Hannibal Laguna Wedding Dresses

With a handle like Hannibal, you’ve got to do something pretty great with your life, or else you’ll get continuously sniggered at at dinner parties.  I think Hannibal is my first contender for the EuroVW crown.  VW standing for Vera Wang, as opposed to the car, which is fortunate, as otherwise this blog would have just gone sharply downhill (See the Vera Wang Wedding Dresses post).

So, Hannibal Laguna.  He’s got an annoying website, but forgiving him that, he’s got some lush dresses that have a certain Vera Wang flavour to them. He’s also got some suitably designery weird ones that I doubt any bride will ever wear, but that look pretty darn cool on the catwalk. Check out his various collections on his website.

Postscript: After being asked where you can buy Hannibal Laguna wedding dresses (he used to design for Pronovias, but doesn’t any more…), I called his sales line – apparently you can only buy them in Madrid. So if you want one, you’re going to have to make a special trip. I asked if they had any plans to sell in the UK, and the sales guy said “no, not at the moment…”

Hannibal Laguna

Vera Wang Wedding Dresses

I really really really like Vera Wang Wedding Dresses.  I’m not even really sure what it is about her style that appeals so much, especially because I’m suspicious that you need to be a small-breasted waif to look any good in her dresses, and “small-breasted” or a “waif” are words that will never be attached to my name. You’ll probably need to have a boob reduction to look any good in any of them, but hey, needs must, right?  Too bad if your hubbie complains on your wedding night – the point is, DAMN you looked great in your wedding dress!

Then there’s the added appeal that you can’t buy them in the UK (at least to my knowledge), and so, being human, it makes me want them more.

So I’m now on the hunt for a European version of Vera Wang.  Not because I’m ever likely to buy a Vera Wang gown, but because it’s a matter of principle – we, in this continent of fashion leadership, simply must have a VeraWangesque designer.  I’ll keep you posted if anybody shows up.

Vera Wang

Bridal Shoes for Wide Feet

I have fat feet because, well, both of my parents have fat feet.  While other women shop for shoes on their ‘fat’ days, I opt for other diversions, like handbags, or books, or looking longingly at shoes for the Slender Footed.

So imagine my pleasure when I discovered that Rainbow Shoes have come up with a special +Fit collection for us fat-footed sisters, which are apparently ferociously comfortable.  Finally!  Bridal shoes that don’t mean your toes are eternally threatening to turn gangrenous from lack of circulation.  Rainbow Shoes, we salute you.