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Eugenia Couture 2014 Bridal Collection

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Simply gorgeous is how we’d describe the new 2014 bridal collection from the mother-daughter design team at Eugenia Couture. Starting with classic silhouettes, Eugenia Couture adds delicate bits of sparkle, diaphanous overlays and sheer-illusion touches, along with exquisite lace and sumptuous beading, for an array of wedding gowns that are just made (and made in the USA in a zero-waste process, at that!) for the modern bride. Though the closest you’ll find them to Houston is in Dallas, for NOW, we predict that demand for these beautiful wedding dresses will ensure that they find their way into a local salon soon enough. For now…feast your eyes!

Photos: Eugenia Couture

T. Carolyn Fashions’ Terrie Martin on How Chinese New Year Affects MOB & MOG Dress Shopping

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

T. Carolyn Fashions’ Terrie Martin on How Chinese New Year Affects MOB & MOG Dress Shopping

Photo: T. Carolyn Fashions

Your Thanksgiving dinner is still digesting, Christmas and New Year’s are looming on the horizon…and you have a wedding coming up. If you’re like most mothers-of-the-bride, you’re thinking, “Just let me get through the holidays, then I’ll start looking for my dress.” It sounds reasonable enough—after all, what are mothers always busy doing besides taking care of everyone else?

The problem is that there’s another holiday looming on the horizon that could put your mother-of-the-bride (or mother-of-the-groom) dress in jeopardy. I’m referring to Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year—officially the year of the horse—begins on Jan. 31 this year. I say begins, because unlike our single-day New Year’s celebration, Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days. Add to this the time spent making preparations for the holiday, and it can create  down-time of four to six weeks for Chinese factories, where the majority of special-occasion attire is crafted. This can easily turn a 14-week delivery into a 21-week delivery!

To put this into perspective, if you went shopping today and found a fabulous dress that you loved, and knew that it was the dress you wanted to walk down the aisle in—yes, mothers, you’re walking down the aisle, too—and the store had every size in stock but yours, you would be looking at a delivery date after Easter!

The takeaway is this: While your child’s spring or summer wedding may still seem very far away, know that by shopping now, during early December, you will have your pick of all of the best styles for those seasons. As an added bonus, you’ll really get to relax and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends knowing that your special dress is secured!

–Terrie Martin, T. Carolyn Fashions

For more expert MOB/MOG shopping advice, and to view the season’s most beautiful wedding-day and special-occasion styles, visit T. Carolyn Fashions.

T. Carolyn Fashions’ Terrie Martin on How Chinese New Year Affects MOB & MOG Dress Shopping

Photo: T. Carolyn Fashions

Della Giovanna’s Debut Fall 2014 Collection

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

If you’re that rock n’ roll, edgy gal who loves studs and leather, Della Giovanna’s 2014 fall collection is just for you. This fall bridal collection was inspired by Della Giovanna’s contemporary design background, and is definitely for the modern bride who wants to make a statement. This 2014 bridal collection includes not only gowns, but corset tops and skirts, and some pieces are versatile enough to bring into your everyday wardrobe–bonus! You’ll see various silhouettes with fun surprises like white leather, lace, studs and python skin. Don’t believe us? Check out these super cool, edgy wedding gowns for yourself!

Photos: Della Giovanna

A Fresh, New Mia Bridal Couture + A Fabulous Watters Trunk Show!

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Houston Bridal Salon

With its chic and welcoming River Oaks salon, and its reputation for gorgeous wedding gowns and highly personalized service, Mia Bridal Couture has long been a favorite among style-minded Houston brides searching for “the one.” And it just got even better. Sporting a fresh new logo, soon to be launching a new full-featured website, and now featuring design houses Enaura, Pronovias Atelier and Ysa Makino for the very first time, Mia Bridal Couture is taking bridal glamour to a whole new level.

And what better way to celebrate its sparkling new look than with a hot-off-the-New-York-bridal-market-runway TRUNK SHOW, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, showcasing the latest Fall 2014 looks from perennial bridal favorite Watters. Call 713.622.2022 now to book your appointment for a Thanksgiving-weekend date with these dazzling dresses…and give yourself something to be truly thankful for!

We’ll be showcasing Mia Bridal Couture all this week, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for a peek at stunning new gowns, upcoming Mia Bridal Couture events—and an exclusive Mia Bridal Couture interview with one of the most exciting new bridal designers on the planet.

And happy shopping, Houston bride!

Watters Bridal Gowns 2014

Photo: Watters

Winnie Couture 2014 Bridal Collection and Black Friday Sample Sale

Friday, November 15th, 2013

We are loving Winnie Couture’s Fall 2014 collection, and we know you will too once you see these GORG gowns. Known for their impeccable fit and curve-hugging silhouettes, Winnie’s gowns are, naturally, a Houston favorite. In the new collection, look for lots of lace, tulle and delicate (but dazzling) embellishments, along with some very demure and feminine draping–a rather new look for Winnie, and one that we utterly adore. To see Winnie’s magnificent gowns in person, make your appointment today to visit the Winnie Couture Houston Flagship Salon. And don’t miss out on the Winnie Couture Black Friday Sample Sale on Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring previous collection sample gowns at 40% to 80% off–AND 25% off brand-new gowns!!

Photos: Winnie Couture