photo courtesy of bhldn.com
You heard me right, ladies! Anthropologie – a Bohemian beauty’s fashion dream come true – has recently announced the launch of their antique-chic and highly hipster line of wedding dresses and accessories!
The spin-off shop, BHLDN (pronounced “Beholden”), is linked directly from their main site and has been causing “ooh’s and aww’s” since its launch on Monday, February 14 (aka Valentine’s Day, aka a day for lovers!) But this 24 carat nugget of golden information has left me with paradoxical pangs of bittersweet in my belly.
Why, bittersweet? You may ask…
Well, the sweetness comes in because A) I love love love me some Anthropologie diggs and B) with modern day weddings doing all kinds of rewinds back to vintage valor, no one could possibly dress a bride to impress better than Anthro-to-the-pologie!
So how could there possibly be a bitter? You might continue…
That’s easy. Because unlike all my bride-to-be beauties out there right now, I’m already hitched and can’t capitalize on this gem! Haha!
For cereal, their stuff is increds! Their gowns range in price from $600 to $4000, and it would be best if you didn’t even get me started on the accessories! If you’re a lady in waiting looking to be the ultimate vintage vixen, you needn’t look any further than their line of shut-up-these-SHOES-are-increds, jazztastic jewelry, couture cover-ups, ooh la la lingerie or adorably unique hair adornments!
Don’t believe me? Go their yourself or simply check out the sampling below:
Pleated Fantasy Gown $3600, Floral Artwork Dress $1800, Eyelet Medley Sheathe $1000 (courtesy of bhldn.com)
Floating Peony Headband $60, Botanical Garden Headband $460, Velvet Cocktail Hat $495 (courtesy of bhldn.com)
Agave Peep-Toes $350, Bow-Topped Slingbacks $310, Beaded Brocade Slingbacks $310 (courtesy of bhldn.com)
Portraiture Bolero $150, Feather Bolero $350, Bow-Topped Bolero $120 (courtesy of bhldn.com)
Neo Triple Strand $350, Pave Marvel Earrings $188, Namesake Beaded Bracelets $180.00 (courtesy of bhldn.com)
Vanity Table Peignoir $250, Joie de Vivre Netted Chiffon Bra $82, Knotted Gamine Thong $38 (courtesy of bhldn.com)
February 17, 2011
According to theknot.com, there are several wedding dress trends brides should be on the lookout for in 2011, and Marilyn’s Keepsakes is proud to put our stamp of approval on some of our faves!
Trend #1: Dainty Dots
From the sweet and sophisticated to the modern and modish, dotting your bridal gown with this girly trend is the perfect way to accent your look without taking away from your overall appeal.
Designer: Christos (photos courtesy of christosbridal.com)
Trend #2: Billowy Skirts
Frothy layers of sex appeal come to life when you modernize the ball gown with oversized layers of soft chiffon and tulle fabrics.
Designer: David Fielden (photos courtesy of kleinfeldbridal.com)
Trend #3: Spirals
Razzle Dazzle ‘em with oodles of ra-ra-ruffles when you walk down the aisle in these diva details complete with stylish pleats and flair-worthy levels.
Designer: Marchesa (photo courtesy of theknot.com)
Trend #4: Keyhole Necklines
Creating a vintage inspired, peek-a-boo treat that brides will love, keyhole necklines are a unique blend of modern trend and retro-chic.
Designer: Monique Lhuillier (photos courtesy of moniquelhuillier.com)
Trend #5: Tiny Tiers
Complementary to all body types, this type of soft rouching does a fabulous job for creating form flattering lines and soft silhouettes.
Designer: Alvina Valenta (photos courtesy of jlmcouture.com)
Trend #6: Full Blooms
Love will be in full bloom when you blossom down the runway, err, I mean aisle in a gown raptured by Springtime magic. Whether highlighting one centerpiece blossom or creating a frock of full of florals, you’ll surely make friends and family “ooh and ahh” with this trendy treat.
Designer: Allure Couture & Bridals (photos courtesy of allurebridals.com)
Trend #7: Sheer Coverage
Sexiness personified. Revel in the revealing appeal of sheer coverage when you dance your wedding night away in one of couture’s most current and up-to-date looks.
Designer: Pnina Tornai (photos courtesy of kleinfeldbridal.com)
Trend #8: Separates
Who needs a full on wardrobe change when you can simply swap out elements. When you dress to impress with exchangeable pieces, you’ll easily create a look that can go from fun and flirty to dramatic and girly.
Designer: Melissa Sweet (photo courtesy of theknot.com)
Trend #9: Modified Mermaid Silhouettes
Want the uber sexiness or mermaid styles without cutting your movement ni half? Then, look no further that with these softer, fit ‘n’ flare styles that start to expand out just above the knee.
Designer: Vera Wang (photos courtesy of verawang.com)
Trend #10: Embellished Belts
Define your waist with class when you decorate it with a beautiful belt, embellished crystals, pearls, beads and bobbles.
Designer: Romona Keveza (photos courtesy of legendsbyromonakeveza.com)
January 31, 2011