Oct

16

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · In the Press

Top Picks from Bridal Fashion Week in New York!

We’re just back in Denver after a whirlwind Bridal Fashion Week in New York, where bridal designers from around the world showed their new collections and where we at Little White Dress Bridal Shop picked out all the new gowns we’ll have in store next spring. We’ll be sharing lots more on our blog in the coming days, with in-depth coverage of all the fabulous runway shows and the latest collections. But for now we’re sharing a recap of our favorite gowns from Little White Dress’ lineup of talented designers.

We had hundreds and hundreds of gowns to choose from and we are so excited about the selection we’re bringing to our brides. Rather than choose gowns and accessories based on trends that may or may not stick around (Google “bridal crop top” for an example!), we are always focused on choosing the most stylish, timeless, and beautiful selection for all our brides – whether they’re getting married on the beach, ball room, or mountaintop, whether they’re traditional or more modern, and whether they have a $1,500 budget or a $15,000 budget.

With that – our top picks from Bridal Fashion Week!

Claire Pettibone

 

Claire Pettibone's Gothic Angel Collection

Claire Pettibone’s Gothic Angel Collection

This gown from Claire Pettibone‘s stunning and unique Gothic Angel collection left our jaws on the floor. With shimmering metallic lace, the most delicate sleeves, and just the right amount of embellishment at the waist, it manages to be both romantic and modern, and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We knew we had to have this dress at Little White Dress!

Reem Acra

 

Reem Acra's Let There Be Light Collection

Reem Acra’s Let There Be Light Collection

Light and silky fabric paired with cascading (and elongating) sequins: this Reem Acra gown put a big ol’ smile on our faces. Imagine dancing the night away in this dress! The slit is optional, so you can go show-stopping or more demure (as demure as a sequined bodice can get!).

Liancarlo

 

Liancarlo's Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Liancarlo’s Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Who knew that macrame could be so romantic and modern? We’ve seen a lot of things, but we’d never seen macrame embroidery – until we saw this gorgeous dress by Liancarlo. In an ultra-flattering shape and with lots of incredible texture, we loved this one the moment she caught our eye.

Naeem Khan

 

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Naeem Khan’s Winter Garden Collection

Leave it to Naeem Khan to have us in utter awe over every single gown in his new collection. When it came time to choose which ones to bring to Little White Dress, we couldn’t pass up this glamorous ball gown. With a silver beaded bodice and a skirt that is light as air, we can already picture this gown twirling in the ball rooms of Denver and the winter wonderlands of the mountains.

Anne Barge

 

Anne Barge's Fall 2015 Collection

Anne Barge’s Fall 2015 Collection

For brides looking for a clean, unembellished dress that is anything but boring – the search is over: this Anne Barge gown is your dress. We have never, ever seen such a stunningly simple gown. Shown here with a removable belt, just imagine the accessorizing that could be done with this dress – or let the simplicity shine through with minimal jewelry and accessories. We still can’t decide which version we love more – classic ivory, or the palest blush shown here. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this gown!

Matthew Christopher

 

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Matthew Christopher’s Inspiration Collection

This Matthew Christopher gown was a no brainer for us. Romantic, unique, versatile, and just plain pretty, this dress is an updated version of one of our most popular gowns, Sofia by Matthew Christopher. We know this brand new beauty will be an even bigger hit with our brides!

 

Charlie Brear

 

Charlie Brear's 2015 Collection

Charlie Brear’s 2015 Collection

The softest lace, an easy fit, optional sleeves, and that instant It-girl factor. This Charlie Brear gown has Little White Dress Bride written all over it, in the most effortlessly beautiful way that is synonymous with Colorado brides.

Marchesa

 

Marchesa 2015 Bridal Collection

Marchesa 2015 Bridal Collection

Our brides aren’t afraid of a little color, which is why we were smitten with this Marchesa gown in the loveliest shade of champagne. Since we can’t all be as sun-kissed as this model, we tested out the color against our paler skin (some may in fact call our skin color a shade of translucent), and it was just as flattering. We’re picturing this warm-hued gown against a cozy Colorado fall backdrop.

Sassi Holford

 

Sassi Holford's 2015 Bridal Collection

Sassi Holford’s 2015 Bridal Collection

Let us count the ways we love this dress by Sassi Holford: 1) Guipure lace has that vintage vibe without following any trend that screams vintage. 2) The V-back shows just enough skin without leaving you completely exposed. 3) The slight illusion with lining on the back extending a few inches below the lace. 4) The way the lace on the sleeve hangs in the prettiest way. We could go on… but let’s just say that we know our brides will love this dress as much as we do!

Lis Simon

 

Lis Simon's 2015 Collection

Lis Simon’s 2015 Collection

This voluminous, romantic, lace-bodice ball gown by Lis Simon is fantastic. When you hear that it retails for LESS than $2,000, it goes to a whole new level of amazing. Not every bride can (or wants to!) break the bank for her wedding dress, but that doesn’t mean she should sacrifice style and quality. That’s why we love that this gown is a whole lotta amazing dress for not a whole lotta money.

All of these gorgeous gowns and many more are coming to Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver in Spring 2015! Keep an eye here for more coverage of Bridal Fashion Week, including the complete collections from several of our designers and behind-the-scenes as we picked gowns and accessories for our brides!

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Oct

9

2014

Fashion

We’re Off to New York for Bridal Fashion Week 2014!

Today we’re on the way to New York City for the bi-annual bridal fashion extravaganza known in the industry as Bridal Market! It’s where designers present their new collections to the press and to salons from around the country and world (like us!) with glittering runway shows and glamorous parties. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right? ;)

It’s also where we choose which gowns will be arriving at Little White Dress next year. We know our beautiful and stylish brides well – and we’re always looking out for what our brides want, in a variety of price points, materials, and styles. Luckily for us, the designers we carry at Little White Dress are the most talented in the industry and always give us an incredible selection to choose from!

Follow along on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a look at Bridal Fashion Week as it’s happening, including all the latest trends we’re seeing, the most fabulous gowns on the runways, and lots more!

In the meantime, here’s a quick glimpse of Bridal Fashion Week in 2013!

The stunning Naeem Khan presentation

The stunning Naeem Khan presentation

Claire Pettibone's shows are always romantic and dreamy!

Claire Pettibone’s shows are always romantic and dreamy!

Bridal Fashion Week isn't just about the gowns - we get to pick our our new accessories too!

Bridal Fashion Week isn’t just about the gowns – we get to pick our our new accessories too!

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Fashion-forward, feminine, and sophisticated – RIVINI’s shows never disappoint!

Picking out our new Jenny Packham gowns is like being a kid in a candy shop!

Picking out our new Jenny Packham gowns is like being a kid in a candy shop!

Bridal Market is always capped off by the most fabulous parties, including The Knot Gala, held annually at the spectacular New York Public Library

Bridal Market is always capped off by the most fabulous parties, including The Knot Gala, held annually at the spectacular New York Public Library

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Sep

24

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Get to Know

Get to Know Freya Rose Shoes

Last week we shared more about the designer behind Emmy London shoes, and this week we’re giving you an in-depth look at Freya Rose and her beautiful wedding shoes. Also based in London, Freya Rose shoes are available at only three salons in the United States – including Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver.

Image via Love My Dress of the Ennis pumps by Freya Rose

Image via Love My Dress of the Ennis pumps by Freya Rose

Renowned internationally for her intricate detailing and innovative approach to couture shoe design, Freya Rose is one of the UK’s leading shoe couturiers. Her inherent use of bejeweled and opulent embroidered designs relates to her childhood. Born into a family of fine jewelers, she was consistently surrounded by and exposed to creative artistic references and inspiration. Growing up immersed in the art of fine jewellery making through the observation of the highest levels of craftsmanship, luxury and quality became an integral part of Freya Rose’s design philosophy. After graduating with a First Class Honors Degree from the globally renowned London College of Fashion, Freya went on to hone and perfect her design skills while working for high-end designers.

Freya Rose, designer of Freya Rose London shoes

Freya Rose, designer of Freya Rose London shoes

The Freya Rose signature is synonymous with luxurious and bejeweled glamour, inspired particularly by the fine jewellery of the Art Deco, Orientalism and French Bohemian eras. Having spent years traveling the world in search of the finest levels of craftsmanship in ethical environments, she sources only the most unique, delicate and luxurious materials and components. Freya Rose creates inspirational embroidery and perfected lines through the application of the highest levels of specialist technique in her London studio.

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Lustrous fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystal and shimmering Mother of Pearl heels are all components key to the brand’s core essence. Shoe lines without leather linings give delicate transparency and allows Freya to customize her ethereal designs with a bespoke hand-embroidery service, creating one-off designs for the most discerning women seeking investment pieces with longevity. A multitude of industry awards from the most reputable publications are representative of the caliber of Freya Rose’s timeless designs and her ever-growing popularity amongst press and world-renowned stores.

The Caira shoes, with Freya Rose's signature Mother of Pearl mosaic heel

The Caira shoes, with Freya Rose’s signature Mother of Pearl mosaic heel

Freya Rose wedding shoes are available exclusively in Colorado at Little White Dress Bridal Shop. Schedule your wedding shoes appointment by calling 303-814-8972 or visiting our website!

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Sep

23

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · New Dress Arrivals

New Marchesa Wedding Gowns at Little White Dress!

The first Marchesa wedding gowns EVER available in Colorado have arrived at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver!

The first is a stunningly simple, light-as-air, beautifully draped silk chiffon creation that would look spectacular at a beach wedding or at a summertime mountain wedding. The second gown is classic Marchesa – regal romance, a beaded neckline fit for a queen, and layers of the softest silk tulle over lace.

Book your appointment today to try on these exquisite Marchesa gowns! Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website to schedule your visit.

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Marchesa Wedding Dress Little White Dress Bridal Shop Denver

Image via The Lane

Image via The Lane

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Sep

17

2014

Bridal Accessories · Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · Get to Know

Get to Know Emmy London Shoes

By now you may have heard that Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver carries wedding shoes. What you may not know yet is that these aren’t just any wedding shoes! They are some of the most exquisite, unique, and expertly crafted wedding shoes available in the world. We make a point to carry only the most talented designers at Little White Dress, and that goes for our shoe designers too. When we came across Emmy London, not only did we absolutely fall in love with the shoes, but we were also enchanted by the designer, oh-so-charmlingly-British Emmy Scarterfield. It’s really no wonder that she’s a favorite shoe designer of Kate Middleton, Claire Pettibone, and Charlie Brear.

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Emmy said, ‘I’ve always had a passion for shoes. I grew up in Somerset and my village was home to super brand ‘Mulberry’, so to launch my own luxury label didn’t seem that unrealistic. One of my first memories is of putting wooden building blocks in my socks to create instant high heels!’

Following her degree at the prestigious Cordwainers College, Emmy worked for five years in Italy for some of top names in accessories including Bottega Veneta and Georgio Armani.

‘When I worked in Italy I was in a really fortunate position to work with the factory that make Manolo Blahnik shoes. The craftsmanship and accuracy of their work has always inspired me to raise the bar.’

Emmy Scarterfield, designer of Emmy London shoes

Emmy Scarterfield, designer of Emmy London shoes

On her return to the UK she set her sights high on her own luxury brand and as her friends started getting married, spotted a gap in the market for beautiful, elegant and feminine bridal shoes and brought her unique creative vision to the luxury wedding market. The Emmy brand has since gone from strength to strength, and after 10 years is considered to lead the way in this niche market.

The brand has received huge support from the Press, regularly receiving editorial in all the top bridal publications, from bloggers worldwide and in recent years in the mainstream Press – Emmy was recently tipped as one of the five rising stars in London as part of an article titled ‘Bespoke is the new luxury’ in The Observer.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Emmy London shoes

The Duchess of Cambridge in Emmy London shoes

Emmy uses vintage inspired lasts, heels and the best Spanish and Italian leathers to create classic, timeless pieces for every occasion from the perfect wedding shoes to the most comfortable courts, to show stopping party shoes. ‘My inspiration never really comes from shoes! Although I have a collection of vintage shoes that I just to base some of my last shapes on, I’m really drawn to architecture, I love the structure of windows and doors and the repetition of tiling. Plus jewellery and insects play a big part in the detailing.’

Emmy Scarterfield fitting a bride during an Emmy London trunk show at the Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon in Los Angeles {image via Love My Dress}

Emmy Scarterfield fitting a bride during an Emmy London trunk show at the Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon in Los Angeles {image via Love My Dress}

These gorgeous designs are created for you by top craftsmen in our dedicated workshop, using skills passed down the generations to produce Emmy’s complex designs perfectly each time. Emmy’s signature hand beaded decorations add a touch of decadent luxury. Swarovski crystal, Mother of Pearl shell and silk satins are used to embellish the shoes and create stunning and unique accessories.

Each shoe is hand finished with Emmy’s gorgeous branding and a Swarovski crystal on the sole, brides often choose a blue crystal for their traditional something blue. Shoes and hair decorations are packaged like presents with Emmy’s signature ribbon and crystal boxes, with a shoe bag and care card included to help you keep your shoes looking perfect for years to come.

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Emmy London shoes are available in Colorado only at Little White Dress Bridal Shop, one of only three salons in the United States to carry Emmy shoes. Schedule an appointment to find your very own pair of Emmy London wedding (or Mother of the Bride!) shoes! Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website

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