In This Dress I Do Wed

Every little girl dreams of that day when she will walk down the aisle as the organ spits out “dum, dum, di, dum” in the perfect dress and marry the guy of her dreams. After the 3 days of New York International Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014, it was not hard to say that there was plenty of stunning aisle-worthy creations. Any blushing bride-to-be would be able to find herself that one special dress from the parade of brides. They came beaming down the runway in dresses by the top wedding dress designers such as Marchesa, Temperley, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier to name a few, that were luxurious, romantic and still edgy. These stunning beauties came in an assortment of silhouettes that created beautiful shapes all suited for every type of woman. They were the traditional modest looks, elegant slim floor-length dresses, princess-like ball gowns and even the unconventional hemlines created mostly out of choice fabrics such as lace, tulle and silk crepe. But it was the long vintage lace veils, the embellished bodices, ethereal necklines, revealing backs and unexpected colors that triggered the ooh and aahs from the attendees. Practicality was also considered by some designers as some creations incorporated skirt suits instead of dresses, head pieces instead of long veils well as dresses that could go straight from the chapel and onto the dance floor.

Take a look at some of the collections:

Carolina Herrera

2014 Bridal Spring/Summer Collection - Carolina Herrera - Show

Bridal Fashion Week - Carolina Herrera 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Carolina Herrera 2


Bridal Fashion Week - Marchesa

Bridal Fashion Week - Marchesa 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Marchesa 2

 Monique Lhuillier

Bridal Fashion Week - Monique Lhuillier

Bridal Fashion Week - Monique Lhuillier 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Monique Lhuillier 2

Bridal Fashion Week - Monique Lhuillier 3

Bridal Fashion Week - Monique Lhuillier 4

Oscar de la Renta

Bridal Fashion Week - Oscar de la Renta

Bridal Fashion Week - Oscar de la Renta 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Oscar de la Renta 2

Bridal Fashion Week - Oscar de la Renta 3

Reem Acra

Bridal Fashion Week - Reem Acra

Bridal Fashion Week - Reem Acra 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Reem Acra 2

Sarah Seven

Bridal Fashion Week - Sarah Seven

Bridal Fashion Week - Sarah Seven 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Sarah Seven 2


Bridal Fashion Week - Temperley 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Temperley 2

Vera Wang

Bridal Fashion Week - Vera Wang

Bridal Fashion Week - Vera Wang 1

Bridal Fashion Week - Vera Wang 2

Head Pieces

Bridal Fashion Week - Head pieces

left to right top: Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier

left to right bottom: Sarah Seven, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Seven

Now you can check that one special dress off!

New York Fashion Week: Top Trends

Baby I’m from New York!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s  nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York!
These streets will make you  feel brand new,
Big lights will inspire you,
Hear it for New York!
(New  York, New York, New York)

chorus of New York by Alicia Keys

When Alicia Keys sang those words to her infamous song “New York”, I think she was referring to the recent New York Fashion Week. The opportunity to have been able to experience this year’s shows would have been an honour and privilege. However it wasn’t meant to be but I was lucky enough to have the next best thing, access to plenty of live-streams and pictures of the coverage via the internet. From the exquisite designs to the stylish celebrities and socialites who attended, it is no wonder that New York Fashion Week is one of the most coveted events amongst those who follow the fashion scene or those in the fashion industry. Now that New York Fashion Week is officially over even though I feel it went by too fast, I have closely examined all the spring/summer 2013 looks and I’ll share with you the top trends amongst the designers.

Here are the highlights:

  • The designers turned up the level of sexy with many designs brandishing harnesses.

both left and center: Jason Wu, BCBG Max Azria

  • While on the subject of sexy, it couldn’t have been brought to the table without the lace and the sheer, it was draped, layered and mixed with solid garments.

Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera,  Carmen Marc Valvo

Badgley Mischka, Tadashi,  Vivienne Tam

  •  Another appealing look that was on the runway was leather, from all-over pieces to panelled pieces of leather incorporated into designs, it was hot, hot, hot.

both left and center: Reem Acra, Derek Lam

  • The cut-out trend is still with us but the designers are mastering this look this season with more sophisticated peek-a-boo here, and there.

Diane Von Furstenberg, Mara Hoffman, Michael Kors

  • Stripes are still trendy and were seen on the runways in various sizes and colours.
    Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger
  • Even though  this year’s very fashionable Olympics is over, the sporty look is still with us.

Helmut Lang, Rag & BoneJen Kao

  • There was also noticeable colour trends and the ones that popped the most were yellow, pink, orange blue and green.
    Lela Rose, DKNY, Oscar de la Renta

 Jenni Kayne, Honor, Marchesa

Vivienne Tam, BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera

Farah Angsana, Rebecca Taylor, Peter Som

Lela Rose, Zac Posen, Rag & Bone

  • The traditional colours of black and white could not be left out of this affair.

left and center: Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta

DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Honor

So there you have it folks and now that you have seen what’s coming for spring/summer 2013, we can rest assure that we would be looking fierce and  fabulous in 2013. Remember even though you can’t control the trends you can dictate your style, so choose the ones that compliment you well.

The Best of 2013 Resort Collections

  There have been a great buzz in the air about the 2013 resort collections with a high expectancy of the level of fashion hence, making it the number one topic on the lips of every fashionista. Many of the collections have been getting loads of attention and creating quite a stir within the fashion world. There have been an array of bold colours, prints, feminine silhouettes, demure looks and menswear inspiration, catering for both those who will be in the tropics and for those in winter wonderland.

 Alberta Ferretti

With such a wide diversity of style offered by the designers, there is without a doubt an appeal for everyone and  that the designers have left us with our tongues wagging. Those of you new to the fashion scene would may wonder what’s the real need of resort collections. Well my friend, it’s the number 1 fashion saver between the fall and spring seasons providing fashionable clothes  during October to February.

  Alexander Wang

Even though I was looking forward to a high level of fashion, I must admit that I was still bowled over by the designs. Such, as to actually pick one designer out of the lot as the best is like me being able to tell you the tally of all the sand on earth, simply impossible. So, I decide to show highlights of some of the best.



 Bottega Veneta 


Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

Cut 25

Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg


Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Emporio Armani





J Mendel

Jason Wu

Just Cavalli


Marios Schwab

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel


Oscar de la Renta


Phillip Lim

Prabal Gurung

Pringle of Scotland

Rachel Zoe 

Rag Bone

Roksanda Illincic

Sonia Rykiel

Temperley London

The Row


Zac Posen

Zero Maria Cornejo