Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2013’

Oct
25
Day Four: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part One}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Here we are coming to the end of our bridal week highlights; and after four (and just a little more) exhausting and exhilarating full-on days of bridal runway,  the final day was just as exciting as the first- including not one but two ombre beauts!

no. 1 Mark Zunino’s Blushers

As a follow up to his bridal debut, Mark Zunino revealed his newest Kleinfeld’s-Exclusive collection including a handful of pretty numbers with blush tones and luxe embellishments (check out the lace, crystal beading and ombre shading below)!  For two seasons straight I’ve been glued to his gowns… I think bigger than big things are coming for Mark Zunino in the world of bridal.

no. 2 Violet Ombre at Kelly Faetanini

We’ve seen a few bridal designers now, do the oh-so-subtle ombre thing, but Kelly Faetanini unleashed an ombre look in all it’s glory, in gradient shades of violet feathers.   I don’t use the term jaw-dropping too often.. but this one was a definite wow in my book! 

no. 3 Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

Oscar de la Renta showed a small collection of classic couture this season… and I loved this one because those ruffles, tiers, and trim are so fabulous and so Oscar!

no. 4 Incredible Accessories

My time in NY wasn’t complete without a look at some gorgeous accessories.  When I stopped over at Jennifer Behr’s showroom, it was like eat your heart out.  Thank you very much, I will.  Aren’t these new pieces from her 2013 collection just lovely in all the best ways?

no. 5 Pnina’s Lavish Romance

Sitting at the Pnina Tornai show makes me giddy with excitement.  Because I know what’s coming is going to be lavishly romantic and over-the-top beautiful.  Like expected, she delivered.  I think this shot says it all….


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Oct
23
Day Three: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part Two}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

{Continue from Part One}

no. 6 Austin Scarlett’s Bridal Debut

There were two moments of the entire weekend that really blew me away.  The first was the Monique finale. The second was at Austin Scarlett’s runway presentation.  The collection?  Truly beautiful, I was enchanted by his use of rich silks, printed fabrics, and pastel hues as shown below.  The moment that really gave me chills, though, was when he walked the runway at the very end.  He’s just sweet and lovely as can be.  It was momentous really… an up and coming designer making a splash.  It was not only a highlight of day three, but of the entire weekend.  

no. 7 Marveling Over Maggie

Always a bride’s favorite,  Maggie Sottero revealed several crowd-pleasers this season including a platinum ruffle gown and other glam silhouettes with out-of-this-world adornments. 

no. 8 Innovative Embellishments

Nobody is an innovator of embellishments like Badgley Mischka.  It’s always a true joy to pop in and see what these two design genius’ reveal!  I’m especially crushing on this raw-edged organza rosette bodice and the sheer, crystal-embellished gloves. 

no. 9 Birnbaum & Bullock’s  Sequence Pantsuit

I’m always in the mood for something on-the-fringe, so I was wide-eyed and pleasantly surprised when a model in this hot little pantsuit number strutted down the runway over at Birnbaum & Bullock.  Trés chic! 

no. 10  Wild & Yumi

Speaking of on-the-fringe, we wouldn’t expect anything less than a walk on the wild side over at Yumi Katsura. The presentation was unforgettable, featuring this bold red spaghetti strap gown in sustainable lace and ultra-retro, larger-than-life side bow.

{See the Highlights from Day One}

{See the Highlights from Day Two}


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Oct
19
Day Two: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part Two}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

{Continued from Part One}

no. 6 A Love Letter to New York

It was crisp, clean lines and ‘pure, archetypal shapes’ at Amsale’s presentation of her American Metropolitan-inspired collection.  Dress design, ‘distilled to its essence’ couldn’t be more exquisite, agreed?1

no. 7  Print Obsession

I’m totally, utterly, and completely in love with these silk chiffon print dresses by Amsale… They are feminine and floaty all the while perfectly modern and chic.  I can’t get enough!

no. 8 Crystallized Beauty

If you’ve never gotten up close and personal with a Rivini gown, I’d run (not walk) to the nearest retailer that offers this line.  These are the kind of dresses that move like water and glisten like stars… For Fall 2013, designer Rita Vinieres worked with translucent layers and crystal embellishments to design a collection that ‘…feels like a snowflakes on ice… fragile and unique…’  The fronts (and the backs) of these dresses are equally incredible.

no. 9 Siren Silhouettes

Good golly these Kenneth Pool gowns are gorgeous.  Designer, Amsale Aberra, kicked up the thermostat a few notches with silhouettes inspired by passion, drama, and seductive glamour.  It was a delightful contrast to the tailored look of her namesake collection, something for every bride!

no. 10 Platinum Perfection

Day two wasn’t complete without a stop at Watters!  Since just about everything in my closet is grey (sort of kidding), I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for this platinum mermaid fit gown and ‘gilded’ gemstone veil.

{See the Highlights from Day One}


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Oct
18
Day Two: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part One}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Day two in New York was chock full of incredible shows… it’s feels impossible to pick just ten of the highlights.  Alas, it must be done… my job, sometimes, is incredibly difficult ♥

no. 1 Sheer Beauty + Pleated Tulle

Reem Acra’s presentation was one of my absolute favorites of the weekend.  Featuring edgy, embroidered illusion gowns and innovative pleated veils, it was one stunner after another on the runway. 

no. 2 Gone Green Couture

This season, Romona Keveza gave going green a whole new meaning. Her couture evening gowns were featured in pastel, lime, and shades of apple and she even pushed the envelope with a fresh mint bridal ballgown!

no. 3 Claire’s Paradise

Oh Claire, how I love you and your gorgeous gowns… For Fall 2013, the celebrated Claire Pettibone unveiled a collection of earthly delights made for the modern goddess.  Spending an hour in Claire’s Garden of Eden was, without a doubt, a highlight of the weekend! 

no. 4 Reveling in Romantic Luxury at St. Pucchi

Luxe laces, ostrich feather embellishments, and vertical pleating elements had me reveling in romance during my stop at St. Pucchi.  Here are three favorites from the new collection by designer Rani Totman.

no. 5 Awe-Inspired at Monique

There was one moment during the entire weekend that absolutely took my breath away… it was in the last minutes of Monique Lhuillier’s fairytale runway show.   Over a dozen models lined up in the new gowns…dream dresses of silk, lace and tulle in Monique’s signature feminine style.  The collection, the ambiance… everything was pure magic!

Stay Tuned for Part Two…

{See Highlights from Day One}

Photos by Dan Lecca

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