Tag Archives: bridalwear

Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

8 Jun

Thanks to You and Your Wedding my eyes have been opened up to a brand spanking new store in London called Mirror Mirror Accessories Boutique.

So, you have finally found the perfect outfit for your big day, but now it is the daunting prospect of finding the perfect accessories to match. Well, let Mirror Mirror help. The have everything you could possibly desire, from shoes and veils, to gloves and bags (although, let’s face it, you won’t be needing a bag on your special day…what are bridesmaids for?!)

a large antique looking book shelf is filled with lots of pairs of wedding shoes in creams and whites and in front is a chair with a feather throw in front

As you can see from the image above the shoe wardrobe (wow!) is pretty spectacular. The stock over 40 styles of designer shoes from sandals to major stilettos.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no dedicated site at the moment, but definitely check out the Mirror Mirror bridalwear website here or drop by the store at: 54 Penton Street, London, N1 9QA. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-5:30pm, no appointment necessary.

Collection Overview – Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011

8 Jun

Wow, this beauty just dropped into my inbox courtesy of Brides Magazine and I had to share it with you. Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2011 bridal collection , and every piece is so beautiful and elegant. So, if you are looking for your wedding dress and need a little nudge in the right direction, this is definitely worth a look.

Every piece is feminine, glamorous, sexy and, well, fabulous! Here are my highlights from the collection…

The one above is great if you are feeling particularly inspired by Kate Middleton’s gorgeous wedding gown

Visit the Oscar de la Renta website here

 

Designer Spotlight on Johanna Johnson

1 Jun

Johanna Johnson is an Australian bridalwear designer, who has a penchant for designing beautiful dresses inspired by the 1930s, channelling old school glamour. Every dress is handcrafted in Sydney, Australia, using the finest fabrics and trims available. Every piece is created as an heirloom which can be passed down through generations. I think the fabulous dresses already look like timeless treasures which have been cherished over many decades, she manages to capture the essence of Art Deco opulence so beautifully.

Due to popular demand here in the UK, you can now purchase your treasure from Luellas Boudoir. Check the collection out online, or drop by the beautiful store in Wimbledon, London. You will not be disappointed!

Below are a pick of my current favourites available from Luellas Boudoir…

Vivenne dress – Reminiscent of the screen icon Vivienne Leigh. £5,400

Lottie gown – French embroidery lace over ivory silk satin. £5,800

And here are my picks of other items in her Templar collection…

And my top picks from her Trousseau collection…

P.S. You may have noticed the fairly hefty price tag, but I think it is worth it…

Summer 2011 Bridal Style Unwrapped

1 Jun

Wedding season is upon us, with couples up and down the country choosing to tie the knot with a summer wedding (fingers crossed for the sun!).

So, if you are planning to get married this summer and haven’t yet bought that all important wedding dress (or suit!) here are my pick of the top styles to opt for to be the centre of attention:

*POLKA DOTS

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Above: Dress by Christos


 

Polka dots can be used in a subtle way, as illustrated by the gorgeous, dainty dots on the Christos gown. Or, they can be blown up and used to create a more quirky dress, which I think is perfect of a beach wedding.

* GRECIAN GODDESS

Above: Dress by Coast

Above: Dress by Kenneth Pool

Be a Grecian goddess with a gorgeous slinky number. The styles look beautiful on all shapes and sizes, and are especially flattering on larger women and I think look great with a pregnancy bump. The softly draped fabric suits summer weddings perfectly.

* 1930s

Above: Dress by Isabel Zapardiez

Above: Dress by Johanna Johnson

The 1930s was a period of time where bias cut dresses were in abundance. In all honestly, the style of dresses, in the slinkiest of silks, suit svelte women as they cling to the body. If you have a back to be proud of, these styles will be perfect for you, as many 1930s influenced gowns have the low back detail. However, you don’t have to take the style literally, little details can be taken and utilised in more structured fabrics.

* EMBELLISHMENT

Above: Dress by Amanda Wakeley

Above: Dress by Jenny Packham

Embellishment is a great way to transform a plain and simple wedding gown into something more intricate and unique. It can be introduced in a way to suit you and your personality – you may want the embellishment to be isolated to one area, or perhaps you want it to cover the entire dress. These dresses have a lovely bohemian feel about them

* SUITS

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Above: Suit by Armani

Above: All-In-One Tuxedo by Alexander McQueen

If you are after something a little less conventional for your wedding day, how about a sharply tailored suit or all-in-one?  A chic suit is timeless and classic, and can be worn after your big day, if you so wish. If you are opting for a suit it is worth shelling out a bit to make sure it is beautifully cut, and tailored to you, that way you know that it will unbelievably flattering.