The Afrocentric Bride: A Style Guide

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Amber Books Publishing, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 172 pages
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You'll find everything you need to create an everlasting fashion statement.  THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE individualizes your visual statement and style with instructions on creating a cohesive, elegant wedding.  It is the only comprehensive style guide for brides of color. Whether your wedding is formal, informal, Afrocentric or traditional, THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE will show you how to choose your wedding style.  You'll learn how to select the best bridal gown and silhouette that will enhance your shape and flatter your figure.  THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE shows you how to adorn your wedding gown with ethnic elegance, such as:  colorful beads, cowrie shells and embroidery.  It's all here! From organizing your bridesmaid's dresses with the right colors and silhouettes and choosing headpieces, headbands, beads, wraps and crowns that flatter your face and complement your dress. THE AFROCENTRIC BRIDE, featuring the Therez Fleetwood Bridal Collection has shown thousands and thousands of women how to successfully present their Perfect Wedding Day
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments xii
1
The Contemporary Bride
5
The Alternative Bride
9
The Traditional Bride
13
The Heirloom Bride
17
Formal SemiFormal or Informal?
21
The Anatomy of Your Wedding Dress
29
Dress Silhouettes
35
Investing In Your Wedding Gown
83
The Crowning Achievement
91
Hair Nails and MakeUp
99
Completing The Look Ill Chapter 19 Underneath It All
117
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
123
Flowers Cakes
129
The Bridal Party
140
Grooming Your Groom
149

Putting It All Together
39
The Train
47
What Color Will Your Dress Be?
51
Wedding Fabrics
55
Decorative Trims
63
Accentuating Your Body Type
69
Preserving and Cleaning Your Afrocentric Bridal Gown
163
Conclusion
167
Contacts
169
Index
171
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Therez Fleetwood, who attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T) in New York, began her career in ethnic design with the launching of her Phe-Zula Collection, a line of casual, career and formal attire, often featured in Elle, Italian Glamour, Women's Wear Daily and the New York Times.  Phe-Zula's clients included:  Angela Bassett, Vanessa Williams, Queen Latifah and En Vogue.  After Ms. Fleetwood was asked to design a wedding dress exclusively for Jumping the Broom by Harriette Cole, she launched the Therez Fleetwood Bridal Collection; and her nationally acclaimed Ethnic bridal gowns began to appear in magazines such as In Style Weddings, Essence, Signature Bride and Black Elegance.  The Therez Fleetwood Bridal Collection was chosen for the American Express national commercial entitled 'Portraits'; and shortly thereafter, Ms. Fleetwood appeared on the Today Show.  Among her many accolades, Ms. Fleetwood was named the "New Day Designer of the Year", was selected as one of the New York Museum's Top Designers for their "New York Gets Married' exhibit, and has received the Allstate Insurance Company's "From Whence We Came: African-American Women of Triumph" award.

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