{Advice We Love}: If the shoe fits: make a splash with color

Check out the latest article that CUE’s very own Danielle Bobish is featured in! Lorraine DarConte is writing a series of articles featured on examiner.com that discuss the latest trends for brides and that perfect shoe. See what Danielle has to say…

If the shoe fits: make a splash with color


Although finding the perfect wedding dress is a challenge, so is tracking down the perfect pair of shoes to compliment your gown. Should you wear heels or flats—something classic or trendy? “You want to have stylish shoes that compliment that gorgeous dress,” states Danielle Bobish, Founder/Creative Director of New York City-based Curtain Up Events (www.curtainupevents.com). “Going with matching shoes seems like the obvious choice, however, I really enjoy seeing shoes with a shot of color or a nice metallic hue. Maybe,” suggests Bobish, “make your shoes that ‘something blue’!”

According to Erika Phipps, bridal stylist, La Belle Reve Bridal (http://www.labellereve.com/index.php), one of the biggest trends for 2010 is colorful shoes. “If you are wearing a white dress,” says Erika, “then why not add a splash of color to your feet, since you won’t be running the risk of mismatching. Purple or black are the two most popular colors for the wedding season, she notes. However, it’s your day, so choose whatever color you want.” Erika suggests either picking a shoe in your favorite color or perhaps one that matches your bridesmaids’ dresses. “Don’t be afraid to make your feet pop,” she says.

Ariana Gestson, who is a fashion enthusiast and fashion blogger for District Bride Guide, says picking shoes for your big day should be the least stressful and most enjoyable part of organizing your wedding ensemble. “For about 90% of brides, shoes will be hidden under layers and layers of silk and tulle,” she states. “This is why it has become so trendy to wear a statement color shoe under bridal gowns. Not only do brightly colored shoes make women feel sexy, it is also fun to know that under your traditional white dress you are making a fashion statement. While the shoes may be hidden throughout the ceremony,” reiterates Gestson, “they should certainly come out to play for pictures. A bright dash of color against a white dress can look phenomenal in photos.”

Embellishments and accents such as flowers, bows, feathers and bling are another great trend for shoes right now. “These embellishments also add more character to the overall bridal look. Add a bow for a touch of girlish sweetness; feathers for timeless elegance; or gems to show how much of a princess you are,” concludes La Belle’s Erika.

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Thanks again Lorraine! Check out the original article on examiner.com.

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Happy Father’s Day

Dad.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned from my father and how many special memories we’ve shared.  My father knows music.  He hooked up microphones to the livingroom stereo so that my sister and I could sing like pros along with the Annie Broadway cast recording.  He shared his passion for the drums with me and I followed in his footsteps.  He took me to see Superman in the movie theatre when I was just a peanut.  I learned the ins and outs of ice hockey from my dad while watching the NJ Devils live season after season.  Now I watch my Dad with his grandkids and I get to see the pure happiness he gets from watching them grow and play.  It’s a wonderful thing to be so close to him so that he can now share his wisdom with my daughter.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful Dads out there!!

xoxo,
Danielle

1st Presbyterian Church Pre-School Fundraiser

Who says you need an extravagant venue to hold an event? With the right planners, rentals, lighting, and bartenders, you can take an empty space and make it your own!

CUE helped plan and design a low key Pre-school Fundraiser located at 1st Presbyterian Church on 5th Avenue. Some may question how could we possibly hold an event in a Church where the guests wouldn’t be reminded of all the Sunday sermons they’ve missed? The simple answer is paying a great attention to detail in decor.

A silent auction was the best way to go in making this fundraiser function smoothly. The walls were all covered with bid sheets where guests would write their offer. A square bar was placed in the middle of the room and draped in grey table cloths. Yellow ribbon was purposely set along the borders and crisscrossed with another strand of ribbon creating a grid-like look. These grids symbolizes a grid of New York City’s streets. The unexpected color contrast between the grey cloth and yellow ribbon draws attention due to the pop of color it gives out.

Fresh branches with small buds growing out of them were placed in steel cylinders were positioned on the bar as well. The branches were picked up from stores located in the Flower District here in Manhattan. The branches moved the eye to bring attention to the floral garland strung from the chandelier in the center of the hall. The garland generated warmth to the room and brought things together creating a unification.

Decor is everything. Whether it might be the smallest detail to a big centerpiece, decor sets your event apart from the next. It sets the mood and is the first thing guests see when walking into your event. Just remember, it’s not about where you have it, it’s how you present it.

We would also like to give a big thanks to jewelry designer, Sarah Radford from Chic Gems, etc., for providing the beautiful jewelry that Danielle wore to the event.

xoxo,

Kiki