We’re literally days away from NYFW, the holy season of the fashion industry where the well dressed and critiquing fashionistas descend on NYC to preview what’s hot in fashion for the coming season. And between all the shows, presentations, media lounges and parties that take place, it’s easy to miss a brand or two. So, lately more and more people have been hosting pre-NYFW events to avoid schedule conflicts. Last night I attended one such event at the Love, Alex showroom in Midtown.
Love,Alex is an accessories brand that makes gorgeous leather bags ranging from wallets, clutches, handbags, carry alls and travel worthy tote bags. From python to suede with a range of bright colors to chose from, Love,Alex is a handbag line that you need to know! In addition to looking fabulous, you can feel good about yourself as well by knowing that 30% from the sale of every item in their product line goes to support charities. The accessories line has paired up with a portfolio of charities that focus on children’s welfare and education.
Featured above are some of my favorite looks from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. For more information about Love,Alex visit their website at www.lovealex.com or follow them on Twitter @LoveAlexNewYork
As the Summer slowly phases into Fall, I’m bringing back designer profiles to usher in the October Bridal Market which is barely a month and a half away! If you follow The Anti Bridezilla then you know that bridal fashion is one of the core aspects of the site. From avant garde to couture, I’ve posted some of the top names in bridal. And this week, the TAB Style Designer Profiles comes back strong with Val Stefani, a bridal designer sister duo that continues to wow audiences and create stunning visions for the brides who wear their creations!
1. What do you think is most important for a bride to keep in mind when she selects her wedding dress?
The most important thing when a bride is selecting her wedding dress is to have fun and to have an open mind. When trying on bridal gowns they are in silhouettes that you do not normally wear so be open to different silhouettes.
2. What inspired you to begin designing bridal fashions?
We love to design bridal gowns because a bridal gown is the ultimate gown. It will be the most photographed day of a bride’s life and the occasion has the magic that only a bridal gown can deliver.
3. What do you feel is the most essential design element that every wedding gown should include?
A bridal gown should be reflection of a bride’s true style. If you are a more laid back bride that is a fan of softer flowing silhouettes or a bride that wants that princess style gown your gown should be reflection of that. You do not want to be wearing a dress you have regrets about because you were trying to make everyone else happy or being too trendy.
4. What advice would you offer a bride who’s just beginning her dress search?
We would advise to the bride to keep an open mind. What you end up falling in love with might surprise you. So relax and have fun do not be so set in thinking of only going for one type of style or embellishment.
5. Which bridal silhouette do you feel is the most universally flattering on brides?
Natural Waist A-line is a universally flattering shape. It accentuates the smallest part of the waist while flaring out over the hips and is such a timeless silhouette.