Katerina Bocci 2011 Bridal collection

If you are looking for clothing that is unique, stylish, truly dazzling and also transcends time, thenKaterina Bocci is the designer for you. Katerina’s style evokes the romance of times past, elegance, and grace. Her handcrafted, tailor-madecreations have appeared in numerous modeling shows, theatre and television productions.

Alyne Bridal 2011 Spring Collection (II)

Alyne Bridal is a whole new style experience by Rivini that celebrates simple luxury and pure design. Alyne Bridal offers beautiful designer wedding dresses that feature feminine details and clean lines. Wedding dresses by Alyne Bridal channel the poised, polished essence of iconic style eras and allow a greater number of women to enjoy couture-like wedding dress creations. Strong fashion statements are made with wedding gowns by Alyne Bridal.

 

Shoes to kill and die for – ep 275

1. Anchor strong looks with classic pieces like Yves Saint Laurent’s black leather ballerina flats. Wear this square-toed pair from work to play with a shearling-trimmed coat and cropped pants.

2. Jimmy Choo gives its neutral ballerina flats a shot of exotic glamour with a nude snake-effect toe cap. Wear these patent-leather pumps to complement pared-back ladylike looks.

3. Go wild for these leopard-print calf hair flats by Tory Burch – they’re an easy-chic way to luxe up your look. Wear them with everything from simple separates to summer dresses.

FashionBride Interview with Natalie from Ava Madison

It’s always interesting to find out more about the background of your potential dress, that’s why I find it particularly fascinating talking to the people that make our dreams come true. That’s why I wanted to do an interview with Natalie, from Ava Madison, about the gowns she loves, the changeless of this business and her love for her clients. Read all about it below and don’t forget to check avamadison.com.au

 

1. When did you decided to become a designer and why did you find this domain interesting?
Michelle and I formed Ava Madison after we both found it difficult to source high quality, fashionable and ultra feminine dresses for our own bridesmaids. We both have a business background and this was a learning curve which has been exciting and challenging.

2. Talk us trough the first years of you work. Maybe you could tell us what did change in time? Are your designs different from the very beginning?
We have been retailing for almost 2 years and have continued to extend the range to cater for different body shapes and personalities. We have are continuously on the lookout for new fabrics that might appeal to our clientele and we listen to feedback from our clients and work to create necklines and detailing that can be transition from a bridal party setting and cocktail setting. It can be difficult to maintain a balance between evening wear that is made for just one person whilst also ensuring a garment will work well alongside different designs or colours.

3. Why should a bride-to-be choose one of your designs?
We are always amazed at how our dresses look so different on every bridal party. They come alive on the girls and we have carefully chosen styles that can be accessorised in a number of different ways to create various looks. Ava Madison dresses are made using high quality fabrics and are available in a wide range of contemporary colours.

4. Do tell us a bit more about your inspiration sources.
We are inspired by anything that we see that is ultra feminine from fabrics, prints, accessories and fashion trends and we combine these elements with classic silhouettes to create fun, feminine and elegant gowns.

5. Have you got any piece you’ve created and that has a very special meaning for you? Can you describe it or can show us a picture?
The Alexandra dress is very dear to me as it was the first garment that we created to flatter women with fuller busts and this was something I was passionate about doing as I can empathise with ladies that are looking for garments that celebrate the feminine physique in a tasteful manner.

6. From your point of view, how should a perfect bride look like?
A perfect bride should look as happy as she feels. She should choose a garment that not only compliments her figure but also celebrates her personality.

 

7. And tell us what would you give her and, maybe, other brands can’t.
The Ava Madison experience. We are passionate about what we do and we get to know our clients on a personal level.

8. Last but not least, do you have any advice for FashionBride readers?
Ensure that you leave enough time to plan each stage of the wedding. Bridesmaid dress shopping should start at least 6 months prior depending on when you require the dresses. Be flexible on colours and styles and work with your bridal party to choose dresses that they feel comfortable in.

Francesca Miranda 2011 Evening Spring Collection

After many years of custom making bridal gowns, Francesca Miranda launches her first complete bridal collection in New York showroom Group 868 Inc. on October of 2010. The collection was received with excellent acceptance in the US and Canadian markets.

Lilly Pulitzer 2011 Bridal Collection

It all started with a juice stand in Palm Beach 50 years ago. Lilly, a young New York Socialite, had just eloped with Peter Pulitzer and settled in Palm Beach. Looking for a fun hobby, Lilly decided to open a juice stand featuring local citrus. Her business was a hit, but all the squeezing made a mess of her clothes, so Lilly designed a dress to camouflage the stains. The result: A comfortable sleeveless shift made of bright, colorful printed cotton in pink, green, yellow and orange-the Classic Shift.

Justin Alexander Fall 2011 Bridal Collection (II)

Justin Alexander had a vision of affordable, couture bridal gowns that had an accent of glamour, drama and luxury. From this vision the Justin Alexander Wedding Dress Collection was created. Justin Alexander’s international design team pay close attention to detail, designing sophisticated bridal gowns for brides across Europe and North America.

Shoes to kill and die for – ep 274

1. Yves Saint Laurent’s leather ‘Tribute’ pumps are your ticket to instant sophistication. The chic toffee hue makes this pair elegant and versatile – go for all-out glamour and wear them with an animal-print dress and gold jewelry.

2. Jimmy Choo’s black lace and patent-leather pumps are the epitome of modern romance. A stunning scalloped edge makes these the perfect complement to clean-cut ladylike tailoring – slip them on with a midi-skirt for on-trend elegance.

3. Raise the glamour stakes in Yves Saint Laurent’s gold etched-leather ‘Tribtoo’ pumps. The exaggerated platform and super high heel make this statement pair a daring style – team with a scarlet dress and metallic clutch for cocktails.

Alvina Valenta 2011 Bridesmaids Fall Collection


Alvina Valenta gowns are known for their timeless elegance, sophistication and most especially their attention to detail. All of the dresses are finished by hand, as well as the beading and their signature hand rolled roses. Every hem is finished with lace right down to the petticoat hem!

Alyne Bridal 2011 Spring Collection

Alyne Bridal is a whole new style experience by Rivini that celebrates simple luxury and pure design. Alyne Bridal offers beautiful designer wedding dresses that feature feminine details and clean lines. Wedding dresses by Alyne Bridal channel the poised, polished essence of iconic style eras and allow a greater number of women to enjoy couture-like wedding dress creations. Strong fashion statements are made with wedding gowns by Alyne Bridal.