Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Paloma Blanca Stunners Arrive!

In true Paloma Blanca fashion, these gowns have hit the floor with a bang!! The show-stoppers are beyond drool worthy, and each for their own completely different style with the same sassy shape. Love, love, love them!!

Style #4266 is a silk dupioni and lyon lace fitted gown with an adorable floral belt at the natural waist. Such a great gown to pair with a cute birdcage veil or floral comb. Beyond FAB!

Style #4263 offers a similarly flattering fitted shape, and the lyon lace bateau neckline adds a sense of sophistication. Silk covered buttons adorn the back to hem of this stunning gown, finished by scalloped lace. Breathtaking!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bridal Inspiration from the Red Carpet

I was loving the fashion from last night's Academy Awards red carpet, and mainly because there were so many gowns that could be easily interpreted into bridal styles. The starlets were not sporting as much color as previous awards shows, but the shades of white to creamy beiges took my mind that much closer to my beloved bridal gown fashions.

There were several standouts for me, and I have paired them with some of my favorite bridal gowns to show how the red carpet can easily translate into the ceremony aisle....

This one screamed at me the second I saw this it appear on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party. Sofia Vergara's gown has all the sultry drama as WTOO's stunner, "Bristol."

Newcomer Rooney Mara wore an fitted ivory gown with architectural curves, and soft straps just as one of my all time favorite lace gowns from Jim Hjelm Blush, style 1104.

I thought that Michelle Williams looked adorable in her strapless gown, but I would have turned it up a notch...cue our newest addition to the Alita Graham collection.

Claire Danes was without a doubt on my best dressed list. The gorgeous skirt is reminiscent of Lazaro's jaw dropping style LZ3213.

Another one of my top picks from the evening goes to Cameron Diaz. This color is fabulous, and the movement of the skirt is remarkable! Much like Jim Hjelm Blush gown style #1153.

What's a red carpet without a little Posh?? Love her sophisticated belted number. Jim Hjelm bridesmaids dress 5238 has the same fashionable flair with the addition of a fantastic sparkly belt.

Natalie Portman opted for cute polka dots in a classic silhouette. I get where she was going, but she just didn't quite make it for me. "Mimi" from that is how this look is done.

I had fun with this funny girl's gown. I love, love, love that Kristin Wiig sticks to these skin toned gowns for the red carpet, and this has been my favorite on her so far. Bexley from Wtoo has the same feel for the rich, warm skin tone, and what would be better than a mini me version?? Watters' 43312 from their Seahorse collection is just about the most adorable thing ever!!
Photos of red carpet from Getty Images

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Alita Graham for Kleinfeld, Plus....

Believe me, these dresses will definitely make you want to "say yes"....

We are all grins about this newest collection of Alita Graham gowns from Kleinfeld, and better yet, we are one of only 4 boutiques in the US that carry this coveted line. This weekend we are showing a sneak peek of what is going to hit our floor for next season. Here are a couple of our exclusive and swoon worthy ad shots as well as pics of the 2012 collection.

styles from top to bottom: 32277535, 32276479

Really does not get more beautiful than these classic A-Line gowns. These silhouettes are perfect for any pretty, pretty princess on her big day!

Alita Graham is known for her drapey and dropped waist silhouettes . Impeccable tailoring and perfect proportions create a shape that is beyond flattering!

As if this is not enough to be tickled pink over....we are also debuting an entirely new collection from this bridal mecca. Please join us for the unveiling of Sophia Moncelli at this weekend's trunk show. Chances are you have not seen Sophia's new collection unless you have graced the floors of Kleinfeld in New York. There are not even photos released of this exquisite collection. I can assure you, if you are a bride that wants to steal the show, these dresses are for you! Crystals, satin, feathers, and much, much more.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lazaro LZ3217.....STUNNING!

This gown was a show stopper on the runway, and we could not be more pleased to finally have this Lazaro stunner in our salon.
We chose to sample our piece in the silver and ivory tone, and it is beyond gorgeous! What a great treat for brides to be able to view the gown in both options; as we know it is sometimes difficult to envision a dress in a different shade. I love this gown for many reasons, but most of which has everything to do with the styling options. You can take this to the extreme with the drama and flare of statement jewels and an up do....

Or you can totally soften the look with flowy locks, pink hued makeup and flexible chandelier earrings.
The wonderful thing about these pieces from Kendra Scott, is no matter if you choose LZ3217 in the gold or silver tones, we can customize the settings to match.

Just about anything paired with this gown is sure to take your breathe away...just as it did mine.

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Jim Hjelm Gown

Cue the fireworks....this is a dress worth celebrating!!

Jim Hjelm style 8203 is a beyond gorgeous ball gown that you have to see to believe. The flattering v-neck bodice is completely encrusted with crystals and pearls...and as if it could not get any better....the silk satin ball gown skirt is complete with uber adorable pockets!! Color me smitten!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Celebrity Brides to Be...What Will They Wear??

Lots of lovin' happening in Hollywood these days. So many beautiful starlets are engaged, which leads to only one question...what will they wear??

What I LOVE about this group of gorgeous ladies is that they are so totally different and each of an individual look of their own. I have had so much fun "styling" them in my mind for their big day.....I hope you have fun with it too!

Jennifer Hudson
What a star this girl is. So, unbelievably gifted and talented, and an incredible figure to boot....hats off to you Miss Hudson. To be honest, I picked this dress for her long ago. There is something about Paloma Blanca 4202 that I just cannot get enough of...much like Jennifer Hudson. The impeccable pleating of the silk shantung, and dimension of the rosette skirt create a soft drama that would suite Hudson's 5'9'' and slim frame incredibly....and her glowing skin paired with the luminous fabric...I mean, come on...fabulous, right?!

Kristin Cavallari
This party princess is wild card. I think that Pronovias "Benicarlo" pushes the fashion envelope, and yet remains classic in shape and silhouette; much like her red carpet wardrobe. For this girl who commands attention, I cannot think of a better way to get it when walking down the aisle. The fitted longline bodice will elongate her shorter torso, and the darker detailed belt will synch in her little waist. And come on...the feather bustline...doesn't get much cooler than that!

Kaley Cuoco
Jim Hjelm style 8206 would be AMAZING on this gorgeous girl! This neckline and deep back would be uber flattering on her incredibly statuesque shoulders. Not to mention that the fitted shape would do wonders for tush. I adore the feminine and flirty detail of the rhinestone adorned flowers, and it seems to fit her smiley persona perfectly.

Drew Barrymore
For this bubbly beauty, I chose Lazaro LZ3202 from the 2012 collection. I love the deep V- neckline to elongate her chest, and bring the attention to her fresh face. The skirt's texture is kind of rocker romantic, which suites Barrymore nicely. The tonal and subtle textures paired with a hint of sparkle is such a cool combination. This would be such a great gown for her.

Elizabeth Hurley
Wowza, this hot lady has a bod like no other, and loves to show it off. Good thing for her, Lazaro is one of the best at it when it comes to bridal. LZ3052 embodies all that is glam and sexy, just like Hurley. The sparkly bodice of this stunning gown is hand crafted onto a sheer lining and completed with a jewel encrusted satin ribbon at the waist. This beauty has a signature style and has never veered from it. Gotta love a girl that knows what she wants.

Britney Spears
Now, I know that this is a bit of a gamble, but this is what I envision for this pop princess. I would love nothing more than for her to sport a short, sassy number like style 1211 from the Jim Hjelm Blush line. How much fun would this be? The girl has great gams, and a personality to back this look up like no other. What's the saying.."third time is a charm"...? Can you think of anything more charming??

Jessica Simpson
This one was a little bit harder for me. I LOVED the way that Simpson looked at her first wedding, so I really could not imagine her in any other I tweaked it a bit and picked a gown more fashion forward. Lazaro style LZ3213 would be drop dead gorgeous on this bombshell. The lace bodice is right up her alley, and the modernized sweetheart neckline would certainly flatter her, assets. The flounce ball gown skirt is without a doubt a modern day princess's dream come true...and no matter what number marriage it is, isn't that what we all kind of want??

Sienna Miller
And now, for one of my favorite fashionistas of all time, Sienna Miller. Quite frankly, this girl could wear just about anything and look stunning, but paired with this masterpiece from Lazaro, she would be beyond breathtaking. It is almost as if LZ3167 was created with Miller in mind. Never before has boho chic been mastered quite like this. I cannot dream of any two pairings that would please me more.

Photos: Getty Images,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Most Romantic Gowns

Happy Valentines Day!!

As a tribute to the most romantic holiday, I wanted to share my picks for some of the most romantic gowns that I love and adore.

For me, it is really hard to hold a candle to Lazaro "LZ3108" sherbet gown. The movement, the layers, the color...the dresses oozes romance.

Watters "Austin" has an etherial and organic softness that steals my heart.

Pronovias "Barbate" is one of my newest loves...feathers and all.

Jim Hjelm "8052" is a textural dream come true. A classic A-line skirt with an uber romantic twist. Love, love, love.

Nothing screams romance like a great Hollywood love are 3 of my favorite romantic looks from celebrity weddings.

This will always be one of my favorites...Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner.

Reese Witherspoon nailed it.

Now for my wildcard...but hands down one of the most unforgettable for me. Gotta love some Gwen and Gavin.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Grammy Awards Fashion Fun

What a night! The 2012 Grammy Awards definitely made for a night to remember...

Let's look at some of the stand outs from the red carpet, and see what trends these music moguls are loving...

Sheer Madness!!
From sparkly, to leafy lace patterns; there was a little bit of everything when it comes to this sheer trend.

Pronovias is a master when it comes to this fashionable and flirty look.

Alita Graham has this stunner with a sheer, high neckline for a regal style.

Skinny and Shiny!!
The skinnier and shinier the better....when it comes to belts that is. This trend is an easy way to synch in a waist and elongate the legline. With the added element of sparkle or a tailored could you not love it?!?

Jim Hjelm tackles this trend perfectly!

WTOO incorporated the sparkly belt as well as an adorable tailored bow to finish the looks of these two stunners from their newest collection.

I am sooo loving this awards season!

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Romantic Shades from Amsale

Love is in the air this month! Leave it to Amsale to capture all the romance in their updated pastel chiffon color palette. Mix and match these shades to stay on trend this season, and allow your bridesmaids to choose which shade suits their skin tone.
Pair these gowns with an assortment of Kendra Scott pieces in petal for an uber romantic look.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Greta Garbo and Monroe....."

Still in your head from Super Bowl on Sunday??? Me too. In celebration of the Queen of Pop's performance at the half-time show, I am beyond tickled to announce the arrival of Watters' "Greta" onto the salon floor.

With the addition of the "Coco" belt, this lace gown is elegant and timeless. The super flattering silhouette, and flirty keyhole back will make you want to "strike a pose" for sure! ;)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Serendipity Feature in Austin Monthly

"The Look of Love"......
Photos by Andrew Chan l Styling by Graham Cumberbatch, Cristina Facundo, Ashanti Maxwell

Nothing screams romance like Lazaro gown LZ3167. Featured in Austin Monthly's wedding edition.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Loving the New Jim Hjelm Bridesmaids Ads!!

Never compromise fashion when choosing your bridesmaids' dresses again!

Here is a peek at the award winning Spring 2012 bridal party line from Jim Hjelm....this line is beyond swoon worthy ladies!

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Photos: Jim Hjelm