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Last week we were mad about the boy…but this week, we’re gaga for our gals. In addition to sharp selections for grooms-to-be, J. Crew also opened a new concept store on Madison Avenue in New York City. Yep, J. Crew went bridal!
I, personally, was really intrigued to see what the casual clothier will come up with for their new collection. And, you better believe it’s as fresh as a garden party on Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s a sneak peek:
Want to see more? Check out: J. Crew Bridal.
And, it gets even better — if you’ve followed Real Weddings Magazine at all, you know we love custom millinery. One of our favorite milliners — Leah C. Couture Millinery (“Leah C.”), internationally known milliner and designer of hats and veils — has created unique headwear for J. Crew.
It has been “super exciting to work with J. Crew,” says Leah Chalfen, owner and designer of Leah C. “The demand for beautiful and unique wedding accessories is rising,” she adds, also noting that, “J. Crew has paired Leah C’s unique, couture headpieces with J. Crew’s flattering, comfortable and simply elegant wedding gowns.”
Leah’s partnership with the retailer is fitting as J. Crew emphasizes unique accessories and becomes more than just a clothing store. “In the past couple of years we’ve been looking at elevating every category,” said Jenna Lyons Mazeau, executive creative director of J. Crew. Ms. Mazeau notes that “when it’s quality, the customer gets it. We’re looking at doing special incredible pieces.” Molly Carey, designer for J. Crew Wedding Collection and Jewelry Designer is also “so excited because we are now collaborating. Leah C. will be doing some one-of-a-kind bridal pieces for J. Crew´s Wedding Collection!”
Leah C. Couture Millinery creates hats, veils, and hair accessories for weddings and special occasions in New York City and can be seen online at leahc.com.
Here’s a sampling of her work…
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photo courtesy of J.Crew and Leah C. Article cited: Edelson, Sharon. “J. Crew pushes accessories to the front.” WWD, Conde Nast Publications, Inc., 2008.
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Ok, while this don’t technically qualify as a Dazzling Dress, we present something today just for the guys! We love our grooms all dressed up, and we’ve found some fab designs from J. Crew. So, let’s take a look at some of the winning styles that have the gents all suited up for the occasion.
Ludlow one-button shawl-collar tuxedo jacket with double vented back
J. Crew has a few tuxedo options, but this silhouette caught my eye. I love the tailoring of the wool…adds a splash of Cary Grant to the mix.
Ludlow three-button suite with center vent in Italian wool.
Their signature suit. It’s crafted from four-season, world-class wool fabric from Loro Piana. Very modern with a bunch of bespoke quality details. Available in black, charcoal and navy. Love the contrasting beige tie too.
Aldridge two-button suit jacket with center vent in Italian chino
Perfect for the outdoor summer wedding, this crisp and classic look in comfortable cotton twill makes the grade. Shown in wheat, and available in stone or navy.
Ludlow two-button suit with center vent in fine-stripe cotton
A great lightweight option for warm spring and summer weddings with a very subtle stripe. How great is that plaid tie? Tip: Plaid is VERY in this year.
Suite vest in worsted wool
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice fitted vest on a guy? Also known as sharkskin, this shinny wool from Lanificio Di Tollengo makes a statement and looks super sharp. Looks great sans jacket on the dance floor. Shown in charcoal.
The Ring Bearers
Yes, they make suits for the little guys too! Check out these adorable blazers (all come with matching pants). Shown here, the seersucker sportcoat in blueberry stripe, the Italian chino sportcoat in wheat, and the Ludlow suit jacket in charcoal.
Where to buy? Find all these styles at jcrew.com. Some items can be purchased in-store. Check out their Web site or visit or call the J. Crew store at the Arden Fair Mall, 1689 Arden Way in Sacramento (916-924-3657) for more details.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photo courtesy of J.Crew.