Marilyn Monroe in Color

Refined Retro Beauty

Have you ever longed for that glamorous movie star look of the 1950′s? The vintage Hollywood sirens always had the perfect pouts, lustrous hair and bedroom eyes that transcended time with their beauty. Today I’ve put together a few beauty tips and techniques for you to achieve that gorgeous style which defined a decade. With […]

Refined Retro Decor and Details

Refined Retro Decor and Details

If you’re planning a vintage inspired affair, I have a fabulous dose of 50′s style for you! Using the Refined Retro Issue Color Palette, I’ve put together a collection of festive, throwback details that you can personalize for your own celebration. REFINED RETRO WEDDING STYLE Vintage styled weddings can be done a variety of ways, […]

Refined Retro Fashion Style

Refined Retro Fashion Style

If you’ve visited Maven Bride before, you know that I’m often inspired by vintage style. I find something I like in every era of the past, but one span of time really influences me, and that’s the 1950′s. The Refined Retro Issue has been about exploring the versatility of retro style, and showing ways to […]

Refined Retro Bridesmaid Style

Refined Retro Bridesmaid Style

VINTAGE GLAM IN YELLOW AND SILVER A refined retro style brings some of my favorite things together, the polished elegance of the 50′s, fabulous accessories and just a bit of whimsy. For the Refined Retro Issue, I chose a color palette of gray, yellow, cream, and silver. SHADES OF GRAY Gray is a nice, neutral […]

Refined Retro Bride style

Refined Retro Bride Style

50′s GLAM WITH SOPHISTICATED STYLE If you’re a fan of vintage style that exudes elegance, you are a perfect candidate for this refined retro bride style! I started with the Refined Retro Issue Color Palette of gray, yellow, cream and silver. This palette is blended with classic bridal white and includes accents of lace, which […]

Refined Retro Style Issue

Refined Retro Style Issue

If you’ve visited Maven Bride before, you know that I’m often inspired by vintage style. I find something I like in every era of the past, but one span of time really influences me, and that’s the 1950′s. Known for its classic elegance, 50′s fashion had a polished look, and the lacy fabrics added a […]

Romantic Beach Proposal - David and Cheryl by CMMS Studio

Romantic Beach Proposal

Sunset Engagement by the Sea Imagine taking an evening stroll along the beach with your boyfriend, when you come upon a path of luminaries and rose petals in the sand. Then, at the end of the path, he drops down on one knee and proposes to you. While this sounds like something out of a […]

Shrimp and Crab Sliders with Cream Puff Buns

Shrimp and Crab Sliders

TAPAS RECIPE This weekend is all about burgers and hot dogs, but if you’re not into red meat, I have a tasty alternative for you! These shrimp and crab sliders are great small eats for summer! I make these with cream puff shells (or pâte à choux) for an unexpected, tasty bun. Don’t let the […]