Bliss Trunk Show- Spring 2015 Trends

Monique Lhuillier is ever expanding her empire and one of our favorite additions has been the creation of her diffusion line, Bliss by Monique Lhuillier. The Bliss collection encompasses Monique Lhuillier’s renowned aesthetic and this season may be the best Bliss presentation yet! The gowns for the spring 2015 collection featured fit to flare and ball gown shapes with intricate re-embroidered lace and open backs.

Our Bliss by Monique Lhuillier trunk show will run September 18th-20th by appointment only. Please call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for availability. 

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Berta Bridal Trunk Show

One of the most exciting additions to our boutique is the Berta Bridal collection and we are so excited for our first trunk show! The trunk show will feature the latest designs from the line as well as classic pieces from past collections. Berta’s notoriety has quickly grown in the bridal industry with her sleek designs, unique necklines, and dramatic back details. Her fabrics feature unique embroidery and make each gown a standout.

The Berta Bridal trunk show will run September 11th-13th by appointment only, for availability please call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

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Rivini Trunk Show Spring 2015 Trends

For her spring 2015 collection, designer Rita Vinieris looked to photographs for inspiration. The contrast between light and dark shadows laid the foundation for the multidimensional fabrics used for her designs.

The bridal trends for the spring 2015 season featured lace, embroidery, low necklines, and plunging back details. The Rivini collection melded lace and organza fabrics to create a light and romantic take on the classic lace look, while the use of embroidery was often left to the bodices of gowns, as a contrast against a dramatic skirt. There were also several exaggerated necklines and backs down the runway, each offering a sleek aura for a more modern bride.

Our Rivini trunk show will be running September 4th through 6th. To schedule an appointment simply call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com.

Here are some of our favorite examples of Rivini’s take on the spring 2015 bridal trends…

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Liancarlo Trunk Show: Q&A with designer Carlos Ramirez

With our Liancarlo trunk show coming up this week we asked the line’s designer a few questions that inquiring brides want to know. Luckily, our friend Carlos Ramirez took some time to sit down with us! Here’s what we discussed…

1. I know you design your own embroideries, tell us about that?

I’ve always drawn and painted, so when it comes to embroideries I enjoy designing the concept from scratch so that the theme works with the finished gown. The fact that I use an Italian embroiderer that I have know and worked with for years is a plus, since we can understand one another’s shorthand.

2. How did you design your latest art deco appliqué for this collection?

Funny thing about that, ideas come from the weirdest places. We live in an old Mediterranean house from the 30’s, and part of that motif is carved into the limestone mantle of the fireplace. The house itself is a hybrid of mediterranean and art deco design from that period.

3. What was your inspiration for the new collection?

Airiness, lightness. It seems that many girls are having less traditional weddings, whether they be destination weddings or garden weddings etc. So I felt the dresses should tell that story as well, they should be light, airy, easy to wear while still being beautifully crafted.

4. What goes into creating your collection each season?

It starts out with a mountain of fabric, sketches, and swatches. Then begins the process of distilling these ideas into the correct silhouettes for the appropriate fabric/embroidery. Then comes a time of setting ideas aside and letting them simmer (literally in my head) and final adjustments and corrections. All in all its an interesting yet intricate process where you have to work from both sides of your brain, the right brings in the emotional beauty aspect while the left adds the functionality and wearability.

5. Some brides want to be classic and some want to be more modern but how can a bride bridge the gap and incorporate a bit of both into her look?

Easy buy one of my gowns. I strive to walk that line with every collection.

6. In your opinion, what is the largest misconception about bridal gowns; what is the number one piece of advice you would give a bride?

I know in most cases this is the first real gown that girls will be wearing, but don’t turn it into a costume, don’t let the gown wear you. That doesn’t mean don’t try new things, because experimenting within parameters is a great way to discover good looks, but keep it simple. Lace or embroidery are beautiful ways of adding interest, especially if done tastefully, but they should work to bring the focus back to you. Also don’t add too many things to the look, sometimes less is more. It all depends on the person and the dress in question, but ultimately when you look in the mirror, does it feel like you?

Our Liancarlo trunk show will be running July 31st through August 2nd. To schedule an appointment simply call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com

 

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Carolina Herrera Trunk Show June 12-14th

For her spring 2015 bridal collection Carolina Herrera featured several trends, all with the timeless flare and elegance she is known for. Ball gowns, plunging necklines, embroidered appliqué, and lace ruled the runways this season. Ms. Herrera definitely did not miss a beat, showcasing each trend in her own way. Brides can try on the latest styles from the designer at her trunk show starting tomorrow and running through Saturday, just call 202 965-4686 or email info@carinsbridal.com for your appointment. Here are some of our favorite looks from her collection…

 

“Chloe” features an exaggerated ball gown shape with clean lines for a crisp and sophisticated aesthetic.

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“Cassidy” features a plunging neckline and sleek skirt.

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“Clementine” features embroidered appliqué. This fit to flare gown has a hint of sparkle for a soft yet glamourous look.

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“Camelia” features a lace bateau neckline and romantic bridal feel.

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Bridal Market Spring 2015: Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

As day one of Bridal Market for Spring 2015 came to an end, the girls at Carine’s Bridal Atelier choose some of our top picks from some of our favorite designers:

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Bridal Market Spring 2015: InstaRecap

Yesterday marked the start of Bridal Market for Spring 2015! We traveled to New York to see the newest trends in bridal fashion… and to see some old and new friends in the industry! See below for an InstaRecap from our first day at market:

 

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