Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

While many may think that the traditional white wedding dress has been around for centuries, it actually only became popular about 160 years ago, thanks to Queen Victoria’s preference for lace and pristine white. Before this, women would walk down the aisle in just about every color and style under the sun, and many of today’s brides are quite similar, shedding the white gown for a dress that better represents their individuality.

Hi-lo wedding dress

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Hi-Low Dress
A hi-low dress is a great way to show off your legs, while still wearing a dress that features a more traditional shape, if you so desire. This is a great option for the warmer, summer months, when a full skirt might be too hot and restrictive, and with so many different styles out there, you will have quite the choice when it comes to deciding just how much leg you want to bare.

Fashion Forward
Opting for an avant-garde wedding dress is a way to still be able to wear white, but without looking at all clichéd. The wedding gowns from Oscar de la Renta all feature a touch of whimsy, while the Alexander McQueen wedding dresses are all unique in their own way.

Pink wedding dress

A Pop of Color
For those that still want white to be the main color of their wedding dress, there is no reason why you cannot add a pop of another color to your gown, which will set off the white even more. For something quite subtle, opt for a pale pastel shade on a full skirt, such as a mint green or a pale yellow. If you want a bolder and brighter burst of color, a dip-dyed dress will most definitely stand out.

Printed Dresses
Printed wedding dresses are becoming increasingly popular, and are a great way to show off your personality. The navy printed wedding dress from Francesca Miranda features delicate blue flowers on the full skirt, while the floral printed gown from Lover features a romantic but unexpected color palette, with the likes of deep magenta, gray and burnt orange.

Audrey Hepburn inspired wedding dress

Inspiration from Fashion Icons
When it comes to acquiring inspiration for non-traditional wedding dresses, there is no better place to look than at some of the fashion icons from the past. Elizabeth Taylor was always loved for her immaculate style, and, when she first married Richard Burton, wore a canary yellow gown to the ceremony, along with a large floral headdress, and pulled it off beautifully. Similarly, Audrey Hepburn also broke away from the norm in her second wedding, when she sported a headscarf, short dress and pumps, paving the way for all of those leg-baring wedding dresses that are becoming more and more popular today.

Your wedding day is a day that you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life, so it only makes sense to opt for a dress that truly reflects who you are. Whether this means adding a touch of color, or going with a bold and vibrant print, take your time when it comes to exploring your options, and pick a dress that is able to match with your personality.

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Outfits Inspired by Our Favorite Movie Heroines

When we need some new fashion inspiration, what better place to turn to than the big screen? From the classically stylish Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the quirky and offbeat Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, here are some great outfit ideas inspired by some of OROGOLD’s favorite movie heroines.

Woman wearing a beret.

Bonnie and Clyde
The Bonnie and Clyde movie is based on the real-life couple, who were a notorious bank-robbing duo along with their gang. Faye Dunaway played Bonnie, combining her tailored yet glamorous style with her feisty personality. You see Bonnie wearing a beret in several scenes, and this is a great way to add a touch of her character into your look, especially when paired with skinny jeans. One of Bonnie’s other signature looks is her black turtleneck, and there are definitely some ways to make this more relevant for today. OROGOLD recommends pairing it with a high-waisted skirt and a cinching belt, as well as some gladiator-inspired heels to bring a more dramatic edge to your look.

Woman wearing a floral top and high-waisted denim shorts.

(500) Days of Summer
OROGOLD loves the character of Summer Finn, played by Zooey Deschanel, in (500) Days of Summer, mostly because of her offbeat yet totally relatable personality. Throughout the film, Summer is seen in some fantastic vintage outfits. To recreate her style, opt for vintage-inspired separates, such as high-waisted denim shorts paired with a floral top. OROGOLD also loves Summer’s unique take on the Little Black Dress – the Little Blue Dress! This is a cute alternative to the Little Black Dress, and the color makes it much more adaptable to be worn during the day, or in the summer. To bring more of Summer’s style into the dress, choose one that features some vintage elements, such as feminine details, lace or bows.

Woman wearing a black dress with pearl necklace and gloves.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with Audrey Hepburn starring as the main character, is an iconic film when it comes to style, elegance and fashion. The pieces worn by Hepburn are simple but still breathtaking, and are always worn with the most fabulous accessories. Of course, the Little Black Dress features several times in the movie, and this is something that never really goes out of style. OROGOLD suggests updating your dress with some Hepburn-inspired accessories, such as a pearl necklace or a floppy hat, or even some black gloves. Give your dress a more classically sophisticated appeal by pairing them with some black patent slingback pumps. The pearls in that outfit would also look fantastic with a cropped trench coat, one that has been tailored beautifully, and some black fitted jeans, giving you a modern-day Audrey Hepburn look.

There are many different movies with some extremely stylish heroines that we can all take some inspiration from. Even if you don’t recreate their look completely, just bringing some unusual elements from their style into your own outfit can really give your look a completely different dynamic!

Makeup Looks Inspired by Our Favorite Films

Woman holding a cinema clap.

Movies are a great place to look for some makeup inspiration, be it a wilder, more extreme style, or something sophisticated and subtle. Read on for some great makeup looks, which you can easily replicate at home, that have been inspired by some of OROGOLD’s favorite films.

Breakfast at Tiffanys makeup and style look

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn’s look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one that has gone on to become an iconic style ever since the movie was released. For this look, it is important to keep your skin looking as dewy and natural as possible, so use a tinted moisturizer as a base. Your eye makeup should be quite minimal. Apply a neutral shade of shadow to your lids, finishing it off with some brown liner to define your eyes. False lashes are key for this look, as they will help to give you the doe-eyed look. Allow your brows to be naturally thick, but keep them soft so that they are not overbearing. Stay away from lip glosses, as this will take away from the sophisticated and classy look that you are going for. Instead, OROGOLD suggests trying a neutral, matte lipstick, or a satin shade.

actress Reese Witherspoon

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Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde saw Reese Witherspoon starring as Elle Woods, complete with a pink-hued glow in almost every scene. To copy this fresh and youthful face, begin by applying a tinted moisturizer to give you a good base. OROGOLD also advises that you choose one that contains SPF for extra protection. Apply a second layer of this under your eyes to use as a concealer. For your eyes, stick to mauve, purple and cool tones, applying a light coating of shadow. Finish off your eyes with a lashing of mascara, and be sure not to forget to fill in your brows, either with a pencil or a powder. Using a pink blush, dust the apples of your cheeks, and finish off your Elle Woods look with a pink-toned lip glaze.

actress Keira Knightley

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Pirates of the Caribbean
British actress Keira Knightley always looks stunning in every one of her movies, and the Pirates of the Caribbean was no exception. To get this look, you need to begin with a flawless base, opt for a cream matte foundation, blending it in well. A dark brown eye shadow will help to intensify your eyes, especially when followed by plenty of black kohl on the inside rim of your eyes. To make your eyes even more dramatic, curling your eyelashes is necessary, followed by some mascara. Your brows should also be full and thick, so fill yours in with an eyebrow powder if you have any gaps or thinning areas. Your lips and cheeks should be kept subtle – a berry-colored lip stain is all that you need. Don’t forget to keep your hair beautifully textured, just like Keira’s, to complete this stunning look.

Makeup inspiration can be found everywhere, from fashion to books to movies. Since movies all have talented makeup artists working on the cast, OROGOLD loves looking at films for new beauty and makeup inspiration. If you have a favorite movie makeup look that isn’t mentioned, let us know about it in the comments section below!

Inspiring Beauty Quotes to Live By

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The topic of beauty is one that has been debated for centuries, mostly due to how subjective it is. No matter what your opinion on beauty may be, there are always those days when we could each do with a little beauty confidence booster, which is why OROGOLD has put together some truly inspiring beauty quotes to live by.

“There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.” Edgar Allan Poe
An American author and poet from the romantic movement, Edgar Allan Poe was one of the first well-known American writers to try to make a living solely from writing. This led him to have quite a financially unstable life, but, dedicated to his craft, Edgar Allan Poe went on to become one of the most respected writers of his time. His wise words on the topic of beauty are similar to a more recent quote by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld; “I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness”, and both emphasize that, rather than stemming from perfection, exquisite beauty is found within ‘strangeness’ – those imperfect little quirks that many try to hide rather than embrace.

“Beauty [is] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.” Cameron Diaz
Like many world-famous actresses, Cameron Diaz is constantly trying to bring attention to the fact that true beauty comes from within. Audrey Hepburn once said “true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” OROGOLD challenges you to think of some women that you find beautiful, and, other than their physical attributes, try to work out what it is that makes them beautiful. More often than not, you will find that it is in the aura that they emanate, and in their infectious positive energy. As Taylor Swift said, “happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear”.

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka
This quote from Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, brings a really important point to attention – the fact that our perception of beauty changes as we age. While young, society has not yet been able to influence the way in which the world is seen, but, as we age, we start to only see beauty in line with societal norms and expectations, which only brings about detrimental effects. As Marilyn Monroe put it, to all the girls who think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it’s society who’s ugly. OROGOLD urges you to constantly re-evaluate and challenge your own personal concept of beauty, ensuring that you are always able to form your own opinions rather than being heavily influenced by what society tells you is beautiful.

Beauty comes in so many different forms, and is one of the most subjective terms in the world. OROGOLD hopes that these inspirational beauty quotes help you to see that beauty really does come from within, so keep this in mind the next time you find yourself struggling with the concept of beauty.

Our Favorite Classic Beauties – OROGOLD Reviews

Our favorite classic beauties are women whose timeless looks have influenced millions, and are constantly recreated, even today. From gorgeous Hollywood film icons to stunning, leggy supermodels, OROGOLD reviews the most inspirational women whose looks have had a tremendous impact all over the world.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, an American actress and humanitarian, has been cited many times as the world’s most beautiful woman, and it is not hard to see why. After gaining worldwide fame for her portrayal of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, Jolie quickly went on to become one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Jolie’s relationship with Brad Pitt, and their 6 subsequent children, dominated many media outlets around the world, sky-rocketing her fame even more, and allowing mothers all over the world to relate to her. Jolie’s work with the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador only earned her even more fans, and her piercing eyes and sensual pout never fail to capture everyone’s attention, even when she doesn’t have a single drop of makeup on.

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn, a British actress and humanitarian, has been one of the most successful film actresses in the world. Not only is she one of the few entertainers to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award, but she also worked with many notable leading men, including Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Henry Fonda. Her classic elfin features have inspired many women that have come after her, with Victoria Beckham being just one celebrity who looks to Hepburn as one of her icons. With her timeless beauty, Hepburn consistently tops beauty polls worldwide, and, even today, her look is regularly replicated in magazines and on catwalks all over the world.

Marilyn Monroe
Even though Marilyn Monroe died over 50 years ago, she still continues to fascinate the public. Voted sexiest woman of the century in 1999, Monroe was an American singer, actress and model. Her breathless voice, platinum curls and hourglass figure have all contributed to making Marilyn Monroe one of the most-loved pop culture icons of all time.

Farrah Fawcett
Born in Texas, Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who rose to fame when she played a private investigator in the Charlie’s Angels TV series. Fawcett soon became the sex symbol of the 70s after an iconic poster, that broke sale records, was published of her in a one piece red bathing suit, and it is still the best selling poster of all time, with over 12 million copies currently in circulation. Her golden feathered hairstyle was copied by many young women in the 70s and 80s, and her dazzling smile and sparkling eyes has ensured that Fawcett’s beauty will never be forgotten.

One thing that our favorite classic beauties have in common is that they will be remembered for years to come, not only for their unforgettable looks, but also for their talent. Not only have they served as icons of true beauty, but they are also role models to millions of women who strive to achieve their classic style and awe-inspiring ambition and confidence.