Fresh Bridal Updos for 2017

If even hearing the term “updo” conjures thoughts of your 16 year old self sporting a French twist on prom night, we’re hear to help you get past that trauma of bad teen hair with a collection of modern, fresh, and downright beautiful bridal updos that are worthy of your wedding day.  
 

The Braided Updo

Braids have been a big trend in updos over the last few years. We love the texture and playfulness the braids bring, especially when worked into looser, romantic hairstyles like the ones below. 

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The Chignon

A chignon–which is essentially a bun or hairstyle done at the nape of the neck, is a class wedding style, and one that you can guarantee you’ll still love when you look back at your wedding photos three decades from now. The style is incredibly versatile too, so you can customize it to match the formality of your dress or location of your affair. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites from Pinterest, ordered from more structured and formal, to looser and more romantic. 

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The Almost-Up Do

Another big hairstyle that’s gained popularity with brides lately is what we’re calling “The Almost-Up Do.” That’s because it’s not quite an updo since the hair is still left long, but it’s also too structured to simply call this “wearing your hear down.” It’s a beautiful choice for brides who want to show off their long locks, but don’t want to have to worry about curls falling flat, frizz, or taming stray hairs. We love this look for beach or outdoor weddings. 

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The Twist (& Shout!)

If curls feel a little too prim for your taste, but braids are a bit bohemian, a twisted updo might be your happy medium. Twists are less voluminous than curls, so they feel sleeker and more modern, but they’re also imperfect and spontaneous, which makes the style anything-but-stiff.

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Which style do you love most? 

 

Fab Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We know that you want to give your mom the best gift this Mother’s Day! So why don’t you give her the gift that keeps on giving…a Mojuba kit!

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OR

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Yes, you may think that the Mojuba kit is meant for the bride on her wedding day but we know the kits are used way past the happily ever afters. We have sold tons-o-bags to women who are not getting married.They use them as their travel kit to keep at work, their everyday go to bag, and don’t forget date night!  It’s multi-function…think outside of the box ladies and gentlemen, it’s not just for weddings! The Mojuba kits are stuffed with must have products to touch up your pretty little face any time of day or night.  It not only saves the day on the big day but it can also be your mom’s BFF! With Mother’s Day right around the corner show her some love <3

She can take this fabulous kit with her when she travels for work, on vacation or to the gym! It’s so easy, everything is one place. Don’t you want to make things easier for Mom?!

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Black Wedding Survival Kit $94 (with product shown above with Ivory bag)

 

 Or she can just toss this cute and stylish mini kit in her purse stuffed with high end products to use everyday!

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Mini White Emergency Kit $42 (with product shown above)

All mini bags are hand made in the USA with felt flowers and a button or pearl…OBSESSED!

You can always add your mom’s favorite products to our mini bags to customize. It’s also perfect for a cosmetic bag.

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Mini Brown Bag $23 (with no product)

  Make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day and every day with a fab Mojuba bag! #bestmothersdaygiftever

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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

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Beatrice Borromeo married Pierre Casiraghi in Valentino

Pierre Casiraghi and his girlfriend of six years, Beatrice Borromeo -29 year old Italian journalist and filmmaker is the daughter of a count and a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo- tied the knot on Saturday, July 25th with a civil ceremony at Monaco’s Pink Palace. Joining them were Cairaghi’s uncle, Prince Albert, and his mother Princess Caroline -both children of the iconic Grace Kelly– in addition to his siblings, Andrea and Charlotte.

On the big day the bride arrived in a vintage white Bentley before exchanging “I do’s” in front of 70 of their closest friends and family. Beatrice looked stunning in her long pale pink and gold lace silk chiffon Valentino Haute Couture cap dress, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, specifically for the civil ceremony. Valentino even posted a picture of the happy couple after their nuptials on his Instagram account.

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Via Valentino Instagram

And don’t miss out on their second nuptials in Italy this weekend! What do you think she will wear to her Italy wedding?

 

XOXO, 

Mojuba 

National Father-in-Law Day

Today is National Father-in-Law Day!

Father-in-Law day honors your loving, funny, and cheerful father-in-law. Okay sometimes he can be a little like grumpy cat and intimidating but he is your spouse’s Dad and he certainly deserves some recognition. Celebrate your father-in-law today by sending him a card, spending a little time with him or giving him a gift that keeps on giving… a Mojuba Wedding mini emergency kit. He can bring with him to your annual family vacation or when he sleeps over for babysitting duty with grandma! He will be sure to enjoy the many products stuffed into a luxurious dopp bag that we call our mini emergency kits.

Mini Groom Emergency Kit

 

 

XOXO,

Mojuba 

Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier “The Wedding of the Century”

In April 1956, the world experienced the “wedding of the century” between Oscar winning actress, Grace Kelly and Albert Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.

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Being watched by 30 million people around the world when there weren’t televisions in every home Grace Kelly became Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco.

 

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They met in May 1955 at the Cannes Film Festival. After a few months of courtship, they married in Monaco in two different ceremonies. Their first ceremony was a civil ceremony were Prince Rainier and Grace said their vows with only their closest friends and family in the Palace Throne Room on April 18, 1956.

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The next day, the lavish religious wedding took place at the Cathedral in Monaco in front of 600 guests including royalty and movie stars.

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MGM Studios gifted Grace an elaborate wedding dress made with 125 year old Brussels rose-point lace in exchange for rights to telvise the wedding service of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier.

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Grace’s wedding gown was the most expensive design that Helen Rose, the designer at MGM Studios, had ever made.

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It used twenty-five yards of silk taffeta and one hundred yards of silk net. It’s 125 year old rose-point lace was purchased from a museum and thousands of tiny pearls were sewn onto the veil.

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The Monaco wedding and the dress are still memorable today and many celebrities and even Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have said they’ve gotten inspiration for their dress from Grace’s elaborate and elegant wedding dress in 1959. Happy Wedding!

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P.S. Don’t forget to buy your Mojuba Wedding emergency kit for you, the bride, the groom, or the entire bridal party.  Because life happens, be prepared!

XOXO,

Mojuba

 

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson open Valentino Show to announce “Zoolander 2”

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What does this have to do with weddings?

Absolutely nothing at all but we think it is pretty funny and awesome of Valentino to let Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald (Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson) open the show in Paris!!

Here is the video of the runway show for Valentino —-> Maison Valentino Runway Show

While he was walking the runway, Derek Zoolander takes a phone while in Valentino show and the end result is hilarious! @JeromeJarre from Instagram posted the video to his page minutes after the Valentino show in Paris yesterday. Click on the link to see the video for yourself.  ^

Having Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson announce that they are definitely making a “Zoolander 2,” by walking in the runway show in character is a bold and amazing idea and really fun way of letting the world know.

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   Ben Stiller posted this picture to his own Instagram account –> @benstillerben & owen as derek and ansel

Derek and Hansel even got to take a picture with Anna Wintour backstage!

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 We can’t wait for “Zoolander 2” to hit theaters some time in February 2016! Date night?!

XOXO,

Mojuba

{Headphones} Dolce & Gabbana VS. Chanel

After Dolce & Gabbana’s ’15 FW show in Milan there was a lot of talk about the runway and their “Ode to Mothers” theme with babies and pregnant models but no one could stop talking about their headphones. And now you can buy D&G’s bejeweled headphones for yourself. The D&G bejeweled masterpieces are on pre-order at Moda Operandi – D&G Red Embroidered Nappa Leather Headphones for a price tag of $7,095 or Moda Operandi – D&G Green Embroidered Nappa Leather Headphones w/ Fox Fur Trim for $7,990. All you have to do is pay the deposit of $3,548 and wait for your own pair to be delivered between July 20 – October 30, 2015. Anticipating and waiting for the delivery insures that your Dolce and Gabbana bejeweled headphones are custom made in Italy just for you!

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Chanel had some headphones on the runway and everyone was blown away by them and their $5,000 price tag. The luxurious headphones have Chanel’s signature quilted leather look and iconic double “C” monogram. They also have oversized faux pearl choker headphone necklaces that are amazing and we are sure Lagerfeld wouldn’t mind making them into a chic pair of headphones. Right Karl?! Or the best wedding gift to wear at your very own wedding!

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But these Dolce & Gabbana headphones are on the next level, coming in a variety of colors and dripping in gold, fox fur, rhinestones, and even Swarovski pearls and crystals! It’s enough “bling” to make you feel like royalty.

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So what do you think? Would you splurge on a pair of headphones? Give them as a wedding gift?

And would you pay for the iconic chic look that Chanel has mastered or be like royalty and drip in gold, jewels and fox fur?

Let us know, we couldn’t decide which pair to buy… Chanel or D&G?

XOXO,

    Mojuba

Cinderella Fairytale Wedding in Couture Elie Saab

There is a new princess movie coming out and every girl should go out and watch it! It’s a Cinderella movie and it looks great! Here is a trailer for the movie Cinderella which comes out in theatre’s on March 13th.  —> Cinderella Trailer 2015

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Everyone wants to be a princess and looking like one on your wedding day is probably the number one priority. Well we think we can say that your “fairytale wedding” may come true!!! Lily James, who plays Cinderella in the upcoming adaptation of our favorite Disney princess went to the premiere in Los Angeles on Sunday March 1st.

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Elie Saab Couture

James, 25 showed up to the premiere and stunned us all with her modern day Cinderella look, wearing a semi-sheer, long-sleeved blue Elie Saab couture dress with floral lace and intricate beading and the best thing about the dress…. pockets!!!

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She made a princess like entrance and stunned everyone with her simple and elegant hair and make-up and even had awesome accessories that any fairy godmother would approve!

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Even though we all would have loved to see Lily wear those coveted glass slippers we know how physics might not have been on her side but her over embellished lace Christian Louboutins’ were!

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Even this whimsical clock clutch by Charlotte Olympia was perfect for her night out without her fairy godmother.

Now all your childhood dreams can come true and have a fairytale wedding with everything from the dress to your accessories. If you don’t have a fairy god-mother make sure to bring along your Mojuba Wedding Day Emergency Kits to make there is no mishap on your big day!

XOXO,

Mojuba

 

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Happy New Year!

Well it has come that time again…

Where we all get together with our closest friends and family and countdown to a new year with new beginnings, fresh starts and a reaffirmation of love and promises for a brighter future. All of us here at Mojuba would like to thank you for all that we have accomplished in 2014. We can’t wait to see what the New Year has in store for us … so bring it on 2015! Thanks for all your support!

 

Happy New Year!

 

A Tale of the Wedding Ponytail

Let me guess – when you think “wedding hairstyle,” ponytail pretty much comes to mind…never. Ponytails conjure up images of hitting the gym or a quick fix to a bad hair day (hey, we’ve all been there), and is certainly a far cry from the elegant and classy hair styles for weddings. Or is it? Ponytails may get a bad rap, but lately brides are fancying them up and actually making them a pretty wedding hairstyle must-have! And let’s face it – the low-side chignon is gorgeous, but if you’re looking for something a little different than what every bride is sporting, a decidedly un-sporty ponytail is perf! Pull your hair back for a wedding outside in the summer sun or for a more casual and relaxed bridal look for your day. The trick to fancying it up? Wear the ponytail low, at the nape of your neck, and wrap hair around the elastic to dress it up (clear elastics are a great choice). Curl the ponytail to add some pretty, and you can even tease the top of your hair for a little bridal “bump” volume. Having loose, curled tendrils is always a bridal do, and you can add flowers or a dazzling clip for a little hair jewelry. And as always, make sure to have your Mojuba Bride Bag with you in case of any bobby pinning or hairspray emergencies!!

Here are some of my fave wedding ponytail hairstyles – what do you think of the trend? Are ponytails the new bridal up-do??

The Side Ponytail

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Low and Loose

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Bump up the Volume

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