’t just follow a trend because you think it is cool. Give it your own take. When you go into school everyone wears the same thing, which is a leather jacket and high-waisted jeans. When I left school I thought, ‘Right, I’m going to add this, this and this.’ 
How do you feel about your character Belle’s clothes? 
Belle just wears jeans and a hoodie pretty much every day, but she does have a pair of cool snakeskin Converse, which I’m a fan of. She also has a great camel-coloured trench coat from Marks & Spencer, which I’m quite jealous of. She has been through a hard time in the last year or so, so most of her clothes have been black. But there was a flash of pink in there the other day, so maybe her style might even be going to change. 
Emmerdale is on ITV from Monday to Friday at 7pm.
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A selection of Eden’s jewellery
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The soap star likes a clutch bag that clashes with her outfit. She took this Asos graphic clutch to a ball to add a fun element. Her metallic bag is from Primark Atmosphere
A selection of Eden’s jewellery. Her pearl-detail necklace is from Topshop and the black-stone necklace is from Zara. “I tend to wear the same jewellery for day and night. I’ve found some quirky stuff in Urban Outfitters, including this chunky stone bracelet,” she says. The Olivia Burton watch was a 16th birthday gift from her Emmerdale tutor Anne, who taught Eden how to tell the time