Sunday, January 4, 2009

ALL THAT GLITTERS

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Lately gold has played center stage in weddings as well as on the runways. Gowns have either hints of it here and there or full silhouettes from head to toe, some going to the max in metallic lames and taffetas. So what is our fascination with gold? Is it yet another opportunity with which to break tradition in the bridal fashion arena? Perhaps. No longer just an evening or autumn tone, gold is showing up like first breath in Spring collections. The gown below says Spring from the bride's romantic hairstyle to her bouquet of trailing ivy.

Jim Hjelm
Belle Nouvelle Designs
The popularity of hair jewelry has to do with the focus lately on quality hairdressing. Brides are sporting shorter veils or no veils at all, opting instead for a gold hairstick like the one pictured above.
One of Amsale's trademarks is her full ballgown silhouette in Duchess satin. This ecru beauty has an iridescence hinting at gold; check out the way the fullness of the gown gives off a kind of sculpted quality.
K. Garner Designs

Christian Louboutin
What could be more appealing than a pair of Louboutin's in gold satin?
Amsale
A touch of gold was all this gown needed.
Showpony

You can go all over gold like the gowns below or break it up like the dress above, showing off two tones and textures for intrest.

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