Storyline by Camille Thiry Russeler

Met Gala 2014 Red Carpet Looks

There may not have been a cohesive theme at 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala but there were plenty of contenders for best dressed. For pure glamour, it’s a toss-up between Amy Adams and Taylor Swift, both of whom wore Oscar de la Renta gowns with bustle-like skirts, similar to the sheaths with emphatic bursts of tulle pioneered by Charles James, the mid-century Anglo-American couturier whose work the Costume Institute is celebrating. Emmy Rossum’s bright yellow floral strapless Caroline Herrera also had a fetchingly vintage feel.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

Alexis Stoudemire in Vera Wang

Joan Smalls in Vera Wang

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Rent

Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera

Blake Lively in a Gucci

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WWD Bridal Market Interview

The arrival of spring in New York City was the perfect season for bridal market. WWD reports live from all of the shows at this years market.

WWD describes the Carolina Herrera collection stating, “The collection highlighted layering lace treatment and silk silhouettes. Herrera placed a greater emphasis on the design of the back of the gowns with plunging lines and elegant appliques.”

As I expressed while interviewed by WWD, Camille Russler, who has owned Ever After Miami for 12 years, enthused about the abundance of soft, sensual deconstructed dresses for spring. “Each designer really kept a sense of their own signature. Vera Wang’s film was very on point as to who her customer is. Oscar showed us lots of new necklines, Carolina’s use of layering lace and embroideries was really beautiful.” said Russler, naming Ines Di Santo, Reem Acra and Ulla-Maija as few other favorites.

 

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Ines di Santo Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 About the Collection

Lush gardens and the fields of the Provencal and English countrysides were the inspiration for Ines Di Santo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Ines di Santo had such gorgeous styling really took your breath away. This collection was so ethereal and romantic, it truly gave the feel of France and a sense of old world. The introduces of gold, and her tone on tone was so gorgeous, the use of blush was so refreshing. Ines has brought such a sense of herself in her designer, she has such a passion for glamour and art you constantly see it season after season. But this collection is truly a standout for the designer.

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Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 About the Collection

In this collection you can see how the romance reflects and the vintage aspects of the 50′s is shown in this collection. Spring has sprung in the Angel Sanchez showroom. Angel Sanchez collection gave so much romance and beauty to the bride of today. His collection was so soft, and feminine absolutely on point for the bride of today. It was so elegant and refined truly should a different aspect for the bride of today. The designer showed a retro-minded collection that, with its bold architectural cuts, still had a modern feel. Floral elements, embroidery and lace all with a touch of mod inspiration defined Angel Sanchez’s most recent bridal collection. Versatility is key with additional accessories including a jewel neck cape and detachable button circle skirt.

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Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 About the Collection

The Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 Bridal collection is about softness and grace, created by the effects of layering, lace treatment and sleek silhouettes. Carolina Herrera designed this collection inspired by the Bride and how she experiences the dress. For her, hidden luxuries abound — tulle layered over embellished Chantilly and Guipure lace, over silk chiffon, supple corseting, hand-stitched seaming detail, placed laser-cutThe collection focused on ‘hidden luxuries’ such as tulle gowns that veiled a layer of embellished lace. This collection Carolina Herrera stunned all viewers on the runway.

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Reem Acra Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 About the Collection

This collection Reem Acra mixed and matched many shapes and different fabrics more so than any other collection of hers. So lovely, Reem Acra stuck to her soft silhouettes and embroideries. Her embroideries are historically know, but this collection was different the embroideries looked almost painted onto the body, it was so romantic and feminen. This collation was about being light weight like air, and it showed on the runway. Very couture like, and well studied, this collection looked far from just put together. Each dress form this collection had a signature, and emotion, it was surprising and refreshing.

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Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 About the Collection

Oscar de la Renta’s latest collation was magnificent. The whole show, and collection is so whimsical and magical. This collection had such an ease and breath of fresh air. So feminine and beautiful,  Oscar de la Renta and his collections always bring so much to the bride of today. Such a sense of fashion and timelessness, truly breathtaking. Love the essence of the beautiful soft flower girls, this collection was just beautiful and tied together so well. This Spring 2015 collection was a lesson in classic elegance. Chantilly lace, silk organza and traditional tulle took on a new life with embroidered overlays, pearlized prints and sequin detailing. Off-the-shoulder gowns and illusion necklines ruled the runway while accessories, like crystal headbands, pearl necklaces and dramatic veils, cued the romance.

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Best of the Spring 2015 Bridal Collections

The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a glimpse at what you or the betrothed ladies in your life will be wearing for their upcoming nuptials with the best looks from each of the top collections from Oscar de la renta, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Inbal Dror and more.

 

Vera Wang 2015

Vera Wang 2015

For Vera Wang’s Spring 2015 collection she said she was inspired by the “lightness of being, delicate and discipline, sensual and seductive.” The fabrics were worked in light layers of tulle and lace, with silhouettes ranging from minimal, chic columns to more intricate princess and mermaid styles. A new shape was a delicate lace shirtdress that looked modern and fresh in its simplicity.

Reem Acra Spring 2015

Reem Acra Spring 2015

 

“I spend so much time studying the bride,” Acra said backstage, adding that she makes sure to offer something for every type. Silhouettes included columns, traditional ball gowns, flattering fit-and-flares and a sweeping circular style in cascading chiffon. Known for her intricate embroideries, Acra also played with beautiful appliqués, reembroidered lace with crystal and pearl embellishments.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015

 

Oscar de la Renta took an elegant and timeless route with his bridal runway show. “We tried to cover a lot of bases with the collection, from very classic to dresses for exotic places,” he said. “The idea is always to make that girl feel very special.” To that end, a princessy floral Chantilly lace number covered the traditional ground while a cotton eyelet bikini top with matching pareo spoke to the beach-bound bride.

Carolina Herrera “Charlotte” 2015

Carolina Herrera “Catarina” 2015

Carolina Herrera stuck with her roots as this collection focused on “hidden luxuries” such as tulle gowns that veiled a layer of embellished lace. While many looks were traditional and romantic — the embroidered gown in degradé lace with a crystal belt, for example — Herrera also featured a few more modern numbers such as the two styles done in laser-cut lace motifs — one all over and the other as an appliquéd detail — for a cool edge.

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

The rise of fascination for our Israeli designers has been a new offering for the bride of today. Ever After Miami commissioned Inbal Dror for creating the unique assortment for the collection in our Miami showroom. Her sense of editorial imagery has brought a new customer through our doors.

 

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New York Bridal Fashion Week; Spring 2015 Collections

As the flowers begin to blossom in Manhattan, the excitement of Bridal Market takes over the city. The Spring 2015 collections are highly anticipated and sought after.

The start to an amazing Bridal Market 

 

Dee DeMeo and I during a Vera Wang writing appointment

 

Vera Wangs Spring 2015 collections presented a mixture of ethereal lace and tulle skirts. The 2015 collection features that classic Wang elegance throughout.

Admiring the absolutely stunning Vera Wang Spring 2015 Collection and choosing the perfect gowns for my beautiful Ever After

 

A stunning lace webbed piece from the Spring 2015 Vera Wang collection

Christina Gutierrez and I at the Reem Acra Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Show

 

Reem Acra’s latest wedding dress collection “Mirror, Mirror” boasts a diversity of fabrics from stretch satin to silk chiffon and layers of tulle. The gorgeous silhouettes include column sheaths, more traditional ball gowns and flattering fit-and-flares covered in luxury accents like pearls, crystals and lace appliques. This collection looked breathtaking on the runway and would make any bride feel like an ethereal princess.

Reem Acra Spring 2015

 

On my way to the next show, Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta in this Spring 2015 collection took an elegant and timeless route for this bridal runway

Carolina Herrera Spring 2015

 

The collection focused on ‘hidden luxuries’ such as tulle gowns that veiled a layer of embellished lace.

Being Interviewed after the show by Video Fashion

 

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Zuhair Murad Bridal Spring 2015

 

I have a true fascination with the white dress and love the opportunity to bring these lovely works of art to my #EABride on the showroom floor at Ever After!

 

Zuhair Murad Spring 2015

 

Ines di Santo Spring 2015

The end to a fabulous trip to market. So excited to style all of my new brides in these stunning collections.

 

As I expressed while interviewed by WWD I was enthused by the abundance of soft, sensual deconstructed dresses for spring. “Each designer really kept a sense of their own signature. Vera Wang’s film was very on point as to who her customer, Oscar showed us lots of new necklines, Carolina’s Use of layering lace and embroideries was really beautiful.”

 

 

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An Extraordinary Ever After experience in Panama

This month I had the absolute pleasure of dressing EA bride Johana Shahani for her wedding in Panama, it was a spectacular weekend filled with love and memories.

Camille T. Russler on the Panama Canal

 

 

Working with Johanna Shahanni was an exceptional journey that began at Paris Fashion week.

 

Johana Shahani and I at her appointment at Giambattista Valli in Paris

 

Camille traveled to Paris with the gorgeous bride to select couture pieces to complete the bride’s wedding wardrobe.

Camille T. Russler and the stunning couple at their ceremony

The night was incredible, the mood was spectacular and the reception was on a private island for the Newlyweds. Truly a journey, a night that will not be forgotten.

The stunning couple walking into there reception

The gorgeous EA bride and Camille Thiry Russler on a truly magical night. Such an incredible journey with so many beautiful memories, thank you!

 

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