Posts Tagged ‘Lazaro’

Jul
19
Fashion Friday: 5 Supremely Flattering Necklines
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Bridal Fashion, Bridal Market Spring 2014, Wedding Dress

After polling on Facebook and Twitter, the answer is clear: when it comes to wedding gowns, PW brides place more emphasis on the neckline than the skirt. It makes sense, too—while we’re all about a gorgeous gown, at the end of the day it’s more important that you look gorgeous in it! And the best way to do that is with pretty details up top that draw attention to your face. Here, we’ve rounded up 5 of the most flattering necklines we know, all with examples from the latest runway collections. Enjoy!

1. High Neck Halter

Sophisticated brides, take note—high neck halters are an elegant way way to highlight sculpted shoulders and firm upper arms. The gathering of fabric at the neck also leads people’s eyes straight to your smile. Gowns (left to right): Lazaro and Temperely London.

2. Deep V 

The plunging V is a great look for lither ladies who want to show off great posture and beautiful clavicle bones. We love this sexy statement for smaller-chested brides—just remember the double-sided tape! Or opt for a gown with mesh netting to hold everything in place, like the Berta gown on the right. Gowns: Anne Barge and Berta.

3. Illusion V

The Illusion V is a beautiful compromise for brides who want the support of straps but the bareness of a bustier/sweetheart gown.  Lace, appliques, and other details draw eyes upwards, while the plunge discretely creates a bit of cleavage. Gowns: Christos and Tara Keely. Read the rest of this entry »


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Nov
05
Part One: Love Poetry Photoshoot with Erich McVey Photography + Petalos
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

I have a love affair with poetry… the kind that is timeless, enduring, and speaks to the heart like nothing else.  In the early planning stages of this exclusive PW styled shoot, it occurred to me that there is nothing more romantic (and for me, more meaningful) than love poetry.  I wanted to share something utterly dream-filled with a contemporary approach on classic style.  I sought out the wildly talented Erich McVey and Stephanie Major of Petalos- who poured over every detail to help me bring the vision to life.  And thus, this exquisite spread of photos came forth.   Enjoy reveling in all of this romance, romance, romance… 

We chose The Historic Deepwood Estate for its classic ambiance, light-filled rooms, and breathtaking landscape.  A warm, rich palette of crimson, pink, amber, peach, and gold hues set an inviting tone with stunning contrast.  Above, our bride model Nicole poses in a soft peach Jim Hjelm gown.

The first vignette was set in the courtyard, amongst lush forest and arching topiaries.  Nicole was the epitome of fairytale romance in a soft sherbet Lazaro ballgown and loose, wavy locks styled by Christine Shields.  Kamyar, our groom model, looked incredibly dapper in black tie finery from Este’s Mens in Portland.

On the bouquet: ‘I went with a crescent design which allows for an organic shape.  It is composed of an assortment of roses, stock, pepper berries, and chocolate cosmos.  To bring a modern textural quality I also included mink protea and cockcomb.’ ~Petalos

Braided velvet ribbon by Midori was used on the handle.

After falling completely in love with Neither Snow’s calligraphies, I asked Mara to infuse our collaboration with the written word…. and she did so, so beautifully.  Her one-of-a-kind calligraphy danced across the fabric ceremony backdrop, the vows, and more… 

On a day when the wind is perfect,

the sail just needs to open

and the love starts.

 

Today is such

a day.

~Rumi, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God

There is more loveliness to bask in; be sure to head over to the photo gallery to see the full photoshoot. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing all of the delicious details from the reception right here…. xoxo

Photos by Erich McVey Photography

Design and Florals by Petalos

Calligraphy and Ceremony Backdrop by Neither Snow

Hair and Make-Up Styling by Christine Shields

Venue: Historic Deepwood Estate

Lace Mermaid Gown by Jim Hjelm; Sherbet Ball Gown by Lazaro

Groom’s Attire by Este’s Mens

Tiara by Twigs and Honey via The English Department

Ribbon by Midori

Models: Nicole and Kamyar from Option Models & Media

Gold Chiavari Chair Rental by West Coast Event Production

Marble Table Rental by Peter Corvallis

Creative Direction by Katelin Gallagher

 

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Oct
16
Day One: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part Two}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

{Continued from Part One}

no. 6 A Play of Fabric + Texture

At the always-anticipated Douglas Hannant show, we saw a rich play of fabric and textured details.  Below: A stunning cream moiré mermaid gown with embroidered and beaded bodice and sleeves

no. 7 Ballgowns Done Beautifully by Lazaro

This season there were dozens and dozens of ballgowns featured on the runway, but Lazaro’s full-skirted beauties are always like a dream…layers of tulle straight from a fantasy…

no. 8 Runway Trend: Sheer

Haley Paige pushed the envelope this market with two very transparent, made-for-the-runway looks.  They received quite the response, and, at the end of the presentation, Haley was wildly applauded for her artistry.

no. 9 Blooming Elegance

As if the Marchesa collection could get any more gorgeous, the cascade of luscious, oversized blooms catapults this gown right into our top ten!

no. 10 Bridesmaids Go Bold

Last but not least, I love the bold hues I’m seing for bridesmaids!  Here are four looks from the JLM Runway- the final show of day one.

Hankering for more fashion?  Stay tuned for three more days of recaps and check out the full collections that will be appearing here.


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Aug
17
Fashion Friday: Five Dresses for Fall
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

It’s hard to believe, but autumn is just around the corner… I can already feel the buzz of back-to-school…the joys of late summer produce… and the richness of dahlias blooming.  While it’s not quite time to pull out the cable knits, here are five fall wedding dresses that are the epitome of elegance and beauty.  An added strap here and there… a touch of a sleeve… the luxury of fine fabric: all bridal elements that add to the exquisiteness of autumn formalwear.

no. 1 Lazaro

no. 2 Douglas Hannant

no. 3 Temperley London

no. 4 Ines Di Santo

no. 5 Alvina Valenta

That’s really just a peek though… here are thirty fabulous fall dresses that I’ve hand-picked from the 2013 collections.

Happy Weekend

xo

 

 

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