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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Shabby Apple Launches Something Old, Something New Bridesmaid Collection

Brides! Are you looking for some fresh and unique ideas for your bridesmaid dresses? Are you going for a classically vintage style for your big day? I have some good news for you!

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple, a company known for its fabulous vintage-style dresses and its charitable heart,  announced the launch of its “Something Old, Something New” bridesmaid line this month. And the dresses are adorable!

From the classic sheath to full skirts from the ’50s originally inspired by Dior’s new look, the line includes a variety of designs and fabrics to flatter bridesmaids of all kinds. Stretch matte satin dresses in colors ranging from rich jewel tones to pale pastels are all made to fit the occasion. Two wrap dresses, including one in an intriguing satin jersey, offer a rare combination of both class and comfort for bridesmaids celebrating the all-day affair. Shabby Apple plays up the trends with a flirty eyelash lace while also offering a more traditional approach with an embroidery crochet lace dress that pops with bright liners.

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Shoppers also have the option to enhance every dress with add-on accessories. Two different style sashes in luxurious cream taffeta sashes can be punctuated with a choice of nine silver and jeweled brooches.

The “Something Old, Something New” line launched April 23, 2013. If you are loving these styles, do check out the collection on Shabby Apple’s website! They have LOTS of cute non-bridesmaid dresses, skirts, tops and shoes as well. LOVE!

Shabby Apple also sells dresses for newborns, children, preteens and women of all sizes. The brand features classic, affordable dresses, while staying loyal to their belief that a dress should be a one-piece outfit, no need to add anything – no tank tops, cardigans, or slips necessary.

Shabby Apple LLC is an American online dress boutique. Shabby Apple simplifies the dressing process for women. The company focuses on helping women dress for their body shape by providing detailed information on the styles, cuts and fabrics that flatter various body types. Shabby Apple also suggests different accessories for a single dress to create looks appropriate for various occasions. Indie-prep professionals and hipster moms inspire the dress designs.The company designs women’s dresses, feminine fitness wear, a maternity line, a Shabby Baby line of dresses for girls up to eight years old and a preteen line for girls eight to 12.

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Founded in 2006, the company launches six lines of dresses and one swimsuit line each year and is a women-owned and operated, socially responsible company. It has partnered with Accion, a non-profit organization in the micro finance industry, to help alleviate global poverty for millions of women and their families. For many women in the developing world, life is a constant struggle against poverty and hardship. Limited economic opportunity leads to a downward cycle of malnutrition, illiteracy and poor health – a cycle that traps each new generation. Through access to microfinance – financial services such as microcredit loans, insurance, savings and other products – women can overcome poverty and provide a better life for their children.

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple donates 5% of its net income to support work with 62 microfinance institutions in 31 countries throughout the world. With every dress you buy from Shabby Apple, you are helping make a difference in the lives of women worldwide.

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