Wedding Dress Trend | Black Accents

I’ve recently seen the Justin Alexander black bridal jacket (see below) on a catwalk, and it was seriously stunning – it billowed behind the model as she strutted her stuff and had strong Victorian heroine romantic overtones. There’s something about the contrast between black and white that is seriously dramatic. Since seeing that jacket, I’ve noticed that black accents seem to be popping up all over the place in bridal fashion, and features heavily in Queen of Couture Vera Wang’s latest collections. I was originally a little ambivalent about it, but actually, I’ve been won over. Black accents officially rock!

From left to right:

Vera Wang, Madeline Isaac James, Art Couture Bridal

Enzoani, Justin Alexander, Amanda Wakeley

The National Wedding Show

It’s the National Wedding Show time of year again, and this year they’ve included us bloggers – I’m going to be blogging at the show on Friday next week, which is exciting!  Details for both London and Birmingham shows, opening times, and where to go all available on their website ».

The London show starts tomorrow.  I’ve been before, and if you’re in the market for anything wedding oriented, it’s well worth the trip.  Catwalk shows, beauty advise – the whole shebang.  Have fun!

Bridal Designers who Tweet

If you’re on Twitter, there are quite a lot of bridal designers starting to tweet, so if you’re interested in following them (some of them are highly entertaining), here’s a few links.  Know of any other designers on Twitter I should be including?  Please do post ’em up in the comments section!

Madeline Isaac James »
Lee-Ann Belter »
Charlotte Balbier »
Ritva Westenius »
Claire Pettibone »
Joanna Hehir »
Augusta Jones »
Alfred Angelo »
Amanda Wyatt »
Pronovias »
Justin Alexander »
Emma Tindley »
Vera Wang »
Mikaella Bridal »
Amanda Wakeley »

Dressmess – Oh the Horror

I saw a dress very much like this on the catwalk at the bridal trade show I went to, and was grateful for the darkness and loud music that smothered my giggling.  In fact some of the dresses were so bad, I was very keen to share, but sadly I cannot for the life of me find the designer’s website – not helped by the fact that I don’t speak their language so Google is not helping.  Nonetheless, one of the dresses was very similar to this stunner.   For some reason, being able to see a bride’s underwear is tres chic for some.  My mother would NOT approve.   Via Wedinator »

Designer Spotlight: Olivia Couture

I’ve just been for my usual October jaunt to Harrogate to a bridal trade show called BBEH.  It’s actually a lot of fun – I get to drool over lots of gowns and go to a few fashion shows.  Whilst strolling through the Designer Room, Olivia Couture caught my eye, and specifically the dress in the picture below on the left.   So funky, and really quite unusual – it has buttons in two layers on the neckline, which act as a really lovely detail, but also undo, so if you want your dress to be a little more racy for the evening, you just get unbuttoning.  The designer is based in Singapore, and her stuff really is seriously gorgeous.  See a taster below, and check out her website here – Oliva Couture »