Archive for the ‘Millinery’ Category
If you’ve followed Real Weddings Magazine at all, then you know that we simply adore millinery! And we love finding interesting pieces — some that are not necessarily ”bridal” — and pairing them with gorgeous gowns from local boutiques for our cover model contest photo shoot.For the photo shoot for our current Summer/Fall 2011 issue, the millinery house that we discovered is Kitty Andrews Millinery. With fresh, contemporary and flirty design, the team at Kitty Andrews Millinery has some spectacular pieces in their current collections.
To quench our millinery thirst — and hopefully yours too! — we present today’s Eye Candy blog on some of our favorite pieces from their current collections…enjoy!
Dartford — we absolutely love this parasisal topper. It is finished with petersham ribbon, a silk organza flower with a Swarovski crystal accent and goose biots. Available in white or ivory.
Nathalia — features sinamay loops, a maribou pouf, royal blue and white striped quills and an arrowhead feather.
Mallory — so cute is this hand-blocked cloche, with polka-dot ribbon and a rose detail.
See more of their designs at kittyandrews.com.
Photo courtesy of Kitty Andrews.
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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.