Have you seen the cover of our new February/March 2016 issue yet? It's beyond romantic (and sexy) featuring a Naeem Khan floral beaded lace gown in a shade of rosy pink that is pure perfection. Model, and newlywed, Svetlana Lazareva gives major beauty inspiration in a natural barely there makeup look by Eric Polito using Diorskin Star, and undone waves by Jerome Cultera using R + Co. Floral beaded lace gown, price upon request, Naeem Khan; Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, 212-753-7300
Photo: Chloe Mallett
Playing up the romance, one of our fashion stories in this issue — which also happens to be our biggest issue of the year! — is all things "Sheer Bliss." From a floating organza-petal two-tiered dress by Lela Rose to big drama in a caped Marchesa gown, and sweetly sexy in J. Mendel. Embroidered organza-petal two-tiered dress, $9,995, Lela Rose; Earrings, Tiffany & Co.; Shoes, Paul Andrew; Flower-girl dress, Isabel Garreton
See more: Fall 2016 Wedding Dress Trends
Photo: Chloe Mallett
For the inside story, Lazareva's loose waves turn into an undone fishtail braid with just the right amount of wisp. All topped off with feminine floral headpieces or dainty bejeweled hair accessories. As for jewelry, well this time we're letting the dresses do the talking and keeping everything classic and minimal in vintage inspired pieces from Trumpet & Horn, Finn, Turner & Tatler, and Tiffany & Co. And if you ever wanted bridal brow inspiration, look no further. Lazareva's brow game is kept strong and natural. Gown, $6,990, J. Mendel; Hairpins, Twigs & Honey; Earrings and bracelet, Turner & Tatler Fine Jewelry; Ring, Trumpet & Horn
Photo: Courtesy of Svetlana Lazareva
Lucky for us Lazareva was happy to give us a peak into her own romantic big day, sharing some of her favorite wedding snaps with BRIDES. Of her September 25, 2015 nuptials, Lazareva says her favorite parts were her Amsale corset gown ("Pockets!"); the food, which was both Lithuanian (for her birthplace) and Irish (for her husband's); and their Keith Haring-inspired cake: "The characters were dancing, happy and in love and it seemed perfect for us." The only thing she would change ifs he had a do-over? The date. Her wedding locale, a mansion near the United Nations, was not ideal given the organization's 70th anniversary and scheduled session with the pope.
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