If you’ve joined the ranks of admirers of the beautiful wedding dress worn by Mila Kunis in Ted, you officially have good taste. A gorgeously warm taupe/gold colour, her wedding gown was designed by the inimitable Monique Lhuillier – a designer whose work is so delicious, it gives you eye ache.
Dress image from Bauer Griffin.
Now oddly, the dress used is from a couple of seasons ago – called Amelie – and it’s not available anymore. 🙁 HOWEVER. Monique Lhuillier has many other gorgeous creations, some in a similar vein. Here are some other mermaid/fishtail concoctions from Monique Lhuillier that may just fit the bill.
Vera Wang’s 2012 Spring collection is notable not only for the fact that the wedding dresses are beautiful (well there’s a surprise – ha!), but also because they’re colourful. Colour has been a flirtation in past Vera Wang collections, but this collection is a full blown affair. Beautiful, non?
The Vera Wang Fall 2012 Collection is a much moodier matter altogether – titled ‘Witchcraft’, there is not a white dress in sight.
As an ardent admirer of anything Vera Wang, I’m somewhat predictably enamoured, but can imagine it’s not to everyone’s taste. I do love the wintery feeling in the Fall collection which contrasts with the more cheery, lighter tones of the Spring collection.
Vera Wang is a heavily influential figure in the wedding industry so I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see brides venturing away from white and ivory.
So, would you wear a black wedding dress??
*Photography of the Fall Collecion by Dan Lecca
Daniela from Sarah Jassir got in touch a few weeks ago about Sarah’s 2012 spring collections – I was immediately impressed, particularly with the wildly beautiful pink beaded gowns. Everything is cut exquisitely – the top left gown in the picture below is so stunning, I can feel rantiness threatening to spill over.
Sarah has worked for the likes of Amsale, Vera Wang, and Valentino – talent personified. To find out more, go to her website ».
Here’s a few of my favourites, but for more, see the gallery below:
Beyonce has released a song and video centered around a woman getting married, which is here:
She has two wedding dresses (this whole two dresses gambit is getting really popular), both of which are ok – the second one (a Vera Wang) is nicer than the first, of which I am not a fan at all – way too froofy for my taste. But the underwear from the first scenes – WOW. It’s from Agent Provocateur, and it’s called the Penelope Basque – guaranteed to please. 😉
One of the major fashion events on the bridal industry calender is the Barcelona Bridal Week, which was in mid May. And my goodness, there were some absolute stunners of dresses parading down the catwalks. I’ve put together some of my favourites from a few of the collections below – all images are copyright BARCELONA BRIDAL WEEK.
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Not a dress exactly…
I mentioned a while back that Alan Hannah had the most amazing outfit at the White Gallery which made everybody smile, and here it is finally. Isn’t it seriously seventies sensational?! I would LOVE to see an edgy bride wearing this.
Lea-Ann Belter – elegance, femininity and beautiful detailing delivered up on a platter of deliciously natural photography that just makes you feel good. Ahh.
If you’ve always hankered after Vera Wang but thought it was waay out of your budget ballpark, something MOST exciting happened at the beginning of the year – Vera Wang teamed up with David’s Bridal (the largest bridalwear retailer in the US, and by largest, I mean 300 stores and counting *gulp*) to create a diffusion line. And predictably, the dresses are beautiful.
Obviously there are also bridesmaid dresses by David’s Bridal, but specifically there are Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses! Oh yes indeedy, and they are so pretty they make your eyes ache. Beautiful lines, dramatic detailing… bliss.
Everything about this Amsale gown is delicious, from the richness of the colour through to the hand-pleated detailing on the skirt. Yum!
Update: I watched the final of Brothers and Sisters last night (can’t believe it’s the last one ever – *sob*), and watched Sarah get married in a tea length version of this very dress, which looked beautiful. Though I thought her veil looked a bit twitty.
I’m very excited to among the first to get my mitts on the photos of Alan Hannah‘s 2012 High Society collection – woot! There’s one other Alan Hannah wedding outfit that I’ll post about (maybe tomorrow) once I get my hands on the picture – it made me (and everybody else in the room) smile when the model arrived on the catwalk wearing it. Seriously awesome, but anyway, that will wait. Below are my four favourites from the newest collection. And I predict that the sheer poncho over a sleeveless gown will increasingly appear in lots of collections – so lovely!
Alan Hannah are now on Facebook and Twitter, so if you want to a sneak preview of the picture I want to post, go take a look. – Keren