Cover Look

Fashion: Off-white strapless floral embroidered-tulle gown with a drop-waist corset bodice and an asymmetric cascading skirt, $16,000, Monique Lhuillier. Veil, Tia Mazza. Diamond drop earrings set in platinum, Kwiat.
Makeup: All makeup by CoverGirl: Clean makeup for normal skin in Buff Beige, CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting blush in Plush Peach, LiquiLineBlast eyeliner in Black Fire, LashBlast Fusion mascara in Black, and Nature Luxe gloss balm in Tulip.
Flowers: Bouquet of bouvardia, LMD, Lewis Miller Design.
Hairstylist: Anthony Nader at Atelier Management for Redken
Makeup Artist: Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman

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