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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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May

5

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · In the Press

Introducing Emmy London Shoes!

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver has been selected to be the exclusive retailer for Emmy London in Colorado and one of the first retailers of Emmy Shoes in the United States. According to owner Cate Malone, “Brides want shoes that are just as special as their wedding dress, and for years I have been asked where to find unique and beautiful wedding shoes. The addition of Emmy London shoes to the Little White Dress collection provides the perfect compliment to our bridal gowns and fulfills this desire to find wedding day shoes more exquisite than anything available online or in a department store.”

Emmy London, designed and crafted by artisans in a specialty workshop in London, include signature hand beaded decorations, vintage inspired heels, and the best Spanish and Italian leathers. Swarovski crystal, Mother of Pearl shell, and silk satins add a touch of decadent luxury to these heirloom-quality shoes.

Designer Emmy Scarterfield gained her expertise in accessories by working in Italy for Bottega Veneta, Georgio Armani, and in the factory that makes Manolo Blahnik shoes. After returning to the UK she noticed the gap in the market for elegant bridal shoes and brought her creative vision to the luxury wedding market. Throughout the past 10 years, Emmy London shoes have been applauded in the press and have been adored by stylish society women and celebrities. Emmy London designs bespoke shoes and accessories for The Duchess of Cambridge, her sister Pippa Middleton, and her mother Carole Middleton, including designing the mother of the bride’s shoes for the royal wedding.

After years of success in the UK, Emmy London launched her bridal collection in the United States in 2014. Little White Dress Bridal Shop was chosen as one of the few specialty retailers of Emmy London shoes in the United States. These beautiful shoes will be arriving this summer at Little White Dress!

Emmy London shoes Little White Dress Bridal Shop Wedding Denver Colorado

Emmy London shoes Little White Dress Bridal Shop Wedding Denver Colorado

Emmy London shoes Little White Dress Bridal Shop Wedding Denver Colorado

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Jul

16

2013

Bridal Accessories · Fashion · Photo Shoot

Soft and Pretty {Styled Shoot by Meghan Savage Photography}

The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, built in 1902 for Colorado’s third governor, was the perfect setting to showcase the light, ethereal, and subtly glamorous style of wedding gowns by Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham. We are thrilled to share the beautiful images from Meghan Savage Photography of this soft and pretty styled shoot with gowns and accessories from Little White Dress Bridal Shop.

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Gowns: ‘Mystere’ by Claire Pettibone; ‘Dentelle’ by Jenny Packham; ‘Thalia’ by Claire Pettibone

Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces, Claire Pettibone, Paris by Debra Moreland

Photography: Megan Savage Photography

Hair: Lauren Arnke (The Parlour Lodo)

Makeup: Gennipher Sharp-Sjodin

Model: Julia Willetts (Donna Baldwin)

Venue: Grant-Humphrey’s Mansion

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Apr

4

2013

Bridal Accessories · Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · In the Press · New Dress Arrivals

Gatsby Glamour at Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Brides and industry taste-makers are abuzz this season about the resurgence of glam vintage looks from the 1920s and 1930s, a style we absolutely adore here at Little White Dress. From the hit British-import show Downton Abbey to the Hollywood remake of The Great Gatsby, these Art Deco influences are playing a major role in bridal fashion trends. The New York Times recently featured this bridal style – highlighting one of our favorite designers, Jenny Packham – and we’ve been noticing lately that many brides are coming to Little White Dress specifically seeking out gowns with the Gatsby-era look. We think this is one instance of a trend that is absolutely timeless – after all, it’s been around for almost a century!

Luckily for brides who love that glamorous, romantic style, we just welcomed two of the most stunning gowns EVER at Little White Dress Bridal Shop. The “Esme” gown by Jenny Packham gracefully captures Art Deco sophistication and charm. Esme’s sleeved sister is “Tuberose,” a delicately beaded and incredibly romantic gown, also by Jenny Packham. We think both new arrivals are perfect for brides looking for an alluring and enchanting wedding dress.

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Esme by Jenny Packham

Tuberose by Jenny Packham

Tuberose by Jenny Packham

Close-up of Esme by Jenny Packham

Close-up of Esme by Jenny Packham

Close-up of Tuberose by Jenny Packham

Close-up of Tuberose by Jenny Packham

Several other gowns and designers available at Little White Dress beautifully embody the essence of old-world glamour and grace. Elizabeth Fillmore’s sleek and silky dresses would be stunning on a bride looking for a modern incarnation of Prohibition-era elegance, and Claire Pettibone’s delicate details would wonderfully complement a wedding with a touch of antique style.

Kara by Elizabeth Fillmore

Kara by Elizabeth Fillmore

Eloquence by Claire Pettibone

Eloquence gown by Claire Pettibone

Miriam Haskell accessories, also available at Little White Dress, provide the perfect finishing touches for this look. The jewelry and accessories company, which opened its first boutique in 1926 during the heyday of Art Deco influence, today still hand-makes many of the same designs from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop wants to help you find your own perfect vintage glam wedding style! Call us at 303-814-8972 to make an appointment.

For more Gatsby Glam wedding inspiration, take a look at our new Pinterest board!

 

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Sep

11

2012

Bridal Accessories · Events · Get to Know

Get to Know! Cori Middlebrooks of Love Veils & Accessories

Love Veils and Accessories "Dallas"

Love Veils & Accessories “Dallas” – This is a Russian net side pouf with silk organza flower center. Flower has a Swarovski rhinestone, crystal and freshwater pearl center that is softly surrounding by ostrich feathers. Cori says it is a really fabulous piece to wear the whole evening or switch into for the reception to change your look! Photo provided by Cori Middlebrooks

Love Veils & Accessories "Savannah"

This is “Savannah” by Love Veils & Accessories. It is a tissue linen flower with Swarovski crystal center. Cori says this piece is so much fun to customize. She says you can add a tulle or net pouf behind it, and the flower can be made of almost any fabric – silk organza, point d’esprit (Swiss dot). She says it would even look great on a sash too! Photo provided by Cori Middlebrooks

Cori Middlebrooks is the founder of Love Veils & Accessories and is host to several trunk shows each year at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver, CO. Cori has fitted hundreds of Colorado brides with the most perfect accessories to complete their wedding day looks – anything from helping fashion-forward brides find the perfect veil, headpiece, Russian blusher, flower, headback and/or sash.

We interviewed Cori so we could share her fabulous vibe with all our brides – enjoy!

Where do you get inspiration for designing your veils?

When designing a new collection, I pull inspiration from lots of things and places – trends in bridal and ready to wear, past decades and especially brides that I’ve worked with throughout the season. If I am working with brides, and we continue to design a custom piece, I know it is “missing” from my collection, so I’ll add it the next season!

What does the fabric on a veil say about the bride who chooses it?

The fabric a bride chooses can show a lot about her personality and what kind of feel she is going for on her wedding day. French net definitely gives off a vintage vibe, point d’ esprit (or Swiss dot) can feel very feminine and romantic, feathers are fun and flirty … there are so many options!

Why do you use the word “love” in your business name?

I thought a lot about the name I would use for the line. I wanted something classic, sweet and not necessarily my name. Once “love” popped into my head, I knew it was the right choice. It’s what weddings are all about anyways, right?!

I heard that you recently said, “I do” – what veil did you choose and why? 

Yes, my husband Jon and I got married in Austin last November 4th. I wore the pout blusher in tulle with a flower underneath it off to the side. Oh that was a tough choice. I went back and forth between that and a slip cut up until RIGHT before. I loved the look of the flower underneath the tulle – very soft and romantic. Then after the ceremony, I flipped the blusher around to the back for photos. THEN I switched into a French net pouf with a vintage brooch that I had wanted to use forever. I might have changed again towards the end of the reception, but that would have been excessive! Indecisive is my middle name! One of my favorite things though was this vintage turquoise French net that I used in my bridesmaids headpieces. They all had a slightly different flower in their pieces, and they looked amazing!

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Designer Cori Middlebrooks shows off the headpiece (a pout blusher in tulle with a flower underneath it) she wore for her own wedding in late 2011. Photo provided by Cori Middlebrooks

Why is choosing the right veil so important for a bride?

There are many different veil shapes and endless options of lengths and trims, so I understand that it can be overwhelming. Each shape will accentuate different features in a dress, so choosing a shape that compliments the shape of your dress, whether it be the narrowness of the cut or the shape of the train is really important. We want to show off the dress in the best way possible with the accessories. In my opinion though, accessorizing is the most fun part! You truly get to make your dress and your entire look your own by the accessories you choose.

Who is your dream celebrity to “veil”?

Wouldn’t everyone love to accessorize Jennifer Aniston? She usually keeps her accessories and hair simple and classic and has great taste in my book. I think Anne Hathaway definitely has fun with fashion and has her own sense of style, so she would be fun to work with, and of course … Jessica Biel, a Colorado native. She takes fashion risks and seems to always be trying different looks. I can’t wait to see which dress designer she chooses, so that would be a dream job!

What are some of the hot “veil” and “accessory” trends you’re seeing now?

The headband, worn all different ways, is certainly everywhere right now. Sashes seem to be a trend that is here to stay. I love all of the textured pieces right now – sashes, flowers, and headpieces, all with lots of texture created by using different fabrics in the same piece.

What can brides expect to see in your 2013 collection? When?

There are A LOT of new pieces in the 2013 collection! For starters, I have “officially” added sashes to the collection, so there will be 12 new sashes. There are also lots of new flowers, headbands and some fascinators, so many more options to make a bride’s decisions even harder! The new collection will debut at the International Bridal Week in New York on October 13-15, 2013. Little White Dress Bridal shop will be the first shop to get the collection, and we’ll have a trunk show at LWD right after Market on October 27th-28th.

You’ve been hosting a lot of trunk shows at Little White Dress Bridal Shop. What can a bride expect when she books a consultation with you?

I love working with brides at Little White Dress – they are always such a pleasure! At accessory appointments I usually like to start out by getting a feel for what the brides wants, and then we take a look at her wedding dress (or photos if she can’t bring it in). Then once I get a feel for her vision and see the dress details, we take the plunge and start trying on! If it’s a veil, we’ll start by looking at different shapes so she can see how they complement the dress. Then we’ll look at different lengths and trim options. All of my veils are custom, and I can certainly customize pieces from the Love Collection as well, which is always fun to do at trunk shows!

A Note from LWD:  We are currently taking appointments for our next Love Veils & Accessories Trunk Show on September 15-16, 2012. As Cori mentioned, she’ll be back at LWD again on October 27-28, 2012 to exclusively launch her 2013 bridal accessory collection to Colorado brides!

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Love Veils & Accessories designer, Cori Middlebrooks, and her new husband, Jon, on their wedding day. Photo provided by Cori Middlebrooks

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