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Trend Snippet: Finale Dresses
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

After we’ve had the pleasure of seeing nearly every dress in a bridal designer’s new collection… there is always the anticipated finale dress.  Sometimes it’s highly climactic…. a statement dress…something a little different, more avant garde, a piece the designer takes particular pride in,  other times, there is a more subtle close to the show.  Here are eighteen finale dresses in every variety from this October’s New York bridal fashion week. We’ll let these dresses speak for themselves and you can be the judge.

Sweet Classics by 1. Badgley Mischka 2. Christos 3. Romona Keveza

Mermaid Stunners by 1. Ines di Santo 2. Lazaro 3. Jim Hjelm

Retro, Vintage & Mod by 1. Hayley Paige 2. Claire Pettibone 3. Amsale

Dramatics and color by 1. St. Pucchi 2. Anne Barge 3. Vera Wang

And of course, ever voluminous ballgowns by:

1. Alvina Valenta 2. Ulla Maija Couture 3. Rivini

4. Reem Acra 5. Monique Lhuillier 6. Yumi Katsura

So, tell us… which ones strike your fancy?

Have a fab December weekend friends!


{Photos by Dan Lecca}


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Trend Snippet: Beautiful Backs
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

During this season’s bridal week, we were continually awe-inspired by gowns with beautiful backs.  As the models traipsed back up the runway, our photographer captured the sophisticated details and unique styling.  As you’ll see, there is no formula to speak of… Although, we might give Kate Middleton a smidge of credit for inspiring the daring notion of a bit more coverage. And still, the low, low, back is always timeless and elegant. 

1. Reem Acra

2. Pnina Tornai

3. Claire Pettibone

4. Douglas Hannant

5. Lela Rose

6. Reem Acra

7. Alvina Valenta

8. Claire Pettibone

9. Pnina Tornai

10. Hayley Paige

Photos by Dan Lecca.

Happy Weekend!



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NY Bridal Runway Top Ten: Day no. 4
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

The last ‘top ten’ of bridal market has arrived… and let us just say, the final day was just as exciting as the first!  We’ve got tons more fashion coverage coming your way.. but here’s a re-cap of fabulosity before you get to weekending!

no. 1

As we’ve come to expect, the St. Pucchi show was positively regal and majestic.  Our favorite look from the runway was this simple satin mermaid dress with a wow coque feather jacket!

no. 2

Jim Hjelm’s bridesmaid dresses were some of the most lovely from the weekend.  Asymmetrical peplums, scrunched hemlines, and ruffled fabrics fit our fancy.

no. 3

While we’re on the topic of Jim Hjelm, this sequenced party dress is at the top of our wish list!

no. 4

The Angel Sanchez collection brought us back to a time of structured garments and wide ruffles.  We found the backs to be just as noteworthy as the fronts!

no. 5

Yumi Katsura was larger than life!  After you get over the runway shock of the statuesque headpiece, don’t forget to check out the amazing detail of this slim fit gown.

no. 6

Over at Anaïs, we luxuriated in the textured fabric and styling of these sweetheart-necklined gowns.

no. 7

The always exciting Pnina Tornai show had us thinking about streamlined silhouettes, modified A-lines, and va-va-voom ballgowns.  There were dresses for every coveted silhouette in this sexy and inspiring presentation.

no. 8

As much as we love sexy and exciting, the timeless, understated elegance of Alvina Valenta bridesmaids certainly caught our eye.  From a stunning two-piece in white and black, to a metallic lace cocktail dress and an accentuated folded bodice in deep chocolate.. these are dresses maids will love!

no. 9

The addition of designer Hayley Paige to the JLM family was a big announcement this season!  Hayley’s debut collection is one not to be missed.  In previewing, we took note of her super unique stying; the textured peplum and fringe looks totally won us over!

no. 10

…And to send you off into your weekend with grace and elegance, here’s a peek at the high fashion, yet utterly wearable Marchesa gowns.  For us, one of the top collections of the season.

{All Photos by Dan Lecca}

Happy Weekend!

x’s + o’s

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JLM Couture Fall 2011
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

The JLM Couture fashion show was filled with several stunning and totally wearable bridal looks.  We’ve featured our very favorites down below and {over here}.  See our top picks from Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Alvina Valenta, and Tara Keely!

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Photos courtesy of JLM Couture

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