Friday January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
We’re loving these new wedding dresses from Augusta Jones. Her gorgeous dresses with modern structure and design are perfect for brides looking for a gown that’s elegant yet simple.
The Augusta Jones look is made possible by a staff of talented designers. Learn more about them below:
The Augusta Jones collection was launched in 1999 under the creative leadership of Charlotte Leung (left). She needed a line for her own shop to satisfy three basic requirements: beautiful styling, flexibility of the range to flatter a variety of shapes, and affordability. Her focus is to bring stylish, designer wedding gowns to modern brides.
June Leung (right), an award-winning designer, joined the Augusta Jones team after the launch of their initial collection in England. She brings her passion for art deco and period piece jewelery to the collection – very much in evidence by the extravagant detailing found in key pieces and the ever growing range of accessories.
You can browse Augusta Jones dresses via our wedding dress search.
Wednesday January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Jason Wu became an overnight success thanks to Michelle Obama and her iconic inaugural gown. The young designer is now making a dive into the bridal market with a new wedding dress line offered exclusively through Net-a-Porter. The five piece collection vary from short, flirty designs to more classic styles, with prices that range from $995 to $5,475. The designs will be available later this month.
Wednesday December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments
We discovered Liz Fields this season and were very impressed by her affordable yet very stylish collection. Here is what she had to say about her favorite pieces.
It’s extremely difficult for me to choose my favorite styles from the Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields bridal collection this season. I, obviously, love them all for different reasons! If I was forced to pick only one, it would probably be wedding dress style #9102. The silhouette of this gown is flattering on just about everybody, especially women with curves. As a taller woman with a larger bust and hip measurement, I would definitely choose this style…va-va-voom! However, from the moment the design popped into my head, I was completely in-love with wedding dress style #9104. The simplicity, elegance, and romanticism of this gown is just breath-taking! Whether you are getting married on a vineyard or in a grand ballroom, this bridal gown is the perfect choice!
Liz Fields 9102
Liz Fields 9104f
From the Liz Fields Bridesmaids collection, I would have to choose bridesmaids dress style #364. Bridal parties often face the problem of choosing a silhouette that is flattering for 4+ different body types and this bridesmaids dress is incredible on everybody. I have yet to see somebody in this gown, whether size 4 or size 24, who doesn’t look like a million bucks. Don’t like the flower? Remove it and put your own detail on the waist…but the combination of the neckline, the perfect amount of shirring, the proportion of the waistband and the soft flowing skirt make this gown a winner. Plus-size or not, dress 365 will make you feel like pure luxury with its plunging v-neck and back, corset tie detail and slim skirt.
Liz Fields 364_ft
Liz Fields 365_fr
How do you manage to keep your prices reasonable and still offer original styles?
We really worked very hard to find unbelievable contractors with whom we work with constantly in improving our construction and finishing techniques so you can get the best possible quality gown for your money. Also, we have great fabric resources which allow us to provide you with dresses that look great, but also feel great! I love studying patterns, fabric manipulation techniques and vintage methods of detailing, so I think my strength as a Designer is in finding cheaper ways to create the same effects that you get on high-priced or couture gowns. One thing is for sure…you should not sacrificing quality for a lower price tag!
Which colors are going to be hot for bridesmaids next summer?
I’ve been seeing and hearing a ton about the orange and honeysuckle family of colors. We have just added Orange and Tangerine to our wide range of colors, including pink coral, coral, and peach which are perfect if you’re following trend. Also, we’ve been seeing a rise in requests for a dark gray colors so we have just added Charcoal to our color choices as well. We’re also still going to see a lot of brights for bridesmaids dresses, like our royal blues, amethyst purples, emerald greens, and red.
What would you recommend in the collection for a pregnant bridesmaids?
Bridesmaids style #300 has been extremely popular for pregnant bridesmaids. The style offers enough coverage and support while still being stylish and sexy. We offer maternity styling on many Liz Fields bridesmaids dresses, and this includes certain changes to increase the comfort and support of the gown such as raising and narrowing the waist band. A pregnant bridesmaids should definitely find an authorized Liz Fields retailer for more information and to be properly measured.
Liz Fields 300 F
Thursday December 16, 2010 | 1 Comment
Nicole Richie married Joel Madden last Saturday. Their two-year-old daughter was the flower girl and Sparrow, 15-months-old, was the ring bearer. I’m sure that the star-studded wedding was beautiful and “magical”, but the real news, according to US Magazine, is that Richie wore three dresses, each designed by Marchesa.
The bride wore a ball gown with a lace top and a skirt made of more than 100 yards of hand-draped silk organza and tulle petals for the ceremony.
She then removed the ball gown skirt (notice the top is the same) for dinner and donned a third gown for the after-dinner party.
(Pictures courtesy of IN Magazine.)
Wednesday December 15, 2010 | 1 Comment
On the set of the upcoming Twilight film, actress Ashley Green, who plays Alice in the movie, helps Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, pick out a wedding dress. The whole thing has us wondering: would you let your friend pick our your wedding dress? The wedding dress is usually the first important decision brides make when they start planning their wedding. They usually consult the advice of friends, family members and mother-in-laws to help them pick out the right dress. But not everyone’s opinion is gold, and some friends might not offer the most helpful advice. But we want to hear what some of your experiences have been like. Would you let your friends pick out your wedding dress?