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Batting an eye is an old standby in the arsenal of feminine wiles, but guys should beware - this invaluable tool just gained a convincing upgrade. Eyelash extensions are the newest health and beauty treatments for brides seeking to accessorize their wedding day look with extreme flutter power after Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez first sported the wide-eyed look on the red carpet.
Not to be confused with the self-stick falsies of yesteryear, these semi-permanent, synthetic extensions mimic the natural lash. A technician applies them one at a time using tweezers and adhesive, which takes about anhour and a half. They last for two months, and wearers can swim, bathe, shower, and workout without compromising their thick-lashed look.
Salons such as John Barrett in New York and Fred Segal Beauty in Santa Monica have added the treatment to meet demand. New England brides can pop into Boston’s LuxLash (luxlash.com, 866-587-5274) for extensions. The Newbury Street spa offers complete services for bridal parties.
Between unflattering dresses and Friday nights spent licking envelopes, bridesmaids have it tough. The best cure for the always-a-bridesmaid blues? A little bling of their own.
Embraced by celebrities like Oprah, Tyra Banks and Kirsten Dunst, the Ah Ring is a diamond pinkie ring featuring eleven small round cut diamonds fashioned in a 14-karat white gold band. It’s a great idea for bridesmaid gifts your girls will actually like, since this is a diamond ring that celebrates their relationship status for a change. For your single pals, “A” stands for Available, and “h,” happy – or for those already taken, Attached and happy.
It will also cost you more than a cliché monogrammed tote – maybe give it as a special gift for your maid-of-honor if you don’t want to take out a loan to supply them for your nine bridesmaids – but these sparkling rocks are sure to earn forgiveness for that requisite teeth whitening you forced them to endure.
Divine Diamonds,divinediamonds.com, $295
Your guy just sprung for the diamond on your left finger and now you want to know how to get him interested in the planning? Slip him The Groom’s Instruction Manual by former groom Shandon Fowler, published by Quirk Books. Stress to him that this is not like the number of other sleepy, how-to planning guides for men that have come before it; Fowler presents the useful basics in a hilarious guy-oriented manner. If your fiance doesn’t believe you, turn to the introduction on foral arrangements that suggests, “most men with any common sense would have already skipped to the next section.”
The point, of course, is that we believe an informed groom is an involved groom, which every bride wants. You may not be so excited when he’s cackling at the bridezilla graphic (the book is full of funny graphics and witty captions to keep them reading), but we’re betting you’d rather he laugh now and plan later than not at all.
Quirk Books, quirkbooks.com, $15.95
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Weddings are often about compromise, but when it comes to your bridesmaids of varying sizes and shapes all fitting into the same dress, there’s often no wiggle room. Thankfully, modern alternatives have arrived to ensure your ‘maids feel fabulous while providing a cohesive look for the wedding party.
Online boutiques like Olivia Luca and Coco Myles now allow you to create one-of-a-kind bridesmaid dresses by selecting body style, skirt shape, fabric, color, and embellishments. You can have as much or as little control as you like; each girl can create her own style (with your direction), or the whole bridal party can get together to create one dress that everyone loves.
Another concept is brought to you by Twobirds. The boutique features one simple dress that can be worn more than 10 different ways, with instructions on creating each look. The bride selects a color and each bridesmaid can wrap her dress into the variation that caters to her personal style and figure.
Olivia Luca, Olivialuca.com, 503-753-2787, from $260; Colo Myles, Colomyles.com, 866-599-2626, from $125; Twobirds, Twobirdsbridesmaid.com, 212-633-1384, from $270.