Thursday September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments
Here are a couple of bridal gowns from the White Cashmere Collection 2010 hot off the runway in Toronto. Aren’t they gorgeous? What if I told you these wedding dresses were made out of toilet paper? Would you be shocked? Well, these wedding dresses are truly stunning works of art constructed completely out of bathroom tissue. For the past 7 years Canadian Cashmere Bathroom Tissue has unveiled a unique and breathtaking yearly collection of some of the most amazing couture outfits you’ve ever seen.
Angela Chen, designer of the Orange collection, and bridal designer Ines Di Santo created the top two dresses. And check out the amazing detail on these two dresses by Katrina Tuttle and Renata Morales.
If you happen to be Canadian, vote for your favorite garment and Cashmere will donate $1 for each vote to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
I guess you could flush these wedding dresses, but who would want to?
Wednesday September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments
Still looking for your wedding dress? Movies are a great place to find inspiration. Go see The Romantics, in theaters now, and check out the stunning Amsale wedding dress that’s featured in it. Amsale’s “Bali” bridal gown, worn by Anna Paquin’s character during the film, features an A-line skirt and a sculpted satin lace bust and halter neckline. A ruched silk sash completes the look.
Amsale’s gowns have been featured in many films and television shows including When in Rome, 27 Dresses, Grey’s Anatomy, The Hangover and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past among many others. Why do costume designers look to Amsale’s creations for their films? Amsale Aberra, the couture designer, had this to say: “I think that my gowns naturally lend themselves to telling a story. They are modern classics that make sense for real brides to wear. We are also a popular choice because we have three collections that have very distinct looks so whatever story the character needs to tell we can usually find something perfect to fit the bill.”
Monday September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments
There’s no other designer as sought out as Vera Wang. Every bride wants a Vera Wang wedding dress for their wedding, and now, thanks to Oprah, 50 lucky brides get to see their dream come true.
The free dresses are from Vera Wang’s more affordable White collection, which will be available at David’s Bridal next year. Wang’s usual bridal dresses go for tens of thousands of dollars, but dresses from the White collection range from $600 – $1,400, which is perfect for brides on a budget.
Monday September 20, 2010 | 4 Comments
The average cost of a wedding dress in the United States ranges from $900 to $1,300 (depending on the source). After spending that much (or in a lot of cases, more) money on your gown, what do you do with it after wedding is over? You’ve only worn the dress for a few hours, so it’s practically brand new!
Most brides get it dry cleaned, packaged in a box and keep it in their closet for some possible future purpose. If you thought beyond your wedding day when you were shopping for your gown, you might have bought a dress that you could potentially wear again. The more savvy (and less sentimental) bride will resell hers and recoup some of the cost of her dress. And, if you got your dress for a bargain, you could probably even make some money off your dress!
A growing number of brides though, have chosen to trash their dress. Rather than letting it collect dust, these brides slip back into their wedding gowns (days, weeks, months or even years after their wedding), travel to very unbridal-like locations and channel their inner fashion model.
Monday September 6, 2010 | 6 Comments
Don’t let a little…or a lot…of rain ruin your wedding day. If the forecast calls for wet weather, instead of fretting and hanging rosary beads (well, still hang the rosaries even if you’re not Catholic…it can’t hurt), prepare and make the most of the rain. Think about the great pictures you can get from a rainy wedding day!