Vera Wang Spring 2016

Howdy Lovebirds! You may have been following (or perhaps lucky enough to have attended) The New York Bridal Market which started last week. One of the vast reasons of my love for the internet is the ability to catch photos, videos and previews, specifically on Instagram , of events to which I am not yet privy too. (that’d be my optimistic side prevailing!)

Vera Wang’s designer bridal gowns are synonymous with brides around the globe, and referenced in nearly any movie, or tv show depicting a wedding. You may have also noticed that #VeraWang was trending over the weekend, and with plenty of reason! Evidently Vera Wang’s Spring 2016 collection is garnering loads of attention, and here is why.

Shocked? So was I!

Let’s Rewind for a moment

From the queen of the ‘princess’ ball gown who gave us looks such as these:

And yes… that would be Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump (respectively) adorned in Vera Wang wedding gowns on their wedding days. I almost wondered for a moment if Vera Wang’s Spring 2016 collection was staring Pnina Tornai’s signature sheer corseted gowns in the face and saying ‘Oh yeahhhhh well Take THAT’! Highly unlikely as it may be, why would Vera Wang go so far left… I asked myself this for quite some time, shock value? Sex appeal? Marketing to a new generation? Who knows. I’m simply settling on the answer ‘because she can’  and so she did!

One of the truly magnificent things about being an artist, whether a writer, a painter, or the designer of high end bridal gowns; is the ability to re-create yourself. The ability to channel your emotions and inspirations into your work and put it out there for all the world to see and share.

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Kudos to Vera Wang for taking such a bold step with her Spring 2016 Collection!

I’m just left wondering what the underlay options are…….

 

Valentine’s Day Wedding Gown

Happy (almost over) Monday Lovebirds! Valentines day is at the end of the week and I can just smell the red roses and taste the conversation hearts now!

Last week I talked about being inspired from the previews of Paris Fashion Week, which led me to the decision of writing about one dress pick per week for the month of February.

When I think of Valentine’s Day, without a doubt, the color red comes to mind. I’m sure that has to do with my past employment history at the party supply store… hours and hours of Valentine’s Day would be spent incessantly blowing up red foil heart balloons. Yes, exactly what a single girl in her twenties dreams of!

Red balloons, red roses, red candles, red heart chocolate boxes… Red, red, RED!

It would only be fitting that this week’s Valentine’s Day dress pick would be a red gown. In the words of Anthony Marentino “….you want wedding, you go Wang…..” 

The structured one shoulder ‘Kirsten’ is from the Vera Wang Bridal Collection Spring 2013. I am loving the back view of this gown, the structured silhouette mimics that of a rose. GORGEOUS!! I see this paired with an all white rose bouquet. How beautiful would those pure white roses look against the rich color of this gown?!

CNN Reports an average of 6 million people expect or are planning a marriage proposal on Valentine’s Day! My Sweets proposed to me last year on February 15th (we had to break with convention) on the same beach which we met, and hope to be married on in the future, that to me is pure romance.

How are you spending your Valentine’s Day Lovebirds? Any special plans with your sweetie?