New York Fashion Week 2014 Roundup

Let’s be honest, a week devoted to fashion is always something Lovelies can get on board with! Today we bring you our Lovely picks from New York Fashion Week featuring the Fall 2014 Runway Shows. Metallics were abundant among the shows, as well as sheer, floaty textiles. Some of the most amazing architectural designs stole our hearts as well.

Badgley Mischka was ultra feminine with bow and sequin detailing that we just cannot get enough of.

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Oscar De La Renta stunned us with jaw dropping gowns, including this black polka-dot number. What dare-devil bride would wear this gown? Because someone needs to!

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Delpozo was our favorite for the unexpected! The structured crop top meets skirt combination is made classic here, and the lilac dress with rose gold beading is so etherial.

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Navy is perfect for Fall, and this Jenny Packham dress with sheer dotted top is so chic. The Deep V is back with a vengeance as we’ve seen on the red carpet this year.

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Last but not least, Vera Wang‘s rosy metallic swing dress with embellished collar stopped us in our tracks paired with a platform bootie. What an amazing look for a rehearsal dinner! And finally, Zac Posen wowed with this black vixen of a ball gown. The entire look is so retro glam.

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A Chic Affair Featuring Lovely Bride DC

DC Brides-To-Be are in for a sweet treat this weekend! A Chic Affair brings together Washington DC’s most innovative and inspiring local wedding vendors in an exhibition for the modern bride. The crew from Lovely DC will be the featured fashion vendors at the event, and will be putting on a Lovely Runway Show featuring their latest and greatest gowns! It’s all happening Sunday February 23rd from 11:30am -3 pm.

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The showcase will also feature:

  • Champagne throughout the event
  • Cake tasting
  • Mini-spa treatments
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Conversations with experts
  • Lovely Runway Show
  • Deluxe gift bag
  • Access to on-site Groom’s Lounge, which includes Scotch tasting, suiting services from Alton Lane, craft beers and snacks, a barber doing shape-ups, and more
  • Free Uber ride (up to $20, for new users only) to event

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For more information on the event visit A Chic Affair’s site here.

Hint Hint: Buy discounted tickets to the event on Gilt City here! We recommend the VIB (Very Important Bride) option scoring you reserved premium seats to our runway show and early access to the event!

Also check out A Chic Affair on Twitter and Facebook!

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Wedding Photographer Rodney Bailey shot the event last year. Check out all of his coverage of last years event here.

Schedule your appointment at Lovely DC here today!

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Trunk Show Tuesday

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Watters will be presenting their Trunk Show this weekend at Lovely LA and then will travel across the country to our East Coast brides at Lovely NY.

This article, 10 Minutes with Vatana Watters, is sure to get you inspired to try on her gorgeous gowns.

Schedule your appointments here!

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We love Nicole Miller gowns for their classic shapes and gorgeous back detailing. Luckily they will be traveling all over the country in the coming weeks for Lovely Brides to try!

Schedule your appointments here!

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Real Wedding: Heather and Tyler’s Michigan Wedding

Between Heather’s gorgeous floral headpiece, their ‘couldn’t be more perfect’ spring weather, and pretty pastel bouquets, this wedding has stolen our hearts! Smiling ear to ear, this sweet couple wed late May in Hartland, Michigan. Heather’s Watters gown fit her so gracefully and was perfectly accented with classic jewelry. She added a more modern edge with funky shoes and her amazing headpiece.

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Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

While dress shopping, I had initially convinced myself that I wanted something very simple, and would possibly accessorize with bold statement jewelry. My mother, on the other hand, loved all the big, poufy dresses that I just was not into. I started off at Lovely NYC by trying on relatively simple dresses, which I liked, but nothing clicked for me. My stylist at Lovely encouraged me to try on a dress that my mom had picked out, even though I didn’t think I would like it. While that was not the dress, I was surprised that I didn’t hate it, and I became more open to other styles and silhouettes. My stylist at Lovely then came back with the most gorgeous Watters lace dress in a beautiful dark ivory color. The fit and flare cut and the lace detailing instantly made me fall in love! I knew it was The Dress as soon as I put it on, and my mother agreed. I tried on a few other dresses, but I came back to this stunning lace dress when I realized I couldn’t picture myself walking down the aisle in anything else.

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What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

It was important to me for the wedding to be simple yet still beautiful. Since we had a spring wedding, I knew I wanted to capture a light, fresh, welcoming feeling. The flowers were what helped the most! I hired the most amazing florist, Susan McCleary of Passionflower, to really bring our historic venue to life. I wanted colors like blush pink, peach, cream, and grey against the dark wood of our venue; Susan helped echo and accent my vision perfectly with gorgeous centerpieces and bouquets for myself and my bridal party by using flowers like peonies, astilbe, Juliet roses, sweet peas, and dusty miller. Because I loved my dress so much, I also incorporated lace details on the table settings and the cake. When I look back at my wedding photos, I am still so taken by how beautiful everything looked!

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What was the most memorable moment?

I know this will probably sound cliché, but everything people say is absolutely true. When I walked down the aisle and saw my soon-to-be husband Tyler, everything made total sense. The months of planning and worrying over details totally left me, and I focused on putting one foot in front of the other. When I made it to the end, I finally looked around and was overwhelmed by emotion. My friends and family were surrounding us, the sun was shining, and I was standing in front of my best friend, about to be married. Definitely a moment I will never forget!

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If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

Everyone will have an opinion (and I did sometimes ask for them!) but at the end of the day, a bride should trust her own aesthetic. I’m glad I am able to look back and remember that I stayed true to what I wanted my wedding day to look like. It was very important to me that my guests have a great time celebrating our wedding, so it made me very happy to see everyone dancing and enjoying the DJ and other details that I picked, like our photo booth, signature cocktail, or our favors, handmade chocolates from Detroit. Watching my friends and family have a good time made all of the planning and deliberating well worth it!

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heather & tyler // wedding highlights from northfox media on Vimeo.

DRESS DESIGNER: Watters Pasadena

ACCESSORY DESIGNERS:

Veil: Love Veils

Floral Headpiece: Susan Mcleary of Passionflower

Shoes: Chie Mihara/BHLDN

Sash: Hitherto/BHLDN

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sandy Morrow of Capturing Subtleties Photography

FLORIST: Passionflower

WEDDING PLANNER: Day of Coordination by Viva la Diva

ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO CREDIT:

Videographer: Logan Chadd of Northfox Media 

Wedding Venue: Waldenwoods in Hartland, MI

Hair: Katie Terranova

Makeup: Andrea Duchesneau

A big thank you to Heather and Tyler for sharing their wedding with us!

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A Valentine’s Day Fire Sale for The Cream!

You are going to want to take advantage of this promo, Brides! Today The Cream is offering two tickets to their ultra cool Bridal Showcase in LA March 9th for $75! Tickets are regularly $50 a piece. The Cream strives to bring the raddest crop of people in weddings together for one day for you to take advantage of! This year Lovely LA will be representing our gorgeous gowns at the event. Hurry and get your tickets as the sale is one day only ending Saturday February 15th at 10am!

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Check out 100 Layer Cake’s coverage of last year’s Cream Event. Parts 1, 2, and will get you pumped for this years festivities!

Visit The Cream’s website here to buy your tickets and view this years crop!

 

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