Tag: Couture

26
Feb

From Red Carpet to the Aisle

Posted by Janna Simpao

I dunno about you, but I just love, love, love watching red carpet events! All those breathtaking evening gowns and dapper suits were amazing! Yesterday’s Academy Awards was particularly fun to watch because I got to scout my favorite outfits. And just my luck–all of them could actually be wedding gowns!

The Romantic Bride: Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta is the epitome of a Romantic Bride. A touch of whimsy, soft tulle, and that dreamy dove gray shade… so perfect for a garden affair.

The Boho Bride: Anne Hathaway’s wore an exquisite custom-made Giorgio Armani during the Les Misérables performance. The haltered cut, flowing silk silhouette, and dainty embellishments scream boho. It’s an easy dress, but definitely beautiful.

The Modern Bride: A sleek and structured cut makes this Dior on Charlize Theron all about elegance. I could totally imagine a reception filled with white roses and a groom in a crisp tuxedo.

The Glamorous Bride: Old Hollywood glamor can certainly make heads turn. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior is the perfect peg for the glam bride. If you want a regal effect, this look could totally work for you.

So what type of bride are you?


04
May

The Nook: The Greatest Designer in the Universe

Posted by Janna Simpao

As much as I love writing about gorgeous wedding inspirations, I am blessed that I get to write about my daily ramblings and issues close to my heart here at B&B’s The Nook.

I have always been in love with fashion. Let’s just say couture gowns are one of my favorite things in the world. I mean, I always tell my husband that in heaven, I’m gonna ask God if I can wear a gown everyday! One of them will be this Christian Dior number…

Sarah Ott, a friend I recently made when she came over for a friend’s wedding, shared this video she made with her gal pal Rowena, I knew instantly I wanted to write about it. Whether you are single, tying the knot soon, or married, this topic will surely be useful to you one way or another. Do you want your own couture piece by the Best Designer in the universe?


01
Oct

Dare to Dress

Posted by Janna Simpao

Okay, so you might be wondering why these runway pictures are here every Friday. I know we all love our wedding features but I ask that you give Fashion Friday a chance to broaden your view in bridal fashion. Gone are the days of old-school wedding gowns, so say goodbye to tacky beadwork and traditional styles. It’s the era of style-forward ensembles to complete your chichi fab wedding. Whether you’re the simple and chic type or the daring and adventurous gal, fashion flair will affect the overall mood of your big day.

Here are some tips on how to dress for your wedding.

Loving the black and white look. It’s very timeless and elegant. A satin dress gives a formal and clean look, while a shorter cut and creative applique gives a modern twist to the outfit. This look will make a very cute reception dress! Don’t forget to pair it with killer gorgeous shoes.

I am so in love with the top! The whole look itself actually works. Mixing of fabrics and patterns is very in now. But can you also imagine it with a simple, strapless, straight-cut chiffon gown. Put the top over the dress and voila! Classy chic and a statement piece. This will surely look good in photos. Recommended for: bride (use cream or white), or a wedding guest (like me!).

I still am fond of beadwork, as long as it’s tastefully done. Putting it in clusters is a technique to make it look elegant. Another thing one must remember, simple doesn’t mean plain. If you want a sophisticated feel, choose a neutral color for your gown then just put a bold detail (in this case the ribbon on the shoulder) to make the look come to life.

One thing I am totally obsessing about in the current fashion trend is the manipulation of fabric. It’s everything brilliant! Love, love, love (love, love, love) this neckline.

So this may be a little be too much for most of you girls out there. Then again, there’s always that guest (or even bride) who’s up for anything this bold. This look will also be amazing for an engagement shoot. Think vintage romance.

Don’t stop with just making your entourage and yourself walking beauties. One of the most important women in your wedding will be your mom and mom-in-law. Dress them in a simple cut gown with a beautiful satin detail such as this. I love seeing moms dressing as fashionable as their little girls.

This is probably one of my favorites in this set. The neckline is a KILLER. I would love to see this detail in a bridal gown. Of course I’m all about the big skirt, so I’d change the bottom to a ball gown with asymmetric layers matching the top. This would probably require some laser cutting in the fabric.

Make your Maid of Honor walk in this ethereal gown. Having a beautifully-styled entourage will make your guests more excited to see the bride.

Dresses by: George Holbeka


13
Apr

Layers of Loveliness

Posted by Janna Simpao

If tulle and ruffles was in for 2009-2010, it’s definitely layers over layers of organdy fabric that is making its way to the aisle this 2010-2011 wedding season. I am so in love with how designers are thinking out of the box these past few years. My ultimate favorite designer remains to be Vera Wang. Her designs are filled with detail, twists and of course, romance. Here are edgy yet elegant designs that I would definitely wear if I could do it all over again! This is the one day that you can look like a princess, I would prefer to go all out.

The first two gowns are from the Vera Wang Fall 2010 collection. This collection spawned a trend that centers on the Chanel-ish classic colors of ivory with an accessory of black. It is elegant and youthful at the same time.


These next dresses are from the Spring 2010 Collection. A frothy, romantic feel that gives the gown a very light look. The asymmetrical designs reflect a fun and playful bride .

And if you’re feeling even more daring, why not a splash of color on your gown?

It may be a little too much for the classic bride, but for the modern and more adventurous, couture-loving gal such as myself… LET’S GO FOR IT!