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by Kristy Rice

I hope you have enjoyed our Bridal Market coverage over the last week!  Want to get caught up with all the gorgeousness from the runways and my inspired sketches?  Have a look here for coverage of Theia, Romona Keveza, Carol Hannah, Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose, The Dessy Group, Aruna Seth, Winnie Couture, Tara LaTour, Ivy&Aster, Margaret Rowe, and Claire Pettibone! What comes after the grueling days of walking NYC, little sleep, running from show to show during Bridal Market?  You guessed it, THE PARTIES!  I tend to be shy, always have been but something this industry has taught […]

If I made gowns I would want to be Claire Pettibone.  Not trying to be creepy, not at all, I promise.  I have a certain affinity for the aesthetic of this over-the-moon-and-back-talent of a designer who is as humble as humble gets.   I’ll admit I was dying to see her runway show along with the rest of the world.  Space was limited so I  asked for some time in her booth to soak it all in up close and personal, and the team was happy to oblige.  I sat quietly, happy to just observe the mini-show underway where select gowns […]

Have you ever put on a piece of jewelry and it just made you feel better?  In a moment a bit of sparkle and shine could turn your morning around and put a giddy smile on your face..if you haven’t had such a moment I urge you to find Margaret Rowe.  Jess and I had the sheer pleasure of spending some time with Margaret and were pleased to learn she is not only a visionary in Vintage Couture Jewelry but is also one of the nicest women you will ever meet.  That goes a very long way in my book. […]

Big paper blooms caught our eye when entering Pier 94, essentially the mecca of Bridal Market in NYC.  It didn’t take us long to forget the paper blooms and get lost in the fashion.  Ivy & Aster is a spirited design studio intent on crafting modern couture for the chic bride.  Subtly irreverent shapes and colors are mixed with classics like lace and ruffles.  Color is paramount in their collection of social dresses with watercolor-like patterns that made my heart flutter.  Punchy chartreuse frocks, blingy capes and shawls bring their eclectic offering full circle. My sketch turned watercolor painting quickly […]

Anne Barge designs have a certain…swagger.  I mean no disrespect but a certain swagger that only comes when you hone your craft over time.  Deeply rooted in classic sensibilities but keenly inspired by modern aesthetics, Anne Barge continues to weave her way into our hearts with captivating design. The room was hushed before this show began. The kind of quiet where you can feel the energy building.  The girls began their way down the runway and I became a bit overwhelmed.  Somehow pure emotion was captured in each foot step and sway of a veil.   The drama built simultaneously in […]