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Fashion Monday: Ines Di Santo Spring 2012

Ines DiSanto’s Spring and Summer 2012 trunk show celebrates glam—which I am so very excited about. The gowns range from the very full ball gowns with curve enhancing bodices to sleek bias cut sheaths that mirror Old Hollywood sirens.  If you are looking for a gown, her trunk show should definitely be on the look out for your city.

With each gown as unique as the personalities they were inspired by, Ines’ latest collection ranges from modern glamour to classic elegance. Applying today’s trends along with her signature touches, Ines adds embellishment to luxurious fabrics and delicate treatments like pleating and ruching to dramatic silhouettes. Using unique textured fabrics and sexy slits befitting the red carpet, runway or aisle, Ines’ Spring/Summer 2012 collection is award-worthy.

Word is that beauty Evelyn Lozada, fiancee to Chad Ochocinco is in the talks to have Ines design a custom gown for her delicious upcoming wedding. I can’t wait to see what she chooses!

Fashion Monday: Kim Kardashian Alternative Wedding Dresses!

We were ALL ridiculously excited for Kim Kardashian’s wedding this past weekend and couldn’t wait to see her dress! Even though Kim’s gown was made by family friend, Vera Wang (okay…who wouldn’t LOVE to have a family friend in Vera Wang!?), some of the top powerhouses in bridal fashion wanted to give their interpretations on what the voluptuous beauty would saunter up the aisle in. Who do you think got it right?

  1. ANNE BARGE is known for having impeccable quality both in construction and fit. Anne’s use of pure silk couture fabrics paired with simple clean lines beautifully modernizes vintage couture. With careful attention given to every detail, many of her designs are accented with delicate embroidery and beading.
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Anne Barge’s interpretation: “My inspiration was over-the-top romantic drama. The lace was the romance and the drama was the silhouette and three dimensional beading and embroidery.” The elongated mermaid bodice and deep border hem of the gown are ivory French Alencon lace heavily embellished with three dimensional organza petals and beading. The upper portion of the full skirt is pearl silk organza appliquéd with Alencon lace motifs. The hem and chapel train are triple tiers of scalloped border lace. Accented the left shoulder is a corsage of lace, dimensional beading and embroidery which trails asymmetrically across the front of the bodice.

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  1. The INES DI SANTO Collection is known for marrying a sculpted, polished bodices with sumptuously layered skirts and romantic detailing. The effect has garnered the brand an eager client base of discerning and celebrity brides. Her well-recognized designs are carried at luxury retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Ines Di Santo’s interpretation: Kim Kardashian is a perfect mix of classic with a cutting edge style. Our inspiration when creating this gown was to create something very luxe that represents Kim’s style and sets her apart from every other bride this Silk Satin Organza gown does just that. To dress a curvy body such as Kim’s it is all about accentuating the waist. As per our sketch the beading is accentuating her waist because of how the beading is concentrated at waistline. What makes the gown we have submitted special is the cut out details and different size Swarovski crystals embroidered throughout the bodice. The gown features a detachable train that can be unattached after the ceremony, with a short sexy mini for the reception. myWPEdit Image

  1. JENNIFER SALZMAN: Formerly of Prada and D&G, Jennifer now creates her own line of glamorous, elegant and Italian-inspired dresses. Her use of Swarovski crystals, french lace, ruffled skirts and bubbled tiers create a unique collection perfect for the modern bride. From dramatic tulle princess gowns to the perfect beaded mermaid dress, Jennifer Salzman’s keen eye for fit and proportion continue to set her apart.
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Jennifer Salzman’s interpretation: I tried to be true to Kim’s style, which tends to be more sexy and dramatic, but also take into consideration that for her wedding day she may surprise us all. The gown I designed for Kim has a structured bodice and trumpet style skirt that flaunt her fabulous curves. The neckline and bodice are simple so she can add her own jewelry, and the skirt has soft feminine draping with a dramatic billowing train to appeal to her usual sensational gown choices. I added clear crystal beads throughout for some sparkle. Kim has very feminine curves and she is also thin, so she can really play up her curves in a style that hugs her body and flares out below the hip, making her waist look even smaller than it is.

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4. CLAIRE PETTIBONEspecializes in ethereal dresses with a playful, vintage look; truly for a bohemian girl who wants to stand apart from the crowd. Claire’s romantic and ultra feminine line incorporates jeweled eyelet lace, silk floral appliques and detailed European trimmings.

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Claire Pettibone’s interpretation: Claire used Silk charmeuse which is layered with hand beaded tulle and ribbon roses. Silk ribbon flowers and leaves are scattered throughout, along with Swarovski crystals and pearl accents. This gown has a sweetheart neckline and a mermaid silhouette. A full sweeping train, opulent details and just a touch of sparkle are perfect for glamour-girl Kim. When asked how to dress for Kim’s body type claire answered, “Love your curves, and accent your waist! Try to keep the lines of your gown long and lean (rather than breaking it up say, with a belt) I think this gives an elegance to the curves. The ribcage is usually one of our slimmest areas, so if you have a full bust & hips, you can choose a gown fitted through the high waist to really give an hourglass look. I love to bring focus up to the neckline and face, so why not show a (tasteful) amount of décolleté?!”

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From what we heard about this weekend’s nuptials, there were a few wardrobe changes, so personally, I am very excited to see the fashions worn by everyone. Which of the above are your favorite?

Fashion Monday: Viva La Glam

Just as we predicted last year, as well as with the Royal Wedding Obsession, the emergence of glamour will take the wedding industry by storm!  These dresses are gorgeous– adding  a touch of glamour with sleek lines and luxurious fabrics.

Anne Barge:

Anne Barge wedding gowns feature modern interpretations of vintage couture.  This blending of contemporary and classic styles, with the use of the finest materials and intricate beading and embroidery, creates timeless silhouettes. Anne Barge has created three distinct brands- Black Label, Couture, and La Fleur- to fit her customers’ taste, regardless of budget.


 

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Jennifer Salzman:

Jennifer Salzman’s use of Swarovski crystals, french lace, ruffled skirts and bubbled tiers makes her collection unlike any other. Salzman’s mastery of fit and proportion make her line elegant and feminine. From dramatic tulle princess gowns to the perfect beaded mermaid dress the common thread found throughout this diverse line is the attention to proportion and texture.

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Dolly Couture (love this vintage, pin up-esque glamour of these tea length wedding dresses!)

Dolly Couture’s modern twist to the vintage, tea-length style dress has become a glamorous alternative to the classic bridal gown. Modest, yet still making a statement thanks to its voluminous silhouette; the full skirt is a perfect example of how to go big without going over the top. The brand is known for putting a fresh twist to the vintage tea-length style dress. Dolly Couture is Fashionable, affordable and unforgettable.

 

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Ines Di Santo:

Using her signature hand-ruching and tailoring techniques, the Ines Di Santo Collection is known for marrying a sculpted, polished bodice with sumptuously layered skirts and romantic detailing.  The effect has garnered the brand an eager client base of discerning, and celebrity brides. Her well-recognized designs are carried at luxury retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.


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Ines Di Santo: Rocking the 2010 Runway

I’ve always been a huge fan of Ines di Santo—I love the lines and how the designs are bridal, without being overdone.  It is sexy bridal fashion made for real women that not only enhances woman’s curves, but also her inner confidence.  Here are some of my favorites from the 2010 Runway show:

 

 

Love the opulent detail and cut of the bodice. 

 
 

This is definitely one of my favorites:  the colors, shirred fabrics and hem are divine!

 
 

I love how this design kicks it up a notch—adding the slimming shirred design with feathers and crystals.

 
 

This simpler empire cut with the ornamented pleats adds sophistication and understated elegance

 
 

Love the drop waist and full skirt on this gown!  The sheen of the fabric complements the extraordinary beading and cut of the bodice.

 
 

Once again, the designers take a simple design  (here, a mermaid gown) and make it exquisite with the addition of ivory lace  and pleats at the top of the bodice and bottom of the hem.

 

See more of Ines di Santo 2010 Bridal Gowns on the runway courtesy of Brides.com.

Photos by Dan Lecca