Did you watch the Oscars last night? The awards themselves were surprisingly good this year, but we admit that our favorite part is always the red carpet fashion. We love spotting celebs in designers we carry at Little White Dress Bridal Shop! This year we saw quite a few gorgeous ladies in Jenny Packham and Reem Acra, two designers available exclusively in Colorado at Little White Dress.
In Jenny Packham: Julie Delpy, Leslie Mann, Elizabeth Banks, and again Julie Delpy
All in Reem Acra: Idina Menzel (performing at the Oscars), Christin Milioti, Bette Midler, and Jenna Dewan Tatum
Many of these beautiful gowns are available in bridal versions. (Can you imagine how stunning Jenna Dewan Tatum’s gown would be on a bride?!)
Some other favorites on our best dressed list include these spectacular celebs:
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Lupita Nyong’o in Prada, Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab, and Kate Hudson in Versace
Meet the gorgeous ‘Devotion’ collection by Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns. Says Matthew, a favorite designer of Colorado brides, “Devotion is what keeps me going in this business. Devotion keeps my pencil on the paper, pushes me to create the perfect silhouette and allows me to delight in you, the bride.“
The team from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver enjoyed front row seats to see the presentation of Matthew Christopher’s new collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week. We were delighted to see unexpected touches, such as a dramatic yet light full-length lace jacket, glamorous gold detailing, and two gowns in the softest blue. We know our brides will love these ultra flattering gowns!
The Victoria gown
The Mikado gown
The Downton gown
The Downton gown (back)
The Satine gown
The Monroe gown
The Rose gown
The Tiger Lily gown
The Amelie gown – with jacket
The Amelie gown – with coverlet
The Juliet gown
The Vivian gown
The Violet gown
The Natalya gown
The Reese gown
The Roxie (Dress) & Velma (Skirt)
The Ginger gown
Tell us which gown from Matthew Christopher’s new Devotion collection is your favorite!
“My inspiration is the tranquil mystery of Venice. The beautiful harmony of the gentle gothic architecture reflecting on the shimmering waters.” -RIVINI designer Rita Vinieris
Against floor-to-ceiling windows showing New York City’s urbane collage of buildings, RIVINI presented the beautiful Venice-inspired collection at Bridal Fashion Week. The team from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver experienced the breathtaking show while sitting across from the wedding industry’s top publishers and editors. We were enamored of the entire collection and are thrilled to bring these gorgeous gowns to Colorado brides.
The Manuela jumpsuit (L), Letta gown (R)
To start the show, two models – one in a feminine jumpsuit and the other in a wispy gown – walked hand-in-hand down the runway, making a statement more focused on beauty than on politics. Read more on The Huffington Post about the headline-making opening looks from Rivini’s runway show.
The Letta gown (L), Manuela jumpsuit (R)
The Beatrice gown
The Donatella gown
The Donatella gown (back)
The Lauda gown
The Antonella gown
The Antonella gown
The Grazia gown
The Sofia gown
The Margherita gown
The Elenette jumpsuit
The Francesca gown
The Francesca gown (back)
The Cila gown
The Paola gown
The Valentina gown
The Fabrizia gown
The Fabrizia gown
The Giuliana gown
The Giuliana gown
The Patrizia gown
The Giovanna gown
Rivini designer Rita Vinieris waving to the audience at the close of the show
Do you love these gowns? Little White Dress is hosting a Rivini trunk show in February 2014, where brides will be able to experience the entire collection. Keep an eye on www.lwdbridal.com for our upcoming announcement about the trunk show dates!
For weeks and weeks before Bridal Fashion Week each October, we speculate about what boho-vintage wedding gown goddess Claire Pettibone will do at her always-spectacular runway show. The themes of her collections are without exception creative, artistic, and entirely unique. This Bridal Fashion Week, Claire Pettibone wowed the audience, the fashion magazines and blogs yet again, this time with her Still Life collection.
Says Claire of her inspiration for the collection, “In the second half of the 17th century, the art of the floral still life reached the height of fashion. Dramatic arrangements of flora and fauna, insects and fruits, set against dramatic dark backgrounds exude a mysterious romanticism. The brilliance of nature’s beauty is highlighted to dramatic effect, just as the bride becomes the center of our attention. Painterly butterflies and floral details grace delicate silks and laces gilded in gold, glowing as if lit from within. Oh, the unexplainable mystery of love! Be still my heart…still in love…still life.”
Even the description leaves us breathless! Then, imagine the delight we felt at walking in the show setting to see a long, elevated runway covered in silk rose petals arranged in a striking ombre color scheme, ranging from the palest blush to midnight black.
No detail was spared for the setting of the runway show. Goodies for all guests included limited edition iPhone covers and notecards from Claire Pettibone’s new collaboration with stationery brand Wedding Paper Divas. Decorations included opulent bouquets made of paper flowers and tags hanging from silk ribbon from each chair.
With such a beautiful experience before a model even started down the runway, imagine our eager anticipation as the first gown floated down the rose petal path. The gowns were straight out of a dream….
To the applause of an awe-struck audience, Claire Pettibone took a well-deserved bow on the runway after the final walk-through of models. Bravo to Claire’s Still Life collection!
The excitement didn’t stop there! After the show ended, we chatted with Bachelorette Des, who was in the audience with us. Did you know she used to work for a bridal accessories designer in Colorado?!
To experience the incredible Still Life collection by Claire Pettibone and to meet and be styled by Claire Pettibone herself, join us for a trunk show at Little White Dress Bridal Shop, January 24-26, 2014! Mark your calendar now for our most popular trunk show of the year!
The team from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver had the privilege of attending the runway show for Jenny Packham‘s 2014 bridal collection, as part of New York Bridal Fashion Week. As we’ve come to expect from Jenny Packham’s shows, it was an absolutely breathtaking experience. Taking place in a blank canvas of a studio in New York’s Meatpacking District, Jenny Packham transformed the space into an experience reminiscent of a walk in the moonlight along a beautiful tree-lined boulevard.
Says Ms. Packham, “My 2014 Collection is inspired by the Belle Epoque era of the early 20th Century. A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it. Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically voluminous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride.”
We were able to capture the beauty of each gown in the collection during this magical presentation and are pleased to show our brides all the new styles from Jenny Packham.
Tilly – Detail
Rose – Detail
Lucy – Detail
Just stunning, right? We were awed by every single gown!
After the show ended, we joined our friends and industry peers in the audience for a reception with Jenny Packham to celebrate her 25th anniversary as a designer. We had the special opportunity to talk with Jenny about her new collection. She asked us what we thought of the show and the collection (we replied in unison, “AMAZING!!!”), and told us that she thought the hair and makeup of the models really came together well with the gowns. She said, “I think the Marion dress is going to be BIG! Get ready to have a ton of brides fall in love with that gown!” What an exciting moment for us to talk to THE Jenny Packham!
The LWD ladies after the Jenny Packham show!
LWD owner Cate with Jenny Packham!
Start planning for your opportunity to see all these gowns in person and choose amongst them your own perfect wedding gown. Our Jenny Packham trunk show is scheduled for January 3-5, 2014!