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We were quite taken aback upon discovering Launderette…a most dashing mini haberdashery run by a group of, we can only assume, well dress ladies and lads. Besides offering a sampling of bow ties for purchase, their blog has also produced a twofold tutorial for any handsome man in want of bow tying skills. First, a graphic tutorial by Jared Purrington, which is both helpful and well-designed (a unique combination of attributes that is ever increasingly difficult to discover).

Second, to ensure every gentleman is readily prepared, our new found friends at Launderette have also provided a video tutorial. This video involves French and humor–so don’t let the word tutorial fool you into fearing boredom and resisting the urge to press play. We promise, you’ll love it…even if you are a lady without need for tying bows like a man. But we’ve already said too much. We thought we’d let Launderette make the proper (and more apt) introductions below.


The pièce de résistance to our lessons and guides, Launderette is proud to introduce its very own instructional bow tying tutorial. With so many, quite serviceable, bow tie videos out there, we knew ours had to be something unique. So in homage to our favorite new wave auteurs, we put together a how-to film with a french twist. It figures Cahiers would have wanted you to know how to get these things around your necks as much as we do.

We hope this inspires a few of you to maybe try an alternative to your bolo. Rest assured, with a little practice it’s as easy as tying your shoes.



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We’re sending you off for the weekend with a little tid bit from a recent Exquisite Weddings Magazine shoot that I worked on. I had the honor of contributing wardrobe and prop styling for a really fun concept that focused on the bridal party. I’ll be sharing more from this shoot later, but for now, here are some fun shots of the groomsmen doing preppy man things–drinking scotch, smoking pipes, and competing. (When it comes to styling your bridal party, I think letting the fellas be unique and show off their style is another really wonderful way to add some personality to their wedding day look.)

The team came up with an “irreverent preppy” concept which was really fun to bring to life.  This beautiful photography is by She Wanders! A complete list of all the rad vendors that made this possible is below! If you want to see more from the shoot, pick up (or order) Exquisite Weddings Magazine which is on newsstands now!

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Jenny from Luxe Special Events, Suzanne and Mike/She Wanders, Katherine Farley/Root 75, Courtney Scowby/Brightly Designed, Kimberly and Jennifer/CAKE, Alyssa McNees/EW, Jessica at  Lovestruck for make up and Ray Thomas for hair.

The always flawless Jose Villa and Joy Thigpen recently put together a honeymoon photo shoot in New Orleans. It is so insanely gorgeous, that I just HAD to republish and share it with you here. The shoot is just SO perfect for honeymoon week. Special thanks to Jose for sharing his work with us. It is always an honor.

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