The Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Bridal Collection takes on a whimsical play of the romance and lightness of lace, one that creates a “tromp l’oeil effect.” Watch the Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Bridal Fashion Show come to life on the runway and see my response to the latest collection.
How lucky am I to represent icons?! Six days of fashion for the White Dress!
Becoming a bride is an iconic moment in one’s lifetime. Your image as a bride will live on beyond your years. This market, my thoughts were about the woman behind the image. Who is she? What she wants… Where she will marry… When will she choose her look? Why do we have weddings? How do they find their iconic look?
As a buyer you can loose sight of the task at hand as the billion-dollar business of fashion unfolds. This market I kept myself focused on the core of what I do… I find beautiful gowns that I can dress my EA Bride in to make their moment complete.Fashion is at the roots of what I love in the white dress.
I recalled my beginnings in this business as the freshness and newness of the clean, simple, and elegant statement of a bride. The special moments that occur during Market are a constant source of inspiration.
The moment a designer pushes her limits and exceeds your expectation in design. The runway presentations that are so beautiful to behold that they move you from within. Those breathtaking moments of surprise are so rewarding, when you have been in this business for over a decade. These are the ideas that move a buyer to create her spectacular assortment of gowns. As a modern day fashion curator my job is to build the best offering of the White Dress at a luxury level for my Ever After Bride.
This Market was all about finding the soul and centering oneself at the core of bridal fashion. Understand your customer, LOVE your job, and deliver nothing but the BEST value, service, and experience at this priceless moment in time. It is a true honor to work with the timeless fashion of the White Dress.READ MORE
The Spring 2014 Bridal Collections provided endless inspiration and magical moments on the runway. Below are my favorite looks from the runways and I cannot wait to see them on my showroom floor!
Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2014
Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2014
Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2014
Ulla Maija Bridal Spring 2014
Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2014
Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2014
Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2014
Friends, business partners, contemporaries- what do all of these words have in common? They all reference back to human beings and the relationships we keep. The business end of my boutique is founded within the relationships I have created in the exclusive niche that is the bridal market.Although in a completely different context, your wedding is also very much about these same relationships found throughout our lives. While planning your big day, your friends make their opinions and judgments known on who will be in your inner circle and how to share this moment and make your dream come true. Selections must be made carefully with thought and precision.
As I move forward in this business of delivering you nothing but the best in the white dress, I must look beyond traditions and build the perfect assortment of nothing but industry’s finest.
My brand Ever After houses art in my showroom that must speak to my brides through the glass casing on a very intimate level, in order to create that bridal moment. There is no room for mediocrity. Collections must deliver and connect with the woman who wears the gown. I can dress you and take you there, but I must believe in the look and approve the message being sent out. When working with the finest collections that the bridal industry has to offer, a curated look should exude beauty and luxury on every level of your bridal look.I am so blessed to hang nothing but the most sought after designers and collections that deliver nothing but the best in bridal couture season after season!
Sunday March 3rd was magical evening in the Magic City. Through my relationships with Vera Wang and Modern Luxury Brides Magazine, we were all able to bring a very special experience to the Miami bride. Vera Wang’s runway presentations are among some of the most anticipated shows during the New York Bridal Market. To bring this inspiring experience to my local Miami bride was truly a special moment for me and my team. Below are some of my favorite images from that weekend:
Event Preparations with my team of couture seamstresses and runway models
Fitting the runway models in stunning Vera Wang pieces on my showroom floor
The models dressed in the stunning creations of Vera Wang
Preparing to send the models onto the runway
A moment of serenity before the lights dim and the music starts
Celebrating an effortless runway presentation with Vera Wang’s Dee DeMeo and Erica Arkin
The Fall Ready to Wear Runways were teeming with rich colors, decadent textiles, and opulent details. Each designer showcased their inspiration to the upcoming Fall season and then I take these inspirations and see how I can translate them into the White Dress for my brides. Below are some of my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week from the fantastic designers I represent on my Ever After showroom floor.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2013
J. Mendel Fall 2013
Naeem Khan Fall 2013
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013
Vera Wang Fall 2013READ MORE
A New York minute passes us by with each turning of the page on to the next passing trend as we watch our American runways deliver functional fashion and inspirational collections for all to enjoy.
As the seasons pass, the unique elements of standout collections bring fashion to the lives of millions today. Today’s market can react at such a rapid pace because of one’s access to digital media on all of its various platforms. We have truly given a new meaning to the term instant gratification.
I feel the sense of the true meaning of the collection and the message of the designers live within the runway presentations as they breathe life into the garments. When I make the effort to travel to Fashion Week, it is to keep my finger on the pulse of the fashion industry. I bring back to my Ever After the latest trend reports and bring the relevance of the season to the White Dress.
My customers benefit from the innovation of a modern day curator of fashion who relates all of her elements back to creating breathtaking looks for one of the most memorable moments in her lifetime!READ MORE
Recently, I had the opportunity to share my personal journey to the White Dress and bringing a true fashion experience to the brides of Miami and beyond. The article was a wonderful experience to share my story and fondly look back at the past 10 years with my business.
Ocean Drive Magazine February Cover
Ocean Drive Article
Ocean Drive Article
My time in Paris at the couture shows continue to shape my creative direction from the countless emerging trends that were given life on the Paris Runways. Inspiration for the White Dress was strongly felt on the Couture Runways as white, blushes, and peaches ruled the collections. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Paris Couture Fashion Week:
Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2013
Alexis Mabille Couture Spring 2013
Chanel Couture Spring 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2013
Dior Haute Couture Spring 2013
Valentino Couture Spring 2013
Elie Saab Couture Spring 2013READ MORE