Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2015.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

There are designers and collections that simply just leave me breathless, not only for the ethereal beauty and dreamlike mood evoked by the dresses, but the dramatic detail that the collection holds and the extravagant show that brings it to life! These are the designers that stand out for me for their couture edge! 

Season-to-season Monique Lhuiller always manages to enchant me with her dreamy designs and I was beyond excited to attend Monique’s Spring Show at Cedar Lake in New York City, on behalf of The LANE.

Describing the collection as her ethereal daydream, the show and the collection was every bit that! A breathtaking presentation where models floated across a square catwalk before collectively presenting on a raised stage, reminiscent of a John Singer Sargent portrait, which was the inspiration behind the collection.

While I am often drawn to a sense of effortless beauty in simplicity, the dramatic collection still stood out as one of our favourites this season! While the dresses were elaborate, they were still very much soft and ethereal.

Capturing all the behind the scenes action and elaborate details of the gowns was definitely a highlight of the week. To see the precision and detail that brings together a breathtaking show really is incredible. Like me, you will be blown away by the intricate details and couture design work in the collection! My favourite, the elaborate illusion backs on a number of the gowns created with sheer Chantilly lace and the use of pearl button detailing.

Have a look at our full collection review on The Guide.

Taegan x 

Temperley Bridal Spring 2015.

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Drawn to their exquisite beadwork, intricate embroidery and refined bohemian inspired aesthetic, Temperley is always on my must visit list for Bridal Fashion Week.

With afternoon light spilling through the penthouse event space of The Gansevoort Hotel in New York and the scent of a signature Temperley candle burning, The LANE team and I, were treated to a fun afternoon viewing the new Spring 2015 pieces from Temperley Bride, as well as some of the signature styles and current Ready to Wear collection. 

From the new collection my favourite pieces were those that were more effortless in their silhouette and detailing, We definitely found ourselves obsessing over the ready to wear line and how perfectly it translated for bridal. There were a number of amazing white and blush dresses with intricate embellishment and raised hems, that would be perfect for a non-traditional bride or ethereal bridesmaids!

Here’s a look at some of the exquisite detailing and intricate beadwork that we love Temperley for! For a closer look at the new pieces have a look at our collection review in The Guide

Houghton Bride Spring 2015.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Visiting Houghton Bride and seeing their new collection is one of my favourite stops on the New York Bridal Fashion Week calendar. The effortlessly cool label, full of New York edge is always unexpected, fun and draws a heavily influence from ready to wear styles rather than traditional bridal looks.

When I heard that designer Katharine Polk was drawing inspiration from the 90’s and the rise of the supermodel icons like Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer, for her Spring 2015 collection, I couldn’t have been more excited. 90’s minimalism is one of my favourite eras for its simple, careless and edgy vibe and who better to bring this to life than Katharine. 

Presented at Canoe Studios in Chelsea New York over looking the Hudson River, the industrial west-side space exuded the coolness and energy of the Houghton Bride Spring 2015 collection. 18 pieces were shown in two different groups and really resonated with two different styles of brides. Those looking for chic minimalism given a personalised edge and brides who want a more feminine and lady-like look!

My overall favourite pieces from the collection were the sequin mesh gown, the short sleeved guipure lace dress with full skirt and open back, and the cascading Chantilly lace skirt paired with the 
short sleeved Chantilly lace top.

Here’s a look at my behind the scenes images from the collection showing. You can read our full review of the collection and see all the looks on The Guide

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