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Candy Anthony Boutique Closing Down Sale – Save up to 70%

Le 8 février 2018, 11:20 dans Humeurs 0

A quick lunch time post for you my lovelies to share a little joyful news amid this utterly dreary and dismal day. British bridal designer, Candy Anthony, is closing the doors to their Oxo Tower Wharf boutique after 13 years and in the process, is selling off a range of their exquisite 1950’s and 1960’s inspired short wedding dresses.

This is a truly excellent opportunity to get your hands on a gown like any of those you see in this feature (we’ve taken time to trawl our Candy Anthony archives to bring you images of all our lovely real brides wearing one of Candy’s divine gowns).

Candy Anthony was the first modern bridal designer to embrace vintage before it became a trend. Her passion lies in creating short, tea length, vintage and retro inspired wedding and special occasion gowns, many of them featuring her fabulous full-skirt twirl signature.

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The label, which was established in 2004, produces original, handcrafted, versatile and timeless vintage inspired luxury wedding dresses and special occasion gowns, lace and tulle overlays, boleros, coordinated shoes and accessories too.Candy has been setting the tea-length trend in the bridal industry for over thirteen years, and continues to develop and refine her niche style every day. Her 1950’s and 1960’s style short wedding dresses and overlays, set the highest standards in the industry and are absolutely adored by brides, as the images in this feature illustrate.

The exclusivity of Candy’s designs, the excellent artisan workmanship, the ultimate comfort, the impeccable fit and luxurious quality together with the affordable prices of her product range, are all key to the company’s success and brand reputation.

I have worked with Candy Anthony – she features in my book on vintage weddings, published back in 2013 – if you have a copy, take a look at the 1950’s chapter. It was a pleasure and joy to work with Candy’s gowns for this shoot and I’m incredibly proud that she was a part of the book’s huge success.

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Blackburn Bridal Welcomes A New Designer – Alexandra Grecco

Le 8 février 2018, 10:45 dans Humeurs 0

Good afternoon dear readers – if you love wedding dresses then this feature is a beautiful little weekend-treat come a few days early!

Today, the wonderful Russell from Blackburn Bridal is with us to tell us all about an amazing new label he’s welcoming to his boutique, and, to give you all the details of a celebratory designer event that we think you’ll want to pop in your diaries. But first, let’s find out more about Alexandra Grecco, the exquisite new bridal fashion label, now available at Blackburn Bridal.

Before we start, I should declare that I’m extremely fond of boutique owner and stylist Russell Blackburn; he has an innate eye for great fashion and style, he possesses an in-depth knowledge of all things bridal and, when it comes to helping brides look good, Russell has years of experience.

 

 

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Add to that the fact he’s just plain bloody lovely, so, when he chooses a new designer to bring to his fantastic Blackheath based boutique, then it’s well worth standing up to take notice. Russell and Blackburn Bridal are leaders in their field. And as you’ll see, Alexandra Grecco is a most exceptional addition to the already impressive list of designers you’ll find at Blackburn Bridal.

Over to you Russell…

RUSSELL, TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE ALEXANDRA GRECCO LABEL…

Alexandra Grecco released her first ready to wear collection in the spring of 2010, finding inspiration in the designs of eras past and cinematic landscapes, real and imagined. In her work, she has found herself drawn to classic, feminine designs that, while rooted in nostalgia, achieve a sense of timelessness.

WHAT’S THE OVERALL STYLE AND FEEL OF THE COLLECTION?  

The Alexandra Grecco collection has some really lovely clean lines overall with some subtle details that really make each gown stand out. It has an effortless, relaxed feel that will appeal to brides looking for a less traditional style wedding dress.

WHAT STYLING CUES RUN THROUGH THE COLLECTION?

The silhouettes are classic with a modern twist and yet the pieces are totally timeless and stand on their own. The collection features a lot of silk crepe and some pieces embroidered with just enough delicate sparkle. Soft fitted styles and A-line silhouettes feature heavily throughout the collection.

WHO ARE BRIDES WHO YOU CAN IMAGINE WEARING THESE GOWNS?  

There are a huge variety of brides who wear Alexandra Grecco but, overall, she is a confident woman who believes in less is more and values the quality of craftsmanship and fabrication.

TELL US MORE ABOUT THE DESIGNER EVENT THAT YOU’RE HOSTING…

I am hosting a one-week event showcasing the Alexandra 2017/18 collection from the 1st Sept to 8th September. It will give brides the opportunity to see and try the new Stardust collection. We are encouraging brides to get booked in early, as there has already been a LOT of interest in the collection.

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2018 Bridal Fashion Trends

Le 8 février 2018, 07:32 dans Humeurs 0

It really has been a while since my last fashion feature for Love My Dress, and my-oh-my do we have some beautiful bridal trends to talk about!

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While I’ve been off raising a new wee addition to my little family, we find ourselves in the midst of the couture fashion weeks and I’ve been busy… I’m back analysing the most covetable looks from Paris as well as recent ready-to-wear and bridal fashion weeks, set to make their mark on weddings for the next couple of seasons.

Bridal fashion and the catwalks of couture might seem like distant relatives, but the avant-garde creations of the design elite bear quite the influence on bridal trends-to-come. We’ve hand-picked the key looks, details and hues that are set to inspire.

SIMPLICITY

Not typically known for clean lines and a ‘less is more’ approach, for the last couple of seasons Valentino has unveiled super-simple looks. Globally we’re seeing traditional dress shapes – bandeau A-line gowns; halter-necks with a deep V; t-shirt topped shifts – given the overhaul and appearing more contemporary than ever. Super-soft silk crepe with minimal details are key to achieving the look.

TROUSER SUITS

Continuing an alternative bridal style, trouser suits are one trend that shows no sign of slowing down. From the fluid wide-leg styles of Antonio Grimaldi to Delpozo’s culottes and Viktor and Rolf’s chic cigarette pants, we can’t get enough of this look. Add a little bridal tradition with a caped top or simple train falling from the waistline.

FEATHER EMBELLISHMENTS

For brides looking for unapologetic glamour, this is the way to finish your frock. Head-to-toe marabou covers slinky, form-fitting silhouettes at Alexandre Vautheir and Ziad Nakad while feathered rosettes were pinned delicately to hemlines at Chanel and Ralph Russo built on A-line shapes for those more traditionally inclined (yet just a little fanciful).

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