The Nontraditional Bride II

The Nontraditional Bride II

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As a repeat bride in my 40s, I felt that the traditional wedding dress and veil wasn’t a good fit for me’.

When one of my very first fashion clients became engaged back in February, I knew this wouldn’t be a white dress affair. Of all the women I’ve worked with over the last 4 years, no one has embraced true fashion like Sandra, so when I first laid eyes on the mocha lace Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress (pictured), I knew it was perfect.

Outfitting a bride who opts out of the typical is incredibly fun, as a whole world of fabulous fashion is suddenly available. As a nod to the traditional, our search stayed within the color families of neutrals and metallics, while the silhouettes and styles encompassed any and everything: sequined blush with a 1920s inspiration, feminine and architectural in ivory by Lanvin, and the form fitting mocha lace that ultimately became the dress.

Accompanied by nude patent Brian Atwood wedges, raw diamond slice earrings by The Woods Fine Jewelry, and a yellow gold and diamond wedding band by Carla Morrison Fine Jewelry, every piece in her wedding outfit can be worn again, a fabulous bonus!

If you’re interested in exploring this style option for your wedding day, please contact me.

Image by Chowen Photography.

JUST.SAY.NO.

JUST.SAY.NO.

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treeThis? This cute little tree that looks so pretty on your dresser and functions to hold and display your jewelry? This is THE DEVIL’S TREE! There are few things in the world of fashion and style that I make hard and fast rules about; capri pants are one, and jewelry trees are another.

What this innocuous looking piece promises to do (stylishly display jewelry) versus what it does in reality (tangles your pieces into a heaping mess of crap that takes hours to disentangle) is at the heart of the issue. And if you’re anything like my clients, you don’t have an extra 25 minutes in the morning to spend fighting with your jewelry tree.

Please exorcise this demon from your life. And in an upcoming post, I’ll show you a much better alternative.