2018年01月17日

BIG LOVE UNDER THE BIG SKY

The sparkling new snow Big Sky received in recent weeks isn’t the only thing glistening around the region lately. With no lack of stunning vistas, Big Sky has long been known as the perfect place to pop the big question in a memorable way.


According to the online wedding planning resource Wedding Wire, nearly one in five engagements happen in December, more than in any other month. With many families gathering to spend their holidays together while enjoying the outdoor recreation opportunities Big Sky is best known for, it’s the perfect time for any couple to say “yes” to a lifetime together.


Perhaps you’ll choose to do so in the romantic candlelight glow of Lone Mountain Ranch’s sleigh ride dinner, or take the “top of the world” approach by taking the Big Sky Resort tram to the 11,166-foot summit of Lone Mountain. A word to the wise—just be sure the ring is zipped securely in the pocket of your ski jacket before heading out. Whatever backdrop you choose, a holiday engagement under the big sky is likely to light a fire in the heart of your loved one.


Afterward, pop some bubbly to celebrate and perhaps enjoy a Montana ribeye next to the fireplace at one of many area restaurants at the resort, Meadow or canyon. Or jump in the hot tub of your rental for a soothing soak.


Once the excitement of a Big Sky engagement has settled in, many couples from across the country choose to return to Big Sky for a summer wedding, where an array of venues range from mountaintops to riversides, all framed by iconic Lone Mountain.


Between Bozeman and Big Sky, southwest Montana has an abundance of wedding vendors that will work in tandem to fulfill your wedding needs. And as for your guests, what an opportunity to combine a visit to Yellowstone National Park with a celebration of love and commitment.


Experiencing true love is meaningful in any location, but we at Visit Big Sky believe the crisp, clean air and endless blue skies of Big Sky can come together to make it even more special. But don’t take our word for it, rather, visit with your sweetheart to test it out for yourselves.Read more at:beach wedding dresses | wedding dresses

  

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2018年01月09日

You Get Engaged

Getting engaged is a huge step in a relationship. You’re making a commitment publicly about your plans to spend your lives together. So, no matter how long you’ve been together or how ingrained your lives are with each other, an engagement is a definite shift. “Getting engaged is a definite change from when you’re just dating, because the relationship has now entered a new phase where both have made the decision to get married,” Dr. Dawn Michael, M.A. PhD ACS CSC, tells Brides. “Not only does it feel different personally, but there is a social aspect to it as well.”


The good news is that so many of the changes that come with an engagement are positive ones. Once the flurry of social media congrats fade and the photoshoots are done, you’re there—an engaged couple. And as Michael suggests, some of them are social—you’d be amazed at how differently society treats you when you’re engaged. But more than that, it’s the changes between the two of you. There’s more pressure once you’re engaged, but there’s also a lot more joy. Here’s what you need to know.


Disagreements Feel Heavier


When you’re engaged, every disagreement can feel more weighted. You’ve agreed to spend the rest of your lives together, so any friction that arises in a relationship can feel like a cause for panic. You want to make sure you’re “compatible not only with their personality, but finances, negotiation about decorating a house, and dealing with each others families,” Michaels says, so it’s normal to be feeling some pressure. Try to stay calm and remember that every relationship, even marriages, will have some disagreements and require compromise. You’re doing fine.


Society Treats You Differently


It may sound old-fashioned, but there is a definite shift in how society treats you once you get engaged. “Society does treat an engaged couple differently than girlfriend or boyfriend because the couple is showing the world that they intend to be permanent, so others will treat the relationship as more serious and may invest more time into the couple,” Michael says. People are more willing to accept obligations you have to your partner or their family and tend to assume you’re a more well-matched couple, just because you’ve gotten engaged.


And People Feel Like They Can Give Commentary


It can be nice to feel like your relationship is respected, but the other side of that coin is people suddenly have a lot to say. About your engagement, about your wedding, about how the two of you interact; once you make your relationship public with an engagement, you may find that you get a whole lot of commentary alongside it. Don’t take it to heart. Ultimately, your relationship is about what you and your partner want—no matter what everyone else has to say.


It Can Feel Like A Rehearsal


Some people find their engagement period a bit surreal—like it’s a waiting room for getting married. “I think that an engagement is the rehearsal to the big event (marriage) and an important step in making a more solid commitment to each other,” Michael says. There’s so much focus on this big event that is going to happen, but make sure that you’re enjoy the here and now.


It Can Be Downright Joyous


Finally, there’s the fact that it can just be one of the happiest times of your life. One of the best parts about being engaged is that it can be the ultimately honeymoon period. Even though it’s, you know, well before the actual honeymoon. You’ve got this amazing bubble where you’ve made a huge commitment to each other and our on cloud nine. If the wedding planning stress start to settle in, make sure you hold onto that joy. Remember that an engagement is just between you and your partner. Focus on yourselves as couple and don’t sweat the small stuff.


Getting engaged is a huge decision—so it’s no surprise that there’s a definite change in your relationship once you agree to tie the knot. You’ll feel a difference in your relationship, but also between your relationship and the rest of the world. The great part is that most of the changes are positive ones, ones that make you feel more intimate and connected. As for the other changes, like your great Aunt Nancy’s sudden urge to tell you when you should be married and ask you invasive question about plan for uterus, well, you can just ignore those. Engagement may be a big change, but it’s still all about you and your partner.Read more at:bridal dresses | wedding dresses perth

  

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2018年01月09日

You Get Engaged

Getting engaged is a huge step in a relationship. You’re making a commitment publicly about your plans to spend your lives together. So, no matter how long you’ve been together or how ingrained your lives are with each other, an engagement is a definite shift. “Getting engaged is a definite change from when you’re just dating, because the relationship has now entered a new phase where both have made the decision to get married,” Dr. Dawn Michael, M.A. PhD ACS CSC, tells Brides. “Not only does it feel different personally, but there is a social aspect to it as well.”


The good news is that so many of the changes that come with an engagement are positive ones. Once the flurry of social media congrats fade and the photoshoots are done, you’re there—an engaged couple. And as Michael suggests, some of them are social—you’d be amazed at how differently society treats you when you’re engaged. But more than that, it’s the changes between the two of you. There’s more pressure once you’re engaged, but there’s also a lot more joy. Here’s what you need to know.


Disagreements Feel Heavier


When you’re engaged, every disagreement can feel more weighted. You’ve agreed to spend the rest of your lives together, so any friction that arises in a relationship can feel like a cause for panic. You want to make sure you’re “compatible not only with their personality, but finances, negotiation about decorating a house, and dealing with each others families,” Michaels says, so it’s normal to be feeling some pressure. Try to stay calm and remember that every relationship, even marriages, will have some disagreements and require compromise. You’re doing fine.


Society Treats You Differently


It may sound old-fashioned, but there is a definite shift in how society treats you once you get engaged. “Society does treat an engaged couple differently than girlfriend or boyfriend because the couple is showing the world that they intend to be permanent, so others will treat the relationship as more serious and may invest more time into the couple,” Michael says. People are more willing to accept obligations you have to your partner or their family and tend to assume you’re a more well-matched couple, just because you’ve gotten engaged.


And People Feel Like They Can Give Commentary


It can be nice to feel like your relationship is respected, but the other side of that coin is people suddenly have a lot to say. About your engagement, about your wedding, about how the two of you interact; once you make your relationship public with an engagement, you may find that you get a whole lot of commentary alongside it. Don’t take it to heart. Ultimately, your relationship is about what you and your partner want—no matter what everyone else has to say.


It Can Feel Like A Rehearsal


Some people find their engagement period a bit surreal—like it’s a waiting room for getting married. “I think that an engagement is the rehearsal to the big event (marriage) and an important step in making a more solid commitment to each other,” Michael says. There’s so much focus on this big event that is going to happen, but make sure that you’re enjoy the here and now.


It Can Be Downright Joyous


Finally, there’s the fact that it can just be one of the happiest times of your life. One of the best parts about being engaged is that it can be the ultimately honeymoon period. Even though it’s, you know, well before the actual honeymoon. You’ve got this amazing bubble where you’ve made a huge commitment to each other and our on cloud nine. If the wedding planning stress start to settle in, make sure you hold onto that joy. Remember that an engagement is just between you and your partner. Focus on yourselves as couple and don’t sweat the small stuff.


Getting engaged is a huge decision—so it’s no surprise that there’s a definite change in your relationship once you agree to tie the knot. You’ll feel a difference in your relationship, but also between your relationship and the rest of the world. The great part is that most of the changes are positive ones, ones that make you feel more intimate and connected. As for the other changes, like your great Aunt Nancy’s sudden urge to tell you when you should be married and ask you invasive question about plan for uterus, well, you can just ignore those. Engagement may be a big change, but it’s still all about you and your partner.Read more at:bridal dresses | wedding dresses perth

  

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2018年01月03日

Rizman Ruzaini

The dynamic duo who make up Rizman Ruzaini has seen sweet success and shake-ups through the years, writes Amalina Kamal


ONE claims to be old-fashioned while the other is a playful experimenter.


Meet Rizman Nordin and Ruzaini Wan Jamil, two designers with contrasting personalities.


“Think Batman and Spiderman and you will instantly get an idea of how different our personalities are,” says Ruzaini.


This lack of similarity, however, makes them an unstoppable force when together.


For more than a decade, Rizman Ruzaini has been enthusiastically showcasing designs featuring its own identity.


The colourful and glamorous red-carpet theatrics by the brand regardless of whether they were hits or misses have had a huge impact on fashionable society.


From celebrities to socialites and anyone in vogue, all want to be seen in a Rizman Ruzaini piece at least once in their lifetime.


Intrigued by the world of Rizman Ruzaini, I asked the designers about what happens at the boutique as soon as employees clock in.


Work starts at 11am, but with good reason as Rizman usually goes for a workout before co-leading his team with Ruzaini.


The designers will prepare the necessary materials for fitting appointments and client consultations by 2pm and then take the rest of the day as it comes.


“We spend most of our working hours in the detailing section because that’s where magic happens,” says Rizman.


SHARED SENSIBILITIES


Once a designer has a concept, it’s time to start building the pieces. The unique journey of a Rizman Ruzaini piece lies in the duo’s creative synergy.


“It’s not that I don’t have my own designs, but most of our inspirations come from Ruzaini because his ideas are never-ending,” says Rizman, adding that their brainstorming sessions are very exciting.


“I will usually come in to fine-tune the ideas and ensure they are realistic by complementing it with my own design renditions. I think we work well with each other because we allow ourselves to be creative in our own way,” he says.


“In fashion, don’t limit yourself,” adds Ruzaini.


“When going about a particular inspiration, I don’t necessarily plough into the theme to its very core. I just take the essence of an idea and fuse it with another to offer something new. Some designers suffer a creative block because they narrow the parameters of a design they are working on,” he says.


The duo also take into account opinions from friends who attend showcases and observe fashion trends when expanding on their own design ideas.


“It’s about having people with great style insight as part of our design run-throughs to help guide us in the right direction. We are always open to thoughts and opinions to keep the brand alive,” says Rizman.


Ultimately, he adds, it’s about re-inventing. The trick is not to recreate the work of others; it’s better to take your inspirations from the past and make it fresh.


MAKING THE CUT


Despite having done showcases for so long, the duo still get butterflies at the thought of a runway show.


“The stakes are higher and the pressure is more intense. Every little flaw during a fashion show is highlighted in such a big way and that is scary. The fact that many people from fashion enthusiasts and critics to stylists and fellow designers will be looking to judge doesn’t help calm the nerves. But we still love doing it,” shares Rizman.


Ruzaini adds that getting the message behind their creations across to people is very important which is why they are very fussy about the finishing of their garments.


Even if a dress is completed and ready to be released, they have no qualms about starting from scratch again if it doesn’t meet their expectations.


IN HINDSIGHT


The designers find it hard to single out a favourite design. However, they also admit to having had some cringe-worthy fashion moments.


One “fail” incident was the look they did for Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza for her album release party a few years back.


“Of all people, it had to happen to the most influential singer of our time so you can imagine the publicity we got from that debacle,” says Rizman.


The duo had dressed Siti in an outfit inspired by Rihanna — high-wasted pants complete with a belt and puffs here and there. But it was a fashion faux pas because the material, colour and fit were wrong.


At that time, Ruzaini and I were still new at the fashion game. We were just too star-struck and went ahead with the idea without thinking twice,” he adds.


But that wasn’t the only experience which put Rizman Ruzaini in the hot seat. The futuristic silver jumpsuit featuring the Petronas Twin Towers for Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal also got the Internet buzzing with mixed reviews.


“People should give us some credit for this. The outfit was done specially for the national costume round of the pageant which is supposed to be fun and fearless. We based our references on past winners whose costumes had a distinctive originality and appeal. Who can forget Miss Universe Thailand and her tuk tuk outfit?” notes Rizman.


THREAD LIGHTLY


From humble beginnings to becoming one of the premiere fashion houses in the country, Rizman and Ruzaini have remained grounded despite their popularity.


Even negative comments or criticisms have had minimal impact on them.


“We take criticisms constructively. If we have to defend our designs, we use reasoning instead of anger which many players in this industry fail to do,” says Rizman. And will the brand eventually step out of its “design comfort zone” and start a new age in its approach to fashion? Rizman says stepping out requires them to alter the “ingredients” that make up the brand.


“Rizman Ruzaini is known for its timeless statement pieces; to lose that would mean losing our appeal entirely,” adds Rizman.


Ruzaini feels that as designers, they have evolved to become more polished with their looks.


“We have a better grasp of who we are and what kind of style aesthetics we value. This is greatly due to the fact that the world is much more connected and inspirations are easily sourced. Even if we were to change, we will make sure the brand’s DNA is intact.”


While the designers do not disregard the possibility of bringing a creative director into the team in future, they stress that they can manage the brand even without one.


“It will only happen when we really need the extra attention, but that would probably be 20 years from now.


The idea will not become a reality anytime soon,” shares Ruzaini.


FAST FACTS TAKE FIVE


FAVOURITE STYLE ICON?


Rizman: Charlize Theron because she has that classic elegance.


Ruzaini: I am more into rugged personalities like Shah Rukh Khan, Bradley Cooper, Jude Law and the like.


FAVOURITE FASHION CITY?


Rizman: Call me boring but it’s Paris because it’s the fashion capital!


Ruzaini: I love Paris, London and New York but I am also fascinated by Prague and Vienna. I’m desperately trying to persuade Rizman to visit these places and take in the rich inspirations.


HOW WOULD YOU STYLE JEANS OR LEATHER?


Rizman: Jeans with a black T-shirt and loafers.


Ruzaini: Leather and lace.


TIPS ON DRESSING FOR AN EVENING FUNCTION?


Rizman: Make sure the look is clean. Don’t go for anything that is too trendy.


Ruzaini: I would add a touch of colour but it would only be blue — a deep shade of it to give a little life to the look.


ADVICE TO DESIGNERS WHO ARE STUCK ON IDEAS?


Rizman: Take time off to recharge. Once you step away from that empty page, you will imagine ways of filling it. My ideas usually materialise when I’m onboard a plane. I once came up with 16 sketches in less than 20 minutes!


Ruzaini: Inspirations don’t necessarily come from flicking through fashion magazines. You can source for them by being more present in your surroundings.Read more at:simple wedding dresses | www.sheindressau.com

  

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