Designer to Watch: Edric Woo

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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