Shop for a Cause- Jewelry Event Benefitting St. Jude’s

Wedding season is in full swing and when it comes to taking care of last minute details brides can get overwhelmed. Many brides ask, “What do I get my bridesmaids?!” Don’t panic! In the spirit of our Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid trunk show, Carine’s Bridal Atelier has partnered with Stella & Dot to find your bridesmaids the perfect gifts. We will be hosting a jewelry event on July 9th from 6pm-8pm and the best part is 50% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! Who knows, maybe you could take a much needed break from wedding planning and treat yourself too! You can come in, shop, sip, and help save lives just follow this link to RSVP…

Here are some amazing pieces available from Stella & Dot as well as other gifts ideas for your girls..

Colorful and on trend best describe these gorgeous earrings.

Norah Chandeliers $49


Retro and geometric patterns make this bracelet standout.

Macey Bangle $39


This necklace can add just the right pop of color to any outfit.

Coral Cay Necklace $98


These gold earrings have a lot of movement perfect for day or night.

Reverie Chandeliers $39


A classic gold link bracelet is a jewelry classic, this one hits the mark by not being too thin or chunky.

Jackie Link Bracelet $69


If you’re looking for some other options here are some of our other favorite things…

Your girls will feel instantly luxurious with a silk robe in their favorite color. It’s thoughtful and a glamourous staple every woman should have in her closet.

Silk Robe by Natori $98



If you are having a destination wedding, chic travel accessories can make the journey even more fun.

Henri Bendel Laundry Set $48



A unique clutch is definitely something your bridesmaids can use again. If a clutch is dressy but not too “evening” your girls can wear it for a night out or dress it up for another wedding. Depending on her style you could go for something more classic or funky but still special either way.

Hexagonal Clutch by Tasha $48




Knuckle Clasp Clutch by Tasha $78



Most women love receiving a “little blue box” but what makes this necklace special is the message behind it. The olive leaf or olive branch has long been associated with friendship, what better way to show your girls how much they mean to you?

Paloma Picasso “Olive Leaf Vine” sterling silver pendant by Tiffany & Co. $175









Spring is Here!

Spring is here, spring is here and with spring comes cocktail parties, special dinner  dates, formals, weddings, and rehearsal dinners! This is the start of my favorite season. What is a girl to wear to all of their fun springtime events? We have the answer…

Check these beauties out; they just came in this week! Give us a call to set up an appointment to come see our latest evening wear addition to the shop.


Kay Unger, Style Number 124047, Pink


Badgley Mischka, Style Number SC1059, Peach


Kay Unger, Style Number 124041, Brown/pink


Badgley Mischka, Style Number SC1065, Peach


Kay Unger, Style Number 124031, Pearl


David Meister, Style Number ZRAT9956, Cerise


Kay Unger, Style Numbers 30J562 and 30S565, Ivory/white


Kay Unger, Style Number 30D563, Ivory/white


Kay Unger, Style Number 124104, Sage


Carmen Marc Valvo, Style Number 10922, Platnium

One Dress: Two Generations

I love this David Meister dress from Carine’s Bridal Atelier because it works so well for so many women. From a mother of the bride to a guest of the wedding or even a bride to be. The sheen of the fabric gives the dress an evening flair and is so unique in its texture. The cap sleeve and ruching at the side provides coverage and a flattering shape for more mature women while the gold hardware and cut out detail at the neckline puts a fun twist on the typical cocktail dress for a younger feel as well.

This dress should be paired with simple accessories since the fabric has so much life. I would wear a shoe with some metallic detail in a simple shape. For a more mature woman a lower heel and less shine tends to work better.

For a younger look a shoe with a simple shape still works but a higher heel makes more of a statement.
Earrings are all you need to top off this look. For a mother of the bride or mature guest I would go with a classic option like this glamourous stud.
For a bride or younger guest, something more linear and sassy is the best match.
Your CBA stylist,
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Introducing Evening Wear at Carine’s Bridal Atelier

With summer coming to an unfortunate quick halt,

if anyone else is like me …

we’re already having the ‘end of summer blues.’
Luckily, fall and winter brings the season of glam and glitz

for galas, formal balls and holiday parties.

So with that being said, we are starting fall with an

Evening Wear Trunk Show

September 6th-12th, 2011

Our featured designers are …

Monique Lhuillier and Theia

What is Theia?

Theia is the latest addition Carine’s.

We are beginning to carry evening wear

and thought that Theia would be the perfect choice.

Designer Don O’Neill describes Theia Collection as,

“The Theia Collection was created

to bring out a woman’s inner goddess.

The goddess Theia, who ruled during the Greek golden age,

inspires the collection.

Her incredible power was the gift of light;

all that she gazed upon glittered,

becoming luminous and radiant.

She imbued gold and silver with their shine.”

A sneak peak of the Theia Collection …

To View Collection: Theia

To add to the growing Monique Lhuillier Family,

we are introducing Monique Lhuillier Evening Wear.

A sneak peek of what’s to come …

To View Collection: Monique Lhuillier

Appointments for evening wear runs like our bridal appointments.

Be sure to give us a call at 202.965.4696

or email us

to schedule your appointment!

What a way to end the summer!

After seeing all of these dresses,

I can’t help but wish I was going to a ball or gala.

(If you know anyone who needs a date, let me know!)

Awaiting my invitation,