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Day Four: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part Two}
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{Continued from Part One}

no. 6 Stopping by Sarah Seven

If I’ve never mentioned how much I adore Sarah Seven.. well… let it be known.  She is adorable.  Her new collection?  Equally so.  She’s a fellow PNW-er (Pacific North Westerner) so, needless to say, I have an affinity for her relaxed, cas-glam vibe. A stop by her showroom was a total treat!  Here are four new looks- a delightful play of  metallic laces, spun gold, and sequenced tulle.

no. 7 Australian Chic from Amanda Garret

While in NY, I had the great pleasure of being introduced to the minimalistic, yet incredibly stunning looks from Sydney-based designer Amanda Garret.  The mini sequence dress below was my very favorite from the collection.. It’s take-your-breath-away beautiful…

no. 8 Sareh Nouri New York

Meeting talented new designers is one of my favorite things about market.  I’m as all over the up-and-coming as I am the seasoned genius’ behind the established, tried-and-true labels.   Basically, fresh fashion creativity in all its forms is fab in my book.  Which brings me to introduce a snippet from the newly launched Sareh Nouri New York collection!  I love the romantic styling and textured skirts on these two pretties:

no. 9 Rafael Cennamo’s Stunners

Some collections are light, airy and take your breath away.  And some collections are drop. dead. gorgeous.  I’d put Rafael Cennamo’s couture designs in that category.  When I’m face to ‘face’ withe these beauts, I can’t help but pour over the incredible construction and immaculate embellishments.  Is it possible to have an aura of couture?  If so, these gowns have it!  Rafael rounded this season’s collection out with both chic, slim-fit styles and beautiful ball gowns.

no. 10 Embracing Mother Nature

When this glowing mama walked the runway at Pnina Tornai, first I noticed how totally lovely she looked in the soft pink gown.  Then of course, my mind ran wild with curiosity!  During the post-show, I caught up briefly with Jenette Kruszka- the PR Director for Kleinfeld, where the gowns are sold, and she gave me the scoop.  This gorgeous model walks for Pnina every season, and this season she happened to be pregnant.  Pnina was inspired to design a gown just for her so she could walk in the show.  Sooo sweet ♥

Well that’s a wrap, my fashion-frenzied friends.  Our highlights/re-caps from the long weekend are complete AND I still have so. much. more to share.  Stay tuned for trends and more juicy fashion from the runway in our weekly ‘Fashion Friday’ segment, and in the meantime, pour over the full collections here.



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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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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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