Romona Keveza is the royal brides visionary

2011 is truly a year of royal weddings, which is why Romona Keveza dedicated her new collection shown on April 10, 2011 at NYC Bridal Market to the new Royal Brides. After capturing the elegant style of Princess Catherine’s bridal gown weeks before the wedding, Romona Keveza has done it again with Princess Charlene’s. The beautiful bride looked breathtaking in her off the shoulder gown, which is strikingly similar to one showcased months earlier in the Legends by Romona Keveza Collection. Romona even predicted the accessories right – from the veil, to a simple side swept up-do (sans tiara), and the bouquet. The proof is in the picture; Romona Keveza is a true Royal fashion visionary!

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Oh…did I mention, she is one of the very few designers who takes time after her shows (which are always intimate) to speak to you…remember you from the prior season…ask about your family….she is humble and yet has every reason-the talent to be a diva (which she isn’t). She is one of the industries true hidden gems. I can’t wait to see what she has for 2012. Aren’t you glad you discovered her here?

NYC Bridal market is winding down

Hi!  OMG the last 4 days have been on FIRE! Running from here to there; looking at countless dresses, speaking with designers and of course catching up with some of my friends in the industry.  Honestly, it is like a high school reunion.  OK, so I honestly hope that you’re been following along with my tweets and of course that you have subscribed to our facebook page.  There is just so much goodness on there, I can barely contain myself.

I’ve posted hundreds of photos from Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier (did you hear my BIG an EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT from Monique?! I’m the FIRST and ONLY Journalist she has shared this with!!), Ines Di Santo, Alfred Angelo, Simone Caravilli, Christos, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, Jenny Lee, Priscilla of Boston, St. Pucchi, Romona Keveza, Anne Bowen, Matthew Williamson, Vera Wang – WHEW!!  That’s only the first 4 days.  There are still more pictures to upload and shows today.  OH…look at the time.  I’ve gotta run, but…here are a few more of my favorite pictures.

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Remember, all the shows I attend, WILL HAVE PICTURES that I’ve taken (I tweet live from the shows – @bridalease) as well as the really pretty-pretty ones from my photographer when they are available.  There is just so much to share on trends, color, style and yes just a bit for the Royal Wedding.  I know!

Happy Monday


Happy 2011 Bridal sales and trunk shows

Here’s wishing you a very happy engagement!  My advise to you – BREATHE!!  Take your time, don’t let anyone pressure you into making decisions and by all means…enjoy the process.  As we move forward in 2011, I’ll be sharing some great vendors, trends, ideas and commentary with you.  Until then (and if you can’t wait) here are some trunk shows and sales for you to put on your January radar.  Some happen as early as Jan 1.

Vera Wang is inviting you to her Madison Avenue Bridal Salon now through January 1, 2011 to preview the Fall 2011 bridal collection. Call 212.628.3400 to schedule your appointment.

Vera Wang Bridal Salon
991 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 1007

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier is one of my favorites.  I want you to also keep on your radar the brand new “The Aisle” which launches on Jan 3 at 11:00am.  You will find beautiful gowns from all the hottest designers up to 50% off.  Sign up by clicking here.

In the mean time, visit Mark’s salon for these special sales and trunk shows.

Vera Wang Selling Day – January 5

Junko Yoshioka Trunk Show – January 6 – 8

Lela Rose Collection Preview – January 10 – 12

Elizabeth Fillmore – January 13 – 15

Lela Rose Collection Preview – January 17 – 19

Peter Langner Trunk Show with Personal Appearance – January 27 – 29

The Park 55 Building
110 East 55th St., 8th Floor
To schedule an appointment, please call: 212 319 6778

The salons and amazing service will always have me posting the sales from Bridal Reflections.  They seem to get it right time and time again (according to brides who write to me who have visited them)

This is a great list of their sales through January.  I especially LOVE they are having a special sale for Military Brides on Jan 31.  Way to Go Bridal Reflections!!

Sample Sale January 2nd – 9th – Carle Place/Westbury salonFifth Avenue salon

Designer gowns from 40%-75% off.

Martina Liana January 7th – 9th – Fifth Avenue salon

Christine Anthony – Exclusive to Bridal Reflections! January 7th – 9th – Massapequa salon

Ines Di Santo January 21st – 23rd – Fifth Avenue salon

Simone Carvalli January 21st – 23rd – Carle Place/Westbury salon

Romona Keveza January 28th – 30th – Fifth Avenue salon

Marina K. January 28th – 30th – Carle Place/Westbury salon

Bridesmaids: Jim Hjelm Occasions January 28th – 30th – Carle Place/Westbury salon

Mother of Bride/Groom: Rina Di Montella January 28th – 30th – Massapequa salon

Gowns for Military Brides! January 31st – Carle Place/Westbury salonFifth Avenue salonMassapequa salon

Address for NYC

260 Fifth Avenue
(At W. 28th St)
New York, NY 10001

Phone 212.764.3040

Address for Carle Place

80 Westbury Ave
Carle Place, NY 11514

Phone 516.742.7788

Address for Massapequa

3 Broadway
Massapequa, NY 11758

Phone 516.795.222

Ok so that should be good to get you started.  Again Congratulations and if you didn’t get the bling-bling for Christmas…there’s always New Years eve.  May all your bridal dress-dreams come true.

2011 Romona Keveza couture collection is pure glamour

I’m convinced that Romona Keveza doesn’t sleep.  She had a successful ready-to-wear collection and then she created two different bridal lines.  She is truly a special kind of designer.  The fall 2011 legends collection takes on the glamour of Camelot and elegance of the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Once again Romona has captured glamour that ranges from short and sassy to full ball gowns that have amazing movement as the models walked.  The legends collection features classic chic and underscored by modern minimalism.  This is a marriage of Parisian style all with American girl spirit.

Her second collection begins with “Darling, won’t you join me?” The collection inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly and the Aristocratic soirées of the 1960’s NY high society.  Each piece in the collection really was a throw back in time where women wore gloves, and weren’t scared to wear something a bit more ‘shocking’ yet looked as if they effortlessly stepped off a fashion page.

Playful lengths, colors and cuts, bold and feminine touches, equal luxury and unassuming grace.  The Keveza bride won’t play by the rules…she creates them.  One of my favorites is a new spin on the ‘little black dress’.  Who am I kidding?  I love the entire collection.

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