‘Man’day Monday – Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear and his clean, tailored lines.

These colorful Armani Collection Ties  can be added to any classic suit, and guarantees well dressed groom and groomsmen, as well as incorporates your wedding color scheme.


Can’t decide?  Don’t match any of the ties, and have each groomsman wear a different color.

“Man”day Mondays – ‘Vest’ed Interest in Ties

I think there is no better way than finding men’s style for the groom by watching Big Screen Award shows.

Last night’s Golden Globes proves it, with this year’s style favourites, there were two top contenders for men’s wear:

Tuxedo’s with ties and tuxedos with bow ties with two variations, some with vests, some sans the third piece. Variations can be seen below, to style your man to his personality.  Images from The Hollywood Reporter’s red carpet pics.

The necktie traces back to 1618–1648 when Croatian mercenaries in French service, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians. Due to the slight difference between the Croatian word for Croats, Hrvati, and the French word, Croates, the garment gained the name “cravat”

Ewan MacGregor in a skinny tie.


Glee’s Chris-Colfer also prefers the skinny tie.



Owen Wilson, another skinny tie fashionista.


The Handsome Channing-Tatum in a skinny tie.


Michel Hazanavicius goes a little more traditional with a regular tie AND vest.


The bow tie originated during the Prussian wars of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used scarves around the neck to hold together the opening of shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for “Croat“) by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Traditionalists sporting bow tie and vest:


Matthew Morrison varied by wearing a charcoal tuxedo, black vest


Classic Tuxedo look by Gerard Butler


Angelina and Brad could pass as  a bride and groom!

Gentlemen suited up with bow ties no vests





…..and don’t forget about the little guy, should he be in the wedding…..



Acacia Mansion – Not just for Hallow’s Eve

“Fun and formal” is the motto of the owner, Kristina Knapic who bought and refurbished the sprawling Acacia Mansion in 2004. Nestled in the center of the Ojai Valley on what used to be hundreds of acres of orange groves is now a walled Estate close to Downtown Ojai.


Enjoy this photo shoot showcasing Acacia Mansion put together by a team of Modele vendors:

Amber Hiatt – Model

Attasalina Photography – Photographer

Felici Events – Visionary; Producer

La Tavola Linen – Linen

Sarah Jackson – Hair and Make up

Shell’s Petals – Floral Designer

Sugarcube Press – Invitation / Paper Design

goth photo shoot

During the town’s earliest days, many came to learn the teachings of Krishnamurti of the Krotona Institute and one wealthy follower, a widow named Madeleine Baird, built her dream home.  Madeleine brought many artisans from Europe to create a jaw dropping two-story entryway with alabaster floors and stained glass windows. Many of the ceilings are hand painted and the sweeping iron staircase is a beautiful backdrop for photos.  Here is a taste of the mansion with images featured in our first issue.


Designer Spotlight: Diamond in the Rough Jewelry

There are times in your life when you know that something you’ve seen is going to change your world, and we’re not exaggerating when we say that we had that very feeling when stumbling upon the amazing jewelry designs of Diamond in the Rough. Formed from a love of true beauty in it’s rarest form, visionary Daniel Eskapa and his business partner Anjanette Dienne Clisura began a journey to create the most stunning diamond jewelry using conflict free, certified, natural rough diamonds (case in point…the truly exquisite 71ct diamond cocktail ring, above). The best part?! A bridal collection of engagement and eternity bands perfect for any bride with a love for the rare and exquisite! See some of our favs, below. enjoy!


champagne bubbles: { three-stone cluster + drop earrings }

orielle: { white gold pave dangles + bangle bracelet }

astra: { chandelier earrings + white gold bracelet }

bridal collection: { classic + covet + embrace + eternity bands }

For more information on Diamond in the Rough (including info on the nearest DITR retailer), click, here.

Designer Spotlight: Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection

You may already know this from our previous posts (seen here & here & here), but in case you weren’t aware…We Love Jimmy Choo! Even more than that…We Love the Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection! For today’s designer spotlight we’re giving you a “JIMMY-SHOE-SPECTACULAR”, highlighting our favorites from each category of the bridal collection. enjoy!


bride: { glosslancerzambia }

mother of the bride: { nitriclaurieisabel }

bridesmaid: { vampoysterpaxton }

guest: { laceprivateglenys }

honeymoon: { polarwishwand }


___+ a little extra jimmy love___

handbags + accessories

{row 1, left to right}: 1* cara/s; 2* sima; 3* terry. {row 2, left to right}: 1* pilar; 2* romeo; 3* suzanna.


editor’s top pics: location + season

{left to right} 1*summer wedding: elba; 2* city wedding: glenys; 3* beach wedding: fiona; 4* winter wedding: lancer.