Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The theme was Belle Epoque at the San Francisco Ballet opening Wednesday night. Rolling out the red carpet for the cavalcade of couture, the most celebrated designer it seemed was Alexander McQueen living on through his art as social sceners paid him the ultimate tribute by wearing his most dramatic pieces. Above: Always nailing a grand entrance, Deepa Pakianathan does it again wearing a cocktail length dress and booties by the late McQueen. The skirt is extraordinary with gold painted feathers draped with silk screened fabric. Says Deepa, "The print is very special . . . it looks like a tapestry with angels . . ."
The ever elegant Yurie Pascarella in Alexander McQueen. A real tour de force in winter dressing . . .
Suzy Kellems Dominik in a gown by Alexander McQueen. The intricate gold shot embroidery and consistency of the pattern here is indeed a work of art.
Friday, January 28, 2011
French netting with silk handmade flower and scattered Swarowski crystals
Russian netting with roses, Swarovski crystals, and ribbon.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Oscar de la Renta could do this gala grand entrance maker with satin bows?
Reem Acra's classic bride is all dressed in embroidered tulle with a shrug added . . .
Vera Wang has worked some magic here making a scrumptious, walking bouquet out of silk organza.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Past royal brides the world over have been known for their one-off designer creations, exquisite tiaras, jewelry and heirloom laces brought out for the wedding celebration. Here are a few of my all time favs.
Here is Letizia, Princess of Asturias. She wore a gown by Spanish designer, Manuel Pertegaz. Letizia's gown was silk white with a silk veil. She wore the same diamond and platinum tiara Queen Sofia wore at her wedding to King Juan Carlos back in 1962.
This has to be one of the most simplistically beautiful gowns designed. Mette-Marit of Norway's gown was created by Norwegian Ove Harder Finseth. Traditional and state of the art all at once, this masterpiece is made up of hand-dyed heavy silk crêpe and silk tulle; it has a flared skirt and long train edged in tulle emulating waves in the sand.In a word . . . gorgeous.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Imagine a parade of pretty little girls ranging in age from 3-13 processing their way through a garden in delicate organzas. Although this line-up doesn’t fit the typical wedding, the ‘little girl’ trend is different and delightful. For those of you considering a ‘wee chic’ wedding, I hope these photos inspire you.
Monday, January 24, 2011
It all started with that red sash. My client Donna (above) wanted to experiment with picking up some color. How about you? Are your shoes going to be in hue? Believe me, even brides all dressed in white from veil to hem are opting for green, blue, red or yellow shoes under their gown. Actually I'm not certain this is a passing trend so much as tradition broken. White pumps and sandals with white gowns will always be with us. Now though, so will any shoe in any color that works under your gown . . .
Sunday, January 23, 2011
How beautifully these shades of pastel, mauve and rose blend together reminding us spring is going to be like a cool breeze upon us sooner than we know. Thank you Naomi Goodman of Enchanted Dream Weddings and Events Your boards are always like a short story of full of visual metaphor . . .
Saturday, January 22, 2011
What could be more apropos for a January Saturday than Coffee, tea and pastries? For me it's the little things in life that really make me enjoy it to the fullest. Thanks Naomi Goodman over at SMP Style Circle for this beautiful gift. Her blog, Enchanted Dream Weddings and Events is not to be missed if you're after a good dose of inspiration . . .