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Winning in White

July 30, 2014 by editor 0 view
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While some brides selections tend to follow the more popular trends in bridal wear, there have been that select group who opt for more traditional gowns. The bridal industry has seen a revival in the white gowns of the past, which is a deterrent from the off-white and champagne colored gowns that had surged into popularity in past seasons.

With off-white having been the mainstay selection for brides, it is more likely this transition is owed to the seasonal change in trends oppose to the nuances of tradition and the stigmas that can go with having or not having a ...

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Television, film, and Broadway powerhouse, Kristin Chenoweth, hit the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London this past weekend. She performed hits from across her extensive career including an array of her most memorable songs and tunes including music from Wicked, Glee and Promises, Promises. Not only does she have the look and the voice, but also, she had the very thing that every star needs--a incredible dress. Happily designed for her by her friend Matthew Christopher, Chenoweth stunned the audience in a striking, sparkling, champagne embroidered gown. This lacy trumpet satin perfection complimented Kristen's figure with hourglass ...

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Roxie and Velma

July 2, 2014 by editor 0 view
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With brides caught in the anticipation of the big day and all of the maddening preparations that go into making it reality, it is important to remember that you do not have to sacrifice comfort for style. With most bridal gowns following the aesthetic tradition of overflowing grandeur and laced splendor, the new age of bridal wear calls for something more fun and stylishly functional after the ceremony. It is after all your wedding day, and comfort should be as much a part of the main event as style. Whether your selection is lengthy and regal or something more fun ...

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Vintage Inspirations

June 25, 2014 by editor 0 view
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 Tradition is a theme that is featured strongly in wedding ceremonies. While some traditions may change, fade, and even evolve, the mainstays of every bride’s big day is that of love, family and of course style. It has been a lasting tradition for the bride to wear a gown or veil that has been passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. While no doubt sentimental and somewhat nostalgic for lovers of vintage fashion, wearing your grandmother's wedding gown has fallen out of popularity. With a new resurgence of fashions and the strong emphasis put on personal style ...

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The more interesting side of creating a collection is the spark of imagination that moves a designer to create. Whether it is the striking vintage influence of the 50's, the classic glamour of the silver screen, or the minimalistic aesthetic of the modern age, the possibilities are limitless.

Currently, in the process of creating his thirteenth coming seasonal collection, Matthew spent the past several weeks brainstorming popular trends, styles, and all of the signature aesthetics that go into his namesake brand. Considering the creative (and at times maddening) process of making a collection, it is the array of stylish ...

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Bride's Best Friend

May 19, 2014 by editor 0 view
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From proposals, to invitations, all the way up to celebrating their nuptials, couples are personalizing engagements by including their pets in the activities. While most brides typically stick to tradition, there remain a select group that go against the grain in creating a memorable and unique ceremony. Though not typically what most people would think of when planning a wedding, pet lovers across the world are allowing the furry members of their family to play a larger role in the big day.

The culture of pet lovers has changed the way we do things by, adding an unexpected touch to ...

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One of the most eye-catching details of bridal wear, adding striking detail to the overall look of the gown is the accessories. It is that final piece that tops off your gown and adds just a little more glamour to your look. While you can select from a variety of accessories; bracelets brooches, and necklaces, this season's trends are centered around headpieces.  

From elaborate lacy perfection, whimsical feathery details, to the classic elegance of jeweled pins, no detail is just alike. Not at all like tiaras or crowns, this season's trend is a bit more tasteful. A smaller ...

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Bridal Expo Chicago

April 4, 2014 by editor 0 view
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It’s interesting seeing a runway show come together, from the organized

(and sometimes disorganized) chaos, to the presentation on the catwalk. Designer, Matthew Christopher, was thrilled to reveal his collection at this year’s bridal expo at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago.

 

I feel very fortunate to be one of the chosen designers to be featured on their exquisite runway,” said Matthew Christopher.

The featured designer was the highlight of the Bridal Expo Chicago, where he unveiled ten pieces of his 2014 collection to an audience of more than 500 brides to be. Though always exciting to unveil ...

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The Gold Standard

March 24, 2014 by editor 0 view
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Among the trends for bridal gowns this season, gold is amid the more popular choices for brides.  Before your imagination runs rampant with images of metallic frocks screaming with garish splendor, or the idea that gold is just too gaudy, take a moment to remember the golden rule—less is more.

 Matthew Christopher has hit on this trend at the height of its excitement with his 2014 “Devotion” Collection. You will absolutely delight in the regal style of his lavish but subtle, sophisticated gold lace and luxurious golden silks.

 A major advantage to this trend is that rich gold tones ...

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Power of a Dress

Sept. 18, 2013 by editor 0 view
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I have always known the power of a dress.  From the time that I was very young dresses have always been IT for me.  I am guessing about how old I was, but I am pretty sure I was around 8 years old when I was flipping through the family JC Penny Catalog that I saw my first wedding dress.  It was very 80’s with its big puffy sleeves and beaded Alencon lace cutouts all over the dress and they all had these pointed veil head pieces like from Luke & Laura’s wedding from General Hospital.

However, I think ...

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