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Jim Hjelm Bridal Collection – Spring 2011

Posted on February 28th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

Check out the Jim Hjelm spring 2011 bridal collection:

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~Mandy

Honeysuckle: Top Pantone Design Color for 2011

Posted on December 29th, 2010 by Mandy Webster
Honeysuckle Pantone 18-2120

Image courtesy of Pantone.com

Pantone’s color number 18-2120 is a delicate reddish pink which some experts claim is indicative of better times to come. What better way to dress your besties for your wedding day than in this most popular color of hope? Read more »

Top 10 Pantone Fashion Colors for Spring 2011

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Honeysuckle Pantone 18-2120

Pantone Honeysuckle 18-2120

Pantone LLC, is the global authority on color and a provider of professional color standards for the various design industries, including the fashion industry. Pantone LLC recently unveiled the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2011.

Christian Dior 'Cruise' collection 2011 in Shanghai

Christian Dior 'Cruise' collection 2011 in Shanghai, Photo Courtesy of Fashion Telegraph UK

And, the top 10 Pantone fashion colors for Spring 2011 are (Drumroll, please!): Read more »

2011 Spring Fashion Inspirations from the Paris Runway

Posted on December 1st, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Planning a wedding for 2011 and not quite sure what style bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses to choose? If you’re into cutting edge fashion, a good place to start is the 2011 spring fashions from the Paris runways. Paris, France is known for being on the cutting edge of fashion. So, sit back and watch this fascinating video from Style.com to learn what’s hot for next spring. It’s a great way to begin to form an idea of your favorite new styles which may then be adapted for your very own bridal fashions.

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Spring 2011 Bridal Fashion Trends

Posted on October 18th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Yes, I know I’m a bit behind on the times… the Spring 2011 fashion shows all took place last spring. But, we didn’t have a blog back then… and in any case, I think the 2011 Spring bridal trends are worth another look. So, for those of you who have only recently begun planning a wedding for this upcoming spring, these fashion trends will likely feel like brand new to you!

Woman in Vintage DressTop 2011 Trends

  • Old fashioned and historical themed wedding gowns are a big trend for 2011. The vintage gown pictured at left is just one example of a vintage style that could be re-purposed or redesigned for your 2011 Spring wedding. With historical wedding gowns, your possibilities are endless. There’s the Scarlett O’Hara plantation style, Grace Kelly ballgown style, the Jane Austen inspired empire gown… the list goes on and on! Whether you choose to borrow your mother’s or grandmother’s bridal gown or have your own historical gown made brand new, you will be all the rage next spring in an old fashioned wedding gown.
  • Strapless sweetheart wedding dresses like those by Carolina Herrara or these beautiful samples from the Alfred Angelo’s new line are another style you can expect to see next spring.
  • Short wedding gowns were another favorite at the 2011 bridal fashion shows. (I love the removable pink silk organza skirt pictured on the Brides website.)
  • Brides magazine also predicts trumpet silhouettes, side bustles, black accents and dramatic veils will be the top wedding trends of the Spring 2011 bridal season.

My Personal Faves

I love the flowing white gown with ivory and tan accents by Luisa Beccaria as shown on The Ethereal Bride (scroll down to picture #8.) The flamingo dress (picture #13) by Nina Ricci would be adorable on your bridesmaids, as long as they are all thin like the model pictured.

Of course, you could take this same concept and redesign bridesmaid dresses for each individual body type. Let’s face it, few of us are built like these runway models! Some of our friends have the legs to pull this off while others will need a longer skirt. On the other hand, some of our leggy friends might not be able to pull off the particular bodice style of this piece.

The fact is, most of us are not built like runway models. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be just as beautiful in the gown of our choice. The key is to find a seamstress who can take your favorite concept and rework it to meet the needs of each individual. So, choose your own favorite style and begin your quest to find a seamstress who can make it yours! Read more »

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