Posts Tagged ‘New York Bridal Market’

Posted by Kate. Filed under Announcements, Wedding Dress

Eek!  I’m here in New York, about to start a full day of traipsing around the city from runway to runway for the bi-annual bridal market.  I can’t wait to see and share it all with you. So here’s the deal, if you just-can’t-wait-another-minute to see the new collections, you’re in luck- Follow PW on Twitter and Pinterest and connect with us on Facebook for live coverage and regular updates.   Starting tomorrow I’ll also be recapping the top ten highlights of each day right here.  Ok.. off to the shows!  See you back around these parts tomorrow…


P.S. Before we move into Fall 2013, here’s a look back at one of our very favorite gowns from last season’s market:  a plum-hued beauty from Vera Wang.  (…which leaves me aching to know what kind of incredible she will come up with next…)


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

My second day in New York was chock full of amazing bridal fashion.  Here are the highlights from the day!

One.  Monique

I mean, really, need I say more?  Ok, I will.  The collection was, as always, romantic… exuding femininity … In Monique’s words, like a fantasy.  Enjoy it for yourself, we’ve posted the the FULL collection here.

Two. Peplums with Panache by Amsale

How fabulous are these peplum-embellished trumpet gowns by Amsale?!  Seeing a trend?  We think so.

Three.  Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 Maids

I can’t decide if I’m more in love with the super springy floral print or the delicate tulle wrapped dresses… both are crazy pretty.

Four. Amazing Laces from Christos

Gorgeous fabrics were a stand-out on the Christos runway.. chantilly and alencon laces… as well as a very unique trellis  point d’ espirit, as pictured at left.

Five. Romona Keveza’s Statement Dress

What might be more amazing than this bold red color, is all the pristinely folded origami flowers on the skirt.  Genius!

That’s it for now!  More to come… xoxo

(P.S. You can keep up with my live updates on twitter)


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NY Bridal Runway Top Ten: Day no. 3
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Are you ready for another top ten?  Hope so! There was a little rock n’ roll, avant garde luxury, English sophistication and tons more on the runways this past Sunday…  These were the highlights of our day:

no. 1

The Badgley Mischka Bridal presentation was super fun- featuring dresses that reminded us of the music scene of bygone eras. It was sexy V-necks, bold embellishments, and head-to-toe patterned fabrics that stole our hearts.

no. 2

A stop to see Carolina Herrera’s newest collection had us totally smitten with her couture details, details, details. From a sweet two-toned ballerina ballgown to these sophisticated sleeved beauties, straight up, the gowns are gorg.

no. 3

We were bewitched but never bewildered, when we enjoyed Vera’s avante garde presentation of her latest season of pristinely designed bridals. There was no white to be found on this runway, only sexy shades of nude and black.  You can catch the full collection right {here}.  (All dresses do come in ivory).

no. 4

This three-tiered stunner stole the show at Ulla Maija Couture.

no. 5

The Rivini presentation was utterly impressive.  We were particularly taken with these shades of blush and lilac.

no. 6

Sunday wasn’t complete without a stop at Amy Kuschel’s showroom, where we took in shapely silhouettes, heirloom laces, and her collection of sweet 40’s inspired bridal fashion.

no. 7

It was love at first sight when we saw Lela Rose’s lovely necklines.  Pure bridal perfection.

no. 8

At Ines di Santo, we took in high octane glamour.. We adore those chic, wavy, asymmetrical hairstyles…!

no. 9

When we think of perfect-fit gowns and simple, elegant silhouettes, Nicole Miller always comes to mind. We got the full preview of dresses just right for an ‘understated elegance’ type of bride or for cutting the cake!

no. 10

One of our last stops of the day was a visit with Sassi Holford.  She is such a dazzling English woman, and her designs parallel this with a style of English sophistication.

{All photos by Dan Lecca with the exception of Nicole Miller, Amy Kuschel, and Sassi Holford dress images}


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NY Bridal Runway Top Ten: Day no. 1
Posted by Kate. Filed under Bridesmaids, Wedding Dress

We’re in bustling NYC for the biggest bridal fashion event of the year: International Bridal Market!   Each day we’ll be rounding up the top ten sights and sounds from the marketplace.  Complete coverage of all of the collections are coming to you {here}. Here are the big hits for Friday, October 14th.. ~Enjoy!

no. 1

The first presentation of the morning was Theia: Fall 2012.  This season there was more structure and even more luxury than in the past.  Here- a cap-sleeved ball gown, a classic mini with a sheen, and a modern gown with wild silver brushstrokes.

no. 2

Douglas Hannant is always a favorite.  This one-sleeved stunner captured our attention and our hearts.

no. 3

An absolute highlight from the Noir by Lazaro runway was lace-embellished bridesmaid’s dresses!   The perfect juxtaposition of contemporary styling with classic fabrics gave us the warm and fuzzies.

no. 4

Our Friday morning was chock full of goodies… including a showing of the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 bridesmaid collection. Chiffon fabric alluded to the light and airy side of things.. and this moss pleated cocktail dress was a fave for us!  Monique also added two new colors for Fall- buttercup and french blue.

no. 5

Is the crimp looked back?   Douglas Hannant featured two crimped do’s.  A little retro, a little avant garde.. Either way, there were two Chantilly lace lovelies in the collection that made us swoon.

no. 6

We thought this Alencon lace mini/tulle overskirt combo from Tara Keely was an absolute knockout.  (And who wouldn’t love two looks for one?!)

no. 7

We made a stop at the Alfred Angelo runway show where we found beautiful new Royal Maidens from the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding collection and this ethereal empire waisted number from the classic Alfred collection…

no. 8

…But of course, the ‘Royal Blossoms’ really stole the show.

no. 9

Watching the Lazaro show was like falling in love over and over again.  Always dynamic and glamour-filled… here’s a peek at one intricately embellished beauty.

{All Photos Above by Dan Lecca}

no. 10

After that fashion extravaganza, a little R & R with a few very sweet and stylish bloggers was in order!  It was over to Dashing Diva for a mani and pedi party, hosted by  We caught up with KelleeLeilaCathy, Amanda, Emily & Joy (and Linus.. the sweetest baby ever), Anne-Marie, & Jackie.

whew.. and then we fell fast asleep..

more tomorrow!

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