Spring is slowly making its way on the east coast. We are still wearing winter jackets, scarves and turtlenecks. Mira Zwillinger’s new collection fits right in the climate. The Queen of Ice collection will give you goose bumps due to the stunning gowns, dramatic capes, 3D embroidery and silver metallic tulle. It was definitely freezing at the NY show. If you want to try these amazing gowns, Mark Ingram Atelier in New York is hosting a trunk show. Make sure you make an appointment.
LENNY: Strapless sweetheart gown with tulle over sparkle mesh and dégradé mirror paiete with Juliet cap tulle.
ENLY: Short strapless dress with tulle over sparkle mesh and dégradé mirror paiete.
HELENA: Strapless A-line gown with tulle over sparkle mesh and pearl beaded floral embroidery. Matching cape.
HAILLY: Strapless sweetheart modified A-Line gown embroidered with silver leaf and 3D lavender tinted floral appliqué. Matching fully embroidered capelet.
LUNA: Strapless crepe sheath with Swarovski trim and draped organza shoulder.
OLIANA: Strapless lame Mikado ball gown with 3D floral appliqué lame Mikado cape.
ZOE: Strapless sweetheart lame web sheath with vertical sequin beaded bodice and 3D floral appliqué. Matching capelet.
LAYA: Illusion neckline fully embroidered and sequined ball gown with silk organza detachable billowy cap sleeves.
DARA: V-neck sheath gown with 3D embroidered Chantilly lace over sparkle tulle.
SAKIE: Jumpsuit with vertical dégradé sequins.
SHORT SUIT: Scroll lace over sparkle mesh tulle shorts with matching jacket.
ALICE: Cocktail dress with fully beaded and embroidered floral details, fur trim. Matching short coat.
NIAM: Strapless sweetheart modified ball gown with lame web lace and 3D floral appliqué bodice. Matching capelet.
Happy New Year! May 2018 be the year of New Beginnings for the new brides and future brides.
I wanted to start the New Year showcasing a line that has the Golden Touch. Nurit Hen is an Israeli line that recently showcased a whimsical and fairy tale collection. The collection is just in time for all the brides who just recently became in engaged. Here are some ideas to tickle your fancy. Here are some stunning gowns…
For over 30 years, Amsale has been an icon for designs that are powerful in their simplicity. Drama, she believes, emerges when a single, striking detail—unexpected volume, juxtaposing lines, an oversized origami bow—is offset by a clean silhouette.
Staying true to our signature, this collection explores the impact of sculptural detail from subtle to high-drama, in five variations: shimmering jewel embellishments; eye-catching, asymmetrical draping; softly voluminous skirts; sumptuous, textured jacquard; and surprising, gestural organza appliques. Unmistakably Amsale in its visual balance, each gown merges one mesmerizing sculptural element with a classic silhouette.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to see a bride who I helped find her dream gown in 2016. It was such a joy as when you work with a bride you sometimes don’t see them anymore after their wedding day. Mrs. Maria Bachlittzanakis wore a gorgeous custom Stephen Yearik gown. What was great about this consultation, the bride expressed her vision and allowed our team to bring her vision to life. Please see images on Michelle on her special day. Mr and Mrs. Bachlitzanakis Congratulations to you and thank you for sharing your stunning gown with us.
Kelly Faetaninni is a designer who is not afraid to play around with color. That is why she is one of my favorite bridal designers. Brides today are going the non-traditional route and doing things with fresh ideas and color.
Faetaninni used hints of black balanced by touches of barely-there blush blend together to create this season’s Spring 2018 collection of “dark romance.” Inspired by Shakespeare and innocent feelings of seduction, This season brides will black lace, underlays, and feathers pair with whimsical floral details and corsetry seaming to highlight artistic elements in a truly wearable way. Ladies, you will see illusion laces and shimmering effects on fabrics to make your day sexy and full of sparkle. Check out some of the stunning gowns.
Miranda-Tulle A-Line Gown with Off the Shoulder Alencon Lace Neckline and Hem
PORTIA – Long Sleeve Black Chantilly Lace Fit to Flare with Silk Stretch Satin Skirt
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.
Many of the red carpet gowns are bridal inspiration for future brides as many watched the Golden Globes red carpet live on televesion. I always watch the couture looks to get ideas for bridesmaid gowns, brides who don’t want traditional wedding gowns and tailored looks for the groosmen. You will see some big bridal designers in the bridal industy grace the red carpet with gorgeous looks. Hope this inspires you while you searching for the dream gown or suit.
Hailee Steinfield in Vera Wang
Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham
Issa Rae in Christina Siriano- Issa is winning in the long sleeve sequin gown!
The ethereal collection is going to make all future brides dream come true. Mira Zwilinger uses the finest fabrics and materials sourced from Milan and Paris. She creates eye-catching couture collections without any compromise, each with their own story. The new collection “Whisper of Blossom ” showcases soft wedding gowns that will make you feel you are reading a fairy tale story.
Each handmade gowns have a delicate touch and I think this is the WOW factor many brides are looking for on their special day.
Runway: Photographer : Dan Lecca/ Anton Oparin
Photos Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger
NY Brides can purchase the gowns at Mark Ingram Atelier
The holidays are approaching and many of you will receive a proposal during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s weekend. If you are in your twenties, it will be you and your best friends as well.
I thought about writing this post when I had a interesting bridal consulting experience and wanted to get your ladies opinion. A bride makes an appointment to try on wedding gowns. I met her and she also introduces her friend and mentions ” Oh she will be trying gowns as well because she is engaged as well” I was ok with it as I thought maybe they both had different taste. The friend who is taggin along is liking everything the bride picks.
I am all about making the bride happy, I just didn’t agree with this. The bridal gown selection is the most important decision after finding the venue. You would want to look unique, spectacular and memorable. I wouldn’t want my friend wearing the same gown as me on their wedding day. This just does not feel right to me. I had to put a smile of my face but deep down inside I was upset for the bride who really didn’t care if her friend purchased the same gown.
Would you allow your best friend to buy the same wedding gown? Let me hear your thoughts on this.
Didn’t watch this movie but thought this was a great picture to describe the image in my head.