Darcy's Diary: Christian Siriano, FEED Projects, and a New Target Collab
Each week, Darcy Miller, the editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, will spotlight a few of her favorite things in the wedding world right now.
Sugar Paper, Los Angeles has teamed up with Target for a new line of agendas and other fun planning accessories. The collection doesn't hit stores until November, but here's a sneak peek: I love the gold planner (perfect for writing notes during your vendor appointments) and the pink envelope clutch, which will (stylishly) hold all of your important wedding contracts.
I was wowed when I stopped by Kleinfeld to check out Christian Siriano's special collection. The youngest Project Runway winner is extending his talents to bridal by creating some exclusive designs (like this cocktail dress which is the perfect "something blue") for the wedding-dress salon in New York City. (Siriano has dressed celebrities like our former cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker, Christina Hendricks, Rihanna, and Heidi Klum, to name a few.)
More from Christian Siriano
This gorgeous ombré dress can also be made in an ivory-to-white style for brides, which is something Christian does for several of his colored dresses.
FEED Projects helps fight world hunger, and the initiative is running its Feed Supper campaign for the second year in a row. Through October 16, which is World Food Day, you can host a dinner and instead of having guests bring you a gift, friends and family are asked to donate at least 10 meals (which is just $1.10) through your fundraising page. FEED Projects' goal is to raise two million meals for children and families around the world. It's an amazing cause that would be a great alternative to the traditional bridal shower.
Last week, Martha Stewart and MSLO executive editorial director of decorating Kevin Sharkey hosted a FEED Supper, which I happily attended.
The FEED Supper Hosts
Here's a photo of Kevin and Martha, along with CEO, creative director and co-founder of FEED Projects, Lauren Bush Lauren, and her husband David Lauren.
Patrick Janelle, also known by his Instagram handle @AGuyNamedPatrick, stopped by the dinner, too.
Take inspiration for your own wedding menu (or rehearsal dinner menu!) from the hors d'oeuvres that were served at the FEED Supper—all of the recipes are featured in Martha's newest book Appetizers
. We enjoyed Gougères (French cheese puffs), pigs in a blanket (everyone loves a little hot dog—no matter how fancy they are!), and colorful chilled vegetable soups.