Style File


I was always told in design school proportion, proportion, proportion.  And that there is nothing better than to focus on just one part of the female form.  Therefore, whether designing, styling or simply trying to figure out what silhouette to go with for your wedding or next black tie gala always concentrate on one area of the body to accentuate. For instance if you’re wearing a plunging neckline then you don’t necessarily want it to be backless and a mini all at the same time. That also goes for accessorizing the look as well as your beauty routine.  Basically it’s all about balance.

This season it’s all about proportion and form and from what I’ve seen on the runways as well as red carpet of recent it’s all leg with thigh high slits or bare all backless. 

As we all know bridal is not usually far behind so be on the lookout for some daring new styles sure to push the envelope on tradition.


My favorite time of year is upon us.. AWARDS SEASON!  The kickoff  started last night with the Golden Globes. Let me just start off by saying Fashion is back on the red carpet…..finally!  We saw a mormetorrum on fashion over the past few years. Not sure if it was due to the economy or starlets and stylists just playing it safe? You know things are  boring when yours truly prefers to do laundry rather than watch the red carpet. But do not to fear FASHION is here… and hopefully to stay.

Here are our favorites, plenty of ideas to pull from for your own walk down the WHITE AISLE.

Angelina Jolie – Tops our list for BEST DRESSED!

Stunning in a Versace, Jolie perfects how to balance chic elegance with cutting edge fashion. See…you can be unique and fashion forward without over doing it. So for all you brides out there who want to be different but not too fashion forward that you loose the tradition? This is how it’s done.

Timeless yet fashion forward – Photo:Reuters Angelina Jolie

Julianna Margulies – Cut out chic

The key to being different yet remaining timeless and elegant is to make one element the focus. Here Juliana does this in a luxurious Naeem Kahn cut out backless eggplant beaded gown. We do it similarly with our Siena gown.

Photo courtesey of Jason Merritt/Getty
Cut out Chic! Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty


Tilda Swinton– Tailored to perfection

Pushing the envelope with a meticulously tailored jacket by Haider Ackermann.  Edgey yet perfectly balanced with a touch of femininity with the silky chiffon mermaid skirt and train. Topping it off with a perfectly placed cuff Tilda took the cake on how to do avant-garde and still be a classic.

Avant-Garde Classicist- Getty Images

All three of these women have their own unique personal style that they show in their choices for the red carpet.

 That is the key to style!

When you’re being yourself  and letting that shine through you will always look your best.

The House of Chanel is always one to watch for the most cutting edge fashion trends, and always proves to be in my shortlist of favorite couture shows.  Fall 2011 didn’t disappoint, with a slew of insanely gorgeous looks that left my jaw on the floor…and filled me with so much inspiration, I’m practically brimming with ideas for next collection, and perhaps even some couture gowns for my custom brides!  Here are some of the looks and details  that are inspiring me right now!

First up, ladylike looks complemented by suggestive accessories that let your skin peek through. Lace and sheer gloves polished off many of Chanel’s ensembles, and I’m absolutely enamored with the elegant but sexy statement.  Slip on a pretty pair for extra editorial photos before your ceremony and save them for your boudoir pics too!

The second peek-a-boo detail that graced almost every model were these transparent , lacey veils. If you’re not the poofy veil type, I’d take a cue here and  opt for something small, face framing, and subtly sexy.

More drool-worthy inspiration came in the form of slightly transparent skirts and sleeves, sheer paneled gowns, belted waists, and the occasional pop of fuschia- one of my picks for best wedding color of 2012! {images}

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