Which Aisle are you walking down?

You know how much I LOVE guiding you toward a great vendor or a super sale.  Well, I’ve mentioned it before but the time has come. The Aisle is officially open for business on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:00AM.  The concept is great – find the designer gown (shoes & accessories) of your dreams all under one place!  The best part they are up to 50% off .  If you haven’t signed up for their newsletter, do so.

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The Designer Bridal Group brings out the best for the fashionable bride

Designer Bride Group is not just a new label…it’s a concept for the wedding industry.  Created in 2010 its focus is the “new” bride, meaning a more mature, sophisticated and independent woman.  What makes this concept so unique; the designers who created this already have an extremely successful ready-to-wear lines.  Lilly Pulitzer, Carmen Marc Valvo, David Meister and Angel Sanchez.  The designer’s collection can be found at Neiman Marcus, Kleinfeld Manhattan and Mon Amie bridal Salon.

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These mid-level price points for the bride that is brand savvy and price-conscious. With gowns that range from $1,200-$4,000 which is an absolute steal considering their individual brands. Sales will begin Dec. 2010.

2011 Bridal Couture: Angel Sánchez collection

This season Angel Sánchez gave me a gift.  What was it? The gift of a photographers’ angel.  I caught a glimpse of the models backstage as well as an understandably nervous Angel peeking out from behind the partition looking into the crowd. Of course you don’t expect a man who has created countless collections would still get nervous but I think it simply shows his humility and charm.  Angel Sánchez is a designer who is passionate about his designs, a superstar in the industry yet extremely humble and modest.

So who is the Angel Sánchez bride?  She is confident in her own skin.  She loves being a woman and her femininity shows in everything she wears.  Most importantly, she is a woman who wears the dress, not the other way around.

Modified ball gowns and trumpet skirts with detailed accents ruled the collection. The banded skirt and a beautiful keyhole neckline is my personal favorite.  Angel spoke at an event just two nights prior and wondered aloud what the reaction of this collection would be.  I can say, at least for me…Perfection.

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Color Trends:  Ivory, Off-White, Nude, and Dusty Rose

Fabric Trends: Torchon Embroidered, Screen printed Silk, triplex gazar, Tulle, Lace, Crepe, Lace Overlay, Sequins, Organza

Style Trends: Trumpet gown, Flare Bottom, Banded Skirt and Keyhole at neckline (too dreamy!!), Bateau Illusion neckline, Corseted bodice, Scallop edging on skirt, Lace bow detail at neckline and Ribbon detail at natural waist