Mireya Navarro

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Losing Weight Before the Wedding

Of course we all want to look beautiful in those pictures for posterity. But feeding tubes? The wedding section of the New York Times recently reported on brides who go to extremes to lose weight — typically 15 to 20 pounds — before their big day. The methods used sound dangerous — all-liquid diets for […]

Costco Gets into the Bridal Business

Not every bride is willing to wear second-hand on their big day, no matter how environmentally preferable this choice would be. But many more brides would at least try not to waste too much money on the gown, no? Enter Costco. The discount giant this year partnered up with designer Kirstie Kelly to offer wedding […]

New Beginnings: How to Re-use Your Wedding Dress

“Project Runway” on Lifetime has been the same fabulous “Project Runway” so far — entertaining and always on top of trends. The latest episode (#8) showed viewers how a wedding dress can be converted into something wondrous instead of dying a slow death in the closet. True, what prompted the challenge was divorce — all […]

Dry Cleaning is Really Wet

Looking to green your lifestyle even more? Those of you who wear dry-clean-only clothes may be surprised to learn that the greenest dry cleaning method of them all uses water. Wet-cleaning avoids chemical solvents to clean with water and biodegradable detergents in machines that are much more sophisticated (and expensive) than the washing machines we […]

Post-wedding sales

In these tough economic times, do not underestimate the reach of the online marketplace when you’re planning a wedding. A quick perusal of sites that facilitate the sale of wedding items (Craigslist, eBay, BravoBride and others) will yield not just the usual second-hand inventory but also brand new merchandise that may suddenly become available because […]

The Green White Gown

Did you watch ”Project Runway,” when Season 5 winner Leanne Marshall revealed during the finale that half the fabrics she used for her waves-inspired collection were made of sustainable materials? Even Nina Garcia, the toughest of the show’s judges, was impressed. Noting she had expected “granola,” she commended Leanne for being innovative. Eco-fabrics made of […]