LIHI HOD Fall 2018 Collection

Dreams do come true with Lihi Hod’s Fall collection. The Fall is around the corner and many brides are starting to search for their 2018 wedding gown.  Lihi Hod is a designer that must be on the list to see. Just in case you are coming to NY, check out Gabriella Bridal Salon for the latest looks.

Lihi Hod was born and raised in Tel Aviv, and fashion design has always been an integral part of her life. She draws her inspiration from all aspects of the fashion industry, as well as her own experience with leading fashion brands abroad. Upon graduation, Lihi was approached by legendary fashion designer John Galliano and worked with him in Paris at the fashion house, Dior. She specialized in developing the details of the haute couture department under the brand.

Lihi Hod bridal gowns are truly unique in their design, fabrics and silhouettes. Depth is created by combining layers of opaque and transparent fabrics such as silk chiffons and tulles with a variety of laces. Swarovski crystals, glass beads and gemstones are used in true couture techniques.  Her collection is unique, flattering for every shape,  and is created for the nonchalant bride looking for a glamorous feel.

If you are you looking for a gown that will make you think of love and happiness, this is the collection for you. Let us check out some of the dreamy silhouettes.

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Black Style File: Pantora Bridal

A couple of months ago, I had an opportunity to take a client to this amazing shop in Brooklyn.   Designer and owner Andrea Pitter is jewel in Brooklyn who is styling beautiful gowns for brides. If you are  looking for something different, Pantora Bridal is the place to   Andrea not only make bridal gown she makes beautiful flower girl dresses. The customer service was top-notch and Andrea personally greets you and cares about making your dream gown come to life.  Let us take a peek at some of the stunning gowns.

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https://www.pantorabridal.com

Gemy Maalouf Fall 2017 Collection

I love a designer who is not afraid to play around with bright colors and make gowns that look like a wedding gown. Going through images, it was so hard to pick favorites as I loved all the Gemy gowns from the Fall 2017 collections.  Gemy Maalouf draws her inspiration from the magic of colors and the harmony of textiles to weave collections that tell a story through every piece. Lost for words…you will have to see for yourself.

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Images Courtesy  of Gemy Maalouf

Gown of the Day -LURELLY

In New York, we are experience another heat weave. I feel for the Brides who are getting married in August. Please pick a dress that is light, flowy and easy to move around. Keep in mind you will be wearing the gown for 8-10 hours, so you have to stay beautiful and cool at the same time.

I found this awesome designer that is based in Los Angeles who makes beautiful wedding gowns that will be great for summer wedding. Luridly designs are suitable for every type of women She is young and fashion forward.

Here is something blue to wear on  your special day.

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Black Designers in the Bridal Industry

February is the month we celebrate Black History. In honor of celebrating black heritage and accomplishments, I will like to acknowledge all the great designers who are opening doors in the bridal industry. There are only a handful of  designers that we know that design bridal couture gowns. The bridal market is a lucrative business but yet we still do not see many designers of color. I believe fashion is not about race but about creativity and art.  Today, I will showcase the designers who are stepping out and showing the world that you too can make beautiful wedding gowns and make a bride’s dream come true. Today we celebrate you!

Amsale Aberra

Amsale Aberra is an Ethiopian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Her main field of design is in couture wedding gowns, and her flagship store is located on Madison Avenue in New York City. http://amsale.com

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Erica Angeline is a designer specializing in bridal gowns and hand crafted couture garments. Her salon is based in Phipps Plaza in  Atlanta, Georgia http://www.ericaangeline.com/

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Therez Fleetwood

With a background steeped in high fashion and World Couture glamour, Therez Fleetwood of TMF Couture designs exceptionally made and sharply edited apparel for the modern woman. Her focus on feminine silhouettes, intricate construction, and that perfect detail is evidenced in her signature hand-beaded dress and body-sculpting silhouettes

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Bryan K. Osburn

Chicago’s finest, started his career in 1993 designing under the name “Bryan K Osburn Collection”. He sold bridal gowns to high-end specialty boutiques throughout New York City, made custom designs for private clientele and designed for celebrities: Miss America (1994) Kenya Moore, Natalie Cole, Phyliss Hyman, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, opera singer Kathleen Battle, actresses Sheri Headley, (Coming to America,) Valerie Pittford (Half and Half), and Erica Alexander (The Cosby Show).

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Kevan Hall

In 2002, he launched his own signature, Kevan Hall Collection with a fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped streamlined silhouettes,

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Cassandra Bromfield

“Where Brooklyn At?” Brooklyn, NY designer specializes in Custom Designed Wedding Gowns and Social Occasion Dresses.  Her collection is one-of-a-kind pieces and simple yet elegant. Clients are women who want style, artistic flavor, and quality that is the Brooklyn way. http://www.cassandrabromfield.com/

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