Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Wedding Dress that had them talking at Paris Couture Show

Every bride wants to be the centre of attention on their wedding day, right?

If a princess-poofy white dress isn't your vibe, you might want to consider one of the risqué gowns showcased at Paris Couture Fashion Week, where the crème de la crème of the industry exhibit their unique visions for bridal fashion this season.

If you consider yourself part-glamourpuss, part-nudist, then the 'naked' gown by French fashion house On Aura Tout Vu is the dress for you.

The innovative frock was part of the designer's bridal couture collection for spring summer and features a luxuriant jewelled bodice and a sheer ivory skirt that leaves very little to the imagination.

In fact, the only part of the body that is completely covered is the torso as even the sleeves are sheer.

The gown also happens to come with an opulent feathered headpiece, which could be just the ticket for those brides channelling a Game of Thrones aesthetic.

If you want the illusion look I would prefer to inspire you with some of these. 

Friday, 12 January 2018

The essentials in Styling a Bride

Here she reveals the essential things she believes when it comes to helping to style a bride for one of the most important days of her life.

Listen to the Bride

“As brides walk through our doors, they are welcomes into our beautifully tranquil boutique,” Joanne reveals, “where she will always have exclusive use of our salon, making it a very intimate experience for her and her bridal party.

“I listen to her ideas and inspirations, as well as what look she wants to achieve on her wedding day. It is an incredibly exciting time for her and one we head towards with fun and honesty.”

Explore Bridal Trends

“With my brides, it is essential that my ability, experience and skill is of the highest grade,” explains Joanne. “I trained in not only fashion, but bridal retail and trends. I keep up to date with as many bridal and fashion shows in order to know the most exciting and innovative trends each season.

“It is with this that we create the looks each season, by exploring what’s new and current in design and haute couture and transform it into bridal.”

Challenge a Bride

It’s important to encourage brides to try something different, says Joanne “As our brides share their ideas, it’s our job to take her to the next level. She has arrived at our salon for her love of great fashion, so here we ask her to take a risk to be extraordinary on her day and create a look that is both individual and visionary.”

Attention to Detail

Joanne loves to quote Coco Chanel: ‘Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.’

“The same is true of bridal,” Joanne explains. “After we get our bride in the gown, we love nothing more than to be over the top and pile on skirts, tiaras, veils, leather jackets, shoes, jewels… anything the bride may have considered before slowly removing each piece bit by bit to reveal her true vision of her bridal self.”

Have Vision

"At the studio, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of fashion and will turn your vision into your reality,” says Joanne. “We will explore your ideas with the bride, and with passion, creativity and knowledge, create her individual look and unique bridal style. And we’ll have a great time ‘playing’ whilst we do it!”