Archive for February, 2010
A seamstress since her early teens, Sophia grew up surrounded by fabrics, sewing machines and dress patterns. Her aunt, a talented dressmaker, handmade a majority of Sophia’s wardrobe and allowed Sophia to select her own fabrics.
Sophia considers this early exposure to dressmaking as the base of her informal education in fashion design. Sophia developed a strong foundation in made-to-measure design by crafting custom prom, bridesmaid’s dresses and bridal gowns in her teens. During college, Sophia challenged traditional sewing techniques and explored alternative methods of dressmaking.
Erin Cole Couture Bridal offers area exclusives on gowns by some of the most fashion-forward wedding designers. The international selection includes ravishing couture wedding dresses by Rivini, Judd Waddell, Jenny Packham, Nazzy’s Bridal and Romona Keveza to name a few. What’s more, Erin Cole Couture is the only place in Orange County you can find the ever-fabulous Vera Wang bridal collection!
And what better way to complement your glam gown than with Erin Cole’s own glittering accompaniments? Honored as Designer of the Year in the 2006 Bridal Couture Awards, Ms. Cole’s entire collection of veils, tiaras, hair pins and wedding jewelry is on display at this intimate boutique
EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Presented in a delicate dusty-pink mesh storage bag, Bloch’s off-white silk-satin ballerina flats are a luxurious style for a contemporary bride. Partner these chic shoes with a floor-sweeping gown and a delicate clutch for a graceful bridal entrance.
Step into summer in style with Valentino’s white leather sandals with flower decoration. Wear them with a baby-pink dress to look ultra feminine for a special occasion.
Bloch’s python-effect white leather ballerina flats are an irreverent choice for the modern-day bride. Wear them with a multi-layered cocktail dress and get ready to dance the night away!
Synonymous with a contemporary and glamorous approach to design, the Jenny Packham Bride collection incorporates luxurious and sensual fabrics with exceptional craftsmanship and individuality. Slim line and more traditional silhouettes in satins, chiffon, organza and tulle create the dramatic and eminently feminine designs for which Jenny Packham is celebrated.
Her beautiful gowns have recently earned her the title of “Hollywood Style Designer of the Year”. She recently designed Elizabeth Hurley’s wedding gown and the show-stopping red dress featured in the opening of James Bond: Casino Royal.
Elie Saab is taking a break from the out-and-out glamour of Hollywood movie sirens. This season, he got the memos about a softer romanticism and pale, washed-out colors—not quite the sweet-pea pastels others have been using, but dusty tints of bois de rose, mauve, celadon, and plenty of foundation-shade beiges. [via style.com]
Eve of Milady wedding gowns are created with all the grandeur and elegance a bride could possibly want. Best known for their amazing ball gowns, Eve of Milady does not disappoint with any of their beautiful creations.
The bodice on Eve of Milady couture wedding gowns are one of the crowing jewels; fitting like a dream and flattering always. Most Eves are created with their signature dropped waist which dips slightly at the small of the back giving the bride who wears it a remarkable and enviable shape.
VAL STEFANI was created out of the sunny shores of southern california and has been making waves ever since. VAL STEFANI has created an image that is synonymous with romance. They set out to create an experience that every bride dreams about, from the moment their gowns are put on.
Their gowns fulfill every bride’s fantasies from their incredible fit, to the highest quality fabrics, and hand sewn Swarovski crystal details. With each dress their goal is to give every bride a luxurious high fashion look at an affordable price.
For Spring, Marchesa’s reference was Madame Butterfly, which led in a straight line to the formal kimono wrapping of stiff satin gowns and flat, obi-esque folds. More obliquely, there was something of a set-design element to the very matte black and white dresses that almost looked as if they’d been cut out of paper. [via style.com]
RS Couture designs and makes fine quality bridal gowns. The creative genius behind RS Couture is fashion designer Renato Savi, with over 20 years’ experience in bridal fashions. The collections stand out for their elegant details and fine fabrics, creating a consistently sophisticated image of lightness and femininity.