Ok…so this is my first forray into the land of blog. It’s sort of like visiting a foreign country… many things to see (or in this case talk about) and trying to decide what to see first!!

Since I recently returned from the National Bridal Market held in Chicago, this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about some of the new trends we saw for the Spring 2012 bridal season. I had a wonderful time taking in fashion shows from a variety of bridal designers and noted some very definite trends.

First, there were sashes….lots and lots of sashes!!!! Be they black, mocha, blingy or flowery…they were everywhere. We picked up lots of great options from Maggie Sottero, Kittychen Couture and Bel Aire Bridal. If you are going to be looking for a quick way to change up your dress from ceremony to reception you won’t be short on options!!!

The next big trend is towards gowns with a little more coverage….and yes almost every line had their version of the Kate Middleton dress (I picked up the one from Casablanca…..loved the idea that their dress had a lace jacket that was easily removed.) But, if long lace sleeves aren’t what you are looking for, do not despair…..there are so many detachable cap sleeves….keyhole backs….lace caplets and even a nifty little tulle stole option that your shoulders may fall in love with.

And speaking of tulle….there were lots and lots of tulle dresses. From ballgowns to mermaids tulle was plentiful!!! It was polka dotted…it was caught-up… was piecy….it was full and flirty and it was everywhere!!!!!

And of course no bride is complete without accessories…..and Bel Aire Bridal had so many wonderful veils, tiaras, head pieces, flowers and facinators that no bride will have to fret about the finishing touches.

I can’t wait for the new looks to start coming into the salon. Rumor has it that I might even receive our first new dress from the Kittychen Couture Collection as early as next week. “Charlotte” has been up on their website for a couple of weeks and that fabulous organza confection might even make its debut as early as Wednesday, October 26th at the fashion show at Port’s O’Call Restuarant in San Pedro.

Now that wasn’t so bad!!!!  Until next time…….




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