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V218: CECI INSPIRATIONS – CECI AND THE CITY

CECI AND THE CITY

I love New York this time of year when the hot, humid weather fades away. With the change of seasons there’s always a resurgence of new style and palpable energy on the city streets. You can almost hear Alicia Keys singing, “Concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh there’s nothing you can’t do!” It’s a feeling I often try to capture in my work and share with fellow dreamers like you.

Enter this week’s muse, Dory, who embodies this exact vibe. The invitations we created for her New York wedding matched her sleek sensibility, and we’re here to guide you down a similar path by showing you a range of our modern designs in this week’s Creative Tips. For more Big Apple inspiration, you won’t want to miss Team Ceci’s guide to its favorite neighborhood gems (think unique spots you won’t necessarily find in a guide book). Plus, I’ve picked some chic gray and hot pink pieces in Get the Look to put you in a New York state of mind wherever you may be. Join me in my love for the city – and if you don’t live here, drop by soon!

Ceci

P.S. A big thank you to Danny Weiss for this week’s cover shot as well as the Our Muse photos!

Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - CECI AND THE CITY<br />
Ceci Johnson stands apart from the crowd as she finds inspiration in Columbus Circle, New York City. Dress: House of Harlow. Jacket: BCBG. Purse: Rebecca Minkoff. Earrings: Yewn. Rings: Yewn, SRW. Bracelet: Alexis Bittar Shoes: Cole Haan. Photo: Danny Weiss

Photography by Danny Weiss

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Danny Weiss Dress: Halston Heritage Jacket: BCBG Max Azria Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Earrings: Yewn Rings: Yewn, SRW Bracelet: Alexis Bittar Shoes: Cole Haan

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V218: GET THE LOOK – CECI AND THE CITY

CeciStyle Magazine v218: Get The Look - Ceci and the City - Get sharp in fall's of-the-moment grays and hot pinks - Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - ceci new york, wedding, gifts, invitation, luxury, gray, pink, yves saint laurent, makeup, jewelry, homegoods, house of harlow, luna bazaar, burberry, halston heritage, kimberly mcdonald, rebecca minkoff, alexis bittar, sam edelman

  1. IN THE CARDS: Throwing a wedding with a modern vibe? Hit all the right notes with a Ceci New York invitation like the one we designed for Dory and Alex’s New York affair (various prices, cecinewyork.com).

  2. PRETTY POUT: Add the perfect pinch of pink color to your lips and cheeks with one innovative product: Yves Saint Laurent’s Kiss & Blush ($40, neimanmarcus.com).

  3. GRAY MATTER: Got plans in the city? Glam it up with a dramatic smokey eye using Burberry Beauty’s Complete Eye Palette in Smokey Grey ($60, net-a-porter.com).

  4. GEOMETRY LESSON: For an edgy finishing touch, accessorize with this Modern Motif Necklace from House of Harlow 1960 ($88, bloomingdales.com).

  5. BRIGHT LIGHT: Use the electric hue of this Fuchsia Pink Colored Glass Candle Holder to bring downtown energy to your table decor ($1.85, lunabazaar.com).

  6. FINE PRINT: Show your stripes in Halston Heritage’s Sleeveless Print Gown ($297, bloomingdales.com).

  7. DIAMOND GIRL: Looking for a fresh spin on diamonds? Look no further than these 18-karat Rose Gold Diamond Drop Earrings from Kimberly McDonald ($35,180, net-a-porter.com).

  8. SHOCK OF PINK: Ensure you’ll stand out from the crowd with Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini Perry Satchel ($395, saksfifthavenue.com).

  9. ARM CANDY: Make the most of a sleeveless top by slipping on this Kinetic Gold Encrusted Sculptural Hinged Bracelet from Alexis Bittar ($495, alexisbittar.com).

  10. FIT TO BE TIED: Embrace the lace-up trend this fall in Sam Edelman’s Palma Suede Sandal ($159.95, nordstrom.com).

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V218: OUR MUSE – MODERN MANHATTAN WEDDING: DORY & ALEX, PART 1

Our Muse

Be inspired by Dory & Alex’s sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City

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Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - Ceci New York Luxury Wedding Invitations - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, letterpress, mandarin oriental, pink, modern, sleek, gray, slate gray

Invitations by Ceci New York

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V218: CECI CREATIVE TIPS – SLEEK, MODERN INVITATION DESIGNS BY CECI NEW YORK

Ceci Creative Tips
Modern Edge - Five ways to bring modern elegance to your wedding invitations - 1. A Pop of Color 2. White on Black 3. Mixed Fonts 4. Transparent Plexiglass 5. Layered Textures
Modern Edge - Five ways to bring modern elegance to your wedding invitations - 1. Pop of Color 2. White on Black 3. Mixed Fonts 4. Transparent Plexiglass 5. Layered Textures

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V218: OUR MUSE – MODERN MANHATTAN WEDDING: DORY & ALEX, PART 2

Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, invitations, getting ready, mandarin oriental, wedding, orchid, pink, skyline

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V218: SAVVY STYLE ADVICE – DORY, REAL BRIDE

Savvy Style Advice
Ceci New York Bride - Dory

DORY
I recommend making a dedicated Gmail account for wedding-related items that both you and your significant other can access. It’s easy to keep things organized that way. I also think it’s worth it to splurge on amazing invitations. It’s the first impression of your big day.

What It’s Like to Be a Ceci New York Bride:
Working with Ceci Johnson is like working with a designer that’s making you a gown for the Oscars! The couture designs make you feel luxurious, and they’re experts at giving you exactly what you want, down to the letter.

View Dory and Alex’s wedding invitations and photos in Our Muse
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V218: OUR MUSE – MODERN MANHATTAN WEDDING: DORY & ALEX, PART 3

Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, program, bridesmaids, orchid, pink, purple, mandarin oriental, bride, groom, aisle

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V218: CECI COLOR STORIES – CHARCOAL & BRIGHT ROSE WEDDING COLORS

Ceci Color Stories

Use this palette as a stepping stone toward creating your own dream event. Click on the color swatches to see how the colors come to life at a real event or discover more inspiring color stories now.

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V218: OUR MUSE – MODERN MANHATTAN WEDDING: DORY & ALEX, PART 4

Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid
Our Muse - Modern Manhattan Wedding - Be inspired by Dory & Alex's sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City - new york city, manhattan, ceci new york, escort cards, program, cake, pink, gray, columbus circle, bride, groom, menu, orchid


DORY & ALEX’S DREAM TEAM: Invitations: Ceci New York Photographer: Danny Weiss Videographer: Mandarin Oriental Planner: Classic Events Florist: Tantawan Bloom Catering: Mandarin Oriental Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Music: Generation Events Hair: Keri Berman & Co. Makeup: Keri Berman & Co. Dress: Ines Di Santo, Alita Graham for Kleinfeld Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff Bride Jewelry: Simon G. Rings: Tiffany & Co. Groom’s Cufflinks: Burberry Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo Grooms’s Tuxedo: Armani

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V218: DON’T MISS – A GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY’S LOCAL GEMS BY TEAM CECI

Don't Miss

A GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY’S LOCAL GEMS BY TEAM CECI

Team Ceci shares its favorite down-the-street spots – everything from restaurants and bars to parks and museums – all across New York City.

Our Local's Guide to New York City - Put these neighborhood gems on your list for your next visit to the Big Apple

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V218: GREAT ESCAPES – MANDARIN ORIENTAL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Great Escapes

Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York

Soaring above the city, Mandarin Oriental, New York enjoys an unbeatable setting in the midst of the action. Stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Hudson River, Central Park and Manhattan’s glittering skyline, while our sumptuous rooms and spacious suites offer the ultimate blend of style, comfort and luxury.

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V218: NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE – SOUTHERN CHIC

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Southern Chic - Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at former Bachelorette Emily Maynard’s romantic, down-home affair

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