Thu Sep 20 16:35:50 EDT 2018
Ryan Lochte‘s wedding to former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid was an extravagant, lavish affair. From the venue to the flowers to the dress, everything was picture-perfect for the couple’s Palm Springs, California, nuptials, and that also extended to their rehearsal dinner too. Reid chose a custom jumpsuit from Rime Arodaky and we have details straight from the designer herself on this one-of-a-kind creation.
Before her big day, Reid wore an elegant white jumpsuit to the rehearsal featuring a sheer bodice with embellished cape and white pants (worn with ShoeDazzle pumps) that took three weeks to create.
“Kayla loved the Patsy jumpsuit as she thought it really fit her personality and body, however, she wanted to personalize it by changing the embroidered tulle on the jumpsuit to something more poetic,” Arodaky tells PEOPLE. “So we ended up using the same embroidered tulle that she absolutely loved from the Blair gown.”
Arodaky worked with Reid and after weeks of discussions and sketch validation, her dress was created at the atelier in Paris. “The team did a great job taking her exact measurements to create a unique jumpsuit that perfectly fits her,” says the designer.
In the end, Arodaky and Reid were both delighted in how the jumpsuit turned out. “Kayla is a gorgeous woman with an exciting life and we were happy she loved the look we created for her! It was modern and elegant all while exhibiting a lot of intricate details and embroideries.”
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Reid showed her appreciation of the design on Instagram, sharing photos of the jumpsuit from every angle and writing, “In love with my @rimearodaky custom jumpsuit! THANK YOU I love everything she creates! So chic, simple, and stunning!! ”
For the big day, Reid chose a Galia Lahav gown featuring an embroidered bodice, full tiered skirt and long veil. “I tried on so many dresses and I just fell in love with it,” Reid said. “I went to multiple places and I was like ‘I have to go back and try that on one more time! I can’t stop thinking about this dress.'”
Before the ceremony, Reid said she tried to show Lochte her dress but he had no interest. “I just want to be surprised,” Lochte said.
The newlyweds, who are parents to 15-month-old son Caiden Zane, already had a civil ceremony earlier this year and waited to plan their elaborate wedding until Caiden was old enough to be a part of it.
“We wanted Caiden to be old enough to walk down the aisle. One of our visions was to have him be able to be the ring bearer, so it’s perfect timing,” said Reid.
Thu Sep 20 16:33:48 EDT 2018
Tess Holliday has a new fan that she’d rather ditch.
The model, 33, snapped back after U.K. columnist Piers Morgan wrote an article criticizing her weight for the second time in just a few weeks.
Morgan later retweeted an article about her selfie, and said that it was “very sad.”
“She badly needs better friends, who are going to be more honest with her and explain she is dangerously overweight and should do something about it,” he said.
Holliday quickly came back at Morgan for the body shaming tweet.
“The last two weeks you’ve been obsessed with me,” she said. “Makes me feel like you’re almost into thicker girls and too afraid to admit it.”
And it was the second article and social media post from Morgan since the start of September. He previously criticized Holliday’s Cosmopolitan U.K. cover, saying that it glamorized obesity.
“This cover is just as dangerous and misguided as celebrating size zero models,” he said.
Speaking on Good Morning America, Holliday said that she wasn’t bothered by his words.
“Unlike Piers Morgan, I don’t need to troll people to stay relevant,” she said. “I get to have an awesome job and do what I love and hopefully change people’s lives.”
The mom of two said in the magazine that she loves her body more than ever.
“I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself,” she said. “I was a US size 16 to 18 my entire life before I had Rylee . I look back on those photos now and I don’t wish I was that size, but what I wish is that I loved myself 120 pounds ago.”
Thu Sep 20 16:29:51 EDT 2018
Celebrating the publication of Together: Our Community Cookbook at Kensington Palace, with Prince Harry and her mom, Doria Ragland, by her side, Meghan chose to wear some of her favorite designers for her debut as a royal host.
Opting for a three-quarter length cobalt blue coat from Canadian label Smythe over a cashmere bodysuit from Tuxe and a pleated skirt from her pal Misha Nonoo’s new Easy 8 collection, she finished off the look with a pair of black suede pumps from Sarah Flint.
“She looked fantastic — it was so demure and classy,” Tamar Daniel, founder of Tuxe, tells PEOPLE from her design studio in Philadelphia. Wearing the brand’s Renegrade bodysuit for the event, the Duchess “looked so comfortable, and this top in particular is a really nice snuggly top so I’m sure she felt good in it,” says Daniel. “I will definitely be copying this look myself!”
To mark the occasion, the ribbed cashmere sleeveless turtleneck bodysuit has been reduced from $462.50 to $300. “We are an all-woman team, so we love her values and everything she stands for and we are very proud,” says Daniel, adding that she herself was raised in London so feels extra pride in today’s royal appearance. “Of course, it drives sales and that’s cool, but it just feels really good to have someone like , who is such a great role model, championing the brand.”
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And of course, since the news broke, the Jerusalem-born designer has been dealing with the aftermath, otherwise known as the Meghan Markle Effect. “You really can’t compare it to anything else,” she says. “The website traffic goes nuts, buyers call, editors call — she really has a tremendous following!”
Meghan, who owns at least “four or five” of Tuxe’s luxury bodysuits, also wore the brand’s “Boss” bodysuit for her own wedding rehearsal at Windsor Castle back in May. (The $280 bodysuit blouse promptly sold out.)
“Meghan has that X-Factor,” says Daniel. “She is obviously very beautiful, but she also has an approachability about her, people can connect to her story in all sorts of ways — she’s a really admirable woman who is forging her own path in a brave way. We could not have asked for anyone better to be wearing our brand!”