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Wednesday, July 5th 2017

Nonchalant Romance.

Every bridal fashion week there are stand out shows we fall in love with, pieces that capture our attention and  dresses we dream of long after the runways.  For us this season was all about the smaller, boutique labels who are breathing new life into the traditional world of bridal.  One of our favorites was New York City based, LEIN with a dreamy collection that blurred the lines between bridal, ready to wear and resort, with exquisite textural finishes that added a rawness and nonchalence to weightless silhouettes and gauzy cottons...pieces that had us dreaming of barefoot weddings and summer vacation escapes. 

We caught up with LEIN founder and designer Meredith Stoecklein to find our about inspirations, fabrics and her muses... 

What inspired the latest collection? 
‘I wanted to evoke Americana spirit, which to me is the toughness and natural grandeur of the West, but keeping with modern luxury and staying true to the romantic and feminine make-up of the brand. Sheer gingham fabric, cotton & silk faille, ruffles, double faced chiffons, brushed white denim, raw edges, relaxed fit, tough but feminine, elegant but daring.’ 

Who are your muses that you'd love to see dressed in LEIN?
‘I have a major girl crush on Clemence Poesy. She has this perfect tomboy style but with a feminine edge that makes it both timeless and fresh. She is the girl I design for, and a girl I want to be friends with. Effortless is a term that is so overused but I think she really is that. She has that natural cool girl confidence that exudes the "I didn't do anything to my hair" look. Plus, she's always in denim - a girl after my own heart. 

I also always find myself referencing Brigitte Bardot, but the off-duty Brigitte as a muse. I love finding an old snapshot from her skiing in Aspen or hanging at the beach with friends - barefoot, hair undone and in her favorite pair of jeans. ‘

We love how experimental you are with fabrics... and this season we saw pieces created unexpectedly with denim (which of course only you could execute to perfection!) Tell us a little bit more about this fabric...
‘I love denim, if I could wear jeans and a tee shirt every day I would. It's such an ode to the Americana lifestyle and is such a nostalgic fabric – it reminds me of my summers out west. So when I found the brushed denim it felt organic to this collection. The brushed finishing is soft to the touch and with the stiffness of denim, it becomes a really elevated look. I also just love the juxtaposition of the organza and the cotton denim, feminine and utilitarian. I like to find that happy place between girly-girl and tomboy. And, I always prefer a raw edge as it makes it a bit of that “undone” I love, while still looking put together.’

Discover and shop the full collection on the LEIN website

Friday, April 28th 2017

Ethereal Victoriana.

As years slip by, we find ourselves reaching for tales of old, for classic works and great romances - stories that speak to the sentimentalities of decades past. Think Dickens and Wilde, the Brontës and Yeats; tales where desire is in the details and allure in the forbidden.

Like a classic novel, the newest collection by Delphine Manivet channels enduring romance and timeless love. Each design is infused with softness; delicate fabrics falling from the body, pooling over hands and below feet. Inspired by elegant Victorian silhouettes, the collection speaks to an alchemic infusion of old and new. Think tall, ornate collars and ball gowns reimaged through alluring bare backs and sheer fabrics. Effortlessly graceful and classically feminine, here modern aesthetics are tinted by nostalgia...

Crafted in France, Delphine Manivet offers a variety of gowns suited to opulent ceremonies through to minimal receptions. E-shop the collection here, or discover more on the Delphine Manivet website

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Hypnotic Beauty.


There's something about the mood Israeli designer Dana Harel evokes, in every tiny detail she puts her hand to. A wild, hypnotic beauty in the rhythmic movement of each piece, an intricacy in every stitch and a rare talent for making opulent feel impossibly effortless. This beautiful behind the scenes clip of the latest Desert Dreams collection, captures it all.

Friday, February 17th 2017

An Australian Bridal Event in London.

There is a unique aesthetic to Australian design, an enigmatic flair linked to shape and texture. A culmination of delicate simplicity and relaxed styling that reflects the laid-back nonchalance that often defines the nation. Think eveningwear infused with street style, where everything is a little undone and effortlessly chic. Ubiquitously desired but notoriously unattainable (until now!), UK brides have a chance to shop some of Australia’s leading names in bridal at the Aussie Bridal Salon, presented by Town Hall Hotel and Knot and Pop. Featuring LANE favourites Nevenka and Bo & Luca, think sheer gauzy fabric and exaggerated ruffles, with alluring cut outs and sweeping hemlines that fall weightlessly to the floor. 

Held in London’s Town Hall Hotel from the 2nd – 5th of March, the event is appointment only, with each ticket including a two hour time-slot for the bride and three guests, champagne on arrival, a goodie bag, designer appointments with the brands and a consultation couch for wedding planning and styling advice.  

To find out more about the Aussie Bridal Salon, or to purchase tickets, visit the website.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Ornate Decadence for Wild Romantics.

That billowing sleeved gown dusted in iridescent beading that we might have pinned a thousand times... One Day Bridal's Kyha Simpson creates the kind of boldy alluring pieces you usually find scattered between collections, in every single piece that sits within her collection. 

In her Melbourne studio recently we got to experience these mesmerising peices up close. Sumptuous and decadent, each gown is inspired by movement and fluidity, hugging the body before spilling onto the floor; a luxurious pool of intricate laces and liquid silks. It's a wildly romantic collection that shifts between ornate embroidery, chic silks that fall from shoulders and ethereally sheer, billowing fabrics with daringly low backs and dramatically long hemlines. 

Handmade in South Melbourne, each dress is a celebration of individual style and personal stories, a collaboration between seamstress, designer and bride.

To see more of One Day’s collections or to book a consultation, visit their website

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Laure de Sagazan's New York Atelier.

Stepping into Laure de Sagazan’s New York atelier is like coming home. Intimate, personable and calming, there is a familiarity to the space, where dark floorboards and white walls are softened with potted plants and hanging pendant lights, creamy rugs and wicker chairs. Infused with all the Parisian style and French romance of their original atelier in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, Laure’s latest collection, hangs on racks suspended from the ceiling, next to drawers of vintage accessories Laure hand picks from Parisian flea markets. While the streets of SoHo are alive with an orchestra of city sounds, inside is the picture of serenity, brides enjoying private appointments and expert assistance. 

This atmosphere extends to the gowns themselves, mesmeric creations of ineffable beauty and casual elegance, imbued with that ever desirable sense of je ne sais quoi. Conceived from sketches drawn in the French countryside, each gown is hand sewn by seamstresses in their Parisian atelier, crafted from exquisite fabrics reproduced from 20th century archives. A brand founded on individuality and effortless style, brides are encouraged to modify their gowns, a personal edit of sleeve lengths and hemlines, low backs or buttoned bodices. Modifications are made in house, by a personal seamstress assigned to each bride. 

 Finding sensuality in modesty and desire in details, we’re forever inspired by Laure’s nostalgic approach to bridal. Modern yet classic, liberated yet refined, perfectly paired with vintage jewels and tumbling waves.

To discover the whole collection or schedule an appointment in Paris or New York, see the Laure de Sagazan website.

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