April 25th, 2010
Take it from your everyday to your wedding day. Transform a classic bridal look with the accessories that speaks your personality. After all, today’s bride is as fashion forward, trendsetting and stylish as ever; your jewelry should be too.
Some hot trends we are seeing this season are brooches, cuffs, statement earrings and headbands!
Brooches are versatile and can be use as keepsake or be worn again after your wedding day. You can use the brooch to singe a sash, incorporate it in your hairstyle or simply be dazzled your dress.
Make a statement with just one piece. A cuff bracelet is bold enough to stand on its own. Choose either one very wide bracelet, or customize the look by layering and stacking two or three bangles. Whichever you decide, the effect will be red carpet ready.
Statement earrings can add shimmer and glamour to your look. From chandelier earrings to oversized studs, these pieces can draw attention to the face and not overpower you or your beautiful dress.
Headbands are my absolute favorites of the seaseon and one of the most popular bridal looks this year. This is the perfect chance to add more sparkle to your outfit and works great with any hair styles.
Here are some of my favorites from Malis Henderson and MEG Jewelry:
November 22nd, 2009
While strapless dresses are still favorable for most brides. We’re definitely seeing more interest in straps. As strapless dresses can leave a large swath of skin bare, sometimes adding straps on the shoulder and frame a girl’s face. Here are options for girls dare to be different and rock the dress with your style.
A classic lace dress. Beaded scoop neckline with jeweled detail from Pattis Bridal for a touch of elegance and Old Hollywood Glam!
Soft chiffon V-neck complemented with beautiful lace inserts by San Patrick
A sneak peak to Anjolique’s 2010 collection, coming soon!
Simply chic design from new designer Lis Simon based in Calgary! This dress has pockets too.
Delicate beaded halter gown featuring a sexy key hole back by Jasmine Bridal
July 12th, 2009
So you’ve finally found your perfect wedding dress. What’s next? To complete the final touch you would need the perfect veil to complement that perfect dress. The cage veil has definitely made it to the scene recently, with many brides looking for one. Before, the cage veil can be considered overdone and overstated but by selecting the right veil, they can be simple and work great with many various styles- Vintage glam, modern sophistication or simply sassy and fun. Classic cage veils are made with French netting which can be more dramatic; if you want a softer look, go with tulle. I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the Wendy Veil from Sara Gabriel. In fact, that was one of the reasons I brought in the line. Her designs are so modern with a twist of vintage and whimsy. You can also play up on the embellishments on the cage veil by adding bling such as rhinestones and crystals just like the Astyn Veil or the Louise Veil in Sara’s collection. As a general rule, if your gown is heavily beaded, you don’t want to overpower your gown by introducing more bling. Keep it clean and simple.
Don’t limit yourself to one look. I always tell my brides that they don’t want to have something covering their face for the entire night, so wear it again at the reception. You can simply twist the cage veil around and bunch it together and use it as a headpiece to create a second look.
July 4th, 2009
Who says you can’t wear your wedding shoes again. Many of my brides are staying away from the traditional white and ivory and striving for more. Imagine the possibilities to bring out your personality by introducing some bright colors walking down the aisle. I totally fell in love with the rich blue peep-toes in the recent issue of In Style Weddings. So chic and dramatic and something blue too!! I absolutely adore them. If blue is not your color, no worries. Think colorful hues such as fuschia, emerald green, grape or metallic. Dashes of brilliance in unexpected places will definitely ooh-and-aah your guests. Having trouble finding them? The good news is many of the bridal shoes are dye-able satin that can be dyed to any color you want, often they can be matched to a color swatch you supply. My recent find, which you can also find in our store are the Benjamin Walk dye-ables. They offer 120 colors, now you can be sure to find the color you love.