Designer to Watch: Edric Woo


A wedding dress isn’t just a white dress you wear for a day and pack into storage. It truly is something more.  It’s a symbol of the day you’ll remember for the rest of your life, a keepsake, an heirloom, a memory. That’s why choosing the right dress is so important, and to get that perfect dress, you’ll need a great designer. Enter Edric Woo.


Mr. Woo is an experienced designer of wedding, bridesmaid, prom and evening gowns, having worked as a head designer for the Tara Keeley collection at JLM Couture, as well as a designer for Maggie Sottero Bridal. His designs are rich in texture and detailing, and he has an uncanny way of combining fabrics for amazing fit, feel, and look.

I am passionate about combining the elements of tradition and innovation.

My energy is focused on making the bride look beautiful in a sleek, glamorous way. –Edric Woo

Indeed, his designs are truly ethereal and give brides a variety of options for their big day.


We here at LightInTheBox are proud to annouce that Edric Woo has joined our team as chief designer of bridal and special occasion apparel. What this means for you is that you can now own fabulous designs from an experienced and professional designer for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay in a boutique or local bridal shop.


Edric is confident of his ability to utilize his creative instincts to be able to offer customers a unique dress at an affordable price. He aims to make every bride what they should be on their big day–beautiful, comfortable, glamorous, and happy.

Stay tuned to LightInTheBox for more of his outstanding designs.

Do you like Edric Woo’s designs? Let us know in the comments!

But wait! There’s more! Want to win a wedding dress for FREE? Check out the Black Bridal Bliss blog for details on how to enter this giveaway for the dress pictured below.


21st Birthdays: Ultimate Gift Guide

It happens to all of us. The year that signifies the transition from childhood to finally being an adult. It’s supposed to be a time of great memories, commemoration and even better gifts. But this last point often leads to a feeling of despair for some. What do you buy someone for a milestone in their life? Will they like it? Will they remember it? Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect 21st gift ideas for those you love the most.

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Getting Tech-y: MiniInTheBox is Now on Instagram!


I’m sure you are all familiar with LightInTheBox’s Instagram profile. If you’re not, you should be. We’ve got loads of customer reviews, fabulous outfits, and even some giveaways! Seriously, check it out.

But now we’ve just launched an awesome new account, for our sister site MiniInTheBox. Mini is comprised of all things tech-y, gadget-y, outdoors-y, and more. Really, it’s just a fun site with loads of things you didn’t know you needed, like this cigarette-lighter-iPhone-case, this octopus tissue dispenser, or this laser gun alarm clock. Of course, there are all sorts of other useful things, like cameras and accessories, cycling gear, and the most awesomely designed USB flash drives you’ve ever seen, ever.

But what’s our favorite thing on Mini is definitely the phone cases for iPhone and Samsung. We’re talking some seriously awesome designs here, from pop culture references to tribal designs and glow-in-the-dark.

Some of the sweetest cases around!
Some of the sweetest cases around!

And guess what, we’re giving them away for free. Yes, you read that right. Free. Want to know how? It’s easy. Check it out: miniinsta

It really is that easy. So, what are you going to do now? That’s right–head on over to Instagram, follow us, and start showing us your phone case! Hate the one you have? Show us! Don’t have one at all? Show us! Need a new one? We’ll be happy to help out– 10 of you will get a new case of your choice from Mini!

I’ll just leave you with a bit of inspiration:caset

Real Life Wedding: Brandy’s Non-traditional Budget Wedding


Despite all the books, blogs, and experts telling us otherwise, we know that there’s no right way to have a wedding.  Lots of variables like budgets, timing, and personal preferences play into how a wedding happens. We caught up with Brandy, from the Netherlands, and had a chat about her upcoming non-traditional wedding to her long-term girlfriend. Read on to learn about keeping it simple.

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3 Fashion Winners: Wimbledon 2014

The endless champagne, strawberries and cream, A-list celebrities and royal encounters (oh, and the tennis!) make  Wimbledon one of the most extravagant and exclusive events of the year. While most attention is  focused on court, watching players battle it out for the most prestigious prize in the game, it’s what’s happening off the court that catches the attention of fashionistas all over the world. Here are three of our favorite looks from Wimbledon 2014.

Fit For Royalty

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is known for her sophisticated and elegant style. She is an advocate of re-wearing outfits by styling them uniquely, snubbing other A-list celebs who often ooze pretentiousness for only wearing an outfit once. Above we see Kate wear a beautiful white dress with carefully crafted cut-outs that perfectly suits Wimbledon’s all-white policy for players. She’s paired this with a great woven fan purse (perfect for keeping cool while watching the tennis) and a vibrant red scarf.


Back Up Has Arrived!

Kim Sears

Kim Sears may be unknown to most, however if Wimbledon was a kingdom, she would definitely be it’s queen. As the long-time girlfriend of crowd favorite Andy Murray and daughter of tennis coach Nigel Sears, Kim has been to her fair share of Wimbledon championships. Often in a constant battle against Kate Middleton to reign supreme in the fashion stakes, Kim can be seen flaunting designer outfits everyday of the tournament. Above we see Kim pairing a pink and white leopard print dress and a versatile dark blazer that works surprisingly very well.


On-Screen Royalty

Natalie Dormer

Best known for her performance as Margaery Tyrell in the hit television series Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer has recently become on-screen royalty with thousands of fans across the globe. Her retro inspired look really stands out from the crowd with a beautifully bright flower-power dress and even brighter pink hand bag.


Who was your favorite dressed star at the 2014 Wimbledon Championship? Let us know in the comments, we love hearing from you!


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