I am so happy to see that Jenny Packham’s latest collection was kept within the vintage vein that has made her so popular. These gowns are for the ultimate retro glamourpuss that wants to take a step back into yesteryear. What I especially love is that the collection in so varied, from short, flirty cocktail numbers to demure dresses complete with sleeves that don’t look at all dowdy or frumpy. Although the hemlines vary, all of Packham’s dresses have one thing in common: a healthy dose of bling.
The blogosphere exploded with praise for St. Pucchi’s latest collection. Although I’m a little late to the party, I can definitely appreciate why it has received such rave reviews. Each gown is a work of art in its own right, complete with intricate beading all over. This is for the bride looking to make a dramatic entrance, although “dramatic” doesn’t even begin to describe the impact these gowns make.
For you fantasy-gown seekers: seek no more.
Katerina Bocci’s latest collection is purely a dream. Huge ball gowns, crystals galore and ruffles, ruffles, ruffles makes these gowns equal parts ethereal and glamorous. This is for the brides who want to look like an ice queen for a day.
With a few gorgeous exceptions, the latest looks from Kevan Hall were body-conscious sheaths that incorporated a variety of lovely textures while maintaining a body-conscious silhouette. Despite-or maybe due to-their overall simplicity, a sense of glamour came through in each one. I especially loved this sweetheart sheath that took draping and ruching past practicality into sincerely sexy.
“Texture” is what comes to mind when I look at the new Sarantina by Sarah Jassir collection, as Jassir used a wide variety of such in each piece. Everything from pleating to ruching, appliqués to three-dimensional flourishes came into play. As for my favorite: this sheath with a black, hand-painted garland across the bodice and the hemline accented with a black ribbon sash punctuated by a fascinator is equal parts simple and avant-garde.
It’s that time again!
Wedding gown designers from all over are now sending their best and brightest bridal designs down the runway. Stay tuned to see which collections I deem aisle-worthy.
In all honesty, the women of India wear saris for many special occasions in a wide variety of colors. However, nothing is as regal as the wedding sari. Is bright red hue and gold embroidery symbolize the joy and celebration of the wedding day. Coupled with the mountains of gold jewelry the bride dons, including the all-important tikka, the wedding sari is truly a regal sight to see and a beautiful way to honor the Indian culture.