Last week at London’s BAFTA Television Awards, British actress Donna Air hit the red carpet in in a dazzling example of “wearable tech.” The blush chiffon dress was designed by Rebecca Street in collaboration with House of Fraser. LED lights embedded in the bodice of the dress, and trailing down the skirt, give the high-fashion silhouette an ethereal glow. I would even call this dress… wedding worthy.
Watch this video to see the dress in motion and to learn more about how it was created.
Chic Sketch is imaginative app that lets users upload a photo of their favorite looks, and receive a quick, custom sketch by a real fashion illustrator. Girls fond of posting photos tagged #OOTD (“outfit of the day”) to Instagram can now have one of a kind artwork to elevate their selfie game.
If you’re helping a bride-to-be shop for dresses, this app would be a sweet gift. When she finds “the one,” take a photo and and surprise her with a sketch.
Right now Chic Sketch has teamed up with Viktor & Rolf and Sakes Fifth Avenue to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Viktor & Rolf’s fragrance, BonBon. Stop by Saks in Manhattan today to have your outfit sketched live. Read More
Cultivate a rarified air with luxury fashion, beauty treasures and exquisite accessories, inspired by the most mystical flower. Orchids always make an impact. These delicate hothouse blooms are sought after by brides for the exotic beauty and sense of grandeur they bring to arrangements and bouquets. When Pantone named Radiant Orchid the color of 2014, designers, florists and decorators embraced the bright, flattering hue. This fall, orchids appear in deeper and softer shades. Pack dark, feminine floral prints, sculptural adornments and a seductive new fragrance for a romantic city weekend away. You’ll be radiant.
Wearable technology had a breakthrough month. Apple Watch was unveiled and is on display at Colette Paris. Fashion week in New York launched collaborations between designers including Rebecca Minkoff and Tory Burch, with technology companies, to create accessories with communication capabilities and features to track fitness and interact with wearer’s smartphones.
We believe “wearable tech” is “wedding tech.” Brides and wedding pros tend to be early adopters of technology and tools that streamline planning, encourage creative design and make it simple to record and share memories. (Remember the first Google Glass bride?) This season, editors and audiences have noticed a difference that will get the wedding crowd’s attention: style. Luxury materials and chic lines may soon give hi-tech brides the chance to geek-out while looking wedding perfect. Read More
While those who we might choose as our bridesmaids at our weddings may not change with the seasons, the trending wedding apparel we see for bridesmaids is always transforming. The choices are dazzling and endless. For that reason, narrowing down how you make your choices, and being aware of what your bridesmaids may want and need, is a decision that requires some extra consideration.
Firstly, you want your bridesmaids to feel beautiful in what they are wearing. The dresses should be flattering and comfortable. No amount of makeup or jewelry can complete a look more than confidence and appeal. One stylistic element that works on just about everyone is ruching. Ruching’s diagonal pattern brings the focus of the eye inward, creating a stream-lined silhouette.