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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic carried the princess vibe into Kim Kardashian’s cosmetics. “She wanted to look like the most polished and beautiful version of herself,” he says. The secret to her stunning shine-free skin throughout the day and night? “Tatcha Blotting Papers,” Dedivanovic reveals. Read all the details regarding Kim's wedding hair & makeup HERE!

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When it came to designing Natalie Portman's engagement ring, the star’s choreographer fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, relied on his leading lady and the art of ballet for inspiration. Looking to create a one-of-a-kind love token to reflect Portman’s unique sensibilities, Millepied called on former dancer pal and jewelry designer Jamie Wolf. “Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf explained to InStyle. “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie.” The glittering diamond-encrusted design centers around an antique diamond, surrounded by certified conflict-free stones and made of recycled platinum — thus appealing to Portman’s earth-friendly and vegan lifestyle. And much like Millepied, the designer always incorporates her own dance discipline into her pieces.

I'm sure Miss Portman must be VERY happy with her beau's choice! :)

 
 
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Charlene Wittstock is going to be a bellisima bride. Not only does she have Grace Kelly looks, but Italian designer Giorgio Armani has let it slip he's the royal couturier for her outdoor July wedding to Prince Albert of Monaco.

The 76-year-old Armani told several Italian newspapers, including Affari Italiani, at his Jan. 16 Milan fashion show, "Yes, I will declare, I will make the royal wedding dress."

Armani's representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment. While there's been no confirmation from the tiny principality, Armani's declaration makes fashion sense: Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer, complained to Tatler last year that she had such bad style instincts she once stepped out dressed like a Christmas tree. Armani, who has recently dressed Wittstock for several important events, seems to have played a significant role in cultivating the beauty's increasingly regal style.

The 32-year-old princess-to-be has been at Armani's couture shows in Paris for the past two years. She was his well-dressed guest at the May 2010 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala in France. She also got raves for the Armani suit she wore to Monaco's National Day this spring and wowed in a blush, Armani one-shoulder column dress at Monaco's 62nd Red Cross Ball in July.

Armani, of course, is no stranger to dressing royals. In June 2010 for the nuptials of Sweden's Princess Victoria, he outfitted Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Paola of the Belgians, Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Astrid of Belgium and Wittstock in Armani Privé gowns. He also dresses lots of Hollywood royalty, producing Anne Hathaway's sexy, sparkling bronze-hued column dress for the 2011 Golden Globes.

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He was a royal prince, eldest son of Jordan's King Hussein. She was a polished executive-in-training from a middle-class Palestinian doctor's family. Royal lore has it that the radiant Rania Al-Yassin was considering marriage to another man when she met Jordan's dashing Prince Abdullah, then deputy commander of Jordan's elite special forces, at a dinner party in January 1993. Her plans changed when the stunning 22-year-old Apple Computer employee caught the future king's eye.

"For me, it sounds a bit corny, but it was love at first sight," King Abdullah II would later tell correspondent Christiane Amanpour for a CBS "60 Minutes" profile of his wife, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah. During the same interview, Queen Rania recalled it was intimidating that the handsome military man was the son of one of the Middle East's most powerful men. "But in the end, it was really boy meets girl," she said of their attraction.

After a courtship of just two months, King Hussein approached Rania's father on behalf of his son with a formal request for his daughter's hand in marriage. "It was really quite romantic," Queen Rania recalled of the late king's proposal. King Hussein's mother, Queen Zein, is said to have prophetically told Queen Rania she was destined to be "the diamond" in the reigning Hashemite family. Their June 10 wedding was a glittering affair. At the time, Prince Abdullah was not the nation's crown prince. That title was held by King Hussein's brother, Prince Hassan, for years the assumed heir to the throne. Still, as oldest son of King Hussein's 12 children, his marriage was feted as a grand state occasion.
 
 
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When Arab-American beauty Elizabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby met the late King Hussein of Jordan at an Amman airport ceremony in 1976 it was the beginning of an improbable royal fairy-tale.

The Princeton-educated daughter of an Arab-American airline executive was working with her father (a friend of the king's) on a consulting project. The stunning and articulate young woman, who would become Jordan's Queen Noor, has said there were no special "sparks" on that fateful day.

That would change following the tragic 1977 death of the Arab leader's third wife, Queen Alia, in a helicopter crash. The heartbroken king, raising eight children from his marriages, eventually began to court the 26-year-old American beauty.

After a six-week romance, Halaby hesitated at the king's life-altering marriage proposal, made as the two shared an after-dinner plate of apples. The young urban planner finally accepted after a few days of contemplation. She would later say her decision to marry the monarch 16 years her senior was out of love "for the man, not the king."
 
 
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As speculation mounts about the possible designer of Kate Middleton's wedding dress (widely expected to be Bruce Oldfield), designers from across the globe have been sketching their ideas for the future Queen. WWD today published sketches by names like Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Missoni, Vera Wang and Jason Wu showing off a wide range of unique designs. Click through each image below to see what they came up with & what they had to say about their creations!

Which one is YOUR favorite?

 
 
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At last, the breathless speculation is over. Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, are getting married, it was announced this morning. They'll wed in London in the spring or summer of 2011.

The couple, both 28, became engaged last month during a vacation in Africa.  "I took her out somewhere nice in Kenya, and I proposed," said William in the couple's first joint TV interview, which aired today.

William gave Kate his mother's engagement ring, an oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds from the jeweler Garrard.

"It was my way of making sure that my mother didn't miss out on today," he said. William's mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a 1997 car crash.

William said he'd been carrying the gem around with him in his rucksack for three weeks while on vacation, nervously checking to make sure it was still there.

 
 
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We just heard that someone at a German royal wedding wore FootzyRolls Luxe!

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In Eclipse, Bella's dress is described as an early 1900s design (which complements her antique engagement ring) with friend and Maid of Honor Alice Cullen's modern tweaks to the train and veil. "You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie," Bella's mother says to the bride-to-be when she spies her in the gown in the final book, Breaking Dawn. "It's gorgeous! So graceful, so elegant."

Take a peek through the imaginations of high-end designers as they sketch for us their Twilight-inspired wedding gowns & bridesmaids dresses!

 
 
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It seems our blog has turned "bridal" as of lately-- and Vera Wang has been a busy lady! R&B power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have tied the knot, Keys' representatives confirmed to CNN on Sunday. The two were married Saturday at a private residence overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Keys, 29, a 12-time Grammy-award winning singer, wore a Grecian-inspired, one-shoulder Vera Wang gown. A spokesperson for the designer said the pregnant 29-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer's gown was an ivory silk georgette asymmetrical draped goddess gown with jewel detail on the back shoulder. Keys completed her beautiful bridal look with a jeweled headpiece, which accented her her chic chignon hairstyle perfectly, and a cascading bouquet of purple calla lilies.

Her groom, a DJ/producer/rapper, wore a tuxedo designed by Tom Ford that featured a white jacket and pale pink shirt.

The couple are expecting a child together.

Swizz Beatz and Keys have been friends for several years and worked together on one song for her current album, "The Element of Freedom."