Storyline by Camille Thiry Russeler

Reem Acra Fall/Winter 2014 About the Collection

The Reem Acra bride is young, fresh and modern. Reem expresses how this collection is a reflection of the modern day bride. This collection was romantic, sensual yet modern. Every silhouette is light, and feathered like. Reem Acra’s Fall 2014 collection is all about the silhouette. A-line shapes, column dresses and fit-and-flare styles are combined with textures like organza, tulle and silk gazar. Lace has a major moment but in a modern way.

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New York City Bridal Market; Fall 2014

A singular voice reflects a congruent message to ones experience. Fashion can mean a variety of things to different people. The inside view of the fashion shows and showrooms brings a fuller understanding of the business we breathe.

Camille Thiry Russler before her first Market Appointment

 

My team of stylist each represents one singular message, to create a unique sense of the bride through beauty. We search for the inner beauty the women encompass and then we dress her to become the bride she is meant to be.

Erica Ann Arkin, VP of Vera Wang Bridal and Camille Thiry Russler during a writing appointment

 

As the showroom lights dim and the runway lights turn on, New York Bridal Fashion Week commences and brings gorgeous gowns down the many runways.  Each season, shows always bring a breathe of fresh air  with the vision for the bride being shaped and evolved by each designer showcased in our Miami Showroom.

Vera Wang’s Dee Demeo and I during our Vera Wang writing appointment

 

The fashion houses in New York such as Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Reem Acra bring a stunning offering to the selection for all of our brides. The Ever After Bride responds to the vision and falls in love with the designs these great designers create.

Vera Wang Runway show

 

The expression and voice is unique to each designers work of art for our brides to enjoy on their special day.

 

Ines di Santo Fashion Show

 

The Ines di Santo collection indulges in your red carpet spirit’s with this latest collection of sensual glamour featuring a masterful mix of light-as-air fabrics.

Veronica di Santo and models during the Ines di Santo writing appointment

 

The presentations at New York Bridal Fashion Week all provided a beautiful assortment for the upcoming Fall 2014 brides and we look forward to showcasing them in our current upcoming trunk show season.

Alberta Ferreti showroom

Ferretti offered looks that ranged from a traditional dress with lace top and tulle pleated skirt to a floaty draped number fit for a Grecian goddess.

 

Oscar de la Renta showroom

This collection Oscar de la Renta demonstrated his love for heavy laces and intricate embroideries.

 

Anna Maier Fall 2014

“Charles W. Bunstine II, the designer behind the Anna Maier ~ Ulla-Maija Couture bridal line, showed an elegant collection. He worked with rich fabrics such as duchess satin, four-ply silk, silk charmeuse, wool crepe and lace.” -WWD

Visiting with Caroline Brown, President of Carolina Herrera and Shanna Chaityn

 

This market was absolutely stunning, filled with amazing memories. I look forward to dressing all of my new EA brides in these stunning collections.

 

 

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The Journey to Your Dream Wedding Dress Experience

It begins for some during childhood with Fairy Tales, flower girls, and dress up. A girl’s fantasy of becoming a princess like Cinderella. Her dress up games. The moment she walked down the aisle as a flower girl. The wedding dress is a dream you fantasize about for years. It is a journey.

Find meaning in the journey. A gown is both an expression of a feeling and a statement. One piece can be romantic and have a high level of craftsmanship. Another, could express sophistication and elegance with clean lines and Parisian design elements. An avant-guard woman could select a modern and contemporary piece that exudes vision and modernism.

My role is to assist, guide, and direct the journey to your dress. Think of me and my EA team as storytellers, creating a woman’s styled look for her Wedding. We learn about who you are, what you think is beautiful, and how you see silhouettes, design, and fabrics. Your style and personality begin this story with Ever After. As the fashion curator for your wedding gown, I search for couture fashion for each and every one of my brides. You know what you want; we are the facilitators who make your dream dress come true.

Part of the wedding journey is selecting and experiencing these works of art. This historic garment, over time, will evoke many emotions. The image of you in this gown will last beyond your wedding and through your lifetime. It will also reside as a lasting memory of you as a woman. I and Ever After are honored to be part of the journey to your dream dress.

Journey Tips

1. Write a descriptive paragraph of your vision of you as a bride.
2. Choose your three top silhouettes.
3. Choose the three design elements you love in a gown. Ex. Beading, texture, draping
4. Choose three fabrics.
5. What iconic bridal image stands out to you? Ex. Royalty, Famous person, Socialite, Family, or Friend

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Vera Wang Fall/Winter 2014 About the Collection

 

This collection Vera Wang focused on couture and on the workmanship of these gowns. Extreme drapes, a lot of detailing, mixtures of fabrics and an array of layering. This collection was certainly a reflection of the 50′s. Vera Wang is a designer who is not afraid of changing things and it reflects in this collection, the corals, dusty roses, and pinks are absolutely stunning. Full big skirts in gorgeous pinks, and dusty rose. So feminine, Vera Wang always gives the bride a breathe of fresh air. Girls are now breaking boundaries using colors and its absolutely stunning.

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Spring 2014 Ready To Wear Collections

This season designers filled the runways of the world with colors and metallics. We saw beautiful flowy and fitted gowns appealing to all different types of women. Below are some of  my favorite looks from the Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection from the Paris and New York fashion runways! I look forward to seeing how these fabulous looks inspire the bridal collections!

 

Oscar De La Renta

Carolina Herrera

Vera Wang

J. Mendel

Reem Acra

Giambattista Valli

Elie Saab

Lanvin

Naeem Khan

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An Extraordinary Ever After Experience with Camille Thiry Russler

Camille Thiry Russler of the atelier Ever After Miami provides the most extraordinary  experience when it comes to selecting the perfect gowns for a bride’s wedding wardrobe.

When Rachel Johnson of The Thomas Faison Agency calls, Camille begins to procure the dream wedding fashion experience for her clients.

Working with Alexis Welch Stoudemire was an exceptional journey that began at New York Bridal Fashion week in October of 2012 and continued with a private showing of gowns in a  photo studio where Alexis, with her family and friends, selected her bridal look.

In January of 2013, Camille traveled to Paris to select couture pieces to complete the bride’s wedding wardrobe.

As April approached in New York we finalized her story.

Alexis was expecting through this journey and all the pieces were fitted at the atelier Ever After Miami the week of the wedding.

On the wedding day, Alexis and her bridal party were received by Camille at Ever After Miami to be dressed for the big day. “It was an honor to provide an extraordinary Ever After experience for such an exceptional woman!” -Camille Thiry Russler

Alexis Stoudemire in Giambattista Valli

Alexis Stoudemire in Oscar de la Renta

Alexis Stoudemire in J’aton Couture

Alexis Stoudemire in Giambattista Valli

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Paris Couture Fall 2013

A woman who becomes an Ever After Bride is in search of the perfect look for her personal sense of beauty for her wedding day. It is my honor to continue to present the best of the best designers for Ever After Miami.

Camille Thiry Russler and Giambattista Valli

 

It was a delight to attend Couture Fall 2013 as the streets of Paris were alive as the gorgeous summer sun streamed into the Couture showrooms.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2013

 

Traveling to Paris for fashion week I believe is unique to my world of the white dress. I make this extra effort to deliver the best most unique assortment of gowns for the bride of today.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2013

 

It seemed that the collections had a sense of electricity in comparison to what I had seen in January, when it was bitter cold and there was snow on the ground, or maybe it was just the warmth of the sun that breathed a beautiful energy into the city of Paris during fashion week.

Elie Saab Fall 2013

 

On this visit to Paris it was lovely to give another Ever After Bride a truly Extraordinary Ever After Experience as she joined me in Paris to select her dream dress.

Camille Thiry Russler and Ever After Bride, Johanna Shahnai at the Giambattista Valli Paris Couture House

 

My travels to Paris are extremely successful and my soon to be Ever After Brides will be delighted with the new arrivals from my market shopping in Paris. Au revoir Paris till we meet again…

Elie Saab Fall 2013

 

 
*If you are a bride in search for your gown take your journey to your dream dress through the Ever After Experience in my Miami Showroom or request to contact me directly if you would like to have an Extraordinary Ever After Experience.

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Fall 2013 Couture Review

Couture is fundamentally what you don’t see: the way a garment is constructed, the reason it’s done by hand, and how that literally gives shape to fashion. The modern couturier gives weight to the unseen and persuades others to do so as well. Here are some of my favorite looks from Paris Couture Fashion Week.

 

Armani Prive

Atelier Versace

Chanel

Christian Dior

Giambattista Valli

Ellie Saab

Vionnet

Valentino

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Vera Wang tells an elegant Black and White Story for her Spring 2014 Bride.

The Vera Wang Spring 2014 Bridal Collection celebrates a sense of architecture and discipline. The graphic play of black and white, the layering of new laces, texture on texture and an exploration of different volumes all express a new level of modern sensuality with a decidedly fashion edge. Take a closer look here and see my reaction to the latest collection.

 

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Fairytale Friday’s & the Magic behind the Glass Slipper

A play on the glass slipper, wedding shoes are no longer your traditional
white or ivory compliment to the white dress….and since my beginnings
in bridal in 2002 I have encouraged brides to think outside of the box
especially with their shoes!

From a beautiful sleek number, to that stunning Lady like edge, an adored
satin pump, or a pair of shoes that look and feel like a gorgeous piece
of jewelry: metallics are ruling my showroom floor this season.
Your bridal shoe is an amazing way to make your quite and a little
private statement about your personal style! This element can be the one
piece that can live on in your wardrobe.
The gown will be part of your forever iconic image on your wedding day.
Differently, your shoes can be worn on your anniversary, for that special
night with your husband or just when you decided the occasion fits your
fancy!
The Ever After Bride’s bridal fittings have been sporting these lovely
beauties and I encourage  more and more of these fabulous looks this
season!!!
” Fairytales begin with once upon a time and end with EVER AFTER”
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