Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Bridal Gowns: Watters Fall 2013

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Got a regal streak? Want to feel like a queen, princess, or very well dressed duchess on your big day? Behold the Watters Fall 2013 bridal collection, inspired by notions of royalty and aristocracy. With all manner of silhouettes of this sumptuous collection, there’s a gown for every blue-blooded (or throne-aspiring) gal. We’ve selected a handful of our faves for this here HWB post. To see this gorgeous Watters wedding gowns in person, be sure to make your appointment for Mia Bridal Couture’s upcoming Watters Fall 2013 trunk show, today through Saturday. Happy shopping, brides!

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Photos: Watters

Which one is your favorite? Leave your reply and let us–and your sister brides–know!

Fairytale Wedding Gowns by Claire Pettibone

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Fairytale fans, behold the Spring 2014 collection from the inimitable Claire Pettibone. The one-of-a-kind designer’s newest gowns are just as ethereal and garden-nymph-dreamy as ever, but the newly launched collection is just a wee bit more grown up—a little less boho and a little more chi-chi. You will, of course, find all the yummy details—lace straps, whimsical appliqué, sheer illusion netting, diaphanous layers, oodles of floral touches—that make a Claire Pettibone a Claire Pettibone. It’s no surprise that Pettibone’s mother and father were both professional artists who exposed her to galleries and museums at a young age—each and every one of her gowns is a unique work of art. Her designs haven’t quite made their way to Houston but word on the street is she’ll be available locally soon. Until then, you’ll have to head to ATX to get your own Pettibone. In the meantime, enjoy some of our top picks from the new collection!

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Photos: Claire Pettibone

Timeless Elegance: Anne Barge Spring 2014 Collection

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Talk about romance on the runway! Filled with luxurious lace appliqué and airy fabrics, designer Anne Barge’s new collection brings together the couture and architectural romance of the past to create this ever-so-dreamy collection. You’ll also see hints of sophisticated silhouettes inspired by Pierre Balmain’s Parisian design aesthetic. These gowns are perfect for the classic bride who longs for timeless elegance with a modern twist. Keep an eye out for their debut at Belle Mariée Bridal later this year.

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Photos: Anne Barge

Priscilla of Boston’s Jewel Collection

Friday, May 1st, 2009

It’s named for the object of many a girl’s affection, and rightly so. Priscilla of Boston’s brand-new Jewel collection is one to love, especially in today’s tight economic times. Designed by Kelly Faetanini, the spectacularly talented prodigy of Priscilla of Boston star designer Tracy Uomoleale, Jewel gowns have a fresh, youthful, yet still undeniably glamorous feel—all in the remarkably reasonable $1,650 – $2,950 price range. Affordability aside, these gowns have got it going on, big time. Silhouettes range from classic ball gowns to full A-lines, with exquisitely elegant details including beading, embroidery and lace. Faetanini takes much of her inspiration from her lifelong love of ballet, and that passion shows in touches like criss-crossed fabric (borrowed from ballet- slipper ribbons) and sparkling waistline embellishments. And it’s no surprise that these gowns have a custom feel, seeing as Faetanini got her start as a sales and design rep in a New York City bridal boutique, where she offered to redesign dresses to fit brides’ needs when standard fare just wasn’t up to snuff. One style has a crystal-encrusted and embroidered belt detail at ribcage height, and the delightful surprise of hidden pockets—so handy for hankies, lipstick and whatnot. Another features a gorgeous pleated bodice and embroidered flowers adorned by hand with rhinestones and crystals. Budget gown? Ha! What I like best about Jewel gowns is their balance of structure and softness. While all the gowns in the collection are unquestionably elegant, they have an ease of movement and earthy romanticism that sets my heart aflutter. Models have been sporting Jewel gowns with hair worn down, loose and a little tousled, and simple but striking makeup—perfection. To check out these gems for yourself, pop into Priscilla of Boston, where the very knowledgeable and helpful Victoria, Sandie and salon manager Veronica await your visit with bells—and jewels–on. Buy your Jewel gown during the week of May 21 – 25 and you’ll get 10% off the already affordable price.

(Photos courtesy Priscilla of Boston)