Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 Trunk Show – Q&A

Location:

Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Date:

August 26-29th, 2010



Ambiance:

Whimsical branches, leaves, butterflies, flowers, wheat stalks, and feathers

floating gracefully throughout the store with a gentle breeze.



Collection:

“A Field of Dreams”




Tulle, Roses & Feathers Oh My….



Inspired by delicate beauty found in nature.

Butterflies, branches, twigs, wheat stalks, and feathers were woven into soft layers of tulle

and dainty re-embroidered flowers were appliqued onto lace corsets.

Bringing the garden party indoors.

Just some soft, whimsical details Monique Lhuillier graced us with…

This season we met the new addition to the family, “Sophia.”

You can tell Jack didn’t want to be in the picture…

Cute family portrait!



(Photo courtesy of moi … during bridal market as I “oohh-ed” and “ahhh-ed”

and dreamed of myself graciously walking through a field of beauty.)



“Addie”- a soft 3/4 sleeved tulle mermaid dress with floral embroidered appliques.





“Arielle”- a strapless lace mermaid gown with lace capelet with

stand collar and pearl buttons that exudes elegance and sophistication.

“Augustine”- Lacquered re-embroidered strapless corset with a full A-line skirt.

“Cassie”- Re-embroidered strapless lace gown with a tiered trumpet skirt.



“Chandler”- Rosette embroidered v-neck sheath.



“Demi”- a strapless asymmetric sheath with side slit.

The draping on this gown brings out the inner goddess in any bride.



“Georgia”- a strapless asymmetrically draped trumpet gown.



“Guliana”- a re-embroidered lace jewel neckline corset with

hand tufted skirt with ruched waistband.




“Jules”- a fun and flirty short dress … perfect as a reception dress.

Pair it with a fun pair of heels and dance the night away.





“Leisel”- a cross hatch embroidered tulle gown with jewel neckline and hand tufted skirt

with a cross hatch embroidered tulle veil.



“Lydia”- a simple chic strapless gown with an exaggerated trumpet skirt.





“Maya”- embroidered allusion tulle strapless hi-low gown with handmade tulle rosettes.



“Precious”- a draped strapless bodice with trumpet skirt with cascading butterflies.





a close up of the intricate cascading butterflies.



“Shelby”- a strapless sweetheart drop waist gown with

a cascading ruffle flower skirt.





“Tinsley”- a strapless gown with a full origami skirt.



“Vanessa”- a strapless trumpet gown with organza stripes.



“Addison”- a sweetheart strapless ballgown with rosette skirt.





“Daisy”- a strapless floral corset top with a 3 tiered floral skirt.





“Dasha”- an asymmetrically draped elongated strapless bodice

with rosette skirt.





“Falvia”- a strapless embroidered corset with full feather like skirt.




“Rafaela”- a capped sleeved corset with a full A-line ruffle skirt.

We got a chance to ask the busy Monique a few questions

about the trends of the Spring 2011collection…



Q: Everyone wants to know Monique, how did you know you wanted to be in the bridal industry?

A: I think my mom tells it best. “She was just 17 years old when she went to the

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) to enroll, one had to be 18

to enroll there. But because of her perseverance, guts and talent, she was able to convince the

school administrations that she can do it. They gave her a chance.When she got married at 23,

she designed all of her bridesmaid dresses. After her wedding, there were business cards

waiting at the front desk for her.”

“They were left by people asking if I could design for their weddings. I knew there was some opportunity

for me, so I decided to join the industry,” says Monique.

Q: What is the theme for the Spring 2011 Collection? Where do you draw your inspiration?

A: Ethereal is the theme! Butterflies, branches, twigs, wheat stalks, and feathers all

delicately woven into the collection.

Lots of texture is created with organza, tulle, floral embroideries, appliqued

into sheer corsets with whimsical skirts. The trumpet silhouette is very strong this season

with a dreamy twist. Romance is back!

Q:Where did the inspiration of the title, “A Field of Dreams,” come from?

A: When I think about “a field of dreams,”

I imagine a beautiful girl with long wavy hair

dancing around graciously in a field full of

flowers, butterflies, feathers, and leaves

with the sun beaming on her.



Q: Have colored gowns (pale tints of pink, green, purple, latte, etc.) become

more and more popular?

A: We have always used versions of ivory and neutrals. Whether it is latte,

which is most popular or a cameo pink, sage green lining; the use of pastels

has been a part of our bridal since the beginning.

As we transform the store into

“A Field of Dreams” …

I get more and more excited each day.

As a warning, the Monqiue Lhuillier Trunk Shows

get a little hectic … don’t worry there won’t be any

screaming or hair pulling,

at least on our part 😉

If you have any questions at all,

please feel free to ask.

Trying to gracefully dance around in my field of dreams,

Carine