October 27, 2010

After all is said and done..

The much awaited bridal fashion week has come and gone and it definitely lived up to expectations. The Highlights article gives a break down of the latest trends from fashion week which all revolved around texture, texture and more texture.. did I say texture?  Say hello to the interesting fabrics of the future of bridal fashion.  The latest gowns feature super size helpings of 3D embellishments similar in style to gowns already on the market today and yet bigger, better and bolder.

Below is a photo recap of the main trends from bridal fashion week

Trend #1: SEQUINS  These are the last thing you would expect to see on a wedding gown but sure enough,  the gowns below show that sequins and wedding gowns can get along mighty fine.

Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

Vera Wang  sequined skirt

Vera Wang

Angel Sanchez sequined side panel

Theia all over sequins

Trend #2: TEXTURE Raised, layered and ruched fabric appeared many times on the runway creating an interesting pattern effect that transforms the gowns from fashion pieces to stunning works of art. Such gowns photograph amazingly well up close as well as from a distance.

Vera Wang


Angel Sanchez

Trend #3: 3D FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS This is a continuing trend from last season, but the floral details have gone super size! 


Simone Carvalli


Trend #4: DOTTED FABRIC There is something ultra soft and feminine about this sheer dotted fabric, it may not appeal to every bride, but its definitely a favorite among the bridal designers for the upcoming season.



Priscilla of Boston

Priscilla of Boston 

Trend #4: PEARLS, PEARLS AND MORE PEARLS Nothing says class and sophistication like a string of pearls and the designers did not hold back. Some of their gowns were covered in strings of pearls and yet somehow managed to look lightweight and effortless

Priscilla of Boston all pearl bodice

Priscilla of Boston

Ines Di Santo all over pearl little white dress, pearl cuffs

Ines Di Santo string of pearls dropped waist

The conclusion of the matter is that bridal fashion week was fabulous as usual and has given me fresh material to drool over. 

Until next time my darlings.. xoxo

October 14, 2010

It's Bridal Fashion Week in two days! And here's a sneak peak at sketches

[In the order in which they appear: Watters, Angel Sanchez, Elizabeth Fillmore, Rivini, Jim Hjelm, Temperley London]

Bridal Fashion Week is here!! I feel giddy with excitement at the thought of it. In less than 48 hours I will be drooling over the latest collections by my favorite bridal designers. My latest article has all the  details of how to get front row seats to nine of the runway shows without even stepping out of the comfort of your home; thanks to live coverage offered by The Knot TV on Demand.

I will be posting pictures of gowns that stand out the most during the fashion weekend. One more great reason to thank God that the weekend is nearly here

October 13, 2010

The LONG and SHORT of it

[Gown information: In the order in which they appear- Romona Keveza L190, Oleg Cassini CT326, Amsale Aurora]

All brides want to be unique and different, and this is great, but being unique doesn't have to involve a  treasure hunt to find unusual ways of doing things. Not at all.. the most unique ideas are right before our very eyes but we miss them time and time again because we are trying too hard to find them. [Fashion rule 101 if you try too hard, you fail ] The hi-low hemline which was the focus of my examiner article this week,  is one that we are all familiar with even if we don't call it by that name. At one point or another I believe we've all owned a  hi-low skirt or dress with a slightly shorter hem in the front than the back which we thought was the height of fashion at that time, well its back and its better than ever. The hi-low hemline is turning into quite a hit on the bridal scene and its pretty obvious why. It is dramatic, it is sexy and its the best excuse to spend hours searching for the perfect wedding shoes, because unlike most wedding gowns the hi-low hemline really puts the shoes on display!

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