Posts from — March 2010
We really should have added more exclamation points to this title, because we are so darn excited. Honestly, we didn’t even plan to carry a lot of bridesmaids frocks, but when we heard Cynthia Rowley was launching a line, how could we resist? It’s a match made in heaven really, because Cynthia’s West Village store and corporate hq are right around the corner from Lovely. Now we just need to get her to our store opening party…more on that later! Cynthia Rowley’s bridesmaids line will arrive in Lovely May-ish and be available for Fall 2010 weddings!
She has an amazing palette and all of the colors have a punched up vibe that Cynthia does so well. But we REALLY dig these blush and black/white combos. It captures that ballet meets Coco Chanel vibe which we obsessed over for awhile now and posted here. We can only give you a sneak peek for now, but come visit us in May to see it in all it’s glory.
And speaking of Chanel…we have such an amazing exciting giveaway for you tomorrow that we just have to tease.
We are super stoked to start a new feature at Lovely…which we are calling Bridal Stylist – Q&A. Scouring the web all day and reading fashion magazines like they are the daily news, you can imagine that we are just brimming with ideas to share. And since we can only get married once, we need your help in styling out other great wedding looks. Our first request comes from JD, a Fall 2010 bride who resides in Arizona.
I am getting married in November (in AZ, so not cold, but not what I would call warm), so I want to find THE perfect, classy yet funky, sorta couture, not-too-bridal-y wrap, bolero, or stole to go with my tea-length strapless dress. I’m even open to colors, Black, gray, not necessarily white. Thanks very much!
Well JD, first, thank you so much for sending in your request. We LOVE helping brides with all their fashion questions or dilemmas.
Adding a wrap or bolero to your dress is a great idea, we are big fans of the look as you may remember from here and here. With a tea-length strapless dress, the skies the limit! What would you say to a rock n roll leather jacket a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer!? No? Well lets explore a few more traditional options.
The soft ethereal shrugs from Louis Broad just might be the perfect marriage of classy and funky. They come in white for a more bridal look but we think the grey is a great fit for you.
Check out these super cute and affordable options from Plumo. We love the faux fur jacket, very unique! Plus you’ll be so soft and huggable the future hubby won’t be able to keep his hands off of you! Or add some glamour with a sequined bolero.
The Modern Plaid Caplet from Holly Stalder would go oh so well with your tea-length dress. Just a pop of color and pattern for a one of a kind look. I can just see the pictures now! Holly also custom designs vintage lace shrugs to match your wedding dress…or your heart’s desires.
A custom piece for your wedding dress isn’t the only way to stand-out from the crowd. If you happen to be crafty, take a look at Ruffles & Stuff’s gorgeous DIY shawl.
Let us know what you think JD! Hope there is a potential candidate above and of course we’d love to see pictures of the final wedding day look.
Are you a bride with bridal fashion questions? Email us. We want to help!
Polaroids are great. Just saying.
A wedding unlike any other.
Perhaps the perfect pair of flats.
We love a fur wrap with a wedding dress.
Another gorgeous tablescape with a perfectly vintage color palette.
It’s going to be 48 degrees tomorrow in NYC! Can’t wait to spend some time outside. Wishing everyone a happy weekend.
It brings a smile to our faces to see a bride having the time of her life and loving her dress. The incredibly talented Katherine O’Brien perfectly captures the playful side of both bride and dress in these full-of-life photos. Plus, we are smitten for the feather and lace detail on Abby’s gown. Visit Katherine’s blog to see more… the bride in a bathtub, a man dressed as cupid, heart shaped glasses, and a basketball? Lets all remember to have a little fun!
No, not for best picture…for fashion! This year’s award season has been somewhat disappointing for bridal fashion inspirations. Why aren’t celebs thinking about all the brides out there looking to them for wedding ideas? Lovely to the rescue! Here are our picks from designer’s fall 2010 collections to rock both the red carpet and the aisle.
First up, Carey Mulligan (doesn’t she remind you of Audrey Hepburn?). Her pixie haircut and this high collar D&G dress are a match made in heaven. A modern vintage look perfect for a young starlet.
Fashion forward Maggie Gyllenhaal would have no problem wearing the bold sleeves on this Rodarte gown. For bridal, we love the draping and polka-dots that give off a whimsical and romantic vibe.
We see Up in the Air’s young star in this show stopping Marchesa gown. Super feminine with lots of drama to be sure everyone remembers newcomer Anna Kendrick (or the bride!).
Penelope Cruz looks good in everything and although she tends to go big for the Oscars, we’d love to see her in this shimmering number from Alberta Ferretti. A great gown for city chic brides too!
Can’t wait to see what the ladies wear on Sunday! Maybe one will choose our pick…a bride can dream.