When it comes to bridal styling, balancing elegance and tradition with the punctuation of personal style is an art. There are a myriad of decisions to weigh that evoke meandering trains of thought. You want a look grounded in elegance with the allure of contemporary design. You want to be bold in your choice, yet not over the top, and never at the compromise of the classicism that a wedding calls for. It’s a fine line, and one best navigated with the help of a stylist versed in bridal and luxury.
With the vision of fusing European-only labels and a bespoke bridal styling experience, Carte Blanche is a Melbourne bridal boutique created by founder and stylist Anastasia Tushuizen. Well-versed in luxury styling, Anastasia’s acute eye for curating authentic bridal looks came from past fashion buying roles. It was here that Anastasia developed a deep understanding of the nuances behind what women wanted, and more importantly, what they didn’t, while dressing clients in the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, and Lanvin.
Housing an edit of designs from Caroline Takvorian, Donatelle Godart, and Atelier Blanche, all gowns are hand selected with a focus on detail and quality materials. Avoiding bridal accessories that too often fall at dramatic ends of the spectrum — spiritless or overly extravagant — is behind Carte Blanche’s careful curation. Exclusively French, the accessories collection boldly captivates yet remains timeless for those seeking an understated but confident look.
Creating dramatically transcendental looks, Carte Blanche marries curated gowns to brides’ most authentic selves in a bespoke way. Every appointment at Carte Blanche is private and one-on-one. Reserving the entire boutique for one bride ensures the time to revel in finding the perfect dress. Fuelled by a passion for deeply connecting to brides’ wedding dreams, Carte Blanche creates bridal looks spilling with rare authenticity.
“Well-versed in luxury styling, Anastasia’s acute eye for pairing authentic bridal looks came from past fashion buying roles… dressing clients in the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, and Lanvin.”
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