Villais http://www.villais.com/en Custom made bridal gowns on demand. Discover the 2016 bridal fashion that better fits you in this years’ collections. One bride, one dress. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:26:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://www.villais.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-512x512-favicon-villais-320x320.png Villais http://www.villais.com/en 32 32 GO FOR AN AUTUMNAL WEDDING! http://www.villais.com/en/go-for-an-autumnal-wedding/ http://www.villais.com/en/go-for-an-autumnal-wedding/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:20:28 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4871 Hi, girls!! It seems the cold is on its way, right? And since when has that been an obstacle when it comes to getting married? We have some advice to set you thinking and, you’ll see, soon you’ll be dying to throw yourself into autumn!   What should I wear? Yes, girls, I would wave […]

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Hi, girls!! It seems the cold is on its way, right?

And since when has that been an obstacle when it comes to getting married?

We have some advice to set you thinking and, you’ll see, soon you’ll be dying to throw yourself into autumn!

 

What should I wear?

Yes, girls, I would wave goodbye to the CALA collection which is better suited to the good weather (unless you’re from somewhere more temperate) and go for our VILLAIS, LOVE or COSMO CITY BRIDE collections.

As for the dress, I have three suggestions for you, depending on how daring you are:

1.- A long dress with a slight lace sleeve and, sure enough, you’ll look incredible!

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2.-  If you’re feeling somewhat daring, I would choose a dress with a beiger tone or even a pale pink. It’s ideal for this time of year!

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3.-  And… at the highest level… Only if you’re someone who’s as daring as they come… Get married in trousers or a jumpsuit! More and more celebrities are opting for this option and we think it’s spot on.

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What’s more, it’s a season in which it’s neither hot nor cold. These are the perfect climatic conditions for choosing the fabric which favours you the most.

 

Where should I hold it?

It’s autumn, let’s not be alarmed.

We can choose either a covered area or one that’s outside.

The key lies in finding a place that’s cosy. If you decide to get married outside, I would decorate the area with some torches or lanterns and choose somewhere a little sheltered. This way, I’m sure you’ll manage to give your big day that special touch that you’re looking for.

 

Do you see yourself getting married on a terrace with breath-taking views of the sea?

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And walking upon a blanket of dry leaves?

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Also, in both October and November the light is incredible for photographs, if you don’t believe it, take my word for it and tell me about it later!

 

Which accessories are fitting?

Starting with the bouquet, which is often the focus of everyone’s attention, dried flowers can give it a look which is both very autumnal and beautiful at the same time.

As for jewellery and other accessories:

If you decide on a white dress, I would go for brown, gold, burgundy, purple or blue tones which are perfect for this season.

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But, if you have taken a risk with the colour of your dress, then I would choose less striking tones such as pearls, whites or silvers.

Also, this time of the year lends itself splendidly to flowers in duller tones, which doesn’t make them any less beautiful, and many natural elements which, personally, I think are thrilling. Above all in flower wreaths (with ears of wheat, sunflowers or wild flowers).

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Still not convinced?

Put on some boots which are more comfortable and warm, give out soft pashminas to your guests (instead of the espadrilles that are always given in summer) and don’t skimp on expenses as it’s low seasons for weddings and you’ll save a lot of money.

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And that’s all, girls, if you’re up for it don’t forget to tell us everything: details, the chosen place, dress and experience… Happy Autumn!

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DETAILS MATTER: ACCESSORIES + TRENDS http://www.villais.com/en/details-matter-accessories-trends/ http://www.villais.com/en/details-matter-accessories-trends/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:19:00 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4805 Sometimes it’s easy to fall in love with a dress but when it comes down to the accessories be at a complete loss. Has it ever happened to you? Don’t fret. Let’s analyze all this season’s trends. Check it out and I hope it helps you! XXL earrings and a trendy necklace in order to […]

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Sometimes it’s easy to fall in love with a dress but when it comes down to the accessories be at a complete loss. Has it ever happened to you? Don’t fret.

Let’s analyze all this season’s trends.

Check it out and I hope it helps you!

XXL earrings and a trendy necklace in order to shine more than ever

Obviously I haven’t forgotten about wedding traditions: something used, something borrowed, something blue. These traditions are really lifesavers regarding jewelry. Trust me, the results are amazing.

Choose XXL blue baroque style earrings borrowed from your mother, grandmother or even your mother in law… It could be the key! This way you’ll add a personal and eye catching touch to your look. If you don’t want to wear something borrowed I recommend my favorite stores: ACUS, Tiahra, Aristocrazy or TOUS (ranked from cheaper to more expensive).

As necklaces go I wouldn’t take chokers out of the table since they have really made a mark at Dior, Chanel and Saint Laurent’s shows. I agree, it’s risky but if the choice is good it’ll look astonishing!

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All aboard the bralette train

Not everything that matters is at plain sight. You must be comfortable and the way to achieve that comfort is the perfect lingerie. Choose according to your dress’ neckline and look for items that adapt to it.

I personally love brallettes… So romantic! Brands like Women Secret and Urban Outfiters offer some good quality economic options. If you are looking for something more upscale Andrés Sardá or La Perla are your go to brands.

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Love your shoes

I know I’ve already told you this but the most crucial aspect is for you to be comfortable and enjoy your day. If you are not used to wearing heels it may be in your best interest to choose sandals or wedges (perfect with our CALA collection).

If you go for the heels I really love sandal style and thick heels. My fetish color is white but pastel or nude tones would look perfect while adding a beautiful touch to your look.

Needless to say I’d go for crystals, jewels and lace on the shoes. I really love those!

 

A very important “just in case”

Latest trends tell us that a jacket can be an essential piece of your wedding look. You heard well: more than the dress. How? It’s simple: a blazer!

You wouldn’t believe how this item can change a dress and in my opinion it’s perfect with overalls like this one from our colección LOVE or dresses with a lot of see through fabric.
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If you want to take it up a notch even more wear a stole, a bolero or a chal which are perfect for the occasion.

 

What about my hair?

I must say I saved best for last…

I’ve got to tell you a secret. I am a sucker for flower crowns (as I said before on this very blog). I really think they are ideal for all seasons. They have that natural and gorgeous essence we all look for on our wedding day.

They can be really simple if you don’t like to overdo it or be extravagant and spectacular if you prefer.

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But for a change… let me say that this season I’m in love with tiaras and headbands. Thay have so much personality to add to your dress they’ll make you look the exact gorgeous bride you set out to be. You can even achieve the Greek goddess look!

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In addition I really like turbans this season. Along a LOVE or CALA collection dress by Villais they allow you to get that boho-chic look you were looking for. But if a turban is a bit too much for you can get the same effect by using bobby pins and ornaments on a braid.

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Girls, I really hope you are now up to speed with the latest trends on accessories for your wedding look. They really are perfect for the VILLAIS collections.

 

Now it’s your turn to speak, which one is your favorite?

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Wedding at a Beach? Cala Colecction + Tips http://www.villais.com/en/wedding-at-beach-cala-colecction-tips/ http://www.villais.com/en/wedding-at-beach-cala-colecction-tips/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:21:36 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4775 Surely more than once you’ve thought about getting married at a beach. I love the idea. Such a magical place will add romance and nature to your union. Just think about it for a second: the sound of the waves, the smell of the sea, a vibrant sunset and the perfect temperature… and what about […]

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Surely more than once you’ve thought about getting married at a beach. I love the idea.

Such a magical place will add romance and nature to your union. Just think about it for a second: the sound of the waves, the smell of the sea, a vibrant sunset and the perfect temperature… and what about no heels? That way you can feel the touch of the sand on your feet.

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I want to give you some advice I consider to be key when it comes to a wedding beach

First you’ll need to set the time. In my opinion sunset is the ideal time. The right temperature, an intimate atmosphere and a great color pallette in the horizon for your wedding pictures.

Next is the infrastructure you’ll need: power, bathrooms, kitchen, catering, sound system…

Don’t forget to get the permit from the town hall on which the beach is. You may have to contact higher public offices depending how much space you want to use.

If yours is a civil wedding there won’t be any problems but if you choose a religious one you may find some resistance when it comes to taking the wedding out of the religious temple. Please take the tides into account!

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You could be thinking it’s too complicated. In that case there are restaurants and hotels that offer this service if you celebrate the feast with them. They will take care of the bureaucracy I mentioned before.  

And what about the dress??

Fear not. When I designed the Cala Collection I had all of you who want a beach wedding in mind.

Let me explain it. Wedding dresses for celebrations at the beach need to be lighter, fresh and relaxed. Thus we use light fabrics like tulle, silk and plain or embroidered mesh.

You can choose a short dress that will let you move freely and feel more comfortable. However I understand it’s difficult to say no to a classic long dress so I focused on those. The line that works better with these dresses is straight or empire although I love mermaid silhouettes adding elegance while remaining comfortable.

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Color? In this case I’d go for white since it’ll shine and highlight your tanned skin.

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I feel like it’s unnecessary to use heels with these dresses. A nice pair of sandals with a touch of jewelry will make you look astonishing. But if you can’t resist, a pair of esparto wedges are the perfect solution.

I almost forgot! The hairdo I’d choose would be an updo to avoid your hair to get tangled.  Add a floral touch to pin the updo and you will look gorgeous.

Are you in for a wedding at the beach?

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How can something as small as an engagement ring make us feel so unique? http://www.villais.com/en/how-can-something-as-small-as-an-engagement-ring-make-us-feel-so-unique/ http://www.villais.com/en/how-can-something-as-small-as-an-engagement-ring-make-us-feel-so-unique/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:17:55 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4743 Before the wedding we all eagerly look forward to that moment when the love of our live declares to us. A nervous boyfriend looking for a ring, your ring, the one that will bring the two of you together for life. Then, one day, time stands still. He takes a knee as a symbol of […]

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Before the wedding we all eagerly look forward to that moment when the love of our live declares to us. A nervous boyfriend looking for a ring, your ring, the one that will bring the two of you together for life. Then, one day, time stands still. He takes a knee as a symbol of his love and commitment and asks you to marry him. It’s magical!

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But when and where did we started using rings in proposals?

It may be hard to believe but this tradition goes back more than 500 years to the time Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave Mary Burgundy a golden ring with a diamond as a token of his love.

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The idea behind the diamond was for it to last in time, not because Marilyn Monroe said they were a girl’s best friend, but because they symbolize something indestructible and lasting. On top of that, rings are a circle because it’s the only shape with no beginning and no end, just like love!

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More facts on engagement rings?

The ring is placed on the third finger, where old civilizations believed the love vein (vena amoris) to be and headed towards the heart. As to which hand to use it’s more of a geographical custom. In the USA, Canada, England, France and Mexico they use the left hand whereas in India, Russia or Germany they use the right one.

If you thought February was the month with most proposals due to Valentine’s… you are far from right. December is actually the month with the most proposals. Could there be a better gift for that time of year? Maybe this year you’ll get the surprise you are longing for. Can you imagine?

Kisses and hugs.

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Goodbye bachelorette party! Hello Bridal Party! http://www.villais.com/en/goodbye-bachelorette-party-hello-bridal-party/ http://www.villais.com/en/goodbye-bachelorette-party-hello-bridal-party/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:46:49 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4716 How long until your wedding? Are you counting the days until that special one? Nerve wrecking, isn’t it? Worry not, there’s plenty of time ahead. Time, for example, to celebrate your bachelorette party… or not.   You don’t want the traditional bachelorette party? Not a fan of costumes and being the center of attention? Perfect! […]

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How long until your wedding? Are you counting the days until that special one? Nerve wrecking, isn’t it? Worry not, there’s plenty of time ahead. Time, for example, to celebrate your bachelorette party… or not.  

You don’t want the traditional bachelorette party? Not a fan of costumes and being the center of attention? Perfect! If you rather do something different, special with a reduced group of close friends, sisters and relatives here’s the best idea for you: a Bridal Party!

It’s a reunion with the closest people to you. An intimate celebration in a relaxed mood where you can enjoy a cocktail with the ones you love the most and know you better. They, your best friends and relatives will have presents selected just for you. They are the ones that know you best and can pick whatever it is you like need or crave. You’ll love them.

One of the keys to celebrating a Bridal Party is the venue. There’s a myriad of possibilities: from a greenhouse filled with your favorite flowers to a small cottage in the countryside, a cove on a remote island… Let your imagination fly!

Here are some ideas just for you…

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LOVE is simple, natural and fresh http://www.villais.com/en/love-is-simple-natural-and-fresh/ http://www.villais.com/en/love-is-simple-natural-and-fresh/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:06:23 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4549 I have a surprise for you! I’m happy to introduce our latest Villais dress collection. Its name is LOVE and it’s born as a complement to VILLAIS, COSMO City Bride and CALA. Why LOVE? Bridal fashion is an ever changing world. Experience has taught me that a lot of brides search for a more informal […]

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I have a surprise for you! I’m happy to introduce our latest Villais dress collection. Its name is LOVE and it’s born as a complement to VILLAIS, COSMO City Bride and CALA.

Why LOVE?

Bridal fashion is an ever changing world. Experience has taught me that a lot of brides search for a more informal style.

During the design process of the Villais dresses a different kind of bride came to my mind. One that celebrates one of the most special days of her life unlike others. I visualized an outdoors, smaller, family wedding… But with a bride that won’t give up wearing a dress. What would that dress be like? That’s where LOVE comes to help. It’s a collection of simple, natural, fresh, casual and (why not?) cheaper dresses.

For LOVE I focused on soft fabrics with lace and lighter embroideries (muslin, silk tulle, chiffon). All these fabrics create a more natural look. And they all share a feature: they all lack train.

Here’s a small sample of dresses from this collection that you’ll be able to see complete on our website very soon. I can’t wait to hear your comments. Hugs and kisses!

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What’s our grade for Interbride Düsseldorf Fair? A+ http://www.villais.com/en/whats-our-grade-for-interbride-dusseldorf-fair/ http://www.villais.com/en/whats-our-grade-for-interbride-dusseldorf-fair/#respond Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:47:40 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4538 I’m ecstatic! Our stay at INTERBRIDE International Fashion Fair Düsseldorf was a huge success in all fronts. We were in Düsseldorf from the 27th to the 30th of May. Do you know what our work at the fair consists in? It’s a showroom on which we unveil our latest collections to each client in an […]

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I’m ecstatic! Our stay at INTERBRIDE International Fashion Fair Düsseldorf was a huge success in all fronts.

We were in Düsseldorf from the 27th to the 30th of May. Do you know what our work at the fair consists in? It’s a showroom on which we unveil our latest collections to each client in an individual session. That way we are 100 percent with every person. They come and pick their favorite dresses. Our models wear them and show the clients the movement of the dress. Once the see the dresses in action the put in the orders for their boutiques.

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This year has been a huge success! Our sales have skyrocketed in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The latest collections for Villais, Cala and Cosmo City Bride received a warm welcome. I’m bursting with happiness! I enjoy thinking that at any place in the world a bride can pick one of my designs for her wedding dress. It’s a rare feeling. This increase in foreign sales adds to the increase in Spain where we also saw the figures rise. It all turned out perfectly.

In addition to that, the German TV program “Zwischen Tüll und Tränen” and the Swedish magazine “Brollöps” paid us a visit and got a glimpse of our work and efforts (I’ll tell you more about it in coming articles).

This is truly an insuperable beginning of June. I hope I can transmit some of this joy to you. Hugs and kisses! Be #CustomMade

Entrevista de la revista sueca “Brollöps” a Jose Antonio Villaverde

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Wedding Veils and How to Wear Them http://www.villais.com/en/wedding-veils-and-how-to-wear-them/ http://www.villais.com/en/wedding-veils-and-how-to-wear-them/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 13:49:12 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4519 Some brides choose not to wear a veil on their wedding day and wear a headdress or jewels instead. However if you have decided to wear one I’ve got some tips so you can choose the one that fits your look and dress better. Veils seemed like a thing of the past on their way […]

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Some brides choose not to wear a veil on their wedding day and wear a headdress or jewels instead. However if you have decided to wear one I’ve got some tips so you can choose the one that fits your look and dress better.

Veils seemed like a thing of the past on their way out of bridal fashion but as it usually happens… they are coming back!

Trends are a volatile thing that come and go. Today a good number of brides decide to bring back this traditional accessory that brings a special, romantic and mysterious touch to their look.

Brides include veils as a central part of their look although they tend not to cover their faces with it and just attach it to their hair or updo.

The range of options is significantly wide due to the different types of veils available:

– Simple, with decorations, lace edgings, natural silk, tulle…

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The possibilities don’t end there. The different ways a bride can wear the veil adds ever more options:

– Over or under their updo, over or under the headdress…

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A very important detail you must consider before you make a decision on your veil is that it must be perfectly integrated and matched with the colour of your dress and the pattern of the dress through lace edgings or embroideries.

I sincerely hope these tips help you pick the perfect veil for your look, style and dress. Don’t hesitate and ask if you have any further questions about veils. I’ll be glad to help.

Be #CustomMade

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A strong bet on flower headpieces http://www.villais.com/en/a-strong-bet-on-flower-headpieces/ http://www.villais.com/en/a-strong-bet-on-flower-headpieces/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:13:22 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4493 Bridal style has taken a 180 degree turn. These past weeks we’ve been posting several bridal gowns with flower headpieces on our social media profiles. This flower bouquet makes your dress look completely different and if you aim to be a bolder brode, it’ll add a boho chic style to your bridal look. The variety […]

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Bridal style has taken a 180 degree turn. These past weeks we’ve been posting several bridal gowns with flower headpieces on our social media profiles.

This flower bouquet makes your dress look completely different and if you aim to be a bolder brode, it’ll add a boho chic style to your bridal look.

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The variety of flowers makes everything possible. From the simpler pieces to the ones that combine different plants and flowers.

As for colour schemes:

  • Dusty tones are perfect for autumn weddings

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  • Spring and summer weddings ask for powerful bright colours with big and fresh flowers.

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Once you see the result it’s impossible to say no to this accessory. Are you willing to use it on your W-Day?

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Underskirt: A Must for Your Wedding Dress http://www.villais.com/en/underskirt-must-for-your-wedding-dress/ http://www.villais.com/en/underskirt-must-for-your-wedding-dress/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:51:30 +0000 http://www.villais.com/en/?p=4218 Most brides hesitate when it comes to wearing an underskirt with their dress. While it seems necessary with evasé or princess style dresses, is it so with more fit designs? Mermaid style dresses don’t always require the use of this accessory although it really depends on the type of fabric the dress is made of. […]

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Most brides hesitate when it comes to wearing an underskirt with their dress.

While it seems necessary with evasé or princess style dresses, is it so with more fit designs?

Mermaid style dresses don’t always require the use of this accessory although it really depends on the type of fabric the dress is made of. For example dresses made with silk lack fullness, drop a bit too much and adhere to your silhouette and will look way better if you wear an underskirt.  

 

An Underskirt for Each Dress

Other models, depending on the fullness you seek for your skirt, must be used with different types of underskirt:
– To achieve fullness use an underskirt with overlapped flounces. The effect you get with it can be seen on the following picture.

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– On the other hand if what you need is for your dress not to be too tight around your legs and hips, we suggest a underskirt with hoops on its outlines.

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– And if you decide to wear a short dress, go for a layered fabric underskirt to add movement to your skirt.

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Be #CustomMade

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