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Bridal Inspiration from The Grammys,BAFTAS and NYFW!
The last week has seen a fashion frenzy and designers going into overdrive. One of THE biggest week’s in the US fashion diary’s, New York Fashion week, has just come to a close and all the new trends, designs and colour palates are set for the respective designers Fall collections. It was all about prints, micro florals, hats, collars (particularly in Victoria Beckham’s runway show) and peplums! Diane Von Furstenberg’s catwalk show was aptly named ‘Rendez-Vous’ and the designs were simply sophisticated and fabulous! Long lines on skirts and dresses with shoe boots and hair tied back in a perfectly neat bun. Colour mixing, long sleeved gloves all added to the uber sleek look for Fall attitude.
Whilst the who’s who of Fashion were in New York dressing their models and making them strut their stuff down the catwalk, here in the UK we had the biggest night for the British Film industry – and boy did it bring out some stunning styles and creations! Some I feel could definitely translate into ideas for Bridal guests and even the Brides themselves. In fact, the star and co-writer of Bridesmaids did not disappoint. She wore a simple, yet chic gown by Alberta Ferretti that I think would be a good design pick for a summer bridal party!
I also loved the style shown by Jessica Chastain (nominated for her role in The Help), Shailene Woodley (Hot property after her role in The Descendant’s) and the up and coming actress, Holliday Grainger (soon to be seen in the film version of Great Expectations). All 3 dresses were in golden and blush tones which were trending on the red carpet. Any one of these 3 dress styles would be a worthy and a stylish choice for a bride on a warm summer’s day. Floaty and fresh but remaining grown up and glamorous – I am of cause slightly partial to Miss Grainger’s BAFTAS attire as it comes from one of my favourite designers and whom I chose for my own wedding dress choice, Valentino.
I also had a small style gush on the night about Fearne Cotton’s dress choice. I don’t necessarily see this being a bridal possibility (although maybe for an alternative Bride opting for a Vintage twist and colour splash!) The Coral Moschino dress with bow tie belt detail is so delightful and she yet again stood out amongst the crowd. And a huge thumbs up with the old school Hollywood hair do.
I could not leave out one of my favourite trend setting Hollywood starlets, Michelle Williams! I think her simple style again could be replicated as a perfect Bridesmaids design – especially if your theme is black and white. Simple but effortless, the high street choice (bespoke H&M conscious collection) in monochrome would give a 60’s edge to your day! LOVE the hot red lips to complete the look!
Over in LA, The Hollywood Music elite were gearing up for their most prestigious awards ceremony of the year. Clouded by the untimely and tragic death of the great Whitney Houston, the Music masses continued to wow in many of their style offerings. There were some real bloopers, but for bridal ideas and inspiration the few that stood out did so spectacularly!
Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Paris Hilton shone in their floor sweeping gowns. Again, Whites, gold’s and nudes were in abundance and as one of my friends said, she would ‘get married in Paris’s dress!’ It was truly divine and ultra chic and perfect for wedding day gorgeousness. The form fitting Basil Soda dress was simple but embellished with gold detail and moulded belt. I also loved her swept back bun – this again was seen on many of the style fashionistas in Tinsel Town!
All that glitters and sophisticated looks – I think that these designs could give great inspiration for those brides who want to show off their figure and embrace their curves!
Corrine Bailey Rae’s offering was to die for! I could just see this wonderful design on a blushing bride in a nude or blush shade swirling around in an English Country garden ceremony! The knee length Christian Siriano dress was just so playful with its ruffled skirt and sumptuous texture. The platform heals and big, natural hair- do completed this fresh overall look. I think that even in black (if you want to be alternative and really on trend) this dress would be just the ticket for that ‘something different’ bridal style.
Finally, I feel that Adele must get a mention. A BIG one! Not only did she win 6 Grammys and made Great Britain so very proud, she also dazzled in the fashion stakes. Following on from our plus size feature, this ladies is how you do it and do it oh so well! Both the dress she wore on the Red carpet, a Giorgio Armani boat neck gown with three-quarter sleeves, and the gown she donned for her performance were dazzletastic! She was a class act in all senses of the word and her dresses matched her pitch perfect talent. She embraced her curvaceous figure and showed just enough for her to look sexy but elegant.
A week of ‘Fashion Fixes’ for the inner fashionista hidden in us all and what I think gives any bride planning their future big days some super stylish and alternative ideas for their own real ‘stand out’ wedding day sensation!
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