Tiffany & Co. hosted an unforgettable evening at St. Ann’s Warehouse to unveil the 2017 Blue Book Collection.
Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual gala to celebrate the 2017 Blue Book Collection with a special performance by Jennifer Hudson. The star-studded event was held at the historic St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was transformed to reflect this year’s Blue Book theme celebrating the natural wonders of wild. Hosted by Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and interim chief executive officer at Tiffany & Co., the evening featured Hollywood luminaries and fashion influencers including Imaan Hammam and Doutzen Kroes.
Actresses Reese Witherspoon, Ni Ni, Ruth Negga, Haley Bennett and Claire Danes were the epitome of elegance wearing Tiffany jewels.
From its great Nile, praised in poetry, literature, music and art, irrigating the imaginations of Arabs for generations, to its people, their ingenuity and preservation of culture, Egypt has been a source of light, inspiration and richness for civilizations; a guardian of Arab memory. For Spring Summer 2017, ELIE SAAB pays tribute to an Arab epoch that left us with a priceless cultural and artistic heritage.
The ELIE SAAB Spring Summer 2017 woman, is a reflection of the golden era and a muse for the creative mind. She is a woman who appreciates artistic excellence, cultural wealth and sophistication: strong yet delicate, elegant and free.
This epoch was also a time when Egyptian and Arab cinema, with its iconic actors and actresses, was at its peak. A beautiful period that saw the effervescence of producers and directors, passionate about the silver screen and this “art-nouveau”, like producer Assia Dagher and directors Henry Barakat, Youssef Chahine and Hassan Al Imam.
“The Birth Of Light” ELIE SAAB’s Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture particular inspiration, was a scene from the film “I Don’t Sleep”, considered one of the most beautiful of Arabic cinema, where Faten Hamama, also known as the “Lady of the Arabic screen”, arrives with Mariam Fakhr Eddine to a party in a long gown, elegant in its simplicity, embroidered on the shoulders and sparkling with crystals. It is a scene in which time is suspended, allowing but a moment to contemplate her beauty and the strength that lies behind it.
And now, as the ‘stars’ of that era still sparkle in our memories, impacting our present, and the songs of Oum Kalthoum still challenge creation while explaining the meaning of love; that golden age of Arabic cinema and art looks brighter than ever, as the admiration we hold for this illustrious past is not a nostalgic reminiscence at all. It is, on the contrary, a continued appreciation of a period that helped build the culture of entire generations. With this in mind, ELIE SAAB travelled back in time, drawing inspiration from the everlasting pool of talents from that era: to a scene where Leila Mourad’s enchanting voice meets Nour el Hoda’s passion for singing. Where Mohammad Abdel Wahab’s artistic stature converses with Omar Sharif’s charm and allure. Where Hind Rostom and Sabah’s seductive natures flirt with Farid Al Atrash’s sensitivity, and where Shadia’s light-hearted yet mature talent comes across Abdel Halim Hafez’s charisma and romance.
Paying tribute to this woman, ELIE SAAB reveals a sharp and creative take on Oriental patterns and architectural lines that form symbols and star shapes, appearing on long, voluminous or mid-length dresses. Intricate embroidery illustrates palm trees that reflect the height and grace of those in Doumyat city while unforgettable scenes of boats dancing on the Nile recall, in a dream-like haze, the collection’s light, fluid fabrics that are constructed to float upon its breeze.
Embroidery inspired by Arabic calligraphy also covers smooth and transparent fabrics such as tulle, lace and mousseline. And while some silhouettes are soft, with fabric delicately draping around the shoulders, other angular cuts reveal parts of the back and emphasize the beauty of the neck. Accessories merge the modernity of form with the classic appeal of stones. They are a reinterpretation of styles from an epoch where ‘starlets’ wore striking gowns, painted their lips, and embraced their femininity. It is through nuances of grey and shades of blue, white and blush that ELIE SAAB injects light and color into those black and white images that are immortalized in our memories.
And it is his creative take that brings those magical moments of the past back to life. ~
We are closing the week with the Runway Report from Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture show, FIRES WALTZ.
A journey to Japan inspired Zuhair Murad’s Couture collection, in particular the spellbinding fireworks the House founder and artistic director
witnessed on the island of Miyajima.
An explosion of coloured light cloaked with the darkest night, then reflected in the shadowy waters below. This is the harmony, the silken thread, running throughout the collection. Delicately re-embroidered Swarovski Crystals become incandescent filaments lighting up a jade taffeta creation sensually enveloping around the body.
The waves lapping the island are transformed into organic draping; knotting and pleating poetically figure the foamy breakers. The colours are natural, only more intense: moss green, fiery red, pink fuchsia, boldly contrasted with consummate skill.
The sky, crackling with Lurex electricity, or in soie perlée, adorns, here a slip dress, there a corseted ball gown.
For a contemporary twist, a nod in the direction of the eighties delivers a more angular structure, with bouffant sleeves, coattails, and DJ details richly decorated with beads.
The coming-together of the natural and the modern – timelessly elegant, opulently contemporary: such is the 2017 couture of Zuhair Murad. ~
Destination Weddings is a growing trend and Brides to be are starting to plan their “get-away” wedding with this in mind Morilee By Madeline Gardner has designed a line of wedding dresses specifically for destination brides. Dresses that are light & easy to travel with; dresses that are elegant yet modern; simple yet eye catching. The Voyagé collection has many stand out options for brides looking for the perfect destination wedding gown.
ABOUT MADELINE GARDNER
For more than 25 years, Madeline Gardner’s sensational wedding dress and evening gowns have been the guiding force behind MORILEE’s remarkable success. As a graduate from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, she has blended her expert knowledge of design with her flare for beautiful details to produce only the most gorgeous dresses. Madeline’s clear passion for fashion has shined bright as she has been turning women’s dreams into reality on their wedding day and special events. With her studio in the heart of bustling New York City, Madeline Gardner continues to seek influences from all the latest fashions. While her style is always evolving, her designs continue to transcend time.
A themed style shoot arrived from the UK, inspired in the epic movie Narnia.
The beauty of the wintery snow scenes and the warmth of the greenery after ‘the thaw’ totally suited to this time of year. There were so many options and it became instantly exciting. I didn’t want to totally recreate the film, but moreso have the film inspire the shoot in a subtle way. I wanted the photos to be exciting for people to look at but yet provide inspiration and achievable looks for couples searching for ideas for their own big day.
So what were the key Narnia elements on our wish list for the day? Well, we definitely wanted the Snow Queen, Prince Caspian, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the forest, the sparkle and warmth of winter, and of course some snow. If you’re a fan of the books you may spot the details quickly… or maybe you will have to look a little harder. – Terri Pugh owner at Tides Events.
THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM
Photography CAROLINEPOTTEROHOTO & CHEBIRCHHAYESPHOTOGRAPHY
Event Planner, Décor & Styling TIDES EVENTS
Floral Design BAMBOO-THE FLOWER GALLERY
Models KIRSTY ELY & JOSH HAVERLY
Gown IAN STUART
Groom’s Suit SAVILE RAW COMPANY
Shirts & Formal Ties BILL CHILD FORMAL WEAR
Groom’s Hat, Bride’s Necklace, bracelet, Stag Books Ends JUICE COLLECTION
Bride’s Headdress MASON BLUE DESIGNS
Bridal Shoes SOLEY FOR YOU
Hair REBECCA HAIR WEDDINGS
JESS MAC STUDIO
Venue LONGWORTH HALL
Lanterns & Candles AISLE HIRE IT
Lion & Fireplace lantern WYE VALLEY RECLAMATION
Furs (Faux) VINTAGE TRAMP
Cake DIVINE BAKES
Stationery ARTEMINS STATIONERY
Diamonds, truly a girl’s best friend, played a significant role during the night at the Golden Globes. Find inspiration in the ‘hot-list’ of celebrities who looked stunning wearing Tiffany & Co. jewellery – a Perfect Bridal Look!
Above: Emma Stone, winner of ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in “La La Land”, accented her Valentino gown with a Tiffany Archival necklace, diamond earrings and rings.
Above: Presenter Gal Gadot complemented her Mugler gown with a diamond and black onyx necklace and ring.
Top: Presenter Sienna Miller coupled her white Michael Kors dress with classic pearls and diamond earrings. Actor Jeremy Renner wore a Tiffany CT60 watch in stainless steel.
Top: Naomie Harris, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Moonlight”, paired her metallic gown with diamond earrings and a selection of platinum and diamond rings. Natalie Portman, nominated for Best Actress for her work in “Jackie”, wore a selection of Tiffany jewels to complement her Prada dress, including diamond fringe earrings, a ring with white and yellow diamonds and a Tiffany Archival platinum and diamond bracelet.
Above: Presenter Reese Witherspoon accessorized her yellow dress with a Tiffany Archival necklace, yellow diamond earrings and a selection of rings.
“Being a huge lover of all things Christmas, I wanted to create a styled shoot inspired by this holiday but stepping out of the traditional theme we often see – red & green, snowflakes and Santa. Instead, with the help of an incredible team of vendors, my vision of “Urban Christmas” was brought to life at one of the best restaurants in the city of Edmonton. Focusing on keeping the shoot modern yet reflective of a traditional Christmas, we kept the vibe moody & cozy, embodying the feel that Christmas brings. Combining a ton of evergreens with lush flowers and copper metallic accents throughout the shoot captured the essence of the theme. Modern hand-made shapes called Himmeli, which are a traditional Finnish Christmas ornament, were brought into nearly every aspect of the design – flower centrepiece runner, the bride’s gorgeous hairpiece, the groom’s boutonniere, the cake topper and of course as tree ornaments. The Himmeli shape even inspired our stationery design. Graced by an incredible two-piece gown, our bride was glowing as she stood hand-in-hand with her groom in front of the Christmas tree, making promises of love & happiness to one-another. We had the best time creating this shoot and hope that it helps to inspire couples who want a Christmas wedding that is slightly less predictable in design.” – Sandra Bettina Weddings and Events.
THE PERFECT TEAM
Planning & Creative Design SANDRA BETTINA WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Photography KYRA JASMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Flowers FLEURS FLOWERS
Rentals SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS
Hair & Make-up BLUSH ARTISTRY
Cake LAURABELLA TREATS
Stationery WEDDING DESIGN BY ANIKA
Himmeli Design & Creation SALVAGE + BRONZD
Gown BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
Dress Designer MARTINA LIANA
Groom’s Attire DERKS FORMALS
Leading jeweller David Yurman started his artistic career, at a very young age, as a sculptor. It was during this period of mastering this form of art that he met his now wife and partner in design/business – Sybil. Today, along with their son Evan, they have developed a world of luxury jewellery. The defining statement that identifies the leading jewellery brand of DAVID YURMAN is the iconic Cable design.
With the commemoration of the re-opening of his store in Vancouver at Holt Renfrew, Mr. David Yurman met with Perfect Wedding Magazine’s Fashion Editor – Claudia Torres, in the comfort of a private shopping space at the newly renovated store to talk about his successful brand, design process and marriage.
Photo: Patrick Demarchelier
I like to be called a maker, not an artist. I make things. – David Yurman
What gave birth to your ‘Cable’ design?
A mistake. I was looking for form… a friend at a trade show told me “David, you are making too much jewellery. You have to stand for something,” – she continued “You need to be well known for something”,… as she was choosing from the pieces of jewellery I had at the time in exhibition.
Even though I was having fun doing what I was designing: unique pieces. I started working on it. I had a woven metal mesh, I love to experiment using the proper technology. I had the idea to put the woven mesh over hydraulic tubing, so I thought that if I can find a machine that can make this, a machine that I could retrofit to use gold strands and make tubular shapes, then I can fabricate them… I was sold that it was the way to do it. We made several pieces, then I took wires and twisted them, making shapes like bridges… I thought it was another form we could focus on. I was all for the mesh… I’ve found the machine that could produce it! Then the weirdest thing happened there was a hurricane and with the hurricane there were two tornados that took the roof of the factory where these machines were and destroyed them all, then I just said… I guess we will do the Cable!
Sybil, my wife, thought we should do the Cable since the beginning and that it was the form we need to focus on. Once again, Sybil was right (laughs). She though it was a form that has flexibility and we could make bracelets and necklaces…
David Yurman Pure Form Collection Bracelets in 18K and Silver.
For the first time ever, David Yuman introduces the Pure Form Necklace in sterling Silver.
In your Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Solari and Supernova are inspired in the limitless beauty of Cosmos. How do you come up with the themes for your collections? What is the creative process behind it?
Sometimes we backfill, we just make shape. In the case of Supernova, which one time was called ‘Spray’, Supernova came out of Starburst, which was launched two years before and is an elevation of hand-craftsmanship. It was a collection that came out from the combination of working with our son Evan. Sybil wanted to do this look and we did it. The next year Evan commented that he would like to take it to the next level, he said “I would like to elevate it, put a centre stone, use the cut that I developed at Gustav Caesar and I said Yes! It was three times the cost to do that stone, clear window, beautifully cut, you can’t have any inclusion in it. I said “Yes, we will figure it out, what we can do.” It was made like fine high-jewellery in silver, and so the result was an improvement… I think it elevates.
Design is collaborative… you want to be connected to it, to who made it. The artists, all of us, the whole house: I direct, Sybil critics, some of her critics are very critical to change on it, some are just little glimpses, Evan looks at the overall process. Our process of design is a democracy.
David Yurman Supernova Bracelet in 18K with Diamonds.
What would you recommend to a Bride who is looking into choosing a statement piece for her wedding day?
I would suggest go with your best friends or your Mom and go shop. Don’t go on-line and flip a digital magazine. You want to go to the store, experience, try the pieces. Consider what is your personal taste, the look of your dress and identify what really makes you feel it is the piece of jewellery for you!
David Yurman Supernova Necklace in 18K Gold with Diamonds.
David Yurman Supernova Ring in 18K Gold with Diamonds.
Can you give a word of advice to our readers on marriage and how to succeed in both personal and professional existence when you are sharing with your partner both aspects of life?
It is not easy, it really isn’t, but I can tell you it is much more rewarding (working and living together). It doesn’t work to have the attitude “it is my way or the highway”, It is all about balance. There is no perfect marriage, in our experience we like each other, we have respect for each other. Communicate! We share our money, totally. We share points of view, we don’t always agree. Sharing is important, it is not that you are equal, it is about being respectful, respect your individual moment. I learned when I studied ‘Family in business’: Structure is your friend and Communication is your best friend. Same in marriage, structure is important. Establish rules. Communicate a lot, set what the boundaries are. We are not great for that! (laughs…) We overlap too much on who does what… We give freedom to each other, we collaborate in just about everything, and we don’t have a clear separation. Together we make one smart person. Share as much as you can.
David Yurman Stax Bracelets in 18K Yellow, White or Rose Gold with Diamonds.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I have a passion to ride western Quarter horses, I have three horses and I compete occasionally on a very intermediate level.
As Mr. David Yurman is having to leave the room to catch a plane back to New York and continue with his projects he answers one more question: What would you come back as in your next life? David Yurman confidently replied, “a Musician – I would play harmonica!”
David Yurman Stax Cuff in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds.
Happy #WeddingWednesday! Today we are sharing the complete collection of inspiring images from the VEHEMENCE style shoot featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine 1oth Anniversary Issue – BLOSSOMING.
The intense jewel-toned floral setting, contrasting with powerful bridal looks, is the result of a collaboration of talented wedding vendors from Toronto. This was shot at the Pravda Vodka Bar by David Hou Photography and planned by Event Culture.
Below: Plunge V-neckline, fitted bodice and thin waistband cocktail pageant dress by Mac Duggal.
Above: Black sequins fitted floor length gown with gathered tulle skirt and satin pleated collar by Gavarcia.
From top to bottom: Bridal Gown, ‘Aisle Style’ Catherine Langlois for David Dunkley Millinery from ‘Aisle Style’ collection David Dunkley Fine Millinery. Tallulah (Style number AW1526) is a full length gold and metallic floral lace gown with mesh peak-a boo details at the rib cage by Narces.
THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM
Creative Director and Event Producer EVENT CULTURE
Photography DAVID HOU PHOTOGRAPHY
Floral Design OPENING NIGHT FLOWERS by NICHOLAS SMITH
Hair and Makeup MAKEUPLADY.CA
Wardrobe Styling i.D. SILHOUETTE
Bridal Gown CATHERINE LANGLOIS
Millinery DAVID DUNKLEY FINE MILLINERY
Stationery DEFINING MOMENTS STATIONERY
Model, ANASTASIYA for SPOT 6 MANAGEMENT
Table and Chairs DETAILZ COUTURE EVENT RENTALS
Chargers, China and Stemware WILLIAM ASHLEY CHINA
Flatware, accessories, candleholders ZARA HOME
Venue PRAVDA VODKA BAR
Today we take you ‘Behind the Scenes’ at the Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall 2016 show, a view from backstage where all the action happens before and during the big event.
This is collection rich in jewel tones for the Modern, Rocker but Elegant woman. – Zuhair Murad
With statuesque models framed with vintage candelabras, lush florals and 100’s of candles, Odylyne The Ceremony, a Los Angeles based bridal brand, presents Fall 2017 bridal collection: Star Crossed Lovers.
Star Crossed Lovers: When the stars align ever so perfectly… a passionate, fiery romance manifests into two hearts. We love William Shakespeare’s idea that star crossed lovers are working against fate to preserve their love. A love story that has been written in the stars but the force that has brought them together would soon try to tear them apart. With a love that burns that bright comes a youthful immortality that is preserved. We are infatuated with the idea of the preservation of a young and innocent love. This kind of child like love is full of magic. Our Star Crossed Lovers Collection is an ode to this. — Stephanie White, Designer of Odylyne The Ceremony
Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.
Pronovias, the world leader of the fashion bridal world, presents new designs from the Atelier Pronovias 2017 collection with Top Model Irina Shayk. Brides can find this new collection at www.pronovias.com
The Pronovias muse poses again for the firm in a luxurious setting photographer in Le Bristol Paris Hotel. According to Shayk, the new creations from Atelier Pronovias 2017 collections are very special: “The gowns in this collection fascinate me. Of all of them, my favourites are the lace ones.. I like how this material is worked, as it fits the body like a second skin. I general, I think that the Atelier Pronovias dresses are classic but sexy, chic and simple at the same time. I share Pronovias idea that less is more”.
For the next season, the Atelier Pronovias 2017 designs have been created with artisanal methods using extremely high quality fabrics and pure, minimalist and clean lines. The gowns have been crafted in the finest materials such as Chantilly, crepe, taffeta and stretch chiffon. At the same time, the use of transparencies has been given very special prominence, crafted with gemstones and delicate hand embroideries, covering the silhouettes with feathers and silk thread.
Art Direction & Styling PRONOVIAS
Photography LALO CORTES
MAKEUP & HAIR DAVID CARREIRO for BOBBI BROWN and ghd.
Happy #FashionFriday Dear Brides!
Inspired by the historic Italian city of Napoli, Julie Vino‘s regal gowns are a continuation of her last collection “Roma”. The city of Napoli has a modern and lively culture within its ancient and historic setting. The new Fall 2017 collection “Napoli” boasts classic silhouettes with a modern flare. The rich Italian references can be seen in every detail; from semi sheer layered tulle with hand alencon lace appliqués to the intricate crested bodices. With flirty plunging necklines, exquisite hand brocading and delicate lace details, Julie Vino Fall 2017 collection fits the fashion forward bride.
Pronovias presented its 2017 Atelier Pronovias Collection in a fashion show at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York during theNew York City Bridal Market.
The fashion show invited guests to discover the latest trends in bridal fashion by the company’s designer, Hervé Moreau. A selection of unique, exquisite and elegant gowns captivated the audience with their craftsmanship and beauty. The new collection contained haute couture techniques with smooth lines and fine fabrics combined with embroidery, silk thread and gemstones. These details add special embellishment to the gowns, adding sparkle and a touch of sensuality, creating the perfect fit. The collection was confectioned in the heart of the Maison, with delicate care paid to every last detail.
Hair Michelle Martens for Joico
Makeup Mariana Kallman for Artis Brush
Photography Dan Lecca
Moda Operandi and Tiffany & Co. have partnered to present a capsule collection of eleven high-fashion wedding gowns from an international group of designers paired with brilliant diamonds of captivating beauty for the fashion-forward bride. Including designs from Monique Lhuillier, Delpozo, Costarellos, Delphine Manivet and Elizabeth Kennedy, the collection will be available exclusively on Moda Operandi for pre-order beginning October 5th, alongside full collections from Bridal Fashion week. The gowns were included in an exhibition within Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in honour of the 130th anniversary of the Tiffany Setting where the world premier jeweller also debuted the iconic engagement ring in rose gold. The exhibition will then travel for display in Tiffany’s newly renovated Rodeo Drive boutique on October 28th and 29th as well as the Tiffany boutique in Yorkdale on November 11th and 12th.
Rosa Assoulin Gown
Temperley London Gown
Del Pozo Gown
“This exclusive bridal gown reinterprets the universe of Delpozo – modern, fresh and feminine. Delicate fabrics such as silk tulle and panama cotton with a relaxed silhouette create this timeless style.” – Josep Font, Delpozo
Delphine Manivet Gown
“The dress should be a woman’s only makeup; I wanted to recreate the color of a cultured pearl. Coco (Chanel) said that a pearl necklace illuminates the face with its aura. I love the idea of working on the color of a cultured pearl that changes between ivory and can be almost transparent at times, and even sometimes a bit grey depending on the light; just like a woman that needs to be bathed in the light! I kept the strong codes of the house as is seen with the “Suivez Moi Jeune Homme” (Trans: Follow Me Young Man) which is a long flowing ribbon as well as a precise biased cut gown. It’s a simple but spectacular gown that perfectly represents the Parisian bride.” It’s the first time I have expressed an inspiration concerning brilliance and illumination, this idea naturally came to mind for this collaboration with Tiffany’s.” – Delphine Manivet
Reem Acra Gown
“The inspiration for this dress, and really my entire bridal collection, comes from the bride I envision wearing it; a modern woman who is fashionable and feels like the most confident version of herself in my dress.” – Reem Acra
Christos Costarellos Gown
“Committed to the luxury bohemian aesthetic, I drew inspiration for this exclusive gown from contemporary women, effortlessly provocative but at the same time maintaining a playful and elegant simplicity.” – Christos Costarellos
Elizabeth Kennedy Gown
“The inspiration behind both gowns was to reinterpret classical silhouettes in a more modern way. ” – Elizabeth Kennedy
Romona Keveza Gown
“I love creating a design that gives brides the option of multiple looks. This floral applique gown, with a detachable silk tulle train, allows the bride to have a majestic look for her ceremony and an equally stunning look for her reception.” – Romona Keveza
Elizabeth Kennedy Gown
J. Mendel Gown
“I think of all my gowns as modern day heirlooms. Something you will have and keep forever.” – GillesMendel, J.Mendel
Monique Lhuillier Gown
“For this collaboration I wanted to design an exclusive ballgown silhouette with a high low hemline and dramatic skirt with Chantilly lace and beaded embroidery to create romance in the movement of the gown. A sheer back fastened with delicate crystal buttons all the way down finishes with one blue button. The traditional “something blue” is the finishes a classic bridal gown with a light and modern twist.” – Monique Lhuillier
Photos Tiffany & Co.
PRONOVIAS, the world’s leading bridal firm, has launched its campaign for the new 2017 Atelier Pronovias and 2017 Pronovias collections with a production starring famous faces from the international fashion world: well-known Dutch model Romee Strijd and top model Jon Kortajarena. The “Will You Marry Me?” campaign was shot in the French Riviera by photographer Miguel Reveriego, who has photographed editorials and covers for the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines, with art direction and styling by PRONOVIAS.
The elegant, romantic styles in the 2017 Atelier Pronovias Collection are set off to perfection in the idyllic location chosen for the photo shoot, in the gardens of a luxurious French villa. Made in the PRONOVIAS maison to dress the dreams of all brides, these new designs feature minimalist, simple lines, some with side slits in the skirts to show off the bride’s sensual side. The collection also emphasises the back, which is embellished with hand embroidered beading, delicate, innovative feather embroidery, silk thread and emerald green gemstones.
Other outstanding characteristics of the 2017 Pronovias Collection are the use of colour in designs to create a dégradé effect, by building up layers of tulle. Innovative use has been made of airy gauze with sequin appliqués which emphasise the light, flowing movement of these dresses. The firm works with materials such as crepe and ethereal, translucent gauze, including Valentina gauze.
The new 2017 PRONOVIAS collections, designed by Hervé Moreau, the firm’s creative director, reflect contemporary elegance, making beauty and comfort possible for brides. Discover what’s new on the website www.pronovias.com and in PRONOVIAS stores.
Happy #WeddingWednesday to all Dear Brides! TO THE POINTE is one of our favourite Bridal Style Features as seen in Perfect Wedding’s current issue BLOSSOMING, staring Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani, the First Artist Ballerina at the Royal Ballet Of London, as the Model captured by Studio 60 Photography. Find inspiration in these theatrical images and enjoy your wedding planning. Click here to Order your Copy of Perfect Wedding Magazine – BLOSSOMING Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Issue, an edition not to be missed!
THE PERFECT WEDDING TEAM
Co-Producers GURLEY EVENTS and STUDIO60 PHOTOGRAPHY www.studio60.ca
Photography STUDIO60 PHOTOGRAPHY www.studio60.ca
Creative Production & Set Design GURLEY EVENTS www.gurleyevents.com
Wardrobe Stylist & Creative Director ASSUNTA RENDE of GURLEY EVENTS www.gurleyevents.com
Floral GURLEY EVENTS www.gurleyevents.com
Linens LINEN CLOSET www.linencloset.ca
Gowns & Accessories INES DI SANTO, TORONTO (www.inesdisantotoronto.com)
Stationery YOUR OCCASIONS www.youroccasion.ca
Cake CAKEITY CAKES www.cakeitycakes.ca
Hair & Makeup KB GLAMOUR
Venue HACIENDA SARRIA www.haciendasarria.com
Model TARA-BRIGITTE BHAVNANI, First Artist at THE ROYAL BALLET OF LONDON
It’s an atmosphere of calm and serenity that emanates from the Grand Palais this Tuesday January 26th. Within a large neat garden, at the bottom of which sits a beautiful wooden house, Karl Lagerfeld celebrates nature with the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection.
Lightweight materials and natural colours define this bucolic springtime wardrobe where embroidery composed from fragments and shavings of wood mingle with bees embroidered onto tulle or mounted as costume jewellery. Beige, so emblematic of the House holds pride of place, “Gabrielle Chanel was the Queen of beige”, states Karl Lagerfeld who proposes a large palette of beiges: ecru, ivory, sand, dove, putty, taupe and mocha.
The models meander through this islet of greenery with hair coiled into chignons and cork platform two-tone shoes on their feet. Around their waists they wear a smartphone pouch to match their outfit.
“The starting point for this collection was the silhouette”, declares Karl Lagerfeld. Playing with inverted volumes he focuses on short tweed jackets with oval sleeves, worn with long pencil skirts, or fitted jackets coupled with full skirts or flared culottes.
With every passing look, the delicacy of the materials is illustrated on blouses, skirts and ethereal dresses. Chiffon is deftly worked into flat, “drum”, “peacock” or “January” pleats, while lamé organza is twisted into regular pleats.
For evening the silhouette opts for strapless dresses or trousers with a train complemented by painted capes with rhinestones, wide-cut boleros or embroidered jackets. Satin charmeuse dresses, backless or with a plunging décolleté, have a loose line. The ode to nature continues with a dress whose sleeves are embroidered with feathered bees, a countrified dress embroidered with little flowers and a sheath dress embroidered with wooden birds.
Queen of this rediscovered nature, the bride appears dressed in a geometric lace strapless dress embroidered with bursts of chiffon, leather, wood shavings, beads and rhinestones, kept warm by a hooded jacket with a train.
An Haute Couture collection applauded by the actresses Diane Kruger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Monica Bellucci, Cara Delevingne and Marine Vacth.
Golden Globes Nominees Cate Blanchett and Brie Larson, as well as Liev Schreiber and Oscar Isaac lit up the red carpet donning pieces from Tiffany & Co. during the 73rd annual Golden Globe Award ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Cate Blanchett looked stunning in Platinum earrings with diamonds and pearls (1915) from the Tiffany & Co. Archives, round and baguette diamond bracelet in platinum, Tiffany Soleste® ring with Fancy Pink diamonds and a 4.30-carat white diamond, Tiffany Soleste® diamond ring with Fancy Vivid Pink and white diamonds. Brie Larson accented her Calvin Klein gown in diamond drop earrings set in platinum, a ring in platinum with a 6.34-carat center diamond accented by smaller diamonds, shared-setting band rings in platinum with diamonds, Tiffany Metro ring in 18k white gold with diamonds, and Tiffany Metro ring in 18k white gold with diamonds. Oscar Isaac looked dapper in a Tiffany CT60 Chronograph in stainless steel with a white soleil dial on a black alligator strap while Liev Schreiber wore a Tiffany CT60® annual calendar watch in 18k rose gold, with self-winding mechanical movement of the finest Swiss pedigree.
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Perfect Wedding is pleased to share with its readers & fans Claire Pettibone’s Ad Campaign photos of her newest collection – The Gilded Age.
Some words from Claire Pettibone:
The Gilded Age, from about 1870 to 1900, was a time of expansion and wealth in New York as the city was becoming the epicenter of society and culture in the United States. So many amazing estates were built, parties thrown, and opulence ruled the day. As always, my aesthetic is never flashy or overdone, but I found great inspiration in this era of extravagance, and created a collection using elements of metallic embroidery, delicate beading, and embellishment that would be right at home with society’s finest, and yet remain true to my romantic sensibility.
I was creating my first fine jewelry collection with Trumpet and Horn while designing these dresses, so the idea of rose gold, aquamarine, and pearls found their way into the gowns as well. Some of my favorite pieces include the metallic thread embroideries. An alternative to white or ivory, these textiles shimmer and impart a beautiful glow to the bride.
The hair and make-up inspiration was a nod to the Gibson Girl who became so popular during this era, but whenever I refer to history, I always try to offer it in a modern way, so that it doesn¹t come off as a costume, but as inspiration for a bride. Vivianna Martin, for Kevyn Aucoin and the Oscar Blandi teams did an amazing job bringing the look to life. Voluminous up-dos, rosy cheeks, and gold accented eyes gave the models a timeless beauty.
Emmy London shoes were a perfect match. Emmy and I chatted about colors and general inspiration months before, and so it all made for beautiful pairings on the runway. And of course the Trumpet & Horn jewels, with touches of Edwardian and Victorian inspiration made a sparkling finishing touch.
THE PERFECT TEAM
Campaign Photographer Emily Soto
Styling Type A Society
Make-up Viviana Martin for Kevyn Aucoin
Hair Oscar Blandi
Gowns Claire Pettibone
Jewellery Claire Pettibone for Trumpet & Horn
Shoes Emmy London