Good morning lovelies! Boy oh boy, do I have a treat for all of you today. Our Fashion Fridays would normally be about the best gown collections from all over the world, correct? Well today, Pronovias, one of the top brands in wedding gowns is just within your reach! (ACCCK!!! I love that idea!)Last Thursday, my friends and I accompanied a newly-engaged friend to try on some wedding gowns at Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique. Because this is the first bridal boutique in the country, I was excited and ecstatic to see the shop (and the drrrreeesssesss!). We were greeted by Pepper, one of the most charming ladies I've ever met--she also happens to be the owner of the boutique. It was such an amazing experience for my friend who got to try on almost all the gowns in the store--and I must admit, my three other gal pals, including myself, were so tempted to try on those gorgeous numbers as well.I decided to write about this because I totally would recommend this wonderful experience to brides out there looking for the perfect gown. The fabric, style and workmanship of Pronovias are simply exquisite. And don't be intimidated with the price, I was shocked to discover how reasonable the prices actually were. And lastly, you get to see what works with your body. You'd be surprised to see some cuts you'd never dreamed of wearing actually complement your figure the most! Speaking of these gorgeous dresses, here's a sneak peak at the elegant and chic store, plus some styles my friend got to try on (FYI: I didn't post all the gowns since her fiancé might see the ones she likes).I could totally hang out in that store the whole day to watch brides try on gowns. Love, love, love!What is Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique?Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique (MSBB) takes pride in being the first bridal boutique in the Philippines, offering ready-to-wear bridal fashion. We are both excited and challenged to roll out this global trend and aim to help each bride find their “Mi Sueno” (my dream) gown.What makes going to MSBB a unique experience?A trip to Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique is a unique experience, because we help you get a glimpse of how you will look like on your wedding day! Not to mention the fun involved in trying on different styles and designs that may or may not look good on you. It’s also a great learning experience as trying on the gown makes you realize what is flattering and not, and what is “you” and what is not. There’s no second guessing at our showroom!Custom-made vs. Ready-madeThe concept behind ready-to-wear gowns is that the gowns are made based on “balanced proportions” (this may vary from one label to another). It is believed that when a gown is made based on these balanced proportions, the outcome is visually pleasing and physically flattering. On the other hand, creating a gown based on actual measurements, which more often than not are imperfect proportions, run the risk of an odd looking gown as the gown may emphasize the imperfections of the figure. A ready-to-wear gown more often than not works for your body as it helps you conceal those imperfect proportions.Another advantage of choosing a ready-to-wear gown is the certainty of knowing how you will look like on your big day. After all, you wouldn’t want to take a chance about your appearance on one of the biggest moments of your life! It simply saves you from stressing about fittings, worrying about how your gown will come out, and it ultimately allows you to channel your energies to many other tasks involved in planning a wedding.What brands do you carry? Can you describe them?We are the authorized dealer for Pronovias bridal gowns in the Philippines.Pronovias is a Spanish brand based in Barcelona that pioneered the integration of bridal and prêt-a-porter fashion. Pronovias is currently the world’s leading bridal house and is present in 75 countries, which now includes the Philippines! It would be safe to say that Pronovias is a household name in the bridal industry.The diverse selection of designs and fabrics is what makes Pronovias unique and the market leader in bridal fashion. The creative team of Pronovias, headed by Manuel Mota, understands that brides have different tastes and desires, and they make sure to create a collection every year to satisfy every bride. There is certainly a gown for every bride at Pronovias.We currently carry the Pronovias bridal gown line, and will be bringing in another label from the Pronovias Fashion Group later this year – Atelier Diagonal. Atelier Diagonal is another Pronovias label that caters to the bride on a slimmer budget, but still wants the beauty, detail, and certainty of a ready-to-wear gown.What is the price range of gowns from your boutique?Pronovias gowns range from P65,000 – P175,000. While Atelier Diagonal gowns range from P35,000 – P60,000.If someone wants to try out gowns, how do they go about the process?In order to give adequate time and attention to each bride, and to ensure that the experience is absolutely personal and fun, we allow viewing and fitting by appointment only. This enables us to give each bride the unique experience of discovering what gown suits her best. Brides are able to try on different styles, cuts, fabrics, and designs with the aim of finding “THE” gown.Appointments may be set by calling:Tel. No.: 848 – 7277 to 78 / 622 - 4361 / 622 - 4368 / 622 - 4372Mobile: +63917 – 81 – SUENO (78366) / +63917 - 83 - SUENO (78366) / +63917 - 85 - SUENO (78366)Email: email@example.comShowroom Address:Penthouse of The Athenaeum Building at 160 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, PhilippinesAlthough, we encourage brides to set an appointment, we welcome walk-ins as long as we do not have a bride fitting at the time of arrival.
Jun 03, 2011
In "Fashion,Real Weddings"
The much-awaited New York Bridal Fashion Week has begun, and everyone in the B&B headquarters is freaking out from all the gorgeousness! Seriously, we almost get mini heart attacks every time a new collection pops out in our Instagram feed... So today, we hope to share with you that same feeling! Here are some of our faves from the ongoing #nybfw! Someone please take us to New York right this instant!Let's start things off with Hayley Paige's intricate geometric-feel back design that is just faint-worthy! (Yes, we've upgraded from drooling to fainting!)https://instagram.com/p/1lDJkRQ-US/ We're going to need to exercise our arms for this jaw-dropping dress by Angel Sanchez!https://instagram.com/p/1inTRUNByE/ J Mendel's deep-V lace back design screams sultry and fine to us!https://instagram.com/p/1iglyrjBrH/ This piece from Kelly Faetanini is like a breath of fresh air!https://instagram.com/p/1qUPh6LA1H/ Victor Harper's collection is all set to wow that runway! Oooh, just check out those textures!https://instagram.com/p/1oPnYiycf6/ A cape and backless design all rolled into one dress? You are a genius, Badgley Mishka!https://instagram.com/p/1nx7HFk5Ly/ We can't seem to stop staring... Yup, Reem Acra has that effect on us, no fail!https://instagram.com/p/1npzvFHtW9/ Do we even have to justify why this gown by Romona Keveza is included in this list? Aaahhh, DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS!!!https://instagram.com/p/1jECEoNItc/ Mesmerizing and enchanting describes Ines di Santo's collection... Case in point, this dress!https://instagram.com/p/1nICvvw-RS/ All we can say is WOW. (Insert that surprised face emoji here!) Carolina Herrera, you are a class act!https://instagram.com/p/1mHAh5NBwW/ Okay, maybe we've said this countless times already. But this Monique Lhuillier piece is what sweet wedding dreams are made of. Seriously!!!https://instagram.com/p/1mnMZ5ObSn/ A scalloping beauty from Berta? This is divine!!!https://instagram.com/p/1lWU6GSLYx/ Utterly fab!!! This Austin Scarlett off-shoulder floral piece is all kinds of pretty!!!https://instagram.com/p/1q3S0sE5Pv/ This bejewelled strappy piece from Eve of Milady is too dreamy for words...https://instagram.com/p/1qiF74p9GN/ Something sweet and dainty from Oscar de la Renta, perhaps?https://instagram.com/p/1oL0B4OpjX/ Can you rock this va-va-voom backless dress from Marchesa? We adore this!!!https://instagram.com/p/1qaFTlplcF/ How about some sparkle from Naeem Khan?https://instagram.com/p/1oMFLoI4Da/ This printed beauty from Elizabeth Fillmore is stunning in all angles!!!https://instagram.com/p/1q2kDJET5-/ Or how about some serious sheer style? This dress by Mira Zwillinger is fab, fab, fabulous!https://instagram.com/p/1oC5HJsmnD/ Oh, and Sarah Seven's collection has left us speechless...https://instagram.com/p/1oQEh0jBmZ/ Please tell us your favorite because we can't pinpoint which one is ours!!!
Apr 20, 2015
If you're an avid reader of the blog, chances are you know what Fashion Friday posts are. If you aren't and just happened to drop by, then you are in luck! We're rounding up some of our favorites and let me just warn you, a lot of swoon-worthy dresses will really get you glued to your screen. Happy viewing!1. Ersa Atelier's bridal spread has some serious tulle tenderness going on, and we are completely loving every dress in it! More from this collection here.2. Von Lazaro's amazing waterfall-like draping is astounding! Just look at how these gowns fall perfectly on the ground! See his collection here.3. Veluz really has a way of making every dress perfect, down to the very last detail! Check out this My Fair Ladies Editorial here. [Photo: Jaja Samaniego]4. Flowy and smooth are the main attractions in this Paolo Sebastian set. So if that sounded like bingo to you, then better check out the rest of the collection!5. Traditional Filipino with the a hint of modern sweetness is what's in store for you in Veejay Floresca’s Madore Collection and we are completely smitten! See the full set here! [Photo: RV Mitra]6. Colors, textures, and a whole lot of character. Definitely a collection we'll never forget! See this Elie Saab collection here!7. Gorgeous silhouettes and amazing back designs--this Berta collection sure is a heart-stopper. Check out the entire set here.8. Ever curious about the great mind behind Marian Rivera's princess-like wedding gown? Michael Cinco will definitely take your breath away with every single masterpiece! See his collection here!9. Nurit Hen's pieces are perfect for the sleek and sexy bride! Check out the whole collection here.10. If you're going for that ethereal and effortless look, then Vania Romoff's most recent collection is just what you need! Her bridal spread is waiting for you here.11. I really have no words to describe how bewitchingly beautiful these Krikor Jabotian pieces are. Speechless. Check out the entire collection to see what I'm talking about. 12. Jazel Sy has a thing for carefully handcrafted bridal pieces and we adore each one! Fall in love with her collection over here! [Photo: Jun Estacio] 13. You can always count on Monique Lhuillier for that classic and sophisticated bridal look. And her gorgeous collection is a testament to that!14. Classic meets sultry for this Galia Lahav collection. And let me just tell you, every gown is to die for! Check it out here!15. Are you the delightfully delicate type of bride? Sareh Nouri has skilfully mastered that look and her entire collection is waiting for you here!16. These fashion forward Hayley Paige dresses are utterly mesmerizing! Crop top as a wedding ensemble? That's definitely something we want to see! See this urban bridal collection here!Now that's a total swoon fest, am I right? What are your favorites? Let us know by commenting below!
Jan 21, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"