Fantasy Hair & Petal Dresses: Q&A With Theia Creative Director Don O’Neill

Photo: Theia

Don O’Neill, the creative director of goddess-like wedding and evening gown collection Theia, may not be a household name (yet), but we’re pretty sure you’ve seen his creations on a bevy of celebs: Most recently, he dressed Angela Bassett in a jewel-toned amethyst gown for the Tony Awards. He also created the high-tech, image-projecting gown in which Carrie Underwood performed at the Grammy’s, sewing thousands of crystals on the bodice. O’Neill’s personal life has been in the spotlight recently, too: In May, he proposed to Pascal Guillermie (owner of floral boutique Fleur De Pascal), his partner of 20 years, while the two were vacationing in Miami Beach. Not content with a simple old proposal, he had an airplane fly overhead with the banner: “Pascal Je T’aime! Will You Marry Me?” Here, we chat with him about the dramatic proposal, his latest wedding dress collection, his favorite bridal hairstyles and more.

Read the rest on Oribe.com: A Conversation With Don O’Neill

Q&A With Heidi Elnora, Wedding Dress Designer And Southern Belle Extraordinaire

Heidi Elnora

Photo: Heidi Elnora

I met wedding dress designer and Project Runway Season 2 alum Heidi Elnora at Bridal Market this spring, and she and her assistant, Rachel, are the sweetest people ever. I had been doing some work for hair designer Oribe, and pitched this profile to them. So happy it came out well!

It’s the height of wedding season, so conversations are turning to beautiful gowns, stunning accessories and, of course, glamorous hairstyles. We recently talked to wedding dress designer Heidi Elnora about her latest collection, up-to-the-minute trends in bridal fashion and hair (Great Gatsby inspiration galore!) and the edgy hairstyle she wore for her own wedding.

Read the rest on Oribe.com: A Conversation With Heidi Elnora